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Tom Engelhardt

The Tax-Haven Aficionados Running for President

Tom Engelhardt | May 5, 2016 | Politics
Here's a riddle for you: What do Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have in common? And no, it's not that if Donald Trump were a woman he'd garner less than 5% of the vote.
Michelangelo Signorile

How Donald Trump Is Already Surrounding Himself With Fervent Homophobes

Michelangelo Signorile | May 5, 2016 | Queer Voices
It's safe to say, looking at who Donald Trump is turning to now, that it's unlikely there will be any progress on LGBT rights -- and would likely be great harm to them -- under a Trump presidency.
Nomi Prins

Gimme Shelter (From the Tax Man)

Nomi Prins | May 5, 2016 | Politics
There's a pile of money hiding offshore. The stunning amount that continues to flow across American borders (and those of other countries), and eventually disappears into the pockets of the corporate and political elite, ultimately causes even more damage to our finances and our lives.
Daily Pnut

Why We Should Abandon TTIP Now

Daily Pnut | May 5, 2016 | Politics
The day before Obama visited Hannover to make a renewed push for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) thousands of people took to the streets of the German city to take part in a pre-emptive protest against the deal. Obama, and some other European leaders, ignored the protest and...
Bob Burnett

Welcome to Trump World: Foreign Policy

Bob Burnett | May 5, 2016 | Politics
One of the complaints about Donald Trump's presidential candidacy is that he doesn't present detailed plans.
Debbie Hines

5 Progressive Choices for Vice President

Debbie Hines | May 5, 2016 | Politics
I urge the Democratic Party to select a progressive as its vice presidential candidate. With Donald Trump's racist, sexist and xenophobic rants, the stakes are too high to play it safe this year. The Democratic Party cannot play by the same rules and expect to win in 2016.
Sherman Yellen

How to Talk About Trump to Children

Sherman Yellen | May 5, 2016 | Politics
How do we speak to small children about Trump? The question used to be about sex, or death, and now it is Trump -- at least in my family. The soon-to-be 8 year old twins stopped by for a visit yesterday and the Trump question arose. "Gramps, what do you think of Trump?" Z asked me. I hesitated and said, "I try not to."
Joseph A. Palermo

Donald Trump and the Republican Pantomime of 2016

Joseph A. Palermo | May 5, 2016 | Politics
Now that Ted Cruz and John Kasich have dropped out of the race and Donald Trump is the "presumptive nominee," it's likely we'll see the GOP Establishment pretend to be rallying behind Trump while in reality helping him very little.
Michael R. Bloomberg

A New Coalition for Urban Transitions to Help Cities Thrive

Michael R. Bloomberg | May 5, 2016 | Impact
More than 490 cities have committed to reducing emissions and publicly reporting their progress. These include our home cities of New York, Rio de Janeiro and Paris, along with London, Tokyo, Mexico City, Jakarta, and myriad others.
Thrity Umrigar

Bernie Bros Made Me Finally Recognize Misogyny in America

Thrity Umrigar | May 5, 2016 | Politics
Decades ago, Gloria Steinem had talked about the "click," moments, those aha, revelatory, eureka moments when a woman suddenly recognizes the gender discrimination she faces. I am sorry to say, I never had one of those consciousness-raising moments. Until now.
Paul Bland

The CFPB Just Took a Huge Bite Out of Predatory Lending

Paul Bland | May 5, 2016 | Politics
Banks and payday lenders have had a good deal going for a while: They could break the law, trick their customers in illegal ways, and not have to face any consumer lawsuits.
Peter Greene

A Pair of Presidential Proclamations

Peter Greene | May 5, 2016 | Politics
This is one of the rare occasions where the love of charters and the disinterest in teachers is right there under the President's name and not, say, a Secretary of Education. Public school teachers -- take your week of weak praise and get back to finishing the work you haven't done yet.
Antonio Moore

Trump Takes Nomination, will Black America Listen to his Presidential Plan?

Antonio Moore | May 5, 2016 | Politics
Originally Published on Eurweb With John Kasich and Ted Cruz dropping out, Donald Trump has become the last Republican nominee standing. Sweeping through states with a populous message, will anything in his platform resonate with Black America? Attorney Antonio Moore and political commentator Yvette Carnell of Breaking Brown discussed it today. Follow the discussion on youtube subscribe at Tonetalks. ...
Brian Ross

GOP 'Base'? Who's on Third, What's on Second...

Brian Ross | May 4, 2016 | Politics
That group of conservatives will move the party away from the Abbott and Costello slapstick of Cruz and Bachmann and Palin to people who articulate their needs but believe in pothole-free roads, and, just maybe, science.
Paul Boorstin

The GOP Elephant Stomps Trump!

Paul Boorstin | May 4, 2016 | Politics
As the official mascot of the GOP, I hereby revoke permission for my image, including photos of my trunk, tusks or either of my ears -- or those of any of my fellow pachyderms -- to be shown on your campaign buttons, posters, T-shirts or coffee mugs.
Judy Frankel

How to Be a Write-in Candidate for POTUS

Judy Frankel | May 4, 2016 | Politics
Disappointed in your "two choices" for President of the United States? Don't like the Tea Party, Green Party, Libertarian Party or any party for that matter? How about voting for a write-in candidate?
Chris Weigant

Trump Triumphant

Chris Weigant | May 4, 2016 | Politics
It is now official. Seventeen candidates ran for the Republican presidential nomination, and the sixteenth of these just suspended his campaign. This leaves Donald Trump as the last man standing.
Kimberly Krautter

The Fox in Hillary Clinton's Hen House (Hint: It's Not News Corp)

Kimberly Krautter | May 4, 2016 | Politics
The next U.S. President will appoint three, possibly four, Supreme Court Justices. If that person is Trump, those justices will be right-wing hardliners who believe in the supremacy of the corporate oligarchy.
Eric Olander

What It's Like to Be Black in China

Eric Olander | May 4, 2016 | World
Being black in China is not easy, but it's not as bad as many would have you think, according to our two guests this week who are both black immigrants currently living in Beijing.
Paul Slansky

The Ugliest American

Paul Slansky | May 4, 2016 | Politics
Happy first day of a half year of living with the possibility (however remote we have to believe it to be in order to stay sane) that Donald Trump -- this crass and crude boor, this bloodthirsty psychopath, this Brobdingnagian narcissist, this proudly misogynistic ignoramus, this pus-filled boil of hate, this odious short-fingered vulgarian -- could be the 45th President of the United States.
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