All Views Articles for 2018-…-21

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Fifty-three years ago in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law. Martha Burk
An Unhappy Birthday for Medicare and Medicaid
As the iconic health programs turn 53, the GOP is advancing plans to privatize one and gut the other.
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U.S. Capitol David Korten
Who Represents Us When Our Political Parties Represent Only Corporations?
Our future depends on bridging the partisan divide that elevates corporate interests above our personal well-being.
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Boys stand near a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank. Ramzy Baroud
Jewish Nation-State Law: Why Israel Was Never a Democracy
The head of the Arab Joint List Alliance at the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), Aymen Odeh, described the passing of the racist Jewish Nation-state Law as "the death of our democracy." Did Odeh truly...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Reverend William J. Barber II and Elizabeth Warren. (Screengrab) Elizabeth Warren
Forward Together With the Poor People’s Campaign
People living in poverty across the United States — from California to Kentucky to Michigan to West Virginia — told us their stories
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 The mother of a man who died in Vietnam holds up a sign protesting U.S. involvement in the war during a demonstration in the 1970s. (Photo: Jonathan Blair/Corbis via Getty Images) Anthea Butler
We Know Protests Work. So Why Aren’t We Protesting?
Long-term protests for women’s suffrage and the civil rights movement, and against the Vietnam War captivated and defined entire generations and altered the political landscape
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At a rally last week in Wichita, Kan., for James Thompson, a Democratic House candidate for a House seat, an audience member displayed a sign portraying Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and Democratic nominee for a House seat in New York City. (Photo: Hilary Swift for The New York Times) Michelle Goldberg
Democrats Are Moving Left. Don’t Panic.
If you want to beat Trump, centrism is not the answer
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"To date, the US continues selling weapons to the UAE and to its coalition partner, Saudi Arabia, despite several Congressional debates and a few increasingly close votes demanding a full or partial end to US weapons sales considering the terrible practices being carried out as part of the Yemen war."(Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) Kathy Kelly
'God Only Knows': The Tortured, Killed, or Forcibly Disappeared People of Yemen
US citizens bear responsibility for the US government’s support of these crimes
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Much has been made of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in New York, but the fact is, local, home grown progressives have been winning for months now in purple states like Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Virginia. (Lancaster Stands Up voted to endorse Jess King, Lancaster, PA/ Photo: Twitter) John Atcheson
Why Looking for the “Winning Issue” Is a Losing Proposition
They want candidates who espouse values, not tactics
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 "Although there’s no evidence that Donald Trump ever even knew about the Sino-Russian blueprint for establishing a tripolar global order, everything he’s done as president has had the affect of facilitating that world-altering project." (Photo: Presidential Administration of Russia) Michael T. Klare
Entering a 1984 World, Trump-Style
Implementing the Sino-Russian blueprint for a tripolar world order
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 Pompeo is a paid up member of the Christian Taliban, the tribe in the US that most steadfastly supports Donald Trump. (Photo: Getty) Juan Cole
“Hypocritical Clergymen”- How the Trump-Pompeo Slam of Iran Backfires
The Trump administration is itself a government of billionaires, by billionaires and for billionaires
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"It was as if Trump had let Russia-mad MSNBC and CNN craft the Helsinki news conference and write his lines for him." (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP) Paul Street
'Putin's War on America' Is Nothing Compared With America's War on Democracy
Missing from this media hysteria is the question of who will protect U.S. elections and purported “democracy” from the unmentionable malign influence of U.S. oligarch
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Adam Johnson
Action Alert: It's Been Over a Year Since MSNBC Has Mentioned US War in Yemen
Why is the No. 1 outlet of alleged anti-Trump #resistance completely ignoring his most devastating war?
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Monday, July 23, 2018
"He berates judges who disagree with him, and journalists and news organizations that criticize him."(Photo: Screenshot) Robert Reich
We're Living a Constitutional Crisis
A malignant megalomaniac facing no countervailing power will continue to expand his terrain until he is stopped
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'No human should ever be treated this way. But while we are wounded, we are not broken." (Photo: Shutterstock) Nicole Braun
Let Me Tell You What Forced Separation Feels Like
Our country puts thousands upon thousands of U.S.-born kids behind bars, too. Mine was one of them
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"Alice Marie Johnson of Tennessee recently had her life sentence commuted by President Trump after she served 21 years in prison for a first-time, nonviolent offense. There are thousands more like her incarcerated in the U.S., and a growing reform effort seeks to free them." (Photo: Change.org) Rebekah Barber
The Quest to Keep Nonviolent Offenders From Being 'Buried Alive'
Nearly 80 percent of those serving life without parole for a drug offense are people of color
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Secretary of the Treasury William H Crawford, Attorney General William Wirt, Secretary of War John Caldwell Calhoun (1782 - 1850), Secretary of the Navy Samuel Southard and Postmaster General John McLean discuss the Monroe Doctrine. (Original Artwork: Painted by Clyde Deland (Photo by MPI/Getty Images) John Feffer
The Flight 93 Doctrine
Donald Trump’s kamikaze attack on globalism
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"El Salvador provides perhaps the most striking case of how US responsibility is obscured in the current immigration debate, based on the notoriety of Mara Salvatrucha, a predominantly Salvadoran street gang better known as MS-13." (Photo: Screenshot) Justin Anderson
Key Fact Obscured in Immigration Coverage: MS-13 Was Made in USA
Perhaps more outrageous is the failure of the establishment press to grapple with how current immigration issues are connected to US intervention in Central America, and the subsequent gang violence it helped trigger
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"While Lowenstein doesn't see any problem with our incredibly rich counterfeiters in the real world we have the problem that they are creating demand for goods and services with their consumption." (Photograph: AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Dean Baker
The Washington Post Thinks It Is a New Idea to Tell People to Worry About Mobility and Not Inequality
I suppose in the Age of Trump it is appropriate that the Post has a business columnist determined to flaunt his ignorance
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Sunday, July 22, 2018
Esfandyar Batmanghelidj
Pompeo, Religion, and Regime Change in Iran
"The Trump administration, committed to neither secularism nor freedom within the content of its own governance, is transparently adopting the form of 'supporting Iranian voices' for ends that cannot be genuine."
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Stacy Sullivan
We Shouldn't Take the Bait on 'Catch and Release'
People are not fish, and using a phrase, even one with the valence of a humane practice, serves to dehumanize the human beings being led away in handcuffs
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Theodore Hamm
Chuck Schumer's Actions on the National Stage Get Little Scrutiny From His Local Press
Whether he can successfully mobilize the resistance against Kavanaugh remains to be seen. Why he gets treated with kid gloves by the NYC press continues to be a mystery.
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Richard Eskow
Geithner's Grift, Paydays, and Democratic Drift
A recent poll showed that most Democrats want this year’s Congressional candidates to be "more like Bernie Sanders." Unfortunately, too many Democratic operatives would still rather be like Tim Geithner.
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Saturday, July 21, 2018
Stefania Maurizi
Inside WikiLeaks: Working With the Publisher That Changed the World
Like its work or not, WikiLeaks is an independent media organization that doesn't have to rely on traditional media to publish its scoops.
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Alex Emmons
How a One-Word Loophole Will Make It Easier for the US to Sell Weapons to Governments That Kill Civilians
The change could have a significant impact on sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates—the top two U.S. weapons clients—both of which are engaged in a destructive bombing campaign in Yemen.
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Friday, July 20, 2018
Tom Valovic
Is Artificial Intelligence Too Dehumanizing to Succeed?
Giving corporations powerful technology to intrude even more deeply into the personal lives of consumers and employees and then analyze that data for financial gain is a dangerous combination.
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Steven Singer
Wealth—Not Enrollment in Private School—Increases Student Achievement, According to New Study
It's time our policymakers stop ignoring the effect of income inequality on our nation's students.
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Christopher Brauchli
Trump as Tyrant
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it got worse.
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John Atcheson
The Big Tent Is Really No Tent: Why the Democrats' Old Guard Has to Get Out of the Way
It's time for the party to follow the people and back a set of progressive policies and candidates that put people first.
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Protesters in Louisville, Kentucky set up a short-lived encampment outside the city's ICE facility on Monday. Jordan Holycross
Calls to Abolish ICE Get Cold Shoulder on Newspaper Opinion Pages
Grassroots organizations have spoken against ICE tactics long before Trump became president. Yet corporate media chose to publish only a handful of these voices.
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Keith Kozloff
Civility and Civil Disobedience: Not Mutually Exclusive
There is no magic formula for weighing the potential benefits and risks of civility versus incivility, other than to remain mindful about one’s decisions.
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Tim Koechlin
"Hey! That's Not What I Didn't Mean": On What Trump Said in Helsinki
As it turns out, now infamous press conference is one in a long history of innocent miscommunications
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Laura Flanders
From Co-op to Co-op
Worker-owned co-ops are part of Labour’s larger plan to put national investment into locally-determined development through spending locally, owning locally, and making local decisions
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"If Mueller exposes financial fragility on Trump’s part, it may tip the first domino that then causes the entire Trump empire to collapse." (Photos by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) Thom Hartmann
There Are 3 Main Theories That Explain Trump’s Approach to Putin and Russia—Which One Makes the Most Sense?
Time for Occam’s Razor
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Journalist Sam Husseini, reporting for The Nation magazine, displays a sign before being forcibly removed from a press conference after U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Monday at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP) Sonali Kolhatkar
The Stories Corporate Media Failed to Cover This Week
Neither the U.S. nor Russia are interested in a world free of nuclear weapons—only a world where they alone (and perhaps Israel) remain capable of such mass destruction
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Arab lawmakers stand up in protest during a Knesset session in Jerusalem on July 19. (Photo: Olivier Fitoussi / Associated Press) Yousef Jabareen
Israel Just Dropped the Pretense of Equality for Palestinian Citizens
The so-called “Jewish nation-state” bill formalizes in Israeli law the superior rights and privileges that Jewish citizens of the state enjoy over its indigenous Palestinian minority, who comprise roughly 20% of the population
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"Capitalists used their money to bribe politicians en masse to great effect, but probably their most important colonization of state power was through the courts." (Photo: Illustrated | Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images, ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images, AP Photo) Ryan Cooper
The New Republican Gilded Age
The basic idea is to reconfigure the American state to serve only the interests of business
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Miles Mogulescu
It’s Time for a Mass Movement to Impeach Trump
The president must be removed before he irreparably harms the world and destroys what’s left of American democracy. Let's get busy.
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Nate Singham
Obama Has Jumped on the Universal Basic Income Bandwagon—Let’s Make Sure It’s a Tool to Help Solve Inequality, Not Enforce It
We have to be vigilant to prevent the UBI debate from getting hijacked to promote greater wealth inequality across the world.
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Jordan Holycross
Child Separation Coverage Focused on Beltway Debate, Not Immigrant Voices
As corporate media dove into this story, the voices of those impacted most by immigration policy were drowned out by soundbites from congressmembers and Trump administration officials
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"While some will equate the entire episode with a California Democratic Party that is “out of touch” with voters, maybe those who would vote for Feinstein are out of touch as well — or ascribing power to her that she does not possess." (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Marcos Brenton
Dianne Feinstein Is Not Who You Think She Is
Feinstein should not have retired because she is a terrible representative. She should have stepped aside because it’s time
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"They came into South Shore much the same way U.S. troops enter Iraq: armed and fearful, not part of the community but “in control” of it." (Photo courtesy of Ryan Harvey) Robert C. Koehler
Mixing Guns and Racism
Police shoot another black man, spark community rage, further destroy all trust and continue to behave not as protectors but as an occupying army. God bless America.
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Tom Gallagher
May We Speak of Reason, Rather Than of Treason?
The bottom line is that treason is a vacant, rote charge; a wasted opportunity to talk about real things.
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“Of all the many, many terrible things the Trump Administration is doing, opening space to war will be the most destructive.” (Photo: Noah Flora) Harvey Wasserman
Trump’s Space Force: Military Profiteering’s Final Frontier
“The heavens are going to be littered with radioactive debris.”
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"That Part of the World knows – and what it knows is devastating." (Photo: Alisdare Hickson/flickr/cc) Rebecca Gordon
Making Sense of U.S. Moves in the Middle East
Confronting “That Part of the World”
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Josh Hoxie
Our Missing $10 Trillion
Tax cuts from the Bush, Obama, and Trump years have left a massive gap in the public coffers. This hurts everyone
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Monique Harris, an employer of personal attendants and member of Hand in Hand, mobilizes against family separation and detention at the July 2 #FreeOurFuture rally in San Diego on July 2nd. (Brooke Anderson) Brooke Anderson
Defending Undocumented Nannies, House Cleaners and Caregivers in Trump’s America
“These family separations need to stop. It’s not just happening at the border, it’s happening in our own communities."
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"Kavanaugh’s record on environmental issues is appalling."(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Basav Sen
Brett Kavanaugh Would Be a Disaster on Climate
When a literal reading of the law makes it harder to regulate corporations, judges like Kavanaugh stick to a literal reading. When it doesn't, they get creative
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Protesters march against the Muslim ban in Washington, DC. (Photo: Masha George / Washington, DC) Khury Peterson-Smith
Given What the U.S. Has Done to the World, It Should Be Letting All Refugees In
From the Muslim Ban to family separations, the U.S. is cruelly restricting refugees from conflicts it helped create
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"It is especially plausible to assume that the interests motivating Trump were the interests of Donald Trump more than the interests of the United States." (Mike Trukhachev/Shutterstock/cc) Paul Pillar
The Multiple Facets of the Russia Problem
There are not just two, but four, big problems involved
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, conduct a photo-op in Russell Building before a meeting on July 17, 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Jeremy Slevin, Jake Faleschini
Confirming Kavanaugh Would Be a Disaster for Workers and People in Poverty
Kavanaugh exhibits a preference for the more powerful party—whether corporations, agencies, or the criminal justice system—over the less powerful—whether consumers, workers, or victims of pollution
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump (Wikimedia Commons) Diana Ohlbaum
Mattis, Pompeo, Kelly, Bolton, Coats: Resign Now
By acquiescing to the Russian attack—whether or not he and his campaign actually had a hand in its direction and execution—he is now, in effect, the agent of a foreign power
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Anti-Trump protesters float a giant “baby Trump” in London. (Shutterstock) John Feffer
What’s Behind Trump’s Assault on Europe
Trump is attacking Europe and siding with Russia for political — and not just personal — reasons
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 "The two hardmen are propped up by fossil fuels and our addiction to oil and gas."(Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) Andy Rowell
“Traitor” Trump “Colludes” With Putin Over Oil
“There’s no way to understand Trump’s relationship with Russia without putting oil and climate politics at its center.”
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“I can’t breathe” — repeated 11 times while half a dozen officers did nothing to intervene — helped fuel a movement for police accountability that continues today. (Photo: Fibonacci blue/ flickr/ cc) Johanna Miller
4 Years After Eric Garner’s Death, We’re Still Waiting for Justice
Yesterday, the city announced that, after waiting more than three years for a federal investigation into Garner’s killing to conclude, it will move forward with its own inquiry into Garner’s death
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Helena Norberg-Hodge
Localization: A Strategic Alternative to Globalized Authoritarianism
In order to see how corporate deregulation has led to a breakdown of democracy, to increasing fundamentalism and violence, and to the rise of far-right political leaders, it is vitally important that we see the broader connections that mainstream analyses generally ignore.
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Ralph Nader
Warner Slack—Doctor for the People Forever
Dr. Slack, in his pioneering, brilliant humane work, always focused on the lives of the American people whom he served in the millions, directly and indirectly
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"Currently, the majority of Americans and practicing physicians support single-payer health care." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Students for a National Health Program
Solidarity With Medical Students Who Demand Single Payer Now: An Open Letter
"Market-driven healthcare is leading Americans to early graves and medical bankruptcy."
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"It's a daily question - how did this happen?" (Photo: Screenshot) Bill C. Davis
Soft Targets: The Muddled and Anti-Intellectual American Brains That Made Election Meddling Possible
Has the ability for critical thinking been drummed and drugged out of just enough of the American population?
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George Goehl
Trump’s Policy Agenda Is an All-Out War on Kids
If you’re not part of Trump’s family or the corporate class he works for, his agenda is bad for our children. Not just someone else’s children — our children.
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Richard Wolff
The Capitalism/Racism Partnership
Revulsion is building towards the smokescreens of hypocrisy, racism, and nationalism barely masking capitalism’s ongoing failure to provide the jobs and incomes people need
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hand at the beginning of a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Robert Kuttner
History’s Most Incompetent Demagogue
A competent Trump could have done lots more damage. His Europe trip was a full-blown political disaster
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A “Not My President’s Day” protest march in Philadelphia stops at the intersection of Market and 11th Street on its way to Independence Park last February. (Michael Bryant/Staff) Will Bunch
It's Time for a General Strike, Because Trump Treason Demands a Brave Response
A man who is uniquely and totally unfit to serve as president of the United States
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"When I think about how being a part of a strong union has changed not only my life but the lives of so many working people I’m grateful." (Photo: Getty) Monika Roberts
Unions Aren’t a Thing of the Past. Unions Are Our Future.
We need legislation that makes it easier for working people to join together in a union, not harder
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"The Supreme Court may well have to decide key legal and constitutional issues revolving around Donald Trump and his scandals." (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) Michael Waldman
Courting Disaster: The Trouble With Brett Kavanaugh's Views of Executive Power in the Age of Trump
Standing up to a lawless President — ruling for the Constitution — is one of the top jobs of a Supreme Court justice
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Even if, arguably, the Constitutional threshold for “Treason” is not yet met, today in Helsinki Trump has clearly committed other impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors.”(Photo: Presidential Administration of Russia) Miles Mogulescu
Treasonous! Impeach! Time’s Up!
Trump has failed to preserve, protect, and defend the United States and its Constitution and has colluded with a hostile foreign power
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Medea Benjamin
Can the Brit’s Baby Trump Blimp Come Play at Trump’s DC Military Parade?
The UK protests should be an inspiration to Americans resisting Trump
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 "It's important to note that neither president named any actually objectionable areas of diplomatic agreement." (Photo: Illustrated/Feng Yu/Alamy Stock Photo, Binnerstam/iStock, Chris McGrath/Getty Images) Ryan Cooper
Trump's Horror Show in Helsinki
Overall it gave a strong impression of the leader of a small, weak country trying hard to impress and flatter the leader of a large, powerful one — except backwards
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"While most missions involve training, instruction, or war games, Special Forces soldiers are also regularly involved in combat operations across America’s expansive global war zones."(Photo: Capt. Thomas Cieslak) Nick Turse
The Global Growth of U.S. Special Operations Forces
133 Countries Down, 17 to Go?
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Bill Blum
Supreme Court Update: Kavanaugh Is No Kennedy, and Kennedy Was No Centrist
Even before Kennedy announced his retirement, the Supreme Court was hardly a liberal or even a centrist institution
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Monday, July 16, 2018
Demonstrators hold signs on the second anniversary of Occupy Jason Hickel
Is It Time for a Post-Growth Economy?
The growth-driven economic model we have adopted is killing our planet.
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James North
‘NY Times’ Uses Old Tricks to Distort Israel’s Latest Attacks on Gaza
Distort the timeline to try and blame the Palestinians
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"As most sane observers know, war with Iran would be an unmitigated disaster for the U.S., the region, and the world." (Photo: CommonDreams) Jon Rainwater
With Iran Deal on Life Support, White House Looks to Finish the Job
If sanctions and coercive diplomacy by the U.S. escalate into regime change, it wouldn’t be the first time. Ask the Iraqis
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"Within that top 20 percent, well over half the benefits have gone to the top 5 percent, and over half those top 5 percent benefits have gone to the top 1 percent." (Photo: Fight Back! News/Kim DeFranco) Sam Pizzigati
A Sweet New Century for America’s Most Privileged
America’s elected leaders haven’t ignored inequality since 2000. They’ve made it spectacularly worse
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"It is up to us to mobilize to protect Assange. His life is in jeopardy." (Photo: newsonline/flickr/cc) Chris Hedges
The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom
The ruling elites, who refuse to accept responsibility for profound social inequality or the crimes of empire, have no ideological veneer left to justify their greed, ineptitude and pillage
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"Clearly the needed shift won’t be initiated by the Republican or Democratic leaders in Congress; it must come from Americans who make their voices heard." (Photo: Presidential Administration of Russia) Norman Solomon
Climb Down From the Summit of Hostile Propaganda
Contempt for diplomacy with Russia is now extreme
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"A third of Americans have no savings at all and another third have less than $1,000 in the bank." (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Rajan Menon
The Wages of Poverty in America
In the United States of inequality
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"The Vietnamese can’t find the bombed and scattered body parts of literally hundreds of thousands of their own, let alone ours." (Photo: Vietnamfulldisclosure.org) Doug Rawlings
PBS Series,“The Vietnam War,” Receives Emmy Nomination. Should It?
If Americans are convinced that their stiff-upper-lip brand of silence in the face of collective murder is the true face of patriotism, then we are condemned as a nation to follow the path of empires that preceded us
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Sunday, July 15, 2018
Mitchell Plitnick
Trump’s Scorched Earth Tour of Europe
What could go wrong?
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Leah C. Stokes
Climate Change Is Behind the Global Heat Wave. Why Won't the Media Say It?
We’re missing what is arguably the biggest story of all: The climate we knew is no more. We’ve already warmed the planet, whether we deny it or not.
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Jeff Bryant
Kavanaugh Would Advance DeVos’s Religious Agenda for Schools
Kavanaugh's support of the DeVos agenda for school vouchers and religious education relies on a bizarre, but long-held view of conservative jurists
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Juan Cole
Top Three Ways London’s Sadiq Khan Is a Better Leader than Donald Trump
Just for starters....
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Fintan O’Toole
Trial Runs for Fascism Are in Full Flow
Babies in cages were no ‘mistake’ by Trump but test-marketing for barbarism
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Saturday, July 14, 2018
Richard Leonard
'You Shall Not Pass': Why Scotland Stands Against Trump
"What we are saying, with the eyes of the world upon us is that Donald Trump's visit does not have the consent of the people."
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Eric Margolis
Europe Cringes Before Emperor Trump
Doing his best bull in a china shop routine, Trump lectured and scolded the heads of NATO on live TV and they took the verbal thrashing like truant schoolboys.
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Robert Reich
Amid Lies of Trump and Sessions, 7 Truths About Immigration
Lots of misinformation leads to massive amounts of inhumanity
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Christopher Brauchli
Scott Pruitt, the Wall Street Journal, and Trump's Swamp
The WSJ is quite happy to overlook the particulars of the swamp of misconduct in which Mr. Pruitt swam during his tenure.
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Eileen McCabe
We Are All Pro-Choice
Who among us can say that we know another person’s challenges and conscience, and that we can judge for her?
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Chiara Giaccari
The Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit: Why a Meeting Behind Closed Doors?
A private meeting with no public record is not a good idea.
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Steven Singer
Don’t Tread on Me, But Let Me Tread All Over You: The Credo of Personal Freedom and Limitless Greed
This slogan has become a farce. It’s a maxim hoisted on those with very little individual power to convince them to join together and become powerful while guarding the door for the wealthy.
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Friday, July 13, 2018
Hina Shamsi, Corey Stoughton
The Shadow of Torture Behind Trump’s Britain Visit
How did the U.K. become the Best Supporting Actor in the U.S.’s shameful torture drama?
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (L) with young flag bearer during the Pride In London parade on July 7, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Pride In London) Nesrine Malik
Why Is Sadiq Khan a Favourite Target of Trump? You Know the Answer
Let’s not mince words: the president is attacking London’s mayor because he is Muslim, and because he is brown
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Trump Baby (Twitter) Adam Ramsay
Trump's Visit Marks the Start of Shock Doctrine Brexit
The radical right want a no-deal Brexit so they can force Britain into a disaster capitalist trade deal with the USA
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President Bashar al Assad (Photo by Reese Erlich) Reese Erlich
Netanyahu, Putin, and Trump — Jockeying for Power in Syria
While foreign powers continue their squabbles, Syrian civilians pay the price
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President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court supports new voter ID laws and other changes that have made it harder to vote. (Photo: Christopher Aluka Berry/Reuters) Ari Berman
Does Brett Kavanaugh Spell the End of Voting Rights?
That era of strong civil rights enforcement is over
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"As public support for Medicare-for-all rises, establishment think tanks and lobbyists are floating proposals designed to capitalize on its momentum while diluting its content." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Tim Higginbotham, Chris Middleman
“Medicare-for-all” Means Something. Don’t Let Moderates Water It Down.
Centrists want to co-opt the phrase and apply it to something weaker than a single-payer system
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Juan Cole
Trump Threatens Iran With “Escalation;” Could it Spin Out of Control?
It is a truism of military and diplomatic history that ultimatums always lead to war
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 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York. ‘Everyone I spoke to remarked on her grace and stability, and how she calmly absorbed the dramas that surrounded her bid.’ (Photo: AP) George Monbiot
America’s New Revolutionaries Show How the Left Can Win
The little-known history of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in a New York primary hints at the coming transformation
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If we are going to play the correlation game, we can find dozens of correlates if we try hard enough: how about the higher incidence of opioid use in counties that Trump carried? (Photo: Notions Capital/Flickr/cc) Mike Lofgren
How Academic and Media Excuse-Making Normalizes the Abnormal
So much for the precise correlation between economic factors and political preference based on rational choosing to maximize one’s own material advantage
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Thursday, July 12, 2018
"Trump, once a pro football owner himself, clearly understands a white male mindset in which black football players exist only to provide on-field thrills, never to be humanized, much less allowed to protest inequality and racism." (Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Robert Lipsyte
Trump's War on Black Jocks
Another season of despair or a pigskin blue wave?
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"López Obrador has promised to launch a public-works program to employ 2.3 million young people and to raise pensions for the elderly." (Photo by Pedro Mera/Getty Images) Gregory Shupak
In Wake of AMLO Victory, US Media Fear Chavismo and Hope for ‘Business-Friendly’ Change
The neoliberal capitalist catechism also manifests itself by maligning those who have challenged its doctrines with any degree of success
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