All Views Articles for 2018-08-23

Thursday, August 23, 2018
"Now is the time to clearly define the values that will guide us through the November elections and beyond into 2020, in the Post-Trump world." (Photo: Getty) Ilyse Hogue
Why Defeating Brett Kavanaugh Is the Pivotal Fight of Our Lifetime
A letter to America on Brett Kavanaugh: We are an unstoppable force
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Dr Martin Luther King, Dr Ralph David Abernathy, their families, and others leading the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. Katie Fitzpatrick
Change the World, Not Yourself, or How Arendt Called Out Thoreau
Perhaps the most striking difference between Henry David Thoreau and Hannah Arendt is that, while he sees disobedience as necessarily individual, she sees it as, by definition , collective.
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We’re going to end up spending money either way: whether we pay to develop non-polluting energy sources, restore forests, and take other steps to prevent catastrophic climate change, or whether we don’t, and then we have to pay for the consequences. (Photo: Shutterstock) Jill Richardson
Here Out West, ‘Smoke Season’ Keeps Getting Worse
Addressing climate change costs money. Wildfires gobbling up our country — and seas swallowing up our shores — costs more
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"The report authors conclude that all the efforts to pressure schools to improve test scores had benefits that were “minor” at best, despite the high expense of the programs and the ill-will they fomented among teachers and communities." (Photo credit: Calgary Chuch / CC) Jeff Bryant
Progressives May End Education’s ‘Funding Vs. Accountability’ War
The whole idea that more intense accountability will produce greater gains in student achievement, regardless of funding and resources, is not only losing its currency in politics; it’s proving to be bad policy
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"The fact of the matter is that many parents may be in hiding, considering that they have all been deported to countries which they fled in the first place." (Photo: Illana Panich Linsman) Amrit Cheng
More Than 500 Children Are Still Separated. Here’s What Comes Next
Every additional day that children wait to be with their parents is damaging — it’s simple unacceptable that the government had information that could help reunite them faster but sat on it
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"Pence is less impulsive and therefore probably less dangerous than Trump in terms of starting a war or engaging in engaging in other really disastrous actions." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Stephen Zunes
Impeach Away! Thoughts on a Possible President Pence
Progressives should not hesitate to mobilize in support of the impeachment and conviction of Donald Trump. Here’s why
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"The administration already has an ongoing campaign of ratcheting up tension with, and hostility toward, Iran, thus laying the political and psychological groundwork for a war." (Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com) Paul Pillar
Has a Diversionary War Just Become More Likely?
The likely adversary of any such Trumpian war would be Iran
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"Forests are shrinking at a startling pace — every year, we lose a swath of forest the size of Massachusetts." (Photo: Andy Porter/cc/flickr) Robert C. Koehler
Recreating the Wilderness
The planet itself is transitioning, to God knows what. There may be no human race on the other side of that transition, but maybe there will be
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 "Over half of all existing coal-fired power plants aren’t making enough money to remain operational without market controls." (Photo: via Friends of the Earth) Brett Wilkins
Why Trump Can’t Save Coal From the Ash Heap of History
This is all indeed very bad news for anyone who cares about the planet we share
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Robert Reich
Will Trump Survive?
Be sure of this: this superb conman will not go easily... or quietly
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Alan MacLeod
That Facebook Will Turn to Censoring the Left Isn’t a Worry—It’s a Reality
Progressives should not necessarily shed tears for Alex Jones, but they should be aware that their media is next in line, and that Jones’ deplatforming sets a dangerous precedent that is already being used against them.
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