Christopher D. Cook

Christopher D. Cook

Christopher D. Cook is an award-winning journalist and author of Diet for a Dead Planet: Big Business and the Coming Food Crisis. Cook has written for Harper's, The Economist, Mother Jones, The Christian Science Monitor and elsewhere. See more of his work at www.christopherdcook.com.

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Saturday, November 04, 2017
Can the Democrats Save Themselves?
Beyond Hillary Clinton’s epic unraveling in 2016, the Democratic Party has been amassing electoral corpses for years. Since President Obama’s 2008 win, the party has lost both houses of Congress and more than 1,000 state legislative seats. Republicans now control both the governorship and...
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Why the Democrats Won't Wake Up
Moments after rightwing Republican Karen Handel won America’s costliest congressional race ever in Georgia’s sixth district, the de rigueur post-election quarrelling erupted: Why did Democrat Jon Ossoff lose, and what does it mean for the Democrats and American politics? Many on the left bemoaned...
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Trump Labor Secretary Acosta’s Deadly Agenda for Workers
With the Senate’s confirmation of new Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Thursday night on a 60 to 38 vote—with a full eight Democrats in support—the Trump administration’s plans to decimate workers’ rights and protections begins in earnest. Acosta inherits an already-embattled Labor Department...
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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Trump’s Labor Nominee, Alexander Acosta, Is More Dangerous than You Think
Overshadowed by the high-octane wars over the Affordable Care Act and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the confirmation of Labor Secretary nominee Alexander Acosta is cruising toward a March 30 Senate committee vote with little fanfare. Yet Acosta’s acquiescence to President Trump’s labor agenda...
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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Earth to the Democrats—Anybody Home?
In the wake of the distressing confirmation of Scott Pruitt to ruin the Environmental Protection Agency—the very agency he has undermined for years—there are important lessons to learn beyond the fact that Republicans outnumber Democrats in the Senate, and that millions of Americans are still...
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Friday, January 27, 2017
How Trump Can Unite the Left
As millions of Democrats, Greens, liberals, progressives, and lefties across America prepare to resist Trump, it’s time to build greater unity and alliances among this vast rainbow of people, communities, and movements. With heightened attacks on immigrants, women, people of color, Muslims, the...
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Friday, January 20, 2017
Trump’s Attack on America
As "President" Trump assumes the Oval Office amid historically rock-bottom public support, the clatter of partisan battling and liberal anger clutters a harsher reality. This moment isn’t about how mad liberals and progressives are, and it’s not about which party is best for America (they both...
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Friday, November 18, 2016
In the Dumps? Ten Ways to Fight Trump
If you care about everything from civil and human rights to economic justice and climate survival, Trump’s impending presidency is terrifying—but the amount of wreckage he can cause depends in part on how people respond. Already, a Dump Trump rebellion is rising up in the streets and online; it’s...
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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Berning Illusions: Why Sanders Can’t Concede to the Clinton Democrats
With a pitched battle over ideas and policy looming at this July’s convention in Philadelphia, the angry chorus urging Bernie Sanders’ concession and “Democratic unity” grows deafening, even among some who voted for him. But the reality is, Bernie can’t (and shouldn't) concede—he would lose all his...
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Thursday, June 02, 2016
Why Bernie Must (and Can) Win
On Tuesday June 7 , voters in California, New Jersey, and four other states can sway the Democratic nomination toward Bernie Sanders – the candidate who all polls show gives Democrats the greatest chance of defeating Donald Trump. Ignoring this factual reality, mainstream media and pundits, even...
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