All Views Articles for 2015-01-06

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Michael Winship
Surprise! Big Campaign Gifts Have Strings Attached
Today, January 6, is the opening day of the new, 114th US Congress. Coincidentally, on the western Christian calendar, January 6 is Twelfth Night, aka the Twelfth Day of Christmas, or the Epiphany,...
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Arthur Stamoulis
Stopping the Biggest Corporate Power Grab in Years
How fighting back against one arcane, Nixon-era trade negotiating procedure could put a stop to a global corporate coup.
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Laura Carlsen
Obama Has Nothing to Gain by Propping Up Mexico’s Government
If Washington gives the Mexican president a pat on the back, it will be a stab in the back for the Mexican movement for justice and transparency.
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Ralph Nader
How Birth Year Legacies Can Better Our Country
It is a new year and I’d like to propose a new American tradition: making Birth Year legacy gifts to lift our country’s future. Many Americans born in the same year – say from 1924 to 1944 – could...
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Jim Naureckas
White Man Publishes Book! USA Today Mistakes This for News
A collection of short stories published by entertainment lawyer Kevin Morris makes the front page of USA Today 's Money section ( 1/4/15 ). Why? The startling thing about the book, according to USA...
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Tom Engelhardt
Our National Security State: A Self-Perpetuating Machine for American Insecurity
As 2015 begins, let’s take a trip down memory lane. Imagine that it’s January 1963. For the last three years, the United States has unsuccessfully faced off against a small island in the Caribbean,...
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Cam Fenton
2015: The Year We Turn Away from Tar Sands
In 2014 Naomi Klein popularized the term “blockadia” in her book This Changes Everything using the term as a sort of catch-all to describe the grassroots insurgency emerging across the globe in the...
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Trevor Timm
The Greatest Trick Obama Ever Pulled Was Convincing the World America Isn't Still at War
Afghanistan, Iraq, the illegal conflict with Isis, secret drone strikes across the Middle East: You would think Congress might want to vote on the Forever War. But you would be very, very wrong
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Wenonah Hauter
For the Planet and Future Generations, New Congress May Be Most Dangerous Yet
The swearing-in of the 114th Congress this week spells trouble for our food, water and environment, and for all those who seek to champion healthy, safe communities for our families. We may be...
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Peter Dykstra
It's Not the Heat, It's the Stupidity.
The 114th Congress convenes this week. The last time a Congressional anti-science caucus was this strong may have been during the Scopes Monkey Trial ninety years ago. But that’s not the worst part...
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