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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Winnie Byanyima
How Can We Bridge the Widening Global Inequality Gap?
It's as if inequality apologists can barely be bothered because they don't feel their cosy system is threatened enough that they need to.
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Robert Weissman
The Trumpy Awards, Round Two: Worst Anti-Democratic Action
Not only does Trump not respect traditional democratic norms, his core notion of presidential powers is fundamentally authoritarian.
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Tom Engelhardt
In 1888, The Story of a Parentless Dreamer from Shithole Europe
The story of my grandfather is as good a place to start as any
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"While a new billionaire was created every other day, the 3.7 billion people making up the poorest half of the world’s population saw no increase in their wealth last year." (Photo: Tareq Salahuddin) Benjamin Dangl
Oxfam Report Reveals Global Economy's "Perfect Storm" for Making 1% Even Richer
A CEO from a top clothing brand would have to work only four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh earns in a lifetime.
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"Keep in mind that all Norwegians have the right to universal public health care, universal public education through professional schools or university and beyond, care of the elderly and disabled, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, subsidized early childhood education (from age 1), affordable housing, state of the art public transport, and a raft of other services that take the worry out of daily life. " (Photo: Mariusz Kluzniak/flickr/cc) Ann Jones
Beware the Norwegian Menace
Should We Build a Wall to Keep Them Out?
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"Rather than stay silent and wait for the Supreme Court to change its mind, people are fighting for political equality - people are fighting, that is, for the idea that everyone should have an equal say at all levels of the political system." (Photo: Light Brigading/flickr/cc) Jasmine Gomez
The Fight For Democracy
The result of Citizens United is that elected officials listen to their funders (the wealthy few) more than they listen to everyday people living in this country.
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"The root cause of gender-based violence is the same everywhere—it is gender discrimination, not culture, that drives violence against women." (David Maialetti / The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP) Yifat Susskind
Feminism Will Not Be Weaponized for Trump's War on Immigrants
We know that violence against women occurs in every country, class and culture. The White House is using this issue, in a racialized context, to close the door on immigrants.
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"Chief Justice Roberts’s complaint rings eerily of the same “alternative facts” and “fake news” ploys used by the Trump Administration to denounce inconvenient truths, create a fog over clear-cut issues, and thus disorient the public." (Photo: George Hodan) Roger Bybee
Democracy is at Stake in Supreme Court Cases on Partisan Redistricting
The Supreme Court has the chance to strike a blow across the nation to protect an essential pillar of democracy by ruling against districts designed to amplify the voice of the chosen and virtually silence the outsiders.
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A child born in the U.S. is 76 percent more likely to die before reaching adulthood than a child born elsewhere in the developed world. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr/cc) Richard Eskow
Death by Inequality: Poverty and Racism Are Killing America’s Children
The deaths of hundreds of thousands of kids should have dominated the media. They would have been, if terrorists had killed them.
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"Trump appointed avowed EPA nemesis Scott Pruitt — who had sued the EPA 14 times as the Oklahoma attorney general — as the agency’s head with an obvious mission: to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency from within." (Photo: Takver/flickr/cc) Lindsey Allen
10 Ways the Trump White House Has Waged War On Smart Climate Policy
"Why would you pick the leader of an oil and gas corporation to spearhead a position tasked with national security and global climate action?”
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"So I’ve got news for Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, and all our elected officials – get ready, we’re coming to the polls. " (Photo:Molly Adams/flickr/cc) America Reyes
Mitch, Chuck and the Big “What If” for DREAMers
With DACA, I came out of the shadows.
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Monday, January 22, 2018
Robert Weissman
Announcing the Trumpys!
Finally, an award ready to recognize the worst elements of what is likely to go down as the worst presidency in American history
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Marge Piercy
When Love Could Kill Us
What was it was like for young women before Roe v. Wade was the law of the land? Sadly, going back to those dark and violent times is the master plan of many in power today
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Gloria Totten
The Untold Story of the Roe v. Wade Anniversary
What's different about the Roe anniversary this year is the newly proactive abortion rights movement.
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Greg Kaufmann
What Farmworkers Can Teach Hollywood About Ending Sexual Harassment
How an approach promoted by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers could empower the #MeToo movement in the entertainment industry and beyond
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Touré Reed
The Ties that Divide: How Bipartisan Identitarianism Works for the Boss and Against Citizen and Non-Citizen Workers
Bipartisan acceptance of skewed and dishonest terms of debate over immigration, trade, and labor dynamics lends itself to unbridgeable divides like we are now witnessing with the government shutdown
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Rebecca Gordon
2018: The Year We Must Strive to Become Very Stable Geniuses
On seeking new (and very old) habits for a new year
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Elizabeth Warren
America Can Never Go Back to the Era of Back-Alley Abortions
I lived in a world of back alley butchers and wrecked lives. We’re not going back — not now, not ever.
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Paul Buchheit
Inequality, Revolution, and Drones That Kill
The too-rapid evolution of intelligent machines, with the ability to make decisions that can impact human life, is bringing us closer to a man-made epidemic that we won't be able to control.
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Sunday, January 21, 2018
David Korten
When Economic Growth Indicates Failure
For the well-being of most everyone—including the rich—equality is more important than growth.
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Juan Cole
The Worst Thing About Year One of Trump: Fascistization of Cable News
Despite the impression that Trump hates the press and forms a danger to it, the mass media actually has fallen for him, hard
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Kevin Gosztola
Trump Administration Turns ICE Into Tool for Political Repression
The Trump administration has emboldened ICE, opening up immigration rights activists to any efforts by ICE to remove the very people who are successfully campaigning against their abuses of power
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Ken Hannaford-Ricardi
The Kids the World Forgot
Kabul's estimated 50,000 "street kids" dot the city's already clogged roads selling balloons or lugging scales on which passers-by are invited to weigh themselves, working to helps their parents buy food for their families
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Ezra Rosser
Exceptional Indifference: An International Perspective on U.S. Poverty
The visible levels of poverty and of inequality in the United States are not unique to this country, but sometimes it takes an international perspective to bring America’s limited responses to poverty into relief
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Will Bunch
America's '2+2=5 Moment' Is a Scary Lurch Toward Autocracy
There's a very real difference between twisting facts and blowing them up, to create a state where objective truth not only no longer matters but doesn’t even really exist.
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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Mark Schuller
One Year On, Reflecting and Refining Tactics to Take Our Country Back
"2018 will only be a pivotal year if we are prepared to do the work."
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While Middle Eastern, Mexican, and Central American are largely the subject of today's immigration debate in the U.S., xenophobic lawmakers fought against immigrants from Ireland, Italy, and other European countries in the past. ( James Zogby
The Immigration Debate We Must Not Lose
"As I look at the Republicans who are leading the charge against immigration, I see descendants of Germans, Irish, Italians, and Jews—all of whom were once reviled, locked out, and victims of bigotry."
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Christopher Brauchli
The Funeral for Decency
The asterisk has served us well and protected us from crudeness. Having been relieved of its suffering, it will serve us no longer. Its final illness began many months ago when Donald J. Trump came onto the stage.
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Ruth Conniff
Americans Need To Get Out More
As much ink as Trump has generated with his flagrant appeals to his racist base, it’s our President's ignorant provincialism that jeopardizes our relationships in the rest of the world
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Laura Bonham
Citizens United vs. United Citizens: The Showdown of the Century
With the presidency of Donald Trump, the fusion of government and corporate rule is complete
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Ana Minian
Increased Border Security Is Why So Many 'Dreamers' Are Here In the First Place
Before Congress passed immigration reform in 1986, making border crossings more difficult, few migrants moved their families into the U.S. from Mexico and Central America
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Friday, January 19, 2018
Glenn Greenwald, Jon Schwarz
Republicans Have Four Easy Ways to #ReleasetheMemo — and the Evidence For it. Not Doing So Will Prove Them to Be Shameless Frauds.
If this is "worse than Watergate" — Republicans obviously have every incentive to get it into the public's hands as soon as possible. Indeed, one could argue that they have the duty to do so.
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"Maybe if we spent less on massive handouts to the wealthiest companies in the world, we’d have more to spend on sick children." (Photo: Steve Rhodes/Flickr/cc) Josh Hoxie
Apple Avoided $40 Billion in Taxes. Now It Wants a Gold Star?
This was a pay-to-play political scam at its ugliest—and the rest of us are the chumps.
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"The relationship between health and employment is much more complicated than the administration suggests." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Shawn Fremstad
No, Forced Labor Is Not Good for Your Health
If the administration is serious about improving the health of working-class people, then it should stop rolling back important labor standards and worker protections.
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"Members can demand that the intelligence agencies deliver on broken promises to provide information about how the law affects Americans." (Photo: White House / Wikimedia Creative Commons) Neema Singh Guliani
Congress Just Passed a Terrible Surveillance Law. Now What?
We need to stop NSA in engaging in mass, warrantless spying.
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Actor Edgar Ramirez wears a Time's Up pin at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 7 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP) Sonali Kolhatkar
‘Grace's’ Story About Aziz Ansari Has Lessons for Men and Women
Grace’s story sparked a rift between those wanting #MeToo to remain squarely focused on ending legally defined harassment and assault, and those who want so much more.
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"Planned Parenthood, the largest single provider of reproductive health care in the country, faced constant attacks." (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty) Emily Mills
A Year After the Women’s March, How Bad Was 2017 for Reproductive Justice?
Sadly, efforts to strip away reproductive rights continue unabated.
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"Regarding foreign policy, how can other nations take seriously anything Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says when he is subject to being countermanded on Twitter at any moment?"(Photo: Mike Licht/Flickr/cc) Eugene Robinson
The Man-Child in the White House Reels Wildly Out Of Control
An administration with no credibility cannot possibly lead.
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Bill Bigelow
What Spielberg’s The Post — and Our Textbooks — Leave Out
Sadly, too many textbooks found in the nation's school hide pretty much everything that is important in the world — from the roots of American racism, to the war against Mexico; and from the causes and consequences of climate change, to, yes, the nature of the Vietnam War.
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Brent Budowsky
If Dems Stare Down Trump in Dreamer Shutdown Showdown, They Will Win
If Senate Democrats go to the mattress over this issue, and if Trump and Senate Republican leaders force a shutdown because they will not accept a bipartisan plan to save DREAM Act, they will be annihilated by the high court of public opinion in our democratic nation.
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"If you think of a country as a civilized place, it’s very difficult to bomb it back to the Stone Age." (Photo: Afghanistan Pashtunistan / Flickr) John Feffer
The U.S. Has Treated Poor Countries Like Shitholes for Decades
Trump's racist remarks are offensive. The brutal excesses of U.S. foreign policy are worse.
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"We already know the winning presidential campaign was redolent of herring and vodka." (Photo: Getty) Charles P. Pierce
Who Else Was Handling Russian Money in 2016?
The interference went well beyond the president*'s campaign.
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"Filling the swamp with higher education exploiters has severe negative financial consequences not only to college loan holders, but also to the public treasury." (Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr/cc) Jeff Bryant
Trump Fills The Swamp To Exploit College Students
The Trump administration is imposing dire consequences on both students and taxpayers.
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Anti-war protesters in South Korea wear cutouts of President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in November after a rally demanding peace on the Korean Peninsula. (Ahn Young-joon / AP) Gareth Porter
Why Trump’s North Korea 'Bloody Nose' Campaign Is a Big Bluff
In the end, Trump, like all his post-Cold War predecessors, will have to choose between ineffective threats and real negotiations with North Korea.
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Because the richest 1 percent of Americans owns 40 percent of all shares of stock, and the richest fifth owns 80 percent, this is great news for the wealthy. Robert Reich
Trump’s Shareholder Bonanza
Make no mistake: Trump and the Republicans are working on behalf of America’s biggest and richest investors, not American workers.
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
"For the past century the US has intervened aggressively against governments the Washington establishment does not like." (Photo: Woohae Cho/Getty Images) Cindy Sheehan, Rick Sterling
Peace Should Be Integral to the Women’s March
Shouldn’t it be a priority to change the policies and acts of economic aggression and military intervention that result in violence, war and destruction?
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Michael Winship
There’s a White House—and GOP—Fungus Among Us
Almost as depressing and infuriating as the president’s racism have been the denials and obsequious lies of the congressional Republicans surrounding him
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Will Rice
Apple Polishing: The Tech Giant’s Devious Attempt to Support Trump’s Tax-Cut Fantasies
The company's real goal here is to obscure the fact that the new law is a massive giveaway to huge multinational corporations like Apple.
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"Coming to terms with the reality of a nuclear-armed North Korea and trusting in deterrence may not sound like a perfect ending, but under the circumstances it’s undoubtedly the best way to avert catastrophe." (Photo: Getty) Rajan Menon
Avoiding Armageddon in Korea
Or launching a war for the ages.
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"Lincoln Park is coming back – so is Detroit – and it’s largely thanks to immigrants." (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) Cindy Garcia
A New American Dream for Jorge Garcia and All Of Us
Our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it.
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"A vigorous mass movement is growing, dedicated to immigrant rights that challenges mass deportations and the racism of President Trump and his supporters." (Photo: Thien / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Trump's Roundup of Immigrant Leaders Has Begun
"Until we get reform, we need to repeal the act that criminalizes immigrants, that makes us less than human because of a document.”
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"According to the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are subjected to a military court system that “does not grant the right to due process and the rights derived from it,” whereas Israelis illegally colonizing the Occupied Territories have the rights and privileges of a civilian legal system." (Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farrús/Flickr/cc) Gregory Shupak
Slapping an Israeli Soldier More Newsworthy Than Shooting a Palestinian Child in the Face
Coverage of Ahed Tamimi obscures Israeli violence and occupation.
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"Some 60% of career diplomats have fled the State Department in the past year, as Tillerson seems intent on destroying the institution he leads. The lack of any real expertise on Syria is obvious in his erroneous talking points."(Photo: Alisdare Hickson/flickr/cc) Juan Cole
Trump Admin Commits to Forever War in Syria against Iran
US is keeping the pot boiling by promoting continued instability in Syria.
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At the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, attended by an estimated 200,000 people, a group heads down a street carrying protest signs. Dr. Martin Luther King can be seen on the left side at the head of the group. August 28, 1963 (Photo: © CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) Nathan Schneider
A Populism of Hope Begins When People Feel Their Own Power
At work behind almost any great social movement is an engine of counter-economy.
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The Atlantic, in an article about the Hawaii false alarm, quoted one scholar’s tweet of a possible scenario: “POTUS sees alert on his phone about an incoming toward Hawaii, pulls out the biscuit, turns to his military aide with the football and issues a valid and authentic order to launch nuclear weapons at North Korea. Think it can’t happen?” Robert C. Koehler
Nuclear Annihilation and the Wisdom of Mass Salvation
Mutually assured destruction is not wisdom. It’s playing with global holocaust.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
"I’ve had more than one congressional office tell me that Net Neutrality is one of the main issues motivating young people across the political spectrum, ranking right up with marijuana legalization." (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Craig Aaron
What's Next for Net Neutrality in Congress and the Courts
We have a real chance to defeat FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s attack on Net Neutrality.
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"Why should the burden of cleaning up Trump’s mess fall on a single black woman?” (Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images) Jessicah Pierre
America, Oprah is Not Your Savior
America has a history of looking to black women to save Americans from themselves — while not recognizing or respecting their efforts.
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"Most working-age adults who use Medicaid already work, and many of them have jobs thanks to Medicaid — not despite it." (Photo: David McSpadden / Flickr) LeeAnn Hall
Trump’s Gift for the Unemployed: Kicking Them Off Health Care
Imagine telling a laid off employee they won't have Medicaid to fall back on.
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Ben Lilliston
Trump’s Farm Policy: Agribusiness First
The current administration has consistently moved to further tilt the agriculture marketplace in favor of the big meatpackers and agrochemical companies, while significantly worsening conditions for many farm and food system workers
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"According to the Department of Education, claims of discrimination against transgender students are now outside of its jurisdiction." (Photo: Reuters) Ian Thompson
The Trump Administration Abandons Its Obligations to Trans Students
The ACLU will continue to fight — including in court — for transgender students’ right to an education free from discrimination.
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"The “Arctic shows no sign of returning to reliably frozen region of recent past decades”, starts the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual Arctic Annual Report Card reported in December." (Photo: NOAA) Andy Rowell
The Arctic – Our Climate Canary in the Coal Mine – Issues Further Warnings
What happens in the Arctic will soon affect us all.
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"Societies that believe themselves democracies can do better. They taxed the rich progressively, at high rates, and endeavored to democratically decide how to spend the tax revenue that progressive tax rates raised." (Photo:JD Lasica/flickr/cc) Sam Pizzigati
Enormously Lucky Man? Or Ultra-Deserving Deep Pocket?
Who decides what society needs? The rich does.
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Frank Stephens testifying before a House Appropriations Subcommittee in 2017. (Photo: Screenshot) Mike Ervin
Everybody Loves Frank—When it's Convenient
Stephens words weren’t nearly as powerful as the Republican Party’s devotion to greed.
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"It’s clear that this report has but one purpose: to buttress weak and xenophobic arguments for a restrictive immigration policy." (Photo: Wasi Daniju/flickr/cc) Faiza Patel
Trump Administration's Fuzzy Math on Terrorist Origins Is More Than Misleading – It's Dishonest
DOJ’s report cherry picks terrorism statistics to push a nativist agenda. To any serious observer, excluding domestic terrorism completely makes its conclusions utterly useless.
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 "Even though many articles covering the Fake News Awards will eventually explain that these awards are meant to perpetuate Trump’s attacks on mainstream media and were awarded at Trump’s sole discretion, the damage will already be done." (Photo: Paul Sableman/flickr/cc) Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
We Need to Address the Serious Danger from Trump's Fake News Awards
Mainstream media need to go against its typical style of reporting, and instead align its coverage with behavioral science research.
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
"Obama still doesn’t want to publicly speak truth to Trump’s power abuses and fabrications." (Photo: Acclaim Image) Ralph Nader
Twitter Rock Star Obama’s Silence Must Delight Trump
Our former president mostly remains quiet on matters of substance, providing no powerful voice for Americans to rally around.
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"Tallying the devastation wreaked by the Trump administration is a depressing enterprise." (Photo: Lorie Shaull/flickr/cc) Robert Weissman
One Year of America’s First White President
A man elected to the highest office in the land not just as the beneficiary of white privilege but as an advocate of white supremacy.
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  Do not ask for singular, muscular acts of heroism.  Illustration by yogysic/Getty Images. Wyatt Massey
Believe Me, You Don’t Want Someone to Save the World
The change we need comes from the daily actions of many, many people.
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"Conservatives claim that high taxes and lots of government benefits result in less liberty. Norway shows the opposite."(Photo credit: Alexander Shchukin, Flickr, CC 2.0) Miles Mogulescu
Norway to Trump: Keep Your Gold-Plated Sh*t Hole
It’s not surprising that so few Norwegians are clamoring to forsake their democratic socialist homeland for America.
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"In a globalizing world interconnected by trade, the Internet, and the rapid proliferation of nuclear-armed missiles, walls won’t work." (Photo: BBC World Service/flickr/cc) Alfred W. McCoy
Tweeting While Rome Burns: The World According to Trump
(Or how to build a wall and lose an empire)
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"Women represent half the the world’s population, yet we’re still grossly underrepresented at the highest levels of political decision-making (minister-level positions and parliamentary positions) as well as executive office." (Photo: Liz Lemon/flickr/cc) Christine Ahn
In North Korea Talks, Tillerson Needs Women at the Negotiating Table
Women think beyond “who wins” when it comes to war and peace.
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"Of course, Obama's bait-and-switch on telecom immunity was only the first step in his civil liberties record. As the Snowden documents showed, as president he embraced and in some ways expanded the Bush spying machine." (Photo: Getty) Ryan Cooper
Democrats' Bewildering Decision to Hand President Trump More Surveillance Powers
Even the prospect of being blackmailed by the racist-in-chief can't crack their instinctive love of sweeping powers for secret spies.
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Monday, January 15, 2018
"He’s connected with people involved in water struggles throughout the United States, from Standing Rock to Flint, and she’s noted some key links between those fights — namely, that residents, predominately people of color, are treated more harshly than businesses and corporations when it comes to access to water." (Photo: Detroit Water Brigade) Negin Owliaei
To Understand Inequality in America, Look Outside of the Cities
Catherine Flowers explains why urban templates won't solve the problems that rural communities face in the United States.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
Speech delivered at Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967
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"Reminding us of the government’s failure to give freed slaves any land while it used affirmative action to help whites take ownership of 50 million acres of land formerly occupied by Native Americans." ((Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Jeffery Robinson
Martin Luther King Stood Up For More Than Love
King's Poor People’s Campaign addresed human rights around the world.
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Chris Hedges
You Don’t Need a Telescope to Find a ‘Shithole Country’
This shithole country, which saw the world in black and white, communist and capitalist, was determined to thwart the aspirations of the poor and the landless in El Salvador.
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"So there’s a connection being made between his negative behaviors and his unpopular policies that people are explaining by this labeling. You’re saying that by extension people who themselves have mental health disabilities, mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and so forth are being implicated in these negative behaviors." (Photo: Lesley Becker/Globe Staff) Rebecca Vallas, Rebecca Hare Cokley
Why We Need to Stop Calling Trump ‘Crazy’ When We Really Mean ‘Dangerous’
Why can’t we just say that President Trump is being a jackass?
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Brian in custody of the secret service. (Photo: Courtesy of Brian Terrell) Brian Terrell
Solidarity from Central Cellblock to Guantanamo
These evils, small or large, are all growing from the same roots of imperial arrogance.
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Subhankar Banerjee
The Last Oil: Gathering to Resist Trump’s Reckless Arctic Energy Policy
Instead of reducing extraction of fossil fuels to stabilize the global climate as science mandates, the Trump administration has launched a war on environmental conservation and indigenous human rights
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Sunday, January 14, 2018
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (L) participates in a new conference with Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp officials during the announcement that they will build a $1.6 billion joint assembly plant in Alabama in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. January 10, 2018. David Macaray
A Startling Shift in Demographics: Everything Seems to Be Going South
Sadly, there will come a day when Detroit speaks of Henry Ford and Walter Reuther with the same sense of nostalgia and lost glory that the Greeks reserve for Plato.
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson told his audience that Trump’s ‘shithole’ comments were “something that almost every single person in America actually agrees with.” Wrong. Gwynne Dyer
Shithole Countries
Fox News host Tucker Carlson told his audience that Trump’s ‘shithole’ comments were “something that almost every single person in America actually agrees with.” Wrong.
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Human Sociality Gary Olson
Why So Little Empathy and Compassion Within American Culture?
The circle is rapidly closing
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U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger meets with General Augusto Pinochet in 1976 Cynthia Kaufman
Owning Our Shit: The US Role in Global Migration
The US has a moral obligation to admit people from countries where we are part of the reason people needed to leave home.
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Baby Trump Robert Freeman
A Year in Foreign Affairs: Trump as a Two-Year-Old
It is hard to image how so much damage to America’s long-term interests could be inflicted so quickly, so widely, so deeply, and by someone who claims to want to Make America Great Again.
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Antje Ulrike Mattheus
What Lifetime Experiences of Sexual Abuse and Violence Have Taught Me
Support ourselves and others, speak up and organize for change
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Saturday, January 13, 2018
People join together to mark the 8th anniversary of the massive earthquake in Haiti and to condemn President Donald Trump's reported statement about immigrants from Haiti, Africa and El Salvador on January 12, 2018 in Miami, Florida. President Trump is reported to have called those places 'shithole countries' whose inhabitants are not desirable for U.S. immigration. Mark Schuller
What is a “Shithole Country,” and Why is Trump Obsessed with Haiti?
'Today we mourn. Tomorrow we fight.'
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Donald Trump & Kris Kobach Christopher Brauchli
Kris Kobach Redux
Kris believes he would be a worthy successor to Kansas Governor Brownback. He is right.
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MLK Public Education Steven Singer
Public Schools Best Fulfill Dr. King’s “Purpose of Education”
If we want to reclaim what it means to be an American, if we want to redefine ourselves as those who celebrate difference and defend civil rights, that begins with understanding the purpose of education.
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Racist Donald Trump Josh Hoxie
I Live in a ‘Shithole Country.’ It’s Called the United States
Trump’s complete lack of concern over the “shit-holiness” of the country he leads
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Protestors Rally At White House To Close GITMO Detention Facility Kathy Kelly
41 Hearts Beating in Guantanamo
Rally At White House To Close GITMO Detention Facility
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Friday, January 12, 2018
"This is why Trump’s decision to end the Temporary Protected Status for the Haitian refuges in the U.S. who fled after the earthquake isn’t only mean—it will actually be a death sentence for many." (Photo: Screenshot) Jesse Hagopian
Trump, “Shitholes,” and White Supremacy: Building Resistance on 8th Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake my Family and I Survived.
With his analogy between Black people and feces, Trump has once again shown the world his commitment to wickedness, vulgarity, and racism.
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"Every person who stays silent on Donald Trump’s racism, regardless of their own race or party, is betraying not just America’s communities of color, but the very ideals on which this country was founded." (Photo: Getty) Karine Jean-Pierre
The Problem Isn't Just That Trump's a Racist. It's That He Keeps Acting On His Racism
The president has always been a racist. The issue is that he now has the power to make policy based on prejudice.
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Christian Christensen
Media, Racism, and Global "Shitholes"
A reminder that the disgusting bigotry Trump leverages does not emerge from a vacuum.
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Most startlingly, emissions from food and agriculture are growing so fast that, if they continue to increase at the current rate, they alone could use up the safe budget for all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Frances Moore Lappé
Farming for a Small Planet
How we grow food determines who can eat and who cannot—no matter how much we produce.
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"But it isn’t just the premise of democracy or the possibility of 2018 advantage that demands relentless commitment to these three causes. It’s ordinary morality." (Photo:Molly Adams/flickr/cc) Elizabeth Bruenig
Dear Democrats: Shut It Down
These aren’t ordinary policy squabbles; they constitute a choice between America as a humane nation with democratic principles and America as a negligent sovereign with a dim future.
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"The right wing government and military and death squads of El Salvador, with American help, murdered 70,000 civilians in the 1980s, in the course of crushing a leftist insurgency." (Photo: Getty Images/John Moore) Juan Cole
The US Role in Turning Countries into Shitholes and Provoking Immigration
Since Trump is a racist, he thinks that countries in poor economic and security standing are a result of the race of people that inhabit them, but he's wrong once again.
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Oprah Winfrey at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo: Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP) Sonali Kolhatkar
What #Oprah2020 Says About the State of U.S. Politics
Have we really given up on the idea of a political candidate who is both politically experienced and can articulate a progressive vision for the nation?
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
With the help of some Democrats, the House of Representatives voted today — and the Senate will do so sometime in the next week — to extend a controversial NSA surveillance power that potentially affects millions of Americans’ privacy rights. (Photo: Elvert Barnes) Trevor Timm
Democrats Just Handed Trump More Domestic Surveillance Powers. They Should Know Better.
There is no reason for the FBI to read Americans' emails without a warrant. Why doesn't Nancy Pelosi agree?
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"Trillions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives later, the primary lesson from the perpetual wars and profligate weapons spending of this century should be that throwing more money at the Pentagon isn’t making us any safer." (Photo: cs2002/flickr/cc) William Hartung
2018 Looks Like an Arms Bonanza
Another good year for weapons makers is guaranteed.
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"Embarrassed by his lackluster academic record, his dependence on his family’s connections and wealth to get into college and to succeed in business, and his troublesome and abusive business practices, Trump lashes out at anyone who challenges him, no matter how insignificant the matter." (Image: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc) Peter Dreier
Why Trump Keeps Telling the World 'I’m Smart'
The president has tons of bravado, which masks a myriad of other problems.
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