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Nancy Altman

Donald Trump's New 'Health' Secretary Wants To Destroy Medicare

Nancy Altman | November 29, 2016 | Politics
The writing on the wall is clear for any but those determined not to see. Trump's comments and his selection of Price for his cabinet, along with a Social Security transition team packed with people who support privatizing the system, makes clear his true intentions.
Nick Turse

A Journey To The President-Elect's Manhattan White House

Nick Turse | November 28, 2016 | Politics
High above, somewhere behind the black glass façade, President-elect Donald J. Trump was huddled with his inner circle, plotting just how they would "drain the swamp" and remake Washington, perhaps the world.
Dana Beyer

A 'Safe Space' For White People, Otherwise Known As 'The Two-State Solution,' or 'Disunion As Solution'

Dana Beyer | November 25, 2016 | Politics
It's time, America. It's either a two-state divorce, or "Heil, Trump" will be coming to your neighborhood as it has already come to mine.
Davar Ardalan

A Midwestern Thanksgiving

Davar Ardalan | November 23, 2016 | DC
On the eve of Thanksgiving I share with you this poignant essay by my husband in memory of Juanita Bell Betty June Smith who passed away on this day in 2012. I miss her so much as she was so loving and accepting of the blended family that...
William Hartung

Is A Trump Presidency Good News For The Military-Industrial Complex?

William Hartung | November 22, 2016 | Politics
As with so much of what Donald Trump has said in recent months, his positions on Pentagon spending are, to be polite, a bundle of contradictions.
Dana Beyer

Fascism Rising, Israel And America

Dana Beyer | November 21, 2016 | Queer Voices
Blaming progressives for the rage of the white supremacists and nationalists is specious.
Robert Weissman

Trump's Conflicts Of Interest Are Unprecedented In American History

Robert Weissman | November 21, 2016 | Politics
This is not an esoteric issue. Unless eliminated through a plan for Trump to divest his ownership of the businesses, those conflicts of interest will materially affect national policy-making across a broad range of areas.
Davar Ardalan

Ferial Govashiri: 7 Insights From the Front lines of History

Davar Ardalan | November 11, 2016 | DC
Ferial Govashiri is the personal aide to the outgoing President of the United States, Barack Obama. On Sunday November 13, she will be a featured panelist at the Iranian American Women Foundation Leadership Summit in Washington D.C! As she ends her...
William Klein

Lessons For Us Eastern, Elitist Liberals

William Klein | November 10, 2016 | Politics
When voters find out that rejecting "political correctness" doesn't automatically lead to correct politics, they're going to be ready to listen to another view. Maybe even ours.
Dana Beyer

America Commits Suicide

Dana Beyer | November 9, 2016 | Politics
Yesterday America committed suicide. The idea of America, about which I wrote last week, is dead. Peering into the abyss, citizens of the United States chose fascism over a democratic republic. The following is a very slightly modified version of the column I had prepared when I thought...
Anastasya Manuilova

No Matter Who Wins the Election, Putin Will Pretend to Oppose the Next U.S. President

Anastasya Manuilova | November 9, 2016 | World
MOSCOW ― U.S. President Barack Obama’s term in office will soon be over, but he has yet to achieve one of his main goals: fixing the rapport with Russia. Soon after he was elected, Obama announced
Cody Cain

Rep. Jason Chaffetz Embodies All That Is Wrong With Washington, D.C.

Cody Cain | November 3, 2016 | Politics
Why does the public have such a low opinion of Congress? Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) offers a prime example.
Connie Lawn

Hospice Month - November 2016

Connie Lawn | October 25, 2016 | DC
Hospice Month - November 2016 From Connie Lawn and Dr. Charles Sneiderman Hospice is not really about dying, it is about "Making the most of every moment, " living life as pain free as possible, and preparing for the next phase of life, or death". My hospice is...
Secretary Norman Mineta

Don't Shut Trains Out Of The Driverless Innovation Cycle

Secretary Norman Mineta | October 25, 2016 | Politics
The Obama Administration is optimistic about the promise of driverless vehicles to make transportation safer -- except when it comes to trains.
Dana Beyer

The New York Times Provokes Another Uproar About Sex With A One-Sided Essay

Dana Beyer | October 24, 2016 | Queer Voices
If your writers aren't going to present both sides equally, then the other side should be given equal time and space. You can do better in spite of your recent support.
Gov. Martin O'Malley

Finally, A Debate On Immigration Reform

Gov. Martin O'Malley | October 18, 2016 | Politics
The lack of debate over immigration does a disservice to our immigrant and Latino communities, and it overlooks the important role immigration reform plays in our nation's economic future.
Karin Kloosterman

Michelle Obama's White House Garden Will Grow On!

Karin Kloosterman | October 18, 2016 | DC
The garden started at 1100 square feet to more than double in size at 2800 square feet. It has walkways, wooden tables and benches. A stone reads: "White House Kitchen Garden, established in 2009 by First Lady Michelle Obama with the hopes of growing a healthier nation for our children."
Dana Beyer

The Future Destruction Of American Jewry

Dana Beyer | October 17, 2016 | Religion
If something similar does happen here, our lives as we know them may disappear as quickly as those of Weimar's Jewish community and the Jewish community of Muslim Spain.
Connie Lawn

Fall Foliage Festival at Liberty Mountain Resort - October 16, 2016

Connie Lawn | October 17, 2016 | DC
Fall Foliage Festival at Liberty Mountain Resort - October 16, 2016 From Connie Lawn and Charles Sneiderman The sun shone brightly on the green trails, but the color in the foliage hinted that Liberty Mountain is getting ready for us skiers and boarders. General Manager Eric Flynn and his...
Shannon Watts

Note To Trump: Like Gun Violence, Misogyny Is Deadly

Shannon Watts | October 11, 2016 | Women
So instead of arming all "moms, grandmothers and professional women" as the NRA suggests, what if we worked to change the culture and legal system that enables rapists?
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