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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Tom Engelhardt
Writing as an Act of Generosity
Every now and then, I teach a class to young would-be journalists and one of the first things I talk about is why I consider writing an act of generosity. As they are usually just beginning to...
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Nick Turse
Donald Trump Strikes Fear... Even in South Sudan
LEER, South Sudan -- I’m sitting in the dark, sweating. The blinding white sun has long since set, but it’s still in the high 90s, which is a relief since it was above 110 earlier. Slumped in a blue...
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Wenonah Hauter
This Fracking Setback Will Only Lead to More Victories
Colorado’s high court on Monday struck down the rights of Coloradans to enact local fracking bans . It’s no surprise, given the massive sway of the oil and gas industry in the state. The suit was...
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Jake Johnson
McDonald's, the Corporate Welfare Moocher
A recent New York Times editorial — accompanied by the catchy headline, "At McDonald’s, Fat Profits but Lean Wages" — noted precisely what its title implies: That a company posting large profits is...
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Edward Snowden
Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking — It’s an Act of Political Resistance
"I've been waiting 40 years for someone like you.” Those were the first words Daniel Ellsberg spoke to me when we met last year. Dan and I felt an immediate kinship; we both knew what it meant to...
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Monday, May 2, 2016
Robert Reich
The Third Way: Share-the-Gains Capitalism
Marissa Mayer tells us a lot about why Americans are so angry, and why anti-establishment fury has become the biggest single force in American politics today. Mayer is CEO of Yahoo. Yahoo’s stock...
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Chelsea Manning
Solitary Confinement is 'No Touch' Torture, and It Must Be Abolished
Shortly after arriving at a makeshift military jail, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in May 2010 , I was placed into the black hole of solitary confinement for the first time. Within two weeks, I was...
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Ellen Brown
Bank of North Dakota Soars Despite Oil Bust: A Blueprint for California?
Despite North Dakota’s collapsing oil market, its state-owned bank continues to report record profits. This article looks at what California, with fifty times North Dakota’s population, could do...
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Tom Weis
Bernie, the Little Bird, and What May Be Our Last Best Chance to Get It Right
Take heart , Sanders supporters. We’re down, but we’re not out . Bernie’s difficult path to the nomination just got a little rockier, but it’s still three months to the Democratic National Convention...
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Larry Cohen
Three Next Steps in the Political Revolution
Bernie Sanders will campaign all the way up to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia to seek the nomination—and to continue building the “political revolution.” What is that political revolution...
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Jeffrey D. Sachs
America, Unrepentant Still
In its obituary coverage of Jesuit anti-war activist Father Daniel Berrigan, the New York Times recalled its story of Berrigan’s 80th birthday in 2001, entitled “A Jesuit Lion of Protest Turns 80,...
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Bill Blum
Keeping Wall Street Speeches Secret Speaks Volumes About Hillary Clinton
It’s been roughly three months since Hillary Clinton promised, during her Feb. 4 debate with Bernie Sanders on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, to “look into” releasing the transcripts of her...
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Paul Buchheit
The Case for More Immigrants
When refugees of a military or economic war swarm into a neighboring land, immigration is a problem: as in Lebanon , which took in a million Syrians terrorized by intervention (some of it ours), and...
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Rev. John Dear
The Life and Death of Daniel Berrigan
Rev. Daniel Berrigan, the renown anti-war activist, award-winning poet, author and Jesuit priest, who inspired religious opposition to the Vietnam war and later the U.S. nuclear weapons industry,...
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Sunday, May 1, 2016
Donna Smith
Political Revolutionists: Does an Inside-Outside Strategy Have a Chance?
As the presidential candidates for 2016 go kicking and sliding toward the final primaries -- and most especially into California, an increasing number of pundits with a knack for the writing and...
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Alexa Strabuk
The Little-Known Farmworkers Who Sparked the Biggest Labor Movement in U.S. History
On a dusty Thursday evening, a couple hundred yards across the railroad tracks from old town Delano, California, Roger Gadiano ambles out of his one-story house to conduct his usual tour. The gray-...
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Nicolas J S Davies
Escalating U.S. Air Strikes Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Mosul, Iraq
USA Today revealed on April 19th that U.S. air forces have been operating under looser rules of engagement in Iraq and Syria since last fall. The war commander, Lt Gen McFarland, now orders air...
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Bob Lord
Inequality Will Get Worse Until There’s a Revolution
Imagine, after a deep sleep, you suffered the fate of Rip Van Winkle and woke in the spring of 2040. What might you find? Among other things, maybe a presidential candidate railing against America’s...
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Laura Flanders
Lucy Parsons: The Anarchist and Intersectional Feminist Who Inspired May Day
Workers shouldn't strike and go out and starve, but strike and remain in, and take possession, said Lucy parsons. Lifelong partner of Albert parsons, one of the American Labor Leaders, most...
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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Ray McGovern
Hillary Clinton’s Damning Emails
A few weeks after leaving office, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have breathed a sigh of relief and reassurance when Director of National Intelligence James Clapper denied reports of...
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Sonali Kolhatkar
Yanis Varoufakis, Former Greek Finance Minister, Returns to Public Life More Hopeful Than Ever
Just a year ago the eyes of progressives all over the world were turned toward Greece. That which rarely happens had transpired in the Greek electoral system: a left-wing party with a strong...
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Kate Aronoff
Can the Climate Movement Break Free From the 'Jobs vs. Environment' Debate?
For two weeks this May, organizers across 12 countries will participate in Break Free 2016, an open-source invitation to encourage “more action to keep fossil fuels in the ground and an acceleration...
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Joe Valenti
When Bad Financial Advice Pushes Seniors into Poverty
When you meet with a financial adviser, the advice you get may not be what’s best for you—it may be what’s best for them and their bottom line. Fortunately, earlier this month at the Center for...
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Janine Jackson
Talking to Nike’s Knight About ‘Entrepreneurial Edge,’ Worker Abuses Are Beyond the Pale
USA Today ( 4/26/16 ) featured what the paper promoted as a “rare interview” with Nike founder Phil Knight. He offers his opinion that “international trade agreements benefit both nations, always”—...
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Chris Kromm
Why the HB2 Boycott of North Carolina Is Working
It's been over a month since North Carolina lawmakers rushed to pass House Bill 2 , sweeping legislation that, while targeting a Charlotte city ordinance for gender-neutral public bathrooms, also...
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Neal Gabler
Donald Trump, the Emperor of Social Media
By now I must be at least the millionth commentator to observe that Donald Trump is the candidate for whom social media have longed. What FDR was to radio and JFK to television, Trump is to Twitter,...
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Friday, April 29, 2016
Theresa Zhen
How Court Debt Erects Permanent Barriers to Reentry
One of the most significant barriers to reentry is the imposition of fines, fees, surcharges, costs, and other monetary penalties (collectively “criminal justice debt”). One-third of California’s...
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Charlotte Hill
Reforming Democracy From the Grassroots Up
Following the April demonstrations in Washington for campaign finance and voting rights reform, BillMoyers.com has invited activists — some of whom participated in the protests and some who did not...
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Laurie Penny
Why Game of Thrones is the Perfect Show for the Modern Age
By now, it feels as if George R R Martin – the author of Game of Thrones , narrative sadist and ruiner of all things beautiful and good – has been appointed scriptwriter for the news. I am not the...
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Brian McDermott
Why Climate Change Is No Longer Shocking Enough
Secret emails and the wives of candidates have been among the recent dominant headlines related to the 2016 presidential race. While entertaining, these stories are an insult to our democracy...
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Nick Dearden
How Two Toxic Trade Deals Just Got a Litttle Bit Less Likely
This week, the chances of passing corporate trade deal TTIP have been dealt several more serious blows. Even chances of passing TTIP’s sister agreement CETA (the Canada-EU deal) are starting to look...
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Glenn Greenwald
The Joke of U.S. Justice and “Accountability” When They Bomb a Hospital
Ever since the U.S. last October bombed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the U.S. vehemently denied guilt while acting exactly like a guilty party would. First...
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Les Leopold
Why Do Progressives Cling to Hillary?
As the primaries move into their final act, Sanders supporters confront a perplexing question: How could so many progressives vote for Hillary over Bernie? After all, you would think that...
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Tom Gallagher
The Sanders Campaign – From Sea to Shining Sea
Really, you can’t fault Hillary Clinton’s campaign for trying to get Bernie Sanders out of the race. It’s a campaign – that’s what you do. They want to win the nomination. We on the Sanders side want...
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Jake Johnson
As Millions of Workers Face Pension Cuts Thanks to Wall Street Greed, Executive Benefits Remain Lavish
In October of 2008, while the economy was in the early stages of what the IMF called "the worst recession since World War II," the Washington Post reported that the "stock market's prolonged tumble...
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Vien Truong
Panama Papers Prove America Has the Money to Transition to 100% Clean Energy
Last week, the IRS asked anyone who might be exposed in the Panama Papers to come forward before they get caught. And for good reason—America is a hotbed of tax evasion. There’s an old myth that we...
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Katherine Paul, Ronnie Cummins
Is a GMO Labeling Victory within Our Grasp?
Oh, to be a fly on the wall inside the offices of the top lobbyists for the Grocery Manufacturers Association. So close to the July 1 deadline for complying with Vermont’s GMO labeling law, and still...
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Bianca Jagger
Will the Paris Climate Agreement Deliver?
A historic event took place on Earth Day 2016. It was a decisive moment for the planet. On Friday, April 22nd around 60 heads of state gathered at the United Nations in New York for the signing of...
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Jeremy Brecher, David Solnit
Using the “Public Trust” to Frame “Break Free From Fossil Fuels” Actions
Thousands of us in the climate movement will engage in civil disobedience for “Break Free from Fossil Fuels” and other climate actions. We may be arrested and face legal consequences. What if we...
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Dave Johnson
Are Fair Trade Policies “Extreme?” Is Clinton Ready For Trump On Trade?
Is it really “extreme” to think we should have fair trade policies? The New York Times on Tuesday published a story by Nelson D. Schwartz and Quoctrung Bui, “ Where Jobs Are Squeezed by Chinese Trade...
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Sarah van Gelder
The Pragmatic Impacts of Sanders’ Big Dreams
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination has pitted a dreamer against a realist, right? Bernie Sanders is the unrealistic one, and Hillary Clinton, the pragmatist, is the candidate who can...
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Josh Hoxie
How to Redistribute Wealth—Without the Guillotine
I stumbled into the crowded bookstore on a cold winter day a few years ago, rushing to catch a glimpse of the author speaking in the back. As is my custom, I was late and his speech was well underway...
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Robert C. Koehler
Opening the Closed Political Culture
The headline , from the Los Angeles Times , hit me like a sucker punch: “Voters’ ‘Bernie or Bust’ efforts persist despite Sanders’ vow not to be another Ralph Nader.” Actually, it was worse than that...
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Michael T. Klare
The Coming World of "Peak Oil Demand," Not "Peak Oil"
Sunday, April 17th was the designated moment. The world’s leading oil producers were expected to bring fresh discipline to the chaotic petroleum market and spark a return to high prices. Meeting in...
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Cathy Breen
Can We Feel the Heat?
I am travelling as a peace witness in Iraqi Kurdistan. We visited a sheikh whom I had met in Fallujah in 2012. He and his family were forced to flee to Kurdistan about two years ago. Fallujah iis...
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Kevin Gosztola
Why Sanders Supporters Should Not Let Democratic Primary Demoralize Them
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was expected to do very well in the five primaries on April 26, but after the results, Bernie Sanders and his supporters face a critical moment in...
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Crystal Lameman
The Leap Manifesto is a Path to Jobs and Justice
I was one of the first to sign the Leap Manifesto, and I helped write it. You might find that strange if you’ve read the media reports calling its authors latte-sipping Toronto elites. I’m not...
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Martha Burk
The GOP's Two-Pronged Assault on Women
We heard a lot about the “war on women” during the 2012 election cycle — mostly over Republican attacks on abortion rights and birth control. While the phrase has faded in this election year go-round...
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Erin Sagen
Retrofitting Suburbia: Communities Innovate Their Way Out of Sprawl
The suburbs have lost a lot of luster in the past 70 years. What was once hailed as a refreshing alternative to the grittiness of city living has been tugged and pulled and paved into a series of...
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Robert Borosage
The Atlantic Primaries: Trump and Clinton Consolidate
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – the two presumptuous if not yet presumptive leaders for their party’s presidential nomination – won big on Tuesday. Trump swept all five states (Connecticut,...
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Dean Baker
The Question Is Not "Free Trade" and Globalization, It Is Free Trade and Globalization Designed to Screw Workers
Why are none of the "free trade" members of Congress pushing to change the regulations that require doctors go through a U.S. residency program to be able to practice medicine in the United States?...
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Jim Hightower
Crime Can Pay if It’s Big Enough
Wow, $5 billion. That’s the stunning amount Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay to settle federal criminal charges over its shameful financial scams, which helped wreck America’s economy in 2008. That’s...
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James McEnteer
The Geopolitics of Generosity
On April 16, Ecuador suffered an earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter scale. One week later, the death toll stood at 656, with more than twelve thousand injuries reported and more than fifty...
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Gareth Porter
The Classified '28 Pages': A Diversion From Real US-Saudi Issues
The controversy surrounding the infamous “28 pages” on the possible Saudi connection with the terrorists that were excised from the joint Congressional report on the 9/11 attacks is at fever pitch...
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Ming Chun Tang
Could US Trade Threaten Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba?
With limited access to chemical and mechanical inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides and farm machinery, Cuban farmers have pioneered innovations in sustainable agriculture out of necessity since...
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Tom Engelhardt
The Real Meaning of Donald Trump
" Low-energy Jeb ." " Little Marco ." " Lyin’ Ted ." " Crooked Hillary ." Give Donald Trump credit. He has a memorable way with insults. His have a way of etching themselves on the brain. And they’ve...
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Christian Poirier
Bold Moves Block Tapajós Mega-dam and Uphold Indigenous Rights, for Now
In the shadow of last week's contentious vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's indigenous agency FUNAI and environmental agency IBAMA made unexpected, decisive rulings in defense of...
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Gerry Hebert, Paul S. Ryan
Four Ways To Fight For Democracy
As we slog through another negative, money-saturated presidential campaign, Americans are doing everything they can to let their leaders know they are fed up. As if the votes for anti-establishment...
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Sam Pizzigati
Did The Beatles Help Fuel The Reagan Revolution?
Overcrowded classrooms. Crumbling bridges. Shuttered libraries. These have become our everyday realities after over a generation of tax-cutting political bravado. A shrinking middle class. Rising...
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Chuck Collins
Clueless CEOs at the Top
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that “Populist Tone Rankles America’s Executives.” Apparently the CEOs and board members of big American companies are “increasingly frustrated” by the anti-...
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Brendan Fischer
Lying About Election Spending, Dark Money Group Brags to Donors it Will 'Win Senate Seats' with 'No Donor Disclosure'
Newly-released documents expose how shadowy political operatives flaunt campaign finance law to keep donors secret – and that federal regulators are asleep at the switch. The Commission on Hope...
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Jim Naureckas
Clintonism the Future? NYT’s Political Science Fiction
Just before the New York primary, the New York Times ( 4/16/16 ) published an op-ed by Michael Lind called “Trumpism and Clintonism Are the Future.” It’s a good guide to how the wishful thinking of...
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Beth Geglia
What Does Justice for Slain Honduran Environmentalist Berta Cáceres Mean?
Amidst lingering smoke from the morning’s ceremony, Garifuna leader Miriam Miranda opened up the space with a welcoming. “We celebrate that you are here with us today to build something real. We don’...
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Ronald Lewis, Helen Stokes
What I Told the Attorney General and the HUD Secretary About My Criminal Record
After four decades of mass incarceration and over-criminalization in the United States, as many as 1 in 3 Americans now have some type of criminal record, and nearly half of U.S. children now have a...
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Harvey Wasserman
30 Ways Chernobyl and the Dying Nuke Industry Are Killing Us All
April 26 marks the 30th anniversary of the catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. It comes as Germany, which is phasing out all its reactors, has asked Belgium to shut two of...
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Isaiah Poole
Sanders Didn’t Start The Fire, So Don’t Ask Him To Put It Out
Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign operation has been anything but subtle in suggesting that now that her win in the New York primary Tuesday has made her nomination at the Democratic convention...
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Robert Parry
From Brady to MH-17, Power Defines Reality
Power – far more than fact – determines what is defined as true in America, a nation that has become dangerously disconnected from reality in matters both trivial and important. The way it works now...
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Monday, April 25, 2016
Adam Eichen
Democratic Hope in New York
We face a crisis in this country: A majority of young Americans have lost faith in our government. According to a 2015 Harvard poll , only 17% of 18-29 year olds trust Congress as an institution...
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Rhea Suh
Two Years of Tragedy in Flint
The water in Flint, Michigan, is still unsafe to drink — two years after the crisis was set in motion. Badly needed federal assistance has been marooned by a handful of congressional Republicans. And...
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Nicolas J. S. Davies
Hidden Costs of US Air War
USA Today reported on April 19 that U.S. air forces bombing Syria and Iraq have been operating under new, looser rules of engagement since last fall. The war commander, Lt Gen Sean McFarland, now...
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Nick Dearden
TTIP is a Very Bad Excuse to Vote for Brexit
The next round of talks begin on Monday in New York and Obama is worried – unless serious progress is made in coming months, his trade legacy may be doomed. The problem for the US president is...
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Robert Borosage
Clinton’s Defense of Big Money Won’t Cut It
Hillary Clinton’s heated defense of the money she has raised from Wall Street and other interests won’t cut it. Her protests contradict the basic case that virtually all Democrats and reformers have...
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Hazim Ismail, Leena Hasan
TPP Benefits the Few and Harms Many
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has been called "NAFTA on steroids," is a harbinger of invasive and human rights-violating times. Called a trade agreement, it actually has very little to do with...
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Robert Reich
The Endgame of 2016′s Anti-Establishment Politics
Will Bernie Sanders’s supporters rally behind Hillary Clinton if she gets the nomination? Likewise, if Donald Trump is denied the Republican nomination, will his supporters back whoever gets the...
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Timothy Johnson
Meet The Press Panel Fooled By Trump’s Temporary, Moderate Position On Anti-LGBT 'Bathroom Bills'
Meet the Press host Chuck Todd and panelists on his NBC show cited Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s claim that he opposes anti-LGBT “bathroom bills” as evidence that Trump is...
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Rebecca Gordon
The Al-Qaeda Leader Who Wasn’t
The allegations against the man were serious indeed. * Donald Rumsfeld said he was “if not the number two, very close to the number two person” in al-Qaeda. * The Central Intelligence Agency informed...
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Sunday, April 24, 2016
Hamid Dabashi
American Democracy is Rigged
In the United States presidential elections, there are two towering political parties - the Democratic and the Republican - that during the course of their "primary" elections get to choose who will...
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Adam Johnson
Forget Bernie Bros — the Worst Trolls Work in Corporate Media
One of the more popular pastimes of establishment media pundits is complaining of their various “trolls”—anonymous, faceless basement dwellers who lurk online and harass with aggressive, non-stop...
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Robert Parry
Is Hillary Clinton ‘Honest’? (A Response to Kristof)
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has offered a curious defense of Hillary Clinton’s “honesty,” refuting the public’s widespread view that she is a liar by narrowly defining what it means to...
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Neal Gabler
The Mainstream Media’s Big Disconnect: Why They Don’t Get Middle America
To their everlasting discredit, most of the MSM Big Feet, which is what the late journalist Richard Ben Cramer labeled the self-important, pontificating political reporters and pundits who dominate...
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Sonali Kolhatkar
A Young American Reminds Us How Badly We Are Failing Children on Climate Change
If Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh didn’t have the look and sound of a 15-year-old, one could easily assume he was twice his real age. The indigenous environmentalist talks like a seasoned activist and well-...
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Mohamad Bazzi
Obama May Be Preaching 'Tough Love' to Saudi – But Arms Sales Tell Another Story
When President Barack Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for a meeting of Gulf leaders, he was greeted at the airport by the governor of Riyadh, instead of the Saudi king. Unlike his previous...
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Andrew Bacevich
War Out of Sight, Sacrifice Out of Mind
In the dispiriting of summer of 1979, a beleaguered President Jimmy Carter tried to sell his fellow citizens on a radical proposition: Having strayed from the path of righteousness, the nation was in...
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Saturday, April 23, 2016
Michael Winship
Drone Warfare and the Kill Chain
When Donald Rumsfeld became George W. Bush’s Secretary of Defense, a few months before 9/11, his intent was to institute a new doctrine of warfare known as “transformation.” He planned to change the...
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Robert Fisk
When We Mourn the Passing of Prince But Not 500 Migrants, We Have to Ask: Have We Lost All Sense of Perspective?
Has something gone adrift within the moral compass of our ‘news’ reporting? In the past week, 64 Afghans have been killed in the largest bomb to have exploded in Kabul in 15 years. At least 340 were...
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Leonard Pitts Jr.
Flint Is About How We Treat the Poor
Dear white people: As you no doubt know, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, returned to the headlines last week with news that the state attorney general is charging three government officials for...
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Eric Margolis
Defending Democracy To the Last Drop of Oil
Poor President Barack Obama flew to Saudi Arabia this past week but its ruler, King Salman, was too busy to greet him at Riyadh’s airport. This snub was seen across the Arab world as a huge insult...
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Janine Jackson
Looking Back on Deepwater With Journalism as Usual
April 20 marked the 6-year anniversary of the biggest oil spill in US history, the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which new research says was even bigger than previously...
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Ralph Nader
Breaking Through Power: Historic Civil Mobilization Now
Ever wonder why Presidential and Congressional election campaigns fail to meaningfully connect with civil society? Candidate rhetoric is designed to attract voters and campaign contributions...
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Christopher Brauchli
Crimes & Punishments
Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor. — Theodore Roosevelt, Third Annual Message (1903) A number of readers have written inquiring whether it is acceptable to have state...
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Friday, April 22, 2016
Silvio Carrillo, Jeff Conant
This Earth Day, Lets Defend Earth’s Defenders
April 22, 2016 marks the 46 th Earth Day – the one day each year when all of us are encouraged to recognize our fragile planet and find ways to live a little lighter on the land. It is beyond...
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Kevin Gosztola
Clinton’s Digital Task Force Breaks Barriers To Defend Her Donors
A super political action committee, Correct The Record, which has direct ties with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign, launched a “digital task force” to push out “positive...
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Glenn Greenwald
To See the Real Story in Brazil, Look at Who is Being Installed as President — and Finance Chiefs
(Para ler a versão desse artigo em Português, clique aqui .) It’s not easy for outsiders to sort through all the competing claims about Brazil’s political crisis and the ongoing effort to oust its...
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Laura Flanders
Concentrated Media Power is Real Power: We've Let Markets Rule the Public's Airwaves
For months we have done our best here at the Laura Flanders Show show to keep it a Trump-free zone. As far as humanly possible we’ve not commented on Donald Trump's rise, his fall, his peaks, or his...
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David Miranda
The Real Reason Dilma Rousseff’s Enemies Want Her Impeached
The story of Brazil’s political crisis , and the rapidly changing global perception of it, begins with its national media. The country’s dominant broadcast and print outlets are owned by a tiny...
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Jeff Bryant
We Won’t Improve Education By Making Teachers Hate Their Jobs
Does this sound like a place you’d like to work? The work environment is “depressing” … “morale is at an all-time low.” “It feels like a lot of busy work and hoop jumping and detracts from the work...
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Dror Ladin
The Government Breaks Its Streak of Cutting Off CIA Torture Lawsuits
W hile President Obama acted quickly to dismantle the CIA’s torture program when he took office, his administration has consistently shut the courthouse doors to the victims. But a recent government...
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Sharita Gruberg
What Happens When Asylum Seekers Are Too Poor to Make Bail
On April 6, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a class action lawsuit against the federal government for detaining immigrants who remain in jail simply because they are too poor to pay...
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David Korten
This Earth Day, Listen Up: Mother Earth Is Calling Us Back
April 22 is Earth Day 2016. Each Earth Day marks another milestone in a profound human reawakening to the truth that we are children of a living Earth who survive and prosper only as contributing...
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Erica Smiley
Redefining the Possible for Labor
My dad has always been afraid of flying. Even when we had the money, he preferred driving, which was a challenge considering we lived in North Carolina and my dad’s family lived 16 hours away in...
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