All Views Articles for 2018-08-13

Monday, August 13, 2018
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh speaks after US President Donald Trump announced his nomination in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/ AFP/ Getty Images) Hannah Leibson, Rebecca Hare Cokley
Kavanaugh Thinks It’s Okay to Perform Elective Surgery on People Without Their Consent
As both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate gear up for what is likely to be a long hearing process, the 57 million Americans with disabilities are bracing themselves for the negative consequences of Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment
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"The conference was organised by the leading climate denial think tank, Heartland Institute." (Photo: Screenshot/The Heartland Institute) Andy Rowell
As America Burns From Climate Change, Trump Officials Attend Denial Conference to Discuss Why Climate Change is Fake
Trump represents the last chance for the fossil fuel industry to wreck this planet
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"Every voter has the right to know whether or not their next member of Congress will represent ‘We the People’ or big money and special interests."(Photo: Susan Melkisethian/Flickr/cc) Johannes Epke
Where do your Representatives Stand on the Influence of Big Money in Politics?
This is the first step to restore a government that works for people, not money
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"Start instead with “kitchen table” issues like stagnant wages, shrinking benefits, the escalating costs of health care, college, pharmaceuticals, housing." (Photo: Screenshot) Robert Reich
10 Steps to Finding Common Ground
What can we do–all of us–to begin talking across the great divide?
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21 July 2017 - Denver, CO - US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta gives remarks and participates in Q&A at the 44th annual American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meeting. (Photo Credit: Department of Labor Shawn T Moore)   Mary Bottari
ALEC Is Pushing a New Slate of Viciously Anti-Worker, Pro-Corporate Laws
A veritable banquet of union-busting, gerrymandering, pro-fossil fuel, and school privatization proposals
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In July, Arne Duncan, the Obama administration education secretary, visited Parkland, Fla., to pitch parents on his idea for a national school boycott designed to force Congress to take action on gun legislation. (Tonya Alanez/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/AP) Valerie Strauss
Arne Duncan Never Learns
Duncan still thinks, apparently, his biggest mistake involved poor communication rather than the substance of the policies
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This image made from video taken on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, shows a child injured in an airstrike resting at a hospital in Saada, Yemen. Yemen's Shiite rebels are backing a United Nations’ call for an investigation into a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in the country’s north that killed dozens of people the previous day, including many children. (Photo: AP Video) Will Bunch
I Don't Remember Voting For U.S. Bombs to Murder Little Kids in Yemen, Do You?
The news media needs to do a much better job keeping American citizens informed about what’s happening in Yemen — and all the other outposts of “the forever war” — and how U.S. dollars and U.S. bombs are making these conflicts happen
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Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, in 2017. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) David Greene
Alex Jones Is Far From the Only Person Tech Companies Are Silencing
Facebook, Twitter, Apple and other companies routinely silence voices in marginalized communities around the world that struggle to be heard in the first place, replicating their offline repression
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Jamie Henn
This Sort of Spineless Corporate Pandering Is Why Democrats Keep Losing
The DNC's vote to reverse a ban on fossil fuel industry giving is a deplorable step backward for the party
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