The bad news for Democrats heading into the midterm election is that some of the groups which tend to most strongly break in their favor are also the least politically engaged.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 7, 2014 2:29 pm|
|By: DSWright Monday July 7, 2014 1:24 pm|
Former Navy SEAL and Blackwater founder Erik Prince has a new security venture. This time he is helping Chinese firms to “take the drama out of Africa” by consulting on how the businesses should establish themselves and operate throughout the continent. Africa has become a major target for Chinese investment to secure access to the continent’s vast natural resources.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 7, 2014 12:19 pm|
If all goes as planned the citizens of Washington D.C. will be joining the people of Oregon and Alaska in voting on to make possession of marijuana legal this November. On Monday the campaign submitted over 57,000 raw signatures to the Board of Elections to get their initiative on the ballot.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday July 7, 2014 11:15 am|
In a major story further demonstrating how the privacy of Americans can so easily become collateral damage of the national security state’s dragnet surveillance, the Washington Post reported “incidental” collection or “inadvertent” collection of US persons’ data “far outnumbered” the data specifically related to “legal” targets by a ratio of 9-to-1.
|By: DSWright Monday July 7, 2014 10:07 am|
Chalk another win up for the cynics who never bought for a moment that Obama was going to betray the people whom he has been serving loyally for the last five years. Even if Obama really desired to change things – something there is little evidence for – the game is rigged. As long as money dominates American politics moneyed interests will be dominant.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday July 7, 2014 9:00 am|
Why oh why did they pick the hottest month of the year to escalate a program to turn people’s water off?
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday July 7, 2014 7:57 am|
There are no footnotes in the Fifth Amendment, no secret memos, no exceptions. Those things were unnecessary, because in what Lincoln offered to his audience as “a government of the people, by the people, for the people,” the government was made up of us, the purpose of government was to serve us, and the government was beholden to us. Such a government should be incapable of killing its own citizens without an open, public trial allowing the accused to defend him/herself.
|By: DSWright Monday July 7, 2014 6:45 am|
After race riots swept Israel following the killing of three Israeli teens, Muhammed Abu Khudair, a Palestinian teenager who had nothing to do with the killings, was reportedly abducted by Israeli settlers and burned alive. The killing of Khudair had all the hallmarks of racial vengeance and has left many Israelis and supporters of Israel shocked and ashamed.
|By: BrandonJ Monday July 7, 2014 5:45 am|
- Germany demands answers from the U.S. after arresting a one of theri own for spying for the U.S.
- New documents from Edward Snowden found both the NSA spied on ordinary Internet users and on Americans if they spoke another language
- The Summit on Working Families, which was created by the White House, will show how powerless American labor is when working with reactionaries