All Views Articles for 2016-07-21

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Jeff Bryant
If Democrats Think Mike Pence Is An Extremist, Will They Stop Supporting His Education Policies?
Soon after the announcement that Indiana Governor Mike Pence would be the vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party, word came from Democrats that he was an extremist – and not just your...
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Terror, Tennis Balls, and Tamir Rice
CLEVELAND—Welcome to Cleveland, where the Republican National Convention (RNC) is underway. The RNC is a highly scripted, elaborately staged and lavishly publicly funded private party. Here,...
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Ramzy Baroud
From Nice to the Middle East: Only One Way to Challenge ISIS
I visited Iraq in 1999. At the time, there were no so-called ‘jihadis’ espousing the principles of ‘jihadism’, whatever the interpretation may be. On the outskirts of Baghdad was a military training...
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Cassady Sharp
Never Mind the RNC — This Is What Voters Care About This Election
Despite their absence from the Republican National Convention, voters prioritize campaign finance reform and action on climate change.
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John Feffer
The Surprising Popularity of Military Coups
The attempted military coup in Turkey and the possibility of a President Trump may have more Americans considering the military option.
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Bill Scher
This Is What a Broken Party Looks Like
America saw a divided party Wednesday night, though what it was divided over wasn’t evident if you haven’t been paying close attention. What everyone saw was Ted Cruz humiliating the Republican Party...
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Brian McDermott
A Climate Change Op-Ed the Wall Street Journal Simply Doesn't Need
Truth to power: Why youth are demanding fair climate reporting
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Michael Winship
The Get-Off-My-Lawn Party Meets in Cleveland
Their convention is a negative roundelay of attacks without solutions and crankiness without hope.
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Jake Johnson
John Dewey Was Right: American Politics Is Merely the Shadow Cast by Big Business
Writing in the midst of the Great Depression, the American philosopher John Dewey understood deeply the need for a new political order. The destitution brought about by the crash of 1929 and the...
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Kevin Gosztola
RNC Protests Dissatisfy Reporters Who Anticipated Trump-Stoked Violence
Reporters and police grossly outnumber protesters at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and reporters are hungry for some kind of spectacle to break out so they can justify their...
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Adam Johnson
US-Led Airstrikes Kill as Many Civilians as Nice Attack–but Get No Front-Page Headlines in Major US Papers
A coalition airstrike reported on Tuesday that killed at least 85 civilians—one more than died in the Nice attack in France last week—wasn’t featured at all on the front pages of two of the top US...
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Robert C. Koehler
Volatile America
In a flash I thought, oh God, the civil war has started. Then the headlines shifted and, for the moment, “normalcy” returned. It’s a Trump-sated normalcy that’s anything but, of course, and the most...
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