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Thursday, October 25, 2018
 The administration touted Kavanaugh’s pro-business record during his twelve-year tenure as an appellate judge, asserting that the nominee had voted to “overrule federal regulators seventy-five times on cases involving clean air, consumer protections, net neutrality and other issues.”(Photo: Screenshot) Bill Blum
Unequal Justice: Why Trump Picked Kavanaugh
The Trump Administration lauded Kavanaugh as a judge who “protects American businesses from illegal job-killing regulation.”
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Chuck Idelson
How to Fully Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions: It's Called Medicare for All
While Democratic candidates have rightfully exposed the outlandish lies by Trump and numerous Republicans suddenly acting as defenders of the sick, the inconvenient truth is that even with the ACA, insurance companies have found numerous ways to skirt the law, part of their business goals which...
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
It’s the policy equivalent of telling trans people that we don’t exist. It’s flatly absurd.(Photo: Shutterstock) Robin Carver
Being Trans in America Was Already Scary. Now It’s Terrifying.
A new federal order wouldn't just deny civil rights protections to trans people. It would deny we exist altogether.
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Unlike the corporate media that slavishly reports on Donald Trump’s latest lies, Democrats understand that this election is about the future of Social Security and health care. (Photo: Getty) Alex Lawson
Republicans Will Cut Your Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Benefits
Democrats will expand them
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A protester holds a Black Lives Matter sign outside the Capitol building in July 2016. (Christian K. Lee/The Washington Post) Chip Gibbons
The Left Is Warming Up to the FBI. That’s a Mistake.
The FBI has always targeted dissent
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Blood-stained backpacks at the site of a Saudi airstrike that killed fifty-one people, including forty children, Saada, Yemen, August 10, 2018. (Photo: AP Photo/ Kareem al-Mrrany) Jefferson Morley
Surgical Strikes: What the Attack on Yemen and Khashoggi Have in Common
The Saudi-led way of war is anything but indiscriminate
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Trump is going to do what he’s going to do, but the media could at least get the basics right. (Photo: Shutterstock) Katelyn Burns
Corporate Media Enabled Trump’s Anti-Trans Policies
Media coverage of marginalized groups targeted by Trump should recognize the humanity of those communities
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Every year we flush a trillion bucks straight down a toilet of price-gouging, pointless complexity, and straight-up fraud. (Photo: Illustrated | PhotoBylove/iStock, JOE RAEDLE/AFP/Getty Images) Ryan Cooper
The White House's Laughably Bad Attack on Medicare-for-all
If this is the best attack on Medicare-for-all American conservatives can come up with, we may safely conclude the policy debate is settled
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Michael Winship
In Berlin, Turkish Newsman and Pussy Riot Risk It All for Freedom of Speech
Dictators crush dissent and honest reporting with the gun, the sword, the noose and the bone saw.
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The Trump administration is trying hard to take away these existing protections and make anti-trans discrimination legal in every context it can find. (Photo: Alison Shelly/ACLU) James Esseks
The Trump Administration Is Trying to Erase Trans People, But the Law Clearly Protects Them
The good news here is that this administration doesn’t get the last word on trans people’s rights
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"Proud Boys" co-founder Gavin McInnes is surrounded by supporters at a rally in Berkeley, Calif. (Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP) Henry Giroux
The Fascist Threat Our Political Establishment Won't Acknowledge
We need individuals and social movements willing to disturb the normalization of a fascist politics, oppose racist, sexist, and neoliberal orthodoxy
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Sanders declared that ‘the United States must seek partnerships not just between governments, but between peoples, and that, “our safety and welfare is bound up with the safety and welfare of others around the world.”  (Crush Rush via Shutterstock) Dan Plesch
Progressives Need a New Internationalist Policy
Progressives need to look to U.S. allies and U.S. history for inspiration
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These are lies and they are serving a purpose: to stoke racism and fear among his base ahead of the elections. (Photo: Shutterstock) Domenica Ghanem
Journalists Say Trump’s Caravan Claims Are ‘Evidence-Free.’ It’s Worse Than That.
Reporters know the president is telling racist lies to rile up his base. Why won’t they just say that?
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Historically, the US hasn’t embraced despotic regimes despite their oppressive nature, but precisely because of it. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images) Adam Johnson
Blaming Saudis for Corrupting Otherwise Human Rights–Loving US
While it’s refreshing that some are starting to challenge the United States’ grotesque alliance with the Saudi theocratic monarchy, it’s important to note that it’s not a product of a foreign boogeyman, but core to the US imperial project
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Juan Cole
"I Am a Nationalist": Donald Trump Apes Mussolini in Drive to Destroy America
It is important that everyone understand how dangerous what Trump said is.
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Willie Brown's attack on democratic socialists was prompted by the race for State Assembly in California's District 15, which includes Richmond, Berkeley, Piedmont and parts of Oakland where Jovanka Beckles, endorsed by Our Revolution and the Democratic Socialists of America, is running against Buffy Wicks, a Barack Obama-type Democrat. (Photo: @JovankaBeckles) Tom Gallagher
Sorry Willie Brown, the Democratic Socialists Aren’t Leaving "Your" Party
And if you really think someone's got to go, how about you go?
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Relatives and friends wave goodbye to a train carrying 1,500 people being expelled from Los Angeles to Mexico on Aug. 20, 1931. (Photo: N.Y. Daily News archive/Getty Images) Ursula Wolfe-Rocca
Downplaying Deportations: How Textbooks Hide the Mass Expulsion of Mexican Americans During the Great Depression
What happened is that men, women, and children — immigrant and U.S.-born, citizen and noncitizen, long-time residents and temporary workers — all became the targets of a massive campaign of forced relocation, based solely on their perceived status as “Mexican.”
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President Donald Trump toasts Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, right, at an ASEAN Summit dinner, Nov. 12, 2017, in Manila. Vijay Prashad
There’s a Growing International Alliance of Right-Wing Demagogues
From Brazil’s Bolsonaro to the Philippines’ Duterte to the leader of them all, Trump
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The United Nations childrens agency said Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, that Yemen’s economic crisis and the relentless violence at a key Red Sea port city risks leaving millions of children and families without food, clean water and sanitation.(Photo: Hani Mohammed / Associated Press August 2018) Ro Khanna
Congress Must End U.S. Military Aid to Saudi War in Yemen
Today’s leaders owe it to all those who have sacrificed for a fairer world to bring an end to the worst humanitarian crisis on Earth
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 Individuals and organizations alike can spend as much as they want to support candidates as a result of this ill-considered decision that struck down the law prohibiting corporations and unions from spending money from their treasuries to influence elections. (Photo: Public Citizen) Alan Zibel
This Is Not What Democracy Looks Like: Big Money Floods Midterm Election Races
“This is the world Citizens United made.”
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Yet as early voting gets under way across the country, Congressional campaigns have focused mainly on domestic issues and personality politics, with almost nothing to say about the war in Yemen or other critical questions of war, peace and record military spending. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images) Nicolas J. S. Davies, Medea Benjamin
Peacemakers, Warmongers and Fence Sitters: Who Represents You?
In lifetime voting records tabulated by Peace Action, the average House Democrat has a 72% peace voting record, while the average House Republican scores only 10%. In the Senate, the difference is 69% to 14%
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This is your last hurrah, Donald. Your last victory dance. Your last moment in the sun and your last few minutes to use our cherished American system to funnel your idiocy through your makeshift megaphone. (Photo: Getty Images)  Alexandra Billings
Dear Mr. Trump: I’m Transgender And I Have A Few Things I Want You To Know
You stand for nothing. You believe in nothing.
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Never before has a president of the United States been so determined not to be president of all Americans. He’s president of his supporters. (Photo: Kyle/Flickr/cc) Robert Reich
Democrats: Don’t Go High or Low. Go Big and Bold
Of course Democrats have to fight Trump. But they also have to lift America beyond him
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Will this finally mobilize a resistance movement or will it just further confirm the dominance of the pack? (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Robert Lipsyte
Trump and Kavanaugh Win One for the Pack
How frats, teams, and gangs divide, conquer, and now judge America
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This all came to mind several times during the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh earlier this month - most notably during Lindsay Graham’s rant about the “hell” through which Kavanaugh had been put by Graham’s Democratic colleagues and the liberal media. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Tim Koechlin
You Have Nothing to Apologize For! The Defense of White Male Privilege
This declaration is rooted in arrogance and entitlement, not innocence. It means that no one has the right to take this virtually unlimited privilege from me
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Robert C. Koehler
Why Do Only Some Lives Matter?
Where is the outrage for the innocent civilians of Yemen?
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Monday, October 22, 2018
Belén Fernández
The West Enabled Khashoggi's Demise - Not To Mention All the Other Saudi Crimes
Enamoured Western media coverage catapulted 'Crown Prince charming' and other notorious regional human rights abusers into the role of 'modernising reformers'
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Jim Naureckas
USA Today Says Climate Apocalypse Promises a Balmy Winter
The takeaway from this year's weather patterns is nothing to celebrate
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Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro during a rally in Juiz de Fora on September 6, 2018. Luísa Abbott Galvão
Inequality: A Feature and Driver of Bolsonaro’s Rise in Brazil
Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate aligned himself with financial interests, attracting support from the moderates willing to overlook his fascist nature and lean into his free-market agenda
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Frances Moore Lappé
Are Humans Actually Capable of Democracy?
Elsewhere I’ve made the case that democracy isn’t a choice. It’s our only pathway forward, but my claim can provoke some pretty charged challenges. I can hear the fears of the discouraged asking, “Is...
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Thom Hartmann
Stop GOP Voter Suppression—Or Else!
Most American voters generally don’t like billionaires and corporations running politics, so the GOP is simply not letting them vote.
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Chris Hedges
The Rule of the Uber-Rich Means Either Tyranny or Revolution
Corporate capitalism, which has destroyed our democracy, has given unchecked power to the uber-rich.
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Alex Lenferna
No, the US Is Not Upholding Its Paris Climate Agreement Commitments
Despite some encouraging climate action at the sub-national level, the U.S. is not "upholding its commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement," as it is failing to address the issue of international climate finance and is far from meetings its fair share of emissions reductions
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Tom Engelhardt
(Un)Happy Anniversary! 17 Years of US War (and More to Come)
If you consider this the anniversary of a marriage made in hell, then you would also have to think of the war on terror that started in Afghanistan as having had a brood of demon children -- the invasion of Iraq being the first of them -- and by now possibly even grandchildren.
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Paul Buchheit
An Arena Full of the Richest Americans Would Own as Much Wealth as 70% of the World
For 35 years Americans have been duped into believing that well-positioned individuals should be allowed to do whatever they want, and the result is the perverse level of inequality we now have
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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos Jeff Bryant
Education May Propel the Blue Wave in DeVos Country
Should Democrats retake the Rust Belt, it may not only snuff out the DeVos legacy but also change the course of education policy in the nation
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fossil fuels Daniel Ross
Carbon Capture: What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change
Here's a harsh climate reality: Extracting carbon already emitted is as important as reaching zero output
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voting sign Max Feldman
How North Dakota's Voter ID Law Will Disenfranchise Native Americans
The burden will fall most heavily on communities that already have historically seen their voices marginalized
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Matt Taibbi
Three Colliding Problems Leading to a New Economic Disaster
Last week's stock sell-off was merely the beginning of what's to come
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Brett Kavanaugh Christopher Brauchli
The Elevation of Brett Kavanaugh
What effect will the presence of two known liars sitting as justices on the U.S. Supreme Court have on decisions made by that court, especially, but not exclusively, in criminal cases?
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autopsy Norman Solomon, Jeff Cohen, Pia Gallegos, Sam McCann, and Donna Smith
Democratic Autopsy: One Year Later
Progressive momentum could lead to historic breakthroughs in the midterms and beyond. Realizing such potential will require transforming and energizing the Democratic Party
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Bill McKibben Bill McKibben
I Was Used to Social Media Abuse. Then Someone Suggested Shooting Me
What does it say about a society when people just routinely call for the killing of those they disagree with?
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 Jair Bolsonaro Jorge Majfud
Brazil: The Eternal Country of the Future Trapped in Its Colonial Past
Those who oppose Bolsonaro in Brazil, like those who oppose Trump in the United States, do not understand the new cowangry mentality
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Saturday, October 20, 2018
Brazil's far-right, scandal-plagued, evangelical pastor-billionaire Edir Macedo is supporting Jair Bolsonaro ahead of the upcoming presidential runoff election. Glenn Greenwald
In Bolsonaro's New Brazil, Far-Right Evangelical Billionaire's Media Empire Is Being Exploited to Investigate Journalists
Edir Macedo, known as The Bishop, is now an explicit supporter of far-right extremist and presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro
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Kelly Trout
Three Key Takeaways From the IPCC Report on 1.5 Degrees of Warming
There is no time to lose in rapidly reducing emissions
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Ryan Cooper
Tribalism Is Not the Problem
Tribes do not behave as moronically as described, and the problem with American politics has more to do with modernity
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MBS, Trump Juan Cole
The Top Five Ways Trump Enabled Murder of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
The lawless and fascist discourse of the U.S. president is not without consequences in world affairs
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Friday, October 19, 2018
Ahmed Abu Artema
Gaza’s Great March of Return: Six Months On, We Are Still Struggling Against Israeli Oppression
Despite the bloody fallout, all indications point to the continued momentum of the Palestinian protest movement
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Have Democrats Forgotten About This Summer's Immigration Debacle?
Because the liberal party is once again unable or unwilling to articulate a critical issue and effectively lay cruel immigration policies at the feet of Trump and the Republicans, the GOP’s anti-immigrant hysteria may reign supreme
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Michael Molitch-Hou
Climate Activists Occupy Greenpeace UK Headquarters—Wait, That Can't Be Right
British environmental activist group says Greenpeace is not radical enough to meet the dire climate situation
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Sam Husseini
The Most Strategic Midterm Race: A Progressive Challenges Steny Hoyer
Pat Elder's challenge to Hoyer not only pushes back against corporate domination, but also tangibly for peace and against militarism around the world
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Jack Holmes
The President of the United States Just Explicitly Endorsed Political Violence
We've been heading towards this moment for a long time, but the president has now put the bloody icy on the cake
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John Feffer
The Americans, the Saudis, and the Israelis: Assassins Without Borders
Saudi Arabia's apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea — or Israel and the United States.
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Robert Weissman
'Tough on Crime' Jeff Sessions Touts Plummeting Corporate Crime Enforcement Like It's an Achievement
Attorney General's time at the Justice Department has resulted in near-record low white-collar crime prosecutions
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That was the story most journalists missed, in some cases because the story handed to them limited the historical scope of what was at stake in anti-pipeline protests. (Photo: Screenshot) Daniel David
Why Coverage of Indigenous Issues Is So Lousy
Indigenous perspectives, plural because there are many, have always been missing to our understanding, whether it’s about pipelines, land rights, racism or music
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I’m still mired in the past, shaken by the spectacle of the Kavanaugh hearings, and pulled across the decades into the darkest crevasses of my memories. (Photo: Screenshot) Belle Chesler
The Kavanaugh Hearings Just Won't Leave Me Alone
The media’s moving on, but I’m not
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Hurdles surrounding the vetting of voter information may impede participation in close contests on Election Day. (Photo: Keith Ivey/flickr/cc) Steven Rosenfeld
Voter Data Suppression Is GOP’s Latest Anti-Voter Tactic
Arizona and Georgia are leading examples
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Iqbal Khyber and Badshah Khan bring a breath of fresh air. (Photo: Dr Hakim) Dr. Hakim
Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air
We have all been smoking the cigarette of war, despite the evidence on its cancer-causing nature. What we should do is to quit smoking. Quit the human behavior of war!
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People need to know that an alternative exists to our toxic status quo and understand how to fight for it. (Photo: Food&Water Watch) Peter Thacher
We Need To Inspire Courage to Stop Climate Change—Not Fatalism
There is no other important social issue where we tolerate defeatism— climate change should be no exception. The only acceptable response is to work to fix it
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This is the backdrop to the 2018 midterms, and to the whole Trump Administration, which is essentially one, long negative campaign.(Photo: Alex Brandon/AP) Ruth Conniff
The Republicans’ Long, Negative Campaign
Among a slew of attacks on voters, the GOP’s longstanding effort to simply turn them off remains among the most effective
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While practically every Democrat bigwig has at least expressed concern about the Khashoggi story, many Republicans have actually doubled down on their support.(Photo: Illustrated | abadonian/iStock, Wikimedia Commons) Ryan Cooper
Republicans' Saudi Arabia Derangement
It's a good demonstration of how deep the moral corruption has gone in the GOP under Trump, and the extent to which their foreign policy "thinking" is dictated by foreign lobbying
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The key in Nader’s story to the citizens retaking control of Congress and the government is sustained mass nationwide demonstrations and rallies.(Photo: Sage Ross/flickr/cc) Chris Hedges
The Rats Revolt
There is no American who has fought with more tenacity, courage and integrity to expose the crimes of corporate power and to thwart the corporate coup d’état that has destroyed our democracy than Ralph Nader.
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Frances Moore Lappé
What Is Democracy, Anyway? Let’s Talk
Above all, democracy is a cultural journey—not an end stage—headed towards widely dispersed power and away from concentrated control
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If we’re asleep at the wheel, the likelihood of calamity skyrockets.(Photo: Screenshot) Richard Heinberg
When It Comes to Sustainability, We’re a Society of Distracted Drivers
We human beings are all, in effect, driving this planet
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Thom Hartmann
The Fascists Are Coming for Your Social Security and Medicare
The warning signs are already here.
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Even if these candidates don’t win, their campaigns have been historic. If November isn’t kind to progressives, I don’t think we should brush this wave aside. (Photo: Shutterstock) Norah Vawter
Progressives Need to Be Brave Enough to Fail
I don’t believe that we’re going to create real change through the compromises and decorum of so-called moderates
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We must strengthen federal anti-discrimination laws, so housing can’t be denied to someone due to their source of income, poor credit, lack of rental history, or their status as a victim of domestic violence.(Photo: Shutterstock) John Tharp, Maria Foscarinis
All Laws That Make It a Crime to be Homeless Should Be Repealed
Here's what should replace them
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As a result of the 2017 election, Democrats will have more say in Virginia's redistricting. (Photo: Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP) Sam Wang, Ben Williams, & Rick Ober
How Gerrymandering Reform Can Win in the States
Through local action, Democrats this November have a chance to untilt the playing field in every state that now has an extreme partisan gerrymander
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Our society is one that has long accepted and encouraged the victimization of women and other marginalized people.(Photo: Genebel/Twenty20) Sandra Park
How America Systematically Fails Survivors of Sexual Violence
The multiple layers of discrimination that survivors experience, and the network of systems that foster it, could leave one feeling hopeless
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Last week, President Trump referred to protests opposing the Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as "the rule of the mob." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty) Tim Lau
The Trump Administration Wants to Drastically Limit the Right to Protest in the Nation’s Capital
The National Park Service could charge a “protest tax” and block off 80 percent of the White House sidewalk to demonstrations
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Trump reached out to Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, who has invoked Hitler’s mass extermination of Jews as a model for how he would like to dispose of drug dealers and addicts. (Photo: Screenshot) Robert Reich
Trump Is America's Most Dangerous Export
Donald Trump is not only undermining democracy here at home, but he’s also emboldening dangerous authoritarian movements around the world
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has bragged that he has been thinking about cutting these programs since his frat days. He literally claimed that he was “dreaming” of ending Medicaid when he was “drinking at a keg,” adding, “I’ve been thinking about this stuff for a long time.”(Photo: Courtesy of AFGE, Flickr | CC 2.0) Nancy J. Altman
The Future of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Is on the Ballot This November
Right-wing extremists have never been subtle about their goal to eliminate all three programs
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A panel at last month's climate summit gave welcome attention to agricultural emissions, but speakers failed to suggest adequate reforms. (Photo: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images) Christopher D. Cook
To Address the Climate Crisis, We Must Completely Rethink How We Produce and Consume Food
Market-driven solutions won’t cut it
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There are constant reminders in Berlin of Germany's violent history, like the white crosses honoring East Berliners shot while trying to escape or the big sign at Checkpoint Charlie announcing, "You are leaving the American sector" in four languages. (Photo: Michael Winship/CD) Michael Winship
Doubt It Can Happen Here? Tell It to Berlin
A note to those who think it unfair to compare the Trump White House and the GOP to what happened in Germany 85 years ago.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Daniela Manuschevich, Nick Meynen
Chilean Union Leader Found Dead One Day After Anti-Pollution Demo
One day after protesting massive chemical pollution, Alejandro Castro was found, hanging. The artisanal fisherman union leader had just pulled off a mass mobilization against acute chemical...
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"By maintaining close ties with Saudi Arabia," write Benjamin and Miller, "the US is sending a message to citizens around the world that it values money and power over human rights." (Photo: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images) Medea Benjamin, Mary Miller
Khashoggi Is The Tip Of The Bloody Iceberg: 10 More Reasons to Cut the US-Saudi Alliance
Despite its history of thuggery, the United States has been cozy with the kingdom for decades.
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Individual and family costs for medical care and insurance coverage are exploding, and tens of millions of people are having to choose whether to pay for needed care or their housing, heating, or other basic needs. (Photo: Molly Adams/Flickr/cc) Chuck Idelson
Behind Trump’s Attack on Medicare for All – a Fear of Losing Political Power
Most revealing in Trump’s campaign invective and universally rebuked op ed are not the fabrications littering nearly every word, but the motivation behind it
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she’s “just the canary in the coal mine.” John Nichols, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
‘I Want Us to Be That Party Again’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks about her win and what inspires her going forward
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Students held direct actions, rallies, and teach-ins to send a clear message that education is a right, not a privilege. (Photo: People's Action Blog) Anna Attie
Students Across the Nation Fight for #FreeCollege4All
Student Action will continue this fight until we win a world where college need never be considered a luxury
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In the five years since the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, gutted the key provisions of the Voting Rights Act, many states in the South and the Midwest controlled by Republicans have enacted voter registration laws that disenfranchise minority voters. (Photo by Hero Images/Getty Images) Chris Winters
Voter Registration Is Inherently Racist
And several other reasons that the midterm elections are testing how far some states can go in disenfranchising certain voters
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Andrew Bacevich
Rethinking National Security: Some Unsolicited Advice for an Undeclared Presidential Candidate
A letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren
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Jefferson Morley
The Khashoggi Affair Won’t Stop Trump’s Drive for War With Iran
Symbolic punishment will be designed to protect the policy of provocation.
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Monday, October 15, 2018
Kali Holloway
Descendant of Racist Confederate Leader Voices Support for Anti-Racist Activists
A UNC-Chapel Hill student faces criminal charges for protesting a Confederate statue on campus
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Sam Pizzigati
Confronting Climate Change in a Deeply Unequal World
The global reaction to two new landmark reports suggests the world could well lose that confrontation
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Deborah Burger, Zenei Cortez
The American People Will No Longer Buy the Trump-GOP Lies About Medicare for All
Americans have increasingly concluded that market approaches are failing their health and their economic security. They want real change—and 70 percent now favor Medicare for all.
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Will Bunch
Trump Is Clamping Down on White House Protest. Be Very Afraid of What Comes Next
The big question about the National Park Service rules is: Why now?
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Jeff Cohen
Few Democrats Offer Alternatives to War-Weary Voters
The party's failure to challenge US foreign policy is both a moral and strategic failure
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"Regardless of what ultimately happened to [journalist Jamal] Khashoggi," writes Hartung, "continuing U.S. arms sales and military support to Saudi Arabia under current circumstances is immoral." William Hartung
Jobs Are No Excuse for Arming a Murderous Regime
There are other ways to promote jobs in the United States that do not involve accepting blood money from the Saudi regime.
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Karen Greenberg
How Guantanamo Set the Stage for the Kavanaugh Hearings
Justice derailed and the echoes of Gitmo
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Sunday, October 14, 2018
Jeff Bryant
How the Wealthy Destroy Public Schools, One Gift at a Time
"What billionaire donors all have in their devotion to blaming schools and educators for problems posed by educating low-income children."
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Matt Taibbi
Trump Is Just One Player in a Much, Much Larger Tax Story
That big 'New York Times' expose should most of all remind us that upper-class tax evasion has been the norm for a generation
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Peter Dreier
The #MeToo Movement's Roots in Women Workers' Rights
An unsung shero of the early 20th century, Rose Schneiderman organized women to fight for laws to protect them from sexual harassment and assault in the workplace
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Charles P. Pierce
There's a Lot of Talk About 'Mobs' These Days. Let Me Refer You to the Constitutional Convention
The notion that large, emotional mobs have always been dismissed out-of-hand in America is ahistorical
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Juan Cole
On Not Writing Recommendation Letters for the Occupiers in Palestinian Territories
"The political atmosphere of the United States is powerfully shaped by persons who are essentially honorary members of the proto-fascist and colonial Likud Party in Israel, whether Evangelical Christians, or Jewish magnates like Sheldon Adelson, or erratic opportunists like Lindsay Graham."
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Saturday, October 13, 2018
"The lack of urgency in Congress has persisted," writes Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), "even in the wake of recent revelations that a Facebook security breach exposed 50 million users’ personal information to attackers and Google let third-party app developers access information on users who did not give them permission." Ro Khanna
Facebook's and Google’s Breaches Show It’s Time for an Internet Bill of Rights
The American people can no longer wait while their data is being collected, shared and stolen on the web. The Internet can be a tool for more freedom and prosperity, but only if proper rules and guidelines exist.
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Logos of CVS and Aetna are displayed on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York on Dec. 5, 2017. Robert Reich
Living in the New Guilded Age
We’re now in a new Gilded Age of wealth and power similar to the first Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century when the nation’s antitrust laws were enacted. But unlike then, today’s biggest corporations have enough political clout to neuter antitrust.
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Stacey Abrams of Georgia, Andrew Gillum of Florida, and Beto O'Rourke of Texas aim to capitalize on a "blue wave" in 2018 to make Democratic inroads and shake up politics in the South. Chris Kromm
How the 2018 'Blue Wave' Could Shake Up Southern Politics
A new round of Democratic victories in the South in 2018 could give progressives an opportunity to capitalize on demographic changes and gain a political foothold to begin shifting the balance of power in Southern states
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Mural: Tribute to Archbishop Oscar Romero. Brett Wilkins
Pope to Declare Slain Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero a Saint
It was Romero’s life and deeds, not any purported supernatural powers, that have earned him worldwide recognition and renown as a champion of oppressed people throughout Latin America and beyond.
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The Tornillo facility, a shelter for children of detained migrants, in Tornillo, Texas, U.S., is seen in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, obtained by Reuters June 25, 2018. Christopher Brauchli
Immigrants... Once More
The children were abducted – abducted by the U.S. government
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To be sure, the higher interest rates borne of Trump’s profligate borrowing will deliver huge returns to his true base: the rich.(Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Robert Freeman
The Market Weighs in on Trump’s Economic Policies
The whole of Trump’s economic policy has been a massive injection of debt into an already healthy economy
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