All Views Articles for 2017-06-26

Monday, June 26, 2017
Ralph Nader
Driverless Cars: Hype, Hubris and Distractions
The hype and unsubstantiated hope behind the self-driving car movement continues unabated, distracting from addressing necessities of old “mobilities” such as inadequate public transit and upgrading...
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US Supreme Court Andrew Cohen
Justice Kennedy Is the Bulwark Against a Conservative Counterrevolution
Should he leave the Supreme Court anytime soon, Kennedy’s successor is likely to eliminate the judicial branch as an effective check-and-balance on partisan power.
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Nancy Altman, Linda Benesch
The Overlooked Trumpcare Threat: A Medicare Time Bomb
Trump’s broken promises on Medicaid and Social Security are plain to see. But the GOP health care bill also sets up the destruction of Medicare.
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Heather Timmons
The Word "Women" Literally Never Appears in the US Senate’s 142-Page Healthcare Bill
Women have babies. If they didn’t, first the economy would collapse, and then the species would die out. But because they do, from their late teens to their early forties, women have higher health-...
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If the "shameful" Trumpcare bill is enacted, writes Riech, "McConnell and Trump – as well as every Republican senator who signs on – will bear the burden of hundreds of thousands of deaths that could have been avoided, were they not so determined to make rich Americans even richer." (Photo: @mjkuhns/Twitpic) Robert Reich
Trumpcare Truth: A Gift to the 1% and a Kick to the Sick and Poor
The Senate’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act is not a healthcare bill. It’s a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, paid for by a dramatic reduction in healthcare funding for approximately 23...
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Erwin Chemerinsky
Trump's 'Emoluments' Defense Argues He Can Violate the Constitution With Impunity. That Can't Be Right
When the president of the United States violates the Constitution there must be a way for a federal court to hear the case and provide a remedy. Three different lawsuits have been filed against...
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Disabled Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend Health Care
“They haven’t told us what we’re being arrested for yet,” said Rhoda Gibson, an organizer with ADAPT , a groups that advocates for disability rights. Gibson was speaking to me via Skype from a police...
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Nick Turse
A Wide World of Winless War
Globe-trotting U.S. Special Ops Forces already deployed to 137 nations in 2017
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Robert Borosage
Stop the Senate Republican Health Care Obscenity This Week
This is it. The Senate has to decide on health care.
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