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John Atcheson

John Atcheson

John Atcheson, 1948-2020, was a long-time Common Dreams contributor, climate activist and author of, "A Being Darkly Wise, and a book on our fractured political landscape entitled, "WTF, America? How the US Went Off the Rails and How to Get It Back On Track". Follow him on Twitter @john_atcheson. John was tragically killed in a California car accident in January 2020.

Articles by this author

 

Just Because Republicans Are Spewing Nonsense on Impeachment Doesn't Mean the "Big Lie" Won't Work

The real jury in an impeachment trial is the people, no the U.S. Senate. But is enough of the nation truly ready to call out the president and is party for what they truly are?

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The Influence of Liars and the Failure of Corporate Media

Why does the "big lie" work? For one thing, there's big money it.

John Atcheson ·


The Missing Stories: Three Big Issues the Media Is Missing

When the media and both political parties represent the interests of the oligarchy, attempts to prop up corporate centrists will fail, and surprises like Trump will be inevitable.

John Atcheson ·


Why We Need a Green New Deal and Half Measures Won't Work

It's too late to rely on the market to solve the crisis we've put ourselves in. No politically acceptable tax or fee will foster the magnitude of change we need, in the time we need it.

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Sorry, President Obama—But We Do Need To Tear Down The System

When neoliberals and centrists defend "the system" or warn against upending it, they’re more likely expressing concerns about their losing their personal power base than they are about the Party winning elections. 

John Atcheson ·


Trump Is Controlling the Narrative On Impeachment

As long as the media and the Democratic Party allow Trump to impose his rhetorical frame on the impeachment process, the prospect of four more years of Trump remains a clear and present danger.

John Atcheson ·


The Neoliberal Assault on Warren's Plan to Pay for Medicare for All

Well, that was quick—and predictable.

John Atcheson ·


Politics as a Food Fight: The Media Is Feeding the Political Divide

False “balance” which infects the entire mainstream media, making it puke out nonsense as if it were news.

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