All Views Articles for 2019-08-14

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
David Armiak
ALEC Doubles Down on Trump, Corporate Agenda at Annual Meeting in Texas
The corporate lobby group and right-wing 'model legislation' factory is back
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Social Security is 84 today. Notwithstanding constant attacks by many, Social Security’s current projected shortfall, modest in size and still years away, is not a " crisis," as too many politicians assert, but a call for simple maintenance. If your car needs an oil change, it's not a crisis. But if you do nothing, and wait until your engine is blown, it can become a crisis. (Photo: Joey Gannon/Wikimedia/cc) Nancy Altman
Social Security Isn’t in Crisis. It Just Needs a Tune-Up
Democrats appear increasingly ready to take the necessary action, but the Republican Party would just as soon let one of the nation's most popular programs die
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) special agent pictured June 19, 2018.(Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) W. Ralph Eubanks
Mississippi ICE Raids a Call to Action for the Civil Rights Generation
What happened in the ICE raids in Mississippi is just as un-American as our old race-based immigration quota system, as un-American as the way African Americans had to live in this country before the civil rights movement
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A Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner lifts off for its first flight on January 29, 2016 in Renton, Washington. (Photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) Ralph Nader
It Is Time to Haul Boeing Executives Before Congress to Testify Under Oath
With the Boeing 737 MAX still grounded, there may not be a better opportunity to get answers to the most crucial questions
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Indian security personnel stand guard overlooking the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Nagrota near Jammu on August 14, 2019. (Photo: Rakesh Bakshi/AFP/Getty Images) Vijay Prashad
Why Kashmir Is Suddenly a Potential Global Point of Conflict
The Indian government’s move on Jammu and Kashmir should not merely be seen as an internal matter. It is inextricably linked to the geopolitical atmosphere around the region.
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Flower are left at the Al Noor mosque March 17, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. 49 people are confirmed dead, with with 36 injured still in hospital following shooting attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, 15 March. 41 of the victims were killed at Al Noor mosque on Deans Avenue and seven died at Linwood mosque. Another victim died later in Christchurch hospital. (Photo: Fiona Goodall/Getty Images) Ramzy Baroud
Manifestos of Hate: What White Terrorists Have in Common
Writing under the title of “If the El Paso shooter had been Muslim”, Moustafa Bayoumi stated the obvious. “If the El Paso shooter had been a Muslim,” Bayoumi wrote in the British Guardian newspaper...
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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) arrives at the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Dinner marching with Fight For $15 fast food workers on June 9, 2019 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Ryan Cooper
It's Very Clear: Bernie Sanders Can Beat Donald Trump
America very badly needs a president who is not just another establishment stooge in thrall to plutocrats to undo the damage of Trump and 30 years of neoliberal corrosion
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Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli speaks about immigration policy at the White House during a briefing August 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. During the briefing, Cuccinelli said that immigrants legally in the U.S. would no longer be eligible for green cards if they utilize any social programs available in the nation. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Sabrina Hersi Issa
Trump's Public Charge Plan Punishes Legal Immigrants for America's Existing Income Inequality
The administration explicitly disavowed the language chiseled on the Statue of Liberty to defend their new immigration strategy
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talks to journalists after speaking at the Des Moines Register Political Soapbox during the Iowa State Fair August 11, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Norman Solomon
Why Bernie Sanders Is Absolutely Correct About the Washington Post—and Corporate Media Overall
The fact that cable news pundits, anchors, and reporters rushed to vehemently defend corporate media against Sanders' comments is illustrative of the dynamic. It makes you wonder where career self-interest ends and sincere delusion begins.
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