All Views Articles for 2019-09-27

Friday, September 27, 2019
School students, Local Citizens, Environmental Activists shout slogans as they participate in a global climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", Kolkata, India, September 27, 2019. (Photo: Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Margaret Klein Salamon
With a Planet on Fire, This Is What It Means to Enter Emergency Mode
The climate crisis is an unprecedented emergency. How we react to the climate crisis will shape centuries and millennia to come.
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Revolving-door hires and former defense executives in government remain a powerful force for the status quo in Pentagon spending. (Photo: Master Sgt. Ken Hammond / U.S. Air Force / Wikimedia Commons) William Hartung, Mandy Smithberger
Bestselling Pentagon Fiction: Beware of Defense Secretaries Pledging Reform
A trillion-dollar future Pentagon budget?
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Trump's flailing, incompetent White House emerges quite naturally from basic aspects of Trump's personality—his vanity, his ignorance, his sloppiness, his cowardice, and above all his all-consuming narcissism. (Photo: Illustrated | SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images, JimLarkin/iStock, DickDuerrstein/iStock) Ryan Cooper
The Impeachment Story Proves It Again: Trump Is No Strategic Genius
He is not some omnipotent political mastermind. Attacks on his integrity, competence, appearance, or anything else that he's sensitive about will drive him nuts and sow chaos in his administration.
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Trump has been accused of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment by at least 24 women. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Trump Is Deserving of an Impeachment Inquiry, Many Times Over
"At some point, we have to stand up to him and let him know that the line has been drawn, and you will go no further."
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A scene from New York City's Global Climate Strike. (Michael Nigro / Truthdig) Sonali Kolhatkar
Children to Adults: 'Do Your Job So We Have a Future'
Children not only have the scientific facts on their side, but the moral clarity to demand change.
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This is the sort of tactic former vice president Richard Bruce Cheney deployed against CIA operative Valerie Plame, to punish her husband Joe Wilson for revealing that there was never any solid evidence that Iraq had purchased uranium from Niger. (Photo: Screenshot) Juan Cole
Witness Intimidation: Unbalanced Trump Seeks Whistleblower Sources, Hints Execution for Espionage
Trump is desperate to prevent more whistleblowers from surfacing and revealing more crimes or more details about the Zelensky shakedown.
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Making the connection between the environment, nuclear war, peace and the survival of our world is critical. (Photo: Scott Howe/DVIDS) Robert Dodge
Hope and Necessity This International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
There cannot be peace on the planet without peace with the planet.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joins fellow House Democrats to mark 200 days since they passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act with a news conference at the U.S. Capitol September 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. Following the release of a whistle-blower complaint about abuse of power, the House Democratic leadership announced this week that it is launching a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Jeffrey C. Isaac
Slow Down. The Case for a Deliberate and Focused Impeachment Inquiry
Three reasons why it would be a mistake for House Democrats to rush the investigation into the president
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Trevor Timm
Trump’s Ukraine Scandal Shows Why Whistleblowers Are So Vital to Democracy
Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers have consistently demonized people who share information with the press and public.
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