All Views Articles for 2016–08-23-dear

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Hugh Handeyside
Does What Happened to This Journalist at the US-Canada Border Herald a Darker Trend?
The recent abusive border search of a Canadian photojournalist should serve as a warning to everyone concerned about press freedom these days. Ed Ou is a renowned photographer and TED senior fellow...
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Bob Wing, Bill Fletcher Jr.
The System IS Rigged!—The Electoral College and the 2016 Election
Donald Trump was right: the system is rigged! But it is rigged for the Republicans, not the Democrats, for conservatives, not progressives. And the result is the election of an extreme racist,...
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Jim Hightower
The New Founder, Brought to You by the Koch Brothers
When you think of America's great Constitutional originators, names like Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Washington, Hamilton and Franklin come to mind. And, of course, Abbott. This past January, Texas...
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Richard Eskow
This Trump Hire is Hazardous to Your Health (And Not Just Your Medicare)
Donald Trump’s latest cabinet pick endangers the health and well-being of millions of Americans. From tax cuts to surgeons’ income, Rep. Tom Price of Georgia – Trump’s choice to run the Department of...
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Colin Beavan
Keep Your Spirits Up: You Can’t Resist Trump When You’re Tired and Sad
We must take care of ourselves in a way that ensures our compassion is not drained away.
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Emily Schwartz Greco
Climate Action Is Up to the Rest of Us Now
With Trump in the White House, “there is no time to waste” on fighting climate change.
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Robert Weissman
What Populism? Trump's America Is Party Time for the Corporate Elite
Trump’s corporate takeover of federal agencies
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Juan Cole
Is Jimmy Carter Right That Obama Should Recognize Palestine?
Jimmy Carter wrote and NYT op-ed yesterday in which he called on Barack Obama to arrange for the UN Security Council to recognize Palestine and pass resolutions reaffirming the illegality of Israeli...
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Adil E. Shamoo, Bonnie Bricker
The Last Days of Democracy?
A fraudulent campaign has resulted in the election of a fraudulent president. What can be done to save American democracy?
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Dean Baker
Trump Has No Choice: He Has to Sell the Stuff
On Andrew Ross Sorkin's joke letter to the president-elect regarding his business holdings
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Putin Didn’t Undermine the Election. We Did.
Three weeks after Election Day, allegations of Russian interference in the contest continue to appear. Adm. Michael S. Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, stated that there was a “...
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Richard Eskow
Who Will Lead the Anti-Trump Resistance?
The Donald Trump Administration hasn’t even started, and the President-elect is already unpopular. Only 42 percent of those polled in this “honeymoon” period approve of Trump. Voters were split (46-...
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Steven Mufson
Tribe’s Fight for Land Rights Goes Back Long Before Pipeline
In the Dakota language, the word “oahe” signifies “a place to stand on.” And that’s what the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies in the environmental and activist movements say they are doing: using...
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Robert Dodge
The Treaty of Tlatelolco: Giving Thanks to Our Latin American Neighbors Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
Americans gathered around their Thanksgiving tables last week reflecting on what they were thankful for this past year. There was the potential for much angst after a year with significant division...
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Faiza Patel
Muslim Americans Are Building an Infrastructure to Protect Themselves
This election season has been an anxious time for Muslim Americans. After the election, my Facebook feed was filled with Muslim mothers wondering how to explain to their children that the new...
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Andrew Bacevich
Donald Trump and the Swamp of Endless War
Trump loves to win, but American generals have forgotten how
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Rebecca Solnit
The US Election Recount Is a Long Shot – But the Alternative Is Catastrophe
It’s unlikely that a recount will change the election’s outcome, but the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency means it’s time to think big
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Monday, November 28, 2016
Matt Taibbi
The 'Washington Post' 'Blacklist' Story Is Shameful and Disgusting
The capital's paper of record crashes legacy media on an iceberg
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Charlie Jiang
Building a New America, With or Without the Democratic Party
In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer proclaimed , “When we can agree on issues, then we’re going to work with him.” Other leading Democrats echoed his...
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Dave Johnson
Trump’s Absurd Plan To Dismantle Government’s Protections
Donald Trump released a video announcing his agenda for his “first day in office.” One of the things he said is, “I will formulate a rule which says that for every one new regulation, two old...
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Dorothy Samuels
For Women's Reproductive Freedom, a Chill Wind Blows
Donald Trump’s plans for an extreme misogynistic makeover of reproductive health care received way too little scrutiny during his noxious, anti-woman campaign. Now, the damage a hard-right Trump...
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Nick Turse
The Manhattan White House, the Secret Service, and the Painted Bikini Lady
A journey to the President-elect’s private "public" park
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Norman Stockwell
On Covering Fidel Castro
A half-century of writing in The Progressive
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Robert Reich
Trump’s Seven Techniques to Control the Media
Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs. 1. Berate the...
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Kevin Gosztola
‘United Against The Black Snake’: Water Protectors Respond To Army Corps’ Eviction Notice
A coalition of grassroots groups at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock indicated it would reject an Army Corps of Engineers eviction notice, “stand united in defiance of the black snake,” and...
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