All Views Articles for 2016–08-23-dear

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Ralph Nader
Tripwires for the Trumpsters
The Trumpsters are coming to town—led by a failed gambling czar, corporate welfare king and major tax escapee—and they are hell bent on unmaking Washington, D.C. With all three branches of government...
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Peter Cohen
10 Good Things that Happened this Year in US Politics
As we end 2016, with many Americans still in shock over the elections results, it's easy to overlook all the good things that happened in the US politically. So, as we prepare for 4 years of open...
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Jay Walljasper
Tapping the Power of Place to Keep Us All Healthy
One number stands above all others as the best indicator of good health. It’s not your blood pressure, cholesterol level, average daily calories or even the age at which your grandparents die. It’s...
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Gareth Porter
Behind the Real US Strategic Blunder in Syria
Obama's failed Syria policy was provoked by the inability to anticipate Iranian and Russian intervention on behalf of the Syrian regime
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Gwynne Dyer
Netanyahu, Obama, and the United Nations
Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is very, very cross about last Friday’s United Nations Security Council resolution condemning the creation of illegal Jewish settlements all over the...
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Terry Odendahl
6 Lessons Learned Fighting Oppressive Regimes While Trying to Protect People and Planet
The U.S. is bracing for President-elect Donald Trump . All initial indications are that the U.S. is in for a dramatic change of leadership, more like some of the authoritarian regimes we are used to...
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Mark Trahant
Standing Rock Prepared Us For Trump's Billionaires and Oil Giants
Continuing to shrink our oil consumption is one way to challenge the oil uber alles mentality of the Trump administration.
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Juan Cole
Now Is the Time for Obama to Recognize Palestine
I’d like to return today to an argument I made two years ago in The Nation , which is that President Obama should recognize Palestine before he goes out of office. For different but related reasons,...
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Stephen Zunes
Trump's Frightening Picks for U.S. Policy in the Middle East
Among the many disturbing appointments by President-elect Donald Trump are the people charged with conducting U.S. policy in the Middle East. Trump’s ignorance of the region will make him even more...
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Peter Dykstra
Fiends of the Earth
Some environmental planners spend their careers mapping out worst-case scenarios. As of January 20, they’ve got one in the White House.
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Robert Parry
A Sour Holiday Season for Neocons
For the past couple of decades, the neocons have ruled the roost of American foreign policy, but they have now suffered some stunning reversals that have left them fuming
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Monday, December 26, 2016
Brennan Lagasse
Arctic Waters Have Been Rescued From Drilling, But What About the Land?
Time is running out for Obama to say no to Big Oil and permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—and the people who depend on it.
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Chris Hedges
In the Time of Trump, All We Have Is Each Other
This Christmas I mourn the long, slow death of our democracy that led to the political ascendancy of Donald Trump. I fear the euphoria of those who have embraced the atavistic lust for violence and...
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Still from Frank Capra’s “It's a Wonderful Life” Diane Ravitch
Stuart Egan: What Frank Capra Could Teach Betsy DeVos About Public Schools
At the family Christmas dinner in New Jersey, someone asked the question, “What is the best Christmas movie of all time?” There were many suggestions, but the consensus was Frank Capra’s “It’s a...
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Jayde Tynes
Seven Inspirational Protests of 2016
Needless to say, 2016 has been a tough one for social justice activists around the world. With the rise in xenophobia after Brexit, the presidential election of Trump and the looming threat of trade...
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David Cortright
Preparing for the Storm
More than five weeks after the political tsunami and many of are still living in a state of denial. It’s understandable and even commendable in one sense: we must never accept Trump and the hatred...
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Paul Pillar
Trump's Disappearing 'Neutral Guy'
President-elect Trump’s attack on the U.S. abstention to a U.N. vote condemning illegal Israeli settlements raises doubts about his vow to be a "neutral guy" on Palestinian issues
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Sunday, December 25, 2016
Cathy Breen
Christmas in Karbala
KARBALA Iraq -- It is Christmas day, and I am in Karbala with dear friends. We awoke to a second day of rain, and pictures of flooding, especially in Baghdad, are being shown on TV. Yesterday, on...
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César Chelala
Too Little, Too Late for US Decision on Settlements
The United States’ abstention on the UN Security Council (UNSC) anti-settlement resolution is a serious blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policy of annexation in the West Bank. Israel’s...
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Saturday, December 24, 2016
Sasha Breger Bush
Trump and National Neoliberalism
And why the world is about to get much more dangerous
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Jeff Bryant
Girding For The Education Fight Ahead
If you want to get an idea of what kind of education policies to expect from a Donald Trump administration, Wall St. has a clue for you. A report from BuzzFeed explains, online charter schools are “...
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The Children of Berks
All I Want for Christmas Is to Get Out of Immigration Detention
Families are not supposed to be in immigration detention at all — and certainly not for more than a few days — but these children have been locked up with their mothers for more than a year. They are...
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Emily Johnston
The Fossil Fuel Industry Needs Our Consent. We Can and Must Refuse to Give It.
On November 9, like a lot of people around the world, I was stunned and devastated. In the days and weeks afterward, I was hit by new waves from that same feeling, worrying in turn about Muslim...
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Christopher Brauchli
The Importance of Being a Trump
First there’s the children’s house of make believe. . . . —Robert Frost, Directive The children are having the best time. It’s more fun than playing with electric trains, kite flying or practically...
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Frida Berrigan
Why My Family Turns Our Christmas Tree Into a Political Statement
If it is not about the presents, what is Christmas about?
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