All Views Articles for 2019-12-17

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Michelle Obama recently announced that she can be friends with the former president George W Bush because “our values are the same.” People were outraged, but if you compare administrations, you start to see what those values they share truly are. (Photo: Getty) Jessa Crispin
Barack Obama Is Going After Old Men. His Real Target Is Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who consistently scares the political establishment, and the Obamas can’t stop themselves from showing whose side they’re on.
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A U.S. Army poster shows a romanticized view of the four-day battle of Bagsak Mountain on Jolo Island in the Philippines, June 11-15, 1913. (Photo: Wikipedia) Danny Sjursen
Remembering America’s First (and Longest) Forgotten War on Tribal Islamists
The Moro War: It was "progress" all the way then, too.
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There is ample room to change the quality of growth, to reduce its environmental impact significantly.  (Photo: via Earth Island Journal) Joseph Stiglitz
Is Growth Passé?
Some suggest that the Paris climate agreement’s target for limiting global warming can be achieved only by stopping economic expansion. But there is ample room to change the quality of growth and significantly reduce its environmental impact without condemning billions of people to lives of...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, Democrat of Massachusetts, speaks about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, known as the USMCA, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., December 10, 2019. (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) Rachel M. Cohen
Trump’s North America Trade Deal Is Poised to Worsen Climate Change—But Dems Don’t Seem To Mind
“We cannot simultaneously claim to fight climate change on one hand and enact climate-denying trade deals on the other."
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After he was hospitalized for a heart attack in October, pundits questioned whether Sanders should continue his campaign. Instead, Sanders has bounced back stronger than ever, according to two new polls.(Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images) Ilana Novick
Media Taking Notice as Sanders Surges in New Polls
It looks like the media might finally have to take Sanders seriously.
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Pro-Israeli flacks have painted all 2 million Palestinians in Gaza as “terrorists” because Hamas dominates the politics of the Strip. (Photo: Tijen Erol) Juan Cole
Israeli Blockade of Gaza Causing Contaminated Water, 25% of Illnesses and 12% of Infant Deaths
Under the 1949 Geneva Convention on the treatment of Occupied populations, it is a war crime for Israel to impose collective punishment on all Palestinians in Gaza to get at Hamas.
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The result of this reckless and ruthless course is a country ever more divided. (Photo: Getty) Jesse Jackson
Trump Is Leading a Revolution That Is Destroying America
He has decided the presidency is above the law, as well as beyond the reach of Congress and courts.
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Warren and Sanders know the system is rigged and that economic and political power must be reallocated from a corporate-Wall Street elite to the vast majority. (Photo: Screenshot) Robert Reich
America’s Next President: Warren Sanders
If the backers of both Sanders and Warren eventually come together behind one of them, they’ll have the votes to take the White House, and even flip the Senate.
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Cuba Delegation in Havana. (Photo:CODEPINK) Medea Benjamin
Five Years After Obama’s Cuba Opening, Cubans Are Reeling From the "Trump Effect"
Trump’s policies are making life harder for Cuba’s 10 million people.
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"Medicare for All," writes Burger, "would eliminate the cost barrier that disproportionately affects communities of color with higher rates of no insurance or underinsurance." (Photo: National Nurses United) Deborah Burger
Medicare for All Will Boost the Fight for Racial Justice in Health Care
Transformation of our health care system to a more humane model based on health care as a human right, not profits and ability to pay would sharply reduce systemic and institutional racial disparities.
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