Real News Daily Reports

Potomac Pipeline Would Be ‘Another Contradiction’ From Larry Hogan

February 18, 2018

Republican Governor Larry Hogan, who signed a state-wide fracking ban last year, has yet to deny the permit for a pipeline that would transport fracked gas under the Potomac River — and time is running out

The Free Market Threat to Democracy

February 16, 2018

Democratic institutions are not under stress–they’re under aggressive attack, as unconstrained financial greed overrides democratic decisions, says economist John Weeks

Finding a SALT Tax Deduction Workaround

February 16, 2018

Trump’s tax reform limits the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction to $10,000, disproportionately affecting high-tax states with progressive policies. These states can avoid the problem, though, by shifting to payroll taxes instead of income taxes. CEPR’s Dean Baker explains

Guns, Toxic Masculinity, and the Alt-Right

February 16, 2018

The FBI has confirmed it failed to act on a tip about Nikolas Cruz, the confessed shooter in the Florida high school massacre. Author David Neiwert says the shooting underscores the dangerous combination of toxic masculinity, guns, and radicalized scapegoating

Israeli Strikes in Egypt Kept Secret for Years

February 16, 2018

Over a hundred bombings and invasions did not weaken ISIS in Sinai

Florida Shooter Is MAGA Hat-Wearing White Supremacist Who Said Mexicans Should Be Killed and Black People Should Be in Chains

February 15, 2018

Nikolas Cruz, the shooter charged with gunning down students at a Florida high school, said he hated “jews, ni**ers, immigrants” and fantasized about killing people of color.

Charter School Principal: No Evidence Privatization Is Better For Students

February 15, 2018

Pushing back against the national wave of school privatization, Baltimore principal Matt Hornbeck says equitable funding and high-quality teachers are the keys to educational excellence

Max Blumenthal in Gaza: Netanyahu Faces Scandal, Palestinians a Crisis

February 15, 2018

Reporting from the Gaza Strip, journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says Netanyahu

Trump’s Infrastructure Fantasy a Gift to His Donors

February 15, 2018

The Trump plan promotes the mythology of private sector efficiency and creates private sector monopolies. The danger is that this allows monopolies to charge substantially more than what public goods such as water, roads and railways actually cost

Zuma’s Catastrophic Presidency Ends in Forced Resignation (1/2)

February 14, 2018

South African President Jacob Zuma resigned under intense pressure from his political party, the ANC, which ordered him to step down or face a no-confidence vote. Zuma has had a disastrous effect on South Africa’s nascent democracy, but a surging countermovement gives reason for hope, says Vishwas Satgar of Wits University. Watch part 2