How the power of money in politics has disenfranchised America’s silent majority of socialists

How the power of money in politics has disenfranchised America’s silent majority of socialists

The Conversation It took the excitement generated by the political campaign of a self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders, to put into stark relief the extent to which the United States political system fails to reflect and respond to the aspirations of most Americans. That’s because decades of income stagnation have transformed political attitudes in ways that

Native-born Canadian Ted Cruz has a birther problem

Native-born Canadian Ted Cruz has a birther problem

The Conversation Ted Cruz is on a roll. The right wing Texas senator gave a strong performance in last week’s GOP presidential debate and he is now rapidly lining up key conservative endorsements before the Iowa caucuses. Even more impressive, the latest polling data and fundraising numbers show significant momentum building behind his campaign. With

Senate Democrats block defense spending bill

Senate Democrats block defense spending bill

Reuters Democrats blocked the fiscal 2016 defense appropriations bill for a third time in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, amid a broader fight with Republicans over tax and spending policy. The vote was 51-44 for the bill, short of the 60 votes required under Senate rules to move ahead. Democrats have vowed to block all

Ben Carson: My ideas about creationism and pyramids are ‘not silly at all’ — they’re in the Bible

Ben Carson: My ideas about creationism and pyramids are ‘not silly at all’ — they’re in the Bible

David Edwards Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday defended his belief in creationism and the disputed theory that the Egyptian pyramids were built for grain storage because he said both ideas came from the Bible. A video uncovered by BuzzFeed earlier this week, showed Carson explaining his pyramids theory in a 1998 speech. “My

Scientologist Tom Cruise ‘furious’ with Katie Holmes for apologizing to Leah Remini

Scientologist Tom Cruise ‘furious’ with Katie Holmes for apologizing to Leah Remini

International Business Times

After Katie Holmes apologized to actress Leah Remini following her 20/20 interview last month, where she disclosed details about some Scientology followers, a report now suggests that Holmes was just attempting to humiliate former husband Tom Cruise. Remini had shared secrets from the church and Holmes had later responded to Remini for upsetting Remini in the…

New Netanyahu media czar in hot water over Obama comments

New Netanyahu media czar in hot water over Obama comments

Agence France-Presse Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new top media adviser came under fire Thursday for controversial past comments, including some accusing US President Barack Obama of anti-Semitism. The controversy surrounding Ran Baratz erupted as Netanyahu prepares to meet Obama in Washington Monday as part of efforts to heal rifts over the Iran nuclear deal,