The New Republic: Married to the mob – what Trump owes the Russian mafia?

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has widened his investigation into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Mueller is looking into Trump's financial dealings with with unsavory Russian businessman, including mobsters and corrupt Kremlin officials. Mueller has his work cut out for him -- the August/September issue of The New Republic has an…

Two people drowned in river baptisms

Two adult men drowned during their baptisms in the Ungwasi River in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania in Africa. “Following the incident, we have agreed on some measures that will ensure the safety of our followers during baptism in the rivers,” Victory Christian Center pastor Samuel Kamigwa was quoted as saying. From Religion News: Kamigwa…

The Immigration Effect

by Lena Groeger There’s a way for President Trump to boost the economy by 4 percent, but he probably won’t like it. President Trump has promised to increase U.S. economic growth – in fact, he’s banking on it. The budget he proposed to Congress in May assumes a 3 percent growth rate, and the White House website promises a…

Proposed Massachusetts law would let cops steal your car if it had a “hidden compartment”

Hey, remember how Bill Clinton doubled down on the War on Drugs, perfecting Reagan's haphazard and shoddily made race-war into a well-oiled incarceration machine that turned America into the world's greatest incarcerator, a nation that imprisoned black people at a rate that exceeded Apartheid-era South Africa? Some Democrats want to double down on their party's…