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Trump, the NYPD and the People We Call “Animals”

Did you hear Trump call undocumented immigrants animals? It’s stirring up – rightly – a lot of concern. Among humans, “animal” is...   [ continue reading...]

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Happy Talk About Weeds

I recently attended a presentation on invasive weeds by a representative of the Deschutes National Forest. The problem with the presentation was that it promote...   [ continue reading...]

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King Arthur in Berlin

From across the enormous cobblestone square the rooftop torches of the Hotel de Rome flickered in the night. We turned our bikes in that direction and headed fo...   [ continue reading...]

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Our Immigration Debate Needs a Lot More Humanity

I don’t think I’m alone in believing there’s an intrinsic value to human life. That is, any human, no matter who they are or what they’r...   [ continue reading...]

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Could Anything Cause the GOP to Dump Trump?

How could Trump not embarrass even the most doltish voters?   How could they not care that, day after day, he adds to a mounting pile of evidence that...   [ continue reading...]

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The US Will Have to Ask for Forgiveness

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution in late July 2008 apologizing to African Americans for the years of slavery they have suffered. This was t...   [ continue reading...]

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Say “I Love You”

Some years ago, I wrote about school, mall, movie theater massacres, advising you to be expressive with those you love, say how much you love them. Tell them ea...   [ continue reading...]

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Making Gridlock Great Again

“Gridlock is great,” wrote the late William Safire. “My motto is, ‘Don’t just do something. Stand there.'” Well, maybe he wr...   [ continue reading...]

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Give the People What They Want: Shame

Real America appears to want embarrassment too. Gen digital’s birthright pop culture mantra: nothing better than someone else’s public humiliation....   [ continue reading...]

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A Photographic Revenge

The first thing I read by Chilean writer Ariel Dorfman was a book about Donald Duck.  Titled How to Read Donald Duck, this relatively long essay critiques...   [ continue reading...]

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The State of Worker Safety in America

U.S. worker safety remains unsatisfactory. We turn to a new report from the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (NCOSH) titled “The Dirty...   [ continue reading...]

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Norman Finkelstein on Bernie Sanders, Gaza, and the Mainstream Treatment

This is Part Two of an abridged version of an interview with Norman Finkelstein, one of the leading scholars on the Israel-Palestine conflict in the United Stat...   [ continue reading...]

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Beyond Golden Shower Diplomacy

Month by month, tweet by tweet, the events of the past two years have made it clearer than ever that Washington’s once-formidable global might is indeed f...   [ continue reading...]

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So Far: Fascism Lite

Yes, Trump’s approval ratings are going up. That fact in itself is not all that surprising, but this trend points to a disastrous movement in the US towar...   [ continue reading...]

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Why the Emerging Apartheid State in Israel-Palestine is Not Sustainable

The powerful juxtaposition of the U.S. delegation in Jerusalem on Monday, May 14, opening up the new U.S. Embassy while Israeli military snipers picked off and...   [ continue reading...]

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Life, the Sea and Big Oil

“It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, th...   [ continue reading...]

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J’accuse All Baby Boomers

“It’s all your fault,” the Generation X 43-year-old scolded as she pointed her finger at me. “Holes in the ozone level, a crappy housing...   [ continue reading...]

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Palestinians’ Great March of Return: What You Need to Know

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was positively giddy. “What a glorious day!” he said to the crowd standing in front of the newly opened US...   [ continue reading...]

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The Marx Ratio: Not Clear Karl Would be Happy

Neil Irwin had an interesting Upshot piece in the New York Times that takes advantage of new data on the median worker’s pay at major corporatio...   [ continue reading...]

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Myths About Wildfires, Logging and Forests

We often hear that our forests are “unhealthy” and among the indicators of forest ill-health are large acreages burning in wildfires. However, if yo...   [ continue reading...]

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