All Views Articles for 2017-09-28

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Reed Richardson
Ken Burns’ Vietnam War: An Object Lesson in the Failures of the Objective Lens
In striving to present all sides and simply lay out the facts for the viewer, Burns nonetheless pulls his punches when it comes to assigning blame and culpability for the disastrous war.
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Sarah Seltzer
Take it From a New Mom: Universal Health Care Would Mean Freedom, Especially for Women
If you had guaranteed access to health care, what would you do differently with your life?
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John Atcheson
What They Say vs. What They Mean: An Inside-the-Beltway Glossary
A hopefully helpful guide for those trying to understand the complex linguistic nuances of elected officials
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But we don’t sing anthems about “political solutions,” which are always flawed and imperfect. I fear that the shallow impulsiveness of Donald Trump aligns too easily with militarism and empire: with armed arrogance. Robert C. Koehler
The Courage To Kneel
On a dangerously complex planet, force gives pseudo-patriots the illusion of simple solutions.
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That starts with national policy to move the country deliberately, and without delay, toward a cleaner, more sustainable future. The sooner American climate and clean energy leadership gets back on track, the better―for our nation and for the world. Rhea Suh
This Is How We Can Avoid Climate Catastrophe
A new action plan shows how we can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.
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As the Supreme Court has acknowledged in discussing the Freedom of Information Act, an “informed citizenry” is “vital to the functioning of a democratic society” and “needed to check against corruption and to hold the governors accountable to the governed.” Norman Eisen, Anne Weismann
Kushner’s Use of Personal Email is No Minor Error
"The role of transparency in a democracy cannot be overstated."
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“Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico may offer a preview for Americans of one of the most jarring potential consequences of global warming: the movement of large numbers of people pushed out of their homes by the effects of climate change.” Andy Rowell
Four Years Ago Puerto Rico Warned of “Climate Tipping Points” – Did Anyone Listen?
Trump not only denies climate change, but basic human rights too.
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Naomi Klein
Bernie Sanders Is Most Popular Politician in the US – and Why Jeremy Corbyn Will Win in Britain
Canadian author and activist addresses Labour Party convention in the UK
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Several San Francisco 49ers including Colin Kaepernick, center, kneel during the National Anthem prior to an NFL football game in October, 2016 Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
As More People 'Take the Knee,' Let's Remember Its Original Inspiration
Principled stands taken at great risk are often how movements are born.
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