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Gary Hart

Hic Sunt Dracones

Gary Hart | February 18, 2017 | Politics
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James Zogby

Trump/Netanyahu Meet: An Exercise In Fawning, Fantasy And Anti-Palestinian Incitement

James Zogby | February 18, 2017 | Politics
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Chris Weigant

Friday Talking Points -- Stress Conference

Chris Weigant | February 18, 2017 | Politics
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Mark Blumenthal

Poll: Americans Favor Investigations Into Flynn Resignation, Russia Ties

Mark Blumenthal | February 18, 2017 | Politics
Americans may still be divided about President Donald Trump, but large majorities favor a congressional probe into the resignation of his National Security Advisor and allegations of Russian tampering with the 2016 election.Those majorities include most Democrats and even about half of all Republicans, according to the latest SurveyMonkey poll...
Marc Lamont Hill

Why I Applaud The NFL Players Who Spoke Out Against Israel

Marc Lamont Hill | February 17, 2017 | Black Voices
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Todd Gitlin

As The Wheels Of The Trump Juggernaut Come Off

Todd Gitlin | February 17, 2017 | Politics
Say this for Donald Trump: He sets records. It took more than a year of Warren G. Harding’s administration before the Teapot Dome scandal of 1921-22 brought down his Interior secretary for taking a massive oil company bribe. A half-century later, it took two years to...
Outspeak

News Roundup for February 17, 2017

Outspeak | February 17, 2017 | Politics
Welcome to the end of American democracy, everyone. 1. What could have been Donald Trump’s attempt to save face yesterday turned into a nuclear level meltdown. It was glorious and terrifying to watch. More here. 2. Former British PM is calling for the...
Derek Penwell

WWJND? (What Would Jesus Never Do?)

Derek Penwell | February 17, 2017 | Religion
Remember when “WWJD?” was a thing? What would Jesus do? Remember that? It was supposed to be a reminder to people (evangelicals mostly) to stop and ask themselves how Jesus might respond to any given situation, and then act accordingly. Oh, come on. You remember, right? The...
Dana H. Glazer

What The Resistance Movement Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street

Dana H. Glazer | February 17, 2017 | Politics
There’s a lot we can learn from the Occupy Wall Street movement as we continue onward together. In 2011 I had the privilege of observing and documenting a group of parents and their kids who were involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement. It was my first real taste of...
Peter Brack

Less Worried About Trump. More Concerned About His Aftermath.

Peter Brack | February 18, 2017 | Politics
For the last few days, since the Mike Flynn bombshells and that press conference disaster, I’ve found myself slightly less worried about a Trump presidency and more concerned about the aftermath.I’m going to make a now unoriginal prediction: I don’t think he makes it through his first term....
Ryan Hampton

We Won’t Make America Great Until We Trump Addiction And Mental Health

Ryan Hampton | February 17, 2017 | Politics
With millions of Americans potentially losing access to health care, and an addiction crisis that’s draining our resources every day it goes unaddressed, we must take a moment to reflect on those American ideals and ethics that we hold so dearly. Access to mental health and addiction...
John Feffer

Killer Presidents

John Feffer | February 17, 2017 | Politics
During the presidential campaign, when he was still battling an array of Republican heavyweights for the party’s nomination, Donald Trump indulged in a bit of hubris that would have buried a more conventional candidate. “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose...
Jim Wallis

Studying Racism As An Act Of Repentance And Resistance In The Trump Era

Jim Wallis | February 17, 2017 | Religion
Last week, a black professor told me he always asks his white students if they have ever heard racism called a sin in the pulpits of their churches growing up. The answer is almost always no. That will be absolutely key to a revival for racial reconciliation and justice —...
Elizabeth Dawes Gay

Environmental And Health Justice Intersect for Healthy Black Futures

Elizabeth Dawes Gay | February 17, 2017 | Black Voices
Creating healthy Black futures requires attention and action to protect the environment in the spaces we call home. The environment greatly influences health status and outcomes, especially for communities of color where many are already overburdened by experiences of injustice that have health, social, and economic...
Bill Moyers

Republicans, Where’s The Backbone?

Bill Moyers | February 17, 2017 | Politics
Congressional Republicans, we watched you at the White House Thursday. Just before Donald Trump’s rambling, manic, often snarky press conference — delivered more in the manner of a churlish insult comic than leader of the free world — the president met with a group of you, a self-titled...
New York Legal Assistance Group

Thoughts On The Repeal Of The Affordable Care Act

New York Legal Assistance Group | February 17, 2017 | Politics
By Valerie Bogart, Director, Evelyn Frank Resources Program, New York Legal Assistance Group There is much we do not know –- and won’t know for months- – about what comes next now that Congress has taken initial steps toward the apparent repeal of the Affordable Care Act...
Dana Beyer

Deep Throat And The Best Of American Patriotism

Dana Beyer | February 17, 2017 | Politics
  Let’s take a trip back in time, to the days of yesteryear – the last time a president was under intense scrutiny for lying, covering up, obstructing justice and various other sundry high crimes and misdemeanors. Reminding us of those days is Tim Weiner, who wrote the book on...
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: Europe May Break The Brexit-Trump Momentum This Year

Nathan Gardels | February 17, 2017 | World
After Brexit and the victory of U.S. President Donald Trump, the widespread expectation is that continental Europe will follow suit and bring populists into power in upcoming elections there this year. Yet one repercussion of the early days of the Trump presidency is that Europeans can now...
Bob Burnett

One Month Of Trump

Bob Burnett | February 17, 2017 | Politics
28 days into the Trump regime it’s worse than expected. Here’s what we’ve learned. 1. Trump’s not an executive.  On November 8th, undecided voters opted for Trump because they were impressed by his business credentials; many commented, “He knows how to get things done.” Trump’s (probably)...
Russell Simmons

Muslim Immigrants Are Among America's Best

Russell Simmons | February 17, 2017 | Politics
As President Donald Trump signed his executive order two weeks ago ending all resettlement of refugees in U.S. for four months and placing an indefinite freeze on people arriving from seven Muslim majority countries, he claimed these draconian steps are necessary to keep out “radical Islamic terrorists.” The President then...
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