All Views Articles for 2016-12-23

Friday, December 23, 2016
Christian Detisch
Why Working Locally Is the Key to Banning Fracking
Under the Trump administration, our local work to ban fracking is more important than ever.
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Sarah Aziza
Cyber Security Takes on New Ugency for Groups Targeted by Trump
With under a month to go until Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, activists from the grassroots to large organizations like the ACLU are working to fortify their digital platforms against...
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John Nichols
Keith Ellison Says He Is Ready to Fight for Democracy in North Carolina—and Across America
Congressman is right to warn Democrats that a battle in one state has nationwide implications.
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Robert Reich
Trump’s Attack on the Freedom of the Press
Historically, tyrants have tried to control the press using 4 techniques that, worryingly, Donald Trump is already using. 1. Berate the media and turn the public against it. Trump refers to...
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Elizabeth Warren
The Obama Legacy: Protecting Consumers From Big Banks, Payday Lenders, and Debt Collectors
President Obama’s work on behalf of consumers is a central part of his legacy. When he took office eight years ago, our country was in the midst of the worst financial crisis in generations—a crisis...
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Cathy Breen
Signs of Hope in Desperate Times
A postcard from war-torn Iraq
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Peter Dreier
Preparing for Trump: A Ten-Point Plan
For activists, politicians, the press and everyday citizens
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Amy Goodman
Will Political Chaos in North Carolina Lead to a ‘Third Reconstruction’?
Editor’s note: After this column was written, North Carolina lawmakers voted against repealing the transgender “bathroom bill,” which requires people to use public restrooms that match the sex on...
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Carol Burris
Charter Schools Already a Massive Threat. And Now Here Comes Billionaire Betsy Devos
Opening a charter is akin to opening your own business — but the cost and risk are fully funded by the taxpayers.
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