All Views Articles for 2018-01-19

Friday, January 19, 2018
Glenn Greenwald, Jon Schwarz
Republicans Have Four Easy Ways to #ReleasetheMemo — and the Evidence For it. Not Doing So Will Prove Them to Be Shameless Frauds.
If this is "worse than Watergate" — Republicans obviously have every incentive to get it into the public's hands as soon as possible. Indeed, one could argue that they have the duty to do so.
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"Maybe if we spent less on massive handouts to the wealthiest companies in the world, we’d have more to spend on sick children." (Photo: Steve Rhodes/Flickr/cc) Josh Hoxie
Apple Avoided $40 Billion in Taxes. Now It Wants a Gold Star?
This was a pay-to-play political scam at its ugliest—and the rest of us are the chumps.
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"The relationship between health and employment is much more complicated than the administration suggests." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Shawn Fremstad
No, Forced Labor Is Not Good for Your Health
If the administration is serious about improving the health of working-class people, then it should stop rolling back important labor standards and worker protections.
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"Members can demand that the intelligence agencies deliver on broken promises to provide information about how the law affects Americans." (Photo: White House / Wikimedia Creative Commons) Neema Singh Guliani
Congress Just Passed a Terrible Surveillance Law. Now What?
We need to stop NSA in engaging in mass, warrantless spying.
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Actor Edgar Ramirez wears a Time's Up pin at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 7 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP) Sonali Kolhatkar
‘Grace's’ Story About Aziz Ansari Has Lessons for Men and Women
Grace’s story sparked a rift between those wanting #MeToo to remain squarely focused on ending legally defined harassment and assault, and those who want so much more.
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"Planned Parenthood, the largest single provider of reproductive health care in the country, faced constant attacks." (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty) Emily Mills
A Year After the Women’s March, How Bad Was 2017 for Reproductive Justice?
Sadly, efforts to strip away reproductive rights continue unabated.
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"Regarding foreign policy, how can other nations take seriously anything Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says when he is subject to being countermanded on Twitter at any moment?"(Photo: Mike Licht/Flickr/cc) Eugene Robinson
The Man-Child in the White House Reels Wildly Out Of Control
An administration with no credibility cannot possibly lead.
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Bill Bigelow
What Spielberg’s The Post — and Our Textbooks — Leave Out
Sadly, too many textbooks found in the nation's school hide pretty much everything that is important in the world — from the roots of American racism, to the war against Mexico; and from the causes and consequences of climate change, to, yes, the nature of the Vietnam War.
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Brent Budowsky
If Dems Stare Down Trump in Dreamer Shutdown Showdown, They Will Win
If Senate Democrats go to the mattress over this issue, and if Trump and Senate Republican leaders force a shutdown because they will not accept a bipartisan plan to save DREAM Act, they will be annihilated by the high court of public opinion in our democratic nation.
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"If you think of a country as a civilized place, it’s very difficult to bomb it back to the Stone Age." (Photo: Afghanistan Pashtunistan / Flickr) John Feffer
The U.S. Has Treated Poor Countries Like Shitholes for Decades
Trump's racist remarks are offensive. The brutal excesses of U.S. foreign policy are worse.
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"We already know the winning presidential campaign was redolent of herring and vodka." (Photo: Getty) Charles P. Pierce
Who Else Was Handling Russian Money in 2016?
The interference went well beyond the president*'s campaign.
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"Filling the swamp with higher education exploiters has severe negative financial consequences not only to college loan holders, but also to the public treasury." (Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr/cc) Jeff Bryant
Trump Fills The Swamp To Exploit College Students
The Trump administration is imposing dire consequences on both students and taxpayers.
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Anti-war protesters in South Korea wear cutouts of President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in November after a rally demanding peace on the Korean Peninsula. (Ahn Young-joon / AP) Gareth Porter
Why Trump’s North Korea 'Bloody Nose' Campaign Is a Big Bluff
In the end, Trump, like all his post-Cold War predecessors, will have to choose between ineffective threats and real negotiations with North Korea.
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Because the richest 1 percent of Americans owns 40 percent of all shares of stock, and the richest fifth owns 80 percent, this is great news for the wealthy. Robert Reich
Trump’s Shareholder Bonanza
Make no mistake: Trump and the Republicans are working on behalf of America’s biggest and richest investors, not American workers.
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