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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The detention and separation of families was part of a broad attack on asylum-seekers and immigrants generally under Nielsen.(Photo: Andrew Harnick/ AP) Brian Tashman
Kirstjen Nielsen’s Brutal and Calamitous Leadership of the Department of Homeland Security Comes to an End
All in all, Nielsen’s legacy as an apologist and enabler of Trump’s detention and deportation machine will go down in history as one of the crucial—and cruel—moments of this presidency
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Whoopi Goldberg said that she doubted Flores for not immediately saying something to Biden. (Photo: Screenshot) Naomi LaChance
Ignoring Lessons of #Metoo, Media Scrutinize Biden’s Accusers
In addition to questioning the motives of the accusers and victim blaming, media analysts have invented reasons to excuse his behavior
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There’s no good reason for 12 cents out of every tax dollar to go to multi-billion dollar corporations, or to pad the pockets of wealthy CEOs.(Photo: Shutterstock) Lindsay Koshgarian
For Military Contractors, Tax Day Is Pay Day
Lockheed Martin's CEO took home $20 million while enlisted soldiers got just $20,000. Why? Because corporations have hijacked the military.
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So successful were Reagan Republicans in framing this partisan drug policy as a moral imperative that two of his liberal Democratic successors, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, avoided any serious reform of it. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Alfred W. McCoy
America's Self-Inflicted Wound: 100 Years of the War on Drugs
On the dead end of prohibition
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“We were motivated by what was happening in RedForEd movements elsewhere.” (Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images) Jeff Bryant
Sacramento Teacher Strike Is a Warning to #RedForEd Movement Everywhere
Teachers in Sacramento are threatening to walk off the job over alleged violations of their collective bargaining agreement with the district
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It’s a new day for Democrats. (Photo: Steven Senne/AP) Ruth Conniff
Middle America: The Democrats’ Dilemma
Can Democrats win with an economic justice platform?
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 In Norway, electric vehicles in March, 2019, outsold gasoline-driven cars for the first time. (Photo: Wikipedia) Juan Cole
In Norway Electric Vehicles Outsold Gasoline Cars for First Time in History and Other EV Success Stories
One way to boost the ecological benefits of driving an EV even further is to manufacture these cars using net carbon zero techniques. Audi’s factory in Brussels aims to do just that.
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Falling tax revenues mean less money for education, health, infrastructure, poverty reduction and climate change. (Photo: Michael Fleshman/flickr/cc) Daniel Bertossa
Why Even Investment Funds Want More Corporate Tax Transparency
Multinational corporations must stop blocking further transparency so that governments can develop tax policies that address inequalities, as well as the populism and authoritarianism that flow from them
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Monday, April 8, 2019
 A President Bernie Sanders would probably be the furthest-left president in history, surpassing Franklin Roosevelt by a bit. (Photo: Illustrated | Scott Eisen/Getty Images, eugenesergeev/iStock) Ryan Cooper
The Democratic Party Is Not Going Nuts. It's Coming to Its Senses.
Sanders is squarely within the reformist-radical American tradition—someone who wants to build on previous accomplishments to make the United States a more decent and equal society.
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General Khalifa Haftar attends the Conference for Libya at Villa Igiea on November 12, 2018 in Palermo, Italy. (Photo: Tullio Puglia/Getty Images) Vijay Prashad
Libya’s Incoming Strongman Haftar Will Send the Oil Out to Europe—and Keep Its Migrants In
European values are fairly clear: they want oil to travel northward, not people. Haftar, at the cost of the Libyans themselves, will make that happen.
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Illustrative photo of Israeli troops rush through an opening in the separation wall surrounding the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, West Bank, March 28, 2018. (Photo: Wisam Hashlamoun/FLASH90) Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man
Annexation Is Happening Whether Netanyahu Is Reelected or Not
Netanyahu’s declaration that he will annex parts of the West Bank is alarming, but it only names a process that was long ago put into action, and which is now part of the mainstream Israeli discourse.
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Protestors demonstrate against drug war killings outside the Philippine consulate in New York. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Amee Chew
It’s Time to End U.S. Military Aid to the Philippines
U.S. taxpayer funds are bankrolling the worsening human rights crisis in the Philippines. Movements are rising to shut that aid off.
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 It is time to accept that Medicare for All is the practical alternative. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images) Gerald Friedman
Take It From an Economist, Medicare for All Is the Most Sensible Way to Fix Health Care
I've spent decades studying US health care. Time to get real: Medicare for All is the only reasonable path to controlling costs and covering everyone.
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We can thank Trump for inadvertently laying bare the reality of civil-military relations in twenty-first-century Washington: The commander-in-chief isn’t really in command.(Photo: Shealah Craighead/White House) Andrew Bacevich
For All His Endless Lies, Trump Has Exposed Some Important Truths
We can thank the Trump era as the moment when things long hidden became plain to see
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The methods used on a wary public by the national security state, especially the FBI and the intelligence agencies, to justify and advance these wars are increasingly unsavory. (Photo: Mr. Fish) Chris Hedges
Reckoning With Failure in the War on Terror
The corporate state, its legitimacy in tatters, seeks to make us afraid in order to maintain its control over the economic, political and military institutions
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Carmen Scurato
Tech Companies Need to Get Serious About Confronting Hate
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other large tech companies already have policies that ban hateful, violent, and harassing content. It is clear they need to do much more.
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 Barbara Lee has been a stalwart opponent of endless war. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images) Norman Solomon
Rep. Barbara Lee’s Startling Vote to Boost Military Spending
It’s all too easy for lawmakers to be unduly influenced by party leadership on Capitol Hill, where conformity is vital for the warfare state
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Robert Reich
The Myth of Meritocracy
A prestigious college packed with the children of wealthy and well-connected parents is now the launching pad into the stratosphere of big money.
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Sunday, April 7, 2019
Bloor Collegiate Institute students protest the proposed cuts to education Tiffany Gooch
Canadian Youth Fight Back Against Governments That Limit Their Choices
These young people are a tidal wave intent on shaping the direction of our country. They are watching, they are activating and organizing, and they are taking notes for how they will do politics differently
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Pope Francis Christopher Brauchli
The Trump and the Pope
If God is addressing the worldwide problem of immigration, who is his spokesperson?
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repro justice for all Jonathan Cohen and Kavita Ramdas
Our First Amendment Rights Are Under Assault With the Global Gag Rule
The Trump administration is dismantling women's health and rights
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Members of the youth-led Sunrise Movement Kate Aronoff
Could a Green New Deal Make Us Happier People?
A growing body of research points to some unexpected reasons why it could make us more cheerful
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Members of the IRGC Juan Cole
Why Designating the Iranian Rev. Guards Terrorists Would Paint a Big Red Target on US Troops in Iraq
Iraqi Shiite militias close to the IRGC are essentially the hosts and protectors of the some 5,000 U.S. troops in Iraq
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Moon, Trump Kevin Martin and Gabe Murphy
President Moon's Unenviable Task
Trump should heed the sage advice of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has much more riding on this peace process than Trump does
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Jeff Bryant
3 Questions That 'Created Havoc' in Betsy DeVos' Department of Education
My latest brush with the education policy edifice's imperviousness to outside inquiry occurred while researching the Education Department's Charter School Program
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Bill Gates Christian Addai-Poku and Michael Galant
Education Privatizers Have Gone Global. So Must We If We Want to Stop Them
The fight for public education reminds us that working-class struggles around the world are linked—and that international solidarity is the key to victory
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Saturday, April 6, 2019
The youth-led Sunrise Movement visited Democratic representatives Carla Santos Skandier
Free Market Solutions to Climate Change Aren't 'Realistic'
The fossil fuel industry has benefited from market-distorting incentives for decades
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Photographs of genocide victims C. Cora True-Frost
What Have We Learned From the Rwandan Genocide?
It is important that we remember the horror of the genocide and reflect on the mistakes made, in order to work toward a more peaceful future
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Trump and GOP Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
The Sheer Weirdness of an Illegal Inaugural
Trump's team may have violated some of the few campaign finance regulations that still apply to inaugural committees
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nuclear power plant Damon Moglen
Nuclear Power Is Not a Viable Solution for Green New Deal
It's too expensive, too dangerous and dirty, and takes too long to deploy
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monastery Rose Lambert-Sluder
This Castle in the Desert Provides Respite to Asylum-Seekers
After leaving detention, as many as 300 asylum-seekers find temporary housing in a former monastery before they move onto the next leg of their journey
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Poll worker Mary Ellison Steven Rosenfeld
Why Many 2020 Swing States Will Produce Recount Headaches
Recount laws and timetables vary widely across likely 2020 swing states
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standardized test Steven Singer
Standardized Testing is a Tool of White Supremacy
It's time to treat all our children fairly. It's time to hang up the tests
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Friday, April 5, 2019
 Airline passengers should organize a consumer boycott of the Boeing 737 Max 8 to avoid having to fly on these planes in the coming decade. (Photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) Ralph Nader
Boeing’s Homicides Will Give Way to Safety Reforms if Flyers Organize
The Boeing 737 Max must not be allowed to fly again
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Cyclone damage in Buzi, Mozambique (Photo: Mozambique National Institute for Disaster Management) William Minter
In the Wake of Cyclone Idai, the North Has a Climate Debt to Pay
Civil society groups are doing the hard work of recovery, but it’s fossil fuel companies and rich countries that need to step up
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Puerto Rican residents wade through the flooded streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico, in September 2017 in the wake of Hurricane Maria. (Photo: Sgt. Jose Ahiram Diaz-Ramos / Puerto Rico National Guard) Sonali Kolhatkar
Trump's Disdain for Puerto Rico Should Be His Undoing
Trump sees the U.S. colony as a personification of his usual enemies
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VAWA addresses a particularly disturbing defense that has been raised by law enforcement officers who sexually assault people in their custody: consent. (Photo: Mark Reinstein/ Shutterstock) Sandra Park
How VAWA Takes on the Systems That Perpetuate Domestic and Sexual Violence
#MeToo not only shed light on the pervasiveness of sexual violence—it also showed how people, systems, and institutions have been complicit in silencing survivors and fostering ongoing and escalating violence
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Robert Freeman
Capitalism or Socialism. Which Will it Be?
Socialism isn’t fundamentally about public ownership of private resources. It is about collective action in pursuit of common goals, where private action has destroyed or damaged the common good.
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Trump is a master at faux outrage – witness his oft repeated claim that the Mueller investigation was “disgraceful,” “outrageous” or a “witch hunt.”(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) John Atcheson
Hyperbole and Outrage as Substitutes for Thought, Facts, Accuracy and Truth
Just scream or tweet—the more idiotic and intensely stated the utterance, the more likely it is to succeed
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From our fragmented and dysfunctional insurance, step up to universal access to care. (Photo: NNU) James Kahn
Why Single-Payer Would Improve California Health Care
The only big losers are the private insurance companies—and that’s okay with me
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Williamson's goal is to cry truth at the American political consensus. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images) Robert C. Koehler
Marianne Williamson: Challenging the Status Quo in 2020
“Our democracy has stage 4 cancer.”
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Our citizens are facing a broad, multifaceted attack on democracy itself. (Photo: jerry dohnal/flickr/cc) John Buell
“Free” Markets and the Attack on Democracy
The signs of neoliberalism are all around us
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They will use anything—from the murder of an MP to confections of anti-semitism and smears about treason—to incite against a democratic politician who threatens their domination of the political system. (Photo: Andy Miah/flickr/cc) Jonathan Cook
The UK Media Smoothed the Path to Soldiers Using Corbyn Image as Target Practice
The political and media elites don’t really care whether politicians are assaulted, vilified or threatened —at least, not if it is the kind of politician who threatens their power
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Thursday, April 4, 2019
New York Times depiction (3/31/19) of soldiers in Burkina Faso. (Photo: NYT) Adam Johnson
To Ramp Up Fear of Russia in Africa, NYT Downplays Massive US Military Presence on Continent
Let the Pentagon gravy train run its course, year in and year out, because invariably there will always be, with the help of the New York Times, the specter of an enemy threat “advancing on a new front.”
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Thom Hartmann
Republicans Have Put Our Country on a Path of Warp-Speed Decline—And They Want You to Think It's Worth Cheering For
As long as the GOP can fool some of the people all of the time, they don't give a rat's ass about the rest of us
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Demonstrators rally in support of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. (Photo: United Healthcare Workers East–Maryland/DC Division) Heidi Shierholz
The PHASE-in $15 Act Would Lock in Low Wages for Millions of Workers
Working people in every region of this country deserve a decent wage and the The PHASE-in $15 Act will not accomplish that
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Trump, too, has an apocalyptic view of the world: American carnage, international chaos. (Photo: Shutterstock) John Feffer
Ayatollah Trump: The Global Rise of the Christian Right
Islamic extremism gets all the press, but Trump is just one of a growing number of Christian extremists in positions of political power
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The current estimate of plastics in our oceans is approximately 150 million metric tons.  (Photo: Laura Lezza/Getty Images) Meena Miriam Yust
Dangerous Plastics Are a Threat to Us and Future Generations
Why a legally binding treaty cannot be postponed
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Those who needed the money the military offered and were lured by modest cash bonuses would serve, while the wealthiest, perhaps unsurprisingly, opted out. (Photo: U.S. military) Danny Sjursen
Was Ending the Draft a Grave Mistake?
Ironic as it may seem, more military service may actually be the only workable formula for less war
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People living along the ceasefire line dividing Kashmir into India and Pakistan-administered portions have continually been at risk due to hostility between the armies of the two nuclear rivals.  (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)(Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images) Dilip Hiro
India, Pakistan, and a Planet in Peril
South Asia’s nuclear-armed neighbors pull back from the abyss...barely
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Progressive Democrats have proposed raising the top marginal tax rate to 70 percent on households with incomes over $10 million. (Photo: Shutterstock) Chuck Collins
A Cure for Excessive Wealth Disorder
Here’s a simple test to determine whether politicians are carrying water for the richest 0.1 percent
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People of color are disproportionately sentenced to death. (Photo: Shutterstock) Jill Richardson
The Death Penalty Is Getting Crueler
A horrific new ruling would let states execute people in more painful ways, even when alternatives are available
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Deborah James
Global Civil Society Urges WTO Members to Abandon Digital Trade Talks
As thousands gather for a global summit in Geneva, just weeks after some countries launched talks on "e-commerce" policies, more than 300 groups from around the world warn governments of serious dangers and urge them to instead focus on transforming global trade rules for shared prosperity for all
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The March of Return is the latest manifestation of the ongoing Palestinian resistance. (Photo: AFP) Ramzy Baroud
‘The Essence of Being Palestinian’: What the Great March of Return is Really About
Their protests are a collective statement, a cry for justice, an ultimate reclamation of their narrative as a people—still standing, still powerful and still hopeful after 70 years of Nakba, 50 years of military occupation and 12 years of unrelenting siege
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The North Korean flag is flown at Madrid's North Korean embassy, which was was raided in February. (Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) Jefferson Morley
Spain Not Satisfied With CIA Answers on Embassy Attack
Burglars sought files of Kim Jong-un adviser
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 Since 2010, we’ve seen an erosion of funding  for programs that help families and in no small part help drive our economy. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Deborah Weinstein
Why Congress Must Lift the Spending Caps to Help Low-Income Families
What are the human impacts of reduced spending for human needs programs?
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As in past years, the Department of Defense (DOD) is allocated an increase and the lion’s share in the proposed budget (more than 60%), while every other department and agency that contributes to Americans’ daily well being is cut. (Photo: Shutterstock) H. Patricia Hynes
The Measure of Our Happiness
The highest-ranking countries in the World Happiness Report are those that have “strong social welfare systems and an emphasis on equality.”
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No president has ever continued to operate a vast business empire while in office. (Photo: Illustrated | Gearstd/iStock, Ljupco/iStock, Win McNamee/Getty Images, Ridofranz/iStock, Ryan Cooper
Democrats: Stop Being Babies and Get Trump's Tax Returns
Sixty percent of Americans say Democrats should force Trump to release his returns—and railing against a billionaire oligarch president for not coming clean with the public about his money cuts into his populist persona
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The IEA has a mandate “to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy.” (Photo: Electrek) Hannah McKinnon
Business Leaders, Investors, and Experts to IEA: Align With Paris and Help Us Plan for Success
As it stands, even the IEA’s so-called “climate scenario” is encouraging massive continued investment in fossil fuels that we cannot burn if we are to stay within the Paris limits
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To one degree or another, each has taken steps that have incrementally advanced the supremacy of corporate interests over all others. (Photo: David Ohmer/flickr/cc) Jim Hightower
As We Gape at Trump's Sideshow, Corporations Are Picking Our Pockets
When Trump Inc. crashed into Washington—KABLOOIE!—incrementalism exploded into a government of agencies almost wholly owned and run by Wall Street bankers, CEOs, industry lobbyists and corporate lackeys often plucked from the ranks of former Congress critters
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Buttigieg repeatedly praised Israel’s security arrangements as “moving” and “clear-eyed”, said the U.S. could learn something from them, and blamed Palestinians and Hamas for the “misery” in Gaza. (Photo: Twitter) Philip Weiss
After Gaza Slaughter, Buttigieg Praised Israeli Security Responses as ‘Moving’ and Faulted Democrats for Easy Judgment
Buttigieg did not meet with AIPAC last week; but we can expect Buttigieg to take a centrist pro-Israel position in opposition to the Democratic base
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Daniel Costa
Congress and Trump Discover Bipartisanship on Immigration—But Only to Increase H-2B Visas for Captive and Underpaid Migrant Workers
Migrant workers make important contributions to the U.S. economy, and it should go without saying that they deserve equal rights, fair pay, protections from retaliation, and a path to permanent residence and citizenship. Sadly, the H-2B program does not meet any of these standards.
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Want more democracy in the primaries? Join the movement for ranked choice voting. (Photo: Jill Brady/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) Adam Eichen
The Case for Using Ranked Choice Voting in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primaries
To make the 2020 primary campaign more democratic, we should demand a system that takes all voter preferences into account. That system is ranked choice voting.
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So many Op-Eds and letters to the editor that oppose the Save the Internet Act are written by people with financial ties to the broadband industry. (Photo: Sarah McGee, Flickr) Tim Karr
Playing Whack-a-Mole With Broadband Industry Shills
This industry money has turned far too many decision-makers in Washington against the interests of the people they’re supposed to represent, people who support Net Neutrality in large numbers
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Since 2016, Planned Parenthood has collaborated with television and film creators to normalize sexual and reproductive health through storytelling.  (Photo: Illustration by Alice Moi and CSA Image) Jonita Davis
Why We’re Seeing More Realistic Depictions of Abortion in TV and Film
Planned Parenthood has partnered with the entertainment industry to combat misrepresentations of women’s reproductive health
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This broken system violates the First Amendment because it infringes both the authors’ right to speak as well as the public’s right to hear them. (Photo: Victoria Pickering/ Flickr) Vera Eidelman, Ramya Krishnan
The Government’s System of Censoring Its Former Employees Is Unconstitutional
The system is so opaque that many others aren’t even aware of their obligations to submit
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The government has dismissed Native Americans, state farmers and ranchers, and residents of nearby states who opposed the pipeline as outside agitators. (Photo: David Goldman/ AP) Andrew Malone, Vera Eidelman
The South Dakota Legislature Has Invented a New Legal Term to Target Pipeline Protesters
The new law gives the state the authority to sue individuals and organizations for “riot boosting,” but it does not clearly describe what speech or conduct it considers to be “riot boosting.”
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Violent deaths resulting from the war in Iraq are estimated at over 180,000 by the Iraq Body Count project, including over 4,400 dead U.S. armed forces. Over 34,000 members of U.S. armed forces were wounded. (Photo: Alicia M. Anderson, USMC) Stephen Zunes
The Other Reason Biden Shouldn’t Run
Biden used his leadership to get a Democratic-controlled Senate to give then-President Bush in 2002 the unprecedented authority to invade a country on the far side of the world that was no threat to the United States
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A Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane sits on the assembly line in an assembly facility in Renton, Washington. (Photo: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Robert Kuttner
Those Boeing Crashes and Donald Trump
It would be convenient to blame Trump’s deregulation. But the regulatory failure that ended in two tragic crashes was all too bipartisan
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 1% of the population actually provides a quarter of all the money spent on politics by individuals and 80% of what the two major political parties raise. (Photo: Austin Kirk/flickr/cc) Rajan Menon
Money Talks, Big Time
1% politics and the scandals of a new gilded age
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 U.S. industries—especially agriculture but also construction, food service, and hospitality—are heavily dependent on Mexican and Central American labor. (Photo: Wikicommons) Ruth Conniff
Trump’s Dangerous, Dishonest Game on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Trump is the mean drunk at the family dinner, throwing his weight around, hurling insults and threats, while everyone cringes and hopes that his rage will subside, knowing that nothing good will come from a confrontation
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From left, Lorenzo Latson Sr., Clarence Office Jr., and Jerry Armstrong complete their voter registration at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department in Doral, Fla., on Jan. 8, after a historic amendment to the Florida Constitution restoring the voting rights of former felons went into effect. (Photo: SCOTT MCINTYRE/THE NEW YORK TIMES) Jesse Jackson, David Daley
Florida Officials Are Trying to Sabotage the Will of the People With a Modern Day Jim Crow Law
The 64 percent of Floridians who amended their constitution did not intend to prevent those who can’t afford to pay unreasonable fees to remain voiceless for the rest of their lives
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The uncharitable read is that Kavanaugh is bemused by all these death row appellants challenging the humanity of lethal injection and is actively shopping for states to bring back firing squads in hopes that the condemned stop bitching. (Photo: Getty) Elie Mystal
Supreme Court Draws, Quarters The Eighth Amendment
The most disturbing and grotesque of originalist fantasies is now law
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Monday, April 1, 2019
The depths of Verma’s corruption were exposed when an investigative report revealed that she spent millions of taxpayer dollars on hiring Republican communications consultants to “bolster her public profile.” (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Alex Lawson
Why Trump’s Goon in Charge of Medicare and Medicaid Should Resign Immediately
Verma’s attacks on Medicare are more subtle but no less dangerous
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Congress has done little to demand accountability for war crimes in Yemen. (Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images) Andrea Prasow
Why Congress Must Act Now on Yemen
The war has contributed to the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with a spike in cholera cases in recent weeks and about 80 percent of the population, or 24 million people, requiring humanitarian assistance
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 A judge ordered her incarcerated until she agrees to testify or until the jury is done, which might be 18 months. (Photo: Screenshot) Janine Jackson
Chelsea Manning Again Takes Fall for Defending Public’s Right to Know
I can’t find any editorials in US corporate media in support of Manning, or of journalists’ right to inform the public, or of the public’s right to know
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There is no silver bullet to solving pay equity, but rather a menu of policy options. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Elise Gould
Equal Pay Day Is a Reminder That you Can’t Mansplain Away the Gender Pay Gap
To close the gender pay gap, women need to see real wage growth faster than their male counterparts
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Omaha. (Photo: AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Paul Waldman
Joe Biden Is a Link to the Past—and Not In a Good Way
In ideology, political strategy, and demeanor, Biden represents the Democratic Party of the past
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Pelted by high winds and a week of near-biblical rainfall that melted snow and then cascaded across prairies frozen by the long winter, Nebraska has this month suffered at least $1.4 billion in flood and related damage. (Photo: Nati Harnik / AP) Will Bunch
As Floodwaters Rise, GOP Lawmakers are Frantically Building Levees of Climate Denial
The right’s environmental McCarthyism bobbed to the surface this week
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Mr. Jaafari’s appeal to international law would be more convincing if the regime of which he is a part had not massacred, imprisoned and tortured tens of thousands of people since 2011. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Juan Cole
Syrian Ambassador: Trump Should Give Israel the Carolinas, Instead of Syria’s Golan
Jaafari said that the United States had completely ended any role for itself as a mediator in the region, and described Trump’s decision as “an illegal announcement issuing from the American president.”
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This issue requires knowing nothing about how we as Americans have contributed to the security crisis in Mexico and Central America in the past and in the present. (Photo: Screenshot) Gladys McCormick
Fox News' '3 Mexican Countries' Gaffe Perfectly Sums Up Trump's Policies
For the Trump administration—much like Fox News—Central America is an extension of Mexico and immigrants fleeing Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are one and the same, as if we were, in fact, Mexicans
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They will stop at nothing, including wholesale murder, to consolidate power and amass greater profits. (Photo: Mr. Fish) Chris Hedges
Only the Struggle Matters
The brutality of our corporate executioners grows by the day
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I’ll be hoping that more serving officers as well as troops gather the courage to speak out and tell the American public the score when it comes to our brutal, hopeless, never-ending wars. (Photo: Reuters/file) Danny Sjursen
What I Won't Miss as I Leave the US Army
The forever wars go on without me
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Michael Winship
"Feckless" Trump and the Immigration Maelstrom
Why should you care about Liberia?
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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Peter Dreier
Cesar Chavez's Legacy
Chavez became a national hero, a symbol of courage and fortitude, for leading a nonviolent revolution to organize farmworkers
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Sarah Reinhardt
Nine Reasons to Oppose the Trump Administration's Proposed SNAP Changes
In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, the only thing more troubling than persistent hunger, poverty, and inequality is an unwillingness to do something about it
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Ben Lilliston
Latest Agriculture Emissions Data Show Rise of Factory Farms
The increase in methane emissions mirrors the rapid expansion of factory farms in the U.S. over the last two decades
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Juan Cole
75% of Scotland's Electricity Now Green; All Cars Electric by 2032
People who talk about our finding future solutions to the climate emergency are just out of date. The solutions exist, it is just a matter of implementing them, of political will.
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Christopher Brauchli
The Amateur Hour
To describe the Trump advent to the world stage as a gift from God, was a little like saying that the recent floods in the mid-west are a gift from God to the farmers whose livelihoods have been wiped out
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Saturday, March 30, 2019
Katie Halper
Matt Taibbi and Aaron Maté on How Russiagate Helped Trump
A sad irony is that the Russiagate narrative, which so many people clung to in an attempt to bring down Trump, only helped him.
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Adolph Reed Jr.
Vietnam to Venezuela: US Interventionism and the Failure of the Left
The modern U.S. empire has run roughshod over the interests and desires of foreign nations and their people for more than a century, but that history should call for pause as the bipartisan interventionist consensus gears up once again, this time in an effort to topple the legitimately elected...
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Friday, March 29, 2019
Ryan Cooper
Why Is the Government Allowing Its Own Drug Research to Be Monopolized for Profit?
The government is doing nothing to prevent outrageous price-gouging, which places a near-insurmountable barrier to getting a life-saving drug out to all who need it
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Adam Johnson
'Renouncing Violence' Is a Demand Made Almost Exclusively of Muslims
What makes the West's arbitrary, violent occupations per se justified, while less sophisticated counter-occupations who refuse to go full Gandhi are committing a profound moral transgression?
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Benjamin Barber
The Partisan Gerrymandering Cases That Could Shape the Future of Southern Politics
Gerrymandering is facing an unprecedented challenge, with two landmark lawsuits over the practice now being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court
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Yara Hawari
From Inspiration to Despair: A Year of Gaza's Great March of Return
As Palestinians dream of returning home, Gaza has become synonymous with war, death and suffering
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It is essential, Barr contends, that the court rip insurance from 21 million people covered by the ACA health insurance marketplaces and Medicaid expansion. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Leo Gerard
Republicans on Health Care: Do Vast Harm
The message is clear: to Republicans, health care is a right only for the rich; the rest can suffer and die
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James Gustave Speth
A People’s State of the Nation
We now face a daunting, festering array of challenges that were decades in the making. If we are to save ourselves, we must take an honest look at where we are and then act urgently to get where we want to go.
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A war against Iran could easily spread to the Gulf and the Levant. The entire region could go up in flames.(Photo: Shutterstock) Emile Nakhleh
Hawks Clamoring to Attack Iran
The massive destruction of Iraq and the horrendous human and material cost the American “liberation” caused for the country will be child’s play compared to what could happen if Trump and his Israeli and Saudi allies decide to attack Iran
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In the past, we knew very little about these transactions, because the powerful also owned and/or funded almost all the outlets we got our information from. (Photo: Screenshot) Jim Naureckas
Learning the Downsides of Candidates Is a Big Upside of Modern Media
The possibility of picking nominees based on who can best serve the interests of voters rather than donors is really one of the most positive developments in modern politics
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Robert Mueller. (Alex Wong / Getty Images) Sonali Kolhatkar
Moving Beyond the Mueller Investigation
The Mueller investigation should never have been considered the sole means by which the Trump presidency would be taken to task
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