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A Must-Read in Trying Times: Chomsky’s ‘Requiem for the American Dream’

Hopefully we’ll make it out the other side of Trump’s presidency, but it’s by no means a sure thing. The risks are hard to overstate. While many books attempt to explain how we got to this political moment (some successfully), … Continue reading

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Push for War Highlights Need for Independent Media

If the corporations that own the media profit from war, we’re unlikely to see peace. That’s what Lewis Hill foresaw. It’s what led him to create the independent, listener-sponsored Pacifica Radio. Almost 70 years later, the corporate media is still … Continue reading

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How The Media Paved the Way for Trump’s Attack on Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be responsible for the recent and gruesome chemical attack in his country. That may be what a thorough investigation concludes. Until then, asking the tough questions seems wise, even as cruise missiles have already fallen … Continue reading

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Backed by $10 million in ‘Dark Money,’ Gorsuch Claims He’s Apolitical

In hours of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, repeatedly claimed to be above the political fray. “I can’t get involved in politics,” Gorsuch said again and again. Yet as he ducked … Continue reading

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Democrats and The Resistance

Donald Trump is president and Republicans control just about everything. Meanwhile Democratic Party leaders who paved the way for this Republican resurgence seem to view themselves as natural leaders in the fight against Trump, known as the “Resistance.” But are … Continue reading

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Is RFK Jr. ‘Anti-Vaccine’?

News that President Trump may tap Robert Kennedy Jr. to head a commission on vaccine safety has not been well-received by the media. Kennedy is a “conspiracy theorist” wrote the Washington Post; he’s an “Anti-Vaccine Activist” blared the New York … Continue reading

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Like Bulls in a China Shop, Trump and Netanyahu Abandon Two-State Solution

The bullying and boasting that brought electoral success to Donald Trump may prove disastrous for the Middle East. Emboldened by Trump’s victory, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is dramatically expanding settlements in occupied territory, in defiance of international law. Until … Continue reading

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Growing Resistance Says No to Betsy DeVos

It’s going to be a long night for Senate Democrats. Responding to a growing number of Americans upset at Trump’s pick for education secretary, Democrats are holding the Senate floor throughout the night and into the morning, as they try … Continue reading

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Trump Cabinet Picks Draw Protests

“Senators, your duty is clear.” Heads and cell phones turned as James Burch, an organizer from San Francisco, interrupted the confirmation hearing for Trump’s pick for secretary of state. “You must reject Rex Tillerson,” Burch said as he was forcefully … Continue reading

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Heavy Protests Mark Start Of Trump Presidency

With homemade signs, banners and even locks and chains, thousands of protesters descended on Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump. In modern times, no one so disliked has ascended to the nation’s highest office. Tens of thousands more are expected to … Continue reading

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