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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Ryan Cooper
Why Bernie Sanders' Single-Payer Push Is Great Policy and Even Better Politics
A few important things to be clear about.
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Sarah Jones
Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Get It
"What Happened" is proof that she doesn't understand the lessons of the 2016 election.
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Ariel Dorfman
How to Read Donald Trump
On Burning Books But Not Ideas
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Glenn Greenwald
The Clinton Book Tour Is Largely Ignoring the Vital Role of Endless War in the 2016 Election Result
Why ignoring the former secretary of state's advocacy of multiple wars that resulted in disaster is a glaring omission if one wants to understand her presidential defeat
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Richard Eskow
Medicare For All Can Reshape the ‘Art of the Possible’
The goal must be to take over Congress, not surrender to a hostile one, so that the “possible” is redefined. This bill can help make that happen.
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What this tells us generally is that Robert Mueller and his team are getting very close to turning over some very key pieces to this puzzle. Charles P. Pierce
The Flynn Family Appears to Be a Major Piece of Robert Mueller's Puzzle
Some interesting news out of the Russia investigation.
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Ingraham should also direct her attention to all the “small government” conservatives who are busy in Congress — and have been for years — subjecting the institutions they serve to a death by a thousand cuts. John Feffer
Hurricane Donald Hits the Republican Party
If Trump succeeds in ramping up military spending and gutting everything else, we’ll be left with a bunch of nukes and an underfunded state — and no one but China to keep us afloat.
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With a major publication like Politico expressly telling its reporters to avoid criticism of “physical attacks on journalists and white supremacy” on social media—so as to not appear “partisan”—one is compelled to ask, of what use is the pretense of “objectivity”? Adam Johnson
In Month After Charlottesville, Papers Spent as Much Time Condemning Anti-Nazis as Nazis
The media’s “both sides” fetish is uniquely unsuited for the Trump era.
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Ralph Nader
Destructive Stock Buybacks—That You Pay For
Presently, hordes of corporate lobbyists are descending on Washington to demand deregulation and tax cuts. Here's why.
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  Firefighters attempt to save the Casa Loma fire station in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Loma Prieta, California on September 27, 2016.  Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images. Sarah van Gelder
90 Companies Helped Cause the Climate Crisis—They Should Pay For It
The companies responsible for the climate crisis should cover the costs of fighting wildfires and recovering from hurricanes.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
We have areas of very wealthy people whose children attend wonderful schools, and areas of concentrated poverty where children attend failing schools. Jill Richardson
Sometimes the Poor Make It Big. Usually They Stay Poor
We'd be a better country if we didn't rig the game against those whose only mistake was to be born to poor parents.
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The causes of this racial wealth divide have little to do with individual behavior. Instead, they’re the result of a range of systemic factors and policies. Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Chuck Collins
Racial Inequality Is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class
As our country becomes more diverse, our racial wealth gap means it's also becoming poorer.
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Bill Quigley
Warning Letter to Harvey and Irma Survivors from Katrina Survivor
Above all, watch out for one another and care for one another
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Progressive need to turn around the whole economic debate in America, by making the case that there are much better ways to create good jobs than continuing to allow ourselves to be fleeced by big exploitive corporations like Foxconn. Robert Kraig
Walker and Trump’s Foxconn Deal May Be Worst in American History
It’s like paying $900,000 for a $150,000 house you might not get to live in.
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Robert Reich
It’s Now Time for Medicare for All
Democrats are wise to seize the moment.
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RoseAnn DeMoro
Sen. Sanders Medicare for All Act – The Time Has Come Today
Today’s bill introduction is the crest of a wave, but it’s also a new beginning.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Symone D. Sanders
It’s Time to End the Myth That Black Voters Don’t Like Bernie Sanders
As Democrats work to craft our message to voters for upcoming elections, we cannot allow this narrative to continue unchallenged.
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Hillary Clinton's book—besides teeing up a self-serving list of excuses and blame—is a spirited defense of the centrist strategy that has been causing Democrats to lose for decades now, and an implicit warning to the party against following Sanders’ progressive agenda. John Atcheson
What Really Happened... And Why It Could Happen Again
If Democrats don't embrace progressive policies, the future is a predictable mess
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Elizabeth West
On The Road To Extinction, Maybe It's Not All About Us
The devastating consequences of human superiority over nature.
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John Buell
Naomi Klein and the Quest for Environmental Justice
No Is Not Enough. A book to be read and shared with everyone you know.
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Matthew Hoh
The Divine in the Resistance
The fight to end racism, greed and militarism that foster America’s wars at home and abroad.
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  Incessant warfare represents the end of democracy.  I didn’t say that, James Madison did. William Astore
The American Military: Out Everywhere and Winning Nowhere
The superpower that fought itself... and lost
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Les Leopold
Hillary Clinton's New Book Attacks Bernie. But Why?
So much for sowing party unity in a time of deep peril
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David Bacon
Don’t Punish the Dreamers—Punish the Corporations Driving Forced Migration
The perpetrators of the "crime" are those who wrote the trade treaties and the economic reforms that made forced migration the only means for families to survive.
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The status quo is simply not protecting those most at risk in American society. The time for a radical departure is now. Dr Jason von Meding, Heidi Harmon
Show Up, Stand Up and Step Up: Bold Action in the Wake of Storms
Bad politics got us here. Only good politics will get us out.
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Richard Eskow
What Matters Is What Happens Next, Not ‘What Happened’
“Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow.”
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Brian Tashman
Kris Kobach Pushes Voter Fraud Lies While Meeting With Fellow Suppression Activists
Incidentally, there are more people on Kobach’s commission than people the Kansas secretary of state has convicted of voter fraud.
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Maha Hilal
The War on Terror Has Targeted Muslims Almost Exclusively
The war on terror was supposed to be about making our country safer. As a Muslim American, I don’t feel safer at all.
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Federal grants also provide the flexibility to implement innovative, community-centered approaches to help people struggling with addiction. Elizabeth Warren
We Can’t Fight the Opioid Crisis Without Adequate Health Care
"I believe we can beat this epidemic."
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Naomi Klein
Irma Won’t “Wake Up” Climate Change-Denying Republicans. Their Whole Ideology Is on the Line.
Some have speculated that seeing the reality of climate change hit so close to home this summer — Houston underwater, Los Angeles licked by flames, and now southern states getting battered by Irma — might be some kind of wake-up call for climate change-denying Republicans. Nope.
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Charles P. Pierce
What Steve Bannon's 60 Minutes Interview Proved
The cap off to a sordid weekend of elite political journalism.
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Juan Cole
On 9/11: How We Slighted the Real Threat, Climate Change, and Hyped Terrorism
Instead of invading and occupying Iraq, we should have created an army of scientists and engineers to invent better solar panels and better wind turbines and better batteries.
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Alfred W. McCoy
The Pentagon’s New Wonder Weapons for World Dominion
Or Buck Rogers in the 21st Century
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People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Chris Hedges
The Great Flood
"We are entering this final phase of civilization, one in which we are slashing the budgets of the very agencies that are vital to prepare for the devastation ahead."
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Alt-right activists, white nationalists and Nazis held torches and marched through the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Friday, August 11, 2017. Eladio Bobadilla
The 'Alt-Right': We Need Courage and Truth, Not False Equivalencies
We are living in an extraordinary moment in history, and this is no time to blame “both sides” for the chaos that has engulfed our country.
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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has said that a hurricane emergency is not the time to talk about climate change. To the contrary, it is just the time to draw the nation to the conversation. (image/cc/DonkeyHotey) Cynthia Barnett
Nature Isn't On a Rampage. That Would Be Us.
By putting the evil eye on nature, we take it off the humans who have science in their hands, but hold it behind their backs.
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A man inspects parched fields in Raqqa province, Syria, in 2010. Daniel C. Maguire
Climate Change: When the Military Makes More Sense Than the Politicians
Maybe the generals can be our Paul Revere’s. Maybe.
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Mushroom-shaped cloud and water column from the underwater nuclear explosion of July 25, 1946, which was part of Operation Crossroads. (image/cc) Robert Dodge
Nuclear Weapons, Natural Disasters, Bullies and Your Doctor
'Together, we have the power to decide whether the nuclear era ends in a bang or a worldwide celebration'
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Saturday, September 9, 2017
A GOES satellite image showing Hurricane Irma in the Atlantic Ocean. The storm is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, September 5, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) Richard Heinberg
Watching the Hurricane’s Path
Stop finding reasons why you really don’t have to change or prepare.
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As North Korea boasted in July that it had launched an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, it's more important than ever that Canada play a leadership role in pushing for nuclear disarmament, Linda McQuaig argues.  (Korean Central News Agency/The Associated Press) Linda McQuaig
Canada Abandons Proud History as ‘Nuclear Nag’ When Most Needed
It’s not too late for the country to play leadership role in global struggle to abolish nuclear weapons and outlaw them forever.
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visits Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at her house in Rangoon, Burma, on December 2, 2011. [State Department photo/ Public Domain] Eric Margolis
Deep Shame on Suu Kyi and Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi should have her Nobel Prize revoked.
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DACA protest at Trump Tower in NYC, September 5, 2017. (cc/Harrie van Veen) Christopher Brauchli
DACA: Dreams Become Nightmares
The lives of 787,000 people (as of March 2017) will be affected when the program is ended.
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Secretary of Defense Jim "Mad Dog" Mattis meets with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 19, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley) Marin Kirk
Slow and Unsteady: The Path to Justice for Victims of 9/11
On September 11th, 2017, a rally will be held at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, DC.
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Friday, September 8, 2017
Charise Johnson
Recovery After Hurricane Harvey: Will There Be Justice for All?
What will happen when the less financially secure, mostly minority communities try to rebuild?
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Trump has moved aggressively to undo rules to address climate change, food safety, agricultural pollution, and exposure to chemicals, Sharon Anglin Treat
Will Trump Use NAFTA To Institutionalize The Wholesale Delay And Repeal Of Public Protections?
The NAFTA talks are advancing rapidly with very little information available to the public on their content or the possible consequences for fair and sustainable food and farm systems.
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Jeff Tittel
Trump's Disastrous Budget Will Worsen Future Hurricane Damage
By denying climate change, Trump is denying our future.
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Wenonah Hauter
Climate Change Unleashes "Fire and Fury" on the United States
At some point, our policymakers need to understand that these are not simply natural disasters. Their strength, severity and human toll are intensified by our addiction to fossil fuels.
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Given that she was appointed by a man who has boasted of sexually assaulting women without their consent–just “grabbing them by” their genitals–her indifference to victims of sexual assault is not surprising. Diane Ravitch
DeVos Will Roll Back Obama-Era Protections for Victims of Campus Sexual Assault
"Her stance seems likely to discourage rape victims from coming forward, since doing so is already hazardous and puts them at risk of ostracism."
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"I can assure you the poor and working-class people I know don’t buy the priorities of the Trump/Paul Ryan budget," Poole said. Isaiah Poole
'Not One Penny' of Tax Cuts for The Rich or Service Cuts for the Poor
"The Trump Republicans have put forward a budget that takes from low-income people and working families to make the already fabulously wealthy even more obscenely rich."
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He comes across like a harmless hybrid of Forrest Gump and Barney Fife, but every once in a while emerges to reveal what’s going on beneath that doofy veneer. It’s pretty terrifying, and usually pretty racist. Jud Lounsbury
Sessions Bullies Dreamers, but Illegal Employers? No Problemo
In taking his star turn as the killer of DACA, Sessions couldn't resist portraying Dreamers—many of whom came to the United States as infants and have lived here ever since—as UnAmerican.
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electric car Juan Cole
People With Electric Cars Aren’t Trapped in Miami Beach With No Gasoline
Some South Florida residents are struggling to flee Hurricane Irma because many gas stations are closed or have extremely long lines
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"Why does a major paper feel the need to continue to give him column inches?" Johnson asks. Adam Johnson
Fossil Fuel Lobbyist By Day, WaPo Columnist By Night
Ed Rogers continues to embarrass the Washington Post
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Thursday, September 7, 2017
Never known for our collective self-awareness, we’re eternally aghast to discover that so many elsewhere find little but insincerity in the promise of U.S. foreign policy. Danny Sjursen
Worth Dying For?
When It Comes to the War in the Greater Middle East, Maybe We’re the Bad Guys
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John Atcheson
Democrats Need a Strategy and a Viable Candidate, Not More Excuses
As a recent poll revealed, most voters don’t believe the party stands for anything, other than being against Trump.
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Elizabeth Warren
'Time to Fight': Why I'm Co-Sponsoring Bernie's #MedicareforAll Bill
When the Republicans tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut Medicaid, I heard from parents all across Massachusetts who were terrified about what it would mean for their children. One...
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Ending DACA is a big hit to the nation’s economy, taking away a huge chunk of skilled workers, reducing tax revenues by hundreds of billions, and costing government more billions in the costs of deportations. Jeff Bryant
Betsy DeVos’s Silence On DACA Says Everything About Her Support Of Education Opportunity
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proclaims her agenda is to “focus everything about education on individual students,” but if she really cared about the welfare of students she would speak out...
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Lorraine Chow
Thousands Sign Petition to Change Hurricane Irma's Name to Ivanka
A Care2 petition that surfaced online Wednesday demanding the World Meteorological Association change the name of Hurricane Irma to Hurricane Ivanka is more than halfway towards its 10,000-signature...
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David Suzuki
Nature Offers Solutions to Water Woes and Flood Risks
When the Aztecs founded Tenochtitlán in 1325, they built it on a large island on Lake Texcoco. Its eventual 200,000-plus inhabitants relied on canals, levees, dikes, floating gardens, aqueducts and...
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That’s what a marketing blitz looks like, and there’s one coming for the Trump tax plan. It will be well-produced, well-orchestrated, and completely devoid of facts. Josh Hoxie
Tax Cuts for the Rich Help the Rich, Not You
Big money will pull out all the stops to sell you a tax plan that exclusively benefits the wealthy. Don’t buy it.
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What Trump seems to want is to put into place agreements that benefit himself and his friends, regardless of the consequences. John Feffer
The President Is a Ponzi Scheme
Here and abroad, Trump's wealthy backers understand that his populist rhetoric is a masquerade.
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It’s disaster capitalism, straight out of Naomi Klein’s book The Shock Doctrine: every catastrophe is an opportunity to consolidate wealth and power for the elites, and undermine the public institutions that serve the majority. Richard Eskow
Disaster Recovery Should Heal, Not Divide, Our Communities
Houston has barely begun to recover from Hurricane Harvey, as Irma devastates the Caribbean and heads towards Puerto Rico and Florida. Its hard to imagine all the grief, effort, and cost it will take...
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Sinclair Broadcast Group, the owner of the largest chain of television stations in the nation, in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Michael Winship
This Sinclair-Tribune Merger Is a Rotten Deal for America
What’s to be done about "the most dangerous company most Americans haven’t heard of?"
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North Korea Robert C. Koehler
Begging for War
"There are no good options," Brian Williams said the other night on MSNBC , launching a discussion about North Korea with the implication that war—maybe nuclear war—is the only solution to the...
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency has taken the unusual step of putting a political operative in charge of vetting the hundreds of millions of dollars in grants the EPA distributes annually, assigning final funding decisions to a former Trump campaign aide with little environmental policy experience. Mary Anne Hitt
Scott Pruitt Has EPA Ignoring Its Mission When We Need It Most
At a time when we’re all still thinking of Hurricane Harvey’s survivors ( and donating to their recovery efforts ), Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt continues to steer his agency off...
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Cry all your tears, scream, break down, do whatever you need to do to express the devastation that we all feel. Then wake up tomorrow and be ready to fight, because we are in for the fight of our lives, and I’m ready to win. Lisette Diaz
As a Dreamer, I Will Not Be A Bargaining Chip for Trump’s Attack on Immigrants
So many words come to mind right now to describe how I feel about the loss of DACA: devastation, anger, rage, betrayal, hopelessness, fear, sadness. DACA transformed my life. DACA allowed me to...
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Cynthia Kaufman
It May Actually Be Worse Than You Think: Assessing the Integrated and Funded Machine We Are Up Against
We are up against an unprecedented level of organization and funding by a right wing that is more extreme than anything seen in the modern period.
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Rhea Suh
The Undeniable, Commonsense Response to Harvey
We must fight climate change today in order to protect people from such disasters tomorrow.
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Basav Sen
Texas Is Flooded Because Our Democracy Is, Too
Our culture of legalized bribery makes climate disasters more likely, but there's an alternative.
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Charles Derber
How To Do Better Than the 'Better Deal'
As Congress reconvenes for crucial new legislation, the Democratic Party must reconnect with its fired-up base and the fed-up American majority. The crisis of Trump’s flailing White House—and the GOP...
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The superintendent of a Florida school district, who asked not to be named, said in an interview that DeVos said privately during a visit to the state this year that DACA would remain in place. Valerie Strauss
Remember When Betsy DeVos Said ‘Dreamers’ Shouldn’t Worry About The Trump Administration?
There’s been a lot of reaction from within the world of education to the Trump administration’s decision to end the federal program that allows younger undocumented immigrants, known as “dreamers,”...
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Robert Parry
How 'Regime Change' Wars Led to Korea Crisis
The U.S.-led aggressions against Iraq and Libya are two war crimes that keep on costing, with their grim examples of what happens to leaders who get rid of WMDs driving the scary showdown with North Korea
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"The recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was surely a wakeup call on the potential of hurricanes, floods, and tsunamis to compromise electrical power and greatly compound an impending disaster." Nicholas Ashford
Arkema Was Not a Natural Disaster. It Was a Preventable Accident Waiting to Happen
Unlike hurricanes, tornadoes, and super storms, chemical accidents and explosions in refineries, storage facilities, fertilizer and chemical plants are not natural disasters. They are also not rare...
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All of this reckless spending of our tax dollars for a 1,900-mile barricade of both physical and symbolic ugliness that only an extremist minority of Americans support. Jim Hightower
The Gaping Hole in Trump's Border Wall
How much of our money does Donald Trump want to pour into his xenophobic fantasy of erecting an impenetrable wall on our Mexican border? The big-businessman-turned-president insists that costs be...
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Former President Barack Obama, in a rare public statement on Trump’s actions since the election, called it “cruel and self-defeating,” pointing out that these immigrants did nothing wrong. Lornet Turnbull
What Will Happen to DREAMers and the Lives They’ve Built?
Trump’s repeal of DACA has DREAMers and their advocates vowing to fight back and scrambling to find Plan B.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Dreamers in caps and gowns Michael Tan
DACA Is Ending. But the Movement Is Not.
Today the Trump administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has enabled nearly 800,000 young men and women who came to the United States as children...
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"The U.S. military’s plans for 2020, 2023, and beyond will undoubtedly be yet more landmarks on a highway to failure." Tom Engelhardt
Victory at Last!
In America’s Wars, Failure Is the New Success
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"Haley, who has hardly been camera-shy since her appointment and will no doubt get an additional media boost from her demands Monday that the UN Security Council take much stronger action against North Korea following its latest nuclear test, clearly has her eyes set on higher office, no doubt including the presidency itself. Jim Lobe
Nikki Haley: Neocon Heartthrob
With the eviction of Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka from the inner precincts of the White House and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson besieged and taking fire from virtually all sides,...
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When President Obama introduced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, I was saved. DACA protected me from being violently incarcerated and deported. Gerardo
Trump Wants to Steal 800,000 Immigrant Dreams
My name is Gerardo. I am a proud undocumented immigrant and a grassroots leader at Colorado People’s Action (COPA) , where we fight for racial justice in our state and nationwide. I want you to know...
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"It’s not that they object to the hatefulness and divisiveness Trump has been sowing. What’s been moving them to action is they don’t like the effects of the hatefulness on business," writes Robert Reich. Robert Reich
Why CEOs Are Turning on Trump
"It really doesn't matter how the CEOs come to see the light. What matters is they're pushing Trump into an ever darker hole."
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David Baake
Don't Just Save DACA. End Mass Deportation
This morning, the Trump is expected to announce the rescinding of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), an Obama-era policy benefiting certain undocumented individuals who were brought to...
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Monday, September 4, 2017
Bilan Arte
No Worker Left Behind on a Warming Planet
Everyone gets a day off for Labor Day, right?
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Andy Rowell
Big Oil to Blame for Harvey’s Toxic Legacy
Yesterday, the Governor of Texas warned that the bill for reconstruction after Superstorm Harvey could be as high as $180 billion. To put this into perspective, this is much worse that Hurricane...
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Randall Amster
Floods and Fires: The New Normal of Destabilization
In just the past week, we’ve seen record-breaking rainfall and wildfires plague parts of the United States. Globally, such extreme events appear to be increasing in frequency and magnitude. Droughts...
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John Atcheson
Harvey, Hell, and High Water
Katrina, Sandy, Harvey. Three record-breaking storms in a dozen years. Harvey is a 1,000 year storm, Sandy had the largest diameter of any hurricane on record to strike the US, and Katrina had the...
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Juan Cole
Green Energy Jobs: Top 7 Pieces of Rare Good News for US Workers on Labor Day
1. The Christian Science Monitor says that in 2016, US solar businesses employed 260,077 workers – up 25 percent from 2015. 2. That is, the solar energy sector alone employs more people than Apple,...
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Bernie Sanders
This Labor Day the Struggle Continues
Labor Day was established in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland, a Democrat, as a concession to the labor movement days after he used federal troops to crush a strike by railroad workers which...
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Paul Buchheit
A Beautiful Moment of Socialism. But Now Killer Capitalism Resumes
In the worst moments of the tragedy in Houston, something remarkable about America burst into view, as government and business and military and especially ordinary citizens put aside thoughts of...
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Sunday, September 3, 2017
Donald Trump is greeted by President Ronald Reagan at 1987 White House reception. (Photo: White House) Mel Gurtov
Echoes of Reagan: Another Nuclear Buildup
Thirty years ago Americans endured an absurd expansion of the US nuclear-weapon force under President Reagan. The announced weapons modernization program was accompanied by a huge increase in the...
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Wind turbines in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo: Lloyd Wilson via Sandia Labs/flickr/cc) Juan Cole
Texas Wind Turbines Went Right on Turning Under Harvey’s Impact, as Refineries Shut Down
Extreme weather is in our future. Caribbean hurricanes of the future will be more and more violent and destructive because of manmade global heating. Sea level rise will open the coast to bigger...
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Argentine President Maurício Macri. (Photo: Marcos Corrêa/PR) Christy Thornton
An Empire Upside Down
New directions in Trump’s approach to Latin America reveal the changed status of U.S. influence in the region.
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“We’re facing a powerful array of forces that includes big corporations, the Koch Brothers, and anti-tax think tanks,” says Frank Clemente, co-founder and director of Americans for Tax Fairness. (Photo:  Yuri Keegstra/flickr/cc) Chuck Collins
The Coming Tax Fight — and Why We Need You!
We've now reached show-down time, says the director of the coalition rallying Americans against the Trump tax cut giveaway to Corporate America.
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Civil rights and union leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., Joseph L. Rauh Jr., Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, and Sam Weinblatt, take part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. Peter Dreier
This Labor Day, Remember That Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign Was for Workers’ Rights
Most Americans today know that Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968, but few know why he was there. King went to Memphis to support African American garbage...
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A scene from Les Cayes, Haiti, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the category 4 storm which made landfall in the country on 4 October 2016. (Photo: UN/Logan Abassi/flickr/cc) Jessica Hsu, Mark Schuller
Dumb and Dumber: Foregrounding Climate Justice from Harvey to Haiti’s Matthew
Yes, to not ask questions about climate change is indeed dumb , as Senator Sanders pointed out. It is dumber to not also question the current global economic system and policies perpetuating racial...
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Saturday, September 2, 2017
A 2013 protest against private prison company Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). (Photo: VOCAL-NY/flickr/cc) Margaret Kimberley
Joe Arpaio Is No Aberration
The carceral system must be torn out root and branch.
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"Might we, by willful choice, transition from Earth exploiters to Earth healers?" (Photo: Bart/flickr/cc) David Korten
For the Love of Earth
Perhaps the most compelling reason to change our ways is that Earth needs our help. In our responsibility to respond, might we unite in common cause?
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"We should put pressure on the Trump administration to reconsider this foolish reinstatement of the 1033 program before another Ferguson happens," the author writes. (Photo: Johnny Silvercloud/flickr/cc) Laura Finley
Imploring President Trump to Reconsider Reinstating Program Offering Military Surplus to Police
On August 28, the Trump administration unveiled a new plan to roll back limits President Obama had placed in 2015 on the controversial 1033 program, which provides local law enforcement agencies and...
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Newly-pardoned, former sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of criminal contempt for refusing to comply with a court’s order that he stop unconstitutionally profiling Latinx people. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Janine Jackson
Before Trump Pardoned Him, Arpaio Was Promoted by Media
There’s a great deal to be said about Donald Trump’s pardon for criminal racist Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County, found guilty of criminal contempt for refusing to comply...
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mark! Lopez
From Carpet to Clean Air: It’s Time for California to Stand Up for Environmental Justice
Enough is enough. For too long, California’s low-income communities and communities of color have been disproportionately affected by the health impacts of industrial pollution, including refineries...
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Friday, September 1, 2017
Neil deMause
Disaster Coverage Still Has Blind Spot for Low-Income Victims
Days after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in August 2005, the national news media expressed collective alarm at the discovery that in modern America, many people shelter in place during storms...
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 "Reagan set the tone for a conservative war against Medicaid that is now in its 52nd year." Greg Kaufmann
The War on Medicaid Is Moving to the States
In the early 1960s, as the Johnson administration worked to enact Medicare and Medicaid, then-actor Ronald Reagan traveled the country as a spokesman for the American Medical Association, warning of...
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