All Views Articles for 2018-09-06

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Crystal Mason is appealing her voter-fraud conviction, for which she has been sentenced to five years in prison. (Democracy Now!) Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
This Woman Is Going to Prison for Voting
Texas state law is clear: A person can only be convicted of voter fraud if he or she intended to commit the offense. Crystal Mason clearly did not
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This makes him and his administration criminals of a historic sort. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc) Tom Engelhardt
What Will Donald Trump Be Remembered For?
The world according to the Don(ald)
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They are managing and manipulating the idiot president and achieving their fondest goals of looting the country. (Photo: Screenshot) Juan Cole
Trump’s Enablers Boast of Saving Nation But Reveal They’re Looting the Nation
The more corrupt sections of the ruling US business classes are perfectly willing to use Trump to achieve their Libertarian paradise of no taxes on the rich and their praetorian paradise of a military potlatch
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"Sens. Booker and Hirono specifically stated that they were releasing specific relevant “committee confidential” documents regardless of the illegitimate designation." (Photo: Screenshot) Paul Gordon
Democrats’ Civil Disobedience for American Values at the Sham SCOTUS Hearing
No Supreme Court confirmation process has been infected with corruption at this scale in modern times, perhaps ever
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Bernie Sanders, Ro Khanna
It’s Time to Get Billionaires Off of Welfare
The working families and middle class of this country should not have to subsidize the wealthiest people in the United States. That’s absurd. That’s what a rigged economy is all about.
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In Ireland, and throughout the world, people are looking for moral and spiritual leadership. (Photo: Catholic Church England and Wales/ Mairead Maguire
Why the Catholic Church Should Abolish the Anti-Christian "Just War" Theory
Following Pope Francis' visit to Ireland, a reflection on abuse, violence, war, and peacemaking
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Nisqually Tribal Council Member Hanford McCloud lights sacred fire to open up 17th Protecting Mother Earth conference. (Photo: Rudi Tcruz) Jade Begay, Ayşe Gürsöz
Why Defending Indigenous Rights Is Integral to Fighting Climate Change
Historic conference asserts Indigenous peoples’ rights as a climate change solution
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As Jackie and Patricia explained, possible reparations include talking to kids in schools, writing letters to people harmed, doing work in the community gardens — and maybe getting that high school diploma, opening a bank account, getting a decent job. (Photo: Thomas  Hawk/flickr/cc) Robert C. Koehler
What Healing Looks Like When Justice Restores
This is the opposite of traditional criminal justice, which wants only to leave a lasting scar on those who get entangled with it, and could care less about its effect on struggling communities
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Look no further than Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley's surprise upset win in the primary race for Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District — knocking off 10-term incumbent Michael Capuano. (Photo: Illustrated | Alex Wong/Getty Images, Tatomm/iStock) Ryan Cooper
The Democratic Leadership is Musty and Weary
It seems fair to conclude that the opinion of the Democratic establishment — black, white, or otherwise — is carrying increasingly little weight with voters
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Beyond the obvious racist underpinnings of these incidents lurks something far more sinister: the rise of racially motivated vigilantism. (Photo: Shutterstock) Ebony Slaughter-Johnson
‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Encourage Dangerous Vigilantism
Some Americans call the cops on black people for frivolous reasons. Others appoint themselves judge, jury, and — sometimes — executioner
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An arbitrator is sending Colin Kaepernick's grievance with the NFL to trial, denying the league's request to throw out the quarterback's claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests of social injustice. (Photo: AP file photo) Jesse Jackson
NFL Owners’ Treatment of Colin Kaepernick Disgraces League and Country
The owners should pay dearly for their folly
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Nobody who’s part of the real resistance should be celebrating this. (Photo: Screenshot) Jessica Roy
No, Anonymous Trump Official, You're Not 'Part of the Resistance.' You're a Coward
If they really believe there's a need to subvert the president to protect the country, they should be getting this person out of the White House
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Ralph Nader
Stop Brett Kavanaugh — A Corporation Masquerading as a Judge
Just look at the record, Kavanaugh rules like he is a corporation masquerading as a human
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