All Views Articles for 2016–08-23-dear

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Nomi Prins
The March of the Billionaires: On Trump’s Bait and Switch
How to swamp Washington and double-cross your supporters big time
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Wendell Potter
Repeal Obamacare? GOP Should Be Careful What They Wish For
Now that they'll control the White House and Congress, Republicans still haven't got a clue what to do about health care.
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Robert Borosage
How to Expose Trump’s Dastardly Bait-and-Switch
Trump is not an economic populist, he’s just playing one on TV.
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Robert Parry
How War Propaganda Keeps on Killing
The “fake news” hysteria has become the cover for the U.S. government and mainstream media to crack down on fact-based journalism that challenges Official Washington’s “group thinks”
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Elizabeth Goitein
Trump Will Have Wider Spying Powers Than Anything J. Edgar Hoover Ever Imagined
President-elect Donald Trump is about to inherit the most powerful surveillance apparatus in history. Combining unprecedented technological capabilities with a lax legal regime, his spying powers...
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Martha Burk
What Trumponomics Means for Women
The new president's plan to "fix the economy" will put women workers in a fix indeed.
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Robert Reich
The Art of the Autocrat
Last week, Trump made a deal with Carrier (and its parent, United Technologies) to keep 800 jobs in Indiana rather than sending them to Mexico. Indiana agreed to give Carrier $7 million in tax breaks...
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Josh Hoxie
Who Voted for Wall Street?
Trump railed against Wall Street bankers on the campaign trail. Now they're joining his administration.
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Richard Eskow
Will Trump Bring the Robot Apocalypse?
The future was supposed to bring prosperity and leisure to working people, not joblessness and misery. But that was before the money guys took over. This week Amazon announced that it’s planning to...
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Ellen Brown
“We’ll Look at Everything”: More Reasons Trump’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Is Terrible
To stimulate the economy, create new jobs and generate new GDP requires an injection of new money. Borrowing from the bond markets or off-balance-sheet in public/private partnerships won’t do it. If...
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William Josephson
The Tasks That Still Tower Above Us
In his first State of the Union Address, President Kennedy said that when the problems "are towering and unprecedented — the response must be towering and unprecedented as well." His words ring true today.
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Jim Hightower
Augustus Trumpus
All hail Augustus Trumpus! All hail the American Putin, whom none can criticize! All hail the Great All Knowing One, who reveals "realities" that are not there and finds "facts" that mere mortals...
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Hillary Clinton’s Inaugural Address
Here's what we'd like to hear her say before Donald Trump takes office — a call for a shadow government that will watchdog everything he and Congress do.
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Nick Surgey
Revealed: The Trump Administration's Energy Plan
The future Donald Trump administration's energy agenda is revealed in a memo prepared by Trump's energy transition head Thomas Pyle, titled "What to Expect from the Trump Administration." The...
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Ashley Balcerzak
Carson’s Cash: Highly Conservative Interests Have Fueled His Campaign and Kept Food on the Table
No (public) experience required. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been tapped to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, despite never holding public office in his career. (Even Carson admitted he...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Trump’s Team of Faux Populists and Real Crony Capitalists
“My whole life I’ve been greedy, greedy, greedy. I’ve grabbed all the money I could get. I’m so greedy,” President-elect Donald Trump boasted last January. “But now I’d like to be greedy for the...
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Bill Blum
Talk of Impeaching Trump May Be Premature, But Its Time Will Come
Donald Trump has yet to be inaugurated, but talk of impeachment has been in the air since the day after the election. It’s been promoted by an array of influential commentators, both progressive and...
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Steven Singer
Democrats Need to Embrace Progressivism or Else Move Out of the Way
It’s time to clean house.
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Eva Lenke
Time for the Nobel Committee to Divest from Fossil Fuels
The Nobel Prize celebrates the greatest achievements of and for humankind. In the spirit of Alfred Nobel’s will, the Nobel Foundation needs to break with companies that cause climate change, one of the greatest threats humanity has ever faced
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Glenn Greenwald
The Smear Campaign Against Keith Ellison Is Repugnant but Reveals Much About Washington
Ever since he announced his candidacy to lead the Democratic National Committee, Keith Ellison, the first American Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress, has been the target of a defamation campaign...
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Yifat Susskind
Women the World over Have Shown the US How to Deal with Sexism and Racism
From Liberia to Colombia and beyond, women have compiled a vast archive of methods to combat threats to their rights. The US need only follow their lead
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John Feffer
Pulling the Lever for Doomsday
Or How Donald Trump Changed Everything (2016-2020)
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Ezra Rosser
Heads in the Sand
It seems that many Democrats are determined not to change, not to learn any lessons from the 2016 election. Instead of trying to figure out what went wrong, they are clinging to denial and self-...
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RoseAnn DeMoro
Repealing Obamacare? Here’s a Better Idea – Medicare for All
Eliminating private insurance and the high premiums, co-pays and deductibles will save families thousands of dollars, free up millions for businesses, increase wages for workers, and save hundreds of billions for taxpayers
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Monday, December 5, 2016
Bill Scher
Ben Carson’s Opposition To Obama’s Desegregation Plan Is Incoherent
The announcement that Ben Carson has been tapped to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development has come with reminders that Carson opposes President Barack Obama’s new rules intended to...
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