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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Adil E. Shamoo, Bonnie Bricker
It’s Time to Take the Nazi-Trump Comparisons Seriously
The slide towards bleak historical periods can be difficult to recognize in the moment. But in this moment, it's glaringly obvious.
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Trump plans to send 4,000 more troops to bolster the corrupt regime installed by the US in the first place. Matthew Hoh, a former State Department official in Afghanistan, told me Trump used fear mongering about terrorist attacks to justify the escalation. Reese Erlich
Is Trump Planning Permanent Occupation of Afghanistan?
What will 4,000 more US troops do that 100,000 troops couldn't do before?
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The Trump administration’s rollback of civil rights enforcement and police oversight, the Muslim ban, the increase in family-destroying deportations, the dismantling of the social safety net – the list of violations gets longer by the day. Libero Della Piana
Trump Says ‘Love’ But Spews Hate
The rabid, racial-nationalist Trump was on full display in Phoenix Tuesday night, in a speech CNN’s Don Lemon called “A total eclipse of the facts.” The Phoenix Trump stood in sharp contrast to the...
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We’ve been in Afghanistan for a very long time. It has cost us a trillion dollars and thousands of lives. Brandon Friedman
Our Afghanistan Repetition is a Form of National Madness
A vet who served there on Trump's 'new' strategy
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"The revelation was just another of the presidential lies permeating the Trump-Russia story. For months, Trump and his minions insisted that there had been no contact with Russians during the campaign. They were lying." Steven Harper
Follow the Money: They Say It Was About Russian Orphans. They’re Lying.
Repealing the Magnitsky Act has become one of Putin’s top foreign policy objectives. Why? Money. Steven Harper digs in.
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The ad focuses on health care but Bryce and his campaign have zeroed in on an even bigger vulnerability of Ryan’s, and more broadly, of the American experiment itself: the dogged devotion, both personally and politically, to individualism. Alexandra Tempus
Randy Bryce is More Than A Mustache
It was a friendly audience, but Randy Bryce’s voice shook anyway. This speech was among his first to a national crowd of this size—over 1500 people passionate about progressive politics packed into a...
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"He did not drain the swamp. After telling voters how he would take control away from special interests, he has surrounded himself with the very Wall Street players he decried." Robert Reich
Dear Trump Voter: He Lied to You
If you voted for Donald Trump, I get it. Maybe you feel you’ve been so badly shafted by the system that you didn’t want to go back to politics as usual, and Trump seemed like he’d topple that corrupt...
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Jen Psaki
Trump Can Stay Sane for Approximately 24 Hours
Donald Trump has shown he is capable of temporary moments of sanity. They typically include scripted remarks, and they last for about 24 hours -- or less. Just a few minutes into his speech at a...
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Jayati Ghosh
150 Years of 'Das Kapital': How Relevant Is Marx Today?
The seminal work of the 19th century economist still provides a framework for understanding contemporary capitalism.
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"The reality is that Barack Obama is a big draw. No one comes close to playing such a role. He can get big media, attract large audiences, and raise large sums of money for the civic groups." Ralph Nader
Barack Obama: What’s He Waiting For?
The most popular Democratic leader by far is still former President Barack Obama. Despite this popularity, many of the signature accomplishments of his modest legacy are being brutishly unraveled –...
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"Let this be a warning to economists, labor leaders, Democratic officials and all progressives fighting for economic and social justice: “progressive-appearing” economic proposals from Trump are likely to be thinly veiled attempts to suck in unsuspecting allies in support of a neo-fascist, authoritarian movement that is increasingly showing its true colors." Gerald Epstein
Trump And The Infrastructure Of Fascism
Infrastructure investment: it’s that economic policy sweet spot that everyone loves to love. Fixing bridges, building roads, modernizing airports, improving mass transportation, keeping lead out of...
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But millions of Americans were willing to overlook how he appealed to the worst instincts of ignorant people who mysteriously believe that Adolf Hitler, the KKK grand wizards and other fascist bigots have the right answers to improve their sorry lives. Dave Zweifel
Trump's a Racist — Don't Tell Me Otherwise
I have to admit I began loathing Donald Trump the day he accused Barack Obama of being born in Kenya, insinuating he wasn't an American citizen and really was a Muslim. Here was one of the country's...
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Bernie Sanders
Why Medicare-for-All Is Good for Business
Despite major improvements made by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), our health care system remains in crisis. Today, we have the most expensive, inefficient, and bureaucratic health care system in the...
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"You’d think that the examples of Cuba, Iraq, and Libya -- not to mention Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen -- would have cured Washington’s regime-change enthusiasts of their recurring illusions. But no such luck, especially since those hawks deeply believe that any negotiations with North Korea will prove utterly futile, merely allowing that country to further strengthen its nuclear program." John Feffer
Trump and the Geopolitics of Crazy
The Times They Are A-Changin’ in North Korea
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California Rep. Jackie Speier tweeted last week that Trump “is showing signs of erratic behavior and mental instability that place the country in grave danger.” Eugene Robinson
It’s Time to Talk About Trump’s Mental Health
How unstable and divorced from reality is President Trump? We’ve reached the point where the nation has the right and the need to know. We’re not accustomed to asking such questions about our...
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Andrew Bacevich
The Conflict in Afghanistan Is Trump's War Now
With President Trump’s Monday night speech, prospects for ending the Afghanistan war anytime soon have vanished. Whether that bodes well for U.S. national security is another matter. Nearly 16 years...
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Monday, August 21, 2017
Robert Reich
How to Remove Trump
With Republicans controlling both houses of Congress, it’s unlikely Trump will be impeached or thrown out of office on grounds of mental impairment. At least any time soon. Yet there’s another way...
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Andrew Rosenberg
Going in the Wrong Direction: We Need More Advice on the Impacts of Climate Change
As of Sunday, the federal Advisory Panel for the Sustained National Climate Assessment is no more. The charter for the panel was not renewed . That makes little sense from any perspective I can...
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"But Exxon-Mobil and the Koch brothers and other oil, gas and coal interests worth billions of dollars are paying people to muddy the waters." Juan Cole
Why No Eclipse Denialists? The Same Science Predicts Global Heating
Eminent physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s tweet pointing out that there are no eclipse denialists the way there are dedicated climate change denialists went viral: Odd. No one is in denial of America’s...
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Those who are fighting for civil rights here in the United States, should also be concerned about the civil rights violations and environmental damage caused by the sprawling network of U.S. military bases around the world. Jon Rainwater
Why the U.S. Resistance Should Support Protests in Okinawa
Last week tens of thousands of people gathered to demonstrate for human rights and against harmful U.S. government policies. At a huge racetrack, they held thousands of identical signs that carried a...
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Aviva Chomsky
How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence
"Protesters are eager to expend extraordinary energy denouncing small-scale racist actors. But what about the large-scale racist actors?"
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"The crisis we face is not the result of a natural disaster or some other act of God. It’s entirely man-made. Just as they put us in the dark, they could give us light with the flip of a switch." Abeer Ismail Almasri
In Gaza, We Get Four Hours of Electricity a Day — If We’re Lucky
Some friends threw me a surprise birthday party last month. They placed a chocolate cake lit with candles before me and told me to make a wish for the year ahead. I immediately blurted out, “24-hour...
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"This struggle between the two Americas is not over and, in a real sense, never will be. While we must never lose hope that we can defeat our dark side, we must recognize that these forces of intolerance and exclusion will always be there to be challenging us anew. It is a never-ending struggle." James Zogby
Charlottesville and Beyond: The Never-Ending Struggle
The tragic and deeply disturbing events in Charlottesville last week provoked a debate as old as America, itself. Our nation watched as a motley collection of bigots descended on that town,...
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Chris Hedges
The Corruption of the Law
I drink coffee in the morning on a round, ornate oak table that once belonged to Harlan Fiske Stone, a U.S. Supreme Court justice from 1925 to 1946 and the chief justice for the last five of those...
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Matthew Hoh
The Lies on Afghanistan Trump Will Now Tell
There has never been progress by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, unless you are asking the U.S. military contractors or the Afghan drug barons, of whom an extremely large share are our allies in...
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Paul Buchheit
The Absurdity of Corporate Tax Cuts During the Corporate Pillaging of the Middle Class
It could be argued that the greatest American pillaging is the transfer of taxpayer funds into the bloated military, or a greed-driven private health care system that deprives human beings of...
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Sunday, August 20, 2017
 "Donald Trump has brought bigotry and hate into the mainstream.  He has legitimized the politics of resentment. It's time for progressives to stand up to Trump's hate-filled conduct," Burnett writes. Bob Burnett
Make America Safe Again
"During the next six months, Trump won't change. This six-month period provides a golden opportunity for progressives and Democrats, in general, to tell voters what they stand for."
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"Although EFF has been keeping an open mind about the agreement until we have a better idea of what it will contain, the secrecy of its first negotiation round augurs poorly for what is to come," Malcolm writes. Jeremy Malcolm
As First NAFTA Round Opens in Secrecy, Digital Rights Groups Fear Another TPP
The opening round of a series of negotiations over a proposed revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began this week in Washington, D.C. between trade representatives from the United...
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"Many of the CEOs on these councils had been under heavy pressure to disavow Trump’s agenda of hate and racism even before Charlottesville. That pressure came from grassroots activists," Anderson writes. Sarah Anderson
The Activists Who Helped Shut Down Trump’s CEO Councils
The implosion of these high-level advisory bodies followed a months-long grassroots campaign calling on CEOs to reject the President’s hate-filled agenda.
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"Bannon wanted to cut N. Korea loose, so as to have a clear shot at China," Cole writes. Juan Cole
Trump Fires Bannon: Who Are the Winners and Losers Globally?
Steve Bannon by his own admission promoted the Breitbart webzine as a mouthpiece of white supremacism, in an attempt to create a new, well-educated and well-dressed version of seedy racism. The...
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"Commemorations in public spaces should recall the past and also provide inspiration and hope for the future," Williams writes. Yohuru Williams
No Two Sides About It, Confederate Statues Must Come Down
"The president is wrong. You can preserve history without building or preserving monuments to hate."
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"If only someone running our government read history.  Or even read," writes Lynn Sherr. Lynn Sherr
Collaboration: Be Careful Who You Work With
At a time when precise language has gone missing from the White House, how best to describe those Republicans still loyal to President Trump?
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Saturday, August 19, 2017
"There is already enough evidence to impeach Trump on grounds of abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution," Reich writes. Robert Reich
Remove Him Now
Donald Trump "has given encouragement and legitimacy to the ugliest in America."
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"Wells Fargo was just beginning to recover from the reputational losses it suffered from what, in Trumpian terms would be described as “fake” bank accounts, when it was disclosed that its employees had discovered a new way of bilking customers-insurance sales connected with car loans," Brauchli writes. Christopher Brauchli
More Banking Follies
A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests . . . and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in...
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"While some GOP senators, such as Florida’s Marco Rubio, Utah’s Orrin Hatch and Arizona’s John McCain boldly and unequivocally denounced white supremacy, they did not publicly break with the president over it," Kolhatkar writes. Sonali Kolhatkar
Is There a Nazi in the White House?
"Donald Trump is trying hard to put a pretty face on racism."
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"While it might seem like friendly corporations are coming to the aid of activists in the debate over net neutrality, the truth is that for-profit, publicly traded corporations don’t have friends—they have interests, which they spend millions lobbying in Washington to defend," O'Day writes. John O'Day
Net Neutrality Reduced to Mogul vs. Mogul in Corporate Media's Shallow Coverage
A common refrain in popular news media is that net neutrality is just too boring and esoteric for ordinary people to be interested in. “Oh my god that is the most boring thing I’ve ever seen,” John...
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"Major military companies actually need wars—or at least, they need very high states of tension and fear, of the kind which will guarantee increased sales potential," Rogers writes. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr/cc) Paul Rogers
Arms Bazaar: Needs Wars, Eats lives
"Wars and rumors of wars require constant supplies, and this is where that perennial of human activity, the arms bazaar, comes in."
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Friday, August 18, 2017
"Tolerance and love are as American as apple pie. But so are racism, sexism, prejudice and anti-Semitism." Steven Singer
Surprised by Charlottesville? You Haven’t Been Paying Attention
America is a funny place. On the one hand, we’re one of the first modern Democracies, a product of Enlightenment thinking and unabashed pluralism and cultural diversity. On the other, we’ve built our...
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Laura Bonham
This Is All So 19th Century
Instead of serving democracy, the Trump administration seems focused on serving only its destruction
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Thousands gather with candles to march along the path that white supremacists took the prior Friday with torches on the University of Virginia Campus in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 16, 2017. Keri Leigh Merritt
Charlottesville and the Confederate Legacy
The white supremacist violence in Virginia echoed the tactics of antebellum vigilante groups and showed how deep the roots of racism in America are.
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John Light
Can Anyone Stop Trump’s FCC From Approving a Conservative Local News Empire?
Progressive media watchdog groups, Rupert Murdoch and conservative news outlets all want to stop a merger between Sinclair Broadcasting and Tribune Media.
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Andrew Cockburn
Don’t Believe the Alarmist Propaganda About North Korea
Never underestimate the ability of the national security establishment to believe its own alarmist propaganda—remember those establishment members believed in the fable of Saddam Hussein’s weapons...
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Catherine Lutz
How Did Guam Become a Target of North Korean Missiles?
Guam doesn’t feel like a target. When I have visited the island over the course of the past several decades, it has struck me as one of the most wildly beautiful places on earth, with an endless...
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Isaiah Poole
As Trump Hits a New Low, Here’s How We Go High
It has, today, come to this: The person holding the title of president of the United States in 2017 decries the loss of “beautiful statues and monuments” to white supremacy, “sad to see the history...
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People stand next to flowers, candles and a poster reading ‘Pray for Barcelona’ on Las Ramblas. (Photo: Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images) Paul Rogers
The Barcelona Attack and the Vicious Redundancy of the New Normal
After 16 years of the so-called war on terror, people feel no more secure than in the aftermath of 9/11.
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In ruling after ruling, judges decided that the CIA’s torture program was too secret for our courts, that the Constitution did not protect prisoners of the United States from torture, that torturers at Guantánamo were immune from liability, that government officials who justified and ordered the torture of a U.S. citizen were immune from liability, that contractors involved in torture could not be sued — and on and on, a depressing litany of impunity. Dror Ladin
After Years of Slammed Doors, Torture Survivors Finally End Impunity Streak
As an attorney representing victims of torture, one of the most inspiring things I have ever seen is the sheer determination of survivors standing up and publicly confronting those responsible. That’...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Les Leopold
Playing A Symphony On That White Skin
Trump's endorsement of white supremacist elements has far reaching and dangerous implications
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Sarah Anderson
The Alt-Right and the 1%
When President Trump equated white supremacists with anti-racism protesters, he was sending a message to the thugs in the streets and to some in executive suites
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These are not isolated protests, but rather an indication that the ground is beginning to shake beneath those who benefit from upholding the status quo. Dana Drugmand
Charlottesville, Oppression, and the Imperative of System Change
We are living in deeply troubling times. Our democracy is eroding, wealth and income inequality has skyrocketed, and tragedy and violence seemingly erupt daily around the world. The recent events in...
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John Atcheson
The Road Back from the Brink
These are perilous times. But from peril can come promise.
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Blame the evil doers for the devastation visiting this planet?  Sure thing.  But us?  Not for a second. Tom Engelhardt
Pardon Me! High Crimes and Demeanors in the Age of Trump
Let me try to get this straight: from the moment the Soviet Union imploded in 1991 until recently just about every politician and mainstream pundit in America assured us that we were the planet’s...
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Robert Jensen
When Will the United States Transcend White Supremacy?
The unfortunate, but likely answer: Never.
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Robert C. Koehler
Why Does North Korea Hate Us?
“The bombing was long, leisurely and merciless . . .”
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Ethan Goffman
Meet the New NAFTA, Same as the Old NAFTA?
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump called for protection of jobs. Did he mean tariffs or other measures to keep employment in the United States? Or was he talking about stronger labor...
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Robert Reich
Trump's Civil War
Trump’s unwillingness to denounce the white supremacists who came to Charlottesville last weekend bent on violence has been part of his political strategy from the start. Remember, weeks after he...
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Adam Johnson
Centrist Pundits Paved Way for Trump’s ‘Alt-Left’ False Equivalence
President Donald Trump sparked outrage Tuesday afternoon after he equated Nazis and counter-protesters in Charlottesville. To do so, he referred to the anti-racist activists as the “alt-left,” with...
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Anthony D. Romero
Equality, Justice and the First Amendment
For all people of good will—regardless of party affiliation, race, creed, or color—the events that took place this weekend in Charlottesville were sickening and deeply disturbing. Several clear...
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Michael Winship
Waiting for a Grown-Up in the White House
Donald Trump is turning the presidency into a day care center for his troubled inner child.
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"The right to be treated with humanity and dignity is a universal value. Our nation is stronger than hatred and bigotry," writes Olivia Alperstein. Olivia Alperstein
Racists Look Emboldened. They're Actually Terrified.
They act from the cowardly fear that valuing someone else's life devalues their own.
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Christian Christensen
Trump Keeps His Promise - And Delivers Hate
Those who voted for Trump got exactly what they voted for. There was no false advertising. There was no deception.
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Donald Trump Neal Gabler
The Testosterone-Fueled Presidency
Just look at what can happen when Trump feels his "masculinity" is threatened
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Peter Certo
White Supremacy Carries More Than a Tiki Torch
Republicans are condemning Trump’s coddling of white supremacists. Can they speak out against racist laws, too?
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"Trump communicates via a sort of semaphore signalling, a verbal and non-verbal system comprising coded tells, oblique references, incoherent digressions and revealing omissions." Anne Kingston
This Is The Real Donald Trump, Loud And Clear
Anne Kingston: Trump’s messaging is now so brazen that dog whistles are redundant. The signals are increasingly plain for all to see.
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Fascism is a form of collective insanity that devolves upon brutality and hatred to maintain its power. Randall Amster
Cuckoo D'État: The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum
We have a president who can’t even muster a lucid response to the most obvious forms of abject hatred
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Nearly all animals raised and slaughtered for food in the U.S. live in factory farms––facilities that treat animals as mere production units and show little regard for the natural environment or public health Mark Devries
New Drone Footage Exposes the Scale of Factory Animal Farming Like Never Before
The animal agriculture industry spends millions on deceptive advertising to persuade consumers that farmed animals roam freely on bucolic pastures. But I’ve been piloting drones over animal...
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Charles P. Pierce
Maybe Next Time Stick to the Notes
President* Trump lost his shit so badly he may never get it back.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Alex Formuzis
Scott Pruitt Is Turning the EPA into the KGB
Scott Pruitt, polluters’ puppet and head of the Environmental Protection Agency, knows most Americans are strongly opposed to his anti-public health, anti-kids, anti-science agenda. That’s why he...
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Vigil for Charlottesville in Minneapolis, MN this week. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue, Flickr / CC) Libero Della Piana
Charlottesville Is An Urgent Call for Voting Rights
Saturday night I arrived in Virginia as the conscience of the country and world turned toward the state. Earlier that day, hundreds of organized white supremacists gathered for a “Unite the Right”...
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Counterprotesters gathered in the streets of downtown Charlottesville on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 to stand against the "Unite the Right" rally, which was later cancelled by police. Adele M. Stan
White Supremacist Chaos In Charlottesville Is Just the Beginning
I was in Charlottesville when the Nazis moved in. Here's what to expect if they come to your town.
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Robert Reich
Making America Hate Again
Two days late, Donald Trump has finally condemned violent white supremacists. He was pushed into it by a storm of outrage at his initial failure to do so in the wake of deadly violence to...
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"Headlines concisely tell the story of this cruel boomeranging quagmire of human violence and misery." Ralph Nader
The 16 Year War in Afghanistan – Headlines Tell the Story
Since 2001 the US has been at War in Afghanistan – the longest war in US history. Headlines concisely tell the story of this cruel boomeranging quagmire of human violence and misery. Below are some...
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"But in the twenty-first century, Washington’s wars have essentially become endless, or as the Pentagon has taken to saying, “generational.” Rebecca Gordon
When All the World’s a War...
And All the Men and Women Merely Soldiers
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In just one example of the staggering overbreadth of the search warrant, it would require DreamHost to turn over the IP logs of all visitors to the site. Mark Rumold
In J20 Investigation, DOJ Overreaches Again. And Gets Taken to Court Again
We’ve already written about problems with the government’s investigation into the J20 protests—a series of demonstrations on January 20, the day of President Trump’s inauguration—which resulted in...
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Arizona already has six Confederate monuments—almost all of them dubiously constructed in recent memory. It doesn’t need another one, albeit in the form of a presidential pardon. Jeff Biggers
Trump’s Arpaio Pardon? Instead, Arizona’s Confederate Monuments Must Come Down
Any pardon of disgraced and criminally convicted former Sheriff Joe Arpaio by Donald Trump would be a de facto monument to “the most egregious racial profiling in the United States” and “chronic...
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Monday, August 14, 2017
“Think about how to make democracy as accessible as possible,” he said. “If you show up at your city council meeting and bring ten people, you'll see instant gratification.” Alexandra Tempus
Progressives Are Adapting to the Activist Surge
When activist newcomers helping plan the New York Tax March—which took place April 15 this year to pressure Donald Trump to release his tax returns—suggested including a giant inflatable chicken in...
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In 2015, Social Security lifted an estimated 12.6 million women out of poverty, including 9 million women aged 65 and over. Guillermo Herrera
Americans — Especially Women — Benefit Hugely from Social Security
Today is Social Security’s 82nd birthday. We’ve updated our backgrounder on Social Security’s significant impact and a related analysis of its benefits. In June 2017, over 60 million people collected...
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‘Many sides’? There are only two sides here: Right and wrong. Murderer and victim. Hatred and love. In the clutch, when it really mattered, the president of the United States refused to pick a side. But we can. We can lay down our lives, one by one if necessary, until we have won. Richard Eskow
Trump Won’t Say It, But We Will: White Terror in Charlottesville
Her name was Heather Heyer . She was marching for justice in Charlottesville when she was killed by a white racist. Say her name. His name was Timothy Caughman . He was walking down the street in New...
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"The petition, which can be found on its website, asks both the Senate and the House of Representatives to censure Trump and sets forth a description of misconduct and misdeeds that have occurred since Trump’s inauguration." Peter Dreier
Petition To Censure Trump Gains Momentum
In less than two weeks, a petition calling for Congress to censure President Donald Trump for misconduct and misdeeds has attracted more than 14,500 signatures. One of the initiators of the petition...
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"Health-policy progressives should treat this summer’s stunning victory as an opportunity to lock in this national commitment long term, by shoring up the ACA’s market-centered design rather than overplaying their hand." Gregg Bloche
Progressives, Now's Your Chance To Secure Healthcare For All
Decades from now, the collapse of Republicans’ campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may be seen as the moment America finalized its commitment to healthcare for all. Democrats shouldn’t...
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Rescue workers move victims on stretchers after car plowed through a crowd of counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Michael Winship
Charlottesville Goddam
In a time of crisis the president is supposed to bring us together. Donald Trump did not.
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Sunday, August 13, 2017
Glenn Greenwald
The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis’ Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville
Each time horrific political violence is perpetrated that is deemed to be terrorism, a search is immediately conducted for culprits to blame other than those who actually perpetrated the violence or...
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Zenobia Jeffries
Charlottesville Was Not a "Protest Turned Violent," It Was a Planned Race Riot
Isn’t it time for the media to be honest and call white supremacists the domestic terrorists that they are?
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John Atcheson
Why Trump Won: Pundits and Press Still Missing the Big Picture
CNN’s Fareek Zakaria’s recent explanation for why Trump won has been getting a lot of play. It’s similar to explanations most of the other pundits have been pushing for some time now, and it sets up...
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Christine Emba
There Are Only Two Sides to Charlottesville. Trump Is on the Wrong One.
As the leader of our nation, our president should know that some conflicts don’t deserve forbearance or false equivalence
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Adam Johnson
For Media, Driving Into a Crowd of Protesters Is a ‘Clash’
The Washington Post , Boston Globe , AOL News , The Hill , BBC and Sky News UK all chose to frame the ramming of a car into anti-fascist protesters as “clashes.” The BBC ’s breaking news tweet, “One...
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Peniel Joseph
A Presidency Built on Racial Divisions
Racial violence that gripped Charlottesville, Va., causing the governor to declare a state of emergency represents a case of what Malcolm X famously characterized as “chickens coming home to roost.”...
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Steven Singer
Dear White Supremacists: There Will Be No Race War
This one goes out to all the white boys. No. Not ALL the white boys. Just the ones who think being “white” and being a “boy” means the world owes them something. "There will be no race war... Not now...
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Saturday, August 12, 2017
Pierre Tristam
Kim Jong-Trump
There are no military solutions to this crisis. Zero. None.
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Jeremy Scahill
The Battle for Venezuela and Its Oil
Despire the public battles between the New York Times and President Donald Trump, the two seem to be on a similar page about the unfolding crisis in Venezuela. Last week, the administration announced...
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Don't forget, the things U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands for—the things he has stood for over the course of his decades-long career—are abhorrent. (Photo: AP/Jay LaPrete, archivo) Darryl Lorenzo Wellington
Let Me Remind You Who Jeff Sessions Is
For the past several weeks, media coverage of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a sympathetic turn. In article after article, the “beleaguered” Sessions is described as a victim of bullying ,...
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A student explains to her class how to prevent HIV/AIDS. Ann Starrs
The Vital Importance of Sexual Education
Why young people deserve comprehensive, nonjudgmental and empowering sexuality education
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Chuck Collins
What Would It Really Take to Reverse Inequality?
Unleashing the transformative potential of an equitable economy
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Robert Weissman
Despite White House Chaos, Trump Delivers Favors for Corporate America
The Trump administration may be dazed and confused about many things, but not about its corporate agenda . From Scaramucci to Spicer, from Kelly to Kushner, one thing doesn’t change at Donald Trump’s...
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Friday, August 11, 2017
Michael Winship
The Grand Old Party’s Over. Make Way for the Trump Party.
You’ve probably heard the story. It’s said that in ancient Rome, the emperor had a member of the Praetorian Guard who, amid all the pomp and all the accolades, would stand behind him and murmur: “...
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Norman Eisen, Fred Wertheimer
Firing Mueller Would Be a Catastrophic Mistake
On October 20, 1973, President Richard Nixon executed the infamous "Saturday Night Massacre" in which Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox was fired and the special prosecutor's office was shut...
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We need to do all that we can to bring reason to bear with Common Security diplomacy that can bring these two nuclear powers back from the brink and to establish the basis for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. Joseph Gerson
No Fire, No Fury: Common Security Diplomacy to Resolve US-North Korean Crisis
We face a situation with dangerous parallels to the period leading to the Guns of August in 1914
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Many leaders and politicians across the globe, particularly those who, like Netanyahu, have managed to stay in power for many years, have also become corrupt by abusing the privileges and responsibilities bestowed upon them by their office. Neve Gordon
Does It Really Matter If Netanyahu Ends Up Behind Bars?
"Background noise" was the way Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu characterised the decision of his former chief of staff, Ari Harow, to become a state witness. The following day, the prime...
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos says she supports “great public schools,” but her actions continue to show her hypocrisy on that subject. Jeff Bryant
Betsy DeVos’s ‘School Choice’ Looks More Like Crony Capitalism
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos says she supports “great public schools,” but her actions continue to show her hypocrisy on that subject. Her recent trip to Michigan, her home state, offers...
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Yes, I know the political argument, which seemed to arise late in the game, that US standing in the world has collapsed because we didn’t follow through on the TPP. But let’s just stick with the economics. Dean Baker
Do Corporate Media Need to Lie to Promote Trade Deals?
I understand people can have reasonable differences of opinion on trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), but why is it that the proponents have to insist, with zero evidence, that not...
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Don't Privatize the Afghan War—Just End It
Erik Prince, the notorious founder of the military contracting company formerly known as Blackwater, has been making the rounds of media outlets to promote his idea for privatizing the U.S. war in...
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