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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Robert Weissman
The Existential Threat of Trump’s Corporate Cabinet
The corporate interests who the President-elect properly alleged in the campaign buy politicians will now themselves be directly in charge of the government
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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
8 Reasons The Senate Must Reject Jeff Sessions
The positions and policies he has supported do not uplift America’s shared values of love, justice and mercy.
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Steven Harper
Begin The Trump Resistance Plan Before It’s Too Late
Successfully resisting Trump requires united action toward a common goal, thoughtful strategy and flexible tactics.
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Rebecca Gordon
What Is a Country For? Fighting for the Good Life in Trumplandia
Many of the folks I know are getting ready to play serious defense in 2017, and they’re not wrong. Before we take up our three-point stance on the national line of scrimmage, however, maybe we should...
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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Where’s the GOP’s Health-Care Plan?
For six years, Republicans have voted more than 60 times to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. “Repeal and replace” was a staple of Donald Trump’s stump speech. Give us control, Republicans...
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Peter Dreier
For Anti-Trump Protesters: Lessons From the First White House Protests—For Women’s Suffrage—100 Years Ago
Many Americans will be traveling to Washington, D.C. next week to protesting against Donald Trump on his inauguration day. Many will continue to demonstrate outside the White House after he takes...
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Rachel Levinson-Waldman
Holding Sessions Accountable on Civil Liberties
On January 10 and 11, the Senate Judiciary Committee will meet to consider whether Senator Jeff Sessions is fit to be appointed as this country’s next Attorney General. Mr. Sessions will assuredly be...
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Monday, January 9, 2017
Jeremy Brecher
'Social Self-Defense': Protecting People and Planet Against Trump and Trumpism
These are the times to try our souls...
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Les Leopold
Breaking Free of Trump's Trap on Trade and Jobs
Why progressives, not Trump, should be leading charge on manufacturing and outsourcing
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Rev. Billy Talen
The 100-Year Conversation
"It’s time to learn how to have the 10 year conversation, the 20 year conversation - the 100 year conversation!" —Anohni Since November 8th, we gaze out at the funky world. No one has called the...
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Erika Wozniak
Billionaire Betsy Devos: A Horrifying Prospect for Public Schools
Betsy DeVos has never gone to public schools. Her children have never attended public schools. She has never taught or served as an administrator in public schools. She has made a career out of...
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Juan Cole
Why Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe Speech Is So Important in the Trump Era
Occasionally entertainment and politics intersect, often hitting a false note. You never want your screenplay to be, as they say in Hollywood, “on the nose.” You have to step sideways away from...
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Bernie Sanders
Trump Has to Rescue Obamacare or Admit He’s a Liar
The president-elect might have forgotten his campaign promises. But we won't.
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Andrew Bacevich
How We Got Here: American History After "the End of History"
'The Age of Great Expectations and the Great Void'
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Robert Reich
The Two Resistances to Trump
It’s important to distinguish two lines of resistance to Trump: 1. Resistance to Trump’s regressiveness: repealing Obamacare, turning Medicare into vouchers (that will leave many elderly worse off)...
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Dean Baker
Politico Is Mistaken, It Would Be Fun and Easy for Donald Trump to Divest
Politico badly misled readers this morning in an article that said Trump "can't simply divest from his businesses." The article cited a number of experts who explained how difficult and complicated...
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Sunday, January 8, 2017
Mark Morford
California Floods, America Burns, Irony Explodes
The bloated orange president-elect is in love with dumb-thug Russians, tweets about himself in the third person and is readying his murder of conspiracy-minded billionaire-idiots to lead the nation...
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Michael Calhoun
Americans Can't Afford to Lose Richard Cordray or the CFPB
At the height of the financial crisis in 2008, an estimated one out of every 54 homeowners lost their homes. Workers and seniors lost lifetimes’ worth of savings or retirement accounts, small...
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Baher Kamal
Trump, the Banks, and the Bomb
When pro-nuclear disarmament organisations last October cheered the United Nations decision to start in 2017 negotiations on a global treaty banning these weapons, they probably did not expect that...
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Jeff Bryant
Democrats Who Oppose Betsy DeVos Have Nothing To Lose
In “an unprecedented break” from tradition, Democrats in the US Senate are expected to challenge as many as eight of Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees, including Betsy DeVos for US Secretary of...
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Cynthia Kaufman
Thinking About Fascism
The 2016 presidential election made me think about 1933 and Hitler's rise to power. I've known that he came to power through constitutional means and then used that power from the inside to destroy a...
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Peter Dykstra
25 Smears, Hoaxes, Grifts and Whoppers on Climate and the Environment in the Obama Era
Environmental bloopers from the past 8 years, including some from Obama himself. (Yes, Inhofe's snowball toss made the cut)
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Saturday, January 7, 2017
Robert Reich
The Three Big Reasons Republicans Can't Replace Obamacare
Republicans are preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and have promised to replace it with something that doesn’t leave more than 20 million Americans stranded without health insurance. Yet...
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Todd Gitlin
Welcome to the Vortex
It’s time to wade into the swamp — or alternate universe — of right-wing media to really understand the twisted “truths” they report.
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Sue Sturgis
As More Southerners Benefit From It, Medicaid Expansion Faces Congressional Death Threats
Date on which North Carolina's newly sworn-in Gov. Roy Cooper (D) announced he'd take executive action to expand Medicaid, the public health insurance program for the poor, under the Affordable Care...
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