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Monday, February 20, 2017
Shirley Ann Higuchi
What Happened to Japanese Americans 75 Years Ago Is Newly Relevant
We can't rely on ethnic or religious tests for citizenship or admission to our country. It's the kind of racism that ripped families apart during World War II
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Sunday, February 19, 2017
Madeline Ostrander
Science Isn't Just for Scientists—We Can All Take Part
The internet and new technology are reviving the role citizens can play in documenting the world around us.
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Pierre Tristam
Protesters, True Patriots
One of the most noble protests in the history of protest was that of Thick Quand Duc, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk who doused himself in fuel and lit himself on fire on a Saigon Street in 1963 to...
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Robert Reich
Why Trumponomics Fails
When Donald Trump gave a speech last Friday at Boeing’s factory in North Charleston, South Carolina – unveiling Boeing’s new 787 “Dreamliner” – he congratulated Boeing for building the plane “right...
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Diane Ravitch
John Kasich is a Nitwit
During the Republican primaries last year, many friends of mine considered John Kasich the adult in the GIP field. When I explained his demonstrated hostility to public education, they thought I must...
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Tom Gallagher
The Stakes in the Race for Democratic National Committee Chair
One leading candidate for Democratic National Committee Chair recently said, "We heard loudly and clearly yesterday from Bernie supporters that the process was rigged and it was. And you've got to be...
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Despite brave efforts, 'the apocalypse is roaring toward us like a freight train.' Rev. Billy Talen
Wild Cats Grab Back
The big wild cats are dying. The leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, lions, pumas, snow leopards, and tigers…
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Janine Jackson
Scrutiny for Supreme Court Pick Fails to Focus on Rights of Disabled
Since Donald Trump announced Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court, media have coalesced around a few themes: One is about whether any Trump appointment should be blocked as payback to...
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Elizabeth Goitein
The Same Republicans Who Pushed For Invasive Surveillance Are Complaining About It Now
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, is not particularly concerned by the fact that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn discussed sanctions against Russia with...
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Susan Quinn, Joyce Antler, et al.
When Women Speak Out for All
As scholars of women’s history, we are aware of times in our past when advocates for women’s rights and advocates for black rights competed against one another. But not this time. We need look no...
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Dave Johnson
This Isn’t Just Trump. This Is Who the Republicans Are.
So far President Donald Trump has signed very few bills. One lets coal companies dump waste into streams. Another lets oil companies bribe foreign dictators in secret. Now he is moving to block a...
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Christopher Brauchli
Trump, Tillerson, and Elliott Abrams
Adopt the character of the twisting octopus, which takes on the appearance of the nearby rock. Now follow in this direction, now turn a different hue. —Therognis, Elegies Here’s the score: DJT 1, Rex...
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Lee Rowland, Vera Eidelman
Where Protests Flourish, Anti-Protest Bills Follow
Over the past year, a historic level of activism and protest has spilled out into our nation’s parks, streets, and sidewalks — places where our First Amendment rights are at their height. The January...
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Why Donald Trump and the GOP Can’t Repeal Obamacare
After Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency on the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare with “ something terrific ,” his administration has just released a set of tweaks to the health care...
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Jud Lounsbury
Trump’s Timeline with Russia: Stranger Than Fiction
Dan Rather recently remarked about the current Russia scandal rocking Washington, “If a scriptwriter had approached Hollywood with what we are witnessing, he or she would probably have been told it...
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Robert C. Koehler
Resisting Trump: The Great American Awakening
Old wounds break open. Deep, encrusted wrongs are suddenly visible. The streets flow with anger and solidarity. The past and the future meet. The news is All Trump, All the Time, but what’s really...
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John Nichols
Trump’s New Labor Pick Has a History of Attacking Voting Rights
Alexander Acosta was once accused of undermining the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Now he could become secretary of labor.
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Andy Rowell
Hey "Polluting Pruitt" – What Are you Trying to Hide?
As the world reacts to President Trump’s chaotic turkey-shoot politics it is easy to get sucked into the headlines, but miss the real news. Later today, Scott “Polluting Pruitt” could be confirmed as...
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Julie Chinitz
Five GOP Health Care Buzz Phrases You Need to Inoculate Yourself Against
Bruised in heated town halls in Florida , Tennessee , Georgia and elsewhere, the right wing in Congress now realizes it could pay a steep political price for throwing tens of millions of people off...
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Republicans, Where’s the Backbone?
Desperately seeking those GOP politicians who will stand up against a know-nothing bully who holds the highest office in the land.
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Donald Trump has allowed the nation's wealthiest and powerful forces to effectively succeed in killing off the middlemen they once had to bribe to influence or curry favors. Now, they sit directly in the government's top positions. Laura Bonham, Garrett Jennings
Is Trump’s Billionaire Cabinet Actually A Closet Full of Fascists?
Will the end result of the experiment in American democracy turn out to be a totalitarian, authoritarian state—modern fascism?
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Dean Baker
Paul Ryan Has a Plan to Take Away Insurance from Tens of Millions of People
Hey, no one said Speaker Ryan wasn't a smart guy. (Actually, many people have, but whatever.) Anyhow the Republicans have published an outline of their proposal for an Obamacare replacement. It seems...
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Bob Burnett
One Month of Trump
29 days into the Trump regime it's worse than expected. Here's what we've learned. 1. Trump's not an executive. On November 8th, undecided voters opted for Trump because they were impressed by his...
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Bianca Jagger
We Must #ResistTrump
In the UK, or wherever you reside, the resistance needs you
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Robert Borosage
Resisting Trump Is Not Enough
Progressives also need to advance a concrete agenda, and that means taking on Democrats-In-Name-Only.
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