‘There Should Be Consequences for It’: Ocasio-Cortez Slams Big Oil Price Gouging

Echoing her fellow “Squad” member, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said that “Big Oil CEOs need to be held accountable for profiteering.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday took aim at corporate profiteers, calling for “consequences” for those who price gouge under the pretext of record inflation and international crises. Responding to a tweet from MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle, whoContinue reading “‘There Should Be Consequences for It’: Ocasio-Cortez Slams Big Oil Price Gouging”

Dems Face 2022 Nightmare, Critics Warn, If Student Debt Payments Restart and Child Credit Ends

“These are policy choices,” said one economic justice group. “We don’t have to choose this. All of this is 100% unnecessary and avoidable.” Progressives are spelling out for the Democratic Party the disastrous implications that are likely to come with the government’s possible failure to extend the enhanced child tax credit right as the White HouseContinue reading “Dems Face 2022 Nightmare, Critics Warn, If Student Debt Payments Restart and Child Credit Ends”

Self-proclaimed Proud Boy Alan Swinney found guilty of assault, menacing, unlawful use of firearm

A jury Tuesday found Alan Swinney, a self-proclaimed Proud Boy, guilty of assault, menacing and unlawful use of a weapon for pulling out a loaded revolver, firing paintballs and spraying bear Mace at counterprotesters in Portland last year. Prosecutors called him a “one man police force” and “vigilante cowboy,” while Swinney and his lawyer argued he wasContinue reading “Self-proclaimed Proud Boy Alan Swinney found guilty of assault, menacing, unlawful use of firearm”

Trump-loving QAnon follower gets probation for shooting up federal courthouse in Portland

A QAnon follower and Donald Trump supporter has been sentenced to five years of probation for repeatedly firing a gun into the facade of the federal courthouse in downtown Portland in January. Cody Melby, 40, fired a 9mm handgun at the courthouse multiple times because he “wanted to get in front of the court forContinue reading “Trump-loving QAnon follower gets probation for shooting up federal courthouse in Portland”

How ‘confrontational Christian nationalists’ are pushing anti-vaxxer extremism: report

Not all Christians are extremist anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers or coronavirus deniers who encourage churchgoers to put themselves at risk of being killed by COVID-19. But the lunatic fringe of Christianity — the far-right Christian nationalist movement — has been a leading promoter of coronavirus denial. And reporter Jack Jenkins, in an article published by the Washington Post onContinue reading “How ‘confrontational Christian nationalists’ are pushing anti-vaxxer extremism: report”

War & Expansion: Crash Course US History #17

In which John Green teaches you about the Mexican-American War in the late 1840s, and the expansion of the United States into the western end of North America. In this episode of Crash Course, US territory finally reaches from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Ocean. After Oregon was secured from the UK and theContinue reading “War & Expansion: Crash Course US History #17”

Gunfire erupts after Proud Boys and anti-fascists openly brawl in Portland without police intervention

Far right groups gathered Sunday in Portland for an event they called the “Summer of Love,” even as the rally date was chosen to commemorate an extraordinarily violent clash last summer in the city. The event ended with a roving brawl along busy city streets in the Parkrose neighborhood, and shots being fired in downtown Portland. NoContinue reading “Gunfire erupts after Proud Boys and anti-fascists openly brawl in Portland without police intervention”

Pacific Northwest braces for another multiday heat wave

People in the Pacific Northwest braced for another major, multiday heat wave starting Wednesday, just over a month after record-shattering hot weather killed hundreds of the region’s most vulnerable people when temperatures soared to 116 degrees Fahrenheit (47 Celsius). In a “worst-case scenario,” the temperature could reach as high as 111 F (44 C) inContinue reading “Pacific Northwest braces for another multiday heat wave”

These Oregonians Would Rather Join Idaho Than Be in a Liberal State – Vice News

Some conservative Oregonians living in rural areas are trying to move their county lines into Idaho, reigniting a secessionist movement that’s been brewing for decades.

Punching Nazis, Exposing Fascists, and the Antifa Philosophy: Fringe Nation (VICE)

As riots and protests spread nationwide, some politicians and news media pointed to violence by Antifa as the culprit. Alzo Slade talks to someone from Antifa to hear their side.

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