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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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Monday, January 30, 2017
Richard Eskow
Will the Senate’s "Good Republicans" Reject a Dishonest Nominee?
(Hint: no.)
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Pierre Tristam
Trump’s Middle Finger to Muslims, and Law
If there ever was a time to ask What Would Jesus Do, this is it. But Jesus’s head would explode, and not from the belt of a suicide bomber. From some of his own Christian worshippers-turned-jihadists...
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Nomi Prins
The Goldman Sachs Effect: How a Bank Conquered Washington
Irony isn’t a concept with which President Donald J. Trump is familiar. In his Inaugural Address, having nominated the wealthiest cabinet in American history, he proclaimed, “For too long, a small...
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Suad Abdul Khabeer
Trump's Muslim Ban Is Dangerous and a Distraction
President's executive orders are smoke and mirrors to distract his supporters from the promises he won't be keeping
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Laila Lalami
Don’t Give In to Donald Trump’s Shock-and-Awe Campaign—Stand Up and Speak Out
Your silence will not protect you.
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Expulsion from Reichsgau Wartheland. Poles are led to trains under German army escort, as part of the ethnic cleansing of western Poland annexed to the German Reich following the invasion. Juan Cole
German Ambassador 1933: "Hostility to Jews Aimed Mainly at 'Immigrants'"
I was not kidding when I said that I saw many similarities between the Trump / Bannon inaugural speech and Fascist ideology.
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Robert Reich
Trump and Bannon’s “America First”
Donald Trump has reorganized the National Security Council – elevating his chief political strategist Steve Bannon, and demoting the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint...
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Sunday, January 29, 2017
Adil E. Shamoo
America Should Look in the Mirror
The collateral damage of the Iraq War continues — for Iraqis and Americans alike.
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Bill Moyers
Donald Trump’s Demolition Derby
We’re a week into the Trump administration and it’s pretty obvious what he’s up to. First, Donald Trump is running a demolition derby: He wants to demolish everything he doesn’t like, and he doesn’t...
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Gina Benevento
Sexual Assault in the Time of Trump
Eight years of progress and funding for programs countering sexual violence against women are about to be undone.
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David Cole
We’ll See You in Court: Why Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees Violates the Establishment Clause
According to the Supreme Court, “the clearest command of the Establishment Clause is that one religious denomination cannot be officially preferred over another.” Larson v. Valente , 456 US. 228, 244...
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Mark Trahant
5 Ways Indian Country Can Resist Trump’s Chaos
How does Indian Country survive the Donald Trump era? The new administration is only a few days old, and already the chaos of the times has upset business as usual—and possibly the very structure of...
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Saturday, January 28, 2017
Sofia Ali-Khan
Dear Beloved Resistance: We Are Stronger Together
Dear beloved resistance, We now have a President and Cabinet who almost certainly have no interest in the safety or well-being of their people. Many of us marched in the streets last weekend in an...
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Standing Rock Sioux to Trump: ‘Creating a Second Flint Does Not Make America Great Again’
No longer just tweeting, President Donald J. Trump has been issuing a stream of executive orders and memoranda since his inauguration. On Tuesday, his pronouncements involved the Keystone XL and...
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Disappointed but Not Defeated: Battle Over Oil Pipelines Continues
Despite the immense failures of the Democratic Party to live up to its stated progressive ideals, there are differences between the two major parties. Nowhere is that difference more obvious in...
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Juan Cole
Torture Works...to Produce Fake News (And That’s How We Got Into Iraq)
I told this story back in 2005 but it is a good story, has held up, and bears repeating now that President Trump is again promoting torture as “effective.” Torture is a good way to get people to tell...
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Molly Knefel
Media Consensus on ‘Failing Schools’ Paved Way for DeVos
The nomination of billionaire voucher enthusiast Betsy DeVos for secretary of Education comes after nearly two decades of a largely bipartisan consensus around “education reform.” That consensus,...
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Angela Sutton
The Speech from the Women’s March You Needed to Hear
Editor’s Note: The text below is a modified version of a speech that Angela Sutton gave at the Philadelphia Women’s March that took place on January 21, 2017. I am a black woman, a mother of two...
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Friday, January 27, 2017
Rob Hopkins
How Do I Know Good Can Overcome Ignorance, Spite and Hate? Because I’ve Seen it.
I want to share a story with you today that I’ve not shared before on this blog. I was moved by something I saw on Twitter to the effect that the future will not remember Trump, but the future will...
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Adam Johnson
NPR’s No-‘Lie’ Policy and the Limits of Impartiality in the Trump Era
After much back and forth over the past few weeks, National Public Radio finally clarified their editorial stance on when it is and isn’t appropriate to call a lie a lie, a determination that many...
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