Demonstrators attend a protest demanding climate action on November 18, 2020. (Photo: Getty Images)
Posted in Guest Column Op/Ed Sustainability

2021-2030: The Renewal Decade

Protecting and regenerating the viability of our blue-green home is the essential work of the next few years. Everyone is needed and we each have a role to play. by Diana Donlon June 5, 2021 On…

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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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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 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 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 Energy Op/Ed Sustainability The Revelator

How renewable energy could power your state

Some parts of the United States could easily generate 10 times their energy needs, according to a new report. by Tara Lohan, The Revelator November 20, 2020 How much of U.S. energy demand could be met…

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Posted in Economy Op/Ed Restart 2021

You can’t eat civility: a message to Joe Biden and the Democrats

Politeness will not solve the problems facing the country. Democrats must put forth and fight for bold solutions that will materially improve the lives of working people. by Joe Sanberg Monday, November 16, 2020 Like many…

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Posted in Coronavirus Op/Ed OtherWords Poor Peoples Campaign

After Boosting Low-Income Voter Turnout, Poor People’s Campaign Mobilizes for Covid Relief

People did not turn out in record numbers in the midst of a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. They want policy change based on a moral agenda. by Sarah Anderson, Margot Rathke Tuesday,…

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Posted in Corporate Influence Green New Deal Op/Ed Politics

Time for Democrats to betray the donor class—not the people

A great many people did not vote for Joe Biden, they voted against Trump. We have to recognize how narrow this win was. by Naomi Klein Tuesday, November 10, 2020 These have been a harrowing few…

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Posted in Common Dreams Community Economy Editorial/opinon Justice Op/Ed

Desideratum: Heading Off the Prospects of a Dark and Tumultuous Future

We can no longer afford to wait as climate changes, economic systems malfunction, and enflamed social divisiveness bear down on humanity with unprecedented, irreversible consequences. by Luisa Deprez, John Dorrer Tuesday, October 13, 2020 ”This time,…

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Posted in Common Dreams Op/Ed Race for the White House 2020

Trump, Plato, and the Wizard of Oz

Trump desperately needs to avoid another withering exposure that another debate would cement. That is why, true to the coward that he is, he’s hiding from it. by Robert Freeman Tuesday, October 13 One of the…

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Posted in Common Dreams Op/Ed Safety Net Social Security

Social Security’s Cost of Living Adjustment is inadequate.

Democrats Have a Plan to Fix That. After lifetimes of work, Americans have earned their Social Security. It is well past time they get a raise. by Nancy J. Altman Social Security is the primary income…

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Posted in Editorial/opinon Investigations Op/Ed OtherWords

How taxpayers funded “consulting fees” for Ivanka Trump

The president reduced his tax bill by writing off large payments to his daughter. He calls it “smart” — tax lawyers call it criminal. By Sam Pizzigati | Sunday, October 11 The warmest and fuzziest phrase…

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Posted in Common Dreams Op/Ed While we were looking elsewhere

The Pentagon took money for Covid-19 relief and bought… More weapons

Make no mistake: The Trump administration’s heartlessness and militarism are costing lives. by Phyllis Bennis Thursday, October 1 As the pandemic continues to claim lives across the country, new information keeps coming out about how the…

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Posted in Banks Common Dreams Energy First Peoples News Op/Ed

Why is Bank of America still open to funding the destruction of our homelands in the Arctic?

We stand together, the Iñupiat and the Gwich’in, in calling on Bank of America to listen to Indigenous people, protect our homelands, and stay out of the Arctic Refuge. by Bernadette Demientieff, Siqiñiq Maupin Monday, September…

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Posted in Analysis Banks Energy Op/Ed The Revelator

Defund or defend? In the fight over fossil fuel investments, who’s winning?

Despite divestment victories, big banks and asset managers continue driving climate change through their lending practices. by Christine MacDonald Monday, September 21 “CalSTRS is using our teachers’ money to invest in the destruction of our own…

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Posted in Editorial/opinon Op/Ed SCOTUS The Conversation

Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape the modern era of women’s rights – even before she went on the Supreme Court

by Jonathan Entin, Case Western Reserve University Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, the Supreme Court announced. Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement that “Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature.”…

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Posted in Common Dreams Editorial/opinon Op/Ed

This Labor Day, Social Security’s future hangs in the balance

Trump is devastating the nation, and not only by his incompetent handling of the pandemic. He threatens the economic security of America’s families by defunding, and apparently planning to destroy, Social Security. by Nancy J. Altman…

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Posted in DACA Editorial/opinon News Op/Ed Safety Net

Dreamers’ Children: Up to 200,000 American kids could be left parentless

In his continued attacks on DACA and TPS beneficiaries, Trump aims to create a dramatic influx of children into the child welfare system. by Robin Valenzuela Thursday, August 6 In 2013, undocumented immigrant Alicia Chávez (not…

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Posted in Op/Ed The Conversation Transportation

With fewer cars on US streets, now is the time to reinvent roadways and how we use them

New priorities in Boulder, Colo. Kevin Krizek, CC BY-ND Kevin J. Krizek, University of Colorado Boulder Sticking closer to home because of COVID-19 has shown many people what cities can be like with less traffic, noise,…

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Posted in Editorial/opinon Op/Ed

Wake Up, America! We must force Trump to resign or at least step aside

Your messages tell presidents which way the political winds are blowing. Make this “rumble of the people” speak loud and clear NOW! by Ralph Nader Monday, July 20, 2020 Public Citizen’s open letter, co-signed by over…

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Police confront demonstrators as Black Lives Matter supporters demonstrate in Portland, Oregon on July 4, 2020. (Photo: John Rudoff/Anadolu Agency)
Posted in Abuse of power Common Dreams Investigations Op/Ed Policing Race for the White House 2020

Trump threat to unleash Secret Police in other US cities is scheme to ‘Steal the November election’

“The exercise also has the advantage for Trump of entrenching a new form of secret police and of turning federal agents into instruments of his authoritarianism.”   by Jessica Corbett, staff writer Monday, July 20 Amid…

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