The Shadow Rulers of the VA

How Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter and two other Mar-a-Lago cronies are secretly shaping the Trump administration’s veterans policies. by Isaac Arnsdorf Last February, shortly after Peter O’Rourke became chief of staff for the Department… Read More

EU patients may miss out on medicines in no-deal Brexit, says AstraZeneca

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has warned that patients in the European Union may not be able to receive vital medicines from the UK if the company does not successfully prepare for a no-deal #Brexit. The manufacturer… Read More

Methane Deathtrap Threatens Democracy

by Robert Hunziker A methane deathtrap – continuing Arctic Ocean eruption of ever-increasing levels of methane brings forth speculation of a “Black Swan Event,” meaning society is caught flat-footed oblivious to impending danger until it’s… Read More

How years of privacy controversies finally caught up with Facebook

Facebook long had a knack for navigating privacy controversies related to its collection of user data. But the cost of its missteps finally caught up with Facebook this week, sending its stock down more than… Read More

As tariffs near, Trump’s business empire retains ties to China

As the Trump administration initiates a possible trade war with China, the president’s businesses continue to benefit from partnerships involving the Chinese government, via state-backed companies and investors. Chinese government-backed firms are slated to work… Read More