All Views Articles for 2019-04-04

Thursday, April 4, 2019
New York Times depiction (3/31/19) of soldiers in Burkina Faso. (Photo: NYT) Adam Johnson
To Ramp Up Fear of Russia in Africa, NYT Downplays Massive US Military Presence on Continent
Let the Pentagon gravy train run its course, year in and year out, because invariably there will always be, with the help of the New York Times, the specter of an enemy threat “advancing on a new front.”
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Thom Hartmann
Republicans Have Put Our Country on a Path of Warp-Speed Decline—And They Want You to Think It's Worth Cheering For
As long as the GOP can fool some of the people all of the time, they don't give a rat's ass about the rest of us
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Demonstrators rally in support of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. (Photo: United Healthcare Workers East–Maryland/DC Division) Heidi Shierholz
The PHASE-in $15 Act Would Lock in Low Wages for Millions of Workers
Working people in every region of this country deserve a decent wage and the The PHASE-in $15 Act will not accomplish that
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Trump, too, has an apocalyptic view of the world: American carnage, international chaos. (Photo: Shutterstock) John Feffer
Ayatollah Trump: The Global Rise of the Christian Right
Islamic extremism gets all the press, but Trump is just one of a growing number of Christian extremists in positions of political power
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The current estimate of plastics in our oceans is approximately 150 million metric tons.  (Photo: Laura Lezza/Getty Images) Meena Miriam Yust
Dangerous Plastics Are a Threat to Us and Future Generations
Why a legally binding treaty cannot be postponed
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Those who needed the money the military offered and were lured by modest cash bonuses would serve, while the wealthiest, perhaps unsurprisingly, opted out. (Photo: U.S. military) Danny Sjursen
Was Ending the Draft a Grave Mistake?
Ironic as it may seem, more military service may actually be the only workable formula for less war
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People living along the ceasefire line dividing Kashmir into India and Pakistan-administered portions have continually been at risk due to hostility between the armies of the two nuclear rivals.  (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)(Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images) Dilip Hiro
India, Pakistan, and a Planet in Peril
South Asia’s nuclear-armed neighbors pull back from the abyss...barely
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