All Views Articles for 2018-09-07

Friday, September 7, 2018
President Donald Trump holds a ‘Make America Great Again’ rally in Evansville, Indiana, Aug. 30, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) Bandy X. Lee
Thousands of Mental Health Professionals Agree With Woodward and the New York Times Op-ed Author: Trump Is Dangerous
My current concern is that we are already witnessing a further unraveling of the president’s mental state, especially as the frequency of his lying increases and the fervor of his rallies intensifies
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This dynamic is particularly upsetting when we consider how little time remains to halt the course toward environmental catastrophe. (Photo: Screenshot) Victor Wallis
Wholesale Crimes
Terracide—meaning the total destruction of the earth-system—next to which the common crimes committed by isolated individuals pale in magnitude
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill, Thursday in Washington. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Dahlia Lithwick, Mark Joseph Stern
Brett Kavanaugh Is Cherry-Picking the Cases He Says Count as Precedent
In his confirmation hearings, the judge is disregarding important rulings protecting abortion and same-sex marriage rights
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What remains undecided is when, and by whom, the map will be redrawn. (Photo: Shutterstock) Michael Li
NC Voters Will Use Gerrymandered Maps This Fall
The maps have been struck down, but a court said there isn’t time before the election to draw new ones. Voters will be the losers
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A recent news story from Arizona tells about an online charter school in that state that invests 70 percent of the money it gets from the state on the stock market rather than on instruction.(Photo: Screengrab) Jeff Bryant
Back-To-School Season Marred By Chronic Underfunding, Endless Charter School Scandals
The ever-expanding accumulation of news reports and citizen testimony from communities across the nation point to a chronic problem of corruption and education malfeasance in the charter industry that politicians and industry representatives seem little interested in acknowledging, much less...
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Aside from the racism of the column’s headline—note that it’s different to say that some individuals in an ethnic group are “crazy rich” than it is to say that a group as a whole is poor because they’re crazy—it’s just empirically wrong to suggest that Middle Eastern countries are poorer as a whole than Asian countries. (Photo: Screengrab) Jim Naureckas
Thomas Friedman’s Crazy Poor Economics
As with many columns by Thomas Friedman, this one prompts the question: What is he talking about?
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Danielle Fugere
Oil & Gas Companies Fail to Reign in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Investors Must Demand Paris Compliant Plan
We no longer have the luxury of time.
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David McReynolds worked for the War Resisters League for nearly 40 years and was a rigorous, principled proponent of nonviolent social change. (Photo: David McReynolds/Socialist Party USA) Ken Sehested
David McReynolds: He Desired a Better Country
A remembrance.
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Maybe it’s time we acknowledge the fact that the people whom Trump is habitually addressing with his signature, “Fuck you” is us. (Photo: AFP/Timothy A. Clary) David Macaray
Explaining Donald Trump
In a word, we tend to “respect” the wrong people
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Students pull a mock "ball & chain" representing the $1.4 trilling outstanding student debt at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)   Scott Remer
Why the Left Should Embrace Debt Forgiveness
It would assuredly receive enthusiastic backing from the tens of millions of Americans who are shackled to enormous debts incurred through spending on healthcare and higher education, both of which are considered basic human rights in nearly every developed nation except for the United States
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Despite all the notoriety he received for standing up to Donald Trump, McCain generally supported this most disgraceful of presidents. (Photo: Shutterstock) John Feffer
Who Was the Real Maverick: McCain or Trump?
John McCain was a politician, not a maverick — he played ball, and sometimes compromised. Trump is the true maverick: He's batshit crazy and there's no dealing with him
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The New York Times building on Sept. 6, 2018. (ANGELA WEISS/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images) Eugene Robinson
We’re in a Constitutional Crisis. Only Voters Can Save Us Now.
Republican officials have made the conscious decision to see, hear and speak no evil
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Instead, the Beltway press has been far more interested in gossiping about the chaos within the White House than discussing what it expected to be “very long days” filled with “long, boring” testimony. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Julie Millican
The Apathy in the Media Regarding Brett Kavanaugh Is a National Scandal
Normally, a Supreme Court nominee apparently committing perjury during a confirmation hearing would be explosive news that’s covered extensively
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