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Forget Fascism. It’s Anarchy We Have to Worry About
March 29th, 2017, 02:52 PM

So many of us were wrong, myself included, about Donald Trump. We saw in the jut-jawed, brow-furrowed Mussolini-like posturing, in the blatant narcissism, in the reckless disregard for truth, the anger and incitement to hatred, the declamations that he would fix everything singlehandedly on Day One of his presidency, his disdain for democracy and hints that he would lock up his opponents — we saw in all of these things incipient fascism. Continue reading

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Dig Deep: Unsettling Environmental Science
March 29th, 2017, 02:52 PM

Environmental science is about the long haul. Scientists measure physical evidence that they have observed, analyzed and submitted for peer review. The evidence is based on data that adds up over time. Politics, on the other hand, is too often … Continue reading

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Trump’s Big Boost to Law Enforcement Won’t Make Us Safer — It Will Make Corporations Richer
March 29th, 2017, 02:52 PM

Back in August, the Obama administration issued a memo that many hoped signaled an end to the government's use of for-profit prison corporations. That memo, issued by then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, stated that the Justice Department would stop contracting with CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) to run 13 federal prisons. This directive was a symbolic win for many of us who opposed these contracts, and we were thrilled when stocks in CoreCivic and GEO Group, another for-profit prison corporation, plummeted as a result. Continue reading

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Trump’s Proposed Military Buildup: Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight
March 29th, 2017, 02:52 PM

Sarah Jaffe speaks with Afghanistan war veteran and conscientious objector Rory Fanning about Trump's "alarming" plans for the military, the roles that veterans and athletes can play in movements for change and the long tradition of imperialism in the US. Continue reading

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We Already Have the Path Through Trump’s America
March 29th, 2017, 02:52 PM

Late last month, the White House invited leaders from the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to participate in a listening session and to meet with President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The group talked about improving education, school infrastructure, collaborations with private industry and jobs for HBCU students. Continue reading

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Daily Reads: Brexit Begins; US Cedes Leadership on Climate Change
March 29th, 2017, 02:52 PM

A roundup of stories we're reading at BillMoyers.com HQ... Continue reading

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Trump’s Double Standard on Freedom of Speech
March 28th, 2017, 02:52 PM

  A March 24 decision by a US immigration court in Chicago to grant asylum to Amos Yee, an 18-year-old blogger from the tiny Asian city-state of Singapore, has lit up news media worldwide because it illuminates new dangers to … Continue reading

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The ‘Times’ Still Pulls Its Punches
March 28th, 2017, 02:52 PM

Page A13 of the print edition of the March 27 New York Times carries a tantalizing if equivocal headline: “Is the Military Big Enough?” The article takes up a whole page, half of which is a graphic representing the numbers of tactical aircraft (3,476), attack helicopters (760), “unmanned aerial vehicles,” aka drones (637), bombers (157), and so on. Continue reading

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Let Us Now Praise a Coal Miner: Chuck Nelson is an American Hero
March 28th, 2017, 02:52 PM

Among the hundreds of coal miners I have interviewed over the years, retired coal miner Chuck Nelson has always been among the most fearless truth-tellers in the coal country of West Virginia. Continue reading

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Five Ways Cybersecurity Will Suffer If Congress Repeals the FCC Privacy Rules
March 28th, 2017, 02:52 PM

Back in October of 2016, the Federal Communications Commission passed some pretty awesome rules that would bar your internet provider from invading your privacy. The rules would keep internet providers like Comcast and Time Warner Cable from doing things like selling your personal information to marketers, inserting undetectable tracking headers into your traffic or recording your browsing history to build up a behavioral advertising profile on you — unless they got your permission first. The rules were a huge victory for US internet users who value their privacy. Continue reading

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Daily Reads: Trump Takes His Long-Awaited Swing at Obama Climate Change Regs, House Schedules Vote to Gut Internet Privacy Protections
March 28th, 2017, 02:52 PM
Trump and the GOP in Sickness and Ill Health
March 27th, 2017, 02:52 PM

The day after Republicans pulled the plug on Trumpcare (or was it Ryancare?), the front-page headline of the tabloid New York Post asked: “Is There a Doctor in the House?” None were in sight, but there were plenty of quacks … Continue reading

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Not Your Grandma’s Civil Rights Strategy
March 27th, 2017, 02:52 PM

On a glorious afternoon in August 1963, after the massive March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom wrapped up on the national mall, President John F. Kennedy, prodded by Attorney General Robert Kennedy, welcomed John Lewis, Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin and other march organizers to the White House for a discussion of proposed civil rights legislation. Fifty-four years later, on an afternoon in January 2017, when the even more massive Women’s March on Washington wrapped up, President Donald Trump responded with a sarcastic tweet. Just the day before, Trump’s team had removed the “civil rights” page from the issues section of the WhiteHouse.gov website and replaced it with a new entry entitled “Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community.” The page is still missing. Continue reading

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A Couple of Things About Jimmy Breslin
March 27th, 2017, 02:52 PM

Last Wednesday, I sat down to write a piece about the late Jimmy Breslin, the newspaper columnist whose blunt yet eloquent and crafted prose captured New York and its environs as no one has since Damon Runyon. Jimmy died a … Continue reading

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A Timeline: Russia and President Trump
March 27th, 2017, 02:52 PM

Investigative reporters have begun to flesh out the Trump/Russia timeline. To keep everything in one location, here’s an updated summary (so far). Continue reading

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