All Views Articles for 2018-05-17

Thursday, May 17, 2018
"Mulvaney, who recently bragged before 1500 bankers that, as a Congressman from South Carolina, he wouldn’t talk to lobbyists unless they had given him campaign money."  (Photo: Astrid Riecken/Getty Images) Ralph Nader
Trump: Making America Dread Again
“Let the buyer beware.”
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Democratic socialist Summer Lee won election to the Pennsylvania statehouse running on a campaign of economic and racial justice. (Photo: Lee for PA) Miles Kampf-Lassin
Socialists and Progressives Just Trounced the Democratic Establishment
On Tuesday, insurgent challengers beat out their opponents in races across the country by running on bold left platforms.
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"Yes, yes, everybody deserves legal representation, but the mouthpiece for misery merchants doesn’t deserve a job keeping the rest of us safe from his former clients." (Photo: Mike Licht/Flickr/cc) Charles P. Pierce
Trump Just Named a Consumer Watchdog Who Will Play Dead
The best people, volume infinity.
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 "Are there people who are willing to open their eyes in this darkness to see the Palestinian human face?" (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Samah Jabr
Palestine: Our History Haunts Our Future
When Palestinians fight for their national rights, we are called “terrorists.” When we demonstrate in non-violent ways and are killed by the occupying forces, we are called “suicidal”.
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Frida Berrigan stands in front of the newly unveiled Catonsville Nine historical marker in Catonsville, Maryland with her children. (WNV) Frida Berrigan
50 Years Later, the Spirit of the Catonsville Nine Lives On
It was nine people stepping out of comfort and into commission and conscience.
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“Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of children.” (Photo: Screenshot/Catonsville9.org) Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
The Catonsville Nine, 50 Years Later
A reporter asked, “What are your future plans?” Smiling, in handcuffs, Berrigan flashed a peace sign and shouted, “Resistance!”
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"In a set of parallel moves of betrayal, the dismemberment of agencies created to honor and protect peacefulness and basic civil liberties at home or abroad is ongoing." (Photo: beppesabatini/Flickr/cc) Karen Greenberg
Dismantling Democracy, One Word at a Time
Down the memory hole.
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“They don’t speak English. They don’t integrate well, they don’t have skills.” (Photo: Molly Riley/AP) Robert C. Koehler
Sorry, Uneducated Central Americans, John Kelly Says This Country is Closed
The ignorant racism that permeates national decision-making.
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"Scott Pruitt abuses the public trust by using his position to serve the Koch brothers and other fossil-fuel magnates, and he is killing us and our kids in the bargain." (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Richard Eskow
Real Corruption: The Scott Pruitt Story
The real reason Scott Pruitt should be removed from office is because he is causing lasting harm to current and future generations.
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"Although Trump’s initial move in eliminating those he sees as Undermen is to make sure they are deported if their papers are not in order, we have already seen at Charlottesville that he condones white nationalist violence against anyone who disagrees with him." (Photo: Screenshot) Juan Cole
When Trump Calls Latinos “Animals,” Should We Hear Echoes of the SS’s Undermen?
Denigrating people as less than human is a step toward permitting their elimination.
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John Atcheson
You Would Think It Would Be Impossible to Lose Ground to Trump and the GOP—But You'd Be Wrong
For several weeks Democrats have been slipping in polls, and now they are virtually dead even with Republicans. Even Trump is getting more popular.
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