All Views Articles for 2018-08-21

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
"Unlike the courts, legislatures can be lobbied by industry officials and therefore influenced, which is why redistricting decisions should be left to the courts, Li argued." (Photo: ExposedbyCMD) Josefa Velasquez
ALEC Launches Effort to Protect Gerrymandering From Judges
Efforts to strip power away from the judiciary or influence the makeup of the courts come as the 2020 census and subsequent redistricting loom
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Mary Anne Hitt
Two Truths and a Lie: Trump Won’t Save Coal or Slow Clean Energy With Clean Power Plan Rollback
The Trump administration’s new, enfeebled policy doesn’t come close to meeting the legal threshold required of the EPA to create safeguards against carbon emissions
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"Those who heard Roosevelt’s speech were aware that confronting fascism would result in dramatic changes to their lives within months if not weeks." (Photo: Wikicommons) John Halle
Going to War on Climate Change
"We only have empty pockets when it comes to the morally right things to do, but when it comes to tax cuts for billionaires and unlimited war, we seem to be able to invent that money fairly easily.”
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Ryan Cooper
Fact Checkers Have a Medicare-for-All Problem
The fact that even the Mercatus Center couldn't make universal Medicare look bad is a very good sign. Fact checkers need to get a grip.
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"Instead of multilateral trade pacts like NAFTA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), or even the WTO, Trump favors bilateral deals rewritten to the (supposed) advantage of the United States." (Photo: Beijing/ Shutterstock) Alfred W. McCoy
Beijing’s Bid for Global Power in the Age of Trump
“America First” versus China’s strategy of the four continents
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"There is a world out there where we the people control government; where we send men and women of good will to office who support what the majority wants." (Photo: Peoples World/flickr/cc) John Atcheson
Inchoate Anger Is the Animating Force in Politics
Now people can do something about it
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"From Agamemnon to Bush to Obama to Trump – none was willing or able to end a war they couldn’t win." (Photo: Tama Leaver/flickr/cc) Tom Gallagher
A Trojan Horse for the U.S.?
Then and now, the relentless waste of life, health and wealth of war continues for no reason greater than to save face for a nation’s leaders
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Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
When Truth Isn't Truth
Casting doubt on reality is not a philosophical position, it is a strategy designed to confuse people and undermine democracy
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