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Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Tim Shorrock
Cops of the Pacific? The U.S. Military’s Role in Asia in the Age of Trump
Despite the attention being given to America’s roiling wars and conflicts in the Greater Middle East, crucial decisions about the global role of U.S. military power may be made in a region where, as...
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Richard Eskow
While Democrats Chase Russians, Republicans Keep Rigging Elections
What does it tell us when leading Democrats are more upset about allegations of Russian election-rigging than they are about Republican election-rigging? After all, American oligarchs like the Koch...
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Kate McChesney
#SanctuaryCampus: To Counter Trump, We Will Stand Together
For the millions of people that are vulnerable to the destruction of our planet, there are also millions today facing fear, persecution, and hate. The urgency to act is now.
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Ralph Nader
Trump Trumpets His Real Plans
Even for a failed gambling czar, Donald Trump has been surprisingly quick to show his hand as he sets the course of his forthcoming presidency. With a reactionary fervor, he is bursting backwards...
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Robert Parry
Hypocrisy Behind the Russian-Election Frenzy
The madness sweeping Official Washington and the mainstream media about alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election is pervaded by breathtaking hypocrisy
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Jeremy Scahill, Jon Schwarz
Obama Must Declassify Evidence of Russian Hacking
Here are two of political history’s great constants: first, countries meddling in the internal affairs of others (both enemies and “friends”); and, second, bogus charges from a faction in one country...
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Monday, December 12, 2016
James Zogby
What Democrats Must Do
We went into this election cycle knowing that both political parties faced real challenges. Republicans had created and fostered a radical populist movement they had intended to use to oppose...
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Betsy Hartmann
Ten Ways to Build a Broad Progressive Movement to Defeat Trump
1. Figure out the whole recipe. There are many reasons Trump won and Hillary lost. Rather than fight over what’s the most important one, it’s more productive to explore the insidious ways different...
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Marjorie Cohn, Jeanne Mirer
Don’t Certify Electors and Electoral College Vote Without Full Recount
The American people deserve to know that the outcome of this election is actually valid. We are tired of hearing the pundits say that the election is over and there is nothing we can do when there...
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Richard Eskow
Through the GOP, the Wealthy Are Waging War on the Old
If you’re an older American — or expect to be someday — and you aren’t wealthy, you may have concluded that the Republican Party is at war with you. If so, you’re not wrong. Republicans are pushing...
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Chris Hedges
Demagogue-in-Chief
For Donald Trump, the presidency will be a vast stage for accommodating his megalomania and insatiable appetite for money. Those who mock, defy or anger him will feel the wrath of the state. Those...
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Eli Clifton
Flynn’s Twitter Account Follows Racists and Conspiracy Theorists
National Security Adviser-designate Ret. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has come under increasing fire. His personal Twitter account and his son’s promotion of Twitter-based conspiracy theories about Comet...
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César Chelala
Poverty: The Dark Side of the American Empire
If we have learned anything from this last presidential election it’s that poverty continues to be an ignored concept by president-elect Trump and by U. S. politicians. Although both avoid using the...
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Ray McGovern
The Syrian-Sarin ‘False Flag’ Lesson
Amid Official Washington’s desire to censor non-official news on the Internet, it’s worth remembering how the lack of mainstream skepticism almost led the U.S. into a war on Syria
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Craig Murray
The CIA’s Absence of Conviction
On why a little simple logic demolishes the intelligence agency's claims
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Rebecca Gordon
It's 2016. Do You Know Where Your Bombs Are Falling?
On yet another undeclared U.S. war
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Paul Buchheit
How Capitalism Kills... And May Be Getting Deadlier
In each of the following areas of our lives, capitalism has been a deadly force in the past, and prospects for the future seem even worse with Donald Trump's Cabinet picks. 1. Medications In 1996...
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Sunday, December 11, 2016
Pierre Tristam
Cops Aren’t Under Siege. Civilians and Liberties Are.
Last week the sheriff’s office posted a thank-you letter on its Facebook page that a citizen gave two deputies. It’s about 100 words long, and it’s a touching note of gratefulness “from a family that...
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Janine Jackson
If We Were ‘Staggered’ by Police Brutality, Wouldn’t Walter Scott Mistrial Have Knocked Us Over?
Corporate media reported the mistrial in the case of South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, whom video showed shooting unarmed African-American Walter Scott eight times in the back in April...
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Christopher Brauchli
Trump and Truth
“And lying she knew was a sin.” Tom Lehrer, — An Irish Ballad A number of parents have written asking for suggestions as to how they can explain to young children why the life of the lie has improved...
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Jill Richardson
Why We Still Need Feminism
Until recently, American women didn't even own their own bodies.
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Adam Johnson
Worst False Equivalencies of 2016
For all the dangers the rise of Donald Trump poses—to vulnerable communities, to world peace, to the planet’s ecosystem—the one silver lining of Trump’s candidacy is that it has completely exposed...
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Ira Chernus
Joy Trumps Fear
Sometimes I force myself to look at photos of Donald Trump, to confront the harsh reality that he will indeed, in all likelihood, soon be the president of the United States. What strikes me most...
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Saturday, December 10, 2016
Robert Parry
Big Media’s Contra-Cocaine Cover-up
Twelve years ago, a campaign of character assassination by the major U.S. newspapers drove an honest journalist to suicide. Now those papers claim to be paragons of truth-telling, says Robert Parry.
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Sarah van Gelder
How Standing Rock Has Changed Us
As we work toward a post-fossil fuel society, we can look to these lessons from the Sioux.
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