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Starvation and Cholera in Yemen, With US Assistance

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:45
Adil E. Shamoo

War is taking Yemen back to the dark ages.

Both Parties Pushed Trump Toward Reckless Action on Jerusalem

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 06:15
Stephen Zunes

Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital further threatens Israeli-Palestinian peace, breaks international law, and risks a violent and destabilizing reaction in the region—which may be exactly the plan

Everyone Hates This Tax Bill

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:45
Josh Hoxie

The more the public learns about the tax cut plan making its way through Congress, the more they hate it.

The GOP Tax Plan Is Igniting a Movement for a Moral Economy

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:00
Sarah Anderson

While Republicans may succeed in scoring a short-term win for their donors, their tax plan is sparking a new moral movement against inequality.

The Republicans’ Devious Tax Attack on the People

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:12
Ralph Nader

Slashing and burning in every direction, this legislation endangers the financial security of regular Americans of every age and every occupation.

President Trump Starts a Conservation War

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:39
Kristin Miller

Retailers like Patagonia and REI are joining advocacy groups to battle for Bears Ears.

#MeToo Solidarity: Sexual Harassment is About Labor Too

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:23
Lane Windham

Union women, too, can demand that their organizations lead the nation’s response on sexual harassment; after all, more than half of the nation’s union members will soon be women.

Headlines Ignore the Abuse Reports That Make Moore Endorsement Newsworthy

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:10
Adam Johnson

Only 40 percent of readers read past the headlines, which means most people form their worldview based on how a story is framed.

“Every Darn Penny”: The GOP’s Philosophy on Death and Taxes

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:45
Richard Eskow

The Republican philosophy to reward those who need it least.

‘Say the Word’: What the Rohingya Struggle is Really About

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:36
Ramzy Baroud

By stripping the Rohingya from any name affiliation that makes them a unique collective, it becomes possible, then, to deny them their rights, to dehumanize them and, eventually, ethnically cleanse them as has been the case for years.

No "Peace Process" Exists to Destroy, But Trump's Jerusalem Decision Dangerous as Hell

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 09:25
Phyllis Bennis

Direct violations of international law are nothing new when it comes to U.S. policy towards Israel. What is new, however, is the deliberately provocative, reckless nature of Trump's decision despite the various and far-reaching risks

The Necessity of Imagining An Unimaginable War

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 07:29
Lisa Fuller

Top military and political experts warn that the risk of war is at an all-time high, the threat is imminent and the impact would be catastrophic.

Why Democrats Don’t Want to Talk about Flynn’s First Meeting with the Russians

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:48
Stephen Zunes

How the Democrats aided Michael Flynn's involvement in Israeli's illegal settlements.

Is Big Food's Lobbying Arm on the Brink of Extinction?

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 14:08
Katherine Paul

Consumers can take satisfaction in the fact that they’ve played a role in what some say is the diminishing power of the GMA over Washington policy.

The GOP Tax Bill Assaults the Planet as Well as the Poor

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:10
Basav Sen

It kills the modest credits for wind, solar, and electric cars, while preserving much larger ones for fossil fuels.

GOP Budgets, Statements Make Plans Clear: Costly Tax Cuts for Wealthy Now, Program Cuts Later

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:34
Chye-Ching Huang

The Senate bill raises taxes on millions of low- and middle-income households and raises the number of Americans without health insurance by an estimated 13 million.

What’s the Matter with Eastern Europe?

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 09:10
John Feffer

Welcome to the birthplace of Trumpism.

A Newly Elected Democratic Socialist On How to Win in Trump Country

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 07:39
Isaiah Poole

“If we talk to people on issues in a universal way, we are going to get their vote.”

The Previously Unrecognized Costs of Booze, Women, and Movies

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 06:53
Ezra Rosser

Thank you Sen. Chuck Grassley for explaining why people are not rich.

Let Them Eat Wedding Cake

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 06:38
Jeff Milchen

A Colorado baker's bid to discriminate against gay couples sets a precedent that would harm both small businesses and civil rights. Independent business advocates arguing for enforcement of public accommodation laws make their case in a dispute that will be argued before the Supreme Court today.