All Views Articles for 2019-08-05

Monday, August 5, 2019
Authorities walk among evidence markers at the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo: John Minchillo/AP Photo) Adele M. Stan
White Nationalist Does Massacre. Now the Gaslighting Begins
The president of the United States stokes the right-wing disinformation machine.
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U.S. President Donald Trump, beneath a portrait of populist President Andrew Jackson, speaks before the swearing-in of Rex Tillerson as 69th secretary of state in the Oval Office of the White House on February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Tillerson was confirmed by the Senate earlier in the day in a 56-43 vote. (Photo: Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images) Thom Hartmann
The Latest Massacre Shows the Second Amendment Model of ‘Slave Patrols’ Is Still in Effect
Like his presidential hero Andrew Jackson, who owned enslaved people and bragged about murdering Native American women and children, Trump speaks to an exclusively white audience
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We still have time to try and avert the scale of the disaster, but we must respond as we would in an emergency. (Photo: Martyn Aim/Getty Images) Joëlle Gergis
The Terrible Truth of Climate Change
The latest science is alarming, even for climate scientists
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People console each other as they gather for a vigil for the victims of the mass shooting that occurred over night, at the Levitt Pavilion on August 4, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio. In the second mass shooting in the U.S. within 24 hours a gunman left nine dead and another 27 wounded after only a minute of shooting. (Photo: Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images) Tim Wilkins
In Response to El Paso and Dayton, Thoughts And Prayers Are Not Enough
It will take more than a shrug and a smile to keep white nationalists with unlimited access to firearms from taking more lives
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It is clear that the Greenland ice sheet is rapidly responding to climate change, even faster than many scientists expected. (Photo: NASA/Maria-Jose Viñas) Thomas Mote
Greenland's Ice Wasn't Supposed to Melt Like Last Week Until 2070
The Greenland ice sheet covers an area the size of Alaska with enough ice to raise global sea level by more than 20 feet.
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Law enforcement agents respond to an active shooter at a Wal-Mart near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, on August 3, 2019. - A gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 20 people Saturday when he opened fire on shoppers at a packed Walmart store in the latest mass shooting in the United States. (Photo: Joel Angel JUAREZ / AFP / Getty Images) Anis Shivani
What the El Paso Mass Shooting Tells Us About the Operationalization of Fascist Violence
We seem to have crossed some sort of a tipping point here, that this is a manifestation of something new and potentially viral, and far more ominous than the Charlottesville rally
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Whatever the spin, whether of that revolving door or of the defense industry’s publicists, the bottom line couldn’t be clearer: if job creation is your metric of choice, Pentagon contractors are a bad taxpayer investment. (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force/Brad Fallin) Nia Harris, Cassandra Stimpson
More Money, Fewer Jobs: The Stubborn Truth About Employment and the Defense Industry
The military-industrial jobs scam
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Family members of 13-year-old Gilroy shooting victim Keyla Salazar console each other before a San Jose vigil. (Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times) Jillian Peterson, James Densley
We Have Studied Every Mass Shooting Since 1966. Here’s What We’ve Learned About the Shooters
Instead of simply rehearsing for the inevitable, we need to use that data to drive effective prevention strategies.
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Harris’ plan overestimates the government’s ability to keep for-profit health insurance companies from driving up health care spending and denying people needed care. (Photo: Getty Images) Diane Archer, Wendell Potter
'KamalaCare' Fails to Address Big Problem: That We Cannot Trust Insurance Companies
Like other Democratic presidential candidates who propose a "public option," she never tells us what her plan will cost or why for-profit insurers will all of a sudden deliver good affordable health care. There’s a reason.
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Protesters hold a rally against gun violence outside of New York Public Library in response to recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Denton, Ohio on August 4, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Karla Ann Cote/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Michael Winship
Please, I'd Like to Stop Writing about Innocents Killed by Guns
Another day, another massacre—this time two, in just 13 hours.
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