The world took a step closer to a Saudi nuclear bomb last week when President Donald Trump met with representatives from the US nuclear power industry. The meeting focused on reviving the stagnant US nuclear energy sector by promoting exports of nuclear technology to developing countries, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. More
Source: When Saudi Arabia Gets the Bomb
The revelation that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe authorized a national security investigation in President Donald Trump has driven the president and his supporters into a fury, reopening longstanding narratives about how there was a “Deep State” plot to overthrow him from the very beginn
Source: Far-right outlet calls for waterboarding Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe for betraying Trump – Alternet.org
The U.S. military generally refuses to pay for cleaning up the contamination it has caused.
Source: The U.S. Military Is Poisoning Germany
When Ilhan Omar was elected to the Congress, it was safe to assume that a fierce racist backlash would follow.
Source: Omar Is Being Attacked Because She Poses a Challenge to White Supremacy
Brentwood Tent City vs Brentwood Homeless Veterans, Veteran homelessness outside the VA
Source: Brentwood Tent City vs Brentwood Homeless Veterans
Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft, doesn’t have a problem with the idea of raising taxes on the rich, but he also believes “extreme” proposals like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% marginal tax rate on income over $10 million are “missing the big picture.”
Source: Bill Gates: Tax plans like Ocasio-Cortez’s are ‘extreme’ and ‘missing the picture’ – MarketWatch
The idea of weaponizing the border reaches back to at least the 1970s, when the U.S. began to turn its attention away from the Vietnam War.
Source: How the U.S. Weaponized the Border Wall
Christy Thornton, an assistant professor of sociology and Latin American studies, discusses more.
Source: Trial of El Chapo Highlights Failure of War on Drugs
In conversation with Robert Scheer, veterans Ron Kovic and Maj. Danny Sjursen trace the United States’ violent trajectory since the Vietnam War.
Source: The Great Con of American Patriotism