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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Kristine Beckerle
U.S. Officials Risk Complicity in War Crimes in Yemen
A well being dug in a small village in Yemen was nearing completion last September when it was bombed by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition. The bomb hit the workers’ shelter, killing six men and...
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Dana Floberg
Defending Democracy and Democratic Communications
Trump is attacking our communication rights on nearly every front. In its first 100 days, his administration has stripped away online privacy protections, expanded social media surveillance at the...
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John Dower
Terror Is in the Eye of the Beholder
Some years ago, a newspaper article credited a European visitor with the wry observation that Americans are charming because they have such short memories. When it comes to the nation’s wars, however...
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David Korten
Why a Just and Sustainable Economy Looks Like a Doughnut
I see a lot of books presuming to explain what’s wrong with the economy and what to do about it. Rarely do I come across one with the consistent new paradigm frame, historical depth, practical...
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Rachel West
Congressional Democrats’ $15 Minimum Wage Bill, Explained
Last week, Democratic leaders in the Senate—including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Patty Murray, and Charles Schumer— announced legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024...
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Robert Reich
Trump's Unnecessary Cruelty
The theme that unites all of Trump’s initiatives so far is their unnecessary cruelty. 1. His new budget comes down especially hard on the poor – imposing unprecedented cuts in low-income housing, job...
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Robert C. Koehler
Drumming for Planet Earth
At the climate rally in Chicago last week, people started drumming in the rain. Pardon me while I walk uncertain ground here, looking for clues and connections in a smattering of unlikely places. The...
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Josh Bivens
Here's Why the Republican AHCA-But-Worse Plan Should Not Be Passed by the House Today
A vote in favor of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) today would be a vote to make the vast majority of Americans poorer, less healthy and more financially insecure. The AHCA would cost 24 million...
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Aviva Aron-Dine
$8 Billion Comes Nowhere Close to Meeting Republican Commitments to People with Pre-Existing Conditions
President Trump just two days ago promised that the Republican health care bill would be “every bit as good on pre-existing conditions as Obamacare,” [1] and many congressional Republicans have made...
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Mike Lofgren
‘I, for One, Welcome Our New Insect Overlords!’ How the Chattering Class Bully-Worships Trump
In his review of Bertrand Russell’s Power: A New Social Analysis , George Orwell wrote the following: “Bully-worship, under various disguises, has become a universal religion… ” Orwell may have...
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Isaiah Poole
Progressive Caucus Budget Turns Resistance Into Policy, Rebukes Trump
To people who argue that the resistance to President Trump amounts to protest without a plan, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has delivered a detailed and robust rebuke. Its fiscal 2018 budget...
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Mona Younis
Wanted: 1.5 Billion Immigrants
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump famously promised to deport every person living in this country without proper papers. I have another idea: The 11 million undocumented immigrants in...
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Hanif Hassan Al Qassim
Reflections on World Press Freedom Day
This year’s theme for the 2017 World Press Freedom Day “ Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies ” is one of the most important days...
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Raekyong Lee
Trump and the Rush to Deploy THAAD
The Korean police swarmed onto the golf course in Seongju, just 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul, just before dawn on April 26. The officers pushed aside the dazed protesters and escorted a group of...
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Phoebe Wynn-Pope
People Are Looking Death In The Face While We Turn The Other Cheek
In 1992, just one generation ago, I witnessed the famine in Somalia where an estimated 220,000 people died. The images of suffering will stay with me forever. As famine raises its ugly head in Africa...
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Ralph Nader
It’s About Bringing Your Congress Back Home, Citizens!
The large marches, in Washington, DC and around the country, calling attention to importance of science and focusing on the calamitous impacts of climate change had impressive turnouts. But the...
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Richard Eskow
Who’s Behind the Billionaire PAC Targeting Elizabeth Warren?
America Rising, a billionaire-backed conservative group, is targeting Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as she tours the country in support of her new book, according to a memo obtained by...
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Michael Winship
Don’t Know Much About History
Gene Tunney, the champion prizefighter of the 1920s, wanted to promote an image of himself as a great intellectual. Trying to prove it, he always carried in his pocket a copy of Shakespeare’s sonnets...
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Jim Hightower
Populism is Not About Mobs, Anti-Government Rants or Opinion Polls
If a political pollster asked whether I consider myself a conservative or a liberal, I'd answer, "No." Not to be cute — I have a bit of both in me — but because, like most Americans, my beliefs can't...
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Glenn Greenwald
Trump’s Support and Praise of Despots Is Central to the U.S. Tradition, Not a Deviation From It
Since at least the end of World War II, supporting the world’s worst despots has been a central plank of U.S. foreign policy, arguably its defining attribute. The list of U.S.-supported tyrants is...
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Brian Moench
Unmasking Our Cities From Air Pollution Will Require Local, State, and Federal Climate Solutions
With its pristine landscapes and world-class skiing, you might not expect to see Salt Lake City spotlighted in a global campaign on dirty air. Yet winter conditions trap pollution from vehicle...
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Mark Pocan
The People’s Budget, Not Trump’s Budget, Will Help Working Americans
After President Trump’s first 100 days in office, it’s clear that his promises to help the working class were little more than a campaign ploy. His dismantling of Obama-era regulations like the Fair...
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Nancy Altman
Social Security Has No Place In Budget Discussions
As Congress and the Trump Administration begin releasing their proposed budgets for FY18, Americans will be eager to know how their elected representatives fund important programs that they deserve...
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Juan Cole
Trump’s Real Sin in DC Is Not Distinguishing Between "Good" and "Bad" Dictators
Donald J. Trump’s peculiar comments about and relationship with dictators and loonies among foreign leaders have upset a range of observers, from sincere human rights activists to cold-blooded Think...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
What We Can Learn from Our ‘Radical’ Past
Author Gore Vidal liked to call this country “the United States of Amnesia.” Even more so than other places, our country has been formed not by what it chooses to remember of its own past, but by...
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Nomi Prins
The Empire Expands: Not the American One, But Trump’s
President Trump, his children and their spouses, aren’t just using the Oval Office to augment their political legacy or secure future riches. Okay, they certainly are doing that, but that’s not the...
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John Nichols
7 Things Donald Trump Gets Absolutely Wrong About Andrew Jackson
Is there some book where every wrong premise with regard to American history has been compiled? And, if so, how many copies does Donald Trump own? I ask this question with at least a measure of...
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Ramzy Baroud
The Prisoners’ Revolt: The Real Reasons behind the Palestinian Hunger Strike
Gaza is the world’s largest open air prison . The West Bank is a prison, too, segmented into various wards, known as areas A, B and C. In fact, all Palestinians are subjected to varied degrees of...
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Monday, May 1, 2017
Harvey Kaye
Time to Recall a Progressive ‘Truly Great’ First 100 Days
Franklin Roosevelt’s first “Hundred Days” of 1933, in which the newly-elected president and a Democratic-controlled Congress confronted the ravages of the Great Depression by enacting an...
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John Buell
Rural Consciousness and Democratic Politics
The loss of the so-called flyover states was the key—and very surprising—factor in Hillary Clinton's loss of last year's presidential election. Some pundits attributed the outcome to racism among...
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Heather Mallick
Why I Love Taxes — And So Should You
I love taxes. I even love paying them because they’re inarguable, which brings a kind of comfort in a shifting world. What Revenue Canada wants, Revenue Canada gets. Good for them. Unlike so many...
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Chris Hedges
Reign of Idiots
The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations. Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation. Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and...
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Robert Reich
The Authoritarian President
After more than 100 days into his presidency, it seems fair to ask: What is Donald Trump’s governing philosophy? He isn’t really a Republican (he didn’t join the GOP until 2012). He’s hardly a free-...
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Trita Parsi
Much Ado About Nothing: Politico’s Iran Deal Investigation Debunked
It is a sign of the times that when we need to march in defense of facts, of women deserving equal rights, and of science not being a Chinese conspiracy, we also have to defend something as self-...
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Norman Solomon
How the Russia Spin Got So Much Torque
A new book about Hillary Clinton’s last campaign for president—“ Shattered ,” by journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes—has gotten a lot of publicity since it appeared two weeks ago. But major...
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Paul Buchheit
The Absurd Amount of Entitlements That Go to Rich People
Many wealthy Americans complain about the amount of government subsidies going to the poor. Their complaints demonstrate ignorance, or greed, or a total lack of fair-mindedness, or a combination of...
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
Michele Swenson
Health Care Reform: Commercial Multi-Payer vs. Public Single-Payer Health Insurance
Washington health care “reform” has become one more vehicle for the continued 40-year wealth transfer upward. Recent Republican proposals offer $600 B in tax cuts for the wealthiest, paid for by $840...
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Janet Redman
100 Percent Renewable Energy Bill – A First Foot Forward
This week, Sens. Merkley (D-OR) and Sanders (I-VT) launched a bill that takes a huge step toward aligning government policy with what climate science tells us is necessary – a transition to a 100%...
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Eric Margolis
Prez Trump: You Can't Fight the Whole World
Maybe the president believes he’s won a great victory over the wicked Syrians by lobbing cruise missiles at one of their underused air bases. Maybe Trump believes that he’s scared the evil Russians...
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Truls Gulowsen
In Norway, A Growing Movement Builds an Oil-Free Future
As a Norwegian, I admit to being kind of proud to see Norway at the top of the UN’s latest global happiness index . And the ranking makes sense: We’re blessed with snow, water, and mountains,...
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John Nichols
The Right Way to Amend the Constitution
The U.S. Constitution should be amended to defend democracy. It needs: 1. An amendment to renew and restore the historic American understanding that corporations are not people and that citizens (and...
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Reed Richardson
100 Days of Media Hoping for a New, Improved Trump
Nearly 100 days into the Trump presidency, corporate media are still struggling to reckon with the man that occupies the White House. An administration so proudly reckless in its actions and so...
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Christopher Brauchli
The Senator and the Tax Collector
I . . . content myself with wishing that I may be . . . not of that number who are ignorant in spite of experience. —William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, Speech in House of Commons (1741) Someone has to...
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Bernie Sanders, Patty Murray
It’s Time for a National $15 Minimum Wage
In the wealthiest country in the history of the world, a basic principle of American economic life should be that if you work 40 hours or more a week, you do not live in poverty. Sadly, that is not...
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Stéfanie Khoury, David Whyte
Trump’s First 100 Days: Corporate Rights Trump Human Rights
After 100 days in office, the Trump Administration continues to wear its abject disdain for human rights on its sleeve. It has threatened to leave the United Nations Human Rights Council and has...
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Jeremy Slevin
These Families Were Directly Threatened by Trump’s Agenda in His First 100 Days
Media coverage of Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president has largely focused on what Trump didn’t do during his brief time in office—from his stalled attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, to...
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Wenonah Hauter
Our Lives Depend on Stopping Dirty Energy. Here’s How We’ll Do It.
For five years, Food & Water Watch has worked to ban fracking because we’ve determined that it presents unacceptable risks to our water supply. We’ve worked alongside grassroots activists across...
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Jeremy Brecher
Building a Trump-Free, Fossil-Free Future
As the thousands of foot-weary protesters leave the April 29 Peoples Climate March in Washington, D.C. — and its scores of sister marches around the country — one question will no doubt be foremost...
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Christopher Cook
Trump Labor Secretary Acosta’s Deadly Agenda for Workers
With the Senate’s confirmation of new Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Thursday night on a 60 to 38 vote—with a full eight Democrats in support—the Trump administration’s plans to decimate workers’...
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Ashley Gorski, Noa Yachot
The NSA Says It Is Ending One of Its Most Controversial Spying Practices, But It Could Be Resurrected if Congress Doesn’t Act Now
The NSA indicated Friday that it will halt one of its most controversial spying practices, related to its surveillance of virtually all text-based communications entering or exiting the United States...
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Friday, April 28, 2017
Magali Sanchez-Hall
Communities of Color Must Lead at People’s Climate March
On April 29th, thousands will participate in the People’s Climate March--in Washington, D.C. and all over the country--to stand up for our communities and our climate. I’ll be marching with my...
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César Chelala
The World's Wealthy Nations Are Failing Yemen
Antonio Guterres, U.N.’s Secretary General, has informed that international donors have pledged $1.1 billion in aid for Yemen. Rather than a humanitarian action, this pledge only underscores the...
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Forget Andrew Jackson. The Right Thinks Trump Is Calvin Coolidge!
Republican Calvin Coolidge, who in 1923 ascended to the presidency following the death of the corrupt and dunderheaded Warren Harding, was a man of few words. But some of the most famous of the few...
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Basav Sen
State and Local Governments Can Take the Lead on Climate Policy
In March, the World Meteorological Organization released data on the state of the earth’s atmosphere in 2016. Last year, it found, was the hottest year since humanity started recording temperatures,...
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Nick Meynen
How This Earth Activist Risked All and Won Everything
Two men coming all the way from the Indian jungle admired the most sacred site of London: St. Paul's Cathedral. They checked the rock quality, deemed it perfect and asked for the London mining...
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Dale Eisman
'State of the Swamp' Spotlights Trump Team's Ethical Blindness
President Trump marks his 100 th day in office on Saturday, a milestone he insists is meaningless even as he directs the White House staff in a frenzied effort to convince Americans he’s been the...
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Rhea Suh
I'll Be at the Peoples Climate March Because a Threat to the Environment Is a Threat to Public Health
This Saturday, April 29th, tens of thousands of people will gather for the Peoples Climate Movement march in Washington, D.C., to express unwavering support for continued action to combat climate...
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Ben Mathis-Lilley
Maybe Obama Is Doing Paid Speeches Because He Thinks Big-Money Special Interests Are Fine
The news that Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to deliver a speech at a September health care conference sponsored by the Cantor Fitzgerald investment bank has provoked wildly different reactions...
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John Nichols
Trump’s FCC Has Begun Its Attack on Net Neutrality
N o act of the recklessly authoritarian Trump administration poses a greater threat to the democratic discourse than the now-announced plan to gut net-neutrality rules. With newspapers dying, radio...
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Alison Stine
Trickle Down Devastation: A Single Mom Responds to Trump’s Tax Plan
You’re not a single mother. You have a spouse or a partner. You don’t have kids, or if you do, you’re raising them in a two-parent, two-income household. I’m happy for you — and a little envious. I...
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John Feffer
Worst. 100 Days. Ever.
If I were a Trump supporter, I’d be furious at the coverage of the president’s first 100 days. The mainstream media has engaged in a bout of competitive schadenfreude as headline writers and...
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Richard Eskow
The First 100 Days of Resistance
Donald Trump’s 100th day as president is upon us, and the early reviews aren’t good. Although he now calls it a “ridiculous standard,” Trump once touted his 100-day plan on the campaign trail. This...
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Bill Bigelow
Jeff Sessions to Pacific Islanders: ‘Your Lives Are Worthless’
Speaking on a conservative talk radio show last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions denounced a decision issued by Derrick K. Watson, a federal judge in Hawaii, blocking Trump’s Muslim travel ban: “...
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Robert Reich
Trump’s Unconstitutional Assault on the Judiciary
One way dictators take over democracies is by threatening the independence of a nation’s courts. Donald Trump is doing just this. Connect the following dots: 1. In January, Trump blasted a federal...
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Nick Turse
The U.S. Military Moves Deeper into Africa
General Thomas Waldhauser sounded a little uneasy. “I would just say, they are on the ground. They are trying to influence the action,” commented the chief of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) at a...
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Joseph Torres
Killing Net Neutrality Is a Critical Goal in Trump's Campaign Against Free Speech
The president’s appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, unveiled his plan to kill Net Neutrality at a closed-door FreedomWorks-sponsored event on Wednesday in...
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René Wadlow
Yemen: Effective Humanitarian Aid Depends on a Peace Accord
The United Nations (UN) together with the governments of Sweden and Switzerland which have often led humanitarian issues in the UN system held a high-level pledging conference in Geneva on April 25,...
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Kathy Kelly
The Shame of Killing Innocent People
On April 26th, 2017, in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah, the Saudi-led coalition which has been waging war in Yemen for the past two years dropped leaflets informing Hodeidah’s residents of an...
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Conor Friedersdorf
Why Are Leftists Targeting Troll Columnists Like Ann Coulter Instead of Institutions?
California is at the center of the ongoing, nationwide conflict over free speech on college campuses. The latest installment: After Ann Coulter was invited, and then disinvited, to speak at UC...
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Neal Gabler
The 100 Days That Turned America Upside Down
“Don’t you want God to show up and say He’s kidding?” Louis C.K. asked Stephen Colbert on The Late Show a couple of weeks back. Of course we do. Instead, during these past 100 days, God seems to have...
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Chris Hedges
Terrorizing the Vulnerable
ELIZABETH, N.J.—Edison, 50, an undocumented man from Uruguay, wraps his knuckles against the basement wall of the row house as if it is a front door. “Who is it?” a 44-year-old Salvadoran immigrant...
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
As Trump Stokes Fear Among Immigrants, a Movement Builds on May Day
Arturo Hernandez, like so many millions of immigrants, came to the United States in order to forge a better life for his family. He is one of the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants without...
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Anthony Romero
100 Days of Resistance
It only took a day for the people to speak. On the morning after Donald Trump’s inauguration, more than 500,000 people crowded into the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington. The “...
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Jessie Lorenz
Now Is the Time for Single-Payer Healthcare in California
In the wake of the failed effort to repeal Obamacare, there’s a groundswell of support rising to bring the dream of single-payer health care to California. Senators Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, and...
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LeeAnn Hall
Hometowns Rising To Win Health Care For All
Back in January, a victory on health care seemed a long way away. Today, we’re still in a big fight to protect the health care that we need and that everyone deserves. It’s not just the Affordable...
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Robert C. Koehler
A Public Plan for Peace
The American will to wage war — endless war, pointless war, total war — is, I fear, impervious to public opinion and even political action. It remains alive deep in the underground bunker of American...
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John Atcheson
Record-Breaking CO2 Levels, Tax Cuts, and Catastrophe: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You
On March 10, 2017, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced some bad news. Humans were hurtling toward unknown territory with regards to global warming. Concentrations of CO 2,...
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Ralph Nader
Trump’s Hundred Days of Rage and Rapacity
The Lawless-loving corporatists have worked overtime to besmirch the word “regulation” (or law and order for corporations) and edify the word “deregulation,” to help bring about their dream state of...
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Darlene Dubuisson, Mark Schuller
'You Live Under Fear': 50,000 Haitian People at Risk of Deportation Under Trump
“With TPS, it’s like you live under fear,” thirty-something aspiring nurse Michaëlle explained. “You don’t know what’s going to happen. I live with stress because of that.” Michaëlle’s situation just...
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Adam Johnson
NYT’s ‘Impossible to Verify’ North Korea Nuke Claim Spreads Unchecked by Media
Buoyed by a total of 18 speculative verb forms—five “mays,” eight “woulds” and five “coulds”— New York Times reporters David E. Sanger and William J. Broad ( 4/24/17 ) painted a dire picture of a...
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Medea Benjamin
Women Beware: Saudia Arabia Charged with Shaping Global Standards for Women's Equality
It’s hard to sink to a greater depth of hypocrisy than voting Saudi Arabia onto a UN Commission charged with promoting women’s equality and empowerment. And yet, on April 23rd, that is precisely what...
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Josh Bivens, Hunter Blair
Trump’s Opening Bid for Tax Reform Is More Tax Cuts and Loopholes for the Rich
Today, President Trump unveiled a proposal that serves as his opening bid for the upcoming debate over tax “reform.” Unsurprisingly , the president is proposing straightforward tax cuts for the rich...
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Women Cross DMZ
From Around the World, An Urgent and Unified Plea to Avert War on Korean Peninsula
President Donald Trump Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Secretary of Defense James Mattis H.R. McMaster, National Security Council April 26, 2017 Dear President Trump: We are women leaders from 40...
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Dean Baker
Donald Trump's Big Tax Cut... For Himself
According to press accounts, Donald Trump seems prepared to put out a tax cut proposal that could net him hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade. It probably won't do much to help the...
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Lee Rowland
We All Need to Defend Speech We Hate
Controversial, critical, confrontational, and challenging speech is an essential part of any successful college education. Without it, institutions of higher education cannot truly be said to be...
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Robert Reich
5 Reasons Why Trump’s Corporate Tax Cut is Appallingly Dumb
Trump wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, in order to “make the United States more competitive.” This is truly dumb, for 5 reasons: 1. The White House says the United...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Jim Goodman
NAFTA Needs To Be Replaced, Not Renegotiated
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) must be replaced with a transparent trade agreement that ensures farmers in all three nations—Canada, Mexico, and the United States—receive fair prices...
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D.D. Guttenplan
Why Was Heath Mello Thrown Under the Bus?
OMAHA, Nebraska — On my first morning here in Nebraska, I walked right into a glass wall. “Wow! Didn’t see that coming,” I thought, as the blood poured down my nose. So I have some sense of what it...
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Bill Quigley
Everything Wrong with Charter Schools on Display in New Orleans
New Orleans is the nation’s largest and most complete experiment in charter schools. After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana took control of public schools in New Orleans and launched a...
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Aviva Chomsky
Making Sense of the Deportation Debate
Ever since he rode a Trump Tower escalator into the presidential race in June 2015 and swore to build his “great wall” and stop Mexican “rapists” from entering the country, undocumented immigrants...
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Dean Baker, Jeff Hauser
President Trump’s Dramatic Retreat on Trade
Trade was a major theme in President Trump’s campaign. He repeatedly complained that our trade negotiators were stupid and therefore had negotiated bad trade agreements. These bad trade deals are the...
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Frances Moore Lappé, Adam Eichen
Why We Are Joining the March on Harrisburg
A little over a year ago, we embarked on a journey that would forever change our lives. With Democracy Spring , we marched from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. and then risked arrest in front of the...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Where Is the Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders of Foreign Policy?
When a prominent Washington peace activist was asked recently to name the leading anti-interventionists in the Senate, he responded, “Rand Paul and Mike Lee,” both Republicans. Democrats are in the...
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Deborah Burger
Attention, Please: We Can Guarantee Healthcare for All Californians
With continued uncertainty in Washington over the fate of the Affordable Care Act, California has a unique role to play in charting a new path on health care reform – legislation that would guarantee...
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Robert Weissman
President Trump’s Corporate Government
We’re 100 days into Corporate Government. While giant corporations have for decades and on a bipartisan basis exerted far too much influence over government decision-making, we’ve never seen anything...
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Cassandra Stubbs
In Its Rush to Kill, Arkansas May Have Executed an Innocent Man
Ledell Lee’s first hard-knock moment came even before he was born. His mom, 16 and on her third pregnancy by a man years older than she was, drank and smoked through his pregnancy. Because of her...
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Nozomi Hayase
Prosecution of Assange is Persecution of Free Speech
US authorities are reported to have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This overreach of US government toward a publisher, whose principle is aligned with the U...
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Juan Cole
For First Time, a US President Backs a Fascist France
While she is highly unlikely to win the run-off presidential election on May 7 against the Bill Clinton of France, Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen managed to come in second in the first round on...
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Will Bunch
Biggest Threat to 'Law-and-Order'? Our Delusional Attorney General
He repeatedly mangles facts and butchers the truth -- and almost never apologizes for it. He managed to rise to the top in Washington when many thought that the issue of racism would kill his career...
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John Nichols
The First 100 Days of Resistance
The awful irony of Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president is that a man who is still frequently described as “erratic” has governed as an entirely predictable corporate conservative—as everyone...
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