All Views Articles for 2018-04-13

Friday, April 13, 2018
"We have, as you have noted, been down this road before with the Iraq WMD debacle in 2003.  Let us not repeat this mistake." (Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP) Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Trump Urged to Seek Evidence Before Attacking Syria
In this memo to the White House, the Veteran Intelligence Professions for Sanity urge President Trump to get the evidence first before deciding to strike Syria.
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 "The passage suffers not only from its unfounded assumption that the US has a right to decide who governs Syria and to enforce that with arms, but also from its failure to consider what will happen should Washington attempt to do so." (Credit: Bulent Kilic / AFP / Getty Images) Gregory Shupak
Major Papers Urge Trump to Kill Syrians, Risk World War III
This style of coverage—enthusiastic about the moral need for violence but oblivious to its obvious consequences—inhibits the public’s capacity to make sense of the extremely dangerous moment in which we are living.
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"Sanders explained that he believes his agenda, which includes Medicare for All and free public education, will have an especially “profound and positive” effect on communities of color." (Photo: Sally Prevost/flickr/cc) Briahna Joy Gray
Bernie Sanders in the Deep South
“It is making sure every American has high quality health care as a right — the right to excellent education. But it is also addressing the special problem of racism, of sexism, of homophobia, etc.”
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"The TCJA is already egregiously tilted towards the rich and big corporations. " (Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Hunter Blair
The Trump Tax Cuts Should be Repealed, Not Made Even Worse by Making Individual Tax Cuts Permanent
The corporate tax cuts flow entirely to shareholders — and the top 1 percent holds 40 percent of total stocks.
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"It serves only those who wish to pollute, exposing more American to unhealthy air." (Photo: Flickr/cc) Gretchen Goldman
Brace Yourself for Unhealthy Air
The Trump Administration just weakened clean air protections.
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"Better to keep these countries in misery and conflict, some reason, than to allow them to thrive while they defy the United States." (Photo: Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty) Stephen Kinzer
The US Doesn’t Even Care About Syria — But We Keep the War Going
According to the logic behind American strategy in the Middle East — and the rest of the world — one of our principal goals should be to prevent peace or prosperity from breaking out in countries whose governments are unfriendly to us.
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"She deserves outrage, but because of her lack of morality, not her political party." (Photo: Screenshot) Steven Singer
In Trump’s America, You No Longer Need to Pretend to be Against School Segregation
How far have we sunk when you don’t even need to feign decency in order to expect having a chance of Congress confirming you?
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