In 'Full-on War on Drugs Scare-Fest,' Trump Proposes Death Penalty and 'Very, Very Bad' Commercials

In a speech officially unveiling his administration’s plan to combat the nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic, President Donald Trump on Monday saod he would fight the crisis with “toughness”, the creation of “very…very…bad commercials” aimed at children; and—as expected—proposed that the death penalty be applied to drug dealers. However, as drug policy reform advocates feared, heRead moreRead more

Key West Greets Trump With Collective Middle Finger and Chants of 'Love Trumps Hate'

Arriving in Key West, Florida, last week to tour an anti-drug trafficking facility, President Donald Trump was greeted by loud protests attended by residents who made abundantly clear their disapproval of his visit and his policies. As the president’s motorcade drove through the island city, protesters first chanted the slogan “Love Trumps Hate” before aRead moreRead more

Watch Live: Sanders Joins Philly DA Larry Krasner for Roundtable Discussion on America's 'Broken' Criminal Justice System

As America’s major television networks featured wall-to-wall coverage of President Donald Trump’s unhinged speech before the NRA convention in Texas on Friday, a substantive discussion on an immensely consequential issue was simultaneously taking place in Philadelphia—a discussion that received virtually no attention from the corporate media. Denouncing a criminal justice system that “incarcerates 2.2 millionRead moreRead more

After Israel Kills 60 People in Gaza, Dozen Senators Call for Humanitarian Assistance While Rights Groups Demand US End Military Aid to Israelis

Two after Israel soldiers killed an estimated 60 unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza who were protesting against occupation and the provocative decision by the Trump administration to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and 12 of his Democratic Senate colleagues on Wednesday called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “doRead moreRead more

'No Personnel Announcements at This Time,' Says Huckabee Sanders When Asked About Trump's Latest Griping About AG Jeff Sessions

Asked by a reporter on Wednesday afternoon why President Trump doesn’t just fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders only said that while the president has made his current thoughts on Sessions very clear she didn’t have “any personnel announcements at this time.” Watch: Earlier in the day, Trump hadRead moreRead more

Ocasio-Cortez shreds conservative TV host for sharing picture of her childhood home

New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tore into a conservative TV host who tweeted a picture of her childhood home in an attempt to discredit her. John Cardillo, a host of Newsmax’s “America Talks Live,” shared a picture of Ocasio-Cortez’s childhood home in Yorktown Heights, claiming she lived there until she went to attend Brown University. Read moreRead more

Poll: Cuomo expands lead over Nixon in New York Dem primary

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has significantly widened his lead over left-wing challenger Cynthia Nixon in the New York Democratic gubernatorial primary, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.  The poll has Cuomo leading by 59 percent to 23 percent for Nixon. In a Qunnipiac poll from May, Cuomo led Nixon 50-28 percent. Cuomo comes out aheadRead moreRead more

'Catastrophe' for Poor and Vulnerable as Trumpian Climate-Denier Doug Ford Wins Ontario Election

In what critics are lamenting as a “disastrous” outcome for Ontario’s poor and vulnerable, Doug Ford—the Trumpian, climate-denying brother of late Toronto mayor and self-avowed racist Rob Ford—will become the premier of Canada’s most populous province after his Progressive Conservative Party emerged victorious in Thursday’s closely-watched election. “Doug Ford’s plan is billions in cuts thatRead moreRead more

Internet Pioneers Warn New EU Rules Would Turn Web Into "Tool for Automated Surveillance and Control"

The European Union (EU) on Wednesday took a step toward enacting new internet copyright rules that experts warn pose “an imminent threat to the future of this global network” and threaten to create a “censorship machine.” The Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) passed the Copyright Directive, which could now move to negotiations with EU member statesRead moreRead more

'Dark Money': New Documentary Offers Up-Close and 'Harrowing Portrait' of How Secret Corporate Cash Is Destroying American Democracy

The PBS documentary Dark Money, which paints “a rather harrowing portrait of democracy under threat” in the years that have followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, opens in New York City on Friday night following its festival premiere at Sundance earlier this year. This “densely packed documentary,” set in director Kimberly Reed’sRead moreRead more