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Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us


As the Senate’s disclosure of its version of Trumpcare dominates news channels, the underreported movement for single-payer health care grows.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017

White House for Sale: Emoluments, Corruption and Donald Trump


Never in U.S. history has the prospect of a president’s real and potential business dealings created such an array of conflicts.

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Questions James Comey Should Be Asked About the FBI While He’s Under Oath


The FBI has become the darling of Donald Trump’s opponents. But this domestic spy agency has a long, dark and often violent history of suppressing dissent in the United States.

Posted on Jun 8, 2017

Kabul Bomb Blast Kills at Least 90 People. We Need to Know Their Names.


Absent wall-to-wall coverage of Wednesday’s attack in Afghanistan, as there was for the recent bombing in Manchester, England, there is no comparable outpouring of compassion for the victims.

Posted on Jun 1, 2017

Media Coverage of Manchester Victims Should Be a Model for All Young Victims of War


As we process the suicide bombing in England, we should brace for another wave of innocent casualties, this time in Yemen, the target of U.S.-supported Saudi Arabian bombardment.

Posted on May 25, 2017

Donald Trump’s High Crimes and Misdemeanors


What if he were held responsible for real crimes: killing civilians in drone strikes, forcing refugees to suffer or die by refusing asylum, or driving the planet headlong into climate catastrophe?

Posted on May 18, 2017

Donald Trump’s Ajit (Pai)-Prop


Behind the headline-grabbing chaos, decades of progressive policy achievements are being quietly undone by the army of loyalists, such as new FCC head Ajit Pai, that Trump is assembling around him.

Posted on May 11, 2017

In North Carolina, Pigs Don’t Fly but Their Feces Do


There are 10 million people in North Carolina, and 9 million hogs. Judging by the smell, the hogs are winning. Or, rather, the giant corporate factory hog farms are.

Posted on May 4, 2017

May Day March Planned as Trump Stokes Fear Among Immigrants


If the past is any predictor, millions across the United States will march May 1 in defense of immigrant rights and against the president’s increasingly draconian policies.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017

An Attempted Mass Killing in Arkansas


If he gets his way, Arkansas’ Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson will execute eight men in 11 days this month.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017

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