US eyes quitting United Nations human rights council

Is the United States planning an “imminent” withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council? According to an anonymous source that spoke with Reuters, it’s only a matter of time before the U.S. leaves the organization. “Diplomatic sources said it was not a question of…

Booming oil and a pipeline shortage pose an environmental conundrum in West Texas

With the United States eyeing both a boom in oil production and a widespread pipeline shortage, large oil companies are growing increasingly nervous about meeting demands. At least one, ExxonMobil, is looking to oil-rich Texas to solve that dilemma, setting opponents up to make an…

Is America A Plutocracy or Kakistocracy?

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Not even Congress could get USAG to address its sexual abuse problems

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Heading into Tuesday’s United States Senate hearing on sexual abuse in Olympic sports, there was one witness whom survivors and their supporters were most curious to hear from: Former USA Gymnastics President and CEO, Steve Penny. Penny resigned last spring under pressure from…

UN says US policy of separating families at the border ‘runs counter to human rights’

The United Nations is urging the United States to end its policy of separating asylum-seeking families at the southern border. Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the U.N. human rights office, said Tuesday that she had received information from U.S. civil society groups that indicated several…

U.S. mulls taking more direct role in Yemen by helping capture a crucial port

The United States has supported the Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes in Yemen for the past three years, but it may soon take on a larger role in the war-torn country. Saudi ally United Arab Emirates has reportedly asked the United States for help to capture a key…