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The U.S. government seized the cargo of four ships, including the Bella, the U.S. Justice Department confirmed Friday. (Photo: DOJ) News
Further Escalating Tensions, Trump Administration Seizes Alleged Iranian Fuel Bound for Venezuela
Iran's ambassador to Venezuela, Hojad Soltani, said that neither the ships nor their owners are Iranian but did not address whether the gasoline came from his country.
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The Covid-19 crisis has "amplified one of the worst flaws in our society, namely the 'me-first' greed of corporate chieftains," writes Hightower.  (Photo: iStock) Views
This Pandemic Brings Out the Worst in Our CEOs
Last year, CEOs signed a pledge to be better corporate citizens. Then the pandemic hit.
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 "Just as enacting Social Security was a solution 85 years ago, expanding Social Security, while requiring the wealthy to pay their fair share, is a solution we should embrace today," writes the authors. (Photo: Courtesy of AFGE, Flickr | CC 2.0) Views
Happy 85th Birthday to Social Security—Crown Jewel of the New Deal
Just as enacting Social Security was a solution 85 years ago, expanding Social Security, while requiring the wealthy to pay their fair share, is a solution we should embrace today.
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"Social Security has protected workers from some of the costliest hazards and vicissitudes of life," writes Richtman, "including loss of income from retirement, disability, and the death of a family breadwinner" writes Richtman. (Photo: Daniel Grill/iStock/via Getty Images) Views
On Its 85th Anniversary, 'No Damn Politician' Should Be Allowed To Scrap Social Security
On this anniversary, we must renew our commitment to preserving and expanding Social Security in the face of these relentless efforts to undermine it.
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All the Lying
Sharpiegate. Getty Image Finally. After over 20,000 lies during his 174 years besmirching the office, a patriot and real live journalist went to the duplicitous belly of the beast during its daily hate speech, soon after some slimy birther crap about Kamala Harris. "Mr. President," asked HuffPost...
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Watchdog Warns Unchecked Covid-19 Contact Tracing Apps Threaten Workers With 'Dystopian Mass Surveillance'
As competing bills aimed at privacy rights make their way through Congress, employers mull the use of apps to quell the spread of Coronavirus in the workplace.
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A man scoops leaked oil from MV Wakashio, a vessel that is owned by a Japanese company but Panamanian-flagged, which ran aground near Blue Bay Marine Park off the coast of southeast Mauritius on August 8, 2020. (Photo: Jean Aurelio Prudence/L'Express Maurice/AFP via Getty Images) News
Oil Spill's Damage to Marine Area Around Mauritius 'Substantial' and Maybe 'Irreversible,' Expert Warns
"There are very few such marine areas with such rich biodiversity left on the planet. An oil spill like this will impact almost everything there."
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As GOP Blocks Covid Relief, Experts Warn of 'Wave of Despair' and Devastating Anecdotes Show Crisis Already Here
"I feel truly abandoned by this country," one person posted on Reddit's unemployment page this week.
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 Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., is interviewed by CQ Roll Call in his Cannon Building office on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Views
Why I Am Voting No on the Democratic Party Platform
History teaches us that the Democratic Party has sometimes faced an issue so great that it alone should be the yardstick for measuring the wisdom of voting for or against the platform. This is one of those times. And Medicare for All is that issue.
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Study Shows 'Unambiguous Evidence' Covid-19 Infectious in the Air, Researchers Claim
While study not yet peer-reviewed, one expert said: "If this isn’t a smoking gun, then I don’t know what is."
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