There’s a lot unsaid in the State Department statement about closing the Palestinian office in D.C.

The U.S. State Department announced on Monday that it will shut down the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) office in Washington, D.C., saying the delegation had “not taken steps to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel.” The statement also slammed the PLO…

California’s wildfires are nearly contained, but their scars will linger

One of the worst wildfire periods in California’s history is slowly winding down, with the majority of the state’s deadly fires now contained or nearly under control. Of the 16 wildfires that tore through the state earlier this month, all but five are now contained….

Student loan ombudsman resigns, citing Trump administration’s failure to protect borrowers

The Trump administration’s student loan ombudsman stepped down on Monday from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), arguing in his resignation letter that acting director Mick Mulvaney has done “damage” that “sacrifices the financial futures of millions of Americans.” Seth Frotman, who held the position…

Judge strikes down Trump executive orders in huge win for federal unions

A judge on Saturday struck down key parts of the executive orders President Donald Trump signed in May that would make it easier to fire federal workers. U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ruled Trump’s actions would “impair the ability of agency officials to bargain…

Hawaii dodges a bullet as Hurricane Lane weakens to tropical storm

It could have been far, far worse: Just a couple of days ago, Hawaii was battening down as Hurricane Lane barreled toward the archipelago as only the second Category Five storm to ever approach its shores. But by late Friday, the once fearsome hurricane had quieted…

Facebook Pulls 652 Pages For ‘Coordinated Disinformation’

Facebook has taken down 652 pages, accounts and groups it identified as part of coordinated disinformation campaigns that originated in Iran and targeted countries around the world. It also found a number of new pages connected to Russia. The Iran-linked pages and groups spread misinformation…

The Dark Past of Child Incarceration

–Classic Interview: Nell Bernstein, author of “Burning Down the House” and “All Alone in the World,” joins David to discuss juvenile incarceration and its impact on society -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Follow David on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dpakman -Follow David on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/david.pakman…

Georgia election board plots Jim Crow-like assault on black voting

A Georgia election board proposed shutting down seven of the nine polling locations in an overwhelmingly black rural county. It’s the sort of blatantly illegal idea that would have been swiftly dismissed by federal courts in an age when an openly racist president was not appointing…