Category: US

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump and Netanyahu Walk in Lockstep on Iran

During his presidential campaign and throughout his nine-month presidency, Donald Trump has been fixated on ending the Iran nuclear deal, which he called “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.” Under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear program and in return, Read more…

Rosa Clemente: Desperate for drinking water

In Puerto Rico, residents desperate for drinking water have begun pumping water from the Dorado Groundwater Contamination Site—a hazardous waste Superfund site. The EPA warns the water contains chemicals that cause liver damage and an increased risk of cancer. We speak with Rosa Clemente, just back from Puerto Rico, where she joined other independent journalists Read more…

Robert Lipsyte: Trump’s Game Plan

Racism and Violence as Decoys

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John Feffer: Trump’s Enablers

The evidence is in: The “adults in the room” at the White House have enabled Trump’s worst impulses, not checked them

Kali Holloway: The truth of how people vote

The Unhealthiest County in America Voted Overwhelmingly for Trump, Who Will Only Make Things Worse

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Shamus Cooke: Police Unions vs. Black Lives

Long Term “abolition” of the police will depend on a deep revolutionary movement, which can be triggered, in part, by mobilizing the broader community to fight for populist reforms against police power

Sonja Wolf: Distorting the MS-13 Threat

The Trump administration’s depiction of Central American gang members conveniently overlooks the United States’ role in perpetuating gang violence at home and abroad.

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Noam Chomsky: Blueprint for a Progressive US

In the Trump era, what would an authentically populist, progressive political agenda look like?

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Phyllis Bennis: ‘De-certifying’ the Iran Deal

Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. Trump, on the other hand, is risking a war — and torching U.S. credibility

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Mike Davis: El Diablo in Wine Country

Land use patterns in California have long been insane but, with negligible opposition, they reproduce themselves like a flesh-eating virus

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