Political News and Commentary
The Young Turks reporters Jordan Chariton and Michael Tracy have uncovered an unbelievable story regarding a town hall meeting that took place in Flint, Michigan. Before the meeting, which took place in a church, local police in Flint warned attendees that they were required to remove their hats, and they were not allowed to "cuss" because they were in a church. By the end of the meeting, several people had been arrested for disobeying those rules.
Over the last 24 hours, as most mainstream media outlets have been giddy around the possibility of Wikileaks and Julian Assange being charged in the United States. But according to Glenn Greenwald, the mainstream media may not be giddy for very long, as these charges may just be one step toward criminalizing journalism and imprisoning reporters, according to Glenn Greenwald.
Donald Trump may be in new hot water now -- if a story reported by a well-known reporter is correct. The reporter, Seth Abramson, posted a mega-thread today on Twitter, with some absolutely shocking allegations. So what's he claiming happened? Is his allegation true? We've looked into it and have all of the details below.
This afternoon, the United States government announced that it has dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever made on Afghanistan. The bomb, whose official name is the MOAB, or Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, has been in development since the beginning of the 2000s, is extremely powerful; so powerful -- in fact -- that it's called the 'mother of all bombs' by the military. But what few know is how expensive it is.
This weekend, Donald Trump gained a few guffaws for calling MSNBC/NBC host Chick Todd "sleepy eyes." Trump has used that epithet for Todd several times in the past. Most people saw it as another dumb Trump nickname -- but the truth is much more sinister: the description "sleepy eyed" is a dog-whistle used by neo-Nazis and white nationalists as a Jewish slur.
Evelyn Farkas is a former Obama administration official and defense policy expert who made some shocking news yesterday, when she made a statement on MSNBC's Morning Joe suggesting that she and others in the Obama administration were trying to "get as much information" as they could on Donald Trump during the election time.