Views for 2016-02-01

Monday, February 1, 2016
Marjorie Cohn
Want Endless War? Love the U.S. Empire? Well, Hillary Clinton’s Your Choice
Hillary Clinton likes to extol her foreign policy credentials, particularly her experience as secretary of state. She attaches herself to Barack Obama’s coattails, pledging to continue his policies...
Read more
Nafeez Ahmed
Western Warmongers Have All the Answers, and They're All Wrong
Despite an almost total lack of public debate, Western military escalation in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya is on the rise. Renewed military interventionism has been largely justified as a response to...
Read more
Robert Borosage
Iowa’s Big Winner: Senator Bernie Sanders
The results of the Iowa caucuses won’t be known until late this evening, but we already know the big winner: Senator Bernie Sanders. The 24/7 chattering classes focus on whether Sanders’ young and...
Read more
Peter Bloom
Democratic Myths: Challenging Mainstream Misconceptions Before the Iowa Caucus
After months of campaigning and speculation, the 2016 Presidential election is finally about to begin. The Iowa caucus is the first stop in what is shaping up to be a landmark election. While...
Read more
Glenn Greenwald
The “Bernie Bros” Narrative: a Cheap Campaign Tactic Masquerading as Journalism and Social Activism
The concoction of the “Bernie Bro” narrative by pro-Clinton journalists has been a potent political tactic — and a journalistic disgrace. It’s intended to imply two equally false claims: (1) a...
Read more
Jeremy Mohler
Proof that Snyder’s Emergency Management is to Blame in Flint
A little over a week ago, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder released hundreds of pages of e-mails related to Flint from 2014 and 2015. One of the attachments, an assessment of Flint’s water system by a...
Read more
Nomi Prins
Democracy of the Billionaires
Speaking of the need for citizen participation in our national politics in his final State of the Union address , President Obama said, “Our brand of democracy is hard.” A more accurate...
Read more
Paul Buchheit
Our Jobs Are Disappearing
Americans are feeling the impoverishing effects of the shift from middle-income to low-income jobs. The disappearance—or, more accurately, downsizing—of living-wage jobs is documented by numerous...
Read more
Donna Smith
Iowa 2016: What Will We Do With People Like Me?
It all seems an unlikely scenario. It also seems unlikely that a person such as me will have a piece published on Monday morning, February 1, 2016 . I don't hold the sway or nearly the level of...
Read more
Norman Solomon
The Bernie Campaign: The Democratic Party’s Biggest Insurrection in Decades
Forty-eight years ago, a serious insurrection jeopardized the power structure of the national Democratic Party for the first time in memory. Propelled by the movement against the Vietnam War, that...
Read more