All Views Articles for 2016-12-09

Friday, December 9, 2016
Larry Cohen
Donald Trump Is Bullying Unions. He Picked the Wrong Fight
The president-elect slammed a Carrier union leader and then chose a fast-food executive to be labor secretary. The working-class will fight back
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Donald Trump Deserves to Be Ridiculed—It’s the One Thing That Terrifies Him
Donald Trump has a thin skin. That personality trait is consistent with his large ego, desire to flaunt his wealth, portray himself as a playboy and aggressively fight every imagined slight. The fact...
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
A Victory at Standing Rock—for Now
The Dakota Access pipeline has been stopped, at least for now. The Standing Rock Sioux Nation and thousands of native and non-native allies won a remarkable and unexpected victory Sunday. Word came...
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Les Leopold
The Hypocrisy Of Corporate Welfare: It’s Bigger Than Trump
The “bribe” for Carrier is barely a rounding error in the tens of billions of dollars in public money and tax breaks lavished upon corporations each and every day by Republicans and Democrats alike.
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Jeff Bryant
Principles To Guide The Vetting Of Betsy DeVos
President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Betsy DeVos for US Secretary of Education in his administration set off a firestorm of commentary on what her impact might be on furthering “school...
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Dave Johnson
Trump's Anti-Worker Punch Down Strategy
“You better keep your eye on your kids. We know what car you drive.” That’s the kind of threats a local union official is getting after President-presumed-Elect Donald Trump tweeted something bad...
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Martha Durkee-Neuman
Millennial Organizers Want to See An Intersectional Understanding Of Gun Violence
Each generation carries its own revolution. For years, gun violence has dramatically impacted communities around the United States and a movement for gun violence prevention has emerged to respond...
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Glenn Greenwald
A Clinton Fan Manufactured Fake News That MSNBC Personalities Spread to Discredit WikiLeaks Docs
The phrase “Fake News” has exploded in usage since the election, but the term is similar to other malleable political labels such as “terrorism” and “hate speech”: because it lacks any clear...
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Nancy Altman
Bait and Switch: No One Voted to Destroy Medicare
Donald Trump did not campaign on a promise to destroy Medicare. In fact, he promised not to touch Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. But now that the Republicans are in charge of the White...
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