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Of Course This Happened in Illinois. Why Wouldn’t It?

May 31, 2019           |                                       

Members of the Bet on Main Street Coalition walked to the Illinois State Capitol on May 8 to speak to lawmakers. The group, funded by the video gambling industry, opposes a tax increase on video gambling. (Whitney Curtis, special to ProPublica Illinois) Anyway, this is all to say, please ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit […]

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Memorial to “the victims of the Nazis”, Budapest. Fascists are obsessed with history. Their ideology is less a doctrine about the economy or the future and more a story about identity and the past. It is harvested from half-truths about great victories and cruel injustices, spun into national myths about superiority and struggle, and applied […]

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Screenshot: Opening to Tony Hall’s address to the Royal Television Society, September 20, 2018. YouTube. The BBC as a broadcasting organisation will be 100 years old in 2022. Whether it can survive in its current form much into its second century is a vital matter of national interest. As Tony Hall, the current Director-General made […]

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The Week In Russia: Novichok Charges, The Putin Show, And Final Farewells

September 7, 2018           |                                       

Editor’s Note: To receive Steve Gutterman’s Week In Russia each week via e-mail, subscribe by clicking here. Britain named, charged, and published photographs of the two alleged Russian military intelligence officers it says traveled to England on a mission to kill an ex-spy with a Novichok nerve agent. Iconic crooner Iosif Kobzon and Russia-backed separatist […]

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A Baby Was Separated From Her Uncle at the Border. Three Months Later, Her Mother Is Still Trying to Get Her Back.

July 16, 2018           |                                       

Ferrera poses for an ID picture (top) and takes a DNA test (bottom) to send to the U.S. government, hoping it will be the last step in a monthslong process to get her 1-year-old daughter released from HHS custody. (Spike Johnson for ProPublica) To Ferrera, the process has felt maddeningly opaque. Each day that passes […]

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Israel has intensified its crippling blockade of the Gaza Strip by closing the only crossing for commercial goods. Former Gaza health minister Dr. Basem Naim discusses the impact on a devastated health system and says that Palestinians will continue their weekly protests for freedom The post Israel Shuts Vital Crossing, But Gazans Will Not ‘Die […]

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Following Massive Layoffs, the Denver Post Is in Distress

June 3, 2018           |                                       

Deportation Looms for 9,000 Nepali Immigrants Displaced by Devastating Earthquake Bernie Sanders Seems Busier Pursuing Progressive Laws Than the Presidency Noam Chomsky’s Political Analysis Comes to Life in Graphic Novel “Ludicrous”: Critics Slay Memo From Trump Lawyers Claiming President Above the Law What Fossil Fuels and Factory Farms Have in Common Beyond Honey Bees: Wild […]

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