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U.S. Senate. Image credit: Sebastian Vital/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Grassroots mobilization won the U.S. Democrats this narrow window in which to pass progressive legislation. Pressure is needed now more than ever, to ensure that minority rule does not stand.
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Vaccine vials. Image credit: Daniel Schludi/Unsplash
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | A key impediment to the mass vaccination of the global population is a supply shortage precipitated by greed.
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U.S. President Joe Biden. Image credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | At the G7 heads of government meeting last week, U.S. President Joe Biden rejected a plan to share vaccines with poorer nations. Is that what "America is back" is supposed to mean?
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Snow blankets street in Texas following winter storm, February 15, 2021. Image credit: bk1bennett/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Texas, the proud, independent Lone Star State, is suffering a humanitarian catastrophe caused by its shortsighted denial of the climate crisis and lack of federal regulation.
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An soldier observes a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, Feb. 9, 2018. Image credit: The U.S. Army/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Kandahar fell to U.S. special forces and their Afghan allies on Dec. 7, 2001. The first Canadian soldiers got involved the same month. Canadians would fight and die there until March 2014.
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Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. Image credit: audeav/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The Senate should convict ex-president Donald Trump. But the underlying causes of the insurrection, racism and white supremacy, will require far more work to overcome.
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Truck displays Trump election sign and QAnon sign. Image: Becker1999/Flickr
Rick Salutin | QAnon material reflects the decayed, diminished state of a once proud public education system that often fails to teach how to think and imagine fruitfully.
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The Straits of Mackinac near the path of Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline. Image credit: Peter K. Burian/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | Instead of trying to come up with a solution, we spent years insisting the line was safe, insulted or patronized U.S. politicians who were worried about it and belligerently demanded more of the same.
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59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. Image credit: Carlos M. Vazquez II/Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/Flickr
Matthew Behrens | Joe Biden's inauguration overlapped with a grim anniversary: the start of the Iraq war, a conveniently forgotten backdrop on a day of U.S. democratic triumphalism.
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U.S. Army Soldiers with the National Guard stand outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2021.Image credit: The National Guard/Flickr
Jacob Scheier | Government expansion of power is the wrong way to go about protecting democracy from those on the far right who threaten it.
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Anti-DAPL protest in Los Angeles, February 2017. Image credit: [DV8] David Patrick Valera/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline is a vital step towards repairing the damage already done, one that U.S. President Biden can and should take, with the stroke of a pen, without delay.
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U.S. Capitol Hill riot. Image credit: Marco Verch Professional Photographer/Flickr
Bill Blaikie | Some historical observations about how America arrived at this terribly dangerous place in its history.