All Views Articles for 2020-01-17

Friday, January 17, 2020
Frac sand in Wisconsin. (Photo by Tara Lohan) Tara Lohan
How One Utah Community Fought the Fracking Industry—and Won
Kanab, a small Utah town that’s home to the famous Best Friends Animal Society, took an unconventional path to face down a frac sand mine that threatened the region’s aquifer.
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Every presidential hopeful should publicly publicly commit to not use the 2001 or 2002 AUMFs to take military action. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Ashley Pratt , Susan Nahvi
Presidential Candidates Must Promise to Rein in Use of Force
The American people need presidential candidates who will vow to use peaceful, constructive means to solve diplomatic disagreements.
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A wounded Iraqi child. (Photo: SAFIN HAMED/AFP via Getty Images) Claudia Lefko
That This Doctor Cannot Even Afford Computer Shows Iraqis Still Paying Price of US Invasion
No one can be in good health when they are living in a war/post-war zone such as Iraq.
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Homeless residents gather outside their tents on a sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on January 8, 2020. - California Governor Gavin Newsom said his state budget will include more than $1 billion directed towards homelessness, in response to a growing crisis on the streets on California's major cities. (Photo:  Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images) Pat LaMarche
Why Advocates for the Homeless Are Forced to Repeat Themselves Again and Again
Homelessness, at its root, is not about lack of housing. It is about systemic poverty and the instability our tattered social safety net creates.
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Neither GDP nor the Dow is a good measure of economic performance. Neither tells us what’s happening to ordinary citizens’ living standards or anything about sustainability. (Photo: Johannes Eisle/AFP/Getty Images) Joseph Stiglitz
Here's the Truth: Trump's Economy Is an Absolute Disaster for People and the Planet
It is becoming conventional wisdom that US President Donald Trump will be tough to beat in November, because, whatever reservations about him voters may have, he has been good for the American economy. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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The food system has to change in significant ways if it hopes to continue amidst changing climates and disappearing landscapes. (Photo: The Ecologist) Emily Folk
Environmental Changes in our Food System
Consumers are calling for greater sustainability across the board, and the agriculture industry is no exception.
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Gen. Qassem Soleimani. (Photo: Tasnim News Agency / Wikimedia/CC) Sonali Kolhatkar
Three Reasons Why Trump Ordered Soleimani’s Killing
Trump killed Soleimani because he could, because he wanted to reassert American military dominance—and because he thinks it can help his chances of reelection.
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Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), with the late Rep. Elijah Cummings behind him, speaks in support of HR 1 at the U.S. Capitol on January 4, 2019. (Photo: Getty Images) Tiffany Muller
As Citizens United Turns 10, We Need Candidates Who Will Fight to Get Money Out of Politics
In the decade since this disastrous Supreme Court ruling, just 11 wealthy people have made 20 percent of super PAC donations.
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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrives to the Senate chamber for impeachment proceedings at the U.S. Capitol on January 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, the House impeachment managers read the articles of impeachment against President Trump in the Senate chamber and Roberts sworn in every senator for the trial. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Ralph Nader, Louis Fisher, and Bruce Fein
Let Chief Justice John Roberts Cut the Gordian Knot of Trump's Impeachment Trial
The Chief Justice serves for life shielded from partisan pressures. As a way to dispel combustible suspicions of bias, life tenure makes him the optimal choice for presiding over—and setting the rules for—the trial.
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