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Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Indeed, as far back as July, Trump mused about firing Mueller. In a New York Times interview, Trump was asked if he would fire the special counsel if he started looking at subjects unrelated to the Russia probe, such as his finances. Victoria Bassetti
Will Whoever Fires Bob Mueller Please Turn Off the Lights
If Donald Trump tried to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, it could be a lot harder than people think.
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Buying into the idea that gas is supposedly “green”– which actually is a complete and utter misnomer – there has been a massive expansion in gas in the US and also in Europe. Much of this comes from shale and is extracted by fracking, a controversial technique in its own right. Andy Rowell
Scientists Argue Gas Isn’t “Green” & Call for Urgent Phase Out Across EU
It is unconscionable that the EU is turning its back on the urgent climate action needed to remedy this situation.
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Russell Mokhiber
From Single Payer to Pipelines, Sen. Joe Manchin Is Just Plain Brilliant
How the democratic senator finesses diversion from knowingly screwing over his constituents.
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Tim Koechlin
Trump's Stock Market and Un-Shared American Prosperity
The stock market is up, but what does that have to do with national well-being when the economy is so unequal and democracy so corrupt?
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Since Mnuchin bagged one of the most influential economic positions on the planet, he’s been remarkably consistent on just one thing: making sure he lends a helping hand to the world of big finance, his former universe. Nomi Prins
Steven Mnuchin: Secretary of the Treasury for the .01%
Mnuchin’s doctrine is one of returning to a world of fewer rules for Wall Street and fewer taxes on corporations and the wealthy, which means greater risks and costs for the rest of us.
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The guns most often used in these mass shootings are variations on rifles designed for soldiers to carry into combat. They are not optimized for killing rabbits or deer, but for killing people. They have no business in civilian hands. Eugene Robinson
The Blood Of Innocents Is On Our Hands
Why do we make it easier to amass an arsenal of weapons of war than to get a driver’s license or register to vote?
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Donna Brazile, then-interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, is seen on the floor of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa., on the final night of the Democratic National Convention, July 28, 2016, at which Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addressed the crowd. Matt Taibbi
Why Donna Brazile's Story Matters – But Not for the Reason You Might Think
Everyone knew the primary was rigged. The real question is: Why did they bother, when they would have won anyway?
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"Rising temperatures and altered precipitation patterns will likely decrease the production of staple foods, particularly in the poorest African countries. This will result in increases in malnutrition and under nutrition –particularly among children-, which currently cause 3.5 million deaths every year." César Chelala
Climate Change Effects On People’s Health
At a global level, the number of weather-related natural disasters has more than tripled since the 1960s, resulting in an enormous amount of death.
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Monday, November 6, 2017
Bernie Sanders
As President, Trump Doing Exact Opposite of What He Promised on the Campaign Trail
In the year since his election, Trump has repeatedly reneged on his promises by supporting the interests of the wealthy and powerful at the expense of working families
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Lorraine Chow
Why Did Trump Release a Report Confirming Climate Change Is Real?
The 477-page National Climate Assessment, which was mandated by Congress and reviewed by 13 federal agencies, conflicted with President Trump's notorious stance on global warming as a "hoax."
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Isaiah Poole
9 Reasons To Stop The GOP’s Giant Tax Gift Bucket
Read this and then pick up the phone and call your member of Congress to say "Enough."
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Robert Jensen
On Good Guys and Bad Guys
If we want to end men’s violence against women we have to acknowledge the effects of patriarchal socialization, and such critical self-reflection is rarely a pleasant task, individually or collectively.
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"Ending this tax break would make this kind of confidentiality agreement more costly for perpetrators and the companies that let them off the hook." Peter J. Henning
Taxpayers Are Subsidizing Hush Money For Sexual Harassment And Assault
The payments associated with sexual harrasment settlements can be treated as a tax-deductible business expenses.
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Richard Eskow
Donna Brazile, the DNC, and Democratizing the Democrats
Why are Democrats still fighting the Battle of 2016? Aren’t there better things to argue about? As it turns out, there are.
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 "The power elites attempt to discredit those who resist. They force them to struggle to make an income. They push them to the margins of society. They write them out of the official narrative. They deny them the symbols of status. They use the compliant liberal class to paint them as unreasonable and utopian." Chris Hedges
The Cost of Resistance
It is not about the pursuit of happiness. It is about the pursuit of freedom.
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By saying and doing whatever he believes it takes for him to come out on top, Donald Trump has abused the trust we place in a president to preserve and protect the nation’s capacity for self-government.  Robert Reich
Trump’s Most Damning Legacy
A president who has sacrificed the processes and institutions of American democracy to achieve his own selfish ends.
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"So who exactly can antiwar activists or foreign policy skeptics of any sort rally to? If more than 70 years of recent history is any indication, Congress simply can’t be counted on when it comes time to stand, be heard, and vote on American wars." Danny Sjursen
Congress’s Romance with Cowardice
War Without War Powers (the Not-So-New American Way)
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Paul Buchheit
Extreme Poverty Cut in Half? Only in the Minds of the Capitalists
Conditions getting better? Only in the minds of capitalists who don't want their comfortable lives disrupted by a rebellion among their billions of victims.
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Sunday, November 5, 2017
Juan Cole
Saudi Saturday Night Massacre: Billionaire Bin Talal, Dozens of Others Arrested
"When the smoke clears, look for Mohammad Bin Salman and his circle to have consolidated power dramatically."
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Saturday, November 4, 2017
John Atcheson
The Russians Did It!
It's much easier for Democrats to play the blame game than it is to fix what ails them
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Jennifer Morgan
Climate Leaders: The Time Has Come
"We have a small window of time in which to take decisive, bold action against climate change and deliver true security and justice for everyone."
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Ellen Brown
The Public Bank Option—Safer, Local, and Half the Cost
"For those few politicians who are aware of the banks' magic money tree, the axiom that the people should own the banks—or at least some of them—is a no-brainer."
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Ronnie Cummins
How Regenerative Food and Farming Can Reverse Rural Poverty and Forced Migration in the Americas
"Regenerative food and farming is the new gold standard for climate and environmentally friendly agriculture and land use across the world."
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Chuck Marr
House GOP's Child Tax Credit Expansion Excludes Millions of Children in Lower-Income Working Families
Republicans' tax credit increase excludes millions of children whose parents work in low-wage jobs — even as it expands eligibility for higher-income families.
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Christopher Cook
Can the Democrats Save Themselves?
New "autopsy" report urges progressive "re-boot"
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Adam Sanchez
When Black Lives Mattered: Why Teach Reconstruction
Reconstruction, the era immediately following the Civil War and emancipation, is full of stories that help us see the possibility of a future defined by racial equity
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Negin Owliaei
Instead of Cutting Taxes, Listen to Kansas
A failed experiment left the state with underfunded schools, gaps in public services—and lessons for the rest of us
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Tegan Jones
Media Make Excuses for Bush Sr.'s 'Cop-a-Feel' Assaults
"There's something unnerving about the assumptions surrounding the non-coverage of the Bush Sr. 'Cop-a-Feel' story."
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Daria Rivin, Alice Owen
This Is Blockadia
Regular People Blocking the Fossil Fuel Chain
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Friday, November 3, 2017
Another proposal to create millions of good jobs is “domestic production” of advanced energy systems and “decreasing reliance on imported clean-energy goods.” Jeremy Brecher
The New AFL-CIO Stand on Climate Change
What Does It Mean for Labor and for the Climate?
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 "To push tax reform through Congress, Trump needs to unite the four segments of the Republican Party.  Given the Pew Research data, that appears to be a difficult task.  A key element of the tax-reform proposals are substantial cuts for billionaires and corporations." Bob Burnett
Trump’s Tax Cut Challenge
Trump's poor performance has affected the Republican Party.
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Paul Manafort makes his way through television cameras as he walks from federal District Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Sonali Kolhatkar
Manafort's Dirty Deeds Are Business as Usual, but They Shouldn't Be
In other words, the Republicans and the White House want to make it even easier for wealthy elites like themselves and Manafort to accumulate more riches.
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The most powerful people in the United States are the billionaire corporate owners of these companies, who finance political campaigns, deploy lobbyists, and threaten members of Congress who fall out of line. Jeffrey D. Sachs
Big Data and Big Money Have Subverted Our Democracy
Why does Congress refuse to act on climate change despite the strong majority of Americans who favor increased investments in renewable energy and cutbacks in fossil fuels? The oil lobby.
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"Beyond its discriminatory impulse, there is no evidence that the U.S. needs to overhaul its vetting procedures. In fact, a recent report by the Brennan Center shows that the U.S. already has one of the world’s most stringent visa vetting systems." Faiza Patel
Not Tough, Not Smart: What Trump Gets Wrong about Vetting and the Justice System
Knee jerk responses based on prejudice rather than facts aren’t going to keep us safer.
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As Sen. Elizabeth Warren put it, congressional Republican leaders have signed off on a plan that would increase the federal deficit in order to “give away $2 trillion to giant corporations.” Isaiah Poole
Call Congress Now to Stop Trump’s Giant Tax Giveaway
“This is a moment of truth for America.”
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Even many prominent figures in the anti-Trump self-declared Democratic “Resistance” have done the same, cheering on the far-right billionaire-in-chief when he is waging war, and praising the senior military officials he has appointed to the helm of the civilian government. Ben Norton
Media Spent Months Lionizing General Who Defended Slaveholders’ Revolt
John Kelly is our greatest hope to rein in President Donald?
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Thursday, November 2, 2017
A flooded street in Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan, after Hurricane Maria. Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Puerto Rico Suffers While Defending Against 'Disaster Capitalism'
Corporations are using natural and man-made disasters to make obscene profits.
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Betsy Hartmann
Donald Trump and the Dangers of Dehumanizing the Enemy
Portraying the enemy as lower creatures encourages society en masse to participate in acts of violence or to accept the "collateral damage" of massive civilian casualties without so much as a moral blink of the eye.
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Michael Winship
Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the Endless Tax Cut Metaphor
Prepare for what may be the four most excruciating minutes of your life.
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As I pointed out yesterday, the projection of an investment boom was never very plausible in any case, but for it to make any sense at all, the tax cuts have to be permanent. Dean Baker
Republican Tax Plan Goes for Temporary Cuts and Permanent Lies
The claim of a $1.5 trillion growth dividend can be seen for what it is: a number snatched out of the air to claim the tax cut won't increase the deficit.
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Birds are the only free beings in this world inhabited by prisoners. They fly from pole to pole, powered by food alone, on the route they choose and at the hour they wish, without ever asking permission of officials who believe they own the heavens. Eduardo Galeano
A Visit to Heaven and Hell
Paying no fare, they travel without passports and without forms for customs or immigration. Birds are the only free beings in this world inhabited by prisoners.
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Kelly’s claims about compromise, morality and the cause of the war are demonstrably false. His perspective is very forgiving of the slave owners and dismissive of the people who were enslaved. Sadly, that is completely consistent with the views of the administration he serves. Jeffery Robinson
John Kelly's Dangerous Ignorance of the Civil War Reflects the Views of His Boss
Kelly's narrative is meant to avoid the ugly truth that Americans were willing to kill American soldiers and to die to preserve the right to own other humans.
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People wait in line for the Evergreen Treatment Services methadone clinic to open in Hoquiam, Wash., Thursday, June 15, 2017. Elizabeth Brico
The Cost of Addiction Treatment Keeps Poor People Addicted
We need to have a lot more payment options for low-income people, who are already more vulnerable to addiction in the first place.
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Nepal contributes almost nothing to the factors producing global climate change. Yet, Nepal is currently the recipient of the consequences of climate change produced primarily by the industrial north. Dinesh Paudel, Gregory Reck
The Global Geopolitics of Disaster: The Case of the Nepali Floods
Medium and low development countries experienced 64% of all disasters globally, but 92% of the deaths and 97% of the populations severely affected by them.
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The idea that a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, who has lived in the United States since she was three months old, could be illegal — that any human being, in his or her very existence, could be illegal — freezes my soul Robert C. Koehler
The Trump Government Has Basically Kidnapped This 10-Year-Old Girl
On bureaucracy, humanity, and the necessary demand to #FreeRosa
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Manar Waheed
How Not to Respond to the New York Attack
We’ve gone down this irrational, knee-jerk path before — it never made us safer. In fact, some of our worst, most shameful moments in history occurred when we let fear get the better of us.
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Phyllis Bennis
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, and Activist Harry Belafonte Goes to the Library
"A library is a place for people to come together, to learn about their world and explore new ideas," said Belafonte, "things I've tried to do my entire life."
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Robert Reich
Trump's Trojan Horse Tax Cut Must Be Stopped
Using the promise of middle-class tax cuts as a Trojan horse for a tax windfall for the rich and deep spending cuts is a tactic dating back to the Reagan administration.
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"The latest GOP tax plan is a slimy wet kiss for the wealthiest Americans." Olivia Alperstein
What Real Tax Reform Could Look Like
We don't actually have to cut taxes on the rich, slash services for everyone, and blow a hole in the deficit.
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"Given the ubiquity of this split, the real question isn’t simply how can 40 percent of Americans be so ignorant of reality, but rather, how is it that they are determining who is in charge?" John Atcheson
The Passionately Ignorant and The Passively Informed
The point is not to re-litigate past elections, but to show how the Democrats' reliance on corporations and the ultra-rich has fostered legitimate cynicism and apathy among potential supporters.
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Fossil fuel extraction has impacted tens of thousands of communities around the world, and more often than not, it is marginalized populations that bear the brunt of the impacts of living and working on the frontlines of the fossil fuel economy Hannah McKinnon
Fossil Fuels Are Killing Us. So What’s The Plan?
Why we can't hide from the discussion about a managed decline of fossil fuel production.
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"Uber-rich Amazon doesn't need and certainly doesn't deserve this giveaway, but officials in 238 cities have prostrated themselves in front of the welfare queen in an embarrassing bid to win her nod." Jim Hightower
Why Does Amazon Get Corporate Welfare?
Not satisfied with just taking your money, Bezos is coming after your tax dollars as well.
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"Fathers commonly joke about protecting our daughters from predatory boys who want to date them, because “we know how boys are.” This teaches both sons and daughters that boys are mindless aggressors and girls are helpless victims." Poco Kernsmith, Joanne Smith-Darden
Want To Prevent Sexual Harassment And Assault? Start By Teaching Kids
Prevention needs to begin in e arly childhood and continue for life.
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With the proposed tax cuts, the public debt could easily exceed 100% of GDP. Jeffrey D. Sachs
The Ominous Absurdity Of Trump's Tax Cuts
Let's face it: the entire corporate tax cut idea makes no sense.
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With profits near record levels, the companies have all the money they need for new investments. Most don’t see enough demand to justify expansion. Instead, as Bloomberg reported, Fortune 500 companies are spending more money on stock buybacks and dividends than they earn in operating profits. This boosts the price of their stock and, not incidentally, the value of their CEOs’ stock options. Robert Borosage
The Great American Tax Heist
Tax attorneys and corporate accountants use a blizzard of tax loopholes to book US-earned profits in subsidiaries located in offshore countries with minimal or no taxes.
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Bill Blum
Panic in Trumpland, But Clinton Camp Should Be Wary
Even before the Manafort/Gates indictment was unsealed and Papadopoulos' guilty plea revealed, Trump's most dogged boosters were displaying signs of what can aptly be termed a collective nervous breakdown.
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A soldier secures the deck of an abandoned boat during an Italian Navy operation 'Mare Nostrum' in the Mediterranean Sea, 2015. Ben Hayes and Frank Barat
Europe’s Quiet Offensive Against People Helping Refugees
A look back on three years since the end of Operation Mare Nostrum.
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"The poll shows that support for the left is greater among female voters (55 percent), Hispanic voters (65 percent), and African-American voters (55 percent) than it is among whites (46 percent) or men (49 percent)." Richard Eskow
Dems Want to Ditch Leaders and Move Left; They’re Right
It’s hard to argue that the leftward path leads to defeat when the party’s had so many losses under its current, more right-leaning ideology.
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And so the wars would spread, states would begin to crumble, terror movements would multiply, and each little shiver of fear, each set of American deaths, whether by such movements or “lone wolves” in the U.S. and Europe, would call up just one response: more of the same. Tom Engelhardt
Osama Bin Laden’s America: Niger, 9/11, and Apocalyptic Humiliation
16 years later, it is extraordinary how September 11th would set the pattern for everything that followed.
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Michael Halpern
The EPA Science Advisory Board Is Being Compromised. Here’s Why That Matters.
Without public protections that are fully informed by independent science, more people will die and get sick, and our quality of life will suffer.
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Winnie Byanyima
The Makings of a More Human Economy
We must now forge an ambitious but common-sense design of an economy purposed to benefit the 99 percent, not the one percent.
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Jay Walljasper
Bike Breakthrough: Connecting neighborhoods with Low-Stress Routes
Cities expand stand-alone bike lanes into full networks everyday people actually like to use
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"Big amounts of money coming from the U.S. military destroys us," Zarghuna said. "But small amounts that are given to the people can help change lives and make them a little better." Kathy Kelly
Afghan Women Beg Key Question: What on Earth Has This War Accomplished?
Take it from these women. Sixteen years of war and conflict have not made their lives better.
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Monday, October 30, 2017
Ellen Brown
Regulation Is Killing Community Banks – Public Banks Can Revive Them
Crushing regulations are driving small banks to sell out to the megabanks, a consolidation process that appears to be intentional. Publicly-owned banks can help avoid that trend and keep credit flowing in local economies.
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Philip Rotner
Forget Manafort — The Big News Is The Papadopoulos Plea Deal
The extent of the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia may remain unknown, but the existence of collusion is no longer in doubt.
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Trump will either shock Americans into maturity or cause them to regress even more, Heather Mallick writes. Heather Mallick
Americans Should Take a Lesson from Canadians and Just Grow Up
Their food, their clothing, even the way they cry, the United States is — how can I put this tactfully? — childish, with all the charm and menace that entails.
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Erik Prince, former chairman of the Prince Group, LLC and Blackwater USA, testifies during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Christopher Brauchli
The Black Prince
On September 16, 2007, Blackwater guards protecting a U.S. convoy killed 17 unarmed Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square.
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Les Leopold
Warning: Wall Street Dems Are the Committee to Re-elect Trump
It is frightening to see how out of touch corporate Democrats are from the American public, especially working people.
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Scott Pruitt met with the CEO of Dow Chemical last spring. Twenty days later, he decided not to ban Dow’s chlorpyrifos pesticide from being sprayed on food. Juan Cole
Top Six Trump Admin. Crimes That Ought to Bring Indictments
Their documented offenses have nothing to do with collusion with Russia, but somebody should lock these creeps up.
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Despite rising economic inequality in the United States, Congress has kept the minimum wage stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009. Lawrence Wittner
Problems of the Super-Rich
At what point will society intervene and strike back?
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The United States isn’t alone in fielding a large contingent of special operations forces.  The U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency estimates that Russia’s Spetsnaz (“special purpose”) troops number around 30,000, a sizeable force, although less than half the size of America’s contingent of commandos. Nick Turse
From America With Love
U.S. commandos are a “persistent presence” on Russia’s doorstep.
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Sunday, October 29, 2017
 Harry Belafonte Tony Norman
The Life Force of Harry Belafonte
His life with all of its twists and turns — poverty, sudden fame, McCarthyism, civil rights activism, a dire prediction about fascism in America — was laid bare on the stage.
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President Donald Trump throwing paper towels to hurricane victims during a visit to Puerto Rico. Jill Richardson
The Sad State of Disaster Relief
Former presidents are cajoling individual Americans to donate for relief. Maybe they should lobby Congress instead.
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Bill Gates & Betsy DeVos Steven Singer
Bill Gates & Betsy DeVos: Mr. and Mrs. Public School Sabotage
Short may their reign be.
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Coalition Dropping US-Made Cluster Bombs on Yemen Stephen Kinzer
How to End the Endless War
Any member of Congress who runs for president in 2020 will be judged in part by his or her choice in the coming days.
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US Empire Phil Rockstroh
The Voiceless Left Stands Before The Monster Of History
Rumours of war and the lexicon of war permeate the culture of empires, and the US empire is not an exception.
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Saturday, October 28, 2017
Haze over Vermont Gordon Clark
Talking About Our Future - The Haze That Envelopes Us All
It’s time to dispel the haze.
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The downfall of Sears Canada seems tragic and unnecessary, and the devastating blow to its employees should not have been allowed to happen. Linda McQuaig
Demise of Sears Canada Should Be Catalyst for Change
We’re by no means helpless to prevent such fiascos. We need to change our corporate laws so those controlling corporations can be held personally liable for money owed to their employees.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump meet beside a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the Oval Office of the White House on Jan. 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) Michael Winship
For Trump, Words Are Stupid Things
“Trump is a reductive force,” journalist Peter Ross wrote in a recent superb article about Orwell and 1984 for Boston Review . “He wants everything to be as small and mean as his own heart, and he has made a start with words.”
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Friday, October 27, 2017
Peter Whoriskey, reported in the Washington Post May 12, 2017 “The label said ‘organic’ but these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren’t”. He describes a shipment of conventional soybeans from Turkey to California last year that, in transit, became organic, or so the documentation said. Jim Goodman
In Organic Farming, Rules Are Not Made to be Broken
Fraudulent organic production, is destroying the organic farming sector in the United States. If USDA doesn’t correct the situation, organic farmers with integrity will lose out to fraudulent imports and CAFO organic dairies.
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Wenonah Hauter, Jean Ross
The Time to Move Off Fossil Fuels is Now
This bill—the strongest, most aggressive climate and energy legislation ever written—is what we need to solve the climate crisis. That's why we're mobilizing to make it the law.
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Bob Burnett
Have We Reached Trump’s Tipping Point?
Democrats find Trump so repugnant that they find it hard to imagine that any American would support him. Nonetheless, he’s tightened his grip on most Republican voters.
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In the past, they pretended to believe that the country was, in fact, center-right, but in a recent New York Times editorial, neoliberal and Clintonite, Doug Schoen, revealed the real reason Democrats won’t embrace progressivism is that they are dependent upon the uber-rich, Wall Street, and corporate campaign contributors. John Atcheson
Democrats – Still Drifting Toward Disaster
And taking us with them.
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And far from the “coal is dead” trope that well-meaning environmental observers stress now, another fact is that our nation is on track to mine 785 million tons of coal this year. That ain’t dead. Jeff Biggers
Coal Kills And Coal Is Not Dead
What’s more mind-boggling than a climate denier—a clean energy denier.
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White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump during a town hall meeting on Tax Reform at the Northampton Township Senior Center in Richboro, Pa., Monday Oct. 23, 2017. (AP/Rich Schultz) Katie Hamm
Ivanka Trump’s Child Tax Credit is a Ploy to Pass Tax Cuts for the Rich
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that 16 million children in low-income working families would not receive the benefit because their families’ earnings are too low.
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Representatives of progressive political activist groups join members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus for a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Sheila Jackson Lee
GOP Tax Plan Declares War On Everyone Who Isn’t a Millionaire
Republicans have tried to trick us unto thinking this tax proposal is a way to help small businesses stay competitive. Don't fall for it.
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A crowd of Trump supporters in Washington, D.C. Sonali Kolhatkar
Trump and the GOP Fuel Fantasies of White Victimhood
"To those who have been used to privilege all their lives, equality may feel like oppression."
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In just the first six months of 2017, state legislators in six states introduced measures to ban all abortions, and legislators in 28 states introduced measures to ban abortions under some circumstances, all of them supported by the Trump administration. Brigitte Amiri
Jane Doe’s Ordeal Illustrates the Trump Administration’s Threat to All Women’s Reproductive Rights
"Trump has vowed to appoint Supreme Court justices that would overturn Roe , and earlier this month, the Trump Administration rolled back the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage requirement."
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Orion Danjuma
Unsealed Documents Show That Kris Kobach Is Dead Set on Suppressing the Right to Vote
Unsealed materials confirm what many have suspected: Kobach has a ready-made plan to gut core voting rights protections enshrined in federal law.
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Tom Engelhardt
Donald Trump: God of the Apocalypse
Once upon a time... when the idea of this kind of man with a nuclear weapon was just unthinkable
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Humanitarian organizations from the World Health Organization to the U.N. to the U.S. Agency for International Development have recognized that gender-based violence is not just a women’s issue. Addressing it requires working with men and boys, too, to counter the cultures of toxic masculinity that encourage or tolerate sexual violence. Valerie Dobiesz
It’s Not Just O'Reilly And Weinstein: Sexual Violence is a ‘Global Pandemic’
According to World Health Organization estimates, one in three women worldwide will experience either physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, many of them before the age of 15.
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Ralph Nader
An Open Call for Trump to Veto Anti-Consumer Bill
'If you truly care about consumers you should VETO this mean-spirited and unjust bill, which is nothing more than a gift to the unprincipled perpetrators of financial abuses.'
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It’s as if the entire administration has accepted the inevitability of an otherwise optional war. Rebecca Gordon
Take Your Tiny Fingers Off the Button, Trump
On nuclear nightmares past and present.
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“No one should be shamed for making the right decision for themselves. I would not tell any other girl in my situation what they should do,” she wrote. Prachi Gupta
Jane Doe Releases a Statement Post-Abortion: 'People I Don't Even Know Are Trying to Make Me Change My Mind'
"This is my life, my decision. I want a better future. I want justice."
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“Within capitalist models, individuals of other species are not only neglected — their very existence is denied.” Robert C. Koehler
Praying for the Moths and Beetles
How do we live within a system and mindset that devalues and diminishes most of life, regarding it as, at best, a resource, and at worst, trash, to be landfilled, dumped into the ocean, tossed on the sidewalk.
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Representatives of progressive political activist groups join members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus for a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 4, 2017. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Sam Pizzigati
Trump’s ‘Reform’ Tilts Tax Code to Favor the Rich
If this Trump tax plan passes, Americans making $60,000 will still be paying over four times more of their income in payroll taxes than Americans who make $1 million.
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Friday prayers in Tehran generally attract political hardliners, who have become emboldened by Trump’s belligerence. Reese Erlich
Trump Moves Encourage Iranian Hardliners
Among moderates in Iran comes the question: 'What will come next from the crazy man in the White House?'
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Sandra Turner-Handy discusses the incinerator's role in Detroit's air pollution problem. Valerie Vande Panne
Smells Like Environmental Racism
That stench permeating Detroit? It’s other cities’ burning trash.
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The grassroots activism that—so far—has prevented Congress from axing Obamacare is a great example of this strategy in action. Lisa Fuller
How To Prevent Nuclear War
What can be done to build support for a peaceful resolution to the stand-off with North Korea?
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Americans like to imagine ourselves as citizens of a democracy that rejects the colonial ambitions of Old World powers like France and the UK. And yet we’ve deployed troops to literally most of the planet, and our leading lawmakers — tasked by the Constitution with the exclusive right to declare war — don’t even know about it. Peter Certo
A U.S. Soldier Died in Niger. What on Earth Are We Doing There?
When our soldiers kill and die in wars we don’t know about and can’t end, we’re not a democracy anymore.
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