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Georgianne Nienaber

Army Corps Denies Construction on Dakota Access Pipeline

Georgianne Nienaber | December 4, 2016 | Politics
Here is the full release. Washington, D.C. -- Today, the Army informed the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Energy Transfer Partners, and Dakota Access, LLC, that it has completed the review that it launched on September 9, 2016. The Army...
Robert Kuttner

Cecile Richards Or Tom Perez For DNC Chair

Robert Kuttner | December 4, 2016 | Politics
Here are two outside-the-box ideas for potential people to lead the national Democratic Party. Neither has declared a candidacy. This is just a citizen nomination, from me.
Robert Kuttner

Cecile Richards Or Tom Perez For DNC Chair

Robert Kuttner | December 4, 2016 | Politics
Here are two outside-the-box ideas for potential people to lead the national Democratic Party. Neither has declared a candidacy. This is just a citizen nomination, from me.
Robert Reich

Trump’s Trickle-Down Populism

Robert Reich | December 4, 2016 | Politics
Last Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump triumphantly celebrated Carrier’s decision to reverse its plan to close a furnace plant and move jobs to Mexico. Some 800 jobs will remain in Indianapolis. “Corporate America is going to have to understand that we have to take care of our workers,” Trump told...
Jessica Lee

Legal Protections For Nursing Moms Are On The Chopping Block

Jessica Lee | December 4, 2016 | Parents
This week millions of working moms were ready to celebrate as a new federal regulation that would have increased their pay and provided additional rights to pump breastmilk at work was slated to go into effect.
David Macaray

Organized Labor In Trump World

David Macaray | December 4, 2016 | Politics
While trying not to appear too spooked or rattled by the prospect of a Trump presidency, organized labor (with a nod to Hunter S. Thompson) nonetheless assumes it's going to be hit with a million-pound shithammer. They'd be foolish to assume otherwise. And that's not because the AFL-CIO believes...
Katie Goodman

Move Some Sh*t Around

Katie Goodman | December 4, 2016 | Entertainment
The Conversation Global

How the US is outsourcing border enforcement to Mexico

The Conversation Global | December 4, 2016 | Latino Voices
Mexico often detains Central Americans before they reach the US border, including children, like Kendri Hernandez, 3 (L) and Andri Yovani, 2. Carlos Jasso/Reuters Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong In describing the complex relationship between the two countries, Jeffrey...
Sirita Wright

Smoke Some Trees With Master P

Sirita Wright | December 4, 2016 | Black Voices
The original No Limit Soldier, Master P has now joined a list of rappers including - Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah and Wiz Khalifa in evolving the cannabis industry. The statement released from the brands website MasterPsTrees.com describes Master P's Trees as a "complete lifestyle" with products ranging from...
Bruce Helander

OPEN THIS END: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE BLAKE BYRNE COLLECTION

Bruce Helander | December 4, 2016 | Arts
Andy Warhol, Open This End, 1962, Acrylic on canvas, 8 x 11 in. (20.3 x 27.9 cm). The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles partial and promised gift of Blake Byrne. © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights...
Lincoln Mitchell

Six Things Democrats Can Do Now To Combat Trumpism

Lincoln Mitchell | December 4, 2016 | Politics
The fundamental challenge for the Democratic Party is how to win even slightly more of the lower income white vote without compromising its core positions on issue of equality, tolerance and civil rights. Below are six concrete recommendations for how to do that.
Dennis J. Kucinich

An Open Letter To Honored Veterans: Please Stand In Peace At Standing Rock

Dennis J. Kucinich | December 4, 2016 | Politics
Dear Honored Veterans,  Thank you for your service to our country, for your continuing dedication to the high values of our Constitution and principles of justice. Thank you for once again being willing to put yourself on the line.  I have heard from thousands of people...
Andy Schmookler

Trump Voters: Should We Write Them Off or Try to Bring Them Back from the Dark Side: Part II

Andy Schmookler | December 4, 2016 | Politics
(This is the second installment of a discussion begun here) The first installment of this two-part article argued that the election of Donald Trump demonstrates dramatically that the state of mind of the tens of millions of Americans who make up the Republican electorate is now at the...
McLean Hospital

PTSD: How Does Genetics Affect Your Risk?

McLean Hospital | December 4, 2016 | Healthy Living
McLean Hospital Guest Blogger Torsten Klengel, MD, PhD A majority of the US population is exposed to a psychological trauma during their life. For certain people, such as police officers, firefighters, or soldiers, the risk of experiencing trauma is...
Dan Persons

3 Valuable Lessons I Learned Attempting to Make a Mystery Science Theater Knockoff

Dan Persons | December 4, 2016 | Entertainment
If you've been tracking my feed, you know my friends -- Andrea Lipinski, Orenthal Hawkins, and Kevin Lauderdale -- and I put out a podcast called Temple of Bad, dedicated to the celebration and evisceration of bad film. That, perhaps naturally, wasn't enough...
Doug Bandow

Could President Bill Clinton have Changed History in North Korea?

Doug Bandow | December 4, 2016 | World
Another U.S. president soon will have to deal with North Korea, which has been busy developing nuclear weapons for a quarter century or more. The Kim dynasty is on its third leader, Kim Jong-un, who recently presided over Pyongyang's fifth nuclear test. By the end of the year the North...
Raghida Dergham

Egypt bets on strategic relations with Trump and Putin

Raghida Dergham | December 4, 2016 | World
According to sources close to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, next year will be Egypt's year par excellence. They say Egypt will be the only Arab country that will have strategic quasi-alliances with both Putin's Russia and Trump's America. They say in all confidence that Egypt's economy will recover but...
Magda Abu-Fadil

Art & Culture vs Extremism in Arab World

Magda Abu-Fadil | December 4, 2016 | Arts
Promoting culture is imperative for Arabs given the destruction of, and war on, culture launched by extremist and terrorist groups in the Middle East/North Africa region, said Sultan Al Qassemi. "Every single member of our community in the Arab world has a responsibility and has the ability today, thanks to...
Taylor Dibbert

Trump Shouldn't Reward Sri Lanka's Sirisena

Taylor Dibbert | December 4, 2016 | World
The incoming administration of Donald Trump continues to contact a host of world leaders. On December 1, Vice President-elect Mike Pence reached out to Norway, Armenia and Mongolia, among others. Let's take a look at the readout of his call with Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka's president: "The...
Georgianne Nienaber

Hawaii's Tulsi Gabbard Joins Water Protectors at Standing Rock

Georgianne Nienaber | December 4, 2016 | Politics
"Soldier. Veteran. Surfer. Member of Congress. Doing my best to be of service." Congresswoman Gabbard with Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II (center right) and supporters U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's (D-HI) Twitter handle is an accurate summation of the unpretentious...