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Friday, February 3, 2017
Sonali Kolhatkar
Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Disrespects the Constitution
In explaining how he would ensure that Muslim immigrants do not pose a threat to Americans, Donald Trump has said repeatedly that his administration would subject people seeking to enter the country...
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Juan Cole
Trump Spokespeople's Ca-r-ra-a-zy Fake News: From Iran to Bowling Green
So I was watching Chris Matthews’ Hardball on MSNBC Thursday evening and Matthews had Kellyanne Conway on to defend Trump’s disastrous first two weeks. For some reason, Matthews declines to challenge...
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Tim Koechlin
The Extremist Steve Bannon Must Resign
A letter to Sen. Cory Booker
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Thursday, February 2, 2017
William Hartung
Trump’s Vision of a Militarized America
At over $600 billion a year and counting, the Pentagon already receives significantly more than its fair share of federal funds. If President Donald Trump has his way, though, that will prove a sum...
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Jerry Lembcke
The Great American "Welcoming" Break-Out: What’s Not to Like?
Why we should not forget the role our endless wars over the last sixteen years have played in creating the refugee crisis we now so earnestly decry
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Trita Parsi
What Flynn Could Learn From Kerry About Iran
Even the most inexperienced commander knows not to escalate without having de-escalatory options at hand. That is the most troubling issue with National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s harsh “...
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Robert Reich
Don’t Focus on Gorsuch, Focus on Trump
Don’t get caught up in the predictable brawl over Neil Gorsuch’s credentials or his ideology. That normalizes the Trump presidency. Instead, there should be no vote on Gorsuch’s nomination until...
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Les Leopold
From Resisting Trump To What?
Resistance is breaking out all over: the women’s marches, the immigration airport protests and the defiant Sally Yates, the State Department mass dissents, the battle for the Supreme Court, with much...
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Ramzy Baroud
In the Middle East and Beyond, Trump’s Election Promises Will Haunt Him
US President Donald Trump promises to be pro-Israel in every aspect. ‘I'm the best thing that could ever happen to Israel,’ he boasted at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Presidential Forum in...
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Robert C. Koehler
Creating Enemies, Creating Hell
“Numerous foreign-born individuals have been convicted or implicated in terrorism-related crimes since September 11, 2001.” As Donald Trump sets out to “protect America,” I dedicate the words of his...
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Ralph Nader
Flailing Trumpsters Upset a Hijacked Nation
The Trump Gang, hardly two weeks in the White House, is giving strong, petulant signals that it is hijacking the checks and balances of our democratic institutions. Coupling the Boss’s easily...
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
Worse Than We Imagined: Trump’s Mission Creep Takes Giant Leap Forward
In just a few days the new president has upended the rules of democracy. But a sturdy line of resistance is forming.
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Sarah Jaffe
After the Apocalypse: Trying to Describe Reality in Unreal Times
Since the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, I’ve seen several photos of chalkboards in front of bookstores, reading something along the lines of, “Dystopian Fiction Has Now Been Moved to...
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Edward Hunt
Taking Iraq's Oil... The Trump Edition
The leaders of the United States have provided many reasons for their numerous interventions in Iraq. President Donald Trump has focused on one thing: the United States should take the country’s oil...
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Ronnie Cummins
Three Life-or-Death Reasons Why Climate, Food, and Native American Activists Need to Keep Working Together
On Tuesday, January 24, Donald Trump signed presidential memorandums to revive the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines—two major dirty oil and fracking pipelines halted by the...
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Peter Dreier
57 Years Ago Today - How Four College Students Started a Revolution
Late in the afternoon of February 1, 1960, four young black men — Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil, all students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical...
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Lucia Graves
Why Democrats Should Hold the Line and Filibuster Against Neil Gorsuch
It might be a suicide mission but it’s foolishness to think playing nice will be rewarded by Republicans
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Kate Berry
Immigration Ban Illustrates Vital Role of Courts
Our democracy depends on courts upholding constitutional values and government officials enforcing court orders. The judiciary’s rapid response to Friday’s executive order — which instituted travel...
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Richard Eskow
Trump’s Supreme Court Pageant: a Silly Show to Fill a Stolen Seat
The 45th President of the United States just handled one of his gravest responsibilities, the nomination of a Supreme Court justice, with his trademark vulgar and vaudevillian vapidity. Only 11 days...
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Bill Blum
Meet Neil Gorsuch, the New Antonin Scalia
Just when we might have thought we’d seen Donald Trump at his zaniest (say, in the first presidential debate) and most dangerous (say, in his executive order on immigration last week), he outdid...
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Bill Moyers
Scott Pruitt Will Make America Great — For Polluters
President Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency might put it on the endangered species list.
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Fran Shor
Whither the Resistance?
The incredible outpouring of protest against Trump’s presidency and policies, from the amazing global women’s marches to organizational responses to all of his egregious executive orders, portends a...
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David Solnit, George Lakey
How Do We Stop Trump and Win Gains in Justice and Equality?
From defense to offense in an age that demands deep strategy and mass mobilization
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Michael Moore
Tonight You Should Be at the Nearest Federal Courthouse Denouncing Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
If you're still trying to convince yourself that a 21st century coup is not underway, please, please snap out of it
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Sue Halpern, Bill McKibben
The Americans We Need
As tens of thousands of people across the United States rushed to airports and took to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration by Muslims from seven countries, and...
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