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Defying all laws of competitive economics, climate change, and technological progress, the Ohio House has voted in a ratepayer-funded bailout for two aging nuclear power plants on Lake Erie, and two even older coal burners, one in Indiana, but owned by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation, based in Piketon. According to Politico, a senior adviser […]

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In Opioid Trial, Oklahoma Accuses Johnson & Johnson of Being Drug “Kingpin”

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham Trump Is Trying to Ban Climate Science Because… Obama? US Abortion Rights Activists Can Draw Inspiration From Ireland Big Oil Pushes Corporate-Friendly Carbon Tax to Halt Green New Deal Wave Philosopher Herbert Marcuse on the Rise of Fascism in Europe Key US Allies in the Middle East […]

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Ontario Government Drastically Cuts Legal Aid and Ends Aid for Refugee and Immigration Matters

May 29, 2019           |                                       

There are some important changes that are going to impact refugees and even Permanent Residents in Canada. In the Ontario budget, released on April 11, 2019, Legal Aid Ontario’s funding was $133 million less in fiscal year 2019-2020 than the $456 million it had anticipated.1 In 2020 Legal Aid Ontario will somehow have to operate […]

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<!– –> Former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) is by far the richest Democratic presidential contender, with an estimated net worth ranging from $56 million to $280 million, according to personal financial disclosure data. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Check out the net worth and financial disclosures of the 2020 Democrats. For a detailed analysis of President Donald […]

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Flat tax, privileges to rich regions, restrictions on migrants, emphasis on “security”. This is Matteo Salvini’s agenda for the Italian government in the aftermath of the European elections. The ‘Lega’ (League), the party he leads, now running the country in coalition with the Five Star Movement, has won big on May 26 obtaining 34.3% of […]

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<!– –> House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has already raised $21 million for House Republican candidates and parties through two megadonor-backed joint fundraising committees. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Wealthy megadonors typically waste little time distributing a flurry of maximum contributions to candidates of their preferred political party. Just three months into the 2020 cycle, two dozen […]

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The Coalition of the US Justice Department and GE against Alstom

April 20, 2019           |                                       

France doesn’t know it, but we are at war with the US. … Yes, the Americans are hard-nosed, they are voracious, they want unilateral global dominance. It is an unknown war, an ongoing war, with no apparent deaths and yet a war to the death. — François Mitterand A Frenchman called Frédéric Pierucci, with co-author […]

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Trump Campaign Pulls in Unprecedented Fundraising in First Quarter

April 18, 2019           |                                       

Mike Gravel Is Running for President — But He Doesn’t Want to Win Officer Attack on Teen Reignites National Debate on Cops in Schools Israel Uses Animal Rights to Distract From War Crimes Don’t Listen to Barr—Read Mueller’s Words Yourself Noam Chomsky Says the Green New Deal Is Exactly the Right Idea Good Samaritans Punished […]

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Nuclear Lobbying Power: NJ Utility Customers Will Pay $300M In Subsidies

April 18, 2019           |                                       

TRENTON, N.J. — After a long, expensive lobbying effort over the fate of nuclear power in New Jersey, the energy company PSEG on Thursday secured $300 million in subsidies for the state’s aging nuclear plants. It was an important victory for PSEG, which had threatened to close the three plants, and for the nuclear power […]

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Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Now that Mueller’s $40 million Humpty Trumpty investigation is over and found wanting of its original purpose (to retire Trump), perhaps the ruling class can return without interruption to the business of destroying the world with ordnance, greenhouse gases, and regime changes. A few more CIA-organized blackouts in Venezuela (it’s […]

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<!– –> Freshman Democratic Reps. Katie Hill (D-Calif.) and Antonio Delgado (D-N.Y.) raised a combined $1.3 million in the first quarter of 2019, contributing to record fundraising by House Democrats. House Democrats have already raised nearly $56 million in their quest to keep control of the lower chamber in 2020, far more than they did […]

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More than twenty years ago Charles Lewis noted in The Buying of the Congress that for most Americans the national legislature is “a distant abomination.” You can put the emphasis on “distant”—fewer than half the citizenry can name their representative and even fewer can name both their senators. Or you can emphasize the “abomination,” since […]

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<!– –> (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) President Donald Trump’s campaign reported raising $30.3 million in campaign funds in the first quarter of the 2020 presidential race, according to FEC filings. With the eye-popping fundraising haul, Trump flirts with record-breaking numbers. Only Hillary Clinton collected more in the first quarter of a presidential campaign — $36 million […]

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<!– –> Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and her husband, Mark Kelly, who is running for Senate in Arizona as a Democrat (Alex Wong/Getty Images) With two well-funded candidates already building war chests, the Arizona Senate contest has the makings of an ultra-competitive race. Sen. Martha McSally had a strong first quarter, raising $2.1 […]

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