Trump Has Amassed More Than 3,000 Conflicts of Interest Since Taking Office

March 1, 2020 - 3:05am

The government watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington announced Friday that after more than three years of monitoring President Donald Trump’s conduct, the president has hit a milestone, amassing more than 3,000 conflicts of interest between his businesses and his position in office.

Voters Head to Polls With Anxiety Over Medical Bills as Coronavirus Spreads

March 1, 2020 - 3:01am

As Democratic primary voters head to the polls in South Carolina ahead of Super Tuesday, a new poll found that the American public is more worried about being able to afford unexpected medical bills, insurance deductibles and prescription drug costs than about being able to pay for housing, food and transportation.

The Broader Democratic Socialist Program Won Over Culinary Workers

March 1, 2020 - 1:48am

The Saturday of the Nevada Caucus began just like any other weekend for Monica Smith, an in-room dining server at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Smith works Wednesdays through Mondays and by 7:00 a.m. she was already at her workstation. But that day she was wearing something different: Her Culinary Union t-shirt and a jacket from her volunteer organizer days.
“Don’t forget, today is the day,” she told her boss as she walked in.

Export Ban Should Make Us Re-examine Captive Life of Wild-Caught Elephants

March 1, 2020 - 1:34am

On August 26, 2019, the conservation and animal welfare community celebrated a win for elephants at the 18th summit of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Geneva, Switzerland. Member states decided by majority vote that African elephants may no longer be removed from their natural or historic range in Botswana and Zimbabwe and exported to foreign, captive facilities, except under “exceptional circumstances.”