All Views Articles for 2019-11-05

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
You don’t have to be a so-called “originalist,” interpreting the Constitution according to what the founders were trying to do at the time, in order to see how dangerous it is to allow a president to seek help in an election from a foreign power. (Photo: Screenshot/Youtube) Robert Reich
Case Closed. There's No Question the Founding Fathers Would Impeach Trump
If a president can invite a foreign power to influence the outcome of an election, there's no limit to how far foreign powers might go to curry favor with a president by helping to take down his rivals.
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William the Conqueror pillaged and plundered to become one of the 20 wealthiest human beings in history. In modern times, bonus-chasing CEOs have followed suit. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Sam Pizzigati
William the Conqueror and CEO pay
In 2018, fifty publicly traded U.S. corporations paid their CEOs more than 1,000 times what they paid their median workers.
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Massive worker protests killed a “grand bargain” with Republicans proposed by President Obama that would have cut Social Security benefits. (Photo: Fighting back works!) Dave Lindorff
You Will Have Social Security Just Like Your Parents and Grandparents—If You Fight to Keep It!
Despite being a socialist idea in a country that has always officially rejected and ridiculed socialism, it is hands down the most successful government program in the history of this nation.
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For communities dependent on fossil fuels, particularly in regions like Appalachia with few other major industries, today’s job losses are just the latest phase of a long decline. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Ann Eisenberg
As the Coal Industry Shrinks, Miners Deserve A Just Transition—Here's What It Should Include
A just transition should focus on sustainably rebuilding regional economies, and should be informed by input from people who are affected.
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The survival of private prisons depends on keeping a consistent and increasing number of people incarcerated and today immigrants serve as this predatory industry's primary cash generators. (Photo: Shutterstock) Todd Miller
Why Climate Action Needs to Target the Border Industrial Complex
Climate change is displacing a growing number of people; governments are responding by privatising border policing.
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We must know the candidate’s vision on nuclear policy—their approach to eliminating the risk of nuclear war. (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) Cecili Thompson Williams
Which of the 2020 Candidates Are Ready to Address the Threat of Nuclear Weapons?
Will the candidates continue to support the policy that gives the US president unfettered authority to start a nuclear war? Or will they instead lower global risk of war and publicly commit the US to a nuclear No First Use policy?
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The U.S. began to adhere to a doctrine of shareholder capitalism in the 1980s and beyond, a philosophy that minimized the role of the state, and gave primacy to short-term profitability, as well as production growth through efficiency (i.e., downsizing) and mergers. (Photo: iStock) Marshall Auerback
America Will Keep Losing Its Middle Class as Long as 'Free Markets' Dominate the Economic Debate
We need to invest in research and development if we’re going to strengthen the middle class and compete in a global market.
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