Monday, September 2, 2019

Veterans related links 090219

“Totally Fearless” Vietnam Hero Finally Awarded the Medal of Honor

The Vietnam War: 1945-1975

Trump Fat-Shames a Supporter Mistaking Him for a Protestor, Reports Say — 'Everything's Good,' Supporter Responds.  Trump has for years gleefully derided the protestors at his rallies

'We avoided tragedy' — No injuries reported after gunman opens fire at Chicago VA hospital

John Brenner was born on May 23, 1943 and passed away on Friday, July 26, 2019.  John was a resident of Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania at the time of passing.  John graduated in 1961 from Northeastern High School in Manchester.  John served in the Army during the Vietnam War in 1966 and returned home to actively serve in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2493, Mt. Wolf, for the rest of his life.  Burial will be in Manchester Union Cemetery.

John A. Brenner.  POSTED JULY 26, 2019 DIEHL FUNERAL HOME.  MOUNT WOLF – John A. Brenner, 76, of Mt. Wolf, PA entered his heavenly home July 26, 2019. John was born in Sydney, NY, May 23, 1943 to the late Doris E. Brenner (Latham) and Clair Brenner. / Together, John and his beloved wife Sandra M. (Aughenbaugh) of 52 years raised three children; John S. Brenner of York (Adrienne), Jane M. Conrad of Mt. Wolf (Daniel), and Jeffrey R. Brenner of Woodbury Heights, NJ (Kristine). Proud of his 6 grandchildren; Matthew J. Schaeffer, Katelyn M. Schaeffer, Samuel J. Brenner, Alexandra M. Brenner, Tipton H. Brenner, Annabelle R. Brenner and his 3 step grandchildren; Ashlee E. Conrad, Bryan F. Conrad, Collin J. Conrad. Preceded in death by sister Mary Brenner, John is also survived by brother Richard Brenner of York (Janet), sister Sally Senft (Brenner) of York (Edwin), brother Robert Brenner of Wellsville (Mary), brother Thomas Brenner of Manchester (Sue) and sister Betsy Swartz (Brenner) of York (Byron) in addition to a large and loving extended family. / John became a volunteer firefighter with Eagle Fire Company No. 1, Mt. Wolf, at the age of 16. He was the elected secretary. / John served in the Army during the Vietnam War in 1966 and returned home to actively serve in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2493, Mt. Wolf, for the rest of his life. During his service in country he was a U.S. Army radio teletype operator. He received the Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He served as Post 2493 Commander, District 21 Commander and State VFW “All-American” Commander. His commitment to veterans included service as the President of the Pennsylvania Veterans War Council and Chairman of the State Veterans Commission. In 2000 he was honored as the York County Veteran Meritorious Service Award recipient. / He was elected to Mt. Wolf Borough Council for 10 years, 2 of which as Council President. He was the elected Judge of Elections in Mt. Wolf Borough for 22 years. President of St. John Lutheran Church Council and an active member of the senior choir for over 50 years. He was active in the Northeastern and Pennsylvania Jaycees; U.S. Jaycees Ambassador and JCI Senator. He received the Lester Wise Memorial Award for distinguished community service. He volunteered as a cubmaster, youth sports coach, and umpire for decades. John graduated in 1961 from Northeastern High School in Manchester. / John retired from Pennsylvania Power & Light Company after 32 years as an electrician. He was a member of the Zeredatha Lodge #451. / Viewings will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, and 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church, 28 North Third Street, Mount Wolf, and Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the church. His service will begin at 11:00 AM Wednesday at the church. Officiating at the service will be his pastor The Reverend Jason Northridge. Burial will be in Manchester Union Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Mount Wolf. / As a community servant, he asked that those willing could offer support to the St. John Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or the Manchester Union Cemetery Veterans Memorial Project at P.O. Box 718, Mount Wolf, PA 17347. Kindly designate to which Memorial fund you are making your donation. / To share memories of John please visit .


Kevin Gorman: Rocky Bleier’s return to Vietnam gives new perspective

Former military records technician accused of bilking millions of dollars from US soldiers and vets

Trump signs executive order cancelling student loan debt for disabled veterans

4th Business Session JWV National Convention

Feds say a veteran's medical records were leaked; Ojeda says they were his

TONY SAVANT, the creator, co-writer, director, producer and 22-year Los Angeles cast member of "Welcome Home, Soldier", directs and acts in this east coast production.  A new production opens November 2, 2019 and runs weekends through December 8th.  BUY TICKETS HERE!  General Admission: $22, Veterans: $15.  This award-winning play, a tribute to Vietnam Veterans, tells true stories about the effects of the Vietnam War and the subsequent homecoming on veterans and their families.

Components of Proactive Health and Well-Being

Veterans Crisis Line: Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?

Start the Conversation: New Tools for Veteran Suicide Prevention.  Use this toolkit to find information about common issues that many Veterans face, as well as concrete steps to help you support a Veteran who may be dealing with emotional distress or at risk for suicide.

Veteran Dies by Suicide in North Carolina VA Parking Lot

Military Psychologist on Emerging Therapies for PTS-D

American Legion commander allegedly stole more than $25K from home association

VA says “Don’t Go it Alone” on International Overdose Awareness Day

VA says “Don’t Go it Alone” on International Overdose Awareness Day

Program connects homeless Veterans to employment initiatives

#hackthenetwork Applies Human-Centered Design to Innovation: At the VHA Innovation Experience, VHA Innovators Network turns its own strategies onto itself to improve innovation in Veteran care

Blood test could predict future diabetes in Vets: VA study shows new way to identify risk years before disease develops

VA, local community gather in Tulsa for Veteran Mental Health Summit

VA’s VITAL program supports student Veterans across the U.S.

Artificial intelligence could help save kidneys: VA, DeepMind make progress on early detection of dangerous kidney condition

VA Secretary calls upon all Americans to help prevent Veteran suicide

#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Ann Gardner Windley

VFW Action Corps Weekly, August 30, 2019

USCIS Policy Manual Update: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues policy guidance on “residence” requirements for acquiring citizenship.  This policy update specifically targets dependent children of U.S. military personnel and U.S. government employees.  This policy change should be rescinded now.

Senate VA Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson of Georgia to Resign U.S. Senate Seat at end of 2019 (half­way through his third term): 'I have concluded that I will not be able to do the job over the long term in the manner the citizens of Georgia deserve’.  He was presented the VFW’s 2019 Congressional Award for his unwavering support to secure the passage of numerous VFW legislative priority goals, to include expedited VA employee accountability, modernizing the VA appeals process, the Forever GI Bill, improving veterans’ health care through the VA MISSION Act, and expanding caregiver programs to veterans of all eras. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas is the second in order of seniority for committee Republicans.

Citing Health, Isakson, Chairman of Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Says He'll Retire

VA partners with National Guard to provide on-site counseling during training weekends

National Guard to Offer Vet Center Help During Drill Weekends

How Does the TRICARE Catastrophic Cap Work?  On August 29th, TRICARE released a policy manual update that will be beneficial to some retirees who are enrolled in TRICARE Prime. The outreach letter will explain.

Retirees Could Receive Tricare Refund Check

V-J Day Commemoration: Visitors to the nation’s capital this long Labor Day weekend are invited to attend the 74th commemoration of the end of World War II at 11 a.m., Sept. 2, at the National World War II Memorial.

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that Returning home for burial with full military honors is Army Cpl. Gudmund C. Johnson, Jr., who was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, when he was captured by enemy forces near Unsan, North Korea. He reportedly died while a prisoner of war at Camp #5, where he was held by the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces. Following his death, his remains could not be recovered. Interment services are pending. 

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that Returning home for burial with full military honors is Army Cpl. Charles H. Grubb, who was a member of Company M, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 1, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Interment services are pending. 

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that Returning home for burial with full military honors is Army Sgt. Gerald B. Raeymacker, who was a member of Battery B, 57th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team. He was reported missing in action on Dec. 6, 1950, in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces. Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. Interment services are pending.  

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that Returning home for burial with full military honors is Navy Seaman 1st Class Stewart Jordan, who was assigned to the USS Nelson, which was anchored off the coast of Normandy, France. He was killed June 12, 1944, when the ship was hit by enemy fire. Following the war, his remains could not be identified. Interment services are pending.     

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that Returning home for burial with full military honors is Navy Seaman 2nd Class Brady O. Prewitt, who was stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The USS Oklahoma was hit multiple times which caused it to capsize quickly and caused the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Prewitt. Interment services are pending.  

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has announced that Returning home for burial with full military honors is Navy Fireman 2nd Class Albert Renner, who was assigned to the battleship USS West Virginia, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941The USS West Virginia sustained multiple torpedo hits, but timely counter-flooding measures taken by the crew prevented it from capsizing, and it came to rest on the shallow harbor floor. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 106 crewmen, including Renner. Interment services are pending. 

DAV Supported Legislation Pending in Congress:
HR 713 - A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the eligibility for beneficiary travel for veterans seeking treatment or care for military sexual trauma in specialized outpatient or residential programs at facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
HR 840 – Veterans’  Access to Child Care Act
HR 1092 – Servicemembers and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act of 2019
HR 2798 – Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act
S 91 – Creating a Reliable Environment for Veterans' Dependents Act of 2019
S 318 – VA Newborn Emergency Treatment Act
S 374 – Servicemembers and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act of 2019
S 514 – Deborah Sampson Act
S. 2216 – Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures for Veteran Caregivers Act
VVA Supported Legislation Pending in Congress:
HR 299 – Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act [signed into law (Public Law 116-23 ) by the president on June 25, 2019]
IAVA Supported Legislation Pending in Congress:
H.R.663 – Burn Pits Accountability Act
FRA Supported Legislation Pending in Congress:
HR 333 – Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act
HR 464 – Military Retiree Survivor Comfort Act
HR 553 – Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act
HR 613 – TRICARE Reserve Select Improvement Act
HR 801 – Reserve Component Employer Incentive, Compensation, and Relief Act
HR 1257 – ?
HR 2422 – SFC Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019
HR 2481 – Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act
S 164 – TRICARE Reserve Improvement Act
S 191 – Burn Pits Accountability Act
S 509 – ?
S 622 – Military Widow's Tax Elimination Act of 2019
S 697 – Next Step Act of 2019
S 785 — Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019
S 1370 – Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act
JWV Supported Veterans’ Bills Pending in Congress
HR 96 – Would amend Title 38 of the United States Code to require the Secretary of Veterans
Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service to all eligible
HR 663 – Burn Pit Registry Act
HR 3356 – Veterans Expedited TSA Screening Safe Travel Act
HR 3504 – Ryan Kules Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019
S 191 – Burn Pit Registry Act
S 1539 – Securing American Non-Profit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019
S 1615 – MOMS Leave Act
S 1881 – Veterans Expedited TSA Screening Safe Travel Act
Other Veterans’ Bills Pending in Congress:
HR 2617 – OATH (Service Member’s Occupational and Environmental Transparency Health) Act
For details and status on these and other bills, see:

Here's Who's Affected by New Citizenship Policy for Children of Troops Serving Overseas

New Citizenship Policy to Affect Roughly 25 Military Children Per Year, Officials Say

SecDef Says He'll Work with VA on Vets' Environmental Health Concerns

Wilkie Promises No VA Budget Cuts in 2021 Request

Authorities Investigating 'Person of Interest' in Suspicious Deaths at VA, Senator Says

Former VA medical official charged in deaths of three patients

Authorities investigating 10 suspicious deaths at VA hospital, including one ruled a homicide

USS Arizona Memorial Repairs Near Completion

McAllen VA and Food Bank partner to fight hunger: More than 1,000 received food assistance at four events

New theme unites partners at VA/DoD Suicide Prevention Conference: “Many Roles. One Mission.

MOVE! Program graduates its first class

Trouble sleeping? Facebook Live event to offer expert help

Army Veteran’s ‘can do’ attitude helps him on golf course

Lease signature returns hope and pride to formerly homeless Veteran

A letter home: Edgar Andrews

#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Vito Monteleone

#VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Ruth Kinzeler

Overdose Education for Veterans: Learning to Use Naloxone

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program

VA Center For Medication Safety (VA MedSAFE)

Veterans Crisis Line: Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?  Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

Trump Signs Order For Disabled Veteran Loan Forgiveness

Emails show Veterans Affairs officials' scorn for 'Mar-a-Lago 3'

5 Indicted for Alleged Scheme to Steal Millions From Military Members and Veterans: Potential victims of fraud and identity theft will be notified, and Defense will provide free credit monitoring services.

Steve Cohen Is Spending Millions to Help Veterans. Why Are People Angry?  The hedge fund billionaire’s efforts to assist veterans with PTSD have thrust him into the fight over privatizing the VA and led some people to question his motives.

Trump Signs Order For Disabled Veteran Loan Forgiveness

Trump Administration to Automatically Forgive Federal Student Loan Debt for Totally and Permanently Disabled Veterans: Presidential Memorandum builds on Secretary DeVos’ efforts to provide relief for eligible borrowers

Report on SOVA Activities at the VFP 34th Annual Convention

Deported Veterans Issues & Advocacy Project

The Initiative to Clean up Unexploded Bombs in Vietnam

Could a new drug treat veterans with severe depression? President Trump thinks so.

Millions of Veterans to Be Memorialized Online in VA Legacy Project

Community clinic is custom-fit ‘Jewell’ for prosthetic patient

Borne The Battle #160: Benefits Breakdown – Assistive Technology Program

The future of Patient Experience at VA: The way we treat Veterans today is the reason they will choose VA tomorrow

Biofeedback useful for headaches and other conditions: VA researchers' ‘evidence map’ summarizes past findings and highlights where more study is needed

VA partners with Clubhouse International to help Veterans with recovery: Creating a community for those with mental illness

Veterans find new careers, opportunities, through Operation (IN) Reach

VA psychologists help Veterans overcome self-stigma: Self-stigma can be a major barrier to seeking mental health support

Veterans: Your time is valuable – make the most of it.  Join 4.9 million Veterans already using VA’s Online Patient Portal

TEE Tournament teaches golf for blind, amputees, paralyzed: Veterans talk about healing effects of adaptive sports on the greens

Let’s Roll: NCA and Carry The Load host a National Day of Service on September 11

Sec. Wilkie Statement on Chairman Isakson's Retirement

VA, DAV partner to help Veterans ‘TEE’ up: Annual event focuses on rehabilitation through adaptive golf and recreational activities

Deployment Really Can Give You a Pain in the Gut. The VA Is Researching It

Criminal Justice and Racism links 090219

Police in Alabama planted drugs and guns on over 1,000 innocent Black men

Sister Helen Prejean

Attorney details what led to suspect's surrender in Philadelphia standoff

The 1619 Project – 400th anniversary of slavery in US

Reading Guide: Quotes, Key Terms, and Questions

Let's talk about a wholesome story for 2019 in Arkansas....

Here’s why Trump’s rabid base will never see the light: They’ve turned to the ‘dark side’

Trump Blocks US From Appointing Anyone to UN Committee on Racism

The Black Africans who ruled Europe from 711 to 1789

Court Upholds North Dakota Law Stripping Voting Rights From Native Americans

California high school students caught giving Nazi salute in video

'Nation' reporter slaps Newt Gingrich silly over history of slavery

1619. The 400th anniversary of the real founding of America.

Ohio white nationalist with weapons arsenal arrested after threatening a Jewish Community Center

If Trump really cared about Jews, he'd resign and just go away

Bullies stepped on Erick Erickson's "racial lens" and boy, is he mad

Let's all say it together: Stephen Miller is a white supremacist

The Trail Of Tears: Government-Approved Ethnic Cleansing That Removed 100,000 Native Americans From Their Ancestral Lands

Vigilant Struggle: The long arc of Reconstruction.

Racism and Sexism Combine To Shortchange Working Black Women



Toni Morrison: Prophet with a Sharp Pen


How can we fight white nationalist terror when press won't even call Trump racist?

What Kirsten Gillibrand can teach her party about race

Missing Barbara Jordan

John Legend Straight Up Calls Donald Trump “A Piece Of Shit"


See Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana Praise Miles Davis in New Doc Trailer: Birth of the Cool, Stanley Nelson’s comprehensive film on the trumpeter’s life and art, will open in New York, L.A. in August

Scoop: Jared Kushner tells donors ex-prisoners are joining the GOP

400th Anniversary Ceremony of First Africans in Virginia: American History TV was live from Fort Monroe for the 400th anniversary ceremony commemorating the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia and the dedication of a new visitor center.

How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time | Baratunde Thurston

The Definition of Racism/White Supremacy

Sister Helen Prejean Explains It All for You: At 80, she is publishing a memoir about her social activism.

Can Black People Be Racist?

Black people can’t be racist

Black Engineer Invents Gloves That Turn Sign Language into Audible Speech

Documentary to examine lynching and its lasting effects

Woman Who Called Michelle Obama An Ape Sentenced To Prison For Embezzling Funds: Pamela Taylor was sentenced to 10 months in prison for stealing flood recovery funds.

A Deal with the Devil: The Dark and Twisted True Story of One of the Biggest Cons in History

A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL: The Dark and Twisted True Story of One of the Biggest Cons in History


Therapists, What Made You Realize You Were Treating A Sociopath? (AskReddit)

In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation.

Their Family Bought Land One Generation After Slavery.  The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It.

Economics and Corruption related links 090219

Farmers back Trump's tariff fight, but don't think it helps them: As 2020 candidates make their pitch to Iowa, polls reveal a complicated political calculus behind trade policy.

Safe Injection Sites are Another Tool on the Path to Recovery

Making sure sober homes are safe

Tories willing to sabotage UK out of blind hatred of EU: Boris Johnson has made it easier for EU leaders to refuse to budge on Brexit deal

British diplomats to pull out from EU decision-making meetings within days: Critics say No 10 move to quit bloc’s institutional structures leaves UK blindsided

Sweeping powers to impose curfews and alter the law under no-deal Brexit

Brexit has turned our government into an Orwellian Ministry of Truth: While businesses struggle with the red tape of no-deal planning, ministers are busy with commemorative coins

Dominic Cummings isn’t bluffing – he’s ‘deadly serious’ about no-deal Brexit, say former colleagues
The adviser believes faith in politics can get a lot worse - and Brexit must be delivered to stave off populism

Farmers Hit Back as USDA Chief Sonny Perdue Mocks Those Harmed by Trump Trade War as 'Whiners'
"He doesn't understand what farmers are dealing with, and he's the head of the Department of Agriculture. He's supposed to be working for farmers."

Trump’s Push to Bring Back Jobs to U.S. Shows Limited Results

Philip Hammond: ‘To say that people voted for hard Brexit simply isn’t true’

Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe Users’ Audio Chats

Trump finally acknowledges his tariffs could hit consumers

Is Boris Johnson bluffing?  The PM is genuinely banking on last minute concessions from Europe. But he has made a grave miscalculation

Tom Watson urges Labour to work with Lib Dems to stop no-deal Brexit: Labour deputy leader says union with Jo Swinson only way to block no-deal Brexit

Johnson sparks cross-party backlash over Brexit 'collaboration' claim: MPs say language is associated with fascism and could put politicians and staff at risk

Tories plan to strip holiday pay, workers’ rights, employer pension contributions after Brexit

'It’s All Doom and Gloom.' A Key Indicator of Recession Just Triggered in Both the U.S. and the U.K.

How Many Hogs Can Be Slaughtered Per Hour? Pork Industry Wants More

Trump’s recession risk rises: A closely watched gauge in the bond market suggests the economy is heading into a recession soon.

The Next Recession Is Going to Be Brutal: The economy is showing signs of turning, and the people who saw the least benefit from the latest boom are now the most vulnerable ahead of the next bust

Let's talk about economics and the #TrumpRecession....

Remain Would Win 55-45 In Second Referendum, Poll Shows

New report launches ‘Farmers for a People’s Vote’: The report warns that No-Deal could put over 50% of UK farms out of business.

Recession fears prompt selling in global stock markets

Don’t fall for Boris Johnson’s criminal justice con tricks

Benefits and pensions for UK nationals in the EU, EEA or Switzerland if there's a no-deal Brexit.  This guidance explains the rights of UK nationals in the EU, European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to benefits and pensions if there’s a no-deal Brexit.

Why Are Europeans (So Much) Happier Than Americans? What Makes a Society a Genuinely Happy Place — and How America Got it Wrong


Economic Update: 3 Basic Kinds of Socialism

Iowa Farmers Stick With Trump Despite Trade War: President’s trade battle with China has hit Farm Belt hard, but not his support in heavily rural area

Trump tells crowd it has 'no choice' but to vote for him over economy

Let's talk about Trump telling the truth about the economy....

American taxpayers paid over $90 billion more under Trump tax law

There are reasons to be cheerful. These are the dying days of a rancid old order: In the UK and the US, the political wind will soon change in favour of those demanding good government

Crisis conditions at Geneva center for girls being investigated

Turkish army pension fund to buy British Steel

Estimated 1.5 million British passports won’t be valid for travel to Europe in no-deal Brexit Some passports with fifteen months left before expiration won’t be valid

Owen Jones: Left-wing commentator attacked in ‘blatant premeditated assault’ outside London pub
‘I’m absolutely not [changing my behaviour.] What can you do?’

Tories plan to raise the state pension age to 75 over the next 16 years.  EXCLUSIVE: Government will raise age of state pension from 67 to 75 based on think tank findings from Iain Duncan Smith

'I don't see a recession': Trump, advisers downplay economic fears.  "Our consumers are rich," Trump told reporters Sunday. "I did a tax cut. They're loaded up with money."

Ian Blackford urges: Seize control of Westminster to block No Deal

No 10 rejects demands for parliament to be recalled over Brexit: Calls from MPs came after leak of papers detailing probable damage under no-deal scenario

Let's talk about Apple, Trump, Trade Wars, and Farmers....

Trumka to SMART: Change Comes From Standing Together in Unions

Pound news - live: Sterling briefly soars as Merkel raises hopes of 'practical solutions' to Brexit backstop.  Follow live business updates

Yes, Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland

Trump cancelled his trip to Denmark — because they won’t sell him Greenland

Trump postpones meeting with Danish leader over refusal to sell Greenland

Danes react with anger after Trump cancels state visit over Greenland dispute: "The reality is stranger than fiction," tweeted one lawmaker.

Coincidentally, Obama is visiting Denmark in late September

Why Are Brexiteers So Desperate for a 2019 Brexit?

Trump admits his trade war could lead to recession by says, ‘I have to do it.’

Federal Court: First Amendment Protects Sharing Food With Homeless People

JP Morgan: Families will be charged $1,000 more because of Trump. Will wipe out tax cuts.

When will the media finally admit that the Trump economy hasn't been so 'great'?

Whew! Breathe easy, folks. Larry Kudlow, Trump's chief economic adviser, sees 'no recession at all'

It Won’t be the Coming Crash that Kills the World Economy

Trump confirms he'd like to buy Greenland: 'Essentially, it's a large real estate deal'

Signs of recession appear, and Trump responds with predictable conspiracy theory temper tantrum

Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK instead after Brexit

Are we heading for a global recession? - BBC Newsnight

Boris Johnson Interviewed Me for His Column. Here’s What Didn’t Make It Into Print.  On Brexit, race, and criminal justice, Britain’s new prime minister has always played both sides for maximum expediency.

The American Workplace Still Won’t Accommodate Pregnant Workers: Pregnant women face discrimination up and down the economic ladder—but low-wage workers suffer the most.

You're more likely to achieve the American dream if you live in Denmark

Trump's latest plan to undermine Social Security

Boris Johnson puts his foot up on a table in the Élysée Palace during his meeting with President Macron

The US economy created half a million fewer jobs last year than previously thought

Brexit: Endgame - The $20T Secret, with Stephen Fry

UK Pensioners ‘Suffering The Worst Poverty Rate In Western Europe’: Tories Warned Against Further Rises To The State Pension Age.

Bias In Medicine: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Let's Decode Trump's Afta-NAFTA Trade Deal

Hightower: Punishing Trade Pirates? It's Complicated

Economy Not So Rosy for the Middle Class

Time to Change is Now

The Value of Community College: Community colleges are a crucial stepping stone, and they cost far less than four-year schools. They should be free.

You Don’t Save Money By Forcing People to Go Hungry: Food stamps helped me get back on my feet during a tough time. Cutting them is lose-lose.

Republican Attacks on the Social Security 2100 Act are an Assault on Public Health

Bolstering Call to Expand Social Security, New Reporting Reveals How Corporations Are Offloading Pensions: Not only are pensions being offered less, existing pensions are being transferred to insurers, with employees suffering consequences

Revised Profit Data Are Good News But Don’t Reverse Decades of Wage Stagnation

Trump’s Lies To Labor: Trump pretends to like union members — but he really likes the fat cats.

The Myth of the Rugged Individual: In America today, your life chances depend largely on how you started—where you grew up and how much your parents earned.

Where Your Tax Dollars Really Go: Contrary to Republican talking points, programs like welfare and food stamps make up a tiny fraction of the federal budget.

Incremental: The Verboten Word

Populists on Right and Left Struggle with Globalists

Harris’s Fake Medicare-for-All Plan: Critics have largely missed its major reliance on expanded commercial insurance falsely branded as Medicare.

The Plausible Path to Medicare for All: Time for journalists and corporate Democrats to stop distorting the real policy choices

Trump’s Effective Intimidation of the Powerful Federal Reserve: The Fed entrenches the power of the banks without accountability inside Washington.

Bernie's Plan to Address the Retirement Crisis: Good It Exists, But Not Nearly Enough to Solve the Problem

Just as in 1914, the Brexit buildup is making calamity feel inevitable: The Damascene moment remainers hoped for shows no sign of coming, and disaster feels all too predictable

Let's talk about Trump's trade war, automation, and board games....

Boris Johnson seeks legal advice on five-week parliament closure ahead of Brexit: Secret plan to block any delay in leaving EU is likely to anger European leaders at G7 summit

Bath baker feels 'angered' and 'betrayed' by letter denying him settled status after Brexit: Famous Brittany-born baker has been UK based for 31 years but now has permission to stay for 5 more years only - for now

Northern Ireland is already spiralling out of control but no one is paying attention: Scenes reminiscent of the Troubles are already happening – even before a no-deal Brexit threatens to throw fuel on the flames

Britain is becoming Trump’s geopolitical chess piece: The US-UK relationship is creating a serious and imminent risk to the EU

Kristol: Trump looks 'demoralized' at G7 meetings.  In the face of possible economic distress, trade wars and a re-election campaign, conservative writer Bill Kristol says President Trump looks demoralized at the G7 meetings.

Let's talk about trade, taxes, emergencies, and power....

Chris Wallace finally loses it on Trump as market plunges

Boris Johnson stakes future on Donald Trump after Brexit. The gamble may break Britain

The Amazon Cannot Be Recovered Once It’s Gone: The fires blazing in Brazil are part of a larger deforestation crisis, accelerated by President Jair Bolsonaro.

Trump 'Ordered' U.S. Businesses to Cut Ties With China. Here's the Obscure Federal Law That Might Grant Him the Authority

Trade tensions aren't going away. Investors, beware

Trump confronts deep divides with G-7 leaders: The president emphasized unity, but stark differences over climate change, North Korea, and tariffs between Trump and other world leaders have been evident this weekend in France.

Trump finds himself on his heels fumbling at G-7

The Next 100 Years: A forecast for the 21st century. George Friedman

Larry Kudlow Lies, Claims CNN Host Used Bogus Video Against Trump At G7: Larry Kudlow couldn't defend Trump's China policy so he ate up the allotted time with "out of context" excuses.

Of Gods & Bosses: Has Capitalism Become a Religion?

Living to Live: Rethinking Work & Idleness

CHURCH & STATE | Vouchers Pose a Threat to Public Schools and to the Public Good

Fort Collins, church reach agreement on lockers for homeless


Brexit has sunk our democracy

Remainers will do anything to stop Brexit, except install Corbyn as PM. Why?  Many believe a Corbyn-led government is as toxic as Brexit itself. But MPs’ options are running out

A pro-democracy movement against Boris Johnson has been born – are you with us?
Throughout the land people are sharing stories of why democracy is important to them. Together we can bring down Johnson and end this farce

Brexit backlash begins as Scottish Tory leader quits: More than 1 million people have signed a petition against the prorogation of parliament.

Confessions Of An American Opium-Prescriber

Justice is Good for Our Health: Pockets of Poverty

The return of disaster capitalism: A no-deal Brexit is to Johnson and Hunt what the financial crisis was to Cameron and Osborne – an opportunity to rebalance power and wealth in society away from labour and towards capital.

Trump wants to cut taxes for rich people yet again: Indexing capital gains to inflation, as Trump is considering, would overwhelmingly benefit the top 1 percent.

New tariffs on shoes, televisions, diapers, and other Chinese-made products take effect Sunday.  Here’s what it means for you.


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China, U.S. kick off new round of tariffs in trade war

This weekend's tariffs are not like the others