All Views Articles for 2018-08-14

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Even when they win by default because the Republican’s overreach has become so obvious or so destructive that the people boot them out, Democrats go into office without a real mandate, and therefore cannot deliver what the voters want – policies which put the people first. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) John Atcheson
With 3 Months To Go, Pundits and Democrats Still Clueless
In an era of minority parties, primary victories don’t become election victories
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Marine Le Pen, National Front political party leader, and Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon attend the party's convention in Lille, France, March 10, 2018 (Photo: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters) Maya Goodfellow
How Worried Should We Be About Steve Bannon's 'Movement'?
The widespread normalisation of the far-right is far more worrying than one man's efforts to keep himself relevant
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We’ve known for a long time that inequality causes a wide range of health and social problems, including everything from reduced life expectancy and higher infant mortality to poor educational attainment, lower social mobility and increased levels of violence.(Photo: Flickr/mSeattle. CC BY 2.0.) Kate Pickett, Richard Wilkinson
The Enemy Between Us: How Inequality Erodes our Mental Health
Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other
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Soldiers assigned to Task Force Southwest at Camp Sharob in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, March 22, 2018. (Photo: Department of Defense/Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro) Reese Erlich
Afghanistan Has Become Trump’s ‘Failed Narco State’
President Donald Trump is back on the stump, trumpeting his alleged triumphs since the 2016 election. Somehow, he never mentions Afghanistan
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"Roosevelt’s and the other founders’ words and actions make clear that they envisioned Social Security to be a permanent part of the economy, once the Great Depression was history." (Photo: Courtesy of AFGE, Flickr | CC 2.0) Nancy Altman
The Truth About Social Security: Setting the Record Straight
Eighty-three years later, Social Security addresses universal economic risks that have always been with us and always will be
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"In a political climate dominated by an erratic president in the pocket of the NRA and a Congress with large numbers of members under the sway of the gun lobby, however, only a strong, persistent public outcry might make a difference." (Photo: Chayak / Flickr) William Hartung
Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire
The NRA and the gun industry in the global stratosphere
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"Yes, the prospect of runaway climate change is terrifying. But this dead world is not our destiny. It’s entirely avoidable." (Photo: Getty) Eric Holthaus
Terrified By ‘Hothouse Earth’? Don’t Despair — Do Something
This is our actual planet we’re talking about, the only place in the entire universe capable of supporting life as we know it
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An oil-soaked bird struggles against the side of a supply vessel at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP) Elizabeth Bruenig
Cruelty Without Consequence Is Trump’s Way
President Trump’s Interior Department has announced that it will no longer enforce prohibitions on “incidental takes” — the unintended, though still perhaps foreseen, killing of birds, as in open waste pits, uncovered oil spills, lit communication towers and low-visibility power lines
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