All Views Articles for 2020-11-02

Monday, November 2, 2020
The separation of Central American families carried out by the Trump Administration is just the latest version of cruel family separation practices rooted in America’s soil. (Photo: @ajplus/Twitter) Anita Sinha
An American History of Separating Families
I initially was unable to answer my students’ question of how the U.S. government can engage in such cruelty, until together we realized that family separation is embedded in American history.
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If homeowners and government workers are not able to create sufficient demand to restore economic growth the federal government must step in. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) John Buell
Whoever Wins the Election Will Face Severe Eviction Crisis, as 30 Million Brace for Homelessness
Despite the massive mortgage debt overhang and the impending foreclosure crisis there is very little talk about how debt might be restructured or how to house the many who will be left homeless.
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These are frightening times. A lot of people with guns have been emboldened by the president to threaten, and in some cases murder, people for political reasons. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Cynthia Kaufman
Nonviolence as a Strategy for Protecting the Election Results
The particular situation we are facing, in the mass rallies that are planned, is a classic one where enforcing nonviolence by people who show up on our side is important.
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Dump Trump (he’s a dangerous man)… we’ll dump Trump (stop him, YES WE CAN!!!). (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Julie Matthaei
Dump Trump AND!!! Singing Across the Generation Gap for a 21st-Century Revolution
Dump Trump AND!!! (defund the military and the police), Dump Trump AND!!! (grow a culture of love and peace).
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If enough Americans start asking these kinds of questions and demanding answers, then perhaps we'll see a glimmer of hope for real transformative change at this unprecedented crossroads in our nation's history. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images) Tom Valovic
Three Questions That Didn't Get Asked During the Presidential Debates (and Probably Never Will)
The questions that never make it through the corporate media's screening process.
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This is a preventable disaster for the workers of this country. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) Heidi Shierholz
Thanks to Mitch McConnell, 30 Million Workers Head Into Election Day Unnecessarily Hurting
It is both cruel and terrible economics that Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell adjourned the Senate last Tuesday with no COVID relief.
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Polling is better now, and Biden’s lead is larger than Hillary Clinton’s was. (Photo: Pixabay/CC0) Robert Reich
Feeling Frightened on Election Eve? Here Are Some FAQs to Keep You Company
"The last thing Chief Justice Roberts wants is another Bush v. Gore."
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David Solnit, Julie Searle
'Choose Democracy, Stop a Coup:' Guerilla Street Mural in Oakland
"This mural is a call to everyone that we need to choose to defend democracy and build the kind of world that we want together."
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At the state level, much more must to be done. (Photo: May James, Getty Images/AFP) Mark Pocan
Everyone Needs to Do More to Fight COVID-19
We have little room for error if we are going to prevent thousands of people from getting sick and dozens from dying every day.
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Trump's anti-worker, pro-corporate agenda provides a direct reality check on the myth that the career businessman is any kind of "populist." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Christopher D. Cook
Trump Is the Anti-Worker President
Despite the "populist" myth, Trump has decimated workers' rights and protections.
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A front yard placard states "VOTE HIM OUT BEFORE HE KILLS US ALL!!" and multiple campaign signs in support of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on the penultimate day before the general election on November 1, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The grassroots get of the vote campaign efforts of canvassing, door knocking, literature drops, phone calling, and texting, will prove crucial in determening the outcome of voter turnout and ultimately the presidency.  (Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images) Daniel Ellsberg, Michael Ellsberg
Dear Fellow Progressives: Please Vote for Biden
The best hope of removing Trump from the White House is a landslide victory for Biden.
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Trump 2017 tax break for corporations and the wealthy has encouraged them to move further offshore, taking jobs overseas. (Photo: Backbone Campaign/flickr/cc) Juan Cole
Top 5 Ways Trump Failed You Too Epically to Ever Be Reelected
Trump has promoted coal burning, the dirtiest fossil fuel and the one most deadly to the health of the earth’s climate.
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In a racially coded and distinctly nationalist fashion, Nixon brought southern whites in the formerly Democratic bastions of the South definitively into the Republican fold. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images and CQ Roll Call via Getty Images) Tom Engelhardt
We've Been on Donald Trump's Road for a Long, Long Time
America in the mid-seventies and 2020.
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says "one day" as he arrives to board his campaign plane at New Castle Airport on November 02, 2020 in New Castle, Delaware. One day before the election, Biden is campaigning in Ohio and Pennsylvania, a key battleground state that President Donald Trump won narrowly in 2016. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Michael Winship
Vote as If Your Life Depends on It. Because It Does.
This could be our last chance to send the American dictator packing.
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