All Views Articles for 2018-03-07

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Andy Rowell
Coast Guard Responders 'Harmed by Chemicals Used to Clean Up BP’s Spill'
Nearly one million gallons of the dispersant was dropped by air and a further 770,000 gallons injected into the well head to try and disperse in excess of 200 million gallons of oil that was spilt by BP in the Gulf of Mexico.
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"The Israeli soldier who shot Mohammed did not receive even a reprimand for shooting-to-kill an unarmed boy." (Photo: Joe Catron/flickr/cc) Ramzy Baroud
Ahed’s Generation: Why the Youth in Palestine Must Break Free from Dual Oppression
Their collective imprisonment is not only as a result of the perpetual military occupation of their land by Israel, but also by the fact that their leadership has operated for many years in a self-centered fashion.
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"Much like the equivalent tools used by law enforcement agencies — they will incorporate biases." (Photo: AP) Rachel Levinson-Waldman, Faiza Patel
Monitoring Kids' Social Media Accounts Won't Prevent the Next School Shooting
Invading students' privacy isn't the solution.
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Robert Reich
Trump's Brand Is Ayn Rand
This far-right philosophy is an affront to the idea that we're all in this thing together
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A 2015 viral video showed an armed officer in South Carolina bodyslamming a teenage girl. (Photo: Screenshot) Karen Dolan
Getting Real About School Safety
Armed adults don’t make kids safer. They put them at greater risk.
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"They’re doing the best they can. But it doesn’t end up stopping the addiction." (Photo: Gadflyonthewallblog) Steven Singer
When Students Stay Up All Night Playing Fortnite and You’ve got to Teach Them in the Morning
Teaching them is like teaching someone in a deep sea diver suit.
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April 4, 2018, will be the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. (Photo: AP/Jack Thornell) Leonard Pitts Jr.
When it Comes To Honoring Martin Luther King, Maybe Trump Should Skip It
Go golfing at Mar-a-Lago. Give Stormy Daniels a ring. Have some cake. Meantime, the rest of us will honor the radical prophet who died calling on America to vindicate its noble promises - something America still struggles to do, 50 years later.
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President Jim DeMint of the Heritage Foundation speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Ralph Nader
Heritage’s Corporate Lobby Inside Trump’s Government is Not the People’s Heritage
Hand it to Heritage, it deals with both abstract conservative principles and corporatist concrete policies.
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"But it's not magic, it's manipulation. And the top executives doing the manipulating are primary beneficiaries, since most of them are paid in shares of their own corporation's stock." (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Jim Hightower
We're Told the Dow Jones Average...
Nearly all stock is owned by the richest 10 percent of Americans, so the Dow Jones Average says nothing about the economic condition of the 90 percent majority of Americans.
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"Assault rifles as noted above are weapons of war designed to deliver fatal wounds to groups of individuals within a short period of time." (Joshua Roberts / Reuters) Camillo Mac Bica
"Why I Won't Give Up My AR15" . . . And Why You Should
Want to wear camouflage and be a warrior, then join the military.
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