All Views Articles for 2017-10-02

Monday, October 2, 2017
they’ve chosen this moment to push an outmoded, climate threatening energy policy that will enrich their friends and benefactors and impoverish the world we all live in. Mitch Jones
Republican Tax Cuts Could Be Paved with Fossil Fuel Giveaways
In the wake of climate chaos, the Trump Administration and Senate Republicans are giving new handouts to billionaires and the fossil fuel industry.
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Chris Hedges
The End of Empire
The brutality abroad is matched by a growing brutality at home.
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Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts (right) and US Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (left) in an official photo in 2017. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) David Daley
A Supreme Court Case Could Make Partisan Gerrymandering Illegal
Justice Anthony Kennedy could provide the deciding vote in Gill v. Whitford, an upcoming case that looks at gerrymandering in Wisconsin. Oral arguments begin Tuesday.
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We have become a nation that accepts the blood sacrifice of our children as an ineffable part of our constitutional order, one of those things you have to tolerate, like pornography and the occasional acquittal of an unpopular defendant, in order to live in a free society. Charles P. Pierce
If Newtown Wasn't Enough, Why Would Las Vegas Be Enough?
Our leaders are afraid to tolerate limits on Second Amendment "freedoms."
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Mark Weisbrot
If You Want Puerto Rico To Recover, Cancel Its Debt
Once the island has recovered from the hurricane, it needs to wipe away its debt and end its broken political status within the US
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Banning consumer class actions lets financial institutions keep hundreds of millions of dollars that would otherwise go back to harmed consumers—and Wells Fargo seems to have harmed huge numbers of consumers. Heidi Shierholz
Forced Arbitration is Bad For Consumers
Class actions return hundreds of millions in relief to consumers, while forced arbitration pays off big for lawbreakers like Wells Fargo.
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the essential mindset of fandom, which instinctively privileges competition over cooperation, aggression over empathy, and tribal allegiance over communalism. Steve Almond
Donald Trump’s Sporting Spirit
“There cannot be much doubt that the whole thing is bound up with the rise of nationalism — that is, with the lunatic modern habit of identifying oneself with large power units and seeing everything in terms of competitive prestige.”
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 Exxon has over half of its natural gas facilities, half of its developed acreage, the great majority of its productive and development wells, and half of its retail sites in the U.S. but declared $5.8 billion in U.S. losses along with $13.8 billion in foreign profits in 2016. Exxon CLAIMED A CREDIT on its U.S. income tax. Paul Buchheit
Three Insidious Ways 'Overtaxed' Corporations Are Cheating America
Big companies are deceiving us and the media won't report it.
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