All Views Articles for 2015-11-02

Monday, November 2, 2015
Robert Parry
Reviving the 'Liberal Media' Myth
In the wake of last week’s CNBC-sponsored Republican presidential debate – and its alleged “gotcha questions” – the GOP and the Right are reviving their treasured myth of the “liberal media,” a claim...
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Lawrence Wittner
Democratic Socialism Has Deep Roots in American Life
The shock and disbelief with which many political pundits have responded to Bernie Sanders’s description of himself as a “democratic socialist”—a supporter of democratic control of the economy—...
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Donna Smith
Our Nation Needs This Balm as Single-Payer Action Surges Forward
Over the past few days, more than 700 people from all over the country came together for the annual single-payer strategy conference. This year, we were in Chicago, my hometown, Of course we shared...
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Richard Eskow
How Unions Fight Inequality and Strengthen Democracy
A new study from the International Monetary Fund concludes that unions reduce inequality and foster a healthier economy for everyone, mainly by preventing the wealthiest among us from keeping the...
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Scott Martelle
The 'Worst of the Worst' Myth Behind Clinton's Pro-Death Penalty Stance
The death penalty made a rare appearance on the presidential campaign trail last week with Hillary Rodham Clinton saying she backs it “because I do think there are certain egregious cases that still...
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Yong Jung Cho, Waleed Shahid
Millennials Can No Longer Be Silent About Our Broken System
Why we are committing civil disobedience.
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Richard North Patterson
The GOP's Faith-Based Climate
Webster's defines "faith" as a "belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence." Traditionally, this connotes theology. But the Republicans now offer us faith-based politics -- that...
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Megan Graham
Reminder: Tech Firms Aren’t Always the Privacy Advocates We’d Like to Think They Are
Last weekend, news broke that Facebook had been informally lobbying lawmakers to let them know the company didn’t oppose the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA). The Senate passed the...
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Meghan Sali
The TPP, Internet Censorship, and Trudeau's First Big Test as Prime Minister
Do you squeeze oranges expecting apple juice? Of course not. So Canadians shouldn't be surprised when an undemocratic process like the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations yields an...
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Paul Buchheit
Bernie Sanders is More American Than Ayn Rand
Abuses That Wouldn't Exist in a Socialist America
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Robert Reich
The Rigging of the American Market
Much of the national debate about widening inequality focuses on whether and how much to tax the rich and redistribute their income downward. But this debate ignores the upward redistributions going...
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Chris Hedges
Sheldon Wolin and Inverted Totalitarianism
Sheldon Wolin, our most important contemporary political theorist, died Oct. 21 at the age of 93. In his books “ Democracy Incorporated : Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism...
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