Category: Daily

Hong Kong Protests for Freedom

The protests in Hong Kong reveal both the people’s deep hunger for liberty and the tendency of the Chinese government to brutally stamp out dissent. The 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre saw 10,000 protestors killed. Without the support of the international...

/ August 22, 2019

Transparency and accountability of public administrations in Europe (EuroPAM)

A database curated by ERCAS collects data, information and legislation concerning the transparency and accountability of public officials in the EU member states.  Read More

/ August 22, 2019

2020 Candidates Address Historical Trauma, Missing Indigenous Women & More at Native American Forum

Following this week’s historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, we speak with Mark Trahant, editor of Indian Country Today and moderator of the Native American voter forum; Christine Nobiss, director of Seeding Sovereignty’s SHIFT project;...

/ August 22, 2019

Yes, Libertarians Can Win Races | Guest: Jeff Hewitt | Ep 27

Elected Libertarian Jeff Hewitt teaches Matt Kibbe how people like him can succeed in local politics through a combination of hard work and smart messaging. Instead of always shooting for the presidency, libertarians should be populating state and local governments....

/ August 21, 2019

Over 500 Lawsuits Already Filed Days After Child Victims Act in New York Goes into Effect

This is Part 2 of our conversation with two New York state legislators, Senator Alessandra Biaggi and Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, who helped pass the Child Victims Act in New York. The state law, which went into effect last week, extends...

/ August 21, 2019

Deadly Bombings Devastate Afghanistan as U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks Continue Without Afghan Government

In Afghanistan, a series of bomb attacks devastated restaurants and other public spaces Monday in the eastern city of Jalalabad, injuring at least 66 people. The explosions took place on Afghanistan’s 100th Independence Day, following Saturday’s bloody suicide bombing at...

/ August 20, 2019

Country Maps with Administrative Areas (GADM)

The GADM project provides spatial data for countries and their geographical administrative sub-divisions for academic and non-commercial use. Read More

/ August 19, 2019

“They Are Irreplaceable, and They Mattered”: Group Identifies Human Remains Along the Border

In a special broadcast from the Arizona-Sonora border, we look at how the bodies and bones of more than 3,000 people have been found in the Sonoran Desert since 2001, and speak with Robin Reineke, the co-founder of the Tucson-based...

/ August 19, 2019

The Great Land Robbery: How Federal Policies Dispossessed Black Americans of Millions of Acres

Over the 20th century, black people in the U.S. were dispossessed of 12 million acres of land. Half of that loss — 6 million acres — occurred over just two decades, from 1950 to 1969, a period largely associated with...

/ August 16, 2019

What Is Israel Trying to Hide? Reps. Tlaib & Omar Blocked from Taking Official Trip to West Bank

Israel sparked outrage Thursday when it banned two freshman Democratic congresswomen of color — Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — from entering the country. Following outcry from Democratic leaders and Palestinians, Israel granted permission for...

/ August 16, 2019

Child Victims Act: Hundreds File Suits as New York Extends Statute of Limitations on Sex Abuse Cases

Hundreds of child sex abuse victims filed lawsuits in New York on Wednesday under the Child Victims Act, a new state law that allows survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the state to bring their perpetrators to court who previously...

/ August 15, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein Is Dead. Civil Rights Lawyer Says Civil Charges Against His Estate Will Continue

Charges and civil suits against Jeffrey Epstein are continuing following the death of the serial sex abuser, who was found dead in his jail cell on Saturday. Epstein had been arrested in July for allegedly running a sex trafficking operation...

/ August 15, 2019

What Young Americans Can Do for Liberty | Guest: Cliff Maloney | Ep 26

Matt Kibbe is joined by Cliff Maloney, the head of Young Americans for Liberty. Cliff explains his strategy for building a bench of young liberty legislators at the state level, recruiting persuasive communicators, and dealing with PC culture on college...

/ August 14, 2019

“River of Fire”: In New Memoir, Sister Helen Prejean Reflects on Decades of Fighting Executions

The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to resume the death penalty after a more than 15-year moratorium. This week Attorney General William Barr proposed fast-tracking executions in mass murder cases, and last month ordered the execution of five...

/ August 14, 2019

How to Be an Antiracist: Ibram X. Kendi on Why We Need to Fight Racism the Way We Fight Cancer

In his new book, “How to Be an Antiracist,” professor Ibram X. Kendi urges readers to break out of the false framework of “racist” and “not racist,” instead laying out what it means to be antiracist: viewing racial groups as...

/ August 13, 2019

Burn Pits Are Killing Our Veterans

Veterans are coming home from the War on Terror and suffering from the horrific effects of burn pits. Instead of receiving support from the VA—America’s veterans have found they need to fight a new battle at home with an unexpected...

/ August 12, 2019

“The Next Step Is the Kremlin”: Why Moscow Protests Have Putin’s Government Worried

Up to 60,000 protesters gathered Saturday in Moscow in the largest demonstration Russia has witnessed in years. Although the protest was officially authorized, dozens of protesters were arrested in the capital, and dozens more were also arrested in demonstrations across...

/ August 12, 2019

Most European bathing waters meet the highest standards but are still in danger

The latest European Environment Agency report confirms that bathing waters in Europe are of high quality, although pollution and climate change are threatening the results obtained over 50 years. Read More

/ August 12, 2019

Russia nuclear leak: Mysterious footage of hazmat officials escalates radiation panic

CHILLING footage from Russia has intensified fears of a nuclear radiation accident after ambulances were spotted lined with protective chemical sheets and hospitals workers were seen wearing hazmat suits. Read More

/ August 11, 2019

Shady Brothers: in pursuit of Virgin Australia’s Chinese pilot-school partners

A troubled Chinese conglomerate under pressure from Beijing and its invisible partner have teamed up with Virgin Australia to run a flight school in Barnaby Joyce’s electorate. Having exposed Virgin’s deceitful efforts to hide these parties, Anthony Klan goes door-knocking....

/ August 10, 2019