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South Dakota is taking extreme action against any person who performs an abortion within the states borders. The South Dakota House is taking up a bill to redefine “justifiable homicide” that may “make it legal to kill doctors who perform abortions,” Mother Jones reports. A bill, which is backed by the GOP in theory, could […]
As a direct result of official US policies, namely the continued militarization of the border that results in a deathly “funnel effect”; the harsh Sonoran desert has claimed several thousand lives. While the US exports genetically modified corn to the south, millions of people, unable to compete with the cheap US-subsidized corn, will eventually migrate […]
Billions of dollars have been invested in building the U.S.-Mexico border in order to keep immigrants out, but it seems that it has only made it slightly more difficult for immigrants to cross instead of eliminating the issue. American taxpayers are taking on the burden of the $2.6 billion on border walls and the cost […]
Recent inflation data provided by the U.S. Commerce Department reflect prices rising at their fastest rate in over a year. Some figures recently posted in January’s inflation reports came in higher than forecasted. January’s annual rate of core inflation rang in at 1 per cent, up 0.2 per cent from December. The 0.2 per cent […]
Former CIA operative and 27 year war veteran Ray McGovern was forcefully thrown out of a Hillary Clinton press conference on February 17, 2011. Clinton was giving a speech about the peaceful protests that changed Egypt. McGovern was thrown from the audience while simply standing with his back to her and not saying a word. […]