FROM Alex Counts
Bangladeshi Economist Wins Nobel Peace Prize Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank have brought this year's Nobel Peace Prize to Bangladesh. The economist has leveraged tiny loans for as little as $50 dollars to lift millions of people out of poverty. The Nobel Committee said his invention of micro-credit is helping the world move toward the "lasting peace [which] cannot be achieved unless large population groups find ways to break out of poverty."
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.