All Views Articles for 2018-02-14

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
"This is an attempt by lobbyists to transfer a massive amount of wealth and power from consumers and workers to corporate restaurant chains and their private equity owners." (Photo: Joelogon/Flickr) Irene Tung, Teófilo Reyes
Tips Are for Servers, Not CEOs
The Trump administration wants servers to hand over nearly $6 billion to their bosses.
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"Even today, politicians in Washington want to let their Big Oil buddies pad their profits by encroaching on your land and fouling your rivers and streams." (Photo: REYNOLD/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Elizabeth Warren
Yes. Let’s Talk About Pocahontas.
"At a time when bigotry threatens to overwhelm our discourse, we must amplify voices of basic human respect."
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"These contracts will have volume requirements that smaller farms will not be able to meet, but they’ll open the door wide to America’s “Big Ag” lobbyists—including those with close ties to Trump’s Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue." (Photo: RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Mara Pellittieri, Rachel West
Yes, Replacing Food Stamps With a Blue Apron-Style Delivery System Is As Bad As It Sounds
The president sees his own wealth as the chief validator of his societal worth, and believes it makes him perfectly qualified to make choices about how low-income people live their lives.
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The “stratospherically rich,” observed Beverly Hills psychotherapist Fran Walfish, do often care more about “achievements, status, and how they are viewed by others” than relationships. (Photo: Farid Iqbal Ibrahim/flickr/cc) Sam Pizzigati
What Is the Price of Love?
Rich people are “less likely than poorer people to exhibit flexibility, empathy, and all the other traits” that lead to healthy, long-term relationships.
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"African-American populists won big in races for local offices across the South." (Photo: Populism2015) Jim Hightower
The South is Rising Again
The assertion by establishment Dems (echoed by corporate media) that progressive populism is not a winner is — in two words — bovine excrement.
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 Rob Porter, right, with Don McGahn, White House counsel, resigned last week in the wake of ex-wives allegations that he physically abused them. (Photo: Tom Williams/Getty Images)  Leonard Pitts Jr.
I Know What A Domestic Abuser Looks Like, and it Doesn’t Look Like, ‘We Hope He Has a Wonderful Career.’
Not until the story became an international outrage was Porter forced to resign.
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Donald Trumpand his wife Melania fill out their ballots at a polling station in a school during the 2016 presidential elections on November 8, 2016 in New York. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) Jamila Michener
How Trump’s Medicaid Restrictions Will Stop People From Voting
“They treat us like we are stupid animals; like we don’t know anything.”
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