All Views Articles for 2016-10-05

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
A rally for proposition 61 in California. Deborah Burger
How to Cut Drug Prices? California Can Set a Model With Prop. 61
Despite all the disgust with pharmaceutical price gouging and the public shaming of CEOs like Heather Bresch of EpiPen infamy and “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli, we’ve yet to see any concrete steps to...
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President George W. Bush announcing the start of his invasion of Iraq on March 19, 2003. Robert Parry
Dangerous New ‘Group Think’ for War with Syria/Russia
Official Washington has a new 'group think' that is even more dangerous than the one that led to the Iraq War. This one calls for U.S. escalation of conflicts against Syria and nuclear-armed Russia.
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Mark Schuller
Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Looking Beyond the Disaster Narrative
Well-meaning people have either emailed or texted me over the past couple of days, with some variant of “how are things going in Haiti?” Short of people’s prayers, and the question, “is everyone you...
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Alli McCracken
Are U.S.-Saudi Relations Finally Souring?
Pressure from human rights organizations like Oxfam to victims of the 9/11 attacks are helping erode the bond between these old political allies, but the results of this election season could squander our chance at change.
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In 2008, a year Democrats won Ohio, Bruce Springsteen played a concert in Cleveland for the campaign of then-Sen. Barack Obama. Obama and his wife Michelle took the stage to greet The Boss with his wife, Patti Scialfa. John Russo, Sherry Linkon
‘Rich Enough To Forget My Name’: Springsteen, Trump and the Democratic Party
If Democrats and the media had listened to the people whose lives Springsteen sings about, they might understand where their white working-class voters have gone.
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Isaiah Poole
Amid “Men Yelling Indistinctly” At VP Debate, Shards Of Substance
The vice-presidential debate Tuesday night was rated by some commentators as generating more heat than light. At times, that certainly seemed true when watching Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike...
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The 2015 Climate March in New York, NY. Ezra Silk
The Climate Emergency and the Election: A Pathway to WWII-Scale Mobilization
This week I will turn 28, and thoughts of the future are weighing heavily on my mind. Clinging to the idea of a relatively stable future, people encourage me to get real, grow up, and focus on myself...
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The Plowshares Movement during the 1997 action at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. From left to right: Susan Crane, Steve Kelley, Philip Berrigan, Mark Colville, Steve Baggarly, and Tom Lewis-Borbely. Jake Johnson
'Either We Destroy War or It Will Destroy Us': Happy Birthday, Philip Berrigan
In 1997, at the age of 73, Philip Berrigan, accompanied by five others, arrived at the shipyard of Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. It was early — just past four in the morning — and there was much...
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Andrew Crocker, Mark Rumold
Yahoo Email Surveillance: the Next Front in the Fight Against Mass Surveillance
In a bombshell published Tuesday, Reuters reports that, in 2015, Yahoo complied with an order it received from the U.S. government to search all of its users’ incoming emails, in real time. There’s...
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Ted Gup
Another Deadly Drone Mistake: At What Point Do We Say Enough?
It was an obscure item last week that drew little media attention. An apartment building in Afghanistan’s remote Nangarhar province was apparently hit by an American drone strike, killing at least...
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Robert Borosage
Why Is This Election So Close?
It’s the populism, stupid.
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Trevor Timm
Yahoo May Have Let the Government Spy on Emails. Now Will We Embrace Encryption?
Not only would this likely violate the fourth amendment; giving the NSA or the FBI a backdoor into a tech company’s innards could let hackers in too
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