Thursday, July 20, 2017
Tom Engelhardt
Empire of Destruction: Precision Warfare? Don’t Make Me Laugh
You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of taking out a carefully identified and tracked human being just...
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Jeffrey D. Sachs
Lies and the Lying Lobbyists Who Tell Them
The greatest problem in Washington is not polarization but lying. The legislative machinery has ground to a halt not because of the great divide between liberals and conservatives but because of the...
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Katherine Paul, Ronnie Cummins
Organics: Ferreting Out the Fraudulent Few, While Demanding Higher Standards, Better Enforcement
A recent series of articles by a Washington Post reporter could have some consumers questioning the value of the USDA organic seal. But are a few bad eggs representative of an entire industry?...
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RoseAnn DeMoro
The Public Option – Doomed From the Start
With the collapse of the dismal Republican healthcare bill, some Democrats are reviving talk of a public option as the cure for the holes in the Affordable Care Act that opened the door for the GOP...
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Sarah van Gelder
To the Millions Who Have Stood Up to the Trump Administration: Thank You
The Republican health care bill is dead. Good riddance. The bill was so harsh that even Donald Trump called the House version “mean.” And yet, this legislation was stopped at a time when Republicans...
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Robert C. Koehler
Dead Civilians and the Language of War
Finally it comes down to this: Some people are expendable. In certain parts of the world — where we and our allies are waging war — the expendable people come in two categories: terrorists (good...
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Adam Johnson
Corporate Media Largely Silent on Trump’s Civilian Death Toll in Iraq
Earlier this week, human rights group Amnesty International issued a lengthy report accusing US-backed forces of “repeated violations of international humanitarian law, some of which may amount to...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Chase Strangio
Lawmakers in Texas Are Returning to the Capitol for More Anti-Trans Discrimination
In Texas, transgender young people and their families have become accustomed to sustained attacks on their basic humanity. Throughout the last legislative session, which concluded in May with most of...
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Robert Reich
6-Month Update for Trump Voters
So after six months, has he delivered what he promised you? 1. He told you he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “beautiful.” You bought it. But he didn’t repeal and he didn’t replace...
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Medea Benjamin
The Torture-Friendly Trump Administration
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Donald Trump is pro-torture. He said on the campaign trail he’d approve waterboarding “in a heartbeat,” plus “ a hell of a lot worse.” He added : “Only a...
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Kerri Kennedy
Engagement With North Korea Works
Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea are at an all-time high — and continue to escalate following North Korea’s test of a missile that can supposedly reach Alaska. It’s still possible to turn...
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Ken Levy
Yes, Crimes Were Committed
On several Sunday talk shows, Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow vigorously denied both that Trump had known last summer about the June 9 meeting (among Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort,...
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John Atcheson
Our Aversion to Doom and Gloom Is Dooming Us
I worked for over 35 years in the environmental field, and one of the central debates I encountered was whether to "tell it like it is," and risk spreading doom and gloom, or to focus on a more...
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Ralph Nader
Detecting What Unravels Our Society – Bottom-up and Top-down
The unraveling of a society’s institutions, stability and reasonable order does not sound alarms to forewarn the citizenry, apart from economic yardsticks measuring poverty, jobs, wages, health,...
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LeeAnn Hall
Health Victory Opens Way to Better Care for All
Today, we have a lot to celebrate. We saved health care for 23 million people – and for our whole country. Yes, it was the months of tireless effort by opponents of the Trump-Republican health care...
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Michael Winship
That Night the Lights Went Out
Forty years ago this summer, the lights went out. It was July 13, 1977, a hot, muggy night here in Manhattan. Lightning strikes set off a cascade of mechanical failures at Con Edison that plunged...
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Jim Hightower
The Partisan Use Of Preemption Is Surging
We the People are being burgled. Again. The latest hit is just the latest in a long string of political robberies, a nationwide crime wave being pulled off by moneyed elites and their political...
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Linda Tirado
The Coastal Elite Is Real. I’m Part of It.
There’s a thing that happens in any social movement where the people who are negatively impacted by something attempt to articulate the unquantifiable, and people with privilege pretend there’s no...
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Adil E. Shamoo, Bonnie Bricker
Yemen Policy is Creating More Terrorists
As Iraq finally pries the death grip of the Islamic State off of its bloodied form, you’d think US policy would reflect the lessons learned from killing innocent civilians and destroying the basic...
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John Feffer
A Fairy Tale from 2050
Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land. When I describe this event to children today, it really does sound to them like a fairy tale. Once upon a time --...
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Mary Bottari, David Armiak
Trump Team, ALEC, Koch Industries Debate Gerrymandering the U.S. Senate in Denver
Now that GOP state legislators have control over 32 state legislatures (both chambers), thanks in large part to partisan gerrymandering, some extremists are preparing to use their clout to...
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Indivisible Project
McConnell’s Unbelievably Reckless Plan B: Repeal ACA With Nothing to Replace It
Republicans considered going this same route in January but abandoned that approach after just a few weeks of thinking about it. That’s because the effects of full repeal are devastating, and even...
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Robert Weissman
How Trump the Populist Became Trump the Corporate Shill
Just before his inauguration six months ago, Donald Trump said in a news conference that pharmaceutical companies are "getting away with murder." Trump correctly noted that "we're the largest buyer...
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Brian Trautman, Gerry Condon, & Samantha Ferguson
Veterans Call on US to Sign Nuclear Ban Treaty
On July 7th, 2017, the United Nations (UN), in a historic decision, approved a legally binding instrument to ban nuclear weapons, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons . Months of...
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Peter Dreier
Clancy Sigal Has... 'Gone Away' (1926-2017)
Writer Clancy Sigal died last night (Monday) at 90. At any given time, I have 10 to 12 used paperback copies of his autobiographical novel “Going Away” on my bookshelf at home. Whenever I go to a...
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Monday, July 17, 2017
Margaret Klein Salamon
The Planet Is Warming. And It's Okay to Be Afraid
Last Week, David Wallace-Wells wrote a cover story for of New York Magazine , " The Uninhabitable Earth ," on some of the worst-case scenarios that the climate crisis could cause by the end of this...
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Peter Van Buren
How to Sustain Perpetual War? Easy: Hide the Bodies
Sustaining America’s state of post-9/11 perpetual war requires skillful manipulation of the public at home. The key tool used for this purpose is the bloodless narrative, a combination of policy,...
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Lawrence Wittner
How Much Is a Boss Worth?
An awful lot of Americans are skeptical about the value of their nation’s corporate executives. As a 2016 nationwide survey reveals, 74 percent of Americans believe that top corporate executives are...
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Katherine Culliton-González
Immigration Data That Trump’s “Election Integrity” Commission May Use Is a Pretext to Suppress Latino Voting Rights
Much has been written that clearly demonstrates that Donald Trump’s one-sided “election integrity” commission is a sham that will be used to justify generalized voter suppression . Many states have...
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Robert Reich
The Trump Standard
What did Trump say when confronted with proof that his son jumped at the prospect of meeting with a “ Russian government attorney ” offering to dish dirt on Hillary Clinton as “part of Russia and its...
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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
Now Is The Time For Prophetic Moral Action
On Thursday, July 13 th , Senate Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the latest version of his last ditch effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, whatever the cost. In obedience to Jeremiah 22, which...
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Alfred W. McCoy
Trump’s Road to Debacle in the Greater Middle East
The superhighway to disaster is already being paved. From Donald Trump’s first days in office, news of the damage to America’s international stature has come hard and fast. As if guided by some...
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Chris Hedges
Eugene Debs and the Kingdom of Evil
TERRE HAUTE, Ind.—Eugene Victor Debs, whose home is an infrequently visited museum on the campus of Indiana State University, was the most important political figure of the 20th century. He built the...
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Donna Smith
Ode to the SiCKO Decade and Single-Payer Power
When Michael Moore’s documentary film, SiCKO, was released in June 2007, the nation was yet to elect our first African American president, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA/...
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Sunday, July 16, 2017
Jim Hightower
1984 at the Grocery Store
Wall Street analysts tell us that Amazon’s $14 billion buyout of Whole Foods isn't only a win-win for both of them, but also for consumers, for Amazon intends to lower the organic grocer's prices...
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Brent Patterson
Will Mexico sign on to the energy proportionality provision in NAFTA?
This past April U.S. President Donald Trump made comments about Canadian energy exports in relation to the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) set to begin next...
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Ray McGovern
Moral Corrosion of Drone Warfare
Required by court order to appear before a judge in Syracuse, New York, on July 12, some out-of-towners had already arrived there when the court granted the prosecution’s last-minute request for more...
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Rebekah Barber
The Limits of the Sandra Bland Act
Two years ago this week, Sandra Bland was found hanged in her jail cell in Waller County, Texas, three days after State Trooper Brian Encinia stopped her for failing to signal a lane change and...
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Joe Lo
All the Fun of the (Arms) Fair This Sunday
This Sunday, families will gather in the Cotswolds to lay picnic blankets, relax in the sunshine and watch pilots perform incredible flying feats above them. Meanwhile in Yemen, 10,000 people have...
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César Chelala
Gazans Are the Victims of Their Own and Israel's Leadership
The curtailing of electricity to Gaza conducted by the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah in connivance with Israeli authorities seriously hurts the people of that region. They have become the victims...
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Saturday, July 15, 2017
Sue Branford, Maurício Torres
Temer Signs Law That Could See Millions of Acres Lost in the Amazon
BRASILIA, Brazil: On 11 July, President Michel Temer signed into law important new legislation (MP 759) that paves the way for land thieves, who have illegally occupied and cleared vast areas of...
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Erin Sagen
A Trillion-Ton Iceberg Broke Off Antarctica and All I Can Think About Is Food
On Wednesday, an iceberg the size of Delaware broke loose from Antarctica and floated into the sea. Researchers, who had been anticipating the breakup since 2014, say that it cannot be attributed to...
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Steve Suppan
The Biotech Trade Empire Strikes Back—at USDA!
The American Farm Bureau organized letter on proposed new rules regulating genetically engineered (GE) crops is short, just two pages, with three pages of agribusiness signatories, 103 organizations...
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Joseph Nevins
Pursuing ‘A Radical Faith’ in the Trump Era
In its article on the new Trump initiative to arrest parents suspected of having arranged to bring their children to the United States with the help of smugglers, The New York Times reported on José...
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Ivanka Trump Christopher Brauchli
Sons and Daughters
Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard. Anonymous It had to be an incredibly exciting day for her. Of course, “Take your daughter to work” days are always exciting for the children. They get to watch...
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Friday, July 14, 2017
RoseAnn DeMoro
Nurses Scolded: Not OKAY to Play Hardball with Democrats
"We have not made a single gain in civil rights without determined legal and nonviolent pressure… It is a historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily." –Dr...
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Neal Gabler
Trump Bet Americans Would Like His Un-Presidential Antics. He May Be Right.
Political pundits have been intoxicated lately by explanations as to why Democrats always seem to be behind the eight ball — never mind that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote; that liberal...
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Samantha Cerra
Dear Senators: I Took an Oath to Do No Harm. You Should, Too.
Dear Members of the U.S. Senate, My name is Samantha and I have been a pediatrician for exactly 360 days. I work in Southwestern Virginia, for a hospital system that also provides care to underserved...
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Brandon DeBot
Wealthy, Corporations Still Win Big Under Revised Senate GOP Health Bill
Senate Republicans have removed two of their health bill’s many regressive tax cuts — those repealing the so-called Medicare taxes (the additional 0.9 percent Hospital Insurance payroll tax on high-...
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Laura Bonham
Back to the Future: Universalizing Resistance, Democratizing Power
Every year to celebrate Independence Day, I watch the film 1776, based on the hit Broadway play. It is centered on the writing of the Declaration of Independence. If you know your history, it...
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Donald Trump’s Climate Change Denial Ignites the Grass Roots
As “Russiagate” becomes a full-blown conflagration threatening to consume Donald Trump’s presidency, his denial of human-induced global warming continues to threaten a planet already on fire. The...
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Sonali Kolhatkar
The NRA Is Playing a Deadly Game in Labeling the Left as Violent
The courageous activists who spearheaded the historic Women’s March the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration have organized a new action: a march scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, from...
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Dustin Axe
The Role of the Indivisible Movement in the Resistance
There are thousands of grassroots organizations across the country that makeup the resistance. Each one has different strengths and weaknesses based on their size, who their members are, and what...
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William Astore
Preparing for Doomsday: A Shelter-in-Place Mentality Is the New American Normal
Has there ever been a nation as dedicated to preparing for doomsday as the United States? If that’s a thought that hasn’t crossed your mind, maybe it’s because you didn’t spend part of your life...
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Ann Wright
US Experts Say North Korean Leadership May Be Ruthless and Reckless, But They Are Not Crazy
Despite the rhetoric from the Trump administration about military confrontation with North Korea, the common theme of many U.S. experts on North Korea is that the U.S. presidential administration...
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Aditi Katti
Tenants March to Stop Giveaways to Wall Street Landlords
It was a brutally hot and humid day in the nation’s capital and Margie Mathers needed a cane to get up to the podium, but the Florida senior had a story she was determined to tell. “When I moved into...
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Jeff Bryant
Why Teachers Don’t Trust Betsy DeVos, And Neither Should You
The nation’s largest organization representing classroom teachers, the three million-member National Education Association, is getting plenty of guff over its decision to stonewall U.S. Secretary of...
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Nafeez Ahmed
US and UK Acting Above the Law to Support the Saudi War in Yemen
Britain and America are above the law. Our complicity in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen proves it. This week, the High Court in London ruled that British arms sales to Saudi Arabia are lawful,...
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Alana Romain
This Map Shows Just How Dire Things Could Get If Planned Parenthood Is Defunded
The misconception that Planned Parenthood is little more than an abortion provider has long led many right-wing voters and politicians to argue that the organization shouldn't receive any government...
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Isaiah Poole
Get Back Your Right To Take Your Bank To Court
Wall Street, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and right-wing Republicans are ganging up again this week against consumers who want to hold financial institutions that rip them off accountable. The target...
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Robert C. Koehler
Nukes and the Global Schism
The United States boycotted the U.N. negotiations to ban — everywhere across Planet Earth — nuclear weapons. So did eight other countries. Guess which ones? The international debate over this...
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Paul Seamus Ryan
The Smoking Gun for Donald Trump Jr. and the Trump Campaign Committee
On Saturday, the New York Times broke the news of a previously unreported Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 between a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer and Donald Trump Jr., Trump campaign chairman...
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Diane Ravitch
DeVos’s New Cause: The Rights of Those Accused of Raping Women on Campus
DeVos’ world gets stranger by the day. After hearing from rape victims, DeVos and her top civil rights official have decided to champion the rights of those accused of raping the women. The New York...
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John Atcheson
The Greatest Story Too Rarely Told: America Is an Oligarchy
OK. Enough. It’s time to quit being “balanced” or “non-partisan” or whatever other euphemism the elite establishment media uses to justify ignoring the two biggest elephants in our national living...
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Donald Trump and Kris Kobach John Light
Trump’s Voter Suppression Team is Playing the Long Game
Earlier this week, the ACLU and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law each filed separate lawsuits against the Trump administration, alleging that its Commission on Election Integrity is...
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Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping Jill Richardson
Is This How the World Sees America Now?
Donald Trump recently returned from meeting with the other powerful countries of the G20 group—one of his first big performances on the world stage. So how did it go? Not swell, according to a no-...
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Will Bunch
Don Jr. and the Email Chain That Devoured American Democracy
It was about 30 years ago — right, it turned out, as the Cold War was winding down — that ABC aired a seven-night television event called Amerika , a fantastical mini-series about life in these...
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Peter Certo
Trump’s Worst Collusion Isn’t With Russia — It’s With Corporations
I’ve always been a little skeptical that there’d be a smoking gun about the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia. The latest news about Donald Trump, Jr., however, is tantalizingly close...
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Ralph Nader
A Clarion Call for Our Country’s Pillars to Demand Justice
It is time for an urgent clarion call. Given the retrograde pits inhabited by our ruling politicians and the avaricious over-reach of myopic big-business bosses, the self-described pillars of our...
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Amy Kroin
Today Is the Day to Fight to Save the Internet
The Trump FCC — like the rest of this administration — is doing everything in its power to serve corporations and harm the rest of us. For proof look no further than Chairman Ajit Pai’s efforts to...
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Brad Bannon
4 Reasons Why Democrats Should Support Medicare for All
Sen. Elizabeth Warren ’s (D-Mass.) call for Democrats to campaign on and fight for a national single-payer health insurance program is just the remedy the doctor ordered for her party. Here are the...
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Bob Bauer
Not Just a Personal Problem for Trump Jr.–Now Trouble for the Trump Campaign and Trump Sr.
There is an impression developing in the current reporting that somehow Donald Trump Jr.’s emails and activities may be primarily a personal problem. But he was, of course, an agent of the campaign,...
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Richard Eskow
Medicare For All Is Coming, No Matter What They Say
The idea of Medicare for All, or single-payer health care, has grown in popularity so quickly that it was recently an answer on the quiz show Jeopardy: More than half of all Americans, 53 percent,...
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Jeffrey D. Sachs
Ending the Ronald Reagan Lie
As they return from the July Fourth break, the Republican leadership is twisting in agony on the Obamacare repeal and it couldn’t happen to a more miserable bunch. President Trump, House Speaker Paul...
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Mike Lofgren
The Trump Era: No One Can Stay Above the Fray
"Shape without form, shade without color, paralyzed force, gesture without motion." — T.S. Eliot, The Hollow Men (1925) It has been six years since I last saw Capitol Hill and the Republican Party in...
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Randall Eliason
Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails Are Far More Damning Than Anyone Could Have Imagined
Donald Trump Jr. has just released the emails that led to his meeting in June 2016 with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Jaw-dropping is not too strong a term for them. As I wrote Monday , this...
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Jay Stanley
Reality Winner Is Latest to Face Prosecution Under Awful World War I Espionage Act
Reality Winner, a 25-year-old employee of a contractor that does work for the NSA, was arrested in June and charged with transmitting classified information, widely suspected to be an intelligence...
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Andrea Armstrong
Protest at Your Own Peril: New Report Details Baton Rouge Police Mistreatment of Locked Up Alton Sterling Protesters
Participating in a civil rights march in 2016 shouldn’t result in being jailed in inhumane conditions, denied medical care, and deliberately humiliated. But that is exactly what happened in Baton...
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Michael Winship
On Wednesday, July 12, Everyone Can Stand Up for Net Neutrality
Just over two years after the Federal Communications Commission, under President Obama, approved rules protecting a free and open internet accessible to all, net neutrality is once again under fire...
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Federico Borello
Too Many Civilians Died in Mosul. We Need to Protect Them in Raqqa.
Iraqi forces have retaken Mosul in Iraq as U.S.-backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa, the last major urban stronghold still held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The outcome of the larger...
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Frida Berrigan
Feeling Not Quite So Hopeless in a World on the Skids
In the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration, George Orwell’s 1984 soared onto bestseller lists , as did Sinclair Lewis’s It Can’t Happen Here and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale , which also hit...
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Robert Borosage
The Big Fix: Will the GOP Turn to Dems to Fix Obamacare?
Senate leader Mitch McConnell has warned Republicans that if he can’t find 50 Republican votes to repeal and replace Obamacare soon, he’ll open negotiations with Democrats to “fix” the thing. He...
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Eugene Robinson
Donald Jr.’s Meeting Is a Legal Game-Changer
From now on, ignore the conventional wisdom about how the Russia scandal is not “resonating” with President Trump’s still-loyal base. The question at this point is what strikes a chord with special...
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Melissa Boteach, Anusha Ravi
No, Young People Aren’t Poor Because They’re Not Married
In an op-ed last week, Washington Post columnist George Will deplores the culture of today’s young people, blaming their disproportionate poverty on the fact that too many don’t get a high school...
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Evan Popp
Why Politicians From Both Parties Ignore the Poor
At a rally in Iowa in late June, President Donald Trump responded to criticism of his millionaire-and billionaire-studded cabinet by saying that while he loves both rich and poor people, "I just don'...
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Dean Baker
Paul Ryan Hates the Idea of a Free Market in Health Care, He Wants to Give Money to Rich People
The NYT is again spreading the absurd myth that Paul Ryan and other Republicans want a free market in health care. While it is very helpful to the Republicans to imply that they are trying to advance...
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Michael Copps, Gloria Tristani
The FCC Must Protect the Open Internet — Millions of Americans Agree
Since its creation, the internet has operated under a simple principle: All traffic, regardless of its content, should be treated equally. It’s this idea that allowed the internet to change the world...
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Michael Mann
Fear Won't Save Us: Putting a Check on Climate Doom
Since this New York Magazine article ("The Uninhabitable Earth" by David Wallace-Wells) is getting so much play since it was published on Sunday, I figured I should comment on it, especially as I was...
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Chris Hedges
Eating Our Way to Disease
In July 1976, the Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, chaired by Sen. George McGovern, held hearings titled “Diet Related to Killer Diseases.” The committee heard from physicians,...
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Tom Engelhardt
Aiding and Abetting the Tweeter-in-Chief
I don’t tweet, but I do have a brief message for our president: Will you please get the hell out of the way for a few minutes? You and your antics are blocking our view of the damn world and it’s a...
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Paul Buchheit
Stunning Truths about the Bloated Safety Net for the Wealthy
The entire 2017 safety net is about $850 billion, compared to over $1.5 trillion for tax expenditures , most of which are for rich Americans . The Unrelenting Wealth Grab by the 1% The average 1%...
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Sunday, July 9, 2017
Juan Cole
G19 Outmaneuvers Climate Rogue Trump, Ignores Donald and Ivanka
German Chancellor Angela Merkel ran rings around Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg, where pictures show Donald sitting alone and being ignored by other heads of state when he bothered to show up (he...
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Nick Dearden
G20 Is Desperately Trying to Save a Failed World Order
The Hamburg G20 might go down in history as the moment the international elite just couldn't hold it together any longer. For years, leaders of the most powerful countries have come together to...
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Sarah van Gelder
Our Best Shot at Meeting Paris Goals? Make Energy Public
Mayors across the country have vowed to deliver on the goals of the Paris climate accord in defiance of President Trump’s decision to back out. But how can they, realistically, when the national...
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Steven Singer
More Truth in Teacher-Written Education Blogs Than Corporate Media
Let’s get one thing straight right from the get go: I am biased. But so are you. So are the parents, students, principals and school directors. So are the policymakers, the corporate donors and...
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Bob Burnett
The Resistance Bookshelf
If you’re part of the Trump resistance, here are four books you should add to your summer reading list. Strangers in Their Own Land (2016): Most of us are perplexed by Trump voters. My first two...
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Saturday, July 8, 2017
Ray McGovern
The Syrian Test of Trump-Putin Accord
The immediate prospect for significant improvement in U.S.-Russia relations now depends on something tangible: Will the forces that sabotaged previous ceasefire agreements in Syria succeed in doing...
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Benjamin Dangl
Dismantling Power: The Zapatista Indigenous Presidential Candidate's Vision to Transform Mexico from Below
The Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress (CNI) held an assembly in May in which they chose María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, a Nahua indigenous healer, as their spokesperson and presidential...
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Nicolas J. S. Davies
The US State of War—July 2017
This is the state of war in the United States in July 2017. The U.S. bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria is now the heaviest since the bombing of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in the 1960s-70s, with 84,...
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Robert Dodge
A Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty—Rx for Survival
Nuclear weapons have threatened humanity for 72 years ultimately becoming the greatest eminent threat to our survival. This past Friday, July 7, nuclear weapons at long last joined the ranks of other...
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