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Saturday, March 23, 2019
Elizabeth Bruenig
The DCCC’s Undemocratic Decision
The DCCC's decision, and establishment Democrats' placid acceptance of it, call into question just how serious the party of democracy is about the practice of democracy
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Glenn Greenwald
The Crux of the Accusations Against David Sirota From the Atlantic's Edward-Isaac Dovere Is False
The various edits and "updates" made by the Atlantic after publication do not begin to reflect what a journalistic debacle this article was
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Friday, March 22, 2019
Nationwide, the lowest-income households contribute, on average, 11 percent of their income in state and local taxes while the top 1 percent of households contribute just 7 percent of their income. (Photo: Timothy Krause/cc/flickr) Misha Hill
Unfair State Tax Codes Also Exacerbate Racial Inequity
Regressive state and local tax codes are worsening both income inequalities and widening racial income and wealth gaps by requiring communities of color to contribute a larger share of their income in taxes
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To erode that solidarity, some billionaire hedge fund owners and multinational CEOs work to divide workers. (Photo: United Steelworkers/Flickr/cc) Leo Gerard
How Billionaires Are Using Hate to Divide Us
The only way to deal with them is with solidarity
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Manning is in jail at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center in Alexandria, Virginia, which is also where the grand jury is empaneled. (Photo: joltcan/Flickr.) Kevin Gosztola
Chelsea Manning Believes Subpoena From WikiLeaks Grand Jury May Be ‘Perjury Trap,’ According To Unsealed Documents
“Manning has reason to believe that she will be subject to questions intended to elicit information not properly within the scope of the grand jury.”
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In pure math, Obama’s tenure was a boon to the GOP—Democrats lost their big majorities in the US House and Senate and nearly 1,000 state legislative seats, while the 50 governorships shifted from a strong Democratic margin to strong Republican majority.(Photo: @THR/Twitter) Jeff Cohen
Let’s Not Restore or Mythologize Obama
Obama’s tenure paved the way for the rise of Trump
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Mike Lofgren
Seymour Hersh's Anonymous Sources
Like Carl Sagan’s undetectable fire-breathing dragon, we must take them on faith
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President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks at the Lima Army Tank Plant in Lima, Ohio on March 20. (Photo: Evan Vucci / AP) Danny Sjursen
America Is Exceptional—in All the Wrong Ways
I’ve seen where all those ideologies inevitably lead: to aggressive war, military occupations and, ultimately, dead children
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The grassroots left in the Democratic Party is fed up with this shell game. (Photo: Screenshot) Juan Cole
2020 Dem Presidential Hopefuls Flee Israel lobbies’ AIPAC After Boycott Call
It is a potential watershed moment
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On December 14, 2018, Scott Walker released a Venn diagram when he signed the lame-duck bills into law claiming that they did not curtail the powers of the new Democratic governor. Mary Bottari, Scott Zimmerman
Boom! Wisconsin GOP’s Lame-Duck Power Grab Ruled Unconstitutional
The people of Wisconsin were “entitled to a government that represents their interests transparently, welcomes citizens’ input, and respects the limits of its constitutional authority.”
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Thursday, March 21, 2019
The U.S. has the sixth-highest inequality in the OECD, while Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Denmark have the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh-lowest respectively. (Photo: Illustrated | Wikimedia Commons, Apple) Ryan Cooper
What America Can Learn From the World's Happiest Countries
A society with all sorts of really nice universal goodies, tons of vacation, and low inequality is a nice place to live, and its residents are happier
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Biden, who defends his friendliness with Republicans including Strom Thurmond, John McCain, and Mike Pence, as a healthy sign of civility and bipartisanship—comes from an era when the good old boys got together and made policy. (Photo:Jay Godwin/GoodFreePhotos) Ruth Conniff
Elizabeth Warren Versus Joe Biden
Is Biden’s not-very-progressive record a huge mismatch for the current political moment?
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Ever since her shocking primary upset of Democratic Party fixture Rep. Joe Crowley last fall in New York’s 14th District, Ocasio-Cortez has drawn the white-hot spotlight of the press.(Photo: Screenshot) Reed Richardson
Fox News’ Self-Fulfilling Propaganda on Ocasio-Cortez
How right-wing cable spent months demonizing the freshman lawmaker—then falsely inflated her unpopularity
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Nunes’ lawsuit will almost certainly be thrown out. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty) Trevor Timm
Devin Nunes Has a Cow, and Free Speech Is Endangered
The California congressman’s lawsuit against a cow parody account is ridiculous, but it’s also dangerous
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Ralph Nader
Greedy Boeing's Avoidable Design and Software Time Bombs
Boeing's sales-driven avoidance of producing effective manuals with upgraded pilot training was courting disaster as was outrageously leaving many of the pilots in the dark
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Jacinda Ardern embraces a mourner at the Kilbirnie mosque in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo: Screen shot / YouTube) Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Jacinda Ardern Shows Trump What Leadership Looks Like
“He asked what offer of support the United States could provide. My message was sympathy and love for all Muslim communities.”
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For most of the 20th century, these communities could not participate equally with the white majority in direct and indirect fossil fuel consumption. (Photo:Pinterest) Alycee Lane
Jim Crow in our Climate Crisis
Our extreme weather is blowback from energy systems that were designed and operated in ways that entrenched inequalities
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In its urge to build walls of every sort, seen and unseen, however, the Trump administration has taken the global lead in creating a world in which citizenship will be ever more narrowly defined. (Photo: Brian Angell/flickr/cc) Karen Greenberg
Retiring the Statue of Liberty: Citizenship in the Age of Trump
Death by a thousand cuts
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Robert C. Koehler
Putting Our Better Angels to Work in the Wake of Christchurch
Every mass shooting signals deep, unaddressed flaws in the social structure. And here we are.
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Norman Solomon
Reinventing Beto: How a GOP Accessory Became a Top Democratic Contender for 2020
It's understandable that many progressives came out of 2018 with a favorable view of O'Rourke. Yet, overall, there's a good reason why even the candidate declines to call himself "progressive."
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
The high-level machinations that produced the Iraq War are far from unique. (Photo: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton) Roy Eidelson
Stoking Fear: We Must Remember How the Iraq War Was Sold
History shows that fearmongering has long been a standard tactic used to rally public support and acquiescence for military interventions that are both unwarranted and unwise
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Progressives need to join with lots of other political actors in the United States to capitalize on the widespread fear that Donald Trump — or someone very much like him — could win the presidential election in 2020. (Photo: Shutterstock) John Feffer
After Trump
Centrist liberalism is dead, and Trump is a disaster. But progressives can use what he’s done to remake America and its place in the world
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White nationalists rally in Charlottesville, VA (Photo: Shutterstock) Tracey L. Rogers
White Supremacy Is a Genuinely Global Threat
It's inspired terrorist attacks—and entire governing structures—on multiple continents. Can we name it?
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Wealthy and privileged students have always had an upper hand in being accepted to prestigious universities. (Photo: Shutterstock) Jessicah Pierre
The Real College Admissions Scandal
Wealthy families have rigged college admissions for generations, but they want you to blame affirmative action
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Organic farming has brought environmental benefits—healthier soils, freedom from toxic pesticides and herbicides—to 6.5 million acres in the U.S. (Photo: Jeff K/Flickr) Elizabeth Henderson
Organic Farms Are Under Attack From Agribusiness, Weakened Standards
For the health of our planet and agrarian justice—consumers need to become co-producers, learning about why it is such a struggle for smaller farms to thrive, and acting in solidarity by paying fair prices, buying direct or seeking out meaningful labels
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Art Jipson, Paul J. Becker
White Nationalism, Born in the USA, Is Now a Global Terror Threat
The recent massacre of 50 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand is the latest confirmation that white supremacy is a danger to democratic societies across the globe . Despite...
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Adam Johnson
Bloomberg’s Armsmaker-Funded Columnist Wants You to Know: Military Spending Is Woke
They can call it whatever they wish—"think tank," "nonprofit," "Center"—but by any objective metric, this organization is just a lobbying entity for the weapons industry and Western militaries.
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Lindsay Koshgarian
Trump's $174 Billion Budget Lie
Trump tells us we can't afford PBS funding or preserve affordable housing, but his budget doesn't have any trouble finding billions of dollars for the endlessly expanding Pentagon budget
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Ahsan I Butt
Why Did Bush Go to War in Iraq? The Answer Is More Sinister Than You Think
No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Thom Hartmann
What Republicans and Billionaires Really Mean When They Talk About ‘Freedom’
Freedom to be homeless, jobless, and unable to access health care when you need it
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climate strike Andy Rowell
Climate Crisis: Now Will the Older Generation Step Up?
To many who have worked on this for years, it is continually baffling that climate change is not seen as an emergency. To the young, it is a complete and utter disgrace
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Jesse Jackson
Everyone Must Condemn Trump’s Sly Encouragement of Lawless Violence
When our president acts irresponsibly to divide us, citizens must act responsibly to bring us together.
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Russell Mokhiber
Meet the Press Chuck Todd and the Boeing Blackout
If the political journalist and anchor does decide to cover the story, he might want to focus on his colleagues' reporting on the emerging criminal investigation into Boeing
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Patti Lynn
Transformative Climate Action Is Possible—If Polluters Stay Away
We need strong firewalls separating Big Oil and other polluters from climate policymaking
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Dean Baker
Trillion Dollar Wall Street Bailouts, Bernie Sanders, and the Washington Post
The newspaper's fact-checker might need to work on his own understanding of the facts, because Sanders seems on pretty solid ground here
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Jeremy Brecher
The Green New Deal: A Strategy for a More Equal United States
How protecting our planet could help us build an economy that works for all working people
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William Astore
The Death of Peace: How the US Empire Starts Wars, But Refuses to End Them
America's senior generals find no exits from endless war
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Monday, March 18, 2019
Jeffrey C. Isaac
Neither Debs Nor Brandeis, Or Why It Is a Mistake Now to Exaggerate Differences on the Left
There is no reason to figure Sanders as Debs, in a century-long contest with Warren as Brandeis. Debs and Brandeis are long gone, and the parties they supported are long gone too.
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Dean Baker
On Paying for a Green New Deal with Modern Monetary Theory
We should perhaps not blame politicians who advocate a GND without telling us how they plan to pay for it. After all, Republican politicians have been getting elected for 40 years by promising big tax cuts without saying how they would pay for them. Still, MMT is not the solution.
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Priti Gulati Cox
'Maria! Maria! It Was Maria That Destroyed Us!': The Human Story of the Hurricane
“This is an island surrounded by water, big water, ocean water.” — Donald Trump , September 29, 2017 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017. One-and-a-half years later, many of the...
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Robert Weissman
Will McConnell Buck the Voters on Pro-Democracy Efforts?
Voters are desperate for far-reaching campaign finance and ethics reforms — divided only on whether the system should be fundamentally changed or completely rebuilt. Voters are not likely to treat his obstructionism kindly.
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Rebecca Peters
'It Didn't Have To Be This Way': How the Gun Lobby Made New Zealand Less Safe
Behind each massacre is the story of a violent gun culture and an industry that has stood against meaningful efforts to restrict weapons designed to maim and murder
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Michael Winship
School Daze: Use That Bribe Scandal to Fight for Debt-Free College
Since 2006, student loan debt has grown 170 percent
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Chris Hedges
Chelsea Manning and the New Inquisition
The celebrated U.S. Army whistleblower has always insisted her leak of the classified documents was prompted solely by her own conscience and she has refused to implicate WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange
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Ilhan Omar
We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.
Valuing human rights also means applying the same standards to our friends and our enemies
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Sunday, March 17, 2019
Eve Ottenberg
Gentrification, School Closings, and Displacement in Chicago
A former Chicago public school teacher sees school closings as part of a deliberate effort to push African Americans out of newly desirable areas so white families can move in
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Linda Wiggins-Chavis
The Myth of White Meritocracy
While most of society will publicly denounce what certain parents did to get their already privileged children into elite institutions, it is in important ways nothing new
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Will Bunch
Stop Joe McCarthy-ing the 'Socialist' Bogeyman and Fix America's Broken Capitalism
Instead of asking how each 2020 presidential hopeful plans to solve wealth inquality, the "defenders of the American way" are demanding a mindless loyalty oath to the system that enriched people like them at the expense of the masses
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Janine Jackson
Colleagues Defend Tucker Carlson’s ‘Ideas'—That Iraqis Are ‘Monkeys,’ Child Rape Is ‘Commitment to Love’
For champions of so-called "civility," the problem for public discourse is not the sort of statements Carlson made, but any suggestion that the public could be better served
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Matt Fuller
The New Zealand Shooter’s Rhetoric Sounds Like Something You Might Hear In Congress
We should talk about why that is
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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Leanna First-Arai
Why Students of Color Are Stepping Up to Lead Climate Strikes
The youth-led movement builds on the momentum of the increasingly Black and Brown leadership behind the Green New Deal.
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Bill Bigelow
The Real Irish-American History Not Taught in Schools
Sadly, today's corporate textbook-producers are no more interested in feeding student curiosity about the poverty and inequality that drove the famine than were British landlords interested in feeding Irish peasants
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Bill McKibben
A Future Without Fossil Fuels?
"The bottom line is clear: to the degree that the fossil fuel industry is weakened by some combination of technological change and furious activism, the chances for serious change increase."
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Christopher Brauchli
Wells Fargo Redux
Some hoped that the light of day that had shined on the bank’s practices might cause the bank in the United States to mend its ways, but employees say fraudulent activity persists
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Steven Singer
Who’s Afraid of Public Schools?
"No one really denies that there are two Americas anymore. We just lie to ourselves about how you get placed in one or the other."
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Linda McQuaig
Debunking Billionaire Claims of Heroic Capitalism
"The notion that it is somehow legitimate for a tiny group of humans to cordon off the bulk of the world’s bounty for themselves is fairly astonishing, on the face of it."
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Friday, March 15, 2019
 This movement had to happen, we didn’t have a choice.’ (Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Villasenor
Think We Should Be at School? Today’s Climate Strike Is the Biggest Lesson of All
We are among the young people striking against climate change in every corner of the globe—adults should join us too
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Given the relative youth of the conservative Justices, the Supreme Court could undermine democracy, overturn the will of Congress and regulatory agencies to combat climate change, and infringe a woman’s right to choose for generations after Trump, McConnell, and many Republican Senators are dead and gone. (Photo: Ron Cogswell/flickr/cc) Miles Mogulescu
Expanding Supreme Court May Be Only Way to Protect Democracy
The one vote conservative Court majority has undermined democracy and put its thumb on the scale to help Republicans get elected
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A floral tribute is seen on Linwood Avenue near the Linwood Masjid on March 15, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. 49 people have been confirmed dead and more than 20 are injured following attacks at two mosques in Christchurch. Four people are in custody following shootings at Al Noor mosque on Dean's Road and the Linwood Masjid in Christchurch. Mosques across New Zealand have been closed and police are urging people not to attend Friday prayers as a safety precaution. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images) Christian Christensen
Christchurch: When Simply Being a Muslim Is Your Biggest Crime
The sediment of hatred and discrimination directed at Muslims slowly builds up over time and it is not only the most hateful and dark places online or in the world that lay the groundwork for explosions of hatred and violence such as this
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Social Security benefits will also be lower relative to lifetime earnings for baby boomers than earlier generations. (Photo: Screenshot/Huffpost) Dean Baker
Worry About the Old, Not the Rich, HuffPost Tells Readers
We have seen a massive upward redistribution over the last four decades yet there is a large market for pieces saying the big conflict in the US is generational rather than class
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The key to victory is therefore to unite workers across borders. (Photo by Abraham Mwuara, United Electrical Workers / Flickr) Michael Galant
Unions Can Take on International Fights—and Win
Fresh off a strike in Erie, PA, the United Electrical Workers are a model of the working-class internationalism that can build a more just world
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Tucker Carlson. (Gage Skidmore / Flickr)(CC BY-SA 2.0) Sonali Kolhatkar
Why Isn’t Tucker Carlson's Hate Speech a Deal-Breaker?
In Trump’s America morality has been distorted and hate continues to have a place on television and in the White House—until the nation chooses another way
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David Goodner
A President for Nationalizing Major Industries? Please Can We Have ‘76 Bernie for 2020
CNN dug up old quotes of Bernie Sanders calling for nationalization of the economy—and insinuated his past statements could be used to attack his candidacy. But why should he run away from sound and quite reasonable ideas?
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Students from the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement during a climate change protest in London on 15 February. (Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA) Rebecca Solnit
Thank you, Climate Strikers. Your Action Matters and Your Power Will Be Felt
Nothing is possible without action, and almost anything is when we rise up together, as you are today
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Thursday, March 14, 2019
Leo Gerard
Of Course College Admissions Rigged for the Rich. The Whole Economic System Is
The college admissions scandal is just the tip of the inequality iceberg
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Ashley Bennett (center left) and other People’s Action leaders at the office of Sen. Elizabeth Warren in December, 2018. (Photo credit: People’s Action) Ashley Bennett
We Will Not Rest Until Housing Justice Is Done
For too long, big banks and the one percent have built fortunes on the backs of low-income tenants
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Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette Stages a Comeback on Capitol Hill
In this exclusive interview, the 18 th century queen shares her views on the popular revival of her ‘let them eat cake’ attitude among top Trump administration officials.
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Hardeman sued Monsanto (now owned by Bayer), alleging that his longtime use of Roundup weedkiller caused his non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer.(Photo: Screenshot) Julie Wilson
Judge in Second Roundup Cancer Trial Worked for Firm that Defended Monsanto
The judge worked for the firm when Monsanto was engulfed in an all-out legal battle over rBGH, a genetically engineered drug developed by Monsanto
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 “Some two billion young people, all of whom have grown up under global warming and are fated to spend the rest of their lives confronting its mounting impacts.” (Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) Frida Berrigan
A Mother Swept Away by Climate Change
Parenting the climate-change generation or will they parent us?
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It’s something we’re taught at an early age — to be nice and polite as all young girls should be, reinforcing gender norms that began at this country’s inception. (Photo: Shutterstock) Tracey L. Rogers
Stop Making Women Apologize
Women are socialized from a young age to say "sorry" for simply occupying space. This Women's History Month, I say no more
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The GOP’s initial line of attack won’t last long beyond the corridors of the White House and Fox News. (Image: Hero Images) Andrew Cohen
When a Bill to Revive Democracy Is Called an Ode to Socialism
The Republican response to the For the People Act is ultimately about white supremacy, argues Brennan Center Fellow Andrew Cohen
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The big Trump Republican tax cut is already breaking the bank. It will cost us 1.9 trillion dollars over the next decade. Let me repeat that: 1.9 trillion dollars. (Photo: @srbija_eu/Twitter) Robert Reich
The Huge GOP Lie About the Deficit
It’s not social spending that’s causing the federal deficit to soar, it’s Republican tax cuts
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This assault on our democracy must end. (Photo: Shutterstock) John Sarbanes, Michael Brune
To Clean Up the Planet, Clean Up Washington
We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to protect our democracy—and our planet
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 The headsets, known as the Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS, are a way to “increase lethality” when the military engages the enemy. (Photo: Penn Libraries-TRL/flickr/cc) Robert C. Koehler
Artificial Morality
“We are a global coalition of Microsoft workers, and we refuse to create technology for warfare and oppression."
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The main attraction of a national popular vote system is that it would change the way that presidential campaigns are conducted—moving them onto more of a national stage—and emphasize that every vote counted, no matter where it was cast. (Photo: AP) Steven Rosenfeld
Good-Bye Electoral College? Popular Vote Movement Gaining Steam
It’s not just Democrats that see the virtue in reforming presidential elections
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The industry that tops the lists for US campaign contributions and lobbying dollars is aggressively countering the criticism with a classic tactic: a shell game designed to distract our attention elsewhere.(Photo: Fran Quigley
Beating the Big Pharma Shell Game
Momentum is growing for a long-overdue fix to the broken medicines system and big pharma is fighting back
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
A Stalinesque Dwight Eisenhower statue looms over Abilene, Kansas. (Photo: Shutterstock) Chuck Collins
Bring Back Eisenhower Socialism
Conservatives want you to believe that not having to choose between paying for rent or medicine is Soviet-style tyranny
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A serious discussion about terrorism that would permit questions over whether aspects of American foreign policy can qualify as terrorism would strike at the core of the media’s own preferred ideological narrative. (Photo: FAIR) Joshua Cho
‘What Is Terrorism?’ NYT Asks—but Offers No Answers
The credibility of the United States' War on Terror depends on the unchallenged assumption that the United States is not a terrorist state
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ICE has long embraced technology to target immigrants.(Photo: Jim Gehrz/The Star Tribune/AP) Vasudha Talla
Documents Reveal ICE Using Driver Location Data From Local Police for Deportations
It’s time to take back control of our information and make sure our communities aren’t collaborating with ICE
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In 1994, congress outlawed giving Pell Grants to prisoners. (Photo: AP/Rich Pedroncelli) Cynthia Kaufman
Bring Back Pell Grants for Prisoners
There are hundreds of thousands of people in this country’s prisons who could benefit from educational opportunities
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A student with her face painted participates in a climate change protest organized by 'Youth Strike 4 Climate' in London on Feb. 15. (Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA-EFE / REX) Haven Coleman, Bill McKibben
Students are Striking for Action on Climate Change—a Truancy Everyone Should Applaud
Maybe, at least for a day, there’s more education to be found out in the street. Instead of studying history, it’s time to make it.
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Medea Benjamin
An Apology for a Different Plane Crash, 30 Years Later
While most Americans have no memory of this incident, in Iran the date of the deaths of 290 innocent people at the hands of the U.S. military is marked every year just as the 9/11 attack is remembered every year in the United States
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People of faith are encouraging Americans from across our nation to speak out against Wheeler’s deadly poison plan. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds) Rev. Susan Hendershot
Wheeler's Poison Plan Is a Threat to Families' Health and Safety
Wheeler’s willingness to poison our children goes against the very mission of the agency and is anathema to the moral principles embraced by diverse religious traditions
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Trump and his conservative allies are weaponizing “fiscal responsibility” in order to force the poor, elderly, children, and the disabled to shoulder the cost of their massively irresponsible tax cut for the richest Americans.(Photo: Shutterstock/Albert H. Teich) Wendell Potter
Trump’s Greedy 2019 Budget Goes Nuclear on Medicare and Medicaid
This budget would be the U.S government’s largest ever, which wouldn’t be a problem if it weren’t also such a morally bankrupt document
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Ralph Nader
An Open Letter to Boeing Executives: Passengers First, Ground the 737 MAX 8 Now!
Stop digging in your heels. Tell the airlines to stop digging in their heels. Public trust in your Boeing 737 MAX 8 is eroding fast.
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Regenerative farming practices—such as composting, incorporating animal grazing, diversifying crops—prioritize soil health. Fertile soil stores more carbon. This sequestration solution is not just for agriculture. A recent study found that better management of forests, grasslands, and soils in the United States could absorb as much as 21 percent of the country’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. (Photo: Guido Lois) Michaela Haas
The Climate Solution Right Under Our Feet
The ideas behind regenerative farming are simple and ancient
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A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle at an air base near the Persian Gulf in January 2016. (Photo: John Moore/Photographer: John Moore/Getty I) Hina Shamsi
Trump Pledged to End ‘Endless Wars.’ His Executive Order Suggests Just the Opposite
Only with greater pressure can we end our nation’s deadly addiction to a war-based foreign policy
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People are envisioning, electing and beginning to enact a true progressive agenda to advance our nation's democratic ideals of economic fairness, social justice and equal opportunity for all. (Photo: Campaign for America's Future ) Jim Hightower
It's Not Socialism; It's What the People Want
Far from socialism, this is democratic populism, reversing decades of government policies that take from the many to give to the wealthy few
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A U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber takes off from the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia, on a strike mission over Afghanistan in 2001. (Photo: DoD photo via AFP) Vijay Prashad
The Rightful Owners of a Key Island Military Base for the U.S. Would Like It Back, and the UN Agrees
The Chagos Archipelago belongs to the country of Mauritius; it’s not a bargaining chip for the American empire
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Residents obtain water from a natural source from the hill El Avila after the water supply was suspended in a nationwide blackout on March 10, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. More than 70 percent of the country was in darkness amid an ongoing political dispute between President Nicolas Maduro and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido.  (Photo: Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images/TNS) Jesse Jackson
To Help Venezuela, the U.S. Must Use Diplomacy, not a Military Coup
Fomenting regime change—by a soft coup, by economic sabotage, by fostering a military revolt—is likely to lead to more violence and more suffering
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Morris Pearl
Trump's Budget for a Nightmare America
When someone promises to be selfish and cruel, believe them.
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A wealth tax (also proposed by Warren) would help. (Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) Robert Reich
Warren Is Correct About Busting Up Big Tech
Let’s be clear: Monopolies aren’t good for anyone except for the monopolists
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At the end of the day I will fight tooth and nail to preserve a woman’s right to self-determination and to respect the decisions she makes between her and her doctor. (Photo: a katz /Shutterstock) Dar’shun Kendrick
You Want Our Wombs? We're Coming For Your Testicles
"You want some regulation of bodies and choice? Done!"
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Across Puerto Rico, according to the New York Times, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which was responsible for awarding home-repair grants, rejected 58 percent of applications. (Chris Grogan/Air Force Magazine/Flickr) Stan Cox, Paul Cox
Vulnerable U.S. Citizens Are Still Trapped in the Ruins Left by Hurricane Maria—Would We Care More If They Lived Near Us?
Abandoned by their country, residents refuse to accept the idea that they will never recover
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks as she and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) unveil the Green New Deal resolution. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Frances Moore Lappé
The Green New Deal Is Not a Choice
Please don’t let the naysayers dim our confidence in our power to step up in this do-or-die moment
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In 2018, Progressive candidates and progressive ballot initiatives won across the nation. (Photo: Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) John Atcheson
Nobody Likes Trump, But He Could Still Beat a Centrist Democrat in 2020
Will just "veering" left be enough to inspire voters who have learned to ignore promises and platitudes?
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Allegra Harpootlian
The School Shooters of the Planet
Linking gun violence at home to America’s wars abroad
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The institutions of democracy and sovereignty exist in tension with another powerful institution: the global market and its free trade regimes. (Photo: StopFastTrack / Flickr) Walden Bello
Why Free Trade Is Bad for You (or Most of You at Any Rate)
Free trade is simply a euphemism for the corporate capture of international trade
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Representative Omar is owed an apology. False charges and a manufactured crisis have sullied her name and put her at risk.  (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP) James Zogby
The Shameful Attack that Backfired
It is clear that Omar's courage has helped to open a door enabling a discussion of Israeli policy and the US-Israel relationship
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A 2013 report on the ties between big business and the settlements noted the impact on the rights of Palestinians was “pervasive and devastating.” (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Jonathan Cook
The UN Fails to Name and Shame Firms Aiding Israel’s Illegal Settlements
The hypocrisy of these states—urging peace in the region while doing their best to subvert it—is clear
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