Category: US

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Tom Engelhardt: Was 11/8 a New 9/11?: The Election That Changed Everything and Could Prove History’s Deal-Breaker

What the Trump administration does to us in the years to come could prove a grim period to live through but a passing matter, at least when compared to the possible full-scale destabilization of life on Earth

Pete Dolack: A basic income is less than meets the eye

A basic income — the concept of everybody getting a regular check from the government regardless of circumstance — is one of those ideas that sound wonderful on the surface but proves to be much less so once we examine the details. An idea that seems to have gained more traction recently, a basic income is Read more…

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Gar Alperovitz: Building a System-Changing Response to Trump and Trumpism at All Levels

As in the prehistory of all great eras of change, activists in that moment consciously worked to lay down the institutional foundations as well as the politics of a transformative new direction

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George Monbiot: Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it

Donald Trump’s staff are drawn from an opaque network of corporate-funded thinktanks and fake grassroots campaigns

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Cornel West: This is What Neo-Fascism Looks Like

Trump has already betrayed working people in terms of making sure, in his view, that Wall Street is in the driver’s seat

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Robert Reich: Trump Ran as a Populist but Will Govern as an Oligarch

Trump is well on the way to having the wealthiest cabinet in memory

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Dean Baker: Trump and Pence Put on a Show

Our trade negotiators weren’t suckers, as Trump seems to believe. They just weren’t working for the country’s blue-collar workers. We will have to see who they work for in a Trump administration

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Ray McGovern: Petraeus Redux?

Does Trump need more data than the continuing bedlam in Iraq and Afghanistan to understand that one can earn a Princeton PhD by writing erudite-sounding drivel about “counterinsurgency” and still flunk war?

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Matt Taibbi: The ‘Washington Post’ ‘Blacklist’ Story Is Shameful and Disgusting

This is the ultimate in stupidity and self-annihilating behavior

Christopher Mele: Veterans Serve as Human Shields for Dakota Pipeline

As many as 2,000 veterans planned to gather next week at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to serve as “human shields”

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