All Views Articles for 2018-…-21

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
"Recent developments between North and South Korea have been met with widespread optimism and praise from the South Korean public."(Photo: Korea Summit Press Pool via AP) Adam Johnson
What Do US Pundits Know About North Korea That 88% of South Koreans Don’t?
When 88 percent of the subject of a news story think something is good, and 95 percent of US media say that thing is bad, one should ask why that is.
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"These are the kind of user-empowering features that some companies would rather you didn't know too much about, so don't be surprised if the only news you hear about them comes from poring over these changes to long documents." ( Photo: Wikimotive) Danny O'Brien
Why Am I Getting All These Terms of Service Update Emails?
Most companies that have users in Europe are scrambling to update their privacy policies and terms of service to avoid breaking this new EU law.
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Monday, May 7, 2018
'Laws like SB 1140 in Oklahoma and SB248 in Kansas are not only terrible policy — they are also unconstitutional." (Photo: Africa Studio/Shutterstock) Leslie Cooper
Children in Oklahoma and Kansas Need Love and Stability — Not Discrimination Against Good Families
These bills are part of a broader effort by opponents of LGBT equality to use religious freedom arguments to establish a license to discriminate against LGBT people.
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"Zuckerberg is free to suppress. He’s not a journalist; he’s the head of a for-profit corporation with a track record of mendacity and billions of private dollars at stake." (Photo: Legal Loop) Laura Flanders
What If Ida B. Wells Depended on Facebook?
We need a tax-dollars-funded, just-for-journalism's-sake, public commitment to public media.
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Robert Freeman
Michelle Wolf Didn’t Even Get Started
As members of a mass society, we can only know what we are told by its mass media. And they have methodically, systematically bred a nation of confused, timid, neutered sheep.
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"A mighty movement of parents, students, and teachers has risen up to boycott and opt out of these tests as a way to reclaim public education and fight for authentic forms of assessment." (Photo: AP/file) Jesse Hagopian
Teachers and Parents of Puerto Rico Launch Historic Strike & Boycott Against Standardized Testing
Spread the word: “We want a just, equitable world for our children.”
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Michael Winship
Rudy G and Bubble Boy Trump: Call It Implausible Deniability
Personally, I wouldn’t let Rudolph Giuliani represent me in traffic court.
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"This tax giveaway to corporations was “excess capital” – that is, they didn’t need the money – so they’re giving it back to shareholders." (Photo: Wikipedia/cc) Richard Eskow
Mnuchin Flips Tax-Scam Grift, Hopes Nobody Notices
When the final taxonomy of these Trump Era swamp creatures is conducted, a special category will be reserved for Mnuchin.
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"It’s a hidden upward redistribution of money and power from the majority of Americans to corporate executives and wealthy shareholders." (Photo: Screenshot) Robert Reich
The Monopolization of America
The biggest economic problem you’re hearing almost nothing about.
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"After the public revelation of the vast extent of the torture program horrified the world, Haspel deliberately destroyed 92 videotapes depicting the barbaric practice." (Photo: DonkeyHotey/cc) Robert Scheer
Trump's Shameful Choice of 'Bloody Gina'
Her nomination defines Trump as a fatally callous leader totally contemptuous of basic human rights and the rule of law.
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"Many Americans believe torture is something that happens in other nations led by dictators and despots." (Photo: CNN/Screenshot) Dr. Katherine McKenzie
We Should Oppose Gina Haspel's CIA Nomination Because of Her Torture Record
"Torture can break or damage the will and coherence of entire communities.”
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Sunday, May 6, 2018
Protesters hold a sign reading 'Stop the death penalty' Christopher Brauchli
Missouri and the Death Penalty
Consider the case of Bucklew v. Precythe
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A multiple choice test Steven Singer
Grades and Test Scores Don’t Matter. A Love of Learning Does.
American education policy analysts would do well to take a cue from countries like Finland
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Gov. Rick Scott Renee Parsons
Florida’s Senate Race: Does It Matter?
The Nelson-Scott match up is...little more substantive than peas in a pod or birds of a feather who will flock together
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Demonstrators hold signs on March 24, 2018 in Washington, D.C. during the March for Our Lives. Pat LaMarche
Westworld: A Show That Reveals Killing Is as American as Apple Pie
There are many who understand the fear the actors on Westworld are trying to convey.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during his address last week from the Israel Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv. (Screengrab: CNN) Eric Margolis
Nuclear Chutzpah
This week's award goes to... Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Polling spot in Chiapas, Mexico Latin American experts
US Academics and Civic Leaders Call on Congress to Ensure Neutrality and Support for Democratic Norms in Mexican Elections
An open letter to members of Congress
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Indignados protest, 2011. Hilary Wainwright
The Spirit of 1968 Is Inextinguishable —Even 50 Years Later
This rebellious era shaped radical activists – and aggressive capitalists. What can we learn from 1968, for democratic change today?
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If “the economy” can recover without real people recovering, then whose economy is it really? (Photo: Shutterstock) Nijmie Dzurinko
Fighting Back in the War on the Poor
In many ways, things are harder now than they were 50 years ago.
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  Demonstrators protest in front of the White House in support of Net Neutrality in 2014 Ernesto Falcon
The Big Lie ISPs Are Spreading in State Legislatures is That They Don’t Make Enough Money
Ultimately, it’s not network neutrality that prevents the large ISPs from upgrading their networks while lowering prices. It is a lack of incentive.
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An elephant, the traditional symbol for the Republican party, and a donkey, the traditional symbol for the Democratic party John Atcheson
Pundits and Pols Still Don't Get It: Trump Didn't Win in 2016, Democrats Lost
The real lessons from 2016, have nothing to do with understanding the Trump voters
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Friday, May 4, 2018
"The mass or indiscriminate use of antibiotics by industrial farms poses a severe danger to the public health, since it breeds antibiotic-resistant bacteria into the human food supply." (Photo: Human Society of the United States) Glenn Greenwald
Six Animal Rights Activists Charged With Felonies for Investigation and Rescue That Led to Punishment of a Utah Turkey Farm
“In my 20 years of investigating animal abuse, I’ve never seen conditions this horrifying at a corporate farm.”
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 "The Animal Welfare Act, doesn’t provide any legal protections for the more than 9 billion animals raised and killed for food in the U.S. each year." (Photo: file) Elizabeth Enochs
Steve King Wants to Force States to Hurt Animals—and People
King’s amendment, if passed, wouldn’t just affect animal protection laws; it could also preempt countless laws meant to protect consumers.
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Rudy Giuliani’s disclosure that President Trump repaid his attorney for the hush agreement with Stormy Daniels could still be a campaign finance violation. (Photo: Screenshot) Norman Eisen, Noah Bookbinder
We Filed a Complaint About Trump’s Ethics. Giuliani Made it Possible.
Lawyers are supposed to help their clients, not put them in jeopardy.
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David Suzuki engages in a lively discussion at a recent David Suzuki Fellowships event in Toronto. The program helps the next generation of leaders tackle complex environmental problems. (Photo: Robert Elliott) David Suzuki
Cutting Through Polluted Public Discourse
People aren’t terribly good at averting the biggest crisis humanity faces, but we’re masters at concocting excuses to do as little as possible about it.
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"This is not the first time US media, or the New York Times in particular, have erased US responsibility Libya’s travails." (Photo: Screenshot) Jim Naureckas
How Did Benghazi Become a Ruin? NYT Ignores US Role—in Multiple Media
Seven years ago, the United States and its allies used military force to overthrow Libya’s government and its been in almost continual civil war since.
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Christopher Anders
Senators Have a New Plan to Expand Indefinite Detention and Endless Global War
Corker and Kaine are working overtime to try to jam through their AUMF— a dumpster fire of bad ideas
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Basav Sen
Impeach Scott Pruitt for Dismantling the EPA, Not His First-Class Flights
This is the real Scott Pruitt scandal—the story of a man systematically dismantling the agency he leads to benefit the oil and gas industry
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Thursday, May 3, 2018
"Unlike Israel’s many invasions and military incursions, Iran, a poor country, has not invaded any country for over 250 years." (Photo: AVI OHAYON - GPO) Ralph Nader
Wake Up to Trump, Distraction and War with Iran
Netanyahu knows the U.S. government and the mass media will embrace his expanding push for U.S. militarism in the Middle East.
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"Chipping away at the media also chips away at our right to be informed. We need access to credible information to engage meaningfully in our communities – and hold those in power to account." (Photo: IFEX) Annie Game
It's World Press Freedom Day. What's Wrong With This Picture?
We need to support a free and independent media; efforts to undermine them are on the rise, and we need to hear a diversity of voices and opinions more than ever. Our 2018 campaign images underscore the fact that one side of the story is never enough.
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"The throwaway phrase assumes that there’s a legal — a moral — force at work protecting the security of Planet Earth. Only responsible, First World nations have been authorized to participate in the game of mutually assured destruction." (Credit: SSGT Phil Schmitten / DoD) Robert C. Koehler
Peace and the Nuclear Paradox
“The most powerful weapons ever devised serve no other purpose but to prevent their use by others."
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When the Arizona Teacher of the Year asked the Secretary about her views of the strikes, DeVos reportedly told her she preferred that “adults would take their disagreements and solve them not at the expense of kids and their opportunity to go to school and learn.”(Photo: WDRB/screenshot) Jeff Bryant
The Right Lashes Out at Uprising Teachers
Rightwing politicians and their operatives have already begun to craft ways to strike back against teachers.
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"A remarkable formula for forever war." (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Russell Bassett) Danny Sjursen
Hail, (Donald) Caesar!: War and the Imperial Presidency
Congress offers a bipartisan blank check to Donald Trump.
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"Rubio saved his real weaselspeak for the electric Twitter machine." (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Charles P. Pierce
Marco Rubio's Spine Remained Intact for a Grand Total of Two Days
Before he walked back his Republican tax bill criticism—then walked back his walkback.
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"Compared to the prospect of world war, a much better outcome of the collapse of the Iran nuclear deal would be if Iran quickly acquired nuclear weapons. Then it could deter an Israeli and U.S. attack." (Photo: Shutterstock) John Feffer
Two-Faced Trump: Peace in Korea, World War in the Middle East
Trump believes he can simultaneously capture a Nobel Peace Prize for North Korea while leaping toward war with Iran.
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"Donald Trump had previously denied all knowledge of the payment to Stormy Daniels, before admitting last week that his lawyer struck a “deal” with the porn star on his behalf." (Photo: Iowa Public Radio Images/flickr/cc) Juan Cole
If Giuliani’s Right Trump Lied About Porn Star Hush Money, Why Believe him on Iran?
The Washington Post estimates that Trump is up to 6 falsehoods a day.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Unions continue to fund the Democratic Party, but their investment has seen few legislative gains. (Photo: Flickr/TMT photos. CC BY 2.0.) Steven Parfitt
The US Teachers Strike in Historical Perspective
Unions continue to fund the Democratic Party, but their investment has seen few legislative gains.
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Nancy Altman
Social Security’s Customer Service Budget Finally Got An Increase – But It’s Only a Starting Point
All supporters of Social Security should attend upcoming events in their districts and ask all candidates for federal office a simple question: "Will you vote to expand Social Security or cut it?"
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John Buell
Who Is the Real Nuclear Threat?
There is a range of acceptable debate inside the beltway, such as whether Iran is clandestinely building nuclear missiles. But too many dare not ask if a close ally has been doing the same for a generation.
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Rich people like Sean Hannity can easily get even richer off foreclosed homes, leaving families out in the cold — while attacking poor people on air for not “pulling themselves up by their bootstraps.”(Photo: Shutterstock) Olivia Alperstein
How Elites Scam Americans Out of Housing
The same guy who spent $31,000 of taxpayer money on office furniture wants to triple the rent America's poorest people pay.
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"I would hazard a guess that many of these guys have been sold an unattainable model of masculinity." (Photo: Shutterstock) Jill Richardson
Want to Attract Women? Try Not Hating Us.
The Toronto attack sheds light on a hateful and disgusting view of women.
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"From the outset of the Clinton and Obama administrations, top appointees reflected and propelled the deference to oligarchic power."  (Credit: Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images) Norman Solomon
The Ghosts of 'New Democrats' Are Haunting Us
“Certainly there are some people in the Democratic Party who want to maintain the status quo. They would rather go down with the Titanic so long as they have first-class seats.”
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"The system that truly needs an overhaul is the American economy, which operates on the labor of millions of low-wage workers who earn too little to keep a roof over their heads without help." (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc) Wendi C. Thomas
What Ben Carson Doesn’t Get About Poverty
The cure is a sizable increase in the federal minimum wage, which remains at $7.25 an hour.
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A job guarantee—properly formulated—could give workers another option and help redefine what valuable, productive work looks like. (Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)   Kate Aronoff
Yes, a Jobs Guarantee Could Create “Boondoggles.” It also Might Save the Planet
There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of shovel-ready jobs around the country that can help mitigate climate change and prepare for the levels of warming already locked in.
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"Their presumption of class privilege — the warped idea that their great wealth entitled them to rule over and even impoverish the many — is not unique." (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Jim Hightower
Patience and Secrecy in the Kochs' Complex Conspiracy
It's a quiet, multifaceted coup that has been underway for some 40 years and has been astonishingly successful ... and disturbingly legal.
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"Zuckerberg runs a media company that distributes news, but doesn’t have a proper newsroom." (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Adrienne LaFrance
Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Understand Journalism
Either that, or he doesn’t care.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
"Lawmakers for whom recent financial disclosure forms are available stand to gain more than $14 million next year. Four of these lawmakers seem likely to gain $1 million or more each." (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Melissa Boteach, Rachel West
Lawmakers’ Personal Tax Cuts Could Provide 10 Million Meals for Families in Need
Instead of listening to American voters, these lawmakers are not only pocketing their six- and seven-figure tax gains, they’re turning around and slashing billions of dollars from families’ nutrition benefits over the next decade.
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The notion that poor people must prove they are deserving by jumping through bureaucratic hoops to obtain basic assistance like food and shelter comes from the same warped ideological space that reasons tax cuts for the rich and corporations are a boon to the middle class. (Photo:  Yuri Keegstra/Flickr/cc) Misha Hill
Trump Administration’s Spending Priorities Echo Tax Cut Priorities: Punish the Poor and Lavish the Rich
An economy rigged to reward wealth above anything else.
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Jeff Biggers
May Day: Arizona Teachers Have Resistance History on Their Side
Today's teachers are calling out the same issues of unfair wages and tax giveaways to corporations that gave rise to Arizona statehood a century ago
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"Given all the times that those who want to rip up the JCPOA have called for war with Iran, it’s logical to conclude that deal opponents ultimately want regime change and/or war." (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Ben Armbruster
White House Joins Netanyahu In Making Case for Iran Deal
All Netanyahu and the White House did yesterday was underscore how vital the Iran deal is.
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"Unlike the US-allied strongman in Honduras, Ortega has been a public enemy of the United States for forty years, and remains in the crosshairs of Trump’s hawkish foreign policy team and many US lawmakers." (Photo: Jorge Mejía Peralta/cc/flickr) Jake Johnston
Social Security Protests in Nicaragua? Hold on a Second…
Conflating all of the world’s grievances with Ortega, without further analysis of the issues or motivations, into one movement — a movement destined to overthrow a “dictatorship”— doesn’t do anybody any favors.
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 Did Gadhafi actually threaten to massacre civilians? (Photo: BRQ Network/flickr/cc) Jim Naureckas
NYT Examines How History Impacts Korean Talks–but Its Own Memory Is Fuzzy
The myth that Gadhafi had openly threatened civilians and thus necessitated international military intervention sprang up quickly as the US and its NATO allies launched an attack on Libya’s government.
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Roy Eidelson
The DCCC’s Mind Games and the Ballad of Roy Moore
Progressive candidates deserve better than comparisons to Roy Moore and intimidation tactics by establishment heavyweights inside the Democratic Party
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Ralph Nader, Robert Weissman, et al.
An Open Letter to Jeff Sessions on Corporate Crime
The DOJ does not compile comprehensive data on corporate crime. This is a notable oversight.
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Israel argues that its deadly crackdown on the Great March of Return is part of its “armed conflict [with] the Hamas terrorist organization.” (Photo: Mohammed Zaanoun/Splash News) Maureen Clare Murphy
Fifty Killed in Gaza. Zero Israelis Injured.
Israel meanwhile continues to spin the protests as “Hamas riots,” accusing the political and resistance group of “attempting to disguise terror activities as a civilian-led riot.”
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"Nine-tenths of the way to the year 2020, U.S. soldiers, with all of their firepower and technology, have not achieved anything close to total dominance on the battlefields where they have been engaged." (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Robert Reeves) Arnold R. Isaacs
Why Can't the World's Best Military Win Its Wars?
Americans need to rethink war and look honestly at ourselves and our friends.
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Bolton’s hopes of keeping the option of U.S. war on Iran flopped in 2004, but he still believes in a first strike against North Korea, as he urged in an op-ed in late February. Gareth Porter
Did John Bolton Leak Intelligence to Sabotage a Trump-Kim Deal?
Bolton isn't just uninterested in selling a denuclearization deal to the public, he’s working actively to undermine it.
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"In continuing his agreement-killing campaign this week with another prop-dependent show-and-tell, Netanyahu has abandoned any effort to be logical in arguing against the JCPOA."(Photo: Screenshot) Paul Pillar
Netanyahu Makes a Case for the JCPOA
In continuing his agreement-killing campaign this week with another prop-dependent show-and-tell, Netanyahu has abandoned any effort to be logical in arguing against the JCPOA.
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"Netanyahu instanced no evidence at all that Iran is out of compliance with the 2015 deal, and UN inspectors continually have affirmed that Tehran *is* in compliance." (Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Flickr/cc) Juan Cole
Netanyahu: Don’t Look Here Where We’re Shooting Children, Look Over There at Iran
Netanyahu’s breathless announcement that there was a potential weapons aspect to Iran’s nuclear enrichment program has been known for a decade and a half.
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Monday, April 30, 2018
"After a decade of severe budget cuts and misappropriation of more than a billion dollars, voucher schemes, and the rising corporate tax cuts handed out to billionaires, educators found themselves backed up against a wall." (Photo:@BrennaGoth/Twitter) Sarah Giddings
Making People's History in Arizona: Educators Rise Up
We had no other choice but to demonstrate our basic civil liberties in pursuit of real, transformative change — by walking out of our classrooms together and into the Capitol on the historic day of April 26, 2018.
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Medea Benjamin
Olive Branch for North Korea, Bombs for Iran?
The great tragedy of the horrifying specter of another Middle East war is that it is wholly fabricated by the US administration
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Thom Hartmann
Fascists Compete To Own America
Now might be a really good time to examine the origins and nature of the whole right-wing collusion between business and government
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"Trump’s emphasis on what he terms “America First” is anything but that." (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) John H. Johns, Trita Parsi
The End of US National Interest
The damage Trump is inflicting on U.S. security and global standing may well prove irreparable.
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"Beyond limiting reporters’ access, ICE may even deport an immigration journalist who is often critical of law enforcement." (Photo: Irfan Khan/LA Times via Getty Images) Camille Fassett
Why is ICE Interfering with Journalists Covering Immigration Hearings?
ICE’s continued hostility towards journalists covering deportation hearings is deeply troubling.
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Emmanuel Mervilus, who will graduate soon from Rutgers after being in prison, speaks in Newark, N.J., at an event sponsored by the Mountainview Program, which fosters education among those who have been incarcerated. (Photo: Mountainview Program) Chris Hedges
The Crime of Being Poor and Black
There are only a few saints in this world. Professor Roden is one.
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Hayley Miller
Joy Reid’s Defenders Praise Her Apology — But Ignore Her Apparent Cover-Up
The MSNBC host’s most ardent fans are willing to turn a blind eye to her hacking claims, and that’s unsettling.
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"Despite their contributions to British society as workers, many migrants are made to feel unwanted, viewed with suspicion, exploited and discriminated against." (Public Domain) Dorothy Grace Guerrero
Colonialism, Borders and Justice Should Be in Our Conversation About Migration
Former colonial powers, like Britain, are culpable in promoting the unfair rules, creating debt burdens, forced privatisations and entrenching oppressive neo-colonial power dynamics on the international stage.
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President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act in the East Room of the White House on July 2, 1964. (Anonymous/AP) Raúl Grijalva
Be Progressive, Democrats, Not Merely Liberal
What was once pigeonholed as the “progressive” position has since become the popular position.
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Paul Buchheit
Meeting the Definition of Terrorism: Big Pharma, Big Oil, and Big Banks
Beware the corporate terrorists in our midst.
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"At the center of that vortex of corruption lies the president and his family, the man whose taxes remain an American mystery and who couldn’t even get them in on time this year." (Photo: Defending Our Future/Twitter) Tom Engelhardt
Swamping the Drain in Washington
Washington has been and remains a swamp in every sense of the word.
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Richard Eskow
Pyrrhic Party: The Democratic Establishment’s War on Progressives
The party’s antipathy for progressive candidates and ideas that seems to grow more conspicuous with each passing day.
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Molly Roberts
Michelle Wolf Got It Just Right
That Wolf’s performance was not “normal” for the correspondents’ dinner is a testament to its timeliness and necessity — nothing is “normal” right now, and pretending otherwise out of a false sense of the fourth estate’s friendship with the executive would have been the real disgrace.
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Sunday, April 29, 2018
count Rebecca Gordon
Can Bean Counters Save the World From Trump?
If we want to bring down Donald Trump, we need to follow the people who follow the money
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U.S. President Donald Trump Robert Reich
How To Stop Trump
He is the product of years of stagnant wages and big money's corruption of our democracy
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James Cullen, Ty Parks
Rapper's Story Shows How Progressive Prosecutors Can Reform Probation and Parole
Meek Mill's experience is troubling because of how normal it is—but it also illustrates a way forward
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Israel bomb wreckage Mike Merryman-Lotze
Americans Bear Direct Responsibility for the Horrific Reality in Gaza
Using our tax money, the U.S. continues to fund the Israeli military, which has once again turned its guns on Gaza—this time on unarmed protestors
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Trump Kirk Freudenburg
Donald Trump and Rome's Mad Emperors
We've never had to deal with anything half as reckless, delusional, and smug as Trump occupying the Oval Office, so how do we describe him, and the predicament that he puts us in?
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Starbucks Marjorie Cohn
Protests Force Starbucks to Ditch ADL From Leading Anti-Racism Training
"You can't be a piece of an anti-bias training when you openly support a racist, oppressive, and brutal colonization of Palestine," says Cat Brooks
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Saturday, April 28, 2018
A Syrian girl Stephen Kinzer
Hoisting the False Flag
The alleged chemical attack in Syria reminds us that we should await clear evidence before falling into well laid traps
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Kris Kobach Christopher Brauchli
Maybe Kansas Deserves Kris Kobach
Will residents of the state conclude that it would be ridiculous to vote into the governor's office a man of Kobach's limited integrity?
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Trump, Pat Bob Burnett
In Trump Era, Christianity Goes Astray
White evangelical Christians support Trump because their pastors say they should, they do not believe what the media says about him, and he is furthering their goal of a Christian nation
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Pompeo Juan Cole
Pompeo, Trump's New Enforcer, Targets Iran Deal
After the U.S. far right destroys the deal, they likely will attempt to destroy Iran militarily as their predecessors did with Iraq
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Gina Haspel Brian Tashman
The CIA Can't Keep Gina Haspel's Torture Record Secret
The agency must come clean about her complete role in the torture program—and its cover-up
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democracy not oligarchy John Atcheson
Beyond Trump: How the US Went Off the Rails
Trump is a big problem. But he's not the cause of our problems.
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hazardous waste Kathleen Rest, David Michaels
OSHA Fails to Protect Workers From Dangerous Chemicals
What the Trump administration sees as cutting red tape is actually cutting important and hard-fought protections
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#TakeAKnee Danielle Beavers
The Business Case for Diversity Leaves Little Room for Our Hearts and Minds
People of color and our allies must be explicit and uncompromising in demanding access to economic opportunity
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Friday, April 27, 2018
"Any activities that we do, whether it’s for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day, it comes out of our own pockets." (Photo: Twitter) Debbie Weingarten
Tens of Thousands Mobilize to Support Arizona Teachers Amid Backlash
Resentment among Arizona educators has been simmering for years.
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Aerial view of Black Wattle Colliery Opencast Coal Mine, Middelburg,RSA. (Photo: © 350.org/Zac Modirapula) Ahmed Mokgopo
How a Development Bank is Propping Up the Fossil Fuel Industry in South Africa. And Why it Must Reverse Course
Local communities are not the only ones who are going to pay the bitter price of reckless and backward-looking investment choices.
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The Supreme Court's infamous decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission will go down in US history alongside Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) and Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) as among the worst moments in US jurisprudence. (Photo: Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT) Jeffrey D. Sachs
Mick Mulvaney Delivers the Chilling Truth
A political system among the most corrupt in the world.
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the bill could lead to funds going toward the virtual school industry, which has asuspect track record in terms of educational achievement and financial management, while targeting students of color and low-income students. Mike Garvey
Legislators Are Trying to Hide a Dangerous Voucher Proposal Inside the Defense Spending Bill
This proposal would funnel taxpayer dollars to private, unaccountable education providers that do not have an obligation to serve all students equally.
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"Being a journalist in Gaza only means death." (Photo: Twitter) David Palumbo-Liu
Are Israeli Snipers Censoring Palestinian Journalists by Murder?
“It is both an effort to ensure that the Palestinian story is not told to the world and to tell Palestinians themselves that no one is safe.”
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'She complains of “privileged white men” and “elites” in state office, with no experience in public schools.' (Photo: Karolina Buczek/Twitter) Jeff Bryant
Kentucky Teachers’ Walkout Catalyzes More Advocacy
At least 40 educators have filed to run for office.
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"New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s first order of business appears to be to sabotage the 2015 Iran deal in cahoots with Likud PM Binyamin Netanyahu and MbS." (Photo: Screenshot) Juan Cole
If the Leaders of the Two Koreas Can Meet, Why Can’t Those of Saudi Arabia and Iran?
“Meeting jaw to jaw is better than war.”
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Christian Christensen
Charlie Rose, #MeToo and the Eternal Possibility of White, Male Redemption
"You committed sexual assault? No problem! Let's give you a TV show to talk about it!"
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Men at work, Mining Atlas Coal Washery, Middelburg, RSA. (Photo: © 350.org/Leroy Jason) Glen Tyler
Coal Communities in South Africa Want Coal to Stop
51% of all hospital admissions and deaths in coal communities are due to outdoor air pollution which could be attributed to emissions from power stations.
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Nomi Prins
Donald Trump and the Next Big Crash
Making the Fed an instrument for disaster
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"Trump doesn’t care about diplomacy or North Korea. He only wants to one-up Obama." (Photo: Shutterstock) John Feffer
Korea and the Geopolitics of the Impossible
Careful Korean diplomacy, coupled Trump's desire to do what Obama couldn't, could mean a rapprochement on the Korean peninsula no one thought possible.
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"In March, the Trump administration proposed a new rule to collect social media handles, including user IDs, from everyone applying for a non-immigrant visa to come to the U.S., around 14.7 million people." (Photo: Pinterest) Tahmina Watson
Tourists, Beware: Trump Administration Wants Your Social Media Handles Before You Travel
Such scrutiny will affect people coming to the U.S. for work, for business, for tourism, or simply to visit family.
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 "International politics is inherently dishonest and hypocritical, especially when incumbent and emerging superpowers are involved." (Photo: Shutterstock) Harry Blain
America’s Hypocrisy on Free Trade Is Dangerous
If we look honestly at our own history, we can begin to understand China’s current and future goals. If we don't, we could be headed toward conflict.
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"Ryabkov pointed out that Trump’s false allegation that Iran received $150 billion for signing the deal is completely without foundation."(Photo: Screenshot) Juan Cole
Russia and China slam Trump-Macron Push to Renegotiate Iran Deal
The pushback comes as the US continues to violate the spirit of the agreement by retaining severe sanctions on Iran, which it had implied it would drop.
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