All Views Articles for 2017-08-21

Monday, August 21, 2017
Robert Reich
How to Remove Trump
With Republicans controlling both houses of Congress, it’s unlikely Trump will be impeached or thrown out of office on grounds of mental impairment. At least any time soon. Yet there’s another way...
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Andrew Rosenberg
Going in the Wrong Direction: We Need More Advice on the Impacts of Climate Change
As of Sunday, the federal Advisory Panel for the Sustained National Climate Assessment is no more. The charter for the panel was not renewed . That makes little sense from any perspective I can...
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"But Exxon-Mobil and the Koch brothers and other oil, gas and coal interests worth billions of dollars are paying people to muddy the waters." Juan Cole
Why No Eclipse Denialists? The Same Science Predicts Global Heating
Eminent physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s tweet pointing out that there are no eclipse denialists the way there are dedicated climate change denialists went viral: Odd. No one is in denial of America’s...
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Those who are fighting for civil rights here in the United States, should also be concerned about the civil rights violations and environmental damage caused by the sprawling network of U.S. military bases around the world. Jon Rainwater
Why the U.S. Resistance Should Support Protests in Okinawa
Last week tens of thousands of people gathered to demonstrate for human rights and against harmful U.S. government policies. At a huge racetrack, they held thousands of identical signs that carried a...
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Aviva Chomsky
How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence
"Protesters are eager to expend extraordinary energy denouncing small-scale racist actors. But what about the large-scale racist actors?"
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"The crisis we face is not the result of a natural disaster or some other act of God. It’s entirely man-made. Just as they put us in the dark, they could give us light with the flip of a switch." Abeer Ismail Almasri
In Gaza, We Get Four Hours of Electricity a Day — If We’re Lucky
Some friends threw me a surprise birthday party last month. They placed a chocolate cake lit with candles before me and told me to make a wish for the year ahead. I immediately blurted out, “24-hour...
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"This struggle between the two Americas is not over and, in a real sense, never will be. While we must never lose hope that we can defeat our dark side, we must recognize that these forces of intolerance and exclusion will always be there to be challenging us anew. It is a never-ending struggle." James Zogby
Charlottesville and Beyond: The Never-Ending Struggle
The tragic and deeply disturbing events in Charlottesville last week provoked a debate as old as America, itself. Our nation watched as a motley collection of bigots descended on that town,...
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Chris Hedges
The Corruption of the Law
I drink coffee in the morning on a round, ornate oak table that once belonged to Harlan Fiske Stone, a U.S. Supreme Court justice from 1925 to 1946 and the chief justice for the last five of those...
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Matthew Hoh
The Lies on Afghanistan Trump Will Now Tell
There has never been progress by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, unless you are asking the U.S. military contractors or the Afghan drug barons, of whom an extremely large share are our allies in...
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Paul Buchheit
The Absurdity of Corporate Tax Cuts During the Corporate Pillaging of the Middle Class
It could be argued that the greatest American pillaging is the transfer of taxpayer funds into the bloated military, or a greed-driven private health care system that deprives human beings of...
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