All Views Articles for 2016–08-23-dear

Friday, November 25, 2016
Randall Amster
Black Friday and White Noise
Here we go again, right on the heels of gorging ourselves in preparation for the frenetic commercialism of the holiday season. The relentless pursuit of consumer “goods” (which are almost universally...
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Kristine Mattis
Embracing A New Normal (Not of the Trump Variety)
I attended a Catholic university, and during my time in college, I embarked on several school-sponsored retreats. While semi-religious, these days-long outings in the wilderness really more resembled...
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Thursday, November 24, 2016
Together we can win a more just and sustainable future for us all, across borders. Tobita Chow
TPP Is Dead. Time For a Progressive Trade Vision.
Trump’s election has killed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Trump made it one of his top campaign promises to end the TPP, and his election win was a signal to supporters of the TPP in both...
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Donald Trump supporters rally for their candidate William Hoynes
Learning the Wrong Lesson from the Trump Victory
Amidst all the post-election analysis, a consensus explanation of what propelled Donald Trump to victory is emerging among economically comfortable white liberals. The short version: Trump...
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Julia Harumi Mass
My Mother Was Incarcerated in an Internment Camp as a Child. She Tells Us 2016 Reminds Her of 1942.
My mother was seven years old when she and her family were evacuated from the West Coast and forced to live in an Army barrack behind barbed wire in an internment camp in Heart Mountain , Wyoming...
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Stephanie Van Hook
How to Turn a Family Gathering Into a Laboratory for Political Healing
I don’t know what it’s like to have a family where everyone agrees politically. I did not grow up in an activist household where even if there were disagreements about the details there might be an...
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Gabe Mandell
No Giving Thanks On Carbon Emissions: ‘Business as Usual’ Strategy Literally Doesn’t Cut It
I didn’t travel anywhere for the Thanksgiving holiday this year, yet I am counting my blessings because, together with other petitioners under age 18, I was back in King County Superior Court Tuesday...
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Water protectors Medea Benjamin
Deconstructing Thanksgiving at Standing Rock
It is with a heavy heart that I travel to Standing Rock to give thanks and serve meals to the water protectors who, in the freezing weather, have braved attack dogs, tear gas, water cannons, rubber...
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
John Nichols
Republicans Cannot Claim a Mandate When Hillary Clinton Has a 2-Million-Vote Lead
A higher percentage of Americans rejected Trump in 2016 than rejected Romney in 2012.
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Deborah S. Rogers
Solidarity Politics to Resist the Coming Regime
Many have issued clarion calls for resistance against the neofascist headed for the White House, his odious henchmen in tow. Few, however, have outlined all the steps needed to block Trump’s...
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Olivia Alperstein
Get an IUD While You Can
With a new Congress threatening birth control access, millions of women are looking at long-term solutions.
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Bob Herbert
The War on the Poor Is Already Underway
It was just a little over two months ago that the Census Bureau reported the very good news that real median household incomes had increased by 5.2% from 2014 to 2015, and that the poverty rate had...
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Mark Engler
Why Targeting Corporate Democrats Is Part of the Fight Against Trump
On November 14, six days after the election of Donald Trump, some 40 young people walked into the office of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, calling on the senior lawmaker to step aside in his bid to be...
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Adam Johnson
Hey Media, We Don’t Need Another Glossy Profile on That Nazi Dork
There’s been a recent wave of press for a certain unnamed Nazi Dork who threw a gathering in Washington, DC, for his Nazi friends this past week, attempting to use the Trump victory to raise the...
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Jim Hightower
Bing Bing, Bong Bong, Bing Bing
What an election year. I feel like I've been transported through a cosmic squirrel hole and into a baffling political universe where facts are fiction, bizarre is normal and corruption is a virtue...
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Frank Clemente
6 Worst Things About Trump Tax Plan
If Congress takes up tax reform in early 2017, the White House will push cuts that would benefit the wealthy, including the president-elect himself and his family members.
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Neve Gordon
Israel’s New Friends in the Trump White House
Israel’s leaders and their right-wing Jewish allies in the United States have no problem stomaching anti-Semitism so long as the anti-Semite supports Zionism. But if an anti-Semite can be a Zionist then anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism are not the same.
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Mark Schuller
End of an Empire? A View of Clinton's Loss and Trump's Triumph from Haiti
Seen from outside the U.S., this descent into fascism is not surprising
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Cayte Bosler
Showdown at Standing Rock Is Not Just About the Dakota Access Pipeline
The Sioux are not alone among indigenous people pushing for the rights and protections they've long been denied
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Jake Johnson
Yes, the Democratic Party Did Abandon the Working Class
It's not as if the Democratic Party was ever "the party of the people" — at least not in the mystical sense depicted by both party loyalists and some on the left who are nostalgic for the liberal...
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David Michael Green
Which Part of the 1930s Did You Not Get? Americans Finally Learn To Cooperate On A National Suicide Project
What you assist... you will become
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Robert C. Koehler
Bending the Arc
Maybe this much is true. Donald Trump, pseudo-president-elect, loser of the real election, charismatic stump-speech populist whose actual ability to govern may well be non-existent, has inflicted...
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Dean Baker
Turning the White House into the New Headquarters for Trump University
There are sharp differences between the political parties in many areas, but one principle on which there has been a longstanding agreement is that the presidency should not be used as a marketing...
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Kate Aronoff
The Standing Rock Protests Are a Taste of Things To Come
The way opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline have been treated by police is likely to be replicated on a massive scale under Donald Trump
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Oscar Reyes
Trump Can’t Hold Back the Tide of Climate Action
Market forces, state and local action, and strong social movements could blunt the impacts of a denialist White House.
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