All Views Articles for 2018-02-12

Monday, February 12, 2018
Mary Grant
Trump Wants to Sell Our Water to Wall Street
Trump's infrastructure scam is dangerous for our communities, workers, and the environment. Here's a 5 point breakdown.
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Robert Greenstein
Trump Budget Offers Stark Vision We Cannot Afford to Ignore
While tens of millions of struggling Americans must reduce their already modest standards of living, this budget would widen inequality, worsen poverty and hardship, and further divide the country
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Asher Miller
U.S. Department of Energy Doubles Down on Shale Optimism
The fracking boom will ultimately lead to our collective bust
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 "The federal district court in Washington, D.C., will address whether the executive branch can use its elastic and open-ended assertion of wartime authority to imprison indefinitely an American citizen with no connection to 9/11." (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Russell Bassett) Brett Max Kaufman
Why The U.S. War On ISIS Is Illegal
No court has ever addressed the government’s legal justifications for military action in so many different parts of the world.
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"Oligarchs, though they speak of deconstructing the administrative state, actually increase deficits and the size and power of law enforcement and the military to protect their global business interests and ensure domestic social control." (Photo: Mr. Fish/Truthdig) Chris Hedges
The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs
Once oligarchs take power, rational, prudent and thoughtful responses to social, economic and political problems are ignored to feed insatiable greed.
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Too often, when it comes to U.S. Cold War interventions, the official curriculum is sanitized and disjointed, leaving students ill-equipped to make sense out of their nation’s global bullying. (Photo: Flickr/Theresa Quagraine/cc) Ursula Wolfe-Rocca
Disguising Imperialism: How Textbooks Get the Cold War Wrong and Dupe Students
As long as the drive for profits remains paramount to U.S. foreign policy, imperialism will be central to the very existence of the United States.
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"According to Credit Suisse data over the past three years, anywhere from 4 to 10 percent of the world's poorest decile are Americans. That's 20 to 50 million adults." (Image: Pinterest/Screenshot) Paul Buchheit
Yes, Deniers, Millions of Americans are Among the Poorest People in the World
It's hard for people with wealth and power to admit all this. Because then they might feel obligated to do something about it.
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"Think of such moves not as acts of petty theft, but as robbery of the most basic sort, since they involve stealing from the future to fund an increasingly plutocratic present."(Photo: NASA) Tom Engelhardt
Donald Trump Is Stealing From Our Children
President Trump’s energy policy will, without any doubt, represent not just thievery, not just the crime of this century, but terracide, the destruction of the planet itself.
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