Department of Justice sues Texas over abortion law: ‘Clearly unconstitutional’

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas over its new law outlawing abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday.  The Texas Heartbeat Act, or S.B. 8, signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in May, prohibits all abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, […]

Polluters Are Trying to Ensure They’re Never Held Responsible for Climate Change

Last week, Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc from Louisiana to New York — but that wasn’t the only part of the country or world experiencing extreme weather events. The day before Ida raged through New Orleans, fire tornadoes blazed in California, a state currently grappling with more than a dozen active wildfires. The entire Pacific Northwest has been plagued by drought and heat waves all summer. The […]

Facebook lures top Democrat to its D.C. lobbying ranks

The committee’s jurisdiction includes some of the top issues embroiling Facebook in Congress — including privacy, alleged political bias and the liability shield known as Section 230. Branscome, a longtime expert on telecommunications policy, will focus on executive branch engagement. As recently as six months ago, NASA administrator and former Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) was […]

The New Search Disrupter:

Dennis Kirwan is the CEO of Dymic, a global marketing agency empowering brands to win in a fast-changing, increasingly digital world.  getty If you have a website, then you likely know it needs good quality content and authoritative inbound links to achieve top organic search rankings — or as I like to call it, “beachfront property […]

Justice Department planning to sue Texas over abortion law

The new Texas law, SB 8, bans abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around six weeks, before some women even know they are pregnant. The law places enforcement responsibilities on private parties, by incentivizing individuals who can recover $10,000 or more if they win a case against a party they accuse of […]

How China hijacked the war on terror

The U.S.-China relationship had been beset by tensions In the early months of the George W. Bush administration. The collision of a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy surveillance plane in April 2001 had caused a fraught, 10-day hostage-style standoff that soured bilateral relations. But 9/ll provided the two governments an opportunity to recalibrate […]

Trump’s ‘wildly incompetent’ Arizona audit hits a new low: report

Understand the importance of honest news ? So do we. The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health – mental and physical – but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s […]