All Views Articles for 2018-…-21

Monday, September 3, 2018
Frank Clemente
Check Your Wallet: Can You Find the $4,000 Trump Promised You?
The GOP tax cuts have also added almost $2 trillion to the deficit. Now Republicans are trying to cover the hole they created by cutting critical public services that are important to working families.
Read more
Chris Hedges
The Slaves Rebel
You might not know it, but there is a major revolt happening right now in the United States
Read more
Paul Buchheit
What Just Happened? $30 Trillion to the Richest White Americans Since 2008
While wealth continues to rush, not trickle, upwards, low-income families are going backwards as the average net worth for the poorest half of America decreased from $11,000 to $8,000 since the 2008 financial crash
Read more
Jonathan Cook
US Cuts to UNRWA Point to the Dark Future Being Readied for the Palestinians
There is a deeper and darker agenda afoot than simply reviving failed negotiations or pandering to the Trump administration’s well-known antipathy towards international institutions.
Read more
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Héctor Figueroa
Why Unions Still Matter, on Labor Day and Always
With strong membership this year, unions promise improved wages and working conditions.
Read more
James Zogby
Mr. Trump, You Cannot Erase the Palestinian Refugees
At stake is: the lives and fortunes of innocent Palestinians and their families; the rule of law; simple human justice; and the possibility of peace
Read more
Katharine Trendacosta
Victory! California Passes Net Neutrality Bill
California's fight is a microcosm of the nation's. Net neutrality is popular across the country.
Read more
Elliott Negin
Why Is ExxonMobil Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups?
The company's money trail, however, clearly shows that it is still financing climate science denier groups that denigrate any and all climate policy options
Read more
Robert Reich
The Next Crash
Trump and his Republican enablers are now reversing regulations put in place to stop Wall Street's excessively risky lending
Read more
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Christopher Brauchli
Trumping the Flag
Trump has exploited the murder of Mollie Tibbetts to bellow yet again about the need for a wall, despite her family's objections to his "racist fear-mongering"
Read more
Tyler Cullis
Creating the Conditions for War
U.S. hawks are signaling their intent to attack more directly the very foundations of the nuclear accord
Read more
Ryan Cooper
How to Pay for Medicare-for-All
The way to make the legislation work is to isolate the sources of the most hideous and immoral waste in the healthcare system and concentrate the pain on them.
Read more
Sam Pizzigati
Taxpayers Are Footing the Bill for Sky-High CEO Salaries
Billions in taxpayer funds go to CEOs who pay their workers peanuts. We can change that.
Read more
Friday, August 31, 2018
Nancy Altman
This Labor Day, Gear Up to Stop Trump and GOP War on Workers
The ballot box looms for unpopular politicians
Read more
Indigenous leaders, coast protectors, and others demonstrate against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, on March 10, 2018. (Photo: Jason Redmond/Getty Images) Shannan Stoll
First Nations Celebrate Win Against Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion
Here’s how indigenous leaders pulled together a grassroots movement to resist the pipeline expansion
Read more
We shouldn’t be too optimistic about the NAFTA renegotiation actually helping workers. (Getty Images)   David Dayen
The Good and the (Potentially Very) Bad in Trump’s NAFTA Renegotiation
All in all, it’s a good heuristic to judge trade deals by how mad business lobbyists are about them, and judging from the Business Roundtable’s grumblings, the renegotiation has the potential to be decent
Read more
“I still remember the first time I met my son,” he said. “It was at an immigration hearing. He was so close to me, only a few steps away, but yet so far.” (Photo: Screenshot) Sonali Kolhatkar
How One Deportee Is Helping Other Exiled Immigrants in Mexico
“My story is just one of thousands of such stories.”
Read more
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon shake hands at Hofstra University in Hempstead on Wednesday, Aug. 29th, 2018 ahead of their the Democratic gubernatorial primary debate. (J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday/AP) Matt Taibbi
The Cuomo-Nixon Debate Was a Preview of Democrat-DSA Battles to Come
Democrat Sith Lord Gov. Andrew Cuomo slimed his way past the corporate money issue and attacked Cynthia Nixon’s celebrity
Read more
Will Bunch
Is Delaware’s Kerri Evelyn Harris the Next Explosion to Rock the Democrats?
Harris says her campaign isn't anti-Trump, anti-GOP or even anti-Carper, but all about how to accomplish positive things such as raising the minimum wage to $15 without hurting small businesses, achieving true universal health care, and wiping out college debt
Read more
Corruption infests Trump's cabinet. (Photo: AP/Evan Vucci) Bob Burnett
It’s the Corruption, Stupid
Donald Trump has only enabled "the swamp."
Read more
Now is our chance to defend — not lose — the Earth.(Photo: Christopher Michel/Flickr/cc) Lidy Nacpil, May Boeve, Patti Lynn
Writing a New Chapter, Not an Obituary, for the Planet
A recent New York Times Magazine article suggests action to address climate change is futile
Read more
“Over and over again in history the Church has become so corrupt it just cries out to heaven for vengeance.”(Photo: Elvis Kennedy/Flickr/cc) Brian Terrell
Catholic Support for War: Another Child Abuse Scandal
The Church cannot condemn child abuse by pedophiles and yet bless the government's murder of children in its wars, if it wants to be consistent and faithful to Christ
Read more
Thursday, August 30, 2018
"Ron DeSantis — who has a 2 percent lifetime rating from the League of Conservation Voters — has questioned the reality of climate science and signed on a letter of protest against international climate funding." (Illustrated | peangdao/iStock, fotoguy22/iStock, Preto_perola/iStock) Ryan Cooper
Republicans Will Let Florida Drown
For the Miami community, it is quite literally a matter of whether it will be allowed to exist in the future
Read more
"According to Reuters, the number of lawsuits brought against Bayer’s newly acquired Monsanto is approximately 8000 in the US alone." (Photo: Monsanto Tribunal/flickr/cc) Ruchi Shroff
Monsanto-Bayer: Eliminating the Name Will Not Erase the History
We will continue to reclaim citizens’ rights, as well as those of small and medium producers, who, despite being crushed by the current market mechanisms, are the only ones providing us with healthy and nutritious food
Read more
The 5 people arrested in Bhima Koregaon case (Photo: File Image) Vijay Prashad
Dissent Is Being Muzzled Across Our Planet
The arrests of five activists in India is part of a dangerous trend that demands more attention and public outcry
Read more
"But we the people have not surrendered. We were outmaneuvered, gerrymandered, removed from the voting roster, but we have not surrendered." (Photo: AP/Bill Ingraham via Flickr) Robert C. Koehler
Reviving the Spirit of ’68
I fear the forces the antiwar protesters were confronting fifty years ago have made a shift in keeping with their deepest interests: not to “win” the wars but simply to make sure they continue
Read more
Hina Shamsi
On National Security, Kavanaugh Has a History of Extreme Deference to the President
Kavanaugh’s record shows he would likely defer to — and not even scrutinize — a president's push for war or abuses in the name of "national security"
Read more
Offshoring and the increasing militarization of the American economy, then, have rendered reforms of the kind introduced by NAFTA almost moot. (Photo: PeoplesWorld/cc/flickr) Marshall Auerback
Trump’s NAFTA Deal Simply Can’t Solve America’s Manufacturing Problems
A few additional crumbs for labor at a time when most U.S. manufacturing capacity has already been offshored or destroyed by militarization
Read more
Larry Elliott
Ten Years After the Financial Crash, the Timid Left Should be Full of Regrets
Capitalism’s near-death experience with the banking crisis was a golden opportunity for progressives. But they blew it
Read more
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
"Trump and his cronies aren’t on the miners’ side — they’re on the side of their bosses. And the U.S. government is willing to kill its own citizens to enrich these billionaires." (Photo: Shutterstock) Basav Sen
Trump Puts Forth an Actual Plan to Kill People for Coal
Shocking as this sounds, the U.S. government is — by its own admission — willing to murder up to 1,600 Americans a year to enrich a few coal billionaires
Read more
"How will millions more get to participate in 2020’s Democratic nominating contests? That road is through reforming laws governing primaries, not caucuses." Steven Rosenfeld
DNC Superdelegates Have Been Tamed—But Millions of Democratic Primary Votes Are Still Vulnerable
If Berniecrats want millions of new voters, they need to win big in state primaries like New York’s upcoming September 13 vote
Read more
"The sight of Emmett’s body, mutilated beyond recognition, spread throughout the world in photographs published in Jet Magazine and other outlets." (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Dennis Parker
More Than 60 Years After His Brutal Murder, Emmett Till Deserves Justice
The reopening of the Till case matters as we continue to confront racism in all its insidiousness
Read more
"Instead of punishing students, restorative justice hopes to empower students to fully understand why they act the way they do, and take steps to heal any harms they cause." (Photo: Shutterstock) Daniela Aspiazu
This School Year, Let’s Keep Kids in Classrooms
There are better ways to help students learn from their behavior than suspension and expulsion
Read more
Ralph Nader
15 Ways the Democrats Can Lose the November Elections
If the party cannot get its act together and put their focus where it belongs, Republicans will continue to enjoy their control of the federal branches of our captured government and many state houses
Read more
No top bankers were ever 'held accountable for the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression… No one.'(Photo: Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr/cc) Marshall Auerback
The Failure to Punish White-Collar Crime After the 2008 Financial Crisis Helped Produce President Donald Trump
Ten years later, Trump’s rise to power is a consequence of poor governance
Read more
"Even if today’s socialist wing of the Democratic Party hasn’t won every underdog primary race against better-funded centrist opponents, it is apparent that progressives are winning the battle of ideas within the party." (Photo: FAIR) Justin Anderson
Media Continues Writing Premature Obituaries for the Democratic Left
When one takes a historical look at socialism in the United States, Sanders’ insurgency seems to be doing remarkably well
Read more
 "Presumably because Puerto Ricans are Spanish-speaking Americans, their deaths did not preoccupy our newspapers of record day after day the way the 9/11 victims did." (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) Juan Cole
Storm Death Toll in Puerto Rico Rivals 9/11: But Where Is War on Climate Change?
Apparently we can see a large US territory flattened and nearly 3000 citizens killed, and yawn and pretend it did not happen or we don’t know why hurricanes are becoming more destructive
Read more
Bob Lord
The Arithmetic of the CEO-Worker Pay Divide
Sometimes percentages alone don't do justice to the injustice of corporate compensation
Read more
Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez pauses after a session during the DNC's summer meeting in Chicago. (Annie Rice/AP) Larry Cohen
Voters—and Nobody Else—Will Pick the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee
This past weekend, the party changed its rules, and became more democratic
Read more
"John McCain was maddeningly inconsistent and too often self-serving, and yet compared to the current crew of crooks, he comes off like the blessed love child of Abraham Lincoln and Joan of Arc." (Photo: Ross D. Franklin / Associated Press)  Will Bunch
John McCain and the 29-Second ‘Rashomon’ Moment That Defined America’s Coming Crisis
"I genuinely don’t understand what is so inspiring about this moment. 'He’s not Arab, he is a decent man' is not shutting down racism — it is racism."
Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Peter Certo
The Iraq War Should Be a Much Bigger Part of McCain’s Legacy Than His ‘Civility’
The “straight talk” people praise McCain for is actually what most of them can’t stand about politicians: They say noble words but cast ignoble votes.
Read more
"It has amassed such power that experts and public opinion refer to it as the digital public square: the place where people protest, sign up for public events, get information about politics, and more." (Photo: Legal Loop) Juan Ortiz Freuler
Facebook Will Fail to Solve #FakeNews
Zuckerberg needs to step back for his company to succeed
Read more
"Once people learn about the judge’s unacceptable positions, they’ll realize how unsuited he is for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court." (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Nan Aron
‘Justice Kavanaugh’ Is Not Inevitable
The controversial judge’s confirmation would represent a tremendous threat to millions of Americans—and we can easily prevent it
Read more
Peniel Joseph
Chicago '68: The 50-Year Lessons America Still Hasn't Learned
The internecine war for the soul of American democracy continues in our own time, as the rage and fear tapped almost 50 years apart by Richard Nixon and Donald Trump have continued to mesmerize successive generations of Americans
Read more
"A malignant bullying megalomaniac who lies like most people breathe, and who’s able to suck the oxygen out of every news cycle, might well pulverize any Democratic opponent." (Photo: AFP/Timothy A. Clary) Robert Reich
Don’t Just Impeach Trump. Annul His Presidency
Annulment would repeal all of it – recognizing that such appointments, orders, rules, and records were made without constitutional authority
Read more
A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan, on Jan. 31, 2010. (Photo: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Tom Emswiler, Will Isenberg
Your Government Has a Secret Kill List. Is that OK With You?
Kareem’s story neatly captures the havoc that the war on terror has wreaked on the legal system and the dangers of abandoning legal traditions that have served us well for centuries
Read more
"Whereas he says he is a climate leader, since he has been state Governor, his officials have approved over 21,000 new oil and gas wells." (Photo: Neon Tommy/ Wikipedia) Andy Rowell
Jerry Brown Warns of “Apocalyptic Threat” of Climate Change, But Carries on Drilling
Brown’s hypocrisy is plain to see
Read more
"We see that in the pinch, Obama's wretched class politics swamps all other considerations." (Photo: Illustrated | sorrapong/iStock, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Ryan Cooper
What on Earth Is Obama Doing?
What's been most striking about his political re-entry is its profound worthlessness
Read more
"In a time of perpetual war and runaway militarism, in sync with rampant corporate power, the party is currently in need of a basic course correction that can only come from the grassroots." (Photo: AP) Norman Solomon
Victory in Superdelegates Fight Means: Grassroots Can Win
The Democratic Party has not made such a historic reform to its presidential nominating process in decades. So, how did it happen?
Read more
Monday, August 27, 2018
 "Even among the hard-right crowd vetted and promoted by The Federalist Society, Kavanaugh stands out as one of the most extreme." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Miles Mogulescu
Kavanaugh Threatens the Supreme Court’s Legitimacy
Confirming such a Justice would be a travesty to American democracy
Read more
"While the trade war makes the front pages, these shouting matches over steel and peanut butter tariffs distract everyone from examining the more serious problems of today’s trade regime." (Photo: Cari Green, US Forest Service, CC 2.0.) Pia Eberhardt, Cecilia Olivet
The Trade Deal Which Fines Governments for Acting on Climate Change
An obscure agreement – the Energy Charter Treaty – allows energy firms to sue countries who take action to stop climate breakdown
Read more
Rogers says that in times of “scary news,” of tragedy and disaster, his mother taught him not to focus just on destruction or violence, but to “look for the helpers,” who are everywhere. (Photo: Illustration by Fran Murphy) Stephanie Van Hook
Why Mister Rogers Is the Role Model We Need Right Now
The unconventional children’s television pioneer celebrated dignity and kindness in the age of mass media
Read more
A child with asthma uses a nebulizer shaped like a fish. The power plant pollution rule proposed by the Trump administration is expected to lead to 120,000 additional asthma attacks annually by 2030 and up to 1,400 additional premature deaths. (Photo: KristyFaith via Flickr.) Sue Sturgis
The Unequal Health Impacts of Trump's Coal Plant Rule
It could cause up to 1,400 premature deaths per year
Read more
A man is evacuated from the Hurricane Harvey floodwaters in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Reuters/Rick Wilking) Junia Howell
Hurricane Season Not Only Brings Destruction and Death But Rising Inequality Too
Populations that are privileged in terms of education, race or homeownership gain wealth in the aftermath of natural disasters, exacerbating already wide economic inequities
Read more
A 2016 demonstration in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, where the Occupy Wall Street movement started five years earlier. (Photo: Corinne Segal / pbs.org) Chris Hedges
Becoming Serfs
Income inequality in the United States has not been this pronounced in over a century
Read more
"In my years in the classroom, I’ve helped a lot of kids get better test scores. But that’s not why they come up to me. That’s not why they remember me." (Photo: Shutterstock) Steven Singer
No One Ever Remembered a Teacher for Raising Standardized Test Scores
"I just wanted you to know that you taught me how to write. If it wasn’t for you I never would have made it anywhere. I just wanted to thank you so much for everything you did for me.”
Read more
"I am not here speaking about the elites who dominate our societies. They have their own agenda. They trade only in the language of money and power. I am speaking of us: the 99 per cent who live in their shadow." (Photo: Andy Miah/flickr/cc) Jonathan Cook
Corbyn Is Being Destroyed – Like Blowing Up a Bridge to Stop an Advancing Army
The truth is the ruling elite are exploiting British Jews and fueling their fears as part of a much larger power game in which all of us – the 99 per cent – are expendable
Read more
"As it happens, tech – or surveillance capitalism – has disrupted the private investigation business as much as it’s ripped through journalism, the taxi business, war making, and so many other private and public parts of our world." (Photo: Shutterstock) Judith Coburn
A Private Investigator on Living in a Surveillance Culture
Can we be forgotten anymore?
Read more
In 2014 ISIS drove Yazidis out of central Iraq as the U.S.-trained Iraqi Army collapsed. (Photo: Reese Elrich) Reese Erlich
What Fifteen Years of U.S. Occupation Has Produced? Angry Iraqis
As militant protests roil the city of Basra in Iraq, two summer films give a fuller sense of what U.S. occupation there has wrought
Read more
Sunday, August 26, 2018
David Suzuki
Hot Enough for You?
2018 is shaping up to be a record-breaker. But as the old saying goes, "You ain’t seen nothing yet!"
Read more
Briahna Gray
Beware the Race Reductionist
If you’re #online, like I am, you’re probably already familiar with the main argument. It goes something like this: If a policy doesn’t resolve racism “first,” it’s at worst racist, and at best, not worth pursuing.
Read more
Eric Margolis
The Lion of Judah's Last Roar
There would never be peace in the region, warned prophet Uri Avnery, until Israel returned at least some land taken from Palestinians, and created a viable Palestinian state with full democratic rights and freedoms.
Read more
Moustafa Bayoumi
US Bombs Are Killing Children in Yemen. Does Anybody Care?
The lack of outrage at the US’s key role in this humanitarian disaster raises troubling questions
Read more
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Pierre Tristam
Without Fear Or Favor. Or Whining.
If politicians and their sycophants thinks we reporters are the enemy, let’s be proud of it, shut the hell up and do our jobs. If we do it well, that’ll shut them up.
Read more
Nozomi Hayase
Why Democracy Needs Solidarity for Julian Assange's Freedom
Efforts to free Julian Assange from his imprisonment challenges us all to uphold the sacred free speech right, even if it also demands the moral courage to love our enemies
Read more
Andrew Boyle
The Free Press Aren’t ‘Enemies of the People’
The phrase has an ignominious history. Why does Trump keep using it?
Read more
Christopher Brauchli
Suffer Little Children, We Command You
Because of adults, there are so many places on this earth for children to be sad
Read more
Steven Rosenfeld
'Live Up to Your Name': Are Democrats on the Verge of Trimming Power of Superdelegates?
If successful, this will change the contours of the 2020 presidential nomination process.
Read more
Friday, August 24, 2018
A county jail in Orange, California. A national inmate strike has been called until Sept. 9. (Photo: Robyn Beck / AFP - Getty Images) Chandra Bozelko
The Prison Strike Is an Overdue Opportunity to End the Slavery of Incarcerated People
If criminal justice reform is truly a bipartisan issue, then politicians should accept the demands of those striking
Read more
Impeachment was never meant to be about crimes and punishments. It was intended at the founding of the American experiment, and should be so understood today, as a remedy for the monarchical tendencies of men. (Photo: Antenna/Getty Images) John Nichols
What to Do When a President Believes He’s Above Justice
To protect our democracy, Congress must value the Constitution over partisan politics
Read more
"I am so free that I insist that my freedom includes the freedom to deny you yours." (Photo: Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress) Timothy Denevi
Why American-Made Fascism Puts Democracy at Risk
The United States is being led by someone who openly defends white supremacists
Read more
"Every cent that goes to support the defense industry and war (or warlike activities, like air strikes) should be matched in spending for education, healthcare, and the social safety net." (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/cc/flickr) Scott Remer
Butter, Not Guns
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.”
Read more
The story of Stormy Daniels is in some ways the ultimate American affirmation of the underdog. (Photo: Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call via AP file) Suzanne Garment
Stormy Daniels, Trump and the Power of Telling the Truth
In the face of withering personal attacks from men at the highest levels of government, Stormy refused to back down. Because she knew she was right
Read more
"For the first time since the end of World War II, Washington’s allies in the West as well as the East thumbed their noses at an American president." (Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Dilip Hiro
Can Donald Trump Unite the World (Against Himself)?
The rise of an anti-Trump movement globally – and on his home turf
Read more
(Photo: Illustrated | AP Photo/File, AP Photo/APTN, Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images, Wikimedia Commons, DickDuerrstein/iStock) Ryan Cooper
Impeach the President. Period.
It's worth remembering that if the Constitution was functioning as intended, Trump would be impeached immediately
Read more
Reality Winner walks out of the Federal Courthouse in Augusta, Ga., on June 26, 2018. (Photo: Intercept) Trevor Timm
The Government’s Argument That Reality Winner Harmed National Security Doesn’t Hold Up. Here’s Why.
The government did not produce one iota of public evidence to back up its claims
Read more
Thursday, August 23, 2018
"Now is the time to clearly define the values that will guide us through the November elections and beyond into 2020, in the Post-Trump world." (Photo: Getty) Ilyse Hogue
Why Defeating Brett Kavanaugh Is the Pivotal Fight of Our Lifetime
A letter to America on Brett Kavanaugh: We are an unstoppable force
Read more
Dr Martin Luther King, Dr Ralph David Abernathy, their families, and others leading the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. Katie Fitzpatrick
Change the World, Not Yourself, or How Arendt Called Out Thoreau
Perhaps the most striking difference between Henry David Thoreau and Hannah Arendt is that, while he sees disobedience as necessarily individual, she sees it as, by definition , collective.
Read more
We’re going to end up spending money either way: whether we pay to develop non-polluting energy sources, restore forests, and take other steps to prevent catastrophic climate change, or whether we don’t, and then we have to pay for the consequences. (Photo: Shutterstock) Jill Richardson
Here Out West, ‘Smoke Season’ Keeps Getting Worse
Addressing climate change costs money. Wildfires gobbling up our country — and seas swallowing up our shores — costs more
Read more
"The report authors conclude that all the efforts to pressure schools to improve test scores had benefits that were “minor” at best, despite the high expense of the programs and the ill-will they fomented among teachers and communities." (Photo credit: Calgary Chuch / CC) Jeff Bryant
Progressives May End Education’s ‘Funding Vs. Accountability’ War
The whole idea that more intense accountability will produce greater gains in student achievement, regardless of funding and resources, is not only losing its currency in politics; it’s proving to be bad policy
Read more
"The fact of the matter is that many parents may be in hiding, considering that they have all been deported to countries which they fled in the first place." (Photo: Illana Panich Linsman) Amrit Cheng
More Than 500 Children Are Still Separated. Here’s What Comes Next
Every additional day that children wait to be with their parents is damaging — it’s simple unacceptable that the government had information that could help reunite them faster but sat on it
Read more
"Pence is less impulsive and therefore probably less dangerous than Trump in terms of starting a war or engaging in engaging in other really disastrous actions." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Stephen Zunes
Impeach Away! Thoughts on a Possible President Pence
Progressives should not hesitate to mobilize in support of the impeachment and conviction of Donald Trump. Here’s why
Read more
"The administration already has an ongoing campaign of ratcheting up tension with, and hostility toward, Iran, thus laying the political and psychological groundwork for a war." (Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com) Paul Pillar
Has a Diversionary War Just Become More Likely?
The likely adversary of any such Trumpian war would be Iran
Read more
"Forests are shrinking at a startling pace — every year, we lose a swath of forest the size of Massachusetts." (Photo: Andy Porter/cc/flickr) Robert C. Koehler
Recreating the Wilderness
The planet itself is transitioning, to God knows what. There may be no human race on the other side of that transition, but maybe there will be
Read more
 "Over half of all existing coal-fired power plants aren’t making enough money to remain operational without market controls." (Photo: via Friends of the Earth) Brett Wilkins
Why Trump Can’t Save Coal From the Ash Heap of History
This is all indeed very bad news for anyone who cares about the planet we share
Read more
Robert Reich
Will Trump Survive?
Be sure of this: this superb conman will not go easily... or quietly
Read more
Alan MacLeod
That Facebook Will Turn to Censoring the Left Isn’t a Worry—It’s a Reality
Progressives should not necessarily shed tears for Alex Jones, but they should be aware that their media is next in line, and that Jones’ deplatforming sets a dangerous precedent that is already being used against them.
Read more
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Ralph Nader
Calling for Ten Million More Voters, a Few Billionaires, and a Just Congress
What is the movement demanding a bold and ambitious progressive agenda missing most? Money.
Read more
"Both budget proposals contained hundreds of billions more in cuts to food assistance, income security, education, and more." (Photo: Shutterstock) Kayla Kitson
Scoring Trump’s Tax Cuts So Far: $280k for Rich Lawmakers, Pennies for Working People
Very few businesses have raised wages thanks to corporate tax cuts, but executives and lawmakers are buying new yachts
Read more
Charles Blahous explained his attack on Sanders' single payer Medicare for All plan to CNBC's Rick Santelli. (CNBC) Michael Hiltzik
A Koch-Funded Think Tank Tries Hard to Pretend That it Didn't Find Savings From Bernie Sanders' Medicare Plan
What’s overlooked in all these cavils about Sanders’ crowing about Blahous’ finding is that the champion cherry-picker in the discussion is Charles Blahous
Read more
"We cannot responsibly support politicians taking money from the companies which directly imperil our future." (Photo: Twitter/Sunrise Movement) Jesse Meisenhelter
The DNC Just Lifted Their Ban on Fossil Fuel Contributions. Who Will Say No to the Tide of “Dark Oily” Money?
As the 2020 primary begins, individual Democrats must show climate leadership by taking the #NoFossilFuelMoney pledge
Read more
Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) meets with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on July 26, 2018, in Toomey's office in Washington, D.C. President Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is retiring. (Photo: Jonathan Tamari/ Staff) Will Bunch
What Is the GOP Trying to Hide About Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh?
What we do know suggests a man guided less by bedrock principle and more by cutthroat 21st-Century partisan politics
Read more
“The analysis describes the different methods states might use to regulate coal-powered plants, and the health effects of each option.” (Photo: Jack Sem, Semtrio.com / Flickr Creative Commons) Ilana Novick
EPA Coal Plan Could Cause Up to 1,400 Premature Deaths Annually (and Trump's EPA Knows It But Doesn't Care)
“With the Trump dirty power plan we see again that the Trump administration cares more about extending the lives of coal plants than the American people.”
Read more
Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, leaving court in Alexandria, Va., in March. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Image) Noah Bookbinder, Barry Berke, Norman Eisen
What the Manafort Verdict Means
It’s Robert Mueller’s biggest victory yet, in one of the most successful special counsel investigations in history
Read more
Jacob Bacharach
The #Resistance Has a New Grift, and Liberals Are the Perfect Mark
Libberals who fall for this sort of thing, who abandon all skepticism of the military and intelligence entities in America as soon as the wrong party gets into the White House, are only partly to blame. They are victims, really, of our deranged national culture of politics as consumer choice, party...
Read more
Isaiah Dickerson and Callie House advocated for a national pension fund for formerly enslaved people for their years of unpaid labor. (Photo: National Archives.) Adam Sanchez
The Other ’68: Black Power During Reconstruction
Recalling a time when the empowerment of the most oppressed in our society paved the way for other social struggles also gives weight to today’s slogan that all lives will matter only when Black lives matter
Read more
 "If you want Trump to stop greasing up the Oval Office with Big Mac wrappers, get up and do something about it." (Photo: AFP/Timothy A. Clary) Nash Riggins
Donald Trump Is Heading Towards Impeachment – and You Have the Power to Make That Happen
The president's cronies are finally turning on their master and burying him in a series of legal predicaments from which not even Paul Ryan can rescue him
Read more
"This is a mortal blow to the administration*, which may stagger around for a year or so before it falls over and crushes people, but there is no way I can see that this gets any better for the president* or the people around him." (Photo:Getty) Charles P. Pierce
I Lived Through Watergate. I Lived Through the Saturday Night Massacre. There Never Was Anything Like This
The Cohen and Manafort developments could be a mortal blow to the Trump presidency—and Brett Kavanaugh's nomination
Read more
 "The tragic story of America’s longest war is one of the hubris that accompanies the twin pillars of American exceptionalism and empire." (Photo: U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mike Brady, Task Force Cyclone, 38th Infantry Division Public Affairs) Stephen Miles
The Futility of Failure in Afghanistan
The simple truth is that no amount of making war is going to bring peace to a country that has seen four decades of conflict. It’s time to try something different.
Read more
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
"Unlike the courts, legislatures can be lobbied by industry officials and therefore influenced, which is why redistricting decisions should be left to the courts, Li argued." (Photo: ExposedbyCMD) Josefa Velasquez
ALEC Launches Effort to Protect Gerrymandering From Judges
Efforts to strip power away from the judiciary or influence the makeup of the courts come as the 2020 census and subsequent redistricting loom
Read more

Pages