All Views Articles for 2015-08-14

Friday, August 14, 2015
Richard Eskow
80 Years Later, Republicans Are Still Fighting Social Security
Some things never change. “The lash of the dictator will be felt,” a Republican House member said in 1935 when Social Security was first proposed. “Social Security is the delinquent child of the left...
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Hina Shamsi
The Government's 'Predictive Judgments' Land Innocent Travelers on the No Fly List Without Meaningful Redress
In the movie Minority Report , Hollywood depicts a future Washington, D.C., in which people are arrested by a special police force called Precrime, based on predictions that they will commit murders...
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Julie Ebenstein
Protecting Democracy in an Era of Voter Suppression
This post is part of ACSblog’s symposium regarding the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965: Just days before the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, we completed a three-week...
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Nancy Altman
Social Security at 80: Defending a Program Which Has Defended All of Us
Social Security was signed into law eighty years ago, on August 14, 1935. In those eight decades, it has taught us a number of important lessons. Social Security has demonstrated that there are some...
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Murtaza Hussain
Hunger-Striking Detainee Tests Obama’s Will to Close Guantánamo
Since the age of 23, Tariq Ba-Odah has been detained at the U.S. prison facility at Guantánamo Bay. Never charged with a crime, Ba-Odah went on hunger strike eight years ago to protest his indefinite...
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Robert Kelley
Bad Intelligence Leading Us to War Again?
On August 6, Jeb Bush did us the tremendous favor of reminding us of the bad intelligence that led us into a strategic disaster in Iraq that has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands—nearly...
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George Lakey
When the Next Crisis Comes, Which Movements Will Seize the Opportunity?
You, too, could be caught in a situation where people are ready for an alternative, yet your group has none to offer. It’s understandable. We who work for change seem years away from convincing a...
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Hannah McKinnon
Untouchable: The Climate Case Against Arctic Drilling
When you think of the Arctic, you may picture vast glaciers, frigid waters, miles of ice, and probably the quintessential polar bear. The Arctic has been the final frontier for centuries: the ends of...
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Adil E. Shamoo
How to Confront ISIS
There may be a responsible way to fight the Islamic State, but the U.S. will have to leave its boots in the closet and the drones in the hangar.
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Gib Brogan
Saving the Oceans, Preserving Fisheries
Studies have shown that responsible fisheries management practices, including catch monitoring, have clear environmental and economic advantages. By analyzing thousands of fisheries around the world...
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Gareth Porter
Don’t Expect Much Change in Post-Vienna US Middle East Policy
The well-worn mindset of senior officials and institutional interests will continue to impose severe limits on Obama’s diplomatic flexibility
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