All Views Articles for 2017-07-26

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
ACLU sign Chase Strangio
With Three Tweets President Trump Cruelly Threatens Trans Service Members With Rank Discrimination
In a series of tweets this morning, President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced a cruel and dangerous reversal in policy on transgender individuals serving in the military. Claiming that "[o]ur...
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Richard Heinberg
Are We Doomed? Let’s Have a Talk.
We're not all ready to have the same conversation, but perhaps that's a good place to start
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Jeremy Corbyn Chuck Collins
Eight Lessons US Progressives Can Learn From the UK Labour Party
As of mid-July, Labour is 8 percentage points ahead of the Conservatives. Here’s how they did it.
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Jerry Lembcke
Home-from-War War Stories: Myth, Media & the Ken Burns Vietnam Series
Stories of Vietnam veterans treated badly by war protesters proliferated in the years surrounding the Persian Gulf War of 1991. They were the inspiration for the "yellow ribbon campaign" intended to...
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Mike Brickner
Ohio Plans to Restart Executions with Drugs Known to Torture
After a three-and-a-half year moratorium, Ohio is poised to start executions again with the killing of Ronald Phillips by lethal injection on July 26. It will also mark the beginning of 27 planned...
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Kevin Gosztola
Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ Platform Isn’t Anything Working People Haven’t Been Sold Already
Over the past eight months, the Democratic Party has floundered and sputtered around while trying to develop an agenda that can convince citizens they are a clear alternative to President Donald...
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Gwynne Dyer
Counting Sperm
"Compared to 1970s, sperm counts now in the predominantly white developed countries (North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand) are between 50% and 60% down."
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Ben Norton
How Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative
A new Vox video ( 7/17/17 ) is the latest addition to a media onslaught that propagates numerous misleading talking points to demonize Iran—just as the US government, under Donald Trump’s vehemently...
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Felicia Kornbluh
Remembering 'The Americans with Disabilities Act' and the Movement that Generated It
Many Americans were surprised that some of the most militant responses to the proposed Republican health care plan came from disability activists – who staged a “die-in” outside the office of Senate...
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Chad Williams
100 Years Ago African-Americans Marched Down 5th Avenue to Declare That Black Lives Matter
The only sounds were those of muffled drums, the shuffling of feet and the gentle sobs of some of the estimated 20,000 onlookers. The women and children wore all white. The men dressed in black. On...
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Kate Aronoff
Your Personal Consumption Choices Can’t Save the Planet: We Have to Confront Capitalism
To stave off disaster, we must transform the economic system driving climate change.
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Julie Chinitz
The GOP’s Trojan Horse on Health Care Repeal
We really are in a fight for our lives.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Peter Dreier
Not the Right Thing, But the Right-Wing Thing: On John McCain, Death, and Dishonor
In July 2008, just over a month after surgery for brain cancer and still in the middle of chemotherapy treatments, Senator Ted Kennedy returned to the Senate floor to help the Democrats break the...
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