All Views Articles for 2018-09-11

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The Pentagon reports that the Afghan conflict costs US taxpayers $45 billion per year. (Photo: Debra Sweet/flickr/cc) Benjamin Dangl
After 9/11: The Staggering Economic and Human Cost of the War on Terror
The war on terror appears more like an endless war
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Members of South Asian Council for Social Services rally against NSEERS in New York City in 2003 (Photo: Getty) Deepa Iyer
A Perfect Storm in the Making for 17 Years: A Reflection and Call to Action
What could have happened if more Americans had heeded the alarm bells that community advocates were ringing about the dehumanization of entire groups of people, rather than capitulating to fear and tacitly accepting discriminatory policies?
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I enthusiastically endorse more civics, but it cannot be more of the same. (Photo: Flickr) Ursula Wolfe-Rocca
Teaching More Civics Will Not Save Us From Trump
Let's arms our students with an honest account of our nation’s political DNA, so they may have the wisdom to actively transform it into one worthy of our embrace
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Far from keeping his word, Trump and his administration have spent every day since taking power working to destroy Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. (Photo: Courtesy of AFGE, Flickr | CC 2.0) Alex Lawson
Donald Trump and the Republicans Work Every Day to Destroy Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid
It’s time to set the record straight
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Today’s hourly wage has less purchasing power than it did over four decades years ago. Adjusted for inflation, the average hourly wage in January 1973 would be $23.68 today. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Robert Reich
Trump’s 4 Biggest Lies about Today’s Economy
"Best wages, ever." Not even close.
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The companies see only the revenues on their balance sheets, which are always in the black, never in the red like the blood that flows from the real-world results of the weapons they produce. (Photo: Screenshot) Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies
Bombing Yemeni School Children for Profit
Unfortunately, killing and maiming civilians with US weapons is a regular occurrence
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The point of this informal midterm report card is not to argue that Donald Trump has somehow failed. It is rather to highlight his essential irrelevance. (Photo: AP/J. Scott Applewhite) Andrew Bacevich
The President Is a Pimple
After Trump: On The Donald in the rearview mirror
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There are untold numbers of malignant narcissists in America and throughout the world. But only one has at his fingertips the codes that could ignite a nuclear holocaust. (Photo: The Progressive) Bill Blum
Unequal Justice: From Russiagate to Trumpgate
Impeachment is not limited to indictable offenses. As Alexander Hamilton wrote, impeachment extends to serious violations of “the public trust.”
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Dr. Carol Paris
Medicare for All and the Myth of the 40% Physician Pay Cut
A single payer system works by cutting administrative waste, not doctors' income
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