Tag: Politics

How a Small Town Is Standing Up to Fracking

On October 24th, 2012, several agents from Pennsylvania General Energy, an oil-and-gas exploration company, met privately with local officials from the rural western Pennsylvania community of Grant Township. Fracking was booming in Pennsylvania, and PGE…

Sweden Drops Rape Investigation into Julian Assange

Swedish prosecutors announced Friday that they have dropped their rape investigation against Julian Assange. An arrest warrant for Assange was also revoked. Since 2012, the WikiLeaks founder had sought asylum in the Ecuadorean embassy in…

Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever

On the Internet today you will find thousands, perhaps even millions, of people gloating about the death of elephantine Fox News founder Roger Ailes. The happy face emojis are getting a workout on Twitter, which…

Senate Moves Forward with Bipartisan Bill to Rein in Jeff Sessions

Bluntly calling out Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ hard-line stance on criminal justice as “wrong,” a “mistake” and “aggressive,” Senators Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, and Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, have pledged to…

Roger Ailes, Former Fox News CEO, Dead at 77

Roger Ailes, the former CEO of Fox News, who built the network into a conservative media juggernaut but resigned last summer over allegations of sexual harassment, has died, Fox News reports. He was 77. “I…