Trump dodges his own Benghazi: Pentagon quietly closes investigation into Niger ambush

The Niger ambush was the largest loss of American lives in combat in Africa since the 1993 “Black Hawk Down” incident in Somalia. But what looked to be a major scandal for the new Trump administration was successfully masked by what some House Democrats call a coordinated “cover-up.”

Radio silence: how the disappearance of rural stations takes America’s soul with them

At a time when local newspapers are vanishing, the loss of a radio station leaves a community with another cultural and informational deficit

Rich farmers, not mom-and-pop farms, will collect most of Trump’s tariff bailout

The lone valiant farmer struggling to eke an existence from his hardscrabble farm — that’s the image President Trump wants you to think about when contemplating the $28 billion in bailouts he’s spending to cover farm losses from his trade war.

Think again. The vast majority of the dollars flowing to the agriculture industry via the bailouts is likely to go to farms with annual revenues of several million dollars. 

Former GOP Rep. Tom Coleman: Trump, Pence are illegitimate. Impeach them.

Former GOP Rep. Tom Coleman, from Missouri, penned a powerful Op-Ed that appeared in The Kansas City Star Wednesday. In it he calls not only for the impeachment of the pretender Trump, but also his chief enabler, V.P. Pence and says their installation in the two top positions in the executive branch was illegitimate. 

Federal Prison Inmates Told Us Why Mueller Totally Blew It

“I don’t give a damn what Mueller didn’t find—it don’t take almost two years to figure out that Trump ain’t nothing but a crime boss.”

…among the news junkies in the federal Bureau of Prisons, Robert Mueller’s finding last month that there was no prosecutable evidence of a conspiracy between Donald Trump and those close to him and the Russians who interfered in the 2016 election landed hard. Not only did it quickly serve to reinforce the longstanding perception among prisoners—mirroring views held by some in the general public—that the game was rigged against those of lesser means, it shattered inmates’ hopes that a clownish villain who preyed on America’s fears of crime might finally get his.

Ted Cruz tries his best to mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — and hilariously fails

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used the expensive pastry to make a point that even as prices soar on a variety of goods, raising the minimum wage remains mired in controversy. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) pounced on her tweet, trying to make her appear out of touch and spoiled — entirely missing her point about the need for a living wage.

Deb Haaland Shames GOP For Trying To Strip Protections From Abused Native Women


WASHINGTON ― Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) on Thursday ripped House Republicans who tried this week to strip protections for Native American women from the Violence Against Women Act.