All Views Articles

Friday, May 3, 2019
Doug Morris
Pete Seeger Lives! On Folk Legend's 100th Birthday, Remembering How Music and Love Conquers Hate
The folk musician and legendary social justice activist was loved by people across the world because Pete actively loved people across the world.
Read more
Angela Godfrey-Goldstein
In Occupied Territory, Reality Check at Ground Zero
The fate of a Bedouin village spotlights the cruelty of the Israeli occupation
Read more
We need people. Real live people who can come into our schools and do the actual work with students. (Photo by Dave Einsel/Getty Images) Steven Singer
The Best School Innovation Would Be More People
We need teachers, counselors, aides and administrators promoted from within and not functionaries from some think tank’s management program
Read more
Detained Myanmar journalist Kyaw Soe Oo carrying his daughter is escorted by police for his ongoing trial at a court in Yangon on June 12, 2018. (Photo: CNN) Suzanne Nossel
The Alarming Assault on the Free Press
This year on World Press Freedom Day, it is time to remind ourselves and our governments about this essential liberty, and to recommit ourselves to the steps necessary to protect it
Read more
Ralph Nader
Donald Trump Is the Most Impeachable President in American History
The sitting president vs. Congress and the U.S. Constitution
Read more
Thursday, May 2, 2019
In Wisconsin, Jesse Jackson writes, voter suppression laws have been passed by a conservative Republican legislature despite the fact that there is no evidence of voter fraud to justify them. (Photo: Karie Angell Luc~for Sun-Times Media)  Jesse Jackson
GOP, Not Russia, Is Greater Threat to Free Elections
The right to vote—the most basic right of a democracy—is still contested in too many states—and must be fought, state by state, by citizens of conscience
Read more
Rep. Katie Porter has made a name off her prosecutorial questions to Wall Street CEOs and lax regulators alike.(Photo: CSPAN) Max Moran
Wall Street Money Buys Silence on Big Bank Abuses
The financial industry used $2 billion in political spending during the last election cycle to head off meaningful change and preserve its ability to rip off consumers
Read more
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (Photo: Paris Malone / Flickr) Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Ilhan Omar Won't Be Cowed by Trump
Whether Trump likes it or not, “our country” is also Omar’s country
Read more
 Legally, given an unbiased court, Barr and the White House he serves don't have legs to waddle on. (Photo: Win McNameeGetty Images) Charles P. Pierce
William Barr Is Orchestrating a Slow-Rolling Coup Against the Constitutional Order
Jerry Nadler threw down the gauntlet after the attorney general flouted congressional subpoenas, but he's dead wrong about what the future might hold
Read more
Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) participates in a FOX News Town Hall at SteelStacks on April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Makela / Stringer/ Getty Images) Curt Ries
Bernie Sanders Is Running an Unprecedented Campaign
We need nothing less than a political revolution made up of hundreds of thousands of volunteers and millions of supporters. So that's what we're doing.
Read more
In Sudan, weeks of massive popular uprisings have dislodged another autocrat, forcing that country’s military to remove President Omar al-Bashir. (Photo: Lana Haroun/Twitter) Rebecca Gordon
Autocrats and Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa
Spring stirrings and misgivings
Read more
Arms control has become more important than ever before, given that a new nuclear arms race beckons. (Photo: Shutterstock) John Feffer
A Farewell to Arms Control?
With Trump and Bolton at the helm, the international arms control regime is effectively dead. But could that spark a new movement for disarmament?
Read more
People’s Action hit on all cylinders in D.C. –with rallies, protests and marches, and in committee rooms and offices and on Capitol Hill. (Photo: People's Action) Connie Huynh
#PeoplesWave Rises Up For #MedicareForAll
The forces working against us are very strong, so we must keep growing our movement
Read more
The best option for Democratic primary voters is to research the candidates' positions and records, and pick the one they think is best. (Photo: Illustrated | Scott Olson/Getty Images, slavadubrovin/iStock, jessicahyde/iStock) Ryan Cooper
'Electability' Is a Terrible Reason to Pick a Candidate
Being timid and going with the "safe" choice backfired horribly in 2016
Read more
AP photograph of a coup supporter in front of a burning bus. (Photo: Fernando Llano) Alan MacLeod
Venezuela: It’s Only a Coup if the US Government Says So
Media side with Trump cronies rather than common sense in labeling coup a 'protest'
Read more
Robert Reich
Congress Should Be Ready to Arrest Attorney General Barr if He Defies Subpoena
Trump's contempt for the inherent power of Congress cannot stand, and lawmakers should not tolerate an Attorney General who refuses to submit to oversight
Read more
 Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals at the Mohegan Sun Pocono on April 15, 2019 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. One of Sanders' proposals for his presidential bids is Medicare for all. Norman Solomon
Why So Many Journalists Are Clueless About the Bernie 2020 Campaign
The elite-oriented atmosphere of media aversion to his campaign is in sync with media disregard for the power of community-based activism that could result in a Sanders presidency
Read more
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
US puppet Juan Guaidó speaks to reporters during his failed coup attempt yesterday. Dave Lindorff
It’s Looking Like Another Failed Coup Attempt by the US and Its Puppet Guaidó in Venezuela
The US cannot understand how loathed it is south of the border
Read more
Industrial ocean fish farm in Atlantic Ocean Canary Islands. (Photo: Video Blocks.) Hallie Templeton
Your Tax Dollars at Work
The Trump administration just created a map showing mega-corporations where they should industrialize the ocean next
Read more
The T-Mobile commitment that rings most hollow is its claim that it would “indefinitely” continue Sprint’s participation in Lifeline. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Carmen Scurato
Why the Demise of the T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Would Be Good News for You
T-Mobile buying Sprint would consolidate the wholesale market, drying up competition and driving up prices
Read more
Washington Post depiction of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announcing the proposal for a Green New Deal. (Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg News) Miranda Spencer
Establishment Media and the Green New Deal: New Wine in Old Bottles
While the resolution was a radical departure from politics as usual, most corporate media filtered coverage of the “Green New Deal” through the lens of conventional expectations
Read more
An investor views the stock index at a securities company on May 30, 2007 in Nanjing, China. Capitalism's defenders, writes Wolff, "clearly want the basic system to continue. But exactly what is the system?" (Photo: China Photos/Getty Images) Richard Wolff
Yes, We Can do Better Than Capitalism
By democratizing our workplaces, we can supplant the dominant ecomomic system which cannot escape its intrinsic exploitation of labor
Read more
The migrants’ stories, gaunt faces, and vulnerability continue to haunt me. (Photo: Shutterstock) Jean Stokan
A Border Crisis of Our Own Making
For 30 years I've led faith delegations to Central America, seeing firsthand how U.S. policies displaced the people now arriving at our border
Read more
Mueller’s report has 10 key instances of potential obstruction by Trump, which Mueller apparently wanted to see Barr underline in some way. (Photo: Screen shot / YouTube) Juan Cole
Does Mueller's Angry Letter Prove Barr Lied to Congress?
Mueller’s vehemence that Barr not disregard the possibility that Trump committed obstruction shows exactly what is on his mind
Read more
In just the first three quarters of 2018, big business quietly pocketed stunning tax savings they would have—and should have—paid to support America's public needs. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Jim Hightower
Where the Money Is
As most Americans now realize, the tax cut was not for them but instead was a disgraceful trillion-dollar-a-year giveaway to corporate giants and their wealthiest shareholders
Read more
Pelosi and Schumer are not serious political leaders. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Jeffrey C. Isaac
The New "Infrastructure Deal" Is a Political Disaster
Why legislative tacticians make bad political leaders
Read more
Pro-Guaidó police officers walk around Altamira distribuitor on April 30, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. Through a live broadcast via social media, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising against the government of Nicolás Maduro. (Photo: Carolain Caraballo/Vizzor Image/Getty Images) Gerry Condon
This US-Backed Rightwing Coup Attempt in Venezuela Must Be Condemned
We must do all we can to join this historic struggle for peace, justice and self-determination in our hemisphere.
Read more
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
William Astore
How the Pentagon Took Ownership of Con Man Donald Trump
When it comes to raising money based on false claims, this president has nothing on the Pentagon. And worse yet, like America's wars, the Pentagon's long con shows no sign of ending.
Read more
Teddy Ostrow
Zero Percent of Elite Commentators Oppose Regime Change in Venezuela
That elite media didn’t find a single person to vouch for Maduro or Chavismo, and that almost all the opinions explicitly or implicitly expressed support for the ouster of Venezuela’s elected president, demonstrates a firm editorial line, eerily obedient to the US government’s regime change policy.
Read more
Medea Benjamin
Social Movements Under Intense Attack Despite Colombia 'Peace Plan'
The U.S. government has interfered with the internal affairs of Colombia since the nation's founding as a nation in 1810
Read more
Tim Lau
How Congress Can Help Fix the Federal Election Commission
There is growing momentum for major FEC reforms
Read more
Eugene Robinson
Trump's Rhetoric Stokes Hate and Never Thinks of the Consequences.
Trump's theory of politics is based on division, not unity.
Read more
Larry Willis
Another Bad Idea Brought to You by the Koch Brothers
It is a bad idea. It is such a bad idea that it does not deserve a response. But here I am, giving it one.
Read more
Ady Barkan
I'm Dying From ALS and Here's My Message: No More Half Measures. Only Medicare for All
"Some people argue that although Medicare for All is a great idea, we need to move slowly to get there. But I needed Medicare for All yesterday. Millions of people need it today. The time to pass this law is now."
Read more
Monday, April 29, 2019
Robert Reich
5 Responses to Climate Change Deniers
At this point, there are no good-faith deniers of the planetary emergency before us
Read more
Richard Kogan
5 Reasons to Reject Any Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment
Another bad idea that seems to go away
Read more
Detail from a recent cartoon attached to a Wall Street Journal column warning against Medicare for All. Alan MacLeod
Corporate Media Are Here to Warn You: Medicare for All Is a Very Bad Idea
Despite all the concern trolling, reading the financial press highlights the fact that corporate media oppose Medicare for All not because of legitimate queries and concerns about its implementation, but because they are owned by investors with stakes in maintaining the for-profit status quo
Read more
Nada Elia
Indivisible Justice: Why Supporters of Palestine Must Stand With Other Oppressed Communities
Intersectional struggles and solidarity hinge on the understanding that we are enmeshed in a global web
Read more
Michael Winship
Impeach His Sorry Ass Now
The GOP is the party of overlook; Democrats must be the party of oversight.
Read more
Allegra Harpootlian , Emily Manna
The End of War Is Just a Beginning
Will technology stamp a "Forever" on America's wars?
Read more
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein speaks at a news conference at the Chabad of Poway synagogue on Sunday in Poway, Calif. Juan Cole
Hatred of One, Hatred of All: The Undeniable Link Between Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia
The alleged shooter in this attack offers an object lesson in the intersection of white nationalist and racist violence
Read more
Chris Hedges
The Last Battle of the Cree Nation
The Canadian tar sands, perhaps the largest such project in the world, is rapidly accelerating the release of the carbon emissions that will, if left unchecked, soon render the planet uninhabitable for humans
Read more
Sunday, April 28, 2019
TRUMP IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW: A protest in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8, 2018. Randy Baker
Not Impeaching Trump Is Riskier than Impeaching Him
Based on what we know, impeachment is the Democrats’ best option politically, as well as legally
Read more
White nationalists march at the University of Virginia "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in 2017. The marchers carried tiki torches and chanted Nazi slogans including "Jews Will Not Replace Us, " "Sieg Heil," and "Blood and Soil" while giving the Nazi salute. Roy Morrison
J'accuse Donald J.Trump
On this day, April 28 in 1898, Emile Zola's open letter “ J'accuse ” (I accuse) was published, accusing the French government and military of making a Jewish officer, Captain Alfred Dreyfus a...
Read more
Joe Biden Justin Anderson
Comcast-Owned MSNBC in the Tank for Joe Biden’s Presidential Run
Joe Biden finally announced on Thursday what everyone already knew. With the release of a three-and-a-half minute promotional video , the former vice president officially threw his name in the ever-...
Read more
People attend a prayer and candlelight vigil at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Poway, California. Jeffrey C. Isaac
Trump and the San Diego Synagogue Shooting
The President Plays with Fire, and The Rest of Us Get Burned
Read more
Bernie Sanders Ruth Conniff
Operation Take Down Bernie
Sanders’s socialism is scary for a Democratic establishment that worries a lot about electability. Cue the media hit pieces.
Read more
Police arrested 25 protesters who they say were blocking roads outside Bath Iron Works on Saturday morning, April 27, 2019 during the christening ceremony for the Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lyndon B. Johnson. Connie Jenkins
Another Shameful "Christening" at Bath Iron Works
We Must Be Out in the Streets
Read more
Scandinavian Mountains, Norway, Odda Thomas Meisenhelder
Making America Great
There is a lot of talk around about how to “make America great.” It seems to me common sense that if we really want to “make America great”, then we must be prepared to learn from societies that are...
Read more
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Iranians new pastime is to visit Nature Bridge(or Pol-e Tabiat) in the afternoons and evening to enjoy a stroll on this new creation of municipality, the view over the city's skyline, and evidently taking selfies on March 28, 2016 in Tehran, Iran. Eric Margolis
Trump's Crusaders March to War on Iran
Welcome back to 19th-century gunboat diplomacy.
Read more
LUCKY SIBLINGS: Donald Trump with his sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, in 2008. Christopher Brauchli
Lucky Siblings: Donald & Maryanne
Happy families are all alike. . . . — Leo Tolstoi, Anna Karenina I’m sure Maryanne and Donald have enjoyed some good laughs over it while contemplating how different the outcome would be had their...
Read more
Former President Nelson Mandela takes the oath on May 10, 1994, during his inauguration at the Union Building in Pretoria, South Africa. Stefan Simanowitz
I Witnessed How Close South Africa Came to Civil War, 25 Years Ago Today
Twenty-five years after South Africa’s miraculous first democratic elections, it’s easy to forget just how close the county came to civil war. I was working for the ANC (Western Cape) from 1992-4 and...
Read more
CODEPINK's Ariel Gold interrupts Elliott Abrams. Pat Elder
Disrupting Elliott Abrams
Elliott Abrams, the U.S. State Department Special Representative for Venezuela, delivered the keynote speech at the Atlantic Council's event "Venezuela After Maduro: A Vision for the Country's Future...
Read more
How Bad Does It Have to Get? Robert Freeman
How Bad Does It Have to Get?
It’s bad enough that he lost the election by 3,000,000 popular votes. It’s bad enough that the Russians helped him get elected by manipulating social media in critical electoral college states. It’s...
Read more
Friday, April 26, 2019
Adam Ramsay, Claire Provost
A Trump-Linked Super PAC Is Trying to Push Europe’s Voters to the Far Right
An undercover investigation by openDemocracy reveals “explosive” evidence of “extraordinary coordination” between a controversial Madrid campaign group and far-right parties across Europe.
Read more
Frances Moore Lappé
"I'm a Capitalist," Says Warren…But Why?
Let's drop the dead-end debate of capitalism versus socialism and focus on choosing terms that capture what we really mean—an open, fair, and accountable market essential to real democracy.
Read more
Lawrence Wittner
Most Americans Actually Reject Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy
Large majorities support arms control, curbs on military spending, and international institutions. The question is what they’re willing to do about it.
Read more
Will Bunch
Climate Denier Trump Can’t Handle the Tuth About Why Central Americans Flock to U.S.
Climate change-driven migration—and the famines, wars and other crises created by this—are only going to get worse
Read more
Bill Blum
Unequal Justice: As the Next Census Approaches, Will the Supreme Court Side with Trump in his War on Immigrants?
The idea for reinstating the citizenship question came from discussions including White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, both of whom have long histories as proponents of anti-immigrant policies.
Read more
Ralph Nader
Forfeit Your Pay and Resign: An Open Letter to Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg
You are on the highest level of notice not to add to your already extraordinary record of criminally negligent decisions and inactions. Result – 346 innocent people lost their lives.
Read more
Anny Martinez
A Green New Deal Town Hall: Paving the Way for a Just Transition
A truly effective climate policy will require 'a cultural shift that is bigger than legislation'
Read more
Michael Galant
What the UK’s Labour Party Can Teach Democrats About Internationalism
In the fight for the future of the Democratic Party, progressives must not let their critique of the status quo end at the nation’s borders
Read more
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Roger Kimmel Smith
With Biden Now Officially in the Running, A Look at the Democrats' Do-Si-Do
With elbows sharpening as the second round begins, look for candidates to square off and Warren to break through
Read more
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Trump's Crusade Against Women Goes Global
The president and vice president have become a worldwide menace to women's rights
Read more
Sonali Kolhatkar
Thank These Climate Activists for Resisting Our Extinction
Nothing matters anymore except for action and that is what thousands of people, young and old, have expressed in London over the past several days
Read more
Andy Rowell
The Climate Rebellion May Be Growing, But Big Oil Keeps on Drilling
Even though the science says we cannot carry on drilling, the oil industry capital investment over the next decade is forecast to rise over 85%, reaching over $1 trillion a year.
Read more
Noah Greenwald
Endangered Species Act Saves Vast Majority of Species Under Its Protection
Species are being saved from extinction, but the landmark protections are under attack by the Trump administration
Read more
Jeffrey C. Isaac
Impeachment as Political Strategy
Beyond the imperatives associated with rule of law imperatives, the process would be valuable to expose and weaken Trump and the Republicans for 2020
Read more
Thomas J. Adams
Bernie Sanders and the Song of America
Unlike any other politician in modern U.S. history, Sanders has revived a language of social and democratic rights
Read more
Fran Quigley
American Healthcare Horror Stories: An Incomplete Inventory
What should be unthinkable in a healthcare system are everyday occurences in the United States
Read more
Tom Engelhardt
Plenty of 'Collusion' for The Ultimate Crime: Lighting the Earth on Fire
Despite knowing the flames were rising, the arsonists all got together
Read more
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Sean McElwee
Promising Signs That America Is Waking Up to the Student Debt Crisis
New data reveals the issue of crushing student debt has the potential to help Democrats to make inroads with a broad array of voters
Read more
Max Richtman
Don’t Believe Misleading Coverage of Social Security Trustees’ Report
Do some mainstream media outlets truly not realize that members of Congress are working to avert shortfalls in Social Security and Medicare without cutting benefits? Or do they simply believe that the "no action in Washington" narrative is more compelling than the truth?
Read more
Martha Burk
The Most Dangerous Time for Women’s Rights in Decades
Merely banning abortion isn't enough for some on the rabid right — a few are even threatening women with the death penalty.
Read more
John Atcheson
Just How Many Times Are Establishment Democrats Willing to Make the Same Mistakes?
Is it possible that once again powerful forces within the party will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in 2020
Read more
David Cole
The Mueller Report: An Indictment in All But Name
One would think that any American president, regardless of ideology, would support a full-scale investigation to understand the extent of such interference and to help ward off future threats to our national sovereignty and security. Instead, Mueller's report shows that Trump's concern was not for...
Read more
Leonard Pitts Jr.
So I Am Done Being Wishy-Washy. Impeach Trump. Now
There is a moral imperative here, a stark question of right and wrong.
Read more
Norman Solomon
Joe Biden Reality Check: The Puffery vs. the Record
Biden has a media image that exudes down-to-earth caring and advocacy for regular folks. But his actual record is a very different story.
Read more
Jim Hightower
What Is the 'AI Agenda,' Who's Pushing It and Why?
Executives try to skate by the human toll by saying that the machine takeover is a natural process, the inevitable march of technological progress. That's hogwash. It's all about profit.
Read more
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Jen Marlowe
The Palestine Marathon
A window into occupation and survival in a less than holy land
Read more
Thanks to the withdrawal of the International Criminal Court, this crime—and hundreds of others—will neither be properly documented nor will there be justice for the victims and survivors. (Photo: Sgt. Daniel P. Shook/ Afghanistan Media Operations Center/ DVIDSHUB/cc/flickr) Vijay Prashad
Nothing to See Here: The U.S. Government Prevents Investigations Into War Crimes in Afghanistan
The U.S. war on Afghanistan, which has been ongoing since 2001, has produced an unknown death count with unknown numbers of war crimes
Read more
The administration’s plan is clear: keep beating the twin drums of terrorism and nuclear threat. Bolton and Pompeo will use both to justify more sanctions and more provocations. (Photo: Wikicommons) Joseph Cirincione, Mary Kaszynski
The Path to War with Iran Is Paved With Sanctions
Trump officials will cherry-pick information, package it, and amplify it across a willing echo chamber—exactly as the Bush administration did in the lead up to the Iraq war
Read more
Les Leopold
America’s Biggest Lie: We Can’t Afford Medicare for All
Think about how much your income would go up if you didn't have to pay for healthcare at all. That would begin to close the gap between productivity and wages for the first time in a generation.
Read more
Sen. Warren just unveiled her plan to eliminate tuition at all public two- and four-year college. (Photo: CNN) Kat Legier
Sen. Warren Just Stepped Up On Free College For All
Under Senator Warren’s plan, three-quarters of all households will see their federal student loans forgiven, which she says will help reduce the racial wealth gap
Read more
Journalists should close ranks here against this abuse of the President's authority, and against Britain and Ecuador for violating the norms of asylum. (Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA) Dennis Bernstein
Daniel Ellsberg Speaks Out on the Arrest of Julian Assange
"Without whistleblowers we would not have a democracy. And there have to be people to distribute work and publish it."
Read more
Stinger, a member of Constitutional Patriots New Mexico Border Ops Team militia is pictured on patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border near Mt. Christo Rey in Sunland Park, New Mexico on March 20, 2019. (Photo: Paul Ratje / AFP - Getty Images file) Raul A. Reyes
The U.S.-Mexico Border Isn't Protected by Militias, It's Patrolled by Domestic Terrorists
The United Constitutional Patriots are just one in a long line of anti-immigrant groups who try to terrorize the border areas
Read more
Jeffrey C. Isaac
A Trump Impeachment Has Risks, But They Are Worth Taking
The case for impeachment cannot be made unequivocally. But I believe it is a strong case.
Read more
Monday, April 22, 2019
Mike Lofgren
Two-and-a-Half Cheers for the Mainstream Media
For all their flaws, the Mueller Report largely vindicates the reporters who treated the investigation seriously
Read more
Robert Dodge
Earth Day 2019: Our Planet in Peril
The science is real and the people are making their voices heard and demanding action. There is no longer time to wish it were not so, alter the facts or to declare that it is too expensive to fix.
Read more
Grassroots organizing must be resourced in order to succeed over the long term. (Photo: Michael Fleshman/Flickr) Ann Larson
Academia, Grassroots Organizations, and Debt
Forming a genuine collaboration
Read more
Former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler getting sworn in on Saturday as EPA administrator.  (Photo: EPA) Robert Walker
Earth Day Under Trump: Nearly 50 Years Later, an Environment Movement Under Attack
At the White House, the UN’s latest call for “bold, urgent” action was dead on arrival.
Read more
Medea Benjamin, Kevin Zeese
Activists Protect DC Venezuelan Embassy from US-Supported Coup
The Trump-orchestrated plan of creating a parallel government in Venezuela and then simply taking over diplomatic premises is totally illegal
Read more
The pain inflicted from charter school fraud and malfeasance goes beyond money. (Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Jeff Bryant
Things Didn’t Go Well When Betsy DeVos Was Confronted With Her Department’s Charter School Fraud
One billion awarded by the federal government’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) went to charter schools that never opened or opened for only brief periods
Read more
Richard Stallman
The Christchurch Terrorist's Manifesto Is a Hideous Document, But Banning Possession of It Is Not the Solution
In the end, I feel more endangered by laws authorizing censorship than by right-wing fanatics
Read more
You might want to stop messing with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Leonard Pitts Jr.
Face It, Repubs, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Way Smarter Than You Guys
Not to treat her like the Second Coming—she is, again, just a neophyte lawmaker—but in her passion, her preparedness and her pugnacity, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is conducting a master class on the power of light and air, using the notoriety you gave her to do so
Read more
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks as Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), right, and other Congressional Democrats listen during a news conference Feb. 7. (Photo: Alex Wong / TNS) Rhea Suh
Three Earth Day Lessons for Green New Deal Activists
We must bridge racial, economic and political chasms and spark a renewed national effort to save the planet and leave our children a livable world
Read more
What if an article of mine on the U.S. military appears somewhere in our media world and that military refuses to notice? (Photo: Donald Sparks/AFRICOM) Nick Turse
No Need to Whisper, AFRICOM Isn't Listening In
AFRICOM calls for my “elimination” (from their daily media reports)
Read more
The death cult in Sri Lanka, like all religious cults, betrayed and defiled the actual values of Muslim scripture. (Photo: Stringer/Getty Images) Juan Cole
"The Nearest in Love": On How the Sri Lankan Death Cult Betrayed the Islamic Values of the Qur’an
These small, fringe groups are frustrated that 99.999 % of Muslims are not interested in their extremism
Read more
Robert Reich
Mueller Report Makes It Official: Trump a Morally Despicable Human Being
Even though Mueller apparently doesn't believe a sitting president can be indicted, he provides a devastating indictment of Trump's character.
Read more
Sunday, April 21, 2019
James Zogby
Why I’m Glad Netanyahu Won
"With Netanyahu back for his fifth term as prime minister, liberals must now face reality. They can no longer see Israel as a romanticized 'idea' of a progressive state governed by liberal values."
Read more

Pages