All Views Articles for 2020-11-18

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Bettylourde Guerrier speaks with Alberto Moejom and Erlinda Guerra as she canvasses a neighborhood encouraging people to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on October 06, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. UNITE HERE coordinated the canvassing effort. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Rebec­ca Chowd­hury
Joe Biden Owes His Victory to the Left, No Matter What the Democratic Party Says
Organizers, not consultants, delivered key states like Pennsylvania, Arizona and Georgia. Democrats ignore this reality at their peril.
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Trump is taking his last stand in a swing state he desperately tried to win. (Photo: Shutterstock) Ruth Conniff
Trump Team Seeks to 'Delay the Inevitable'
In Wisconsin, as elsewhere, the Republicans' false claims of voter fraud are becoming undone.
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Georgians deserve better. They deserve senators who will fight for them in Washington—they deserve the leadership of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. (Photo: Screenshot) Robert Reich
Georgia Runoffs: How You Can Help Flip the Senate
The stakes couldn’t be higher. Let’s bring this home, flip the Senate, and usher in the transformative change this nation requires.
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Jesse Jackson
Senate Runoffs in Georgia Offer a Clear Choice
The races will be determined by whether Georgia’s voters choose to embrace and build a New South coalition or revert to the Old South.
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Congress will need to end funding for the ongoing drone wars in Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, and Pakistan, and end authority for war-by-other-means economic sanctions now imposed most harshly on Iran and Venezuela but on other countries too. (Photo: Shutterstock) Phyllis Bennis
With the Election Over, Congress Must Remember the Rest of the World
Even a lame-duck Congress must remember their actions have global consequences too.
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Workers in PPE are seen at the Judiciary Square Covid-19 testing site in Washington, DC, on November 18, 2020. - The United States is home to the world's largest coronavirus outbreak, with nearly 249,000 deaths as of November 18, 2020, according to Johns Hopkins University. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) Chuck Collins
Why We Must Protect Essential Workers From Billionaire Pandemic Profiteers
We are witnessing a criminal tragedy as wealthy billionaires, sequestered in protective bubbles and private jets, are dispatching essential workers into the line of infection fire with inadequate shields and protections.
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Students deserve an explanation for the origins of the Electoral College. (Photo: Geoff Livingston via Flickr) Ursula Wolfe-Rocca
The United States Is Not a Democracy. Stop Telling Students That It Is.
When our students only learn about this exceptionally strange system from their corporate-produced history and government textbooks, they have no clue why this is how we choose our president.
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As long as we can medicalise Thunberg as someone suffering from Asperger’s, we do not need to think about whether we are really the insane ones. (Photo: Screenshot) Jonathan Cook
I Am Greta Isn’t About Climate Change. It’s About the Elusiveness of Sanity in an Insane World
We can listen to Greta, without fear, without reproach, without adulation, without cynicism. Or we can carry on with our insane games until the bubble explodes.
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We cannot afford an old-school agriculture secretary who maintains today’s disastrous status quo when the job calls for a bold change agent. (Photo courtesy of Barna Kovács, Unsplash) Kari Hamerschlag, Christopher D. Cook
Biden’s Agriculture Secretary: Heitkamp Is the Wrong Choice
We cannot afford an old-school agriculture secretary who maintains today’s disastrous status quo when the job calls for a bold change agent.
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