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Arthur Fox

Trump: The GOP's Creation

Arthur Fox | May 26, 2016 | Politics
American voters are fed up with politicians. Seemingly, they do not trust and will oppose anyone who is a professional politician. Why?

Bernie Sanders is Not a Movement, He's a Politician Trying to Reclaim Liberalism

Quora | May 26, 2016 | Politics
Is the Sander's movement a movement of policies or a cult of personality? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by David Hood, Social Worker, Blogger, Vegetarian, on Quora. A...
Theda Skocpol

Why Hillary Clinton is the Strongest Equality Candidate

Theda Skocpol | May 26, 2016 | Politics
Conventional wisdom about election 2016 holds that Hillary Clinton, an "establishment" candidate, is opposed by two "populist insurgents," Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, said to speak for working class voters. But a clear-eyed look tells a very different story: Hillary offers effective ways to reduce the growing economic gaps that...
Leah Zallman

Trump on Immigrants and Health Care Costs: Just Plain Wrong

Leah Zallman | May 26, 2016 | Politics
According to his website, "Providing healthcare to illegal immigrants costs us some $11 billion annually." As with many of Trump's claims, this one is wrong. But unlike some of his other falsehoods, the media has left this one unchallenged.
Donald Cohen

Corporations Could Soon Advertise in Our National Parks

Donald Cohen | May 26, 2016 | Politics
The Grand Canyon, brought to you by Budweiser. Verizon signs throughout Yellowstone. The thought of advertising in our national parks is nauseating. But it could happen.
Jon Soltz

Shock Poll: Trump Drastically Underperforming With Veterans

Jon Soltz | May 26, 2016 | Politics
Trump only likes veterans when he thinks they can give him PR cover -- like when he needed a reason to duck a debate moderated by Megyn Kelly, leading to his sham fundraiser for veterans.
Diane Ravitch

My Choice for President

Diane Ravitch | May 26, 2016 | Politics
I will not join in the vicious quarrels between partisans of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. I refuse to give ammunition to Trump for the campaign. Sanders and Clinton--and their allies-should focus their energies on defeating Trump, not on attacking one another.
Alex Gorlach

Austria Is Just the Beginning of a More Polarized World

Alex Gorlach | May 26, 2016 | World
BERLIN -- Western society is becoming starkly divided, pulled to the fringes of politics -- both right and left.
Fred Wertheimer

Eight Lessons We've Learned About Money in Politics This Election

Fred Wertheimer | May 26, 2016 | Politics
As we approach the end of the primary season, here are eight money-in-politics lessons we have learned midpoint in the elections. 1. The Supreme Court majority did not have a clue about what it was doing in the McCutcheon case. In the McCutcheon case, Supreme Court Justices labeled the examples...
Matthew Filipowicz

WATCH: Why Democrats Should Care About Hillary Clinton's E-mail Scandal

Matthew Filipowicz | May 26, 2016 | Politics
In a TMFS rant, we break down the State Department report and discuss why Democrats should care about Hillary Clinton's email scandal.
Tom Engelhardt

Co-opting Climate Change - How the TV News Weather Became More 'Extreme'

Tom Engelhardt | May 26, 2016 | Politics
All too often, bad weather may now be traced back, at least in part, to our endless burning of fossil fuels. On the whole, however, onscreen news coverage continues to ignore that reality even as it features the weather ever more prominently.
Maximillian Ashwill

Dismantling Bernie's Moral Monopoly

Maximillian Ashwill | May 26, 2016 | Politics
It seems that Sanders and his supporters have monopolized the moral high ground and cornered the market on outrage. At the same time, their moral purity is unencumbered by a morally reprehensible election strategy.
E.C. Iwata

Evidence Isn't Enough to Erase Bathroom Law Fears

E.C. Iwata | May 26, 2016 | Politics
Too often we feed our anxiety by validating them with quasi-research or faulty logic, such as personal experience or availability bias, that is to say, justifying my reasoning through my adjoining emotions rather than by broader statistics.
John Feffer

Drones and Blowback

John Feffer | May 26, 2016 | Politics
Drone strikes and the anger they generate effectively serve to recruit people into the Taliban and other extremist organizations. Even those involved in the program have come to the same conclusion.
Seth Abramson

National Media Retracts Its Claim That There Was Violence at the Nevada State Democratic Convention

Seth Abramson | May 26, 2016 | Politics
It was reported by the Associated Press, CBS, and MSNBC. It was reported by CNN and National Public Radio and even Comedy Central. It was reported by -- okay, long story short, it was reported by everyone.
John A. Tures

Democrats Are Actually More Upbeat About Their Nomination Contest Than The GOP

John A. Tures | May 26, 2016 | Politics
The Democrats still have a primary battle going on between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, while Trump seems to have sewn up the GOP nomination. So why are Democrats more upbeat about their contest, while Republicans seem even more nervous about their primary situation?
Michael T. Klare

The Desperate Plight of Petro-States

Michael T. Klare | May 26, 2016 | World
Once so wealthy from oil sales that they could finance wars, mega-projects, and domestic social peace simultaneously, some of them are now beset by internal strife or are on the brink of collapse as oil prices remain at ruinously low levels.
Andy Ostroy

Why a National $15/hr Minimum Wage Makes No Sense

Andy Ostroy | May 26, 2016 | Politics
Many states have already passed legislation that would raise the rate to $15/hour over the next several years. But the politicizing of this issue is both misguided and disingenuous. Calls for a national $15/hour minimum wage simply make no sense.

How New York helped Paris integrate after terror attacks

Apolitical | May 26, 2016 | Politics
A New York city initiative to integrate vulnerable migrants has been repurposed in Paris to combat terrorism after last year's attacks. The scheme, which is centred on an ID issued regardless of immigration status, is part of efforts to 'match-make' the most innovative ideas with the countries that need them....
Pooja Mehta

The Medical Community Must Come to the Defense of Purvi Patel

Pooja Mehta | May 26, 2016 | Politics
None of us can afford to stay silent when a woman is criminalized by her own providers for seeking urgent, necessary medical care in the setting of pregnancy.
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