Trump failed to disclose the loan, which was paid off months after he took office, Forbes reported.
— Read on www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-loan-north-korea-daewoo_n_638d77ede4b0214ec980b57c
Right-wingers hail Elon Musk as a champion of free speech. He frequently boasts of his opposition to censorship in all forms and claims to defend the right of individuals to express their opinions, no matter how controversial they may be. In reality, Musk does not support free expression as much as he pretends to and…
— Read on boingboing.net/2022/12/01/phony-free-speech-advocate-elon-musk-bans-prominent-left-wing-twitter-accounts.html
TPC estimates more than 60 percent of the benefits would go to the highest-income 20 percent of households, with more than 40 percent going just to those in the top 5 percent, who will make about $400,000 or more in 2026.
— Read on www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2022/11/30/gop-plan-to-make-the-tcjas-individual-tax-cuts-permanent-would-boost-the-debt-by-more-than-3-trillion/
The tunnel venture has repeatedly teased local officials with a pledge to ‘solve soul-destroying traffic,’ and then backed out when confronted with the realities of building public infrastructure.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musk-boring-company-tunnel-traffic-11669658396
Twitter’s owner is upset with Apple’s reduced ad spend and its App Store fees.
— Read on www.axios.com/2022/11/28/musk-threatens-war-apple-twitter
Dick Uihlein has been awfully busy backing election deniers. A new IRS filing shows he also teamed up with one.
— Read on www.thedailybeast.com/inside-the-billionaire-backed-dick-uihlein-hub-for-election-denial-restoration-action
As giddy as Republicans are about “owning the libs,” the citizens they govern pay a tragic price for the sport.
— Read on www.commondreams.org/views/2022/11/21/if-you-want-help-rich-and-die-sooner-vote-republican
Benton, the husband of Rand Paul’s niece and a veteran GOP staffer, faces up to 20 years in prison, but plans to appeal.
— Read on www.axios.com/2022/11/18/trump-campaign-jesse-benton-russia
Ruling follows disturbing trend of wealthy and connected financiers attacking the press by bankrolling litigation.
— Read on freedom.press/news/judge-orders-disclosure-of-funders-of-lawsuit-against-cnn/
The social media service, which is undergoing changes from its new owner Elon Musk, has descended into a messy swirl of spoof messages and parody accounts.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2022/11/11/technology/twitter-blue-fake-accounts.html
Elon Musk promised advertisers he would keep Twitter from turning into a “free-for-all hellscape.” This week, advertisers are beginning to demand details on how he plans to uphold the commitment.
— Read on www.reuters.com/technology/advertisers-begin-grill-elon-musk-over-twitter-free-for-all-2022-11-03/
Former President Trump reached a settlement with protesters who filed a lawsuit alleging they were assaulted by his security guards outside Trump Tower in 2015.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-settles-lawsuit-protesters-allege-assaulted-security-guards-rcna55294
The company defines how we drink beverages. It could also shape how we save our oceans by using more refillable bottles.
— Read on www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/10/31/coke-save-oceans-plastic-promise-refillable
Policy-makers in Washington and so many states continue to legislate as if inequality weren’t an emergency for tens, if not hundreds, of millions of us.
— Read on www.thenation.com/article/economy/poverty-rate-coronavirus-recession/
Republicans want to extend the Trump tax cuts; cut spending on Social Security and Medicare; and repeal the Inflation Reduction Act.
— Read on vadogwood.com/2022/11/02/the-republican-partys-economic-agenda-includes-tax-cuts-for-corporations-and-cuts-to-social-security-and-medicare/
Just a small annual levy on America’s grandest fortunes could finance a better future for all of America’s kids and families.
— Read on www.commondreams.org/views/2022/10/31/wealth-tax-wont-end-inequality-it-could-help-fund-much-better-society
The very first hours of Musk’s stewardship of Twitter have been dominated by users relishing their ability to use profane slurs and racial epithets.
— Read on www.vice.com/en/article/jgpkqb/elon-musk-twitter-neo-nazis
A jury has returned a guilty verdict against a former Capitol Police officer charged with aiding a rioter who participated in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
— Read on abcnews.go.com/Politics/capitol-police-officer-convicted-covering-efforts-jan-rioter/story