All Views Articles for 2018-08-09

Thursday, August 9, 2018
"While we still don’t have a good explanation of who killed Kennedy, we do know the available facts do not corroborate the official theory." (Photo: US Department of State) Jefferson Morley
QAnon: Why We Have the CIA Partly to Thank for the Craziest Conspiracy Theory Yet
The roots of the wackiest pro-Trump conspiracy can be traced back to the CIA
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Mike Lofgren
A Buckeye’s Lament: What Has Happened to Ohio and the Midwest?
Away from the large urban centers, the Midwest has transformed into a stronghold of derivative Southernism: country music and mores, religious fundamentalism, the cult of the good old boy, reactionary conservatism of a primitive type.
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"This is because minority interests in civil society are able to manipulate the political process in their favor – mostly via the unequal distribution of money and power." (Photo: Peoples World/flickr/cc) John R. Wallach
On the Ambiguity of "Democracy" in America
What's in a (political) name?
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"Jews had lived for centuries as full citizens of Holland, experiencing little of the discrimination so prevalent in some other European countries." (Photo: Laszlo Szirtesi/Getty Images) Dianne Monroe
“What Harm Can There Be in One Little Question?”: How the Horrific Grows in Small Steps
H ow the past can guide us through turbulent and dangerous times
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"Bell’s win is testimony to the power of grassroots social movements." (Photo: B.C. Lorio/Flickr) Frank Leon Roberts
The Ferguson Effect: Why Wesley Bell’s Primary Victory in St. Louis Matters
As we move toward the midterm elections of 2018, we would do well to pay attention to the continued influence of the movement for Black lives on local elections and on the changing face of criminal justice reform in America
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"This is a very dangerous situation." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Vijay Prashad
The Knife in Iran’s Back: Trump Reinstates Sanctions, Opening the Door to Chaos in Asia and Europe
China, Russia and Turkey have already indicated that they will not buckle to U.S. pressure
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"So energy efficiency creates more jobs than fossil fuels — and at a faster rate and a lower cost." (Photo: Shutterstock) Basav Sen
Want to Create Jobs? Reduce Fossil Fuel Use
Energy efficiency creates more jobs than fossil fuels — and at a faster rate and lower cost
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"So far this year the city has racked up more than 300 homicides, according to the Chicago Tribune. Something, as we all know, is out of control, in this city, across the country . . . and across the planet.." (Photo: AP) Robert C. Koehler
Poverty, Violence, and Spiritual Wildfires
We’ve chosen, over the last half century, to perpetuate violence rather than take a complex, value-transforming stand against, or beyond, it
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