U.S. Politics

Nuclear Treaty Framework is in Dangerous Disarray and Needs to be Rebooted

Nuclear Treaty Framework is in Dangerous Disarray and Needs to be Rebooted

February 4, 2019

Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the meaning of the Trump administration’s abandonment of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and how this move has contributed to a wholesale dismantling of the nuclear weapons control system. This might be an opportunity to restart, deepen, and broaden the framework, says Wilkerson

Pressure Mounts on Prosecutor to Drop Controversial Case Against Black Police Chief

Pressure Mounts on Prosecutor to Drop Controversial Case Against Black Police Chief

February 4, 2019

After the Maryland Court of Special Appeals overturned the misconduct conviction of Pocomoke’s first black police chief Kelvin Sewell, the ACLU of Maryland submitted a petition urging Special Prosecutor Emmitt Davitt not to retry the case

Judge: Providing Water to Dying Immigrants in Desert is a Crime

Judge: Providing Water to Dying Immigrants in Desert is a Crime

February 2, 2019

In Tucson, Arizona, a US Magistrate handed guilty verdicts against four No More Deaths activists, who were leaving water for border crossers, along the US-Mexico border. The activist group calls the decision a retaliation for releasing an incriminating report about the Border Patrol. A fifth activist faces an upcoming trial and potentially decades in prison

Over 40% of US Households Are One Paycheck Away From Poverty

Over 40% of US Households Are One Paycheck Away From Poverty

February 2, 2019

Far more households in the US are at risk of joining the ranks of the poor, should they lose their job or face a financial emergency, showing that millions are vulnerable and this number is increasing, says Kasey Wiedrich of Prosperity Now

Prosecutor Refuses to Try Pot Cases, But Police Pledge to Continue to Arrest

Prosecutor Refuses to Try Pot Cases, But Police Pledge to Continue to Arrest

February 2, 2019

Baltimore’s State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s recent decision to stop prosecuting marijuana possession cases prompted pushback from the police commissioner, despite overwhelming evidence arrests for pot disproportionately impact African-Americans

Republican Estate Tax Repeal: An Effort to Avoid Ever Being Taxed

Republican Estate Tax Repeal: An Effort to Avoid Ever Being Taxed

February 1, 2019

While Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes an important increase in the estate tax, Republicans are gearing for its complete repeal. Morris Pearl of the group Patriotic Millionaires, talks about how the Republicans’ plan would help the rich from ever being taxed

Russia, China on Defense and No Iranian Nuclear Bomb – US Intelligence Report

February 1, 2019

Russia and China are responding to “perceived US unilateralism and interventionism” – Paul Jay joins Taya Graham to analyze the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community

Draft Bill for Hopkins Private Armed Police Force Already Drawing Backlash

Draft Bill for Hopkins Private Armed Police Force Already Drawing Backlash

January 30, 2019

One state senator says the proposal amounts to “a private occupying force.”

New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: "Would Destroy What's Left of its Economy"

New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: “Would Destroy What’s Left of its Economy”

January 30, 2019

National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that the US will freeze Venezuelan assets and block oil payments for Venezuelan oil imports to the US. This would not only be illegal, but would also be yet another crippling blow to the country, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot

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Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

January 29, 2019
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