All Views Articles for 2017-05-11

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Tom Engelhardt
The War on Terror Is a War of Chaos
Here’s a footnote to America’s present wars that’s worth pondering for a few moments. The U.S. Air Force is running out of ordinary bombs, smart bombs , and in some cases missiles . No kidding. The...
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Michelle Alexander
What I Learned from Susan Burton, a Modern-Day Harriet Tubman
Reading her life story will change the way you view the world.
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Jessica Bonanno
Hacking the American Dream: Progressive Senators Go Big for Worker Ownership
Two common-sense pieces of federal support for employee business ownership on the table
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Ralph Nader
The Losing Warfare State
The USA is still bogged down in Afghanistan (the 16 year-old occupation is the longest in American history) and in Iraq (since the unconstitutional, illegal invasion of the country 14 years ago)...
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at an agency workshop in May of 2014. (Photo: Flickr) Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Donald Trump’s Ajit (Pai)-Prop
“You’re fired!” When Donald Trump ousted FBI Director James Comey Tuesday night, it was more than just another of Trump’s shocking executive actions. Comparisons to Watergate are chillingly relevant...
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Danny Sjursen
The Pro-War Movement and the Hazards of Military Worship
Everyone loves the troops and their generals, but history indicates that military advice isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
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Ajit Pai testifies during a senate hearing on September 15, 2016. (Photo: Bill Clark / CQ Roll Call via AP Images) John Light
Trump’s FCC Has Paved the Way For a Giant, Local Fox News
Relaxed media consolidation rules have allowed Sinclair Broadcasting to buy Tribune Media, creating a local news behemoth with a conservative bent.
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Harvey Wasserman
Tunnel Collapse at Hanford Nuclear Dump—Harbinger of the Collapse of the Entire Industry?
The collapse of a tunnel at the massive nuclear waste dump at Hanford, Washington, 200 miles east of Seattle, has sent shock waves through a nuclear power industry already in the process of a global...
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Leonard Pitts Jr.
If You’re Not Appalled by Comey’s Firing, You’re Not Paying Attention
Republican Sen. James Lankford called for “clarity.” Republican Sen. John McCain pronounced himself “disappointed.” And Republican Sen. Marco Rubio essentially shrugged. He said he was “surprised” by...
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Ebony Slaughter-Johnson
American Justice Now Feels Laughable
The Justice Department has revealed that it's more willing to prosecute laughter than murder.
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Robert C. Koehler
Classified America: Why Is the US Public Allowed to Know So Little?
For a journalist — especially one covering government and politics — the most suspicious, least trustworthy word in the language ought to be: “classified.” As the drama continues to swirl around...
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