ISIS’s New Plans to Get Rich and Wreak Havoc

Although the Islamic State has lost nearly 98 percent of the territory it once controlled, the group is ripe for a comeback in Sunni-majority areas of Iraq and Syria. The main reason is its existing war chest, coupled with its skill at developing new streams of revenue….

1 in 4 Americans buy Trump’s Puerto Rico death toll conspiracy theory

Roughly 25 percent of Americans believe in a conspiracy pedaled recently by President Donald Trump that the Hurricane Maria death toll was over-reported, according a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Following an extensive report conducted by researchers at George Washington University, the Puerto Rican government revised it’s…

In Trump’s trade war with China, victory is elusive

With President Donald Trump announcing a new round of tariffs on China –imposing 10 percent on about $200 billion worth of goods from the country — Beijing said on Tuesday that it would retaliate with a new round of tariffs on U.S. imports. As these tariffs…

New poll shows suburban voters are turning their backs on Trump

If congressional elections were held today, 61 percent of women in small cities and suburban areas say they would vote for a Democrat compared to 26 percent who say they would vote for a Republican, according to a new NPR/Marist poll released Wednesday. Among all…

California governor signs historic renewables legislation on eve of climate summit

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation on Monday to shift the state to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045. Brown timed the signing of the bill to kick off this week’s global climate summit that will bring officials and activists from around the world to San Francisco. Senate…

Colin Kaepernick just schooled Donald Trump on how capitalism works

Nike’s online sales spiked by 31 percent from the Sunday before Labor Day through the next Tuesday, eclipsing the 17 percent growth Nike saw during the same period in 2017. This followed Nike’s announcement of an ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback…

More than ten thousand city of New York employees stopped paying union dues after Janus decision

More than 10,000 New York City employees — approximately 3 percent — have opted to not pay their union dues following the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Janus v. AFSCME earlier this summer, according to the New York Post. This drop in payments cost unions…