Elizabeth Warren’s Climate Plan Would Create Up To 10.6 Million Jobs, Study Finds

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s suite of Green New Deal policies would create up to 10.6 million jobs over the next decade, according to

PBS Taps Journalist With Anti-Sanders Bias to Help Moderate Debate

Tonight’s Democratic presidential debate will be sponsored by Politicoand PBS, simulcast by CNN, and moderated by Politico chief political correspondent Tim Alberta, along with PBS NewsHour’s anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff, senior national correspondent Amna Nawaz and White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor.

Greta Thunberg should not be up there

Young climate activist Greta Thunberg was just named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year, and many celebrated. It is, indeed, a well-deserved honor. It also summarizes the depth of humanity’s systemic failure on an unprecedented global crisis. As Thunberg herself said, in a justly celebrated speech a few months back:

NAFTA 2.0 Does Little to Reverse the Damage of Its Predecessor

On Tuesday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Democrats had reached a deal with the Trump administration to advance the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), also referred to as “NAFTA 2.0.” In explaining the deal, she said: “There is no question of course that this trade agreement is much better than NAFTA.”

ALEC Behind Ohio Bill Criminalizing Protests Against Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

When anti-protest legislation pushed by oil, gas and utility interests was introduced in the Ohio state Senate this year, it met a receptive audience and passed easily on a mostly party-line vote. It has since moved to the state House, where almost one-third of legislators are ALEC members, and will likely pass at the beginning of 2020.

Following Warren and Sanders, Candidates Vow Not to Cross Picket Line for Debate

As the hospitality workers’ union Unite Here Local 11 said that next week’s Democratic presidential debate could be threatened by stalled contract negotiations for workers at Loyola Marymount University, which is hosting the debate, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders led the Democratic field in announcing they would be on the side of the workers if a deal is not reached in the coming days.

Warren discloses pay for decades of legal work and the media's double standard goes into overdrive

Women Can’t Have Nice Things, the media wants us to know. It would be simply illegitimate for an accomplished woman to make the kind of money her male peers take for granted—and if she runs for president, expect the media to make sure we all know how badly that accomplished woman screwed up by attaching value to her labor.

Papers Owned by Oligarchs Unsurprisingly Oppose a Wealth Tax

When wealth-tax advocates like senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are two of the top three contenders for winning the 2020 Democratic primaries, you can bet that the US ruling class is terrified by the possibility of being slightly less rich (FAIR.org4/16/19).

ABC’s Epstein Story Didn’t Kill Itself

Multimillionaire predator Jeffrey Epstein died in suspicious circumstances at a Manhattan correctional facility on August 10. The wealthy and powerful New York financier, a convicted sex offender, stands accused by dozens of women and girls of trafficking, rape and sexual abuse.

Trump's Betrayal of the Kurds and American Values

After Trump’s precipitous decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeast Syria earlier this fall, former Trump adviser J. W. Verret stated that Trump’s decision was done in “the worst way possible.”(CNN News, 10/21/19). The result gave a green light to Turkish autocrat Recep Erdogan to bombard Kurdish towns, killing and wounding hundreds, causing tens of thousands of terrified refugees fleeing into Iraq, as well as allowing the escape of captured ISIS affiliates.

How America’s Elites Lost Their Grip

On March 29, 2003, at a wedding reception in the Harvard Faculty Club, Lawrence W. Reed gave a toast in honor of the friend whom he was serving as best man—one Joseph P. Overton. Overton had worked at Dow Chemical; he had since become an executive at a free-market, small–government think tank in central Michigan. Among his duties at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy was raising money, and in doing so, he had made a brochure that would become his legacy.

Media Wonder: Why Can’t Venezuela Be More Like Bolivia?

Western corporate media outlets have often cried foul when foreign elections don’t go the way the US empire wants them to, and find roundabout ways to label the violent attempts by vocal right-wing minorities to use military forces to overthrow leftist governments as “protests” rather than coups (FAIR.org5/16/185/1/19).

New Senate Climate Caucus Is Filled With Climate Deniers and Climate “Delayers”

What’s climate change to a senatorial non-believer? The new Senate Climate Solutions Caucus might soon answer that question.

Formed late last month, the caucus’s aim is to hold hearings with climate experts, educate fellow senators and introduce unanimously agreed-upon legislation. The caucus’s founders — Delaware Democrat Christopher Coons and Indiana Republican Mike Braun — boast of the mandated bipartisanship of the caucus. For every Democrat, there must be a Republican, and vice versa.

Trump Got His Wall, After All

IN THE TWO YEARS AND 308 DAYS THAT DONALD Trump has been president, he has constructed zero miles of wall along the southern border of the United States. He has, to be fair, replaced or reinforced 76 miles of existing fence and signed it with a sharpie. A private group has also built a barrier less than a mile long with some help from Steve Bannon and money raised on GoFundMe.

Bloomberg’s Scandals Ignored or Underplayed by Press Cheerleaders

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s entrance into the crowded presidential race hasn’t caused big changes in polling for the top three Democratic candidates Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. It has, however, brought a number of media cheerleaders for the city’s richest resident out of the woodwork.

RED FOR ED: THE LONG SIMMERING CRISIS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN INDIANA

The voucher program in Indiana was just one part of a school “reform” program — critics say it is really a school privatization effort — launched by Mitch Daniels when he was governor, from 2005 to 2013, and continued by his successor, Mike Pence, now the vice president of the United States. Pence is part of the Trump administration, which supports the kind of changes that Daniels implemented even though they have had harmful effects on traditional public school systems.

The Most Impeachable President vs.The Most Hesitant Congress. What Are The Democrats Waiting For?

Amid the worst Republican President and Republican Party in modern times, the Democrats are playing the politics of low expectations. This is not the time for Democrats to be in disarray. On Capitol Hill, the prevailing view of most Democrats is that they will cling to their House majority and they shouldn’t expect to regain the Senate in the 2020 elections.

No justifying Israel’s bloodshed in Gaza

A truce was declared by Israel and Islamic Jihad early Thursday, bringing an end to 48 hours of violence across the Gaza-Israel boundary that teetered on the brink of a full-blown war.

Gaza’s health ministry stated that Israeli forces killed 34 Palestinians during the fighting, nearly half of them civilians, including eight children and three women. No Israeli fatalities were reported.

Microsoft revealed to be funding Israeli surveillance on Palestinians

The act of Palestinian activists covering their faces during anti-Israeli occupation rallies is an old practice that spans decades. The masking of the face, often by keffiyehs – traditional Palestinian scarves that grew to symbolize Palestinian resistance – is far from being a fashion statement. Instead, it is a survival technique, without it, activists are likely to be arrested in subsequent nightly raids; at times, even assassinated.

New study finds errors in rising sea level predictions: It's much, much worse than anyone imagined

Because it conjures up a tangible, visible image in the human mind, the prospect of an uncontrolled global sea rise is one of the most benumbing examples of the consequences of man-made climate change. In Al Gore’s now-iconic 2006 documentary film, An Inconvenient Truththe consequences of rising seas caused by the melting of the polar ice caps and the Greenland ice sheet were vividly depicted based on satellite imagery.

New York judge blocks Trump's 'conscience rule' to deny medical care for religious or moral reasons

U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer struck down the Trump administration's “conscience rule” that would have protected healthcare providers, as well as health plans, if they refused to participate in or perform abortions on religious or moral grounds.

‘Case closed’: Robert Reich explains why the Constitution’s framers would have found Trump impeachable

Trump has asked a foreign power to dig up dirt on a major political rival. This is an impeachable offense.

Come back in time with me. In late May 1787, when 55 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to begin debate over a new Constitution, everyone knew the first person to be president would be the man who presided over that gathering: George Washington. As Benjamin Franklin put it, “The first man put at the helm will be a good one,” but “Nobody knows what sort may come afterwards.”

Just 40 days left until Obamacare open enrollment ends

Thanks, Trump. In its ongoing efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, the Trump administration has once again dramatically shortened the open enrollment period to just six weeks. That means for the 38 states that use the Healthcare.gov exchange site, there are only 40 days to get it done. (For the deadlines in other states, as always Charles Gaba/brainwrap has the details.)

Donald Trump’s sanity is not the question. The real issue is how he got into office

While writing a New Yorker profile on Donald Trump in the late 1990s, Mark Singer attempted to discover something about the businessman’s private thoughts, as opposed to his outsized, public persona. When Singer asked him what he thought about when shaving in front of the mirror, Trump did not really understand the question.

A Meditation On Media

Is our current media environment to blame for America’s social dysfunction? Two critical questions:

In a large and diverse country, the ability of citizens to participate in the democratic process on the basis of informed decisions is heavily dependent upon the quality, factual accuracy, objectivity and completeness of the information available to them. Do Americans have the ability to select credible information from the incessant competition for eyeballs and clicks?

Media Failed to Connect Climate Crisis and Utility Blackouts

FAIR has documented a variety of persistent systemic failures in corporate media coverage of climate change over the years.

New Data Show Severity of Water Contamination in Poor Neighborhoods

Curious to know exactly what’s in the water that flows from your taps? Then simply plug your zip code into the latest iteration of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Tap Water Database.

'Go back to work': outcry over deaths on Amazon's warehouse floor

In September, Billy Foister, a 48-year-old Amazon warehouse worker, died after a heart attack at work. According to his brother, an Amazon human resources representative informed him at the hospital that Billy had lain on the floor for 20 minutes before receiving treatment from Amazon’s internal safety responders.

I’m a Hollywood Actor. I Support BDS. Will I Be Blacklisted?

As actors age in Hollywood, they find fewer and fewer opportunities to earn a living, even those in the most privileged category: white males like me.

So a reader’s comment I came across below a recent article about me in the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles captured my full, survival-mode attention. The comment was from a veteran Hollywood producer, Howard Rosenman, whose most recent credit is Call Me by Your Name, a film that earned four Academy Award nominations and won the 2018 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Media Alarmed by Imaginary US Pullout From Syria

President Donald Trump’s modification of the US’s Syria policy has generated a torrent of confusion, so it’s worth reviewing the record.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham announced on October 6:

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