All Views Articles for 2018-…-21

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
"While Pruitt was getting headlines for having taxpayer-funded aides do his private business, his EPA just gutted an Obama-era law to protect Americans from toxic chemicals." (Photo: Shutterstock) Jill Richardson
Scott Pruitt's Corruption Is Bad, But His Planetary Sabotage Is Worse
Scott Pruitt's abuse of our environment is far more dangerous than his abuse of taxpayer money.
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"Our leaders have apparently judged that we either don’t need — or don’t deserve — things like an adequate standard of living and universal health care." (Photo: Otherwords) Mona Younis
Other Countries Expect More of Their Leaders. So Should We.
We're the wealthiest country on earth, but over 40 percent of us live in or near poverty.
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"For some of us, we will think back and remember how we used to do things before the ubiquitous presence of plastic, but many of us are young enough that we can’t visualize our lives without plastic encasing everything."(Photo by Laura Lezza/Getty Images) Eileen McCabe
Our Throw-Away Society
We are at a crossroads not just for the health of our planet, but also for the health of our society.
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"He has a national security adviser – John Bolton – who has been pushing the US to bomb Iran for more than decade." (Photo: Middle East Eye) Trita Parsi
Iran Is Not North Korea: Trump's Regional Allies Prefer Civil War to Peace
Unlike with Pyongyang, America’s allies in the region are not interested in a diplomatic solution to the Iran issue.
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Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is running to unseat the powerful Democratic incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York's 14th Congressional District, but the establishment of the party continues. (Photo: Facebook) Glenn Greenwald
The Democratic Party’s 2018 View of Identity Politics Is Confusing, and Thus Appears Cynical and Opportunistic
Given its rhetoric, how does the Democratic Party justify supporting white, male machine politicians over credible female challengers, LGBT people, and people of color?
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Members of the South Central Farm attending the immigrant rights march in downtown Los Angeles California on May Day, 2006. (Wikimedia/Jonathan McIntosh) Catalina Adorno
What Immigrants Can Learn From the Teachers Strikes
Without immigrant labor, the economy would collapse.
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"The army and Jewish settlers have become so emboldened to the extent that they execute Palestinians in cold blood with little or no consequence." (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Ramzy Baroud
Beating the US ‘Veto’: Palestinians Need Urgent Protection From Israel
Israel should not have free reign to abuse Palestinians at will, and the international community should not stand by and watch the bloody spectacle as it continues to unfold.
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"Though large-scale immigration raids have happened before, the size and brutality of this particular raid, along with the use of military tactics, have shocked even the most seasoned immigrants’ rights activists."(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Veronica Isabel Dahlberg
ICE’s Military-Style Raid Leaves Immigrant Communities Terrorized
Regardless of citizenship status, for workers — including teenagers, mothers, fathers, and those with medical issues — to be treated like enemy insurgents is beyond disturbing.
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U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held the historic meeting between leaders of both countries on Tuesday morning in Singapore, carrying hopes to end decades of hostility and the threat of North Korea's nuclear programme. (Photo by Kevin Lim/The Strait Times/Handout/Getty Images) Kevin Gosztola
Backlash to Trump-Kim Summit Is Motivated By Commitment to Projecting American Superpower
What leverage does the U.S. have to force Jong Un to do something meaningful about human rights if negotiations are not to move forward without action?
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The June 1 cartoon criticized Trump for his immigration policies. (Photo: Rogers) Olivia Riggio
Spiked Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Cartoonist Speaks Out
"As I’ve said to some people, I’ll be fine, but the city won’t be fine if we lose this paper, if this paper continues down this road."
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“An event of an unprecedented magnitude.” (Photo: Ferdinand Reus) Andy Rowell
Iconic African Baobab Trees Dying Due to “Changing Climate”
There seems no news that will shake us out of our misguided malaise.
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A protest against abortion in front of the Planned Parenthood in Plano, Texas. (Los Angeles Times) Cecile Richards
Conservatives Are Fighting to Roll Back Abortion Rights. And They're Winning
Limiting access to abortion does not eliminate the need for abortion; it only makes abortion illegal and unsafe.
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Jonathan Cook
How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions
Our planet and our children's futures depend on us liberating ourselves, seeing the ghosts in the machine for what they truly are.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
"The relative costs of war compared to diplomacy are horrifying." (Photo by Kevin Lim/The Strait Times/Handout/Getty Images) Lindsay Koshgarian
Diplomacy Is Better Than War in North Korea
If you’re against war, this is a good development.
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Vaccines and the Liberal Mind
Instead of demanding blue-ribbon safety science and encouraging honest, open and responsible debate on the science, too many online outlets are silencing critics and shutting down discussion on this key public health and civil rights issue
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump (R) during their historic U.S.-DPRK summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island on June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Kevin Lim/The Strait Times/Handout/Getty Images) Reese Erlich
Summit With North Korea: We've Been Here Before
"The government of North Korea is tyrannical...but should we be in a state of war with all tyrants?"
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"What will we do to keep the greedy and the hateful from doing further harm to the planet?" (Photo: EyesWideOpen/Getty Images) Alycee Lane
A Just Dystopia: Climate Activism Must Include Planning for the Worst-Case Scenario
No matter how hard we organize, no matter how many “fossil fuel-free” resolutions we pass, no matter how often we march, we might still end up rushing inexorably toward climate change catastrophe.
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Both leaders appeared pleased with the summit, despite the declaration being relatively vague. (Photo: Reuters)  Jenny Town
Trump Kim Summit: Rhetoric Versus Reality
Watching reactions to the Singapore summit as it unfolded became the ultimate foreign policy Rorschach test - everyone came away with a different picture of what happened.
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An unmanned Delta 4 Heavy rocket, the largest booster in in the US fleet, lifts off from an air force base in California to put a classified satellite into orbit (Photo: Gene Blevins/Reuters) Belén Fernández
Trump's Astronomically Misguided 'Space Force'
Plans to create a US 'space force' will take global militarisation to another level.
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"Trump takes a look at the trade flows with the rest of the G7 and comes to an inescapable conclusion: he cannot possibly lose a trade war." (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP) Yanis Varoufakis
If Trump Wants to Blow Up the World Order, Who Will Stop Him?
As horrified as we may be at Trump’s uncouth antics, it is important to understand the tectonic shifts underpinning them.
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"Women activists refocused their work in the international arena, attempting to expose the violence of the occupation to the world through documentation, media reports, and international conferences." (Photo by Etienne De Malglaive/Getty Images) Fadi Abu Shammalah, Jen Marlowe
The Great Return March and the Women of Gaza
Why Palestine’s feminists are fighting on two fronts.
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Juan Cole
If Obama Had Met with Kim Jong Un, the Republican Party Would Have Had a Cow
One of the concerning developments on the internet is that hypocrisy, which was probably the ultimate Cool Meme in the zeroes of this century, no longer rules.
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Monday, June 11, 2018
"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to spend billions of Canadian citizens’ dollars on Kinder Morgan’s canadian assets provides no certainty that the Trans Mountain Expansion project will ever get built." (Photo: Protect the Inlet) Adam Scott
What Canada’s Pipeline Purchase Means for Line 3 and KXL
When all of these projects reach the end of the line, it’s the taxpayer that will pay to clean it all up.
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"Contrary to the idea relentlessly repeated in media coverage that there is no objective basis for a denuclearization agreement, it has become clear to Pompeo that Kim is serious about reaching such an agreement." (Photo: Ahn Young-joon / AP) Gareth Porter
How Corporate Media Got the Trump-Kim Summit All Wrong
They have assumed that North Korea cannot live without nuclear weapons—without making any effort to understand North Korea’s strategy in regard to nuclear weapons.
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"The warmongers have no more of a plan for “regime change” in Iran than they had in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria." (Photo: Mr. Fish) Chris Hedges
Scapegoating Iran
"Americans say they want the Middle East to be free from violent extremism, but this will only happen when the Middle East is free from occupation and foreign intervention."
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"So, while I don’t begrudge team Trump their bragging — it’s standard practice — if anything, the strength of the economy underscores how little it has to do with this extremely chaotic presidency and an economic team that engages far more in wishful thinking than cogent analysis." (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Jared Bernstein
How Trend-Riding Trump Is Taking Credit for the Economy He Inherited
Though it is almost always undeserved, presidents take credit for good economies and try to blame others for bad ones.
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 "Beyond any possible dispute, the sharia conspiracy is a fabrication, an imaginary threat conjured up to stoke public fear and hostility toward Muslims." (Photo: Sue Ogrocki / AP) Arnold R. Isaacs
Giving a Pass to Anti-Muslim Bigotry
Islamophobia enters the government, is incorporated into the law, and becomes increasingly acceptable in America.
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Ira Helfand
A Failed Trump-Kim Summit Would Be a Catastrophe
We cannot know if such negotiations will be successful. But we do know what will happen if they fail and nuclear weapons are used
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"Katie Porter (above) , who is supported by Sen. Elizabeth Warren and progressive groups, supports Medicare For All and other left ideas." (Photo: Katie Porter For Congress) Richard Eskow
“Establishment Wins” Are Bad for Democrats – and the Country
Despite millions being spent to defeat the progressive movement, the left is experiencing an extraordinary ascendance.
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"Last Monday the court in its wedding-cake ruling declared gays once again second-class citizens, at least when their sexuality has to compete with someone else’s more stone-throwing version of Christianity." (Gexydaf) Pierre Tristam
Pious Homophobes Win One
Until the dissenting opinions win the day, the dignity of millions will be sacrificed at the hetero-altar of religious correctness.
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"N. Korea doesn’t trust Trump at all and is not planning to make any deal with him to give up its nuclear weapons entirely." (Photo: KCNA via Reuters) Juan Cole
After What Trump Did to Iran and Canada, Why Should N Korea Trust Talks With Him?
Even if the talks go nowhere, Pyongyang will have seen a permanent rise in its world standing.
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Kathy Kelly
A Mile in Their Shoes: In Praise of Afghans Walking for Peace
Can the a recently declared cease-fire lead to negotiations and an end to the war?
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"The only legal way to constrain Trump is to vote for a Congress, this November, that will stand up to him. And then, in November 2020, vote him and his regime out of office."(Reuters/Larry Downing) Robert Reich
The Constitutional Crisis Is Now
For a year and a half the president of the United States has been carrying out a systemic attack on the institutions of our democracy.
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Timothy Karr
Net Neutrality Can Still Be Saved
You can be sure that Trump's FCC chairman Ajit Pai and his cronies in the phone and cable lobby will declare victory on Monday, but the expiration of the 2015 rules will be only a temporary hiccup. The fight is far from over in Congress, in the courts and across the country.
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John Atcheson
Republicans Lost Their Way Long Before Trump (But So Did the Democrats)
When the entire democratic system is off the rails, this is what you get
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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Sam Pizzigati
Wage Theft: To Fight the Crime, Attack the Motive
'Respectable' corporate giants in the United States today are stealing their employees blind. We need to better understand how—and why.
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James North, Philip Weiss
New York Times Teams Up With Israel to Smear Slain Medic Razzan al-Najjar as 'Complex,' Not Innocent
"Everyone knows what this woman was doing: protesting and saving lives."
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Josh Bell
How the Justice Department's Seizure of a Reporter's Email Records Subverts the Free Press
The Trump administration's actions in this case increase the danger of a real chilling effect on both reporters doing their jobs and sources who will be less likely to talk.
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Sam Husseini
Anthony Bourdain: The Last Gasp of CNN's Original Vision
There's a hunger among regular people in the U.S. for the unvarnished realities of the rest of the world, and major media are serving up precious little to feed it.
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Gina Benevento
Who Owns America's Water?
Not you. Not if you're an average American citizen.
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Saturday, June 9, 2018
James Risen
Donald Trump's Surveillance of New York Times Reporter Is a True Declaration of War Against the Press
Unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama, Trump was not known to have spied on journalists or tried to jail them—as Obama did with me—for refusing to reveal their sources. Until now.
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Juan Cole
Anthony Bourdain: The Only Mensch on Gaza
In the face of dehumanization of the Palestinians, Bourdain stood as an all too rare exception.
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Adam Johnson
Media Treat Trump Administration's Partisan Fear-Mongering as Objective 'Government' Report
Though the "insolvency" of entitlement programs is not a universally agreed-upon fact, the eminent fall of the fiscal sky is not put up for debate. Corporate media ought to subject this claim to skeptical scrutiny.
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Friday, June 8, 2018
Krissy Kasserman
Big Ag's False Solution
Ag-gag laws are really just a ploy to protect profits
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Harry Blain
Wars Come and Go in Gaza, But Economic Violence Is Every Day
Don't wait for the next massacre to start calling out the more insidious violence Palestinians suffer every day
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Wall Street Richard Eskow
For Captured Regulators, Repealing the Volcker Rule Is Child's Play
Americans have very little protection from the next disaster—and regulators are about to make the next disaster even more likely.
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"Cuomo’s raids are a regressive, inequitable distribution of RGGI proceeds." (Photo: Screenshot)  Nikita Naik
Following the Money to Nowhere
New York diverts pollution trading funds to “highly questionable” programs.
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"The Trump administration has held this American as an “enemy combatant,” claiming that he fought for ISIS, which he denies." (Photo: 1st Lt. Sarah Cleveland / Department of Defense) Jonathan Hafetz
The Trump Administration Wants to Dump a Detained American Into One of the Most Dangerous Places on Earth
This isn’t a safe release, it’s a death sentence, and we will soon be challenging it in court.
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"While that didn't surprise those of us who follow the data closely, the release did seem to catch some of the proselytizers of the gig economy by surprise." (Photo by studioEAST/Getty Images) Dean Baker
Killing the Myth of the Gig Economy
It seems the gig economy means much more to pundits than to workers.
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 “All leak investigations — whether they directly target reporters or not — are a grave threat to press freedom.” (Photo: Gage Skidmore) Trevor Timm
Trump's Justice Dept Escalates Its Disturbing Crackdown on Leaks by Seizing New York Times Reporter's Phone and Email Records
"That should be a grave concern to anyone who cares about an informed citizenry.”
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"Stacey Abrams got to this point by systematically going around Georgia and talking to the folks in its 159 counties." (Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) Bob Burnett
Politics by Walking Around
The basic notion in "managing by walking around" is that one stands a better chance of understanding what is going on by getting out of the office and going to visit folks where they live or work.
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Under current law, redistricting presents a ripe opportunity for extreme political gerrymandering, especially in states where a single party controls the state legislature and the governorship. (Photo: Leigh Vogel/Getty Images) Fran Korten
Partisan Gerrymandering Could Soon Be Unconstitutional
Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on two cases, anti-gerrymandering action at the state level is well underway.
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"What Macron is saying is that the G7 could become the G6 if the other members decided to exclude Trump." (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images) Juan Cole
G7 Views Trump’s US as Rogue State, as France Threatens a “G6” Memo
"The American President may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a 6 country agreement if need be."
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"Is it the $175 million it paid in a settlement following accusations that the bank systematically overcharged black and Hispanic homeowners in mortgage services?" (Photo: People's Action) Matt Taibbi
An Ode to The Feeble Corporate Apology
Some of America's biggest capitalist entities are begging for forgiveness on TV – while barely acknowledging their sins.
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"I’ve long argued that if you claim to be a progressive but look the other way on political corruption in your own party … you’re not a true progressive." (Photo: AP) Will Bunch
Voters Wanted a Revolution. How'd They Get Stuck With Corrupt Bob Menendez?
The Democratic elites would rather save themselves than save the country.
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Social Security has never been a pension or annuity; retiree benefits have always been funded by current workers' FICA taxes. (Photo: Wikicommons) Dave Lindorff
We Need A Mass Movement to Save And Expand Social Security And Medicare
Old, young, men and women of all races fighting together.
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Thursday, June 7, 2018
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Elon Musk and the Corporate Controlled Media
When advertisers are calling the shots, don't call it journalism
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 "Hawkish Senate Democrats play a critical role as swing votes to keep the country at war and to ensure that the lion’s share of tax revenues keep flowing to the military-industrial complex." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies
How The War Industry Corrupts The U.S. Congress
How can we, the public, make our voices heard by a Congress corrupted by war profiteers, when the war industry can buy a bipartisan majority for war and militarism in the U.S. Senate with such a tiny fraction of its profits?
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 "Internet service providers spent millions of dollars lobbying the Federal Communications Commission to end net neutrality, and they are certainly going to expect a healthy return on that investment." (Photo: @LiberalResist/Twitter) Chad Marlow
This Is How Net Neutrality Will End
The fight is far from over.
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"NFL team owners, overwhelmingly white men, half of whom are billionaires, held a secret meeting with several players in October, following Trump’s attacks." (Photo: Kevin Burkett / CC BY-SA 2.0) Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
NFL's Eagles Give Trump A Civics Lesson
“You aren’t listening.”
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"While these connections may be new to some, the activists fighting both against the occupation of Palestine and for Black lives are not strangers to how their struggles are linked." (Photo: Shutterstock) Domenica Ghanem
Why We Should Be Alarmed That Israeli Forces And U.S. Police Are Training Together
The Israeli forces mowing down unarmed Palestinian protesters also train U.S. police forces that brutalize communities of color.
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The June 1 cartoon criticized Trump for his immigration policies. (Photo: Rogers) Olivia Riggio
Anti-Trump Cartoons Stopped By Censor at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
None of these cartoons appeared in the Post-Gazette, despite Rogers being the paper’s full-time staff political cartoonist.
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"It's garbage politics, and worse still, it's so lame that nobody even pays attention." (Photo: Senate Democrats/Flickr/cc) Ryan Cooper
Chuck Schumer Is The Exact Opposite of What Democrats Need
Schumer has been doing the exact same tired stunt for well over a decade, and it was exhausted even in 2005.
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"It will be a party that unequivocally rejects austerity, proposes an urgent timeline for addressing climate change, and unapologetically aligns itself with organized labor and civil rights groups in the fight for justice and equality." (Photo: Heath Hinegardner) John Nichols
Taking It to The States
“It is time for us to dream again. It is time for us to get back to making big dreams real again.”
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"They have abdicated responsibility for policy to our own homegrown equivalents of Haig, Foch, Petain, Hindenburg, and Ludendorff. Their failure is unforgivable." (Photo:  Alex Guerrero/flickr/cc) Andrew Bacevich
Infinite War: The Pentagon's Gravy Train Rolls On
On not so great wars, theirs and ours
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"The sum total of Trump’s trade policy, such as it is, ranks as so ill-informed, fickle and inchoate that the only result can be recrimination and chaos." (Photo: Jonny White/cc/flickr) Michael Winship
When It Comes to The Economy, Trump Keeps Two Sets of Books
Contrary to the belief system of this current kleptocracy, what the business of America should be is not business but a commitment to full and fair employment.
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Jim Klutznick, Marilyn Katz
Three Myths About Gaza Dispelled
The lives of 119 Gazans have been lost and thousands more unalterably changed. We can't let the truth die with them.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
 "If they have their children with them, the kids are seized and warehoused in some overflowing detention facility." (Photo: Shutterstock) Peter Certo
Nevermind the Wall — They’re Building Warehouses
The newest plank of immigration enforcement? Kidnapping children and piling them into detention centers.
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"They are content with Trump’s rhetoric and rarely look beneath the surface at the details.  That is, they are not bothered by being fact-deprived in political matters." (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Ralph Nader
Slogan Voters – The Road to Political Masochism
Make America Great Again, Drain the Swamp, and Lock Her Up!
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Activists gather in front of the U.S. embassy to demand peace for the Korean peninsula after the cancellation of the U.S. and North Korea summit on May 25, 2018 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images) Simone Chun
Toward A Truly Indigenous Peace in The Korean Peninsula
It’s time that American politicians, both Democratic and Republicans, give Koreans a chance to shape their own destiny.
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Yemeni displaced children who with their families fled homes due to the ongoing war enjoy riding a damaged car outside their makeshift shelter at an internally displaced camp on April 07, 2018 outskirts of Sana'a, Yemen. More than three million people fled their homes since the war erupted on March 2015.(Photo: Getty) Sheila Carapico
War of Aggression: The Saudi and UAE Slaughter in Yemen Isn’t A Proxy Conflict With Iran
They are starving children under attack by filthy-rich monarchies wielding the most advanced weapons Britain and the United States have to sell.
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"According to these polls, the “leftism” of today is poised to become the political center of tomorrow." (Photo: Lorie Shaull/flickr/cc) Richard Eskow
50 Years After 1968, Can the Young Change Politics? A Striking New Poll Says Yes
Most Millennials want “a strong government” to manage the economy, and most millennial Democrats have a favorable view of socialism.
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"Gaza is an 'Occupied Territory' by name only, without any of the humanitarian rules applied." (Photo: Getty) Ramzy Baroud
The Colonization of Palestine: Rethinking The Term ‘Israeli Occupation’
Israel has already, and repeatedly, violated most conditions of what constitute an 'Occupation' from an international law perspective.
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"While judges very often resist such necessity claims, since the 1970s hundreds of people who have committed civil disobedience in service of the public good have been acquitted on the grounds that their actions were taken to prevent a greater harm." (Photo: Peg Hunter/cc/flickr) Jeremy Brecher
A Climate Constitution in the Courts and the Streets
A stable climate system is quite literally the foundation of society, “without which there would be neither civilization nor progress.”
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
"It’s not dialogue if one side has access to policymakers and corporate media and the other side gets punished merely for asserting its existence." (Photo: Getty) Steven Salaita
How to Tell When Defending Israel Is Actually Racist
The moment anybody defends Israel, of course.
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Amira Hass
Anonymous Snipers and a Lethal Verdict
We may never know the name of the soldier who killed Razan al-Najjar. But we do know the names of those who gave the order enabling him to kill her
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Entire neighbourhoods in Raqqa are damaged beyond repair. Credit: Amnesty International Donatella Rovera, Benjamin Walsby
Civilians Paid A Very High Price for Raqqa’s Devastating “Liberation” by US-led Forces
Hundreds of civilians were killed: some in their homes; some in the very places where they had sought refuge; and others as they tried to flee.
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In 2011, New York Law School, which ranked in the lowest tier of such institutions, was charging more than Harvard Law School. (Photo: NYLS) Erin L. Thompson
Minority Lawyers Hanging From Their Own Bootstraps
How law schools fail those who seek justice.
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"Those who will benefit most from a Forever State of War are currently pounding the Senate’s marble halls, perhaps even stalking members of the Committee as lobbyists from the MIC, AIPAC and other enthusiasts for war, will do whatever it takes to bring adoption of the AUMF to a favorable committee vote." (Photo: Tim Kaine/Getty) Renee Parsons
Forever AUMF Stalls at Senate Foreign Relations Committee
It is difficult to recognize a more ill-considered, reactionary vote of enormous global consequences as adoption of a Forever AUMF which will surely hasten the Final Chapter of the American Empire.
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"If Trump can pardon anyone, including himself, and shut down any investigation, then he has a free pass to break any federal law." (Photo: AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Wikimedia Commons, holwichaikawee/iStock) Ryan Cooper
America's Rickety Constitution Is Proving No Match for The Mad King Donald
Instead of restricting the growth of tyranny, the Constitution's separation of powers is enabling the coronation of our own mad king.
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"The Republican party abandoned its political innocence long ago."(Photo: Getty) Charles P. Pierce
Trump Has Access to Everything A Dictator Could Want
He is consolidating power based on deceit at an alarming rate, and getting more popular as he goes.
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"Nor has he shown any interest in unifying the nation, or speaking to the nation as a whole. Instead, he periodically throws red meat to his overwhelmingly white, rural, and older base." (Photo: Johnny Louis/Getty Images) Robert Reich
A Second American Civil War?
Consider Trump’s torrent of lies, his admiration for foreign dictators, his off-hand jokes about being “president for life” and his increasing invocation of a “deep state” plot against him.
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Dean Baker
No You Assholes, Obama Did Not Do It Too
Nobody has done what Trump did last week. To suggest otherwise is simply dishonest.
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Monday, June 4, 2018
"Income and wealth have concentrated to a degree unimaginable in the early 1990s."(Photo: Steve Rhodes/flickr/cc) Sam Pizzigati
For Minimum Decency, A Maximum Wage
Amid rising inequality, a new book argues, the notion of capping income has suddenly become politically plausible.
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 "Immigration policies and laws that preceded the Trump administration made the separation of families possible, and previously resulted in the separation of families." (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Leah Litman
Immigration Sins of the Past and the Forced Separation of Families
Our system has largely allowed ICE to detain persons who are potentially removable or excludable, for as long as it deems necessary, and to hold them in shocking, inhumane conditions.
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Central American immigrants turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents on February 22, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Claudia Flores
The Trump Administration Is Splitting Up Families at the Border. Here’s What You Can Do About It.
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Roseanne Barr had her sitcom canceled on May 29, after calling former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett the child of an ape. (Photo: Getty) Allison Skinner
The Slippery Slope of Dehumanizing Language
It’s long been used to justify violence and destruction of minorities.
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"As a result of all this hardship, more 25- to 29-year-olds live with their parents or grandparents than at any time in the past 75 years." (Photo: Tom Woodward/Flickr/cc) Paul Buchheit
The Taking of Millennial Wealth By Rich White Boomers
"Ingenious financial and legal engineering turned our economy from an engine of long-term growth and shared prosperity into a casino with only a few big winners."
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"The United States has no real need for a new, stealthy, super-expensive, nuclear-capable, deep-penetrating strategic bomber for use against “peer” rivals China and Russia." (Photo: Department of Defense) William Astore
The Military-Industrial Complex Strikes (Out) Again
The Air Force’s strange love for the new B-21 bomber.
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“Continued investment in the oil sands generally, and in the Trans Mountain pipeline specifically, means Canada is doubling down on a no-win bet … Heads or tails, we lose." (Photo: Protect the inlet ) Andy Rowell
Could Trudeau’s “Wilful Self-Delusion” on Climate Rip Canada Apart?
Kinder Morgan walks away with cash, whereas Canada could be heading for a constitutional crisis.
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Sunday, June 3, 2018
Larry Beinhart
Trump Might Be Leading the US to Another Meltdown
Following the quiet rollback of Obama-era Wall Street regulations, the US may be on the verge of yet another crash
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Natalie Giotta, Daniel I. Weiner
Trump Is Using Pardons To Rig The System For His Pals
The man who as a candidate railed against our “rigged system” is, as president, only too happy to do a little rigging himself.
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Students participate in a protest against gun violence February 21, 2018 outside the White House in Washington, DC. Laura Flanders
Throwing Shade, Not Light, on Youth Voting
I'm always impressed not by how few, but by how many young people manage to cast a ballot given how vigorously others try to stop them
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H. Patricia Hynes, Frances Crowe
JFK, the Pentagon, and Two Roads Diverged
How far we have diverged as a country from the once hopeful promise of a more principled, strategic and humanistic vision for our national security
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Trevor Timm
Whatever You Think of the Trump-Russia Investigation, Whistleblower Reality Winner Deserves Your Support
Winner is caught between two camps — a whistleblower without a constituency.
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Christopher Brauchli
The Nobel and the Trump
After all, other esteemed warmongers have also won the prize
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Saturday, June 2, 2018
Gregory Shupak
Burying the One-State Solution in Palestine/Israel
By suppressing the one-state idea, the media are hampering the public’s capacity to comprehend and debate the full range of possible ways to reach a just and viable resolution to the question of Palestine
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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
Parkland High School Students Show Remarkable Political Savvy
In the wake of the horrific Valentine’s Day shooting, survivors have become sophisticated political instigators.
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Jeremy Slevin
The UN Just Published a Scathing Indictment of US Poverty
New report explicitly lays blame with the Trump administration for policies that actively increase poverty and inequality in the country
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César Chelala
Gun Violence Is Only the Symptom of a Very Troubled Society
A nation that glorifies war and exports violence with unparalleled scope cannot be surprised when its own people are forced to suffer the consequences
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