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Monday, December 26, 2016
Chris Hedges
In the Time of Trump, All We Have Is Each Other
This Christmas I mourn the long, slow death of our democracy that led to the political ascendancy of Donald Trump. I fear the euphoria of those who have embraced the atavistic lust for violence and...
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Still from Frank Capra’s “It's a Wonderful Life” Diane Ravitch
Stuart Egan: What Frank Capra Could Teach Betsy DeVos About Public Schools
At the family Christmas dinner in New Jersey, someone asked the question, “What is the best Christmas movie of all time?” There were many suggestions, but the consensus was Frank Capra’s “It’s a...
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Jayde Tynes
Seven Inspirational Protests of 2016
Needless to say, 2016 has been a tough one for social justice activists around the world. With the rise in xenophobia after Brexit, the presidential election of Trump and the looming threat of trade...
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David Cortright
Preparing for the Storm
More than five weeks after the political tsunami and many of are still living in a state of denial. It’s understandable and even commendable in one sense: we must never accept Trump and the hatred...
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Paul Pillar
Trump's Disappearing 'Neutral Guy'
President-elect Trump’s attack on the U.S. abstention to a U.N. vote condemning illegal Israeli settlements raises doubts about his vow to be a "neutral guy" on Palestinian issues
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Sunday, December 25, 2016
Cathy Breen
Christmas in Karbala
KARBALA Iraq -- It is Christmas day, and I am in Karbala with dear friends. We awoke to a second day of rain, and pictures of flooding, especially in Baghdad, are being shown on TV. Yesterday, on...
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César Chelala
Too Little, Too Late for US Decision on Settlements
The United States’ abstention on the UN Security Council (UNSC) anti-settlement resolution is a serious blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policy of annexation in the West Bank. Israel’s...
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Saturday, December 24, 2016
Sasha Breger Bush
Trump and National Neoliberalism
And why the world is about to get much more dangerous
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Jeff Bryant
Girding For The Education Fight Ahead
If you want to get an idea of what kind of education policies to expect from a Donald Trump administration, Wall St. has a clue for you. A report from BuzzFeed explains, online charter schools are “...
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The Children of Berks
All I Want for Christmas Is to Get Out of Immigration Detention
Families are not supposed to be in immigration detention at all — and certainly not for more than a few days — but these children have been locked up with their mothers for more than a year. They are...
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Emily Johnston
The Fossil Fuel Industry Needs Our Consent. We Can and Must Refuse to Give It.
On November 9, like a lot of people around the world, I was stunned and devastated. In the days and weeks afterward, I was hit by new waves from that same feeling, worrying in turn about Muslim...
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Christopher Brauchli
The Importance of Being a Trump
First there’s the children’s house of make believe. . . . —Robert Frost, Directive The children are having the best time. It’s more fun than playing with electric trains, kite flying or practically...
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Frida Berrigan
Why My Family Turns Our Christmas Tree Into a Political Statement
If it is not about the presents, what is Christmas about?
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Melissa Batchelor Warnke
Call Me a Coddled Snowflake, But Trump's Fetish for Nukes Is Infinitely More Terrifying Than His Other Outrage
An editor whom I greatly respect believes essays about media coverage holes — “The press isn’t paying enough attention to this thing I care about!” — do not generally make for engaging reads. She’s...
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Kim Haddow
Election Losses Don’t Stop Corporate Efforts to Block Voter-Approved Minimum Wage Hikes
Voters spoke very clearly on November 8 when they elected to raise the minimum wage in Arizona and Maine, along with Colorado and Washington State. But those wins, the democratic process, and the...
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Friday, December 23, 2016
Christian Detisch
Why Working Locally Is the Key to Banning Fracking
Under the Trump administration, our local work to ban fracking is more important than ever.
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Sarah Aziza
Cyber Security Takes on New Ugency for Groups Targeted by Trump
With under a month to go until Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, activists from the grassroots to large organizations like the ACLU are working to fortify their digital platforms against...
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John Nichols
Keith Ellison Says He Is Ready to Fight for Democracy in North Carolina—and Across America
Congressman is right to warn Democrats that a battle in one state has nationwide implications.
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Robert Reich
Trump’s Attack on the Freedom of the Press
Historically, tyrants have tried to control the press using 4 techniques that, worryingly, Donald Trump is already using. 1. Berate the media and turn the public against it. Trump refers to...
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Elizabeth Warren
The Obama Legacy: Protecting Consumers From Big Banks, Payday Lenders, and Debt Collectors
President Obama’s work on behalf of consumers is a central part of his legacy. When he took office eight years ago, our country was in the midst of the worst financial crisis in generations—a crisis...
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Cathy Breen
Signs of Hope in Desperate Times
A postcard from war-torn Iraq
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Peter Dreier
Preparing for Trump: A Ten-Point Plan
For activists, politicians, the press and everyday citizens
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Amy Goodman
Will Political Chaos in North Carolina Lead to a ‘Third Reconstruction’?
Editor’s note: After this column was written, North Carolina lawmakers voted against repealing the transgender “bathroom bill,” which requires people to use public restrooms that match the sex on...
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Carol Burris
Charter Schools Already a Massive Threat. And Now Here Comes Billionaire Betsy Devos
Opening a charter is akin to opening your own business — but the cost and risk are fully funded by the taxpayers.
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Thursday, December 22, 2016
Lauren Carasik
Donald Trump's Cabinet Bodes Ill for the Planet
The president-elect's appointments make it clear that we cannot rely on the government to protect the planet.
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