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September 26, 2017

  • The debt before the storm

    Puerto Rico is reeling after two devastating hurricanes, but the disaster has been exacerbated by decades of colonial domination by the U.S.

  • Catalonia's right to decide

    The Spanish state's attempts to repress a referendum on Catalonian independence is producing even greater resistance.

  • Why is Scout dead?

    The shooting of a Georgia Tech student by campus police raises questions about the lack of mental health care and other support.

  • Shooting bullets at a hurricane

    The problem isn't just Republicans who deny climate science, but self-appointed leaders of the "resistance" among the Democrats.

  • Views in brief

    What can end homelessness? | We'll defend access to clinics | The right to take a knee | A crackdown that harms people in pain

September 25, 2017

  • The alt-reich fiasco that cost Berkeley $1 million

    This week's far-right festival of hate at the University of California at Berkeley flamed out before it started--leaving the university holding the bill.

  • Why Goodwill goes bad

    David Goudie saw a co-worker crushed to death because of unsafe conditions he had previously warned about--and then was fired from his job.

  • Trump spurs athletes to action

    More NFL players than ever took a knee during the National Anthem on Sunday after Donald Trump's bigoted remarks.

  • When a jail sentence becomes a death sentence

    Protesters in Binghamton, New York, gathered at the county jail to call for an end to brutal conditions and mass incarceration.

  • What you won't see on PBS

    The Ken Burns documentary series on the U.S. war in Vietnam is off and running, but what's missing is the larger historical context.

September 22, 2017

  • St. Louis refuses to be silenced about killer cops

    St. Louis streets surged with daily protests after a not-guilty verdict for a cop who killed in cold blood--but police doubled down with more repression.

  • Will Hillary ever forgive us?

    Hillary Clinton does take responsibility in her memoir--for being smarter than anyone else, but the damn-fool voters didn't listen.

September 21, 2017

  • The right is storming women's clinics

    Anti-abortion fanatics busted into clinics in three cities this weekend to threaten patients and staff--marking a new escalation in the right wing's offensive.

  • James Baldwin's journey

    "Nothing can be changed until it is faced," wrote James Baldwin, and a new generation is learning from him about the challenges we face today.

  • Is the U.S. sabotaging peace in Colombia?

    The Trump administration is pushing for discredited drug war policies that threaten to undermine attempts to end a long civil war.

  • The PA cracks down on dissent

    The Palestinian Authority passed a law that would jail those whose speech on social media allegedly threatens "social harmony."

  • Not your typical series

    Despite some flaws, Netflix's Atypical makes the case that society is improved by the inclusion of neurodiverse people.

September 20, 2017

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