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Thursday, May 9, 2019
Retreating into learned helplessness and hoping the voters will rescue the country from Trump will only embolden his assault on American democracy. (Photo: Illustrated | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, tkoko/iStock) Ryan Cooper
Why Democrats Should Open an Impeachment Inquiry
It's worth remembering that impeachment is constitutionally obligated
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Eugênio Bucci
Bolsonaro Is a Threat to Brazil’s Democracy
The far-right leader’s flair for fascism recently included ordering a celebration of the coup that brought Brazil’s military dictatorship to power
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Owen Walsh
Corporate Media Target Gabbard for Her Anti-Interventionism—a Word They Can Barely Pronounce
Perhaps the simplest explanation for corporate media's treatment of Gabbard is that she opposes the kind of intervention that they have historically been complicit in
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This is Speaker Pelosi's most common trick: playing to the most conservative denominator. (Photo: Greg Nash) Cenk Uygur
Nancy Pelosi Is Not a Progressive
Pelosi works against every progressive priority in Congress
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 U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a Tax March D.C. event on the U.S. Capitol East Lawn April 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Activists gathered on Capitol Hill to urge for "a fair economy that works for all Americans," to "demand" Congress repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and "demand" President Donald Trump to release his tax returns John Atcheson
Unless Democrats Refute the Myth of a "Good Economy," Trump Likely to Win Second Term
Why silence on the real economic picture could spell disaster for Democrats in 2020
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The top one-tenth of 1 percent controls as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent, while roughly a fifth of American children live in poverty, and half of American infants are so poor they depend on public aid to eat.(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Frances Moore Lappé
The Shocking Tale of Two Generations
The tragic place America finds itself in
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Mozambique is on its knees. Hit by what is considered the worst cyclone in the southern hemisphere, it saw its fourth city, Beira, practically wiped off the map. (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images) Léonce Ndikumana
Africa Must Raise Taxes to Better Fight Climate Change
A frica is now the most vulnerable region to climate change, although it has only marginally contributed to it
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What we really need to make the Green New Deal real is for people of conscience to work together, grow our movement, and push our representatives to invest in a just transition for our communities. (Photo: Shutterstock) Héctor Figueroa
Save the Planet—With Good Union Jobs
The Green New Deal is the best plan yet to push wages up and pollution down
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The Trump administration has ignored a deadline for releasing President Donald Trump’s tax returns and attempted to block subpoenas for current and former officials to appear before Congress. (Image: Zach Gibson/Getty) Victoria Bassetti, Tim Lau
Trump’s Troubling Rebuke of Congressional Oversight
Congress’ ability to fully know the facts and to investigate them thoroughly is critical for our democracy to work, argues Brennan Center Fellow Victoria Bassetti
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Mike Pompeo and John Bolton are known, serial, dedicated liars.(Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Juan Cole
Pompeo in Baghdad to Pressure Iraq to Join Press Against Iran; Iraq Declines
Bolton and Pompeo are warmongers and like the idea of bullying Iran, and they are also closely tied to the fascist Likud Party in Israel, which has been plumping for a war on Iran for decades
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This undermining of the workaday Americans goes against the very essence of America, from our egalitarian ideals to our can-do spirit. (Photo: Gillam/ Mayer Merkel & Ottmann lithograph, NY, 1883) Jim Hightower
Let's Re-fund America
We must create a politics that directly confronts the narcissistic nabobs who're knocking down our people and our country
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019
With Barr by his side, there will be few limits to Trump’s aggrandizement of power. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP) Bill Blum
The Ominous Implications of William Barr’s Testimony
With its newly constituted majority, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is uniquely poised to hold the most corrupt administration in our history to account
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Brandy and Whitney Houston appear in Cinderella in 1997. (Photo: Walt Disney / Storyline/Citadel/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock) Syreeta McFadden
The Cinderella Story Has Always Evolved With the Times. Rebecca Solnit's Update Is Overdue.
Maybe it's no longer useful to teach girls that being pretty and getting married is the best way to achieve social mobility
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Jean Ross
A Serious Question Goes Viral: 'When Did You Become Radicalized by the U.S. Health Care Non-System?'
The thousands of responses are why corporate health care industry executives won't be able to hold back this tide for Medicare for All
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Robert Reich
Trump Is Achieving His Primary Goal: Division
But don't be fooled, the president's divide-and-conquer strategy has disguised his efforts to reward his wealthy donors and funnel more wealth and power to those at the top
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They're led by Mitch McConnell, who's done far more damage to American democracy than Donald Trump and started the job well before the Tangerine Generalissimo pried his way into the Oval Office. (Photo: Tom Williams/ Getty) Jack Holmes
Mitch McConnell's Trump Defense Strategy Is Proof the Republican Party Is an Authoritarian Outfit
The president is destroying any institution of democracy that could provide a check on his power, and Republicans in Congress are helping him.
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Sanders surely has an understanding that the Democratic base is sympathetic to Palestinians.  (Photo: Bernie Sanders Facebook) Philip Weiss
As Mainstream Comes Down Hard on Palestinians, Sanders Cites Human Rights Violations in Gaza
"Our job is to do everything we can to try to bring a lasting peace to that very, very troubled region. And as president that’s exactly what I will try to do."
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A recent poll suggests many Canadians support the idea of a Green new Deal. (Photo: Climate Justice Ottawa) Kyla Tienhaara
The Green New Deal Is Going Global
The Canadian coalition joins a growing movement that aims to dramatically shift the scope and speed of action to address the current ecological crisis
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Our final annual tally for war, preparations for war, and the impact of war comes to more than $1.25 trillion—more than double the Pentagon’s base budget. (Photo: AP images) William Hartung, Mandy Smithberger
Boondoggle, Inc: Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget
A dollar-by-dollar tour of the national security state
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On May 1 our peaceful presence was violently besieged by angry Guaido supporters. (Photo: Codepink) Medea Benjamin
What Is Happening at the Venezuelan Embassy Is an Outrage
Determined to avoid another war, a group of US peace activists sought and received permission from the legitimate Venezuelan government to form an Embassy Protection Collective
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 A war against Iran at this time would be a war against a stretch of the world that has seen too many wars in recent times, that would like to open the door to peace. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Vijay Prashad
Will the U.S. Start a War Against Iran?
Trump—with Bolton and Pence—seek to provoke a war. These are dangerous men with a dangerous agenda.
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Alex Lawson, Stephanie Taylor
Raise Your Hand If You Like Being Ripped Off by Pharmaceutical Corporations
The only people who don’t want bold, aggressive action are the drug corporations and the members of Congress who are listening to them instead of their constituents
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Congressional Democrats, including (L-R) House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA), Senate Finance Committee ranking member Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), talk to reporters following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House April 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Democratic leaders met with Trump to discuss infrastructure. Jeffrey C. Isaac
When It Comes to Trump, Nancy Pelosi May Be Too Clever for Our Own Good
Why only unambiguous opposition to Trump can save us
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Monday, May 6, 2019
Environmentalism ain’t for the birds. (Photo: Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images) Eric Levitz
Humanity Is About to Kill 1 Million Species in a Globe-Spanning Murder-Suicide
Earth’s ecosystems did not evolve to thrive amid the conditions that a global, advanced capitalist civilization of 7 billion humans has created
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The government could allocate enough money into the trust fund without changing taxes at all as long as there are enough resources in the economy.(Photo: AFGE/flickr/cc) Adewale Maye, Kevin Cashman
The Social Security Trustees Consistently Agree: The Program is Well-Funded
Since the program is vital to so many Americans, there are also clear ways it could even be expanded
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The hollowing out of our democratic institutions, which cannot be blamed on Trump, makes tyranny inevitable.(Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) Chris Hedges
Creeping Toward Tyranny
Capitalists, throughout history, have backed fascism to thwart even the most tepid forms of socialism
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Farmers in Galmi, Niger. (Photo: SIM USA, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.) Sophie Erfurth
When Losing Your Soil Means Losing Your Livelihood
The situation in Niger is devastating
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Joe Biden is basing his candidacy on the proposition that he will be able to win over significant numbers of Republican voters, once they see that he's more moderate than other Democrats and realize what a repellent human being Donald Trump is. Here, Biden speaks during a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Paul Waldman
Fearful Democrats and the False Allure of Policy Centrism
In an era of hyper-partisanship, going moderate may not be a winning strategy
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For ordinary Americans, the slight uptick in wages is not enough to make up for many years of stagnation.(Photo: Stand Up KC/Twitter) Sarah Anderson
The Reality Behind the ‘Surging’ U.S. Economy
A tiny uptick in wages won't do much to help Americans squeezed by debt and facing rising prices for medicine, child care, housing, and other essentials
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Then came the Trump administration—and the equality that she and so many had fought for was cruelly ripped away. (Photo: Shutterstock) Karen Dolan
All I Want for Mother’s Day Is Equality for My Child
My child has fought her whole life for her right to exist. This administration wants to take that away.
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Michael Winship
Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five, and the Anniversary Waltz
In these turbulent times more than ever, memory is a blessing and a curse.
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Sunday, May 5, 2019
Stephen Trimble
The Natural Antidote to Trumpamine
In the face of Trump’s anti-fact, anti-learning and anti-teamwork rhetoric, science continues to churn out these insights and discoveries that remind me to take the long view
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James Zogby
Playing 20 Questions to Figure Out Jared Kushner's "Deal of the Century"
While this secretive "deal" is supposedly being concocted, the Trump administration and the Netanyahu government have been quite busy taking steps that make clear their intentions toward the Palestinians
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Christopher Brauchli
A Story About Presidential Clowns
On comedians, politics, and dangerous times
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Robert C. Koehler
Nonviolence or Nonexistence
The day before he died, Martin Luther King said these words at a packed church in Memphis: “Men for years now have been talking about war and peace. Now no longer can they just talk about it. It is...
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Nina Turner
Why Universal Health Care, Higher Wages, and Free Public Education Are Crucial Issues for Black Women
Why I'm tired of politicians who kick the can of equality down the road to subsequent generations while the people we know and love suffer today
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Jeffery Robinson
'Should the Boston Bomber Be Able to Vote?' A Provocative Question. And the Wrong One.
On the racist roots of denying incarcerated people their right to vote
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Saturday, May 4, 2019
Wretched of The Earth
An Open Letter to Extinction Rebellion
"The fight for climate justice is the fight of our lives, and we need to do it right."
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Eric Margolis
Sure. Let's Invade Venezuela. Another Jolly Little War.
More aimless imperial over-reach, more lack of strategy, more enemies generated. The only big winner? The Pentagon and military industrial complex.
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Ryan Cooper
The Media Is Already Bungling Its Trump Re-Election Coverage
It would be nice if the big-shot political press would do their jobs responsibly, and not enable Trump's subversion of democracy
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Juan Cole
Tipping Point: In Historic First, US Renewables Made More Electricity Than Coal in April
The sun is shining and the wind is blowing on the U.S. energy grid
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks while introducing healthcare legislation titled the "Medicare for All Act of 2019" with Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on April 9, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Robert Pollin
New CBO Report on Medicare for All Is a Serious and Positive Contribution
Contrary to some press reports, the CBO study should be seen as useful and encouraging to advocates of Medicare for All
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Trump's Abortion Lies Are Going to Get Somebody Killed
Anti-abortion activists have created a dangerous myth in order to criminalize abortion. Now that myth is gaining legitimacy from the highest authority in the nation: the president.
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Nozomi Hayase
Assange’s US Extradition Battle: The Fight to Defend the Conscience of America
In the uncensored images of modern war, what did we see? We saw our government violating the highest laws of the land.
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Friday, May 3, 2019
South Africa's Caster Semenya celebrates winning gold in the Women's 1500m Final at the Carrara Stadium during day six of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo: Martin Rickett - PA Images / PA Images via Getty Images) Chase Strangio
Caster Semenya Is Being Forced to Alter her Body to Make Slower Runners Feel Secure in Their Womanhood
The courts decided that discriminating against some women is required for athletic competitions to be “fair” to other women
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A survey by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) found that 91% of people support criminal justice reform, and a majority of people acknowledge racial bias in the system. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Rosemary Rivera
New Age of Criminal Justice Calls for a New Kind of District Attorney
Cities can elect progressive District Attorneys, but if those prosecutors are joining the same organizations that have stifled reform for decades, then all that will change are local practices—not the larger system
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Des Moines, Iowa (Photo: Shutterstock) Cherie Mortice
Farm Country: Don’t Get Fooled Again
Big ag companies killed family farms and polluted our water, while politicians blamed our immigrant neighbors. Let’s not turn on each other again
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Christian Christensen
On World Press Freedom Day, 10 Reasons Why Press Freedom Matters
A vibrant, critical, free press is absolutely fundamental to a functioning democracy
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates that the average American worker’s productivity has increased 400 percent since 1950. (Photo: @AlexMorash/Twitter) Leo Gerard
The Real Reason American Workers Have It So Hard
The American system (the Supreme Court, Congress, and the president) has conspired to crush workers
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Doug Morris
Pete Seeger Lives! On Folk Legend's 100th Birthday, Remembering How Music and Love Conquers Hate
The folk musician and legendary social justice activist was loved by people across the world because Pete actively loved people across the world.
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Angela Godfrey-Goldstein
In Occupied Territory, Reality Check at Ground Zero
The fate of a Bedouin village spotlights the cruelty of the Israeli occupation
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We need people. Real live people who can come into our schools and do the actual work with students. (Photo by Dave Einsel/Getty Images) Steven Singer
The Best School Innovation Would Be More People
We need teachers, counselors, aides and administrators promoted from within and not functionaries from some think tank’s management program
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Detained Myanmar journalist Kyaw Soe Oo carrying his daughter is escorted by police for his ongoing trial at a court in Yangon on June 12, 2018. (Photo: CNN) Suzanne Nossel
The Alarming Assault on the Free Press
This year on World Press Freedom Day, it is time to remind ourselves and our governments about this essential liberty, and to recommit ourselves to the steps necessary to protect it
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Ralph Nader
Donald Trump Is the Most Impeachable President in American History
The sitting president vs. Congress and the U.S. Constitution
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Thursday, May 2, 2019
In Wisconsin, Jesse Jackson writes, voter suppression laws have been passed by a conservative Republican legislature despite the fact that there is no evidence of voter fraud to justify them. (Photo: Karie Angell Luc~for Sun-Times Media)  Jesse Jackson
GOP, Not Russia, Is Greater Threat to Free Elections
The right to vote—the most basic right of a democracy—is still contested in too many states—and must be fought, state by state, by citizens of conscience
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Rep. Katie Porter has made a name off her prosecutorial questions to Wall Street CEOs and lax regulators alike.(Photo: CSPAN) Max Moran
Wall Street Money Buys Silence on Big Bank Abuses
The financial industry used $2 billion in political spending during the last election cycle to head off meaningful change and preserve its ability to rip off consumers
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (Photo: Paris Malone / Flickr) Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Ilhan Omar Won't Be Cowed by Trump
Whether Trump likes it or not, “our country” is also Omar’s country
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 Legally, given an unbiased court, Barr and the White House he serves don't have legs to waddle on. (Photo: Win McNameeGetty Images) Charles P. Pierce
William Barr Is Orchestrating a Slow-Rolling Coup Against the Constitutional Order
Jerry Nadler threw down the gauntlet after the attorney general flouted congressional subpoenas, but he's dead wrong about what the future might hold
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Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) participates in a FOX News Town Hall at SteelStacks on April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Makela / Stringer/ Getty Images) Curt Ries
Bernie Sanders Is Running an Unprecedented Campaign
We need nothing less than a political revolution made up of hundreds of thousands of volunteers and millions of supporters. So that's what we're doing.
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In Sudan, weeks of massive popular uprisings have dislodged another autocrat, forcing that country’s military to remove President Omar al-Bashir. (Photo: Lana Haroun/Twitter) Rebecca Gordon
Autocrats and Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa
Spring stirrings and misgivings
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Arms control has become more important than ever before, given that a new nuclear arms race beckons. (Photo: Shutterstock) John Feffer
A Farewell to Arms Control?
With Trump and Bolton at the helm, the international arms control regime is effectively dead. But could that spark a new movement for disarmament?
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People’s Action hit on all cylinders in D.C. –with rallies, protests and marches, and in committee rooms and offices and on Capitol Hill. (Photo: People's Action) Connie Huynh
#PeoplesWave Rises Up For #MedicareForAll
The forces working against us are very strong, so we must keep growing our movement
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The best option for Democratic primary voters is to research the candidates' positions and records, and pick the one they think is best. (Photo: Illustrated | Scott Olson/Getty Images, slavadubrovin/iStock, jessicahyde/iStock) Ryan Cooper
'Electability' Is a Terrible Reason to Pick a Candidate
Being timid and going with the "safe" choice backfired horribly in 2016
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AP photograph of a coup supporter in front of a burning bus. (Photo: Fernando Llano) Alan MacLeod
Venezuela: It’s Only a Coup if the US Government Says So
Media side with Trump cronies rather than common sense in labeling coup a 'protest'
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Robert Reich
Congress Should Be Ready to Arrest Attorney General Barr if He Defies Subpoena
Trump's contempt for the inherent power of Congress cannot stand, and lawmakers should not tolerate an Attorney General who refuses to submit to oversight
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 Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals at the Mohegan Sun Pocono on April 15, 2019 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. One of Sanders' proposals for his presidential bids is Medicare for all. Norman Solomon
Why So Many Journalists Are Clueless About the Bernie 2020 Campaign
The elite-oriented atmosphere of media aversion to his campaign is in sync with media disregard for the power of community-based activism that could result in a Sanders presidency
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
US puppet Juan Guaidó speaks to reporters during his failed coup attempt yesterday. Dave Lindorff
It’s Looking Like Another Failed Coup Attempt by the US and Its Puppet Guaidó in Venezuela
The US cannot understand how loathed it is south of the border
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Industrial ocean fish farm in Atlantic Ocean Canary Islands. (Photo: Video Blocks.) Hallie Templeton
Your Tax Dollars at Work
The Trump administration just created a map showing mega-corporations where they should industrialize the ocean next
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The T-Mobile commitment that rings most hollow is its claim that it would “indefinitely” continue Sprint’s participation in Lifeline. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Carmen Scurato
Why the Demise of the T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Would Be Good News for You
T-Mobile buying Sprint would consolidate the wholesale market, drying up competition and driving up prices
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Washington Post depiction of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announcing the proposal for a Green New Deal. (Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg News) Miranda Spencer
Establishment Media and the Green New Deal: New Wine in Old Bottles
While the resolution was a radical departure from politics as usual, most corporate media filtered coverage of the “Green New Deal” through the lens of conventional expectations
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An investor views the stock index at a securities company on May 30, 2007 in Nanjing, China. Capitalism's defenders, writes Wolff, "clearly want the basic system to continue. But exactly what is the system?" (Photo: China Photos/Getty Images) Richard Wolff
Yes, We Can do Better Than Capitalism
By democratizing our workplaces, we can supplant the dominant ecomomic system which cannot escape its intrinsic exploitation of labor
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The migrants’ stories, gaunt faces, and vulnerability continue to haunt me. (Photo: Shutterstock) Jean Stokan
A Border Crisis of Our Own Making
For 30 years I've led faith delegations to Central America, seeing firsthand how U.S. policies displaced the people now arriving at our border
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Mueller’s report has 10 key instances of potential obstruction by Trump, which Mueller apparently wanted to see Barr underline in some way. (Photo: Screen shot / YouTube) Juan Cole
Does Mueller's Angry Letter Prove Barr Lied to Congress?
Mueller’s vehemence that Barr not disregard the possibility that Trump committed obstruction shows exactly what is on his mind
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In just the first three quarters of 2018, big business quietly pocketed stunning tax savings they would have—and should have—paid to support America's public needs. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Jim Hightower
Where the Money Is
As most Americans now realize, the tax cut was not for them but instead was a disgraceful trillion-dollar-a-year giveaway to corporate giants and their wealthiest shareholders
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Pelosi and Schumer are not serious political leaders. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Jeffrey C. Isaac
The New "Infrastructure Deal" Is a Political Disaster
Why legislative tacticians make bad political leaders
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Pro-Guaidó police officers walk around Altamira distribuitor on April 30, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. Through a live broadcast via social media, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising against the government of Nicolás Maduro. (Photo: Carolain Caraballo/Vizzor Image/Getty Images) Gerry Condon
This US-Backed Rightwing Coup Attempt in Venezuela Must Be Condemned
We must do all we can to join this historic struggle for peace, justice and self-determination in our hemisphere.
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
William Astore
How the Pentagon Took Ownership of Con Man Donald Trump
When it comes to raising money based on false claims, this president has nothing on the Pentagon. And worse yet, like America's wars, the Pentagon's long con shows no sign of ending.
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Teddy Ostrow
Zero Percent of Elite Commentators Oppose Regime Change in Venezuela
That elite media didn’t find a single person to vouch for Maduro or Chavismo, and that almost all the opinions explicitly or implicitly expressed support for the ouster of Venezuela’s elected president, demonstrates a firm editorial line, eerily obedient to the US government’s regime change policy.
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Medea Benjamin
Social Movements Under Intense Attack Despite Colombia 'Peace Plan'
The U.S. government has interfered with the internal affairs of Colombia since the nation's founding as a nation in 1810
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Tim Lau
How Congress Can Help Fix the Federal Election Commission
There is growing momentum for major FEC reforms
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Eugene Robinson
Trump's Rhetoric Stokes Hate and Never Thinks of the Consequences.
Trump's theory of politics is based on division, not unity.
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Larry Willis
Another Bad Idea Brought to You by the Koch Brothers
It is a bad idea. It is such a bad idea that it does not deserve a response. But here I am, giving it one.
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Ady Barkan
I'm Dying From ALS and Here's My Message: No More Half Measures. Only Medicare for All
"Some people argue that although Medicare for All is a great idea, we need to move slowly to get there. But I needed Medicare for All yesterday. Millions of people need it today. The time to pass this law is now."
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Monday, April 29, 2019
Robert Reich
5 Responses to Climate Change Deniers
At this point, there are no good-faith deniers of the planetary emergency before us
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Richard Kogan
5 Reasons to Reject Any Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment
Another bad idea that seems to go away
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Detail from a recent cartoon attached to a Wall Street Journal column warning against Medicare for All. Alan MacLeod
Corporate Media Are Here to Warn You: Medicare for All Is a Very Bad Idea
Despite all the concern trolling, reading the financial press highlights the fact that corporate media oppose Medicare for All not because of legitimate queries and concerns about its implementation, but because they are owned by investors with stakes in maintaining the for-profit status quo
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Nada Elia
Indivisible Justice: Why Supporters of Palestine Must Stand With Other Oppressed Communities
Intersectional struggles and solidarity hinge on the understanding that we are enmeshed in a global web
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Michael Winship
Impeach His Sorry Ass Now
The GOP is the party of overlook; Democrats must be the party of oversight.
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Allegra Harpootlian , Emily Manna
The End of War Is Just a Beginning
Will technology stamp a "Forever" on America's wars?
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Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein speaks at a news conference at the Chabad of Poway synagogue on Sunday in Poway, Calif. Juan Cole
Hatred of One, Hatred of All: The Undeniable Link Between Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia
The alleged shooter in this attack offers an object lesson in the intersection of white nationalist and racist violence
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Chris Hedges
The Last Battle of the Cree Nation
The Canadian tar sands, perhaps the largest such project in the world, is rapidly accelerating the release of the carbon emissions that will, if left unchecked, soon render the planet uninhabitable for humans
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Sunday, April 28, 2019
TRUMP IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW: A protest in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8, 2018. Randy Baker
Not Impeaching Trump Is Riskier than Impeaching Him
Based on what we know, impeachment is the Democrats’ best option politically, as well as legally
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White nationalists march at the University of Virginia "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in 2017. The marchers carried tiki torches and chanted Nazi slogans including "Jews Will Not Replace Us, " "Sieg Heil," and "Blood and Soil" while giving the Nazi salute. Roy Morrison
J'accuse Donald J.Trump
On this day, April 28 in 1898, Emile Zola's open letter “ J'accuse ” (I accuse) was published, accusing the French government and military of making a Jewish officer, Captain Alfred Dreyfus a...
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Joe Biden Justin Anderson
Comcast-Owned MSNBC in the Tank for Joe Biden’s Presidential Run
Joe Biden finally announced on Thursday what everyone already knew. With the release of a three-and-a-half minute promotional video , the former vice president officially threw his name in the ever-...
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People attend a prayer and candlelight vigil at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Poway, California. Jeffrey C. Isaac
Trump and the San Diego Synagogue Shooting
The President Plays with Fire, and The Rest of Us Get Burned
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Bernie Sanders Ruth Conniff
Operation Take Down Bernie
Sanders’s socialism is scary for a Democratic establishment that worries a lot about electability. Cue the media hit pieces.
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Police arrested 25 protesters who they say were blocking roads outside Bath Iron Works on Saturday morning, April 27, 2019 during the christening ceremony for the Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson. Connie Jenkins
Another Shameful "Christening" at Bath Iron Works
We Must Be Out in the Streets
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Scandinavian Mountains, Norway, Odda Thomas Meisenhelder
Making America Great
There is a lot of talk around about how to “make America great.” It seems to me common sense that if we really want to “make America great”, then we must be prepared to learn from societies that are...
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Saturday, April 27, 2019
Iranians new pastime is to visit Nature Bridge(or Pol-e Tabiat) in the afternoons and evening to enjoy a stroll on this new creation of municipality, the view over the city's skyline, and evidently taking selfies on March 28, 2016 in Tehran, Iran. Eric Margolis
Trump's Crusaders March to War on Iran
Welcome back to 19th-century gunboat diplomacy.
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LUCKY SIBLINGS: Donald Trump with his sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, in 2008. Christopher Brauchli
Lucky Siblings: Donald & Maryanne
Happy families are all alike. . . . — Leo Tolstoi, Anna Karenina I’m sure Maryanne and Donald have enjoyed some good laughs over it while contemplating how different the outcome would be had their...
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