All Views Articles for 2016-03-15

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Gregory D. Foster
Pentagon Excess Has Fueled a Civil-Military Crisis
How Civilian Control of the Military Has Become a Fantasy
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
The Media Malpractice That’s Hurting Everyone but Trump
“I believe that in a democracy what elections are about are serious debates over serious issues,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said upon announcing his presidential campaign in April 2015. He...
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Joydeep Bhattacharya
Want to Retire in Comfort? Back Bernie Sanders on Free College Tuition
Sanders’ plan means higher taxes if you’re middle-aged – but it will make your children wealthier, more productive, and better able to look after you
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Phyllis Bennis
Russia is Withdrawing from Syria — and the U.S. Should Follow Suit
For too long Moscow and Washington have tried to out-muscle each other by escalating the Syrian war. Now, for once, they've got a chance to escalate their efforts to end it.
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Shauna Rust
The Right to Vote Is in Jeopardy in North Carolina
Leading up to today’s primary election, North Carolina has been the focus of national discourse on the right to vote and the fundamentals of democracy. North Carolina has one of the most restrictive...
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Ray McGovern
Putin Shuns Syrian ‘Quagmire’
Gambling that President Obama will cooperate in seeking peace for Syria, Russian President Putin called back much of Russia’s military force dispatched to Syria last fall
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Rajesh Makwana
The Global Refugee Crisis: Humanity's Last Call for a Culture of Sharing and Cooperation
The real crisis is not the influx of refugees to Europe per se but a toxic combination of destabilising foreign policy agendas, economic austerity and the rise of right-wing nationalism, which is likely to push the world further into social and political chaos in the months ahead.
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Isaiah Poole
The Economic Justice We Should Be Voting For
Polls are open Tuesday in four cities that are listed among the 10 “worst cities for black Americans” and two of “America’s most segregated cities,” according to reports published last year by 24/7...
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Robert Fisk
How the West Got It Wrong as the Syrian Civil War Developed
Five years ago, we were high on Arab revolutions, and journalists were growing used to 'liberating' Arab capitals
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Henry Henderson
Congressional Hearings Should Reflect That Flint Is Not Fixed
This week the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform is holding two hearings on the mess in Michigan . I expect we will hear more of the same from the folks who created this disaster when they...
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Robert Reich
The New Truth About Free Trade
I used to believe in trade agreements. That was before the wages of most Americans stagnated and a relative few at the top captured just about all the economic gains. The old-style trade agreements...
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Stephen Zunes
The US Role in the Honduras Coup and Subsequent Violence
On March 3, BertaCáceres, a brave and outspoken indigenous Honduran environmental activist and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize , was gunned down in her hometown of La Esperanza. Erika...
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Jeff Bachman
Revisiting the "Humanitarian" Intervention in Libya
Five years ago, on March 17, 2011, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1973 (2011) authorizing "regional organizations or take all necessary protect...
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