All Views Articles for 2018-02-15

Thursday, February 15, 2018
People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed 17 people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Richard Eskow
A Kingdom Where Nobody Dies
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”
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 "In big cities and small towns, red states and blue states, Americans feel the vital importance of a government that will hold people accountable when they do wrong." (Photo: Steven Senne/AP) Richard Cordray
The Trump Administration Is Trying To Undermine The CFPB. It Will Fail.
"We also gave countless people hope that, for once, they would have an ally on their side if they were mistreated by a powerful corporation."
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"Attorneys general from 21 states (plus the District of Columbia) have filed a lawsuit claiming that the FCC’s repeal violates federal law." (Photo: Shauna gm/Twitter) Timothy Karr
Net Neutrality Politics Is Local
“All politics is local,” the late House Speaker Tip O’Neill famously said.
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"The devil is in the details, as the saying goes, and those details get hammered out in congressional appropriations and other large bills, like the upcoming farm bill." (Photo: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0) Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
The Trump Budget's Crushing Cruelty
“This budget is the budget of the Koch brothers. It is the budget of the billionaire class. And the American people understand it.”
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"We got 80 percent of the American people who are saying, do not turn your backs on these young people who have lived in this country for virtually their entire lives." (Photo: Harrie Van Veen/Flickr/cc) Bernie Sanders
The Great Moral Issue of Our Time
Remarks delivered on the Senate floor Feb. 14, 2018.
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George Soros
Internet Monopolies Like Facebook and Google Have Become a Public Menace
"Not only is the survival of open society in question; the survival of our entire civilization is at stake."
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John Cassidy
America’s Failure to Protect Its Children from School Shootings Is a National Disgrace
This epidemic of mass slaughter, this scourge of school shooting after school shooting, it only happens here. Not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a consequence of our inaction.
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"At heart, though, whatever our small successes, we continue to face a grim reality of this twenty-first-century moment, one that long preceded the presidency of Donald Trump: the lack of connection between the American public (myself once included) and the wars being fought in our names in distant lands."(Photo:  Alex Guerrero/flickr/cc) Stephanie Savell
The Wars No One Notices
Talking to a demobilized country.
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"In America, the horrors of poverty go on and on." (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Robert C. Koehler
War and Poverty: A Compromise With Hell
This is the cornerstone of The Great Lie, the foundation of global suffering and disorder: that all the glorious abstractions for which we stand — freedom, democracy, etc. — are maintained by violence and the threat of violence.
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Juan Cole
11,004 Gun Murders in US vs. 26 (equiv. 130) in England Annually
The US policy of constantly endangering our children is enacted by a bought-and-paid-for Congress on behalf of 10 major gun manufacturers with an $8 billion industry.
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