All Views Articles for 2016-03-17

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Joe Smyth
Most of the Coal Mined by the Biggest Coal Companies in the U.S. Belongs to the American Public
The biggest coal mining companies in the country depend on subsidized federal coal, even as they attack federal climate and clean air policies.
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Harvey Wasserman
Run, Bernie, Please Keep Running
We all win when Bernie Sanders runs. We need him to continue through the Democratic Convention and beyond. You can pardon my enthusiasm, but I’ll now be sending him my $27. That Bernie came in second...
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Amy Goodman
Fascism: Can It Happen Here?
“When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross,” goes a saying that is widely attributed to the first American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Sinclair...
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Brandon Weber
What Solidarity Looks Like: Nearly 100 Unions Pitch In to Help Flint
Unions from all over the midwest have donated time, water, dollars, and more to help the residents of Flint, Michigan get through the water crisis that still rages on there. Firefighters,...
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Hector Villagra
The Injustice of Deporting Children Without Representation
Department of Justice immigration judge recently made headlines for testifying that 3- and 4-year-old migrant children could be taught immigration law and could competently represent themselves in...
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Ralph Nader
Uncontrollable—Pentagon and Corporate Contractors Too Big to Audit
The Reuters report put this colossal dereliction simply: “A law in effect since 1992 requires annual audits of all federal agencies—and the Pentagon alone has never complied.” All $585 billion and...
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Peter Van Buren
Is America Exceptional, or Only Great?
Five questions that weren't asked during the 2012 presidential debates and are unlikely to be asked in 2016
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Dean Baker
How to Fight Poverty Through Full Employment
One of the most effective ways to combat poverty among current and future generations is to maintain a full employment economy. The point should be straightforward: when the labor market is strong,...
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Miriam Pemberton
Here’s What a Budget That Prioritizes Peace Looks Like
The budget proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus de-funds the Pentagon and invests new money in transitioning away from America's military-dependent economy.
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Lindsay Suter
My Oily Heirloom
Divesting from fossil fuels required breaking a family tradition.
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Robert C. Koehler
This Is What Democracy Looks Like
The snaking line was more than a mile long. Thousands of us had been waiting for hours in the bitter cold to get into Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre to hear Bernie Sanders speak. It was Monday night...
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Bill Bigelow
The Real Irish-American Story Not Taught in Schools
“Wear green on St. Patrick’s Day or get pinched.” That pretty much sums up the Irish-American “curriculum” that I learned when I was in school. Yes, I recall a nod to the so-called Potato Famine, but...
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