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Johnson & Johnson To Pay $572 Million In Landmark Opioid Crisis Trial 1

On Monday, Judge Thad Balkman of the Cleveland District Court delivered the ruling in a landmark trial against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. The state of Oklahoma, originally seeking $17 billion from the company, was awarded $572 million dollars (New York Times). In his ruling, Judge Balkman stated that Johnson […]


Purchasing Greenland Is A Geopolitical Chess Piece Rather Than A Real Estate Deal 1

President Donald Trump has seen yet another diplomatic rift resulting from offhanded remarks, this time over the United States purchasing Greenland. Trump suggested the purchase of the Danish controlled – yet sovereign – territory of Greenland to his senior advisors earlier this month. Greenland residents and Danish officials initially responded […]


David Koch, Climate Change Denier And Conservative Mega-Donor Dies, Age 79

On Friday, multi-billionaire, industrialist and political donor David Koch died in his home in Southampton, New York. He had been suffering with long term cancer which he developed earlier in life. Koch has been an important but generally behind-the-scenes player in American politics since the 1980 Presidential race, in which […]


The U.S. Extends Huawei Ban For Another Three Months

The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration on 19 August issued an extension of the ban of the Chinese smartphone and technological equipment manufacturing company, Huawei, from the United States Market. The initiative will provide some issues for the U.S. companies that relied on Huawei equipment to perform their […]


Portland Rally: Far-Right Extremist Group Vow To March Each Month To Declare Antifa As A Domestic Terrorist Organization

On Saturday, 500 far-right supporters traveled from around the country to Portland, Oregon, organized by leaders in the ‘‘western chauvinist’’ Proud Boys fraternity, marching to ‘‘end domestic terrorism,’’ reports the Guardian. This demonstration was the largest the county has seen of the Trump era, with the Proud Boys group rubbing […]