Truthout

2020 Jul 14 - 3:32am
Social media was abuzz over the weekend after an image of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz appeared to show him on a plane without a mask on. The picture features Cruz in first class seating on an American Airlines-affiliated flight, holding a coffee and looking at his phone. The senator is not wearing a mask in the picture, nor is one visible nearby within the frame of the image. American Airlines policy during this stage of the coronavirus pandemic is for...
Tags: junktag (ignore), coronavirus, donald trump, facial coverings, masks, Ted Cruz
2020 Jul 14 - 1:28am
China and Iran have drafted a “sweeping economic and security partnership,” according to The New York Times. China will get a regular, heavily discounted supply of Iranian oil for the next 25 years, as well as an expanded role in Iranian banking, ports, railways, telecommunications and myriad other projects. Iran and China will also increase their military cooperation. This “strategic partnership” is the result of Donald Trump’s punishing...
Tags: News Analysis, 2001 AUMF, China, donald trump, Iran, JCPOA
2020 Jul 14 - 1:07am
More than a dozen states joined together on Monday to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration, following an announcement last week from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stating that international students could be deported if universities allowed them to utilize online-only options for their education. Students could be impacted if the university itself goes online-only, or if they individually choose to create a schedule that...
Tags: junktag (ignore), donald trump, Harvard, immigration, international students, MIT
2020 Jul 14 - 12:38am
“The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19,” read the Monday morning retweet on Donald Trump’s Twitter page. “Everyone is lying. The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most that we are told to trust. I think it’s all about the election and keeping the economy from coming back, which is about the election. I’m sick of it.” Who was the original author of this since-deleted retweet? Why, none other than Chuck...
Tags: OP-ED, Anthony Fauci, Back to School, Chuck Woolery, covid-19, donald trump
2020 Jul 13 - 11:26pm
Two months after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked an international uprising, we look at the underreported but devastating impact police violence has on people with disabilities, especially Black disabled people. According to at least one study, up to one half of people killed by law enforcement in the U.S. have a disability. “People with disabilities have always been attacked by police. And people with disabilities and...
Tags: Interview, coronavirus, covid-19, Disabilities, Disability Activism, Police Abolition
2020 Jul 13 - 11:20pm
The Washington NFL franchise officially retired its racist name and logo. And the saying goes: Never say never. It’s the famous phrase coined by Charles Dickens but apparently a rule the owner of the Washington football team, Dan Snyder, doesn’t follow. “We’ll never change the name. It’s that simple. NEVER — you can use caps,” Snyder told USA Today Sports in a 2013 interview. pic.twitter.com/XljZYyw7o4 — Freezing Cold...
Tags: junktag (ignore), football, Indigenous, Indigenous Justice, NFL, Racial Justice
2020 Jul 13 - 10:51pm
President Donald Trump shared a tweet on Monday morning from a former game show host which claimed that lies about the coronavirus were being spread to harm the economy and influence the 2020 election. “The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19. Everyone is lying,” Chuck Woolery wrote. “The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most, that we are told to trust.” Woolery stated, without evidence, that...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Anthony Fauci, Chuck Woolery, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump
2020 Jul 13 - 10:40pm
This story was co-published with The Capitol Forum. In the spring of 2018, bank regulators trained to spot discriminatory lending detected something alarming at Bank of America. The bank was offering fewer loans to minority homebuyers in Philadelphia than to white people in a way that troubled examiners from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), according to two people directly involved in the probe and internal documents reviewed...
Tags: junktag (ignore), bank of america, discrimination, Mortgage lenders, racial bias, Racial Justice
2020 Jul 13 - 10:15pm
The leader of one of the largest teachers’ unions in the U.S. accused President Donald Trump over the weekend of “trying to bury” federal guidelines warning that fully reopening schools and universities in the fall poses a high risk of spreading Covid-19 and endangering the health of students, faculty, and parents. A 69-page packet (pdf) of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention materials obtained by the New York Times and...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Betsy DeVos, CDC, coronavirus, covid-19, Reopening Schools
2020 Jul 13 - 8:39pm
Fresh off a Caribbean cruise in early March, John Campbell developed a cough and fever of 104 degrees. He went to his primary care physician and got a flu test, which came up negative. Then things got strange. Campbell said the doctor then turned to him and said, “I’ve called the ER next door, and you need to go there. This is a matter of public health. They’re expecting you.” It was March 3, and no one had an inkling yet of just how bad the...
Tags: junktag (ignore), coronavirus, covid-19, COVID-19 testing, Emergency Room, Health Care
2020 Jul 6 - 1:39am
The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century. Marshaled against a virus that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people and cost tens of millions of jobs and $3 trillion in federal rescue money, state and local government health workers on the ground are sometimes paid so little that they qualify for public aid. They track...
Tags: junktag (ignore), affordable care act, austerity, coronavirus, covid-19, health departments
2020 Jul 6 - 12:37am
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases regarding access to President Donald Trump’s tax filings soon. At the heart of the cases: Can House committees and a New York grand jury subpoena financial institutions for Trump’s personal and business tax filings? If the Supreme Court rules against Trump, it opens the possibility that the public could eventually see his personal tax return and business records, though experts say it would be...
Tags: News Analysis, donald trump, Supreme Court, tax filing, Tax Returns, Trump Organization

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