All Views Articles for 2018-08-28

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Peter Certo
The Iraq War Should Be a Much Bigger Part of McCain’s Legacy Than His ‘Civility’
The “straight talk” people praise McCain for is actually what most of them can’t stand about politicians: They say noble words but cast ignoble votes.
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"It has amassed such power that experts and public opinion refer to it as the digital public square: the place where people protest, sign up for public events, get information about politics, and more." (Photo: Legal Loop) Juan Ortiz Freuler
Facebook Will Fail to Solve #FakeNews
Zuckerberg needs to step back for his company to succeed
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"Once people learn about the judge’s unacceptable positions, they’ll realize how unsuited he is for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court." (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Nan Aron
‘Justice Kavanaugh’ Is Not Inevitable
The controversial judge’s confirmation would represent a tremendous threat to millions of Americans—and we can easily prevent it
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Peniel Joseph
Chicago '68: The 50-Year Lessons America Still Hasn't Learned
The internecine war for the soul of American democracy continues in our own time, as the rage and fear tapped almost 50 years apart by Richard Nixon and Donald Trump have continued to mesmerize successive generations of Americans
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"A malignant bullying megalomaniac who lies like most people breathe, and who’s able to suck the oxygen out of every news cycle, might well pulverize any Democratic opponent." (Photo: AFP/Timothy A. Clary) Robert Reich
Don’t Just Impeach Trump. Annul His Presidency
Annulment would repeal all of it – recognizing that such appointments, orders, rules, and records were made without constitutional authority
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A US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan, on Jan. 31, 2010. (Photo: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Tom Emswiler, Will Isenberg
Your Government Has a Secret Kill List. Is that OK With You?
Kareem’s story neatly captures the havoc that the war on terror has wreaked on the legal system and the dangers of abandoning legal traditions that have served us well for centuries
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"Whereas he says he is a climate leader, since he has been state Governor, his officials have approved over 21,000 new oil and gas wells." (Photo: Neon Tommy/ Wikipedia) Andy Rowell
Jerry Brown Warns of “Apocalyptic Threat” of Climate Change, But Carries on Drilling
Brown’s hypocrisy is plain to see
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"We see that in the pinch, Obama's wretched class politics swamps all other considerations." (Photo: Illustrated | sorrapong/iStock, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Ryan Cooper
What on Earth Is Obama Doing?
What's been most striking about his political re-entry is its profound worthlessness
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"In a time of perpetual war and runaway militarism, in sync with rampant corporate power, the party is currently in need of a basic course correction that can only come from the grassroots." (Photo: AP) Norman Solomon
Victory in Superdelegates Fight Means: Grassroots Can Win
The Democratic Party has not made such a historic reform to its presidential nominating process in decades. So, how did it happen?
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