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For the Cost of Repealing the Estate Tax, Congress Could Buy Everyone in America a Pony

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:26
Rachel West, Harry Stein

"Alternatively, instead of providing tax cuts for millionaires or ponies for children, lawmakers could also use $1.5 trillion in many other ways to create jobs, reduce child poverty, end homelessness, make college free, or provide paid family leave."

'Tell Me How This Ends?': David Petraeus Finally Answers His Own Question

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:16
Tom Engelhardt

Endless war and the children of Nixon

From Ophelia to the Amazon: the Unthinkable Becomes Thinkable

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:04
Andy Rowell

It may be a horror that no one imagined, but it is a horror that the scientists predicted.  

Trump and the Liberation of the F— Word

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:46
Daniel Maguire

When no other word has the emphatic power the situation demands.

‘De-certifying’ the Iran Deal May Be Trump’s Most Reckless Decision Yet

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:33
Phyllis Bennis

Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. Trump, on the other hand, is risking a war — and torching U.S. credibility.

Bowe Bergdahl: Traitor to American Exceptionalism and White Supremacy

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 05:58
Matthew Hoh

"There is no forgiveness in this loudly and righteously proclaimed Christian nation, only the scapegoating of a young man and his family for the failures of immoral and unwinnable wars."

'The People of Puerto Rico Are Dying': Action Is Needed Now

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:49
Bonnie Castillo

Volunteer nurses describe deadly conditions and demand federal action immediately

The Unending State of Emergency

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:37
Todd Gitlin

The shocks are not normal, and order will not be restored.

5 Myths About War With North Korea That Make Americans Think They Are Safe

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:46
Lisa Fuller

"Americans may have less than a month to prevent World War III."

49 Percent of the Income Republicans Claim as “Small Business” Already Goes to the Top 1 Percent.

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 09:54
Hunter Blair

"86 percent of households with pass-through income already pay 25 percent or less, so will see nothing from this Republican tax plan."

Agroecology: Radically Changing How We Face Food Insecurity and Climate Change

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 09:41
Josianne Gauthier

Food insecurity is largely driven by a food system that is highly controlled by agribusiness. But there's a better way.

Trump Ignores Advisers on Iran Deal, Follows Money

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 09:28
Eli Clifton, Jim Lobe

Instead, Trump is listening to billionaire campaign contributers with political agendas.

Ohio's Illegal Voter Purges Shouldn't Be Getting Trump Justice Department's Blessing

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 09:04
Vanita Gupta

Donald Trump's bogus assertion that millions of people voted illegally has been widely debunked. Still, his sham commision is being used to suppress voters.

Only Nonviolent Resistance Will Destroy the Corporate State

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:15
Chris Hedges

The Dakota Access pipeline protests illuminated the conscience of the nation.

Hurricane Victims Don’t Have the ‘Complexion for Protection’

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:02
Lois Marie Gibbs

A full-blown humanitarian crisis is on the horizon.

Gitmo's Living Legacy in the Trump Era

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:20
Karen Greenberg

Will Washington never learn?

Yes, Half of Americans Are In or Near Poverty: Here's More Evidence

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 04:32
Paul Buchheit

Too many Americans have been cheated out of opportunities to share in our nation's prosperity. The proof is overwhelming.

The Flawed and Corrupted Genius of American Republicanism

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 04:19
Richard Falk

The system is now so flawed that even should the Democrats manage to claw their way back to power the gap would not greatly diminish.

2 or 3 Things I Know About Late-Stage Capitalism

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 03:49
Phil Rockstroh

(With apologies to Jean-Luc Godard)

Profiting from America’s Longest War: Trump Seeks to Exploit Mineral Wealth of Afghanistan

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:29
Benjamin Dangl

While the heads of the state discuss profiting from the mining sector, the US war in Afghanistan is escalating.