Diversity in any business has more recently been a goal companies have been striving to achieve as their customer base become more responsive to more non-white employees. The same is true for the journalism business, where a report by The Nation calls out companies for failing to properly diversify their employees. 


The recent decision by Israel to bar two congresswomen from entering the West bank has reignited for some the criticism of Israel, but more specifically the current Netanyahu administration that governs there. On a more personal note, as The Middle East Eye reports, the family of one of the congresswomen, Rashida Tlaib, is particularly disappointed that they did not get to see their daughter, as she had planned to stay with them for several days during her trip.  

As the 2020 election draws closer, and the candidates in the presidential race solidify their places, those running for Senate seats become equally important, along with who ends up in the primary. As The Intercept reports, the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, has been running into issues when it comes to recruiting more moderate Democrats to run for Senate, while simultaneously more progressive Democrats have been picking up some of the slack.      

The calls by Trump that those that cover him negatively are the ‘enemy of the people’ has set many journalists on edge and made them weary about statements made by other politicians that seem to echo that language. In this vein, recent statements by Bernie Sanders, where he mentions that the Washington Post being owned by Jeff Bezos may affect their reporting on Amazon, were derided by the likes of CNN and NPR as being baseless. What FAIR reports however, is that there are plenty of examples to prove Sanders point, but not as much to prove the opposite. 

Here’s the Evidence Corporate Media Say Is Missing of WaPo Bias Against Sanders

As Democratic candidates continue their campaign for the nomination, we see more and more a fight to be authentic and memorable in their speeches and to make themselves known through the ideas they express. However, as Truthdig reports, the speeches given today are not ones that are as momentous as they could be, as history has shown that leaders can be more deliberate in what their saying without being afraid of walking on eggshells. 

Words We’re Not Hearing From Leaders Who Should Be Saying Them

The death of Jeffery Epstein has left many unanswered questions surrounding how and why he died, along with theories concerning who might have been responsible. Seeing less coverage, as Democracy Now! reports, is that the problems have becomes clear with the correctional facility itself, and the problems that plagued it long before Epstein was brought in. 

As the most recent mass shootings of Dayton and El Paso begin to circulate out of the news cycle, the causes, and by extension how to stop these shootings, begin to percolate in the mind of many across the country. In an attempt to offer a new take that many in the US may not have considered, CounterPunch reports on what they believe may be a cause of these shootings, the vast militarized culture that the US has been living in for decades, spurred on by invasion after war after shooting.

While not the biggest news story in the US, the situation in Hong Kong is one that has been progressing at a jagged pace for a while now, with the most recent developments prompting responses from some politicians and pundits in the US. As reported by The Real News Network, the protesters have recently withdrawn from the airport, where there were many confrontations between police and protesters, with the latter group vowing to be more careful about their actions in the future.


The situation in Venezuela continues to be swayed by the whims of Trump and what his administration has decided they want for the South American country. In an effort to highlight the push-back against Trumps policies, The Grayzone reports on the massive protests that have been occurring across Venezuela in protest of the recent embargo’s imposed by the US. 

Venezuela no more Trump protest Maduro kicking


Jonathan Chait with this weeks Tweet of the Week:

After World War II, the US was on top of the world both militarily and economically, putting to shame all the countries that had been ravaged by the war. In the following decades, the US continued building their regional hegemony and expanding their empire across the globe. In recent years however, that power has been shifting away from the US as more and more countries assert their own dominance and the US becomes more isolationist and, as The Ghion Journal reports, this is a pattern all too common with such vast empires throughout history.

1. China vows to counter latest US tariffs while Trump says any deal would have to be on ‘our terms’ (The Independent)2. Israel’s Massive Self-Own (The Atlantic)

3. How Immigration Prosecutions Helped ICE Pad Obama’s Criminal Deportee Statistics (HuffPost)

4. Madoff investigator accuses GE of $38bn fraud (BBC)

5. Lib Dems urged to back Corbyn as interim PM to stop no-deal Brexit (The Guardian)