Posted in Democracy Guest Column Opinion

Congress must fight for a better democracy and pass the For the People Act

Republicans and Democratic voters agree: We need to make sure leaders actually represent “we the people.” by Ben Jealous Thursday, February 25, 2021 More than 230 years ago, the founders of the United States enshrined their…

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Posted in Guest Column Opinion

Stop Manchin and Sinema from imitating Jim Crow Dixiecrats and letting the filibuster block Civil Rights and Voting Rights

Sinema’s and Manchin’s decisions may well determine whether America remains a democracy or whether it’s indefinitely distorted by minority rule. by Miles Mogulescu Friday, February 20, 2021 “You want to honor John [Lewis]? Let’s honor him…

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Posted in Journalism Op/Ed

Seeing the Pentagon Papers in a new light

We know the government lied about Vietnam. But should the reporter who published the Pentagon Papers have lied to his source? by Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica February 3, 2021   On Jan. 7, The New York Times…

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Rioters storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, seeking to intimidate politicians into overturning the presidential election
Posted in Op/Ed Politics Republicans

Death threats and intimidation of public officials signal Trump’s autocratic legacy

by Shelley Inglis, University of Dayton Thursday, January 26, 2021 As the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump approaches, federal officials are investigating threats to attack or kill members of Congress. This comes in the…

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Dakota Access Pipeline petition

Tell President Biden to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline. Visit https://earthjustice.org/action/shut-… or text NoDAPL to 43428. A film by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Earthjustice Written and Directed by Josué Rivas Narrated by Grace…

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Posted in Filibuster Opinion

‘Hell, even David Brooks agrees’ Democrats should ‘absolutely kill the filibuster’

“Can’t believe David Brooks and I finally agree on a thing,” said one progressive organizer. by Jon Queally, staff writer Friday, January 22 Even New York Times columnist David Brooks—widely reviled over many years for his…

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You’re Fired!

YOU’RE FIRED Not with a bang, but a boot. By Khalil Bendib | January 20, 2021

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Trump, social media and “Orwellian” bullshit

After a relentless and unbroken 40-year fight to hand informational control and power over to a small number of corporate actors, the political right is now wetting their collective pants over Trump being banned by a…

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Posted in Opinion

From Mulvaney to DeVos to Chao, GOP rats are deserting Trump’s sinking ship

All the times they didn’t resign or even criticize his monstrous deeds in the last four years. by Juan Cole Friday, January 8, 2021 The rats are deserting Trump’s sinking ship, after he fomented the Great…

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Posted in First Nations Op/Ed Racism

On Wounded Knee: We fight to mend the Hoop

“There was no honor in these murders,” says Manny Iron Hawk, whose grandmother survived the massacre at age 12 by hiding in a ravine. by Abby Zimet, Further columnist Wednesday, December 30, 2020 On this date…

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Posted in Op/Ed Politics

Hey, America, you want a true Conservative Party?

We’ve already got one: it’s called the Democrats. by Mike Lofgren Tuesday, December 29, 2020 I used to be cautious about making predictions. This is partly because history is a complex, open system and predictions almost…

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Posted in Democracy Journalism Opinion

Illegal does not mean impossible, and seeking consolation about Trump from legal experts might be stupid

The question at hand is not what the law says, but whether it is possible for a tyrant to violate and overturn the rule of law. by Jeffrey C. Isaac Sunday, December 27, 2020 Thursday’s Washington…

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Posted in Op/Ed Politics Religion

Christians as dangerous good Samaritans

Honest Christians must unapologetically assert that Jesus’s message is totally at odds with society’s dominant culture. by Gary Olson Lately, I’ve been musing about religion and politics. And more specifically, the thought that keeps recurring to…

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Posted in Opinion Politics

Mitch McConnell wants to let corporations kill you without consequence

This is beyond immoral. This is ghastly, and should have been at the top of every news story in America for the past six months. by Thom Hartmann Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Probably the most under-reported…

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Posted in Democracy Opinion Race for the White House 2020

What Trump’s doing Is crazy and dangerous—and it ain’t over yet

Opinion Trump still threatens us, and discussing the election in the past tense is stupid. by Jeffrey C. Isaac Friday, December 11, 2020 Ever since November 7, when the election was more or less authoritatively “called”…

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Lowering the Barr

LOWERING THE BARR Lower! By Khalil Bendib

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Orange skies in blue states

ORANGE SKIES IN BLUE STATES What’s wrong with a healthy orange glow? By Khalil Bendib | September 16, 2020  

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Back To Normal?

¿BACK TO NORMAL? “I can’t breathe.” By Khalil Bendib | July 29, 2020

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Pandemic no more

By Khalil Bendib | July 22, 2020 Khalil Bendib is the OtherWords.org cartoonist.

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BLOOMIE AND TRUMP

BLOOMIE AND TRUMP A bipartisan effort. By Khalil Bendib | February 26, 2020

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Posted in Common Dreams Op/Ed

Imagine, Still, John Lennon remembered

by Abby Zimet, Further columnist Tuesday, December 8, 2020 On December 8, 1980, a crazy man with a gun shot and killed John Lennon outside his New York City apartment; this week marks 40 years here,…

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Posted in Editorial/opinon OtherWords

Get the feds out of the way of cannabis reform

The House just took a huge step toward repealing the marijuana prohibition. What’s next? by Paul Armentano Wednesday, December 9, 2020 When it comes to marijuana policy, it’s time for the federal government to get out…

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Rathke: Come on up, Mississippi – time for a new constitution!

Little Rock      On the Peoples’ Daily News that I do for the Affiliated Media Foundation Movement (AM/FM) and all of our stations, I scrounge the daily papers for factoids and news bits that might interest our…

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Rathke: Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me, says NRA’s Wayne LaPierre

New Orleans      It turns out that there’s a reason that Wayne LaPierre, the embattled chief of the National Rifle Association, doesn’t give many interviews to the press.  It because he comes off as an oblivious,…

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