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The three biggest and least accountable power centers

BERKELEY — The news has been dominated by the Supreme Court, whose term began last week; the Federal Reserve, and whether it will start responding to inflation by raising interest rates; and Facebook, which a whistleblower claimed intentionally seeks to enrage and divide Americans in order to ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2021. There are 71 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a coal waste landslide engulfed a school and some 20 ...

Sink the New World Order tax

WASHINGTON — Last Friday, in a triumph for transnationalism, 136 nations, including the U.S., agreed to mandate a global corporate income tax for all nations that will not be allowed to fall below 15%. “Virtually the entire global economy has decided to end the race to the bottom on ...

Cargo ships – America’s old jobs floating at sea

WASHINGTON — Cargo ships waiting to unload at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach California could keep some of America’s store shelves bare for a while. These two ports handle the bulk of cargo coming from China. Cargo keeps coming from China, making the congestion craziness only ...

Almanac

By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2021. There are 72 days left in the year. Todayís Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence and ...

When are secrets not secret?

WASHINGTON — “Three people can keep a secret if two of them are dead.” — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Last week, President George W. Bush’s torture regime reared its head in an unusual argument before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2002, Abu Zubaydah was captured by a militia in ...