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Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Pro-voter measures are on the ballot from North Dakota to Florida, from Nevada to Massachusetts, in states that are deep red, deep blue and many shades in between. (Photo: Fairvote) Kevin Johnson
Will Voters Lead on Electoral Reform?
The half-century peak in state level reforms this year is the best indicator we could ask for that major national level reform is not far behind
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For the first time in 70 years, the Trump administration had added a citizenship question to the census, which is a surefire way of scaring immigrants away from participating. (Photo: Whitehouse/Flickr) Steven Choi
In Trump’s Hands, the Census Becomes a Weapon
The census determines how billions of federal dollars are allocated on a state and national level, and it is also used to draw political districts, thus determining political representation
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President Trump greets the audience before speaking at a campaign rally in Cleveland on Monday. (Tony Dejak/AP) Eugene Robinson
Trump Stokes Resentment Toward Minorities. Republicans Just Smile
Republicans who do not reject and condemn Trump’s demagoguery are complicit in it and will share in history’s judgment
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Mitch “Darth Vader” McConnell wants to destroy what’s left of the Affordable Care Act and get rid of protections for pre-existing conditions. (Photo: InformedComment) Juan Cole
Your Health, Social Security, and Safety Depend on Voting Democratic Today
If you want to cast yourself down into poverty and watch your loved ones die for lack of health insurance, just go on voting Republican and giving heartless bastards like Trump the keys to the kingdom
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The current round of soul-searching around the Equator Principles dates back to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the Indigenous-led campaign calling out the banks behind the project. (Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr/cc) Lindsey Allen
Big Banks Just Flunked Their Own Test on Climate, Indigenous Rights
In a bitter irony, JPMorgan Chase and other banks revise their own environmental due diligence standards just as they re-up their support for fossil fuels
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Bolsonaro has divided Brazil’s 100,000 Jews. (Photo: Buda Mendes/Getty Images) Jonathan Cook
With Brazil’s Bolsonaro, Israel Finds Another Natural Partner on the Far-Right
Israel has relished the recent emergence of far-right leaders across the Americas and Europe, often to the horror of local Jewish communities
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Economic Inequality and Racism Are This Election's Crucial Issues
Most Americans are financially struggling to stay afloat—people of color more so than whites—and corporate elites are laughing all the way to the bank
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Thom Hartmann
Medicare for All Will Destroy the GOP—Because of Voting!
If the national ID system were the key to getting your health care and medications, there’d be no need for “voter registration” and no ability for the GOP to purge voters.
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Monday, November 5, 2018
Ralph Nader
Don’t be Flattered, Fooled and Flummoxed in Tomorrow’s Election
On how to become a super-voter
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Paul Buchheit
The Evidence Pours In: Poverty Getting Much Worse in America
Poverty—and the stress of being poor—is killing people every single day
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We’re the only country in the world — bar none — of 175 real democracies, where the elections are run by the people who are on the ballot. (Photo: Theresa Thompson/ Creative Commons) Tracy L. Barnett
Democracy Under Siege: Systemic Flaws May Override Record Electoral Participation
The U.S. electoral system is not set up to facilitate a truly representative democracy and has been further undermined by those with a vested interest in a low turnout
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Medea Benjamin
Trump Bullying Will Hurt Millions of Iranians
The sanctions are already taking a tragic toll. While there are humanitarian exemptions on food and medicines, restrictions on banks and shipping companies make even exempted items difficult to obtain.
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It’s no exaggeration to say that those arms control treaties, taken together, probably saved the world from a nuclear Armageddon. (Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency) James Carroll
Entering the Second Nuclear Age?
“They will not forgive us”
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Gross understood that unchecked corporate power would inevitably lead to corporate fascism. (Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) Chris Hedges
Scum vs. Scum in This 2018 Midterm
We no longer live in a functioning democracy
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Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jennifer Cohn
Voting Machines: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Beyond the midterms, voters must pressure Congress to pass substantive election security legislation
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Ilhan Omar won her primary race this week, setting her up to become the first Somali-American woman to win a seat in the U.S. House. (Photo: @politico/Twitter) Ruth Conniff
Get Ready for the Shake-Up: Grassroots Candidates Drive Midterm Surge
While Donald Trump rallies the rightwing base with flagrant appeals to fear, anger, and racism, the most diverse slate of candidates in U.S. history is poised to change the direction of the nation’s politics for a long time to come
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Bev Jackson signs up volunteers for door-to-door campaigning outside of the event featuring Oprah Winfrey and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams at the Cobb Civic Center on Nov. 1, 2018 in Marietta, Georgia. (Photo:Jessica McGowan / Getty Images) Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
Trump's Racism Can't Win Elections. Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression Can.
It is time to fight for the heart of our democracy, and to elect those who can reconstruct its basic infrastructure
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Michael Winship
Vote Against the Litany of Lies
The GOP is openly talking about gutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, the programs you’ve paid for throughout your working life. Vote!
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Sunday, November 4, 2018
People hold signs during the "We Won't Be Erased" rally for trans rights on Oct. 22, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Praveen Fernandes
Forced Classification, Biological Determinism, and Sad Chapters From Our Nation’s History
We ignore history at our own peril.
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Supporters hold signs outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2013. Nozomi Hayase
How Did Julian Assange Become a Political Prisoner of Our Time?
Injustice against the Wikileaks founder continues
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Offshore platforms Sue Sturgis
The 2018 Ballot Measures That Could Help Build a More Just South
There are ballot questions in Southern states — some of them citizen-initiated — that have the potential to expand voting rights, create a fairer economy, and protect the environment.
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Chief Senate Counsel representing the United States Army and partner at Hale and Dorr, Joseph Welch (left), with United States Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin (right), at the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations' McCarthy-Army hearings, June 9, 1954. Abby Scher
Eight Lessons From History to Help Make Sense of Today’s Madness
Somehow, we need to fight on behalf of true democracy, economic, gender and racial justice for all, the climate and the common good all at the same time.
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The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington, D.C. ( Ellen Brown
Trump’s War on the Fed
President Trump has stepped up his criticism of the Federal Reserve, saying of its aggressive interest rate hikes that it has “gone crazy.” The same charge has been leveled against Trump, but there may be a method to his madness . . . .
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A caricature of billionaire Sheldon Adelson attacks the White House. Sam Pizzigati
Mouthy Moguls: Our Latest Disappearing Species
What do America's billionaires feel about the burning issues of the day? They'd rather not say—in public.
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https://flic.kr/p/Lycnm9 Christopher Brauchli
The Newborns vs. Trump
Like his ardent followers, "Adolph" has assumed a stridently anti-immigrant tone that gives comfort to those who have an intense hatred of foreigners seeking to enter the country
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Saturday, November 3, 2018
Sign reads: "Restore voting rights" Meghan Tinsley
Civil Rights and Voter Suppression in the US
The rights of those whose citizenship is contested will not be guaranteed by appeals to loyalty and patriotism, but by social movements that are not bound by the state.
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The victims are honored outside the Tree of Life Synagogue Steven Singer
The World Mourns for Jews After Pittsburgh’s Synagogue Shooting. What About Other Targets of Hate?
It’s not enough to take a stand against anti-Semitism. We need to join together to fight all of it.
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"Global unity' sculpture shows hands supporting the Earth David Korten
Why I Have Hope in the Face of Human Extinction
Around the world, people are realizing the current path will lead only to disaster, and they’re beginning to ask the hard questions about what to do next.
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President Donald Trump delivering remarks from the White House on Nov. 1, 2018 in which he described a caravan of asylum-seekers as akin to "an invasion." Chris Kromm
Immigrant Bashing Emerges as GOP's Closing Argument in 2018 Midterms
Republicans appear to have settled on a theme to turn out GOP voters
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"Withdrawing [from the INF Treaty] would turn back the clock to a dangerous era that put the United States and Russia on the brink of nuclear war," the author writes. Martin Fleck
Withdrawing From the INF Treaty Is One of Trump’s Most Dangerous Moves Yet
In a few short years, there could be no treaties left restricting the world's two largest nuclear arsenals.
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Friday, November 2, 2018
In the 2016 election, nearly three million Alabamians didn’t vote. That’s millions of people who could’ve helped put our state on a much different track -- and who can still be empowered to vote for candidates who will pass people-first policies. (Photo: Kyle/Flickr/cc) Travis Jackson
Why Alabama Is the Future of the Progressive Movement
As we approach the November elections, voters should look past the pundits and recognize that Alabama is not a lost cause, but a state of people who have historically led the charge for a better nation through multiracial, grassroots organizing, often against all odds
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Those most likely to be marginalised from the process are those most likely to be marginalised in the economy and the polity – the black, the brown and the poor. (Photo: Illustration by Nate Kitch)  Gary Younge
Why Democracy Will Be the Biggest Loser in the US Midterms
Millions will be excluded on Tuesday—the voting system is shamefully rigged against ethnic minorities and the poor
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The Arab Spring spread through Saudi Arabia and continued for years in the mostly Shia Muslim, eastern part of the country. When the current Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman came to power, he escalated the war in Yemen and cracked down on dissent at home. (Photo by Reese Erlich) Reese Erlich
Murder of Saudi Journalist Builds Opposition to Yemen War
Mid-term elections could reverse Trump policies
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Carl J. Mayer
In Ohio, A Key Test for Politicians Willing to Challenge Corporate Power
If Cordray’s message of economic Populism and Progressivism prevails in this election, it will show not only the Democratic Party but the Nation that fighting for the people against entrenched corporate power is a winning strategy and the future of the Republic.
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Chloe Maxmin (standing, fourth from right) at a volunteer-training event in May 2018. (Photo: Mattea Mrkusic) Chloe Maxmin, Canyon Woodward
What a Rural Maine House Race Can Teach the Left
Chloe Maxmin could be the first Democrat ever to win Maine House District 88 in a place deep in the state where one thing is clear: The left abandoned rural America
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Protestors gathered outside Twitter Inc. headquarters to voice opposition to the large tax breaks and loss of affordable housing after Twitter moved in the area. (Photo: Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images) Pat Garofalo
San Francisco’s Prop C Would Make Tech Companies Address the Homelessness Crisis They Helped Create
Will San Francisco ask its wealthiest corporations to pay slightly more so that thousands of currently homeless people can have a roof over their heads?
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Trump could still effectively thwart the investigation and avoid significant backlash by stopping just short of firing Mueller. (Photo: Brendan Hoffman/Getty) Daniel S. Goldman
Robert Mueller Is on the Ballot This Year, Too
The midterms are about control of Congress — it will determine the future of the special counsel’s investigation, especially who will run it after Sessions and Rosenstein
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The Tornillo detention camp represents a major shift in the policy and practice of putting the best interests of the child first. (Photo: HHS) Victoria López
Warehousing Immigrant Children in the Texas Desert
Considering that many of these children have family members or sponsors waiting to care for their safety and well-being, the government’s insistence on warehousing them at Tornillo is a moral disgrace
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Supporters of Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, hold signs during a special election event last March in Canonsburg, Pa. (Photo: Gene J. Puskar / AP) Barbara Koeppel
Blue Wave or Red Wave? No Way to Tell
It’s a tremendous toss-up
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Most of the worst voter-repression schemes — overly strenuous voter ID laws to fight nonexistent fraud, purging voter rolls, closing polling places, curtailing early voting — have been enacted by GOP legislatures, governors, or secretaries of state.(Photo: CHUCK BURTON / ASSOCIATED PRESS) Will Bunch
Stop Blaming Millennials for Not Voting. Blame America’s Screwed-up System—and Fix It!
America—the supposed beacon of democracy—is one of the world's worst developed nations for voting
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John Atcheson
Haters and Partisans Have Always Been With Us. But This Is Different
We're in big, big trouble.
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Thursday, November 1, 2018
No matter what cause you feel most passionate about, ending America’s culture of militarism would benefit it. (Photo: Thiago Santos/cc/flickr) Mary Miller
Why Aren’t More Young People Involved in the Anti-War Movement?
It’s so easy for Generation Z to ignore war since it has always been a part of our lives
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Consider this your all-hands-on-deck, siren-blaring warning that we need to act comprehensively to mitigate climate change now — or forever hold our peace. (Photo: Beth Scupham/flickr/cc) Olivia Alperstein
We Have 12 Years to Save—or Lose—Our Only Home
Consider this your all-hands-on-deck, siren-blaring warning that we need to act now or forever hold our peace
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Roy Eidelson
A Tale of Two Caravans: What Trump Is Really Afraid of Is a Mass of Voters
Trump and other GOP leaders believe that stoking fear, anger, suspicion, and contempt toward the migrant caravan is the best way to counter and undermine the voter caravan now massing against them.
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Rory Fanning, Spenser Rapone
Your Commander-in-Chief Is Lying to You: Veterans Issue Open Letter to Active Duty US Soldiers
By every moral or ethical standard it is your duty to refuse orders to "defend" the U.S. from these migrants.
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Like most people his generation, his political education came mostly from the internet and social media. (Photo: Screenshot) Peter Dreier
Why #PlaidShirtGuy Wore A Socialist Rose
A poll conducted in July and August of this year found that Americans aged 18 to 29 are more positive about socialism than they are about capitalism
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Invest in virtually anything but buying more weapons and waging more wars and Americans will be better off. (Photo: ACLU) William Hartung
Pentagon Socialism
Militarizing the economy in the name of defense
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If the media actually want to oppose Trump, perhaps they could stop propping up narratives that provide cover for Trump supporters who commit violence. (Photo: Ben Garrison) Justin Anderson
Blaming ‘Both Sides’ for Hate Plays Into Hands of Right-Wing Media
In the past decade, right-wing domestic extremism claimed 71 percent of deaths, compared with just 3 percent for left-wing extremists
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Eleven people died on Saturday. And Donald J. Trump can lie and deny as much as he always does, but some of their blood is on his hands. (Photo: Shutterstock) Dennis Jett
The Pittsburgh Shooter’s Xenophobia Sounds a Lot Like Trump’s
There is simply no plausible way to ignore the fact that Trump's language validated the Pittsburgh shooter's paranoid worldview
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“This pattern of violence and demeaning of ‘the Other’ has become so deeply embedded in the culture of the U.S. that only a true consciousness transformation will undermine its prevalence in both major political parties.” (Photo: Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) Robert C. Koehler
Mass Murder and American History
This is America, where we have the freedom to kill one another
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
‘We are prepared to halt lorries entering fracking sites; to stand in the way of bulldozers building roads and block traffic along congested and polluted streets.’ (Photo: Marcin Rogozinski/Alamy) Molly Scott Cato
Why I’m Turning From Law-Maker to Law-Breaker to Try to Save the Planet
Direct action and civil disobedience are now needed to force governments to see that our survival as a species is at risk
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This is not just diabolical; it's deliberately evil. And all politicians who support it should be condemned to the most hellish fate imaginable. (Photo: Screenshot) Jim Hightower
Beware of the Real Gremlins This Season
With devilish signals to their base, they promise to be more Trumpian than Trump, offering a Mephistophelian agenda ranging from the harsher treatment of the poor to the more plutocratic alchemy enthroning the rich over America's workaday people
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Trump lies and distorts so relentlessly and profusely that tracking and fact-checking his false statements has become a full-time job for journalists at home and abroad. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr) Paul Street
Trump’s Endless Mendacity and the Dawn of American Fascism
No U.S. president has ever lied as prolifically, constantly, insidiously and dangerously as Donald Trump. He never stops. He’s the Energizer Bunny of endless falsehood.
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It was the deadliest single act of anti-Semitic violence in American history. (Photo: Illustrated | AP Photo/Matt Rourke, kostenkodesign/iStock) Ryan Cooper
The Right's Deadly Anti-Semitism Problem
Elected Republicans are, as usual, keeping their heads down and hoping for a change of subject. Don't let them get away with it
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit a memorial outside Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 30, 2018 (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Nora Barrows-Friedman
Why Israel Does Not Mind Trump's Anti-Semitic Supporters
It is in the interest of Israel for Jewish Americans and Jewish Europeans to feel unsafe
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"Bolsonaro has promised to merge the country’s environmental ministry with the agricultural one, with a view to fast-tracking large-scale agricultural expansion." (Photo: Fabio Teixeira/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) Andy Rowell
Bolsonaro: A Despot Who “Spells Disaster, Not Only for Brazil But for the Planet”
Those fighting for environmental protection or indigenous rights in Brazil need our support and they need it now
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Michael Winship
Trump's Trick or Treat
The president's games of Let’s Pretend and vilification have dire consequences.
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The economy is growing, but very little of that growth is trickling down to average Americans. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Robert Reich
The Truth About Trump’s Economy
Don’t be fooled.
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"Courage is what gives meaning to freedom" reads this graffiti on the walls of the Cachoeira public university, in the state of Bahia, pictured in September 2018. (Photo: Francesc Badia. All rights reserved.) Francesc Badia i Dalmases
Brazil: the Day After
Our Brazilian friends are going to be needing us, a lot, in the coming years. What is left of global civil society has to be prepared and give shelter to those under attack
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The date on which “Surefire” alleged Mueller engaged in sexual abuse in his office, Aug. 2, 2010, Mueller went to Washington, D. C., for jury duty. (Photo: Screenshot) Juan Cole
Top 5 Mistakes GOP’s Wohl Made in Allegedly Framing Mueller for Sex Charges
Perhaps his biggest and sixth mistake was simply being completely unprincipled
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Jonathan Cook
Bolsonaro: A Monster Engineered by Our Corporate Media
Despite their professed concern, the plutocrats and their media spokespeople much prefer a far-right populist like Trump or Bolsonaro to a populist leader of the genuine left
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Jessicah Pierre
As Midterm Nears, Trump Returns to an Old Formula: Lies and Hatred
The president is putting up a dirty fight to maintain the Republican majority in Congress.
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At a rally at the University of Colorado in Boulder last week, Chris Hoffman wears a sign to promote a proposition to limit fracking. (David Zalubowski/AP) Bill McKibben
Big Oil Is Sloshing a Crude Tsunami Across the Country
The sums the oil companies are investing are so large that they may well overwhelm science and common sense
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"The Supreme Court ruled, more than 100 years ago, that the citizenship guarantee applies fully to U.S.-born children whose parents have no right to citizenship." (Photo: Whitehouse/Flickr) Omar Jadwat
No Mr. President, You Can’t Change the Constitution by Executive Order
Birthright citizenship is one of the bedrocks of this country
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“A change in education is Arizona’s No. 1 issue,” Garcia said in a televised debate. “It is my strength, it is Ducey’s weakness, and it’s going to be the difference.” (Photo: Victoria Pickering/flickr/cc) Jeff Bryant
How Teachers Might End Up Beating Back the Koch Brothers’ Plan to Privatize Arizona Schools
A destructive voucher program drained the state of millions of education dollars
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Jill Richardson
The White House Desperately Wants This Election to Be ‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’
As the midterms approach, the administration is ratcheting up its attacks on anyone who isn't a straight, white, native-born Christian.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Chuck Collins
Time for a Tax on Billionaire Wealth Dynasties
Now just three families own a combined fortune of $348.7 billion, which is four million times the median wealth of a U.S. family
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Ralph Nader
Democrats: Headline "America Needs a Raise" Now Before Elections
Again and again, too few Democrats will not stand for explicit policies that reflect majoritarian opinion and contrast with the plutocratic, big business interests of the Republicans.
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Rev. Jennifer Bailey, Dove Kent
From Charleston to Tree of Life: White Nationalism Is a Threat to Us All
Spaces of worship are where our communities are most resilient, most resistant against injustice—and also, sadly, most vulnerable to white nationalist violence
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Russell Mokhiber
'Kleptocracy in America'
A conversation with journalist and historian Sarah Chayes
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Bolsonaro announced that “not one centimeter of land will be demarcated for indigenous reserves or quilombolas (descendants of those people who freed themselves from slavery).” (Valdemir Cunha / Greenpeace) Vijay Prashad
Bolsonaro of Brazil: Slayer of the Amazon
Brazil’s new president’s embrace of corporations puts the Amazon rainforest and indigenous communities at risk
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Ellie Fleischer, 15, writes a note on the ground at a memorial near the Tree of Life Synagogue on Monday in Pittsburgh. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) Eugene Robinson
Don’t Tell Me That ‘Both Sides’ Need to Do Better
Only the right is to blame — starting with President Trump and his complicit enablers in the Republican Party
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Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, right, of Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation hugs Rabbi Cheryl Klein, left, of Dor Hadash Congregation and Rabbi Jonathan Perlman during a community gathering held in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Jesse Jackson
We Must Not Be Bystanders When Darkness Descends
The arc of the universe, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taught, is long but it moves towards justice, but only if we bend it that way
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Sister Simone Campbell, speaking at a rally with other members of “Nuns on the Bus.” Sarah Anderson
Busload of Activist Nuns Log 5,600 Miles for Tax Justice
The renowned 'Nuns on the Bus' are heading to Mar-A-Lago, the final stop in a cross-country campaign to undo the damage of the Republican tax reform
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"Flowers calls glaciers “fantastic barometers of climate change.”(Photo: Richard Droker) Andy Rowell
Scientists Warn That Canadian Glacial Melting Is “Outside the Scope of Normal”
"I think Arctic science should be a priority. I think understanding our terrestrial and marine ice should be a national priority.”
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The original Cold War, which lasted from the late 1940s until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, posed a colossal risk of thermonuclear annihilation. (Photo: Xinhua) Michael T. Klare
On the Road to World War III?
This is not your mother's Cold War
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A vigil at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California to remember the victims of a deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Oct. 27, 2018 . (Photo: Sue Fishkoff) Thom Hartmann
It’s a Right-Wing Cover-Up: Trump Was a Big Inspiration for the Synagogue Slaughter in Pittsburgh
We can’t let them conceal the motive for the killings, which lead back to Trump
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Trump’s demagoguery inspired it. Fox News magnified it. (Photo: Fox News/Screengrab) Robert Reich
Hate Unbound
Make no mistake: This lineage of cause and effect begins with Trump and his Fox News propaganda machine
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Monday, October 29, 2018
Jose Garcia, a migrant from Honduras en route to the US, rests in a public square as he waits to regroup with more migrants, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala October 25, 2018 (Photo: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters) Belén Fernández
The Inconvenient Truth About the US-Bound Migrant Caravan
The migrant caravan Trump is so obsessed about is a direct result of US foreign policy
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A white male gunman has been taken into custody on October 27 after killing 11 people and injuring six others, including four police officers in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, US. (Photo: Reuters) Khaled Beydoun
Why Aren't We Calling the Pittsburgh Shooting 'Terrorism'?
Perhaps the path to end terrorism begins with abandoning it as a term we selectively deploy and actively distort
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Currently, the main threat to this project involves the global reaction to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, which could threaten the US-Saudi relationship and the crown prince's grip on power.(Photo: Screenshot) Marco Carnelos
How Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Could Reshape the Middle East Order
The journalist's brutal killing could threaten the US-Saudi relations and Saudi crown prince's grip on power, and dramatically affecting the calculations of Israel and the US
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Cults are a product of social decay and despair, and our decay and despair are expanding, soon to explode in another financial crisis.(Photo: Mr.Fish) Chris Hedges
The Cult of Trump
Our only hope is to organize the overthrow of the corporate state that vomited up Trump
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I believe climate change education for medical students should be mandatory, as these students will be the physicians that will have to care for patients most affected by climate change. (Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr/cc) Sidhant Gugale
The Clock Is Ticking on Addressing Climate Change — Med Students Can Help
Climate change is here, climate change is in our face, and climate change is just as relevant to physicians as it is to lobbyists or politicians
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Josh Healey
The Pogrom in Pittsburgh: Darkness in America, Light in a Synagogue
I went to synagogue last night... And then woke up to the news.
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In Pittsburgh, one very bad man was consumed by his hatreds — but the helpers were everywhere. (Photo: Gene J. Puskar / AP) Will Bunch
The Love That a Pittsburgh Madman Tried to Extinguish – and How You Can Feed the Flame
The only real way to fight back against Saturday's insanity in Mr. Rogers' neighborhood is to look for the helpers — and give them our support
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Cesar Sayoc Juan Cole
Does Anti-Muslimism Enable Anti-Semitism?
It seems clear that US far-right extremism is a hotbed of hatred against both Jews and Muslims, and that its proponents mix the two up
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Michael Lerner
Solidarity After the Massacre of Jews in Pittsburgh... and How Best to Defend Ourselves
This pattern of violence and demeaning of “the Other” has become so deeply embedded in the culture of the U.S. that only a true consciousness transformation will undermine its prevalence in both political parties.
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Far-Rightwing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro during a rally in Juiz de Fora on September 6, 2018. Alex Hochuli
Who is Jair Bolsonaro and Why is He More Dangerous Than Trump?
The many reasons why Bolsonarismo stands alone when compared to its global far-right peers.
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Sunday, October 28, 2018
“There are many reasons why people cover... some are covering for spiritual or faith reasons, some cover because their tradition or their culture has always done it, and some cover just because it is necessary for the area in which they live." Valerie Vande Panne
How the Headwrap Expo Is Helping to Break Cultural Barriers
A major forum offers a path to eliminate stereotypes and foster a deeper understanding of people.
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Trump's Justice Department on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the civil rights of transgender Americans are not protected in the workplace. (Photo: @civilrightsorg/Twitter) Christopher Brauchli
Sexual Identity in Trump's World
Trump’s vision for Amerika, is not like Hitler’s vision for Nazi Germany—yet.
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The caravan of thousands of Central Americans advance walking after the federal police opened the road to Tapanatepec on October 27, 2018 in Tapanatepec, Mexico. The caravan of the Central Americans plans to eventually reach the United States. Todd Gitlin
The Hondurans are Coming! Trump Stirs the Pot of Hysteria, the Media Happily Spoons It Out
It's crucial to understand that Trump could not drum up this latest round of panic on his own.
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Early in the 2016 Presidential race, Trump was anointed by a bevy of Evangelicals in Cleveland, who prayed to protect him from a “concentrated satanic attack”. Bob Topper
The American Taliban
Our equally extreme evangelical vice president Mike Pence also believes our laws should be based on the bible.
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Saturday, October 27, 2018
“No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.” Steven Singer
The Pittsburgh Community is Stronger Than the Synagogue Shooter’s Hate
There’s a popular yard sign in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. In bands of green and blue and yellow, it projects the same message in Spanish, English and Arabic: “No matter where you...
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Doug Ford: Bringing Trumpism to Canada Linda McQuaig
Premier Ford Driving a Race to the Bottom for Ontario’s Lowest-Paid Workers
After decades of losing ground to the elite, millions of Canadians will find themselves falling behind deeper and faster.
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DonkeyHotey Pierre Tristam
Trump’s Responsibility
Liberalism isn’t doing this. Immigrant hordes aren’t doing this. Trumpism is.
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As it turns out, government was the solution, and the market was the problem. John Atcheson
A Tragedy in Three Parts: Corporations, Coups, and Crazies
Imagining that Trump is the cause of our complete dysfunctionality is folly. He is merely a symptom
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The Future Isn't Binary William E. Connolly
Neoliberalism and Fascism: The Stealth Connection
The current fascist electoral campaign rallies by Donald Trump are designed to up the ante of charges against liberals and the Left
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Friday, October 26, 2018
Laura Flanders
Is Donald Trump Responsible for Violence? Yes.
Complicit in killing? Absolutely.
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Max Richtman
Voters Face a Simple Choice: Expand Social Security and Medicare, or Watch GOP Eviscerate Them Both
Plainly put, millions of American seniors are feeling the pinch and they need a raise in the form of bigger Social Security checks and expanded Medicare benefits
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Georgia Republican Kemp is going to extraordinary lengths to thwart the gubernatorial campaign of Stacey Abrams because she is a formidable candidate with a good chance of winning. (Photo: Keith Ivey/flickr/cc) Bob Burnett
Voter Suppression in the 2018 Midterms
Republicans are determined to get out their base and to suppress the vote of everyone else
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