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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Randall Eliason
Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails Are Far More Damning Than Anyone Could Have Imagined
Wow — where to begin?
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Jay Stanley
Reality Winner Is Latest to Face Prosecution Under Awful World War I Espionage Act
Reality Winner, a 25-year-old employee of a contractor that does work for the NSA, was arrested in June and charged with transmitting classified information, widely suspected to be an intelligence...
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Andrea Armstrong
Protest at Your Own Peril: New Report Details Baton Rouge Police Mistreatment of Locked Up Alton Sterling Protesters
Participating in a civil rights march in 2016 shouldn’t result in being jailed in inhumane conditions, denied medical care, and deliberately humiliated. But that is exactly what happened in Baton...
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Michael Winship
On Wednesday, July 12, Everyone Can Stand Up for Net Neutrality
Imagine a world without internet freedom. This week, a major protest on the web will show what it would be like.
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Federico Borello
Too Many Civilians Died in Mosul. We Need to Protect Them in Raqqa.
ISIS wants civilian deaths caused by the U.S. and its partners. We should not give that to them
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Frida Berrigan
Feeling Not Quite So Hopeless in a World on the Skids
Why the Resistance is fertile, not futile
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Robert Borosage
The Big Fix: Will the GOP Turn to Dems to Fix Obamacare?
Senate leader Mitch McConnell has warned Republicans that if he can’t find 50 Republican votes to repeal and replace Obamacare soon, he’ll open negotiations with Democrats to “fix” the thing. He...
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Eugene Robinson
Donald Jr.’s Meeting Is a Legal Game-Changer
From now on, ignore the conventional wisdom about how the Russia scandal is not “resonating” with President Trump’s still-loyal base. The question at this point is what strikes a chord with special...
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Monday, July 10, 2017
Melissa Boteach, Anusha Ravi
No, Young People Aren’t Poor Because They’re Not Married
In an op-ed last week, Washington Post columnist George Will deplores the culture of today’s young people, blaming their disproportionate poverty on the fact that too many don’t get a high school...
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Evan Popp
Why Politicians From Both Parties Ignore the Poor
Donald Trump isn't alone in his focus on rich and middle class voters
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Dean Baker
Paul Ryan Hates the Idea of a Free Market in Health Care, He Wants to Give Money to Rich People
The NYT is again spreading the absurd myth that Paul Ryan and other Republicans want a free market in health care. While it is very helpful to the Republicans to imply that they are trying to advance...
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Michael Copps, Gloria Tristani
The FCC Must Protect the Open Internet — Millions of Americans Agree
Since its creation, the internet has operated under a simple principle: All traffic, regardless of its content, should be treated equally. It’s this idea that allowed the internet to change the world...
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Michael Mann
Fear Won't Save Us: Putting a Check on Climate Doom
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. A provocative new article on climate change fails to produce it.
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Chris Hedges
Eating Our Way to Disease
In July 1976, the Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, chaired by Sen. George McGovern, held hearings titled “Diet Related to Killer Diseases.” The committee heard from physicians,...
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Tom Engelhardt
Aiding and Abetting the Tweeter-in-Chief
How the insult wars in Washington blind us to our troubles
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Paul Buchheit
Stunning Truths about the Bloated Safety Net for the Wealthy
The entire 2017 safety net is about $850 billion, compared to over $1.5 trillion for tax expenditures , most of which are for rich Americans . The Unrelenting Wealth Grab by the 1% The average 1%...
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Sunday, July 9, 2017
Juan Cole
G19 Outmaneuvers Climate Rogue Trump, Ignores Donald and Ivanka
Trump has "sent America's strategic strength and diplomatic soft power swirling down the toilet."
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Nick Dearden
G20 Is Desperately Trying to Save a Failed World Order
The G20 agenda utterly fails to break with the tired, broken free-market policies that brought devastation to our world
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Sarah van Gelder
Our Best Shot at Meeting Paris Goals? Make Energy Public
A new report finds public ownership is the best way for cities and towns to meet renewable energy and efficiency targets
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Steven Singer
More Truth in Teacher-Written Education Blogs Than Corporate Media
"When you read an article in the Wall Street Journal , New York Times or Pittsburgh Tribune Review, there is a presumption of detachment and neutrality. But it's bogus."
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Bob Burnett
The Resistance Bookshelf
These are the books you should add to your summer reading list
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Saturday, July 8, 2017
Ray McGovern
The Syrian Test of Trump-Putin Accord
The immediate prospect for significant improvement in U.S.-Russia relations now depends on something tangible: Will the forces that sabotaged previous ceasefire agreements in Syria succeed in doing...
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Benjamin Dangl
Dismantling Power: The Zapatista Indigenous Presidential Candidate's Vision to Transform Mexico from Below
"Patricio's candidacy and radical vision for Mexico challenges conventional politics and marks a new phase for the Zapatista and indigenous struggle in the country."
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Nicolas J. S. Davies
The US State of War—July 2017
"Every country destroyed or destabilized by U.S. military action is now a breeding ground for terrorism."
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Robert Dodge
A Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty—Rx for Survival
"This past Friday, July 7, nuclear weapons at long last joined the ranks of other weapons of mass destruction including biologic and chemical weapons, landmines and cluster munitions in being banned and declared illegal under international treaty law."
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Christopher Brauchli
DeVos and Defrauding
"Not surprisingly, in this administration, if a choice has to be made between taking steps to help the needy, in this case students, or the taxpayer, the taxpayer wins."
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Tom Gallagher
Move to the Center! And Then? Move to the Center!
A recent New York Times op-ed argues that Democrats should continue pursuing corporate centrism, despite all of the evidence that it has been a disastrous failure
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Immigrant Bills?
Two pieces of legislation just passed by the House go "hand-in-hand with a coordinated effort by the administration to paint all immigrants as criminal just by nature of their immigration status."
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Friday, July 7, 2017
Michael Winship
In Less Than Six Months, President Trump Proves He's Unfit
This way to the egress, Mr. President.
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Andy Rowell
Trump on "Direct Collision Course" With G20 Over Climate
So the G20 summit is starting in Hamburg in Germany, after a day of angry protests which saw dozens arrested. As the talks commence, the new international “Climate Pariah”, Donald Trump, is going to...
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Eugene Robinson
Trump's Dangerous Thirst for a Clash of Civilizations
“A little learning is a dangerous thing,” wrote the poet Alexander Pope. Three centuries later, Pope’s aphorism perfectly — and dangerously — describes President Trump’s understanding of history as a...
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Cynthia Kaufman
The Fortress World of Capitalism vs. the Beautiful Possibilities of Cooperation
Building a sustainable world in these very quickly changing times requires that we understand clearly what we are up against
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Paul Rogers
A World in Trouble: Drought, War, Food, Flight
The disruptions of climate and conflict are sparking perilous global insecurity
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Andre Segura
How Trump Is Threatening the Constitution
A year ago, as the Republican Party was preparing to head to its convention in Cleveland to officially nominate Donald Trump for president, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) issued an...
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Trump’s Man With a Plan ... to Suppress the Vote Nationwide
President Donald Trump can’t seem to get over the fact that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. He lost massively, by over 2.8 million votes, but he won the Electoral College, and thus the...
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Richard Eskow
There’s a Big Hole in the Center of the Democratic Party
“I mean, have you seen the other guys?” That’s one of the slogans that was recently proposed by Democratic Party strategists, presumably in a lighthearted way. But the joke, if that’s what it was,...
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Jim Naureckas
At NYT, Fantasy of Bill Clinton's Centrism Saving the Dems Never Gets Old
"The Times has been telling this same story for years, always with the same thrilling leaps of logic."
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Thursday, July 6, 2017
Norman Solomon
Instead of Trying to Sabotage the Trump-Putin Meeting, Democrats Should Support Vital Proposals
Some leading Democrats in Congress are eager to turn the summit meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin away from avenues for improvements in U.S.-Russian relations, even if that means...
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Lorenzo Marsili, Beppe Caccia
The G20 Parade of Monsters
Hundreds of thousands of activists will take the street of Hamburg to protest a G20 divided between two bad alternatives: status quo or authoritarianism.
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Jeff Bryant
Why Democrats Should Unite On A Charter School Moratorium
Democrats know that success for their party relies on bringing labor and civil rights advocates together on key issues. Faced with disastrous Donald Trump, labor and civil rights advocates are...
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Juan Cole
RIP Internal Combustion Gasoline Engine: Volvo Goes Electric
The Swedish auto manufacturer Volvo, owned by the Chinese automotive corporation Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd, has abruptly decided to produce only electric, plug-in hybrid and “mild hybrid...
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Kristin Miller
Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses Yearning to Be Free
Trump executive order cuts refugee numbers in half.
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Robert C. Koehler
Skewing Democracy White
Every real problem this country — and this planet — face is replaced by a fantasy problem, which all the powers of government then pretend to address. Meet Donald Trump, master of the street con,...
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Ralph Nader
The Destructive Power Trips of Amazon’s Boss
For his smallish stature, Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos has a booming, uproarious laugh . Unleashed during workdays, its sonic burst startles people, given it comes from as harsh and driven a taskmaster as...
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Dilip Hiro
The Enemy of My Enemy Is My...?
The Saudi-American-Iranian-Russian-Qatari-Syrian conundrum
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Jill Richardson
Are We Tired of ‘Winning’ Yet?
It's hard to see how anything the president would call a "win" would be good for his voters, or for any of us.
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Peter Certo
A Bipartisan Vote to Put the Brakes on War
By putting such a sinister face on it, Trump might have finally inspired lawmakers to rein in America’s post-9/11 war machine
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Richard Eskow
Why We Need to Know What Trump Says Behind Closed Doors
When I’m not writing for OurFuture, I host a weekly news and opinion program on syndicated radio and cable TV called The Zero Hour . My team there recently faced a major challenge when we received a...
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Keith Payne
Economic Inequality Goes Well Beyond the Bank Account
If President Trump’s plan to cut individual and corporate taxes is enacted, it would accelerate the rise of income inequality in America. Economists have analyzed the effects such cuts would have on...
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Paul Pillar
The Plummeting of U.S. Standing in the World
The Pew Research Center released last week the results of one of its periodic surveys of global views of the United States and its leadership and policies. More than 40,000 people were polled in 37...
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Hannah Porter
'Democracy is Broken': US Federal Courts Powerless Over Civilian Drone Deaths
The American justice system should provide recourse for the families of civilians killed or injured by US drone strikes. A recent case in a US federal appeals court failed this test.
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Bill Blum
Justice Neil Gorsuch Has Landed, to the Delight of the American Right
The biggest story coming from the Supreme Court these days doesn’t concern the cases the court decided during its recently completed October 2016 term. The biggest story—and it’s one that will...
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Srecko Horvat
Are Protests Enough to Bring Down the G20?
We have to take to the streets of Hamburg on July 7 with a clear idea of what we want our world to be.
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Patriotism in the Trump Era
"Protest, too often, has been deemed unpatriotic."
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Howard Zinn
Howard Zinn’s July 4 Wisdom Stands the Test of Time
'Is not nationalism—that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce it engenders mass murder—one of the great evils of our time, along with racism, along with religious hatred?'
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Norman Solomon
The Trump-Putin Meeting and the Fate of the Earth
"This moment in human history is not about Trump. It's not about Putin. It's not about whether you despise either or neither or both. What's at stake in the dynamics between them is life on this planet."
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Nozomi Hayase
Moral Injury of War and the Invisible Wound of Empire
"Every time we shield memories of our own aggression upon our fellow man through historical revisionism, denial and deflection, we forsake the young whom our society sacrificed in its self-righteous suicide."
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Joe Conason
On July Fourth, A Message For The Patriotic Resistance
'When a demagogue like Trump wraps himself in the Stars and Stripes, he is defiling the flag and denying our history.'
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Peter Dreier, Dick Flacks
Trump's Phony Patriotism Clashes With the Radical Roots of America the Beautiful and the Pledge of Allegiance
"Most Americans are unaware that much of our patriotic culture—including many of the leading symbols and songs—was created by people with decidedly progressive sympathies."
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Monday, July 3, 2017
Charles P. Pierce
This 21st Century Modern Presidency Is a Spectacular Sh*tshow
And it's not just on Twitter.
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Michele Swenson
ALEC​'s Covert War on Democracy
Ahead of national convention in Denver, a look at destruction wrought by group that pairs right-wing lawmakers with corporate interests
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Harvey J. Kaye
We Are Radicals at Heart — Don’t Forget It
A historian reminds us that to truly “make America great again” we must enhance freedom, equality and democracy, not diminish them.
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Kathy Kelly
What Does War Generate?
At an April, 2017 Symposium on Peace in Nashville, TN, Martha Hennessy spoke about central tenets of Maryhouse, a home of hospitality in New York City, where Martha often lives and works. Every day,...
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Is the Supreme Court Killing Secularism?
The Supreme Court this week made a series of decisions that challenge the central tenet of secularism in the nation: the separation of church and state. First and most shockingly, the nine justices...
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Robert Reich
Trump’s Escalating Assault on the Press
On Sunday morning Trump seemed to promote violence against CNN. He tweeted an old video clip of him performing in a WWE professional wrestling match, with a CNN logo superimposed on the head of his...
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Sarah Chaisson-Warner
Love Your Country? Save Health Care!
Senators are home to celebrate Independence Day this week. Don’t let them go back to D.C. without hearing how important saving health care is to our country. We have one more chance to stop the GOP’s...
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Sunday, July 2, 2017
MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough with neocon Bill Kristol Peter Dreier
Joe And Mika Owe America An Apology
Let’s not forget that the “Morning Joe” cohosts, particularly Scarborough, are partly responsible for Trump becoming president.
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Orange Trump César Chelala
Solving Donald Trump's Mystery
Recently, as I picked up a book from my bookcase, I realized that one word in its title had the answer to a problem that for months had been bothering me. The book is “ The voice imitator ” by the...
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Saturday, July 1, 2017
Student Debt Means Fewer Public Servants — and More Bankers
Indebted students trained for public service are instead cutting bait and heading for Wall Street.
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Bernie Sanders Bob Burnett
Searching for the Soul of the Democratic Party
Writing in Politico, Bruce Bartlett complains the Republican Party has lost its way because it has ceased to champion ideas; he says the GOP has become the Party that panders "to the lowest common...
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Deep Throat Sam Husseini
Should Media Expose Sources Who Lied to Them?
If an anonymous source knowingly and maliciously feeds a media outlet false information, should they continue to be granted anonymity? If media continue to protect the deceptive source’s identity,...
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Marchers, signs, and tent at the March on Washington, 1963 Wim Laven
A Political or Apolitical 4th of July?
With a long holiday weekend lined up for the 4 th of July most people are probably worried about having enough food for the barbeque, or hoping that their get-togethers aren’t too political. Facebook...
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Friday, June 30, 2017
Adam Johnson
As Democratic Voters Shift Left, ‘Liberal Media’ Keep Shifting Right
In the past few years, the Democratic Party’s rank and file has shifted left on major issues. From healthcare to legalization of drugs to taxes , the heart of the party has grown more progressive—and...
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Adil E. Shamoo
Trump: Toward War in the Middle East
By staying out of the conflicts in the Middle East, the United States can benefit both American citizens and the citizens of those distant lands.
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Christine Ahn
Americans and South Koreans Want Peace. Will Trump Listen?
Korea's new pro-engagement president may not have to be as deferential to Washington hardliners as his predecessors.
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Miriam Pierson, Sarah Edelman
How the US Can Prevent a Fire Like Grenfell Tower
At least 80 people are missing and presumed dead after a devastating fire in Grenfell Tower , a high-rise apartment building in London. It’s the deadliest fire in Britain in more than a century. This...
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Hannah McKinnon
Reality Check: The End of Growth in the Tar Sands. So Now What?
A managed decline is highly preferable to an unmanaged one, but it requires recognition that the decline part is inevitable
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Medicare for All: It’s a Matter of Life and Death
“Kill the bill! Don’t kill me!” chanted protesters in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, opposing passage of the controversial Senate health care reform bill. President Donald Trump and his Republican...
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Eugene Robinson
There Trump Goes Again
If you want to look at the bright side of things, at least we’ve learned that the nation can survive for half a year without a sane, functioning presidency. We’ve had nothing of the sort since...
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Pierre Tristam
When a President’s Tweets Ape the Squeals of a Swine
What struck me in Donald Trump’s latest hurl of tweets, among other foulness, was the time of the tweets: around 9 a.m., when most of us have already been neck-deep in work for a few hours. What is...
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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship
NRA Issues Call for White Supremacy and Armed Insurrection
The gun lobby's new "recruitment ad" is really a call for white supremacy and armed insurrection, deliberately crafted to stir anger and fear.
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"People are correct to be outraged that the American Health Care Act is estimated to cause an additional 22 million people to be uninsured by 2026, but under the Affordable Care Act right now, there are 28 million people who are priced out of health insurance markets and remain uninsured." Joshua Cho
The Cynical Opposition of Some Democrats to Universal Health Care
After strong opposition from Americans concerned with the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act and opposition from Senate Republicans forced Mitch McConnell to delay the Senate vote on the...
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Jeff Bryant
Trump Is Vulnerable On Education. Do Democrats Care?
A string of special election defeats has left Democrats bewildered at how they can continue to lose against a party led by the most unpopular president ever. Seasoned campaign analysts and political...
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Steven Singer
Calling Total Bullshit on Allowing Guns in Schools
Bring your gun to school – courtesy of the Pennsylvania Senate
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John Light
The Ironworker Running to Unseat Paul Ryan Wants Single-Payer Health Care, $15 Minimum Wage
Randy Bryce on his plans for winning Paul Ryan's seat, his viral first campaign video, and all the many articles casting him as a character in a Bruce Springsteen song.
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Adele M. Stan
Very Dangerous Times: Press Attacked by Authoritarian White House
There’s a reason the Founders enshrined the press as the one profession specifically protected in the Bill of Rights.
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Danny Sjursen
Why the Next Afghan "Surge" Won't Work Either
In America's longest war, the trouble ahead will look much like the trouble behind.
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Neal Gabler
Why the Obamacare Repeal Effort Will Not Die, No Matter What
People will continue to vote enthusiastically for the party that will strip them of their health care so long as that party promises to turn back the clock.
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Chris Winters
Trumpcare Is Not the Health Plan We Need (but Neither Is the ACA)
Under both GOP plans, we’ll have high costs, spotty coverage, and ad hoc solutions—which we have enough of already.
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Talcott Camp
The Only Way to Get Arkansas Legislators Out of the Exam Room Is To Take Them To Court
Arkansans have plenty of health needs their politicians should address — from the third highest maternal mortality rate in the U.S . to an opioid epidemic . Yet Arkansas politicians have spent their...
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Robert C. Koehler
The Fire Burns, the Caldron Bubbles
America serves up its news in a caldron from hell, or so it sometimes seems. The fragments are all simmering in the same juice: bombs and drones and travel bans, slashed health care, police shootings...
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Andrew Kennis
Javier Valdez and the Drug War that Killed Him
One month ago today a burly, middle-aged reporter set out from the offices of the news weekly Riodoce that he co-founded some fourteen years ago, walking toward his car at high noon. In the preceding...
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Chuck Collins
What Happened to America’s Wealth? The Rich Hid It.
There's actually trillions that could be used to fix our roads and schools. The wealthy just don't want you to know where it is.
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Michelle Brown, Maud Schaafsma
Hey Betsy DeVos! That Money Is for Student Needs, Not Private Schools
The Education Innovation Research (EIR) program was designed to support innovation in public schools, not as a backdoor to privatization efforts
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'Senators face a fundamental choice,' writes Clement. 'Will they back a plan that imperils the health care of millions of hard-working Americans to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations?' (Photo: OverpassLightBrigade/flickr/cc) Frank Clemente
Senate Health Bill Slashes Medicaid to Cut Millionaires’ Taxes
While those who are most vulnerable lose health coverage, the wealthy and corporations reap huge tax savings
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Robert Reich
It’s Time for Medicare for All
Mitch McConnell is delaying a vote on the Senate Republican version of Trumpcare because he doesn’t yet have a majority. Some Senate Republicans think the bill doesn’t go get rid of enough of the...
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Maha Hilal
The Supreme Court’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Decision Is Terrifying
If the war on terror has taught us one thing, it's that harsh laws targeting non-citizens will eventually be extended to citizens, too.
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Roger Bybee
In Kenosha Kickoff, Ironworker Randy Bryce Hammers On Paul Ryan’s Weakness
Andy Bryce, an ironworker and avid Bernie Sanders surrogate during the 2016 primary, made a direct appeal to working people in Representative Paul Ryan’s district as he officially launched his...
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Binta Baxter
How the Student Loan Industry, Trump, and Neoliberals Are Creating a Nation of Serfs
Most of the discussion about student debt in the United States has centered on its excessiveness, the negative impact it has on home-buying for the next generation, various refinancing schemes, and (...
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(Photo: Victims of the Khan Shaykhun attack/Screenshot) Derek Davison
White House Syria Statement Raises Eyebrows
The Trump administration may be gearing up for another military strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military. Late in the day on Monday, the White House released the following statement...
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