Tag: Fox News

Federal probe sparks push to boot multiple Saudi military students

WASHINGTON — The United States is preparing to remove more than a dozen Saudi military students from a training program and return them to their home country after an investigation into a deadly shooting by a Saudi aviation student at a Florida navy base last month, a U.S. official told The Associated Press. The 21-year-old Saudi Royal Air Force officer, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, opened fire at the base in Pensacola, killing three U.S. sailors and injuring eight other people. The Justice Department has been investigating the incident as an act of terrorism. Officials have said Alshamrani hosted a party ... Read more

If Trump Is Going to Take the Off-Ramp From War, He Needs a Push

A protester waves the Iraq flag while demonstrators set fire to close streets near Tahrir Square during a demonstration to protest against the Iranian missile strike, in Baghdad, Iraq, on January 8, 2020. (Khalid Mohammed / AP Photo) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest ... Read more

Why firing the CEO of a company often doesn’t change anything – Axios

How it works: Managers tend to like, hire and promote people with personalities similar to their own. Corporations therefore have a natural tendency towards monoculture. The mystery of how and why Muilenburg held on to his job for as long as he did can be explained in large part by seeing him less as the cause of the problems at Boeing, and more as a symptom of a bottom-line-oriented corporate culture that dates back to the early 2000s. Jerry Useem has an excellent explanation in The Atlantic of how Boeing’s engineering-led culture was supplanted by McDonnell Douglas’ finance-led culture after ... Read more

This F&$%ing Decade | The Nation

Ann Romney, Donald Trump and Mitt Romney attend a news conference held by Trump to endorse Mitt Romney for president at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Las Vegas on February 2, 2012. (Ethan Miller / Getty Images) I’ve always resisted the notion that new decades are news events, bestowed on us in pre-measured pallets of history to be analyzed later as self-contained units of meaning. But as we ring in 2020, it’s hard not to feel like we’ve been through an epoch we should pause to acknowledge. Being ornery, I’ll date it to 2009, and the beginning of Barack ... Read more

Trump’s Impeachment Goal: Acquittal, if Not Exoneration

Believing he also needs lawyers comfortable in front of the cameras, Trump is considering additional attorneys to mount his defense. “This is not a venue for a legal beagle person. It’s someone who needs political chops and TV skills,” an administration official told me. “This is not a court of law, which Pat would be great at. It’s political theater.” Trump advisers tell me that among those who could play a role are Jay Sekulow, the longtime Trump lawyer with his own radio show who represented the president in the Mueller investigation, and Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard Law School professor ... Read more

The Megyn Kelly Syndrome Strikes Again

Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Travel With The Nation Be the first to hear about Nation Travels destinations, and explore the world with kindred spirits. Sign up for our Wine Club today. Did you know you can support The Nation by drinking ... Read more

“The Loudest Voice” Eviscerates Roger Ailes and Fox News

“The Loudest Voice,” on Showtime, which sizzles forth the story of the Republican media consultant and reprehensible television executive Roger Ailes, opens, in 2017, with an image of his body sprawled on the floor and his brain dying of a subdural hematoma. In a voice-over, Russell Crowe, playing Ailes, anticipates his own obits: “I know what people are gonna say about me. . . . ‘Right-wing, paranoid, fat.’ ” I almost wish I were woke enough to chide “The Loudest Voice” for body-shaming his corpse. But the fat stuff is nicely done, in keeping with the meta-tabloid juiciness of the five-episode miniseries, which was ... Read more

Why I’m Climate Striking Against Fox News on Friday

13-year-old climate activist Alexandria Villaseñor during the eighth week of her climate strike outside of the United Nations on February 1, 2019. (David Villaseñor) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Travel With The Nation Be the first to hear about Nation Travels destinations, ... Read more

Did Fox News Quash Republican Support for the Green New Deal?

People protesting against Fox News outside the company’s headquarters in New York City on March 13th, 2019. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Did Fox News quash Republican support for the Green New Deal? That’s the intriguing implication of a new study. Researchers report that, between December of 2018 and April of 2019, support for the wide-ranging pro-environment initiative rapidly devolved from bipartisan approval to a deep split along party lines. Thanks for watching!Visit Website Given that the GND is based around ideas associated with the political left, it’s not surprising that Republicans might express less enthusiasm for the proposal than Democrats ... Read more

Selling Black and Brown Voters Down the River, One Fox News Town Hall at a Time

Bernie Sanders speaks during a Fox News town hall on April 15, 2019, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (AP / Matt Rourke) Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Support Progressive Journalism The Nation is reader supported: Chip in $10 or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Travel With The Nation Be the first to hear about Nation Travels destinations, and explore the world ... Read more