All Views Articles for 2018-02-01

Thursday, February 1, 2018
"The memo, written by Congressman Devin Nunes and barreling toward public circulation at the president’s discretion, has already created a firestorm, and it is not even out yet." (Photo: AP) Norman Eisen, Caroline Fredrickson
Trump’s Saturday Night Massacre Is Happening Right Before Our Eyes
The aim of the campaign against the Mueller investigation and the FBI is clear: Obstructing justice.
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U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud.  (Win McNamee / AP)  Mandy Pipher
Don’t Equate Trump’s Linguistic Mistakes With Stupidity
When smart shiny commentators ridicule Trump for not using their sophisticated language, for speaking and writing idiosyncratically and often ungrammatically, I bet that an awful lot of Trump supporters know, quite personally, what that ridicule feels like.
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"Corporate income tax cuts for Wall Street alone could have funded 300,000 elementary school teachers, or 6,000 teachers per state for 10 years." (Photo: Phillipp/cc/flickr) Porter McConnell, Luísa Galvão
Wall Street Made Bank on Trump in 2017
A new report documents record-high Wall Street political spending, executives in the administration, a tax cut bonanza for the finance industry, and a deregulatory free-for-all.
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Dr. Carol Paris
Medicare for All Only Way to Fix Broken System: An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon
As you turn your focus towards health care, we urge you to meet with policy experts who have studied this problem for decades and concluded—like every other advanced industrialized nation in the world—that a single-payer system is the only way to solve this crisi
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"The government attracts deregulatory enthusiasts and then, of course, there’s another crash, millions suffer, and remorse returns." (Photo: Jens Schott Knudsen/Flickr/cc) Nomi Prins
How to Set the Economy on Fire: Trump’s Financial Arsonists
The next financial crisis — not if, but when.
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"This is a man-made crisis." (Photo: Reuters) Robert C. Koehler
Yemen’s Crisis Belongs to All of Us
But the voices crying out against war remain as marginalized and without political clout as ever.
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"It became a laboratory for the torture methods associated with that administration’s so-called war on terror and for improvised judicial proceedings that violate basic principles of due process and justice." (Photo: Shane T. McCoy/U.S. Navy) Noa Yachot
Trump Embraces the Original Sin of Guantánamo
The human cost is incalculable.
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