1

Nika Knight – Sanders and Dems Demand Betsy DeVos Pay $5.3 Million Fine for Campaign Finance Violations

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s Education Secretary pick, “brazenly disregarded” Ohio election laws, says a group of Democratic senators led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Those senators, including Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), are demanding in an open letter that DeVos pay the $5.3 million fine levied by the state in …

1

Nadia Prupis – ‘Fascist Rhetoric’ Becoming Commonplace in US and Europe: UN

The “rhetoric of fascism” is on the rise in the U.S. and Europe, a United Nations official warned on Thursday, a disturbing trend that puts “unprecedented pressure” on human rights standards around the world. “Anti-foreigner rhetoric full of unbridled vitriol and hatred is proliferating to a frightening degree, and is increasingly unchallenged,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the U.N. human …

United States of America and Russia

Brandon Turbeville – Russia Calls For “Emergency” UN Security Council Meeting Regarding US Bombing Of Syrian Military

After the United States launched an attack against Syrian forces in Deir al-Zour early on Saturday morning, Russia is now calling for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council and an immediate explanation from the United States. The Americans claim that the bombing was merely a mistake; however, it is hard to make that claim when the two sides were in battle with one …

1

Ramzy Baroud – Beware ‘Sunni-Stan’: Neocons are Back and Their ‘Vision’ is Darker than Ever

Considering the damage that the neocons have already done, surely no good can come from the policy recommendations of John Bolton and his clique. John Bolton is a tarnished character. The once United States Ambassador to the United Nations is now promoted as a ‘scholar’ in the pro-Israel lobby group, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Bolton is not a peacemaker, …

bill clinton

15 Ways Bill Clinton’s White House Failed America and the World By AlterNet Staff

Bill Clinton remains one of America’s most popular presidents. A national poll last March by NBC and the Wall Street Journal found [3] 56 percent of Americans had a clearly favorable view of Clinton. That’s long been true for African Americans—from novelist Toni Morrison famously calling him the “first black president [4]” while in office, to books explaining [5] his appeal after his presidency ended. Clinton has used this …