Yearly Archives: 2019


Anger and forgiveness in our polity

“When Russ Feingold and John McCain reached agreement on legislation that helped reform the contamination of special interest money into politics, did they need to precede that landmark legislation by a process of forgiveness?…”

Author: Leslie D. Gregory and Tom H. Hastings
Published in: LA Progressive, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, Sierra County California Prospect, Broward County Florida Westside Gazette, Berlin New Hampshire Sun
Date: 2019: December 17, 18, 19
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Beyond changing light bulbs: 21 ways you can stop the climate crisis

“Here’s the good news: The debate is over. Seventy-five percent of US citizens believe climate change is human-caused; more than half say we have to do something and fast…”

Author: Rivera Sun
Published in: LA Progressive, Davis California Enterprise, Counterpunch, ArtVoice, McNaughton Media, ZNet, Nonviolence News, World Beyond War, Nepal24, Free Press, O&G, Nonviolence International, Here for Climate, PeaceWorker, Broward County Florida Westside Gazette, North Ogden Utah Sentinel News
Date: 2019: December 12, 13, 16, 25
627 words

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The Afghanistan Pentagon Papers

“The war in Afghanistan, America’s longest, has cost about 2,300 US lives, over 20,000 wounded, and about $1 trillion. Now, thanks to the persistence of the Washington Post, we have an abundance of interviews which, like the Pentagon Papers, reveal the enormous wastefulness, ignorance, and deceit that make Afghanistan, like Vietnam, a chapter in the history of failed US interventions…”

Author: Mel Gurtov
Published in: North Ogden Utah Sentinel, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, Gilmer Texas Mirror, Pagosa Springs Colorado Daily Post, Sierra County California Prospect, LA Progressive, Counterpunch, Antiwar, Orangeburg South Carolina T&D, Popular Resistance
Date: 2019: December 10, 11, 12
872 words

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Envisioning a united world

“Let’s bomb Iowa! Or maybe Texas or Michigan or Nebraska . . .
Oh wait, I got confused for a second. Those places are part of America and we love them. We would never bomb them. These are places we would bomb: …”

Author: Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Dreams, Pagosa Springs Colorado Daily Post, Conscious Life News, Smirking Chimp, Free Press, ArtVoice, LA Progressive, Qalanjo, Gilmer Texas Mirror, North Ogden Utah Sentinel News, Bainbridge Island Review, The International News, Counterpunch
Date: 2019: December 5, 6, 8, 9
956 words

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Impeachment (and removal): Good for public health

“If we hope to improve public health, impeach Donald Trump.
What is the evidence for such an assertion? ”

Authors: Leslie D. Gregory and Tom H. Hastings
Published in: LA Progressive, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal, ZNet, Winston-Salem North Carolina Chronicle, Sumter South Carolina Item, CityWatch Los Angeles
Date: 2019: December 7, 11, 13
752 words

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