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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 22, 2018
How The Washington Post Covers for a Top D.C. Official The Washington Post is known for aggressively reporting on local corruption in D.C., but the newspaper makes an exception for Jack Evans, the city's longest-serving councilmember.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 19, 2017
How Change Happens: 18 Acts of Resistance In "Shifting the Universe: Spoken Histories of Work & Resistance," first-time author Candace Wolf takes readers on worldwide tour.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 19, 2017
A Must-Read in Trying Times: Chomsky's 'Requiem for the American Dream' Hopefully we'll make it out the other side of Trump's presidency, but it's by no means a sure thing. The risks are hard to overstate. While many books attempt to explain how we got to this political moment, Noam Chomsky's latest, "Requiem for the American Dream," provides necessary historical context. The collapse of the country's institutions has led to anger and disillusionment, a climate right for the rise of an ideologue.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 26, 2017
Backed by $10 million in 'Dark Money,' Gorsuch Claims He's Apolitical Helping lead the push to get Gorsuch on the Supreme Court is a little-known group that pledged to spend at least $10 million. The 'dark money' group doesn't list its donors but appears to be tied into the Koch network. "The thing about dark money is, often the person who it's benefiting knows; it's just the public that's not allowed to know," said Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money. "He probably knows who he owes the favor to."
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Is RFK Jr. 'Anti-Vaccine'? Having followed RFK Jr.'s work, I had a difficult time believing he could be on point on so many issues and completely off-base about vaccines, as media reports suggest. So I looked into it.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Is the FBI Out of Control? Some of them are "guilty" of being involved in anti-war activism. Some of them are "guilty" of solidarity work in Latin America and the Middle East. But the one thing they all have in common is that they participated in, and helped organize, the protests at the Republican National Convention in '08. That and the fact that they're being targeted by the FBI.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 19, 2016
Post Buries Scandals of Rhee and Henderson For nearly a decade, as Michelle Rhee and then her close friend Kaya Henderson headed up D.C. Public Schools, the Washington Post was their cheerleader. And now, ever after the anti-union duo has departed, the Post carries on. Meanwhile, Trump is rumored to be considering Rhee for Education Secretary.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 7, 2017
How The Media Paved the Way for Trump's Attack on Syria Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be responsible for the recent and gruesome chemical attack in his country. That may be what a thorough investigation concludes. Until then, asking the tough questions seems wise, even as cruise missiles have already fallen on Syria. But reporters, even prior to Thursday's U.S. missile attack on Syria, weren't entertaining such questions.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 28, 2017
We May Be Headed to War. Thank the Media. The media has boxed President Trump into a corner and his only way out may be through war.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Movement Against Mountaintop Removal Injustice, resource extraction, economic exploitation, imperialism -- we don't need to travel very far at all to find examples of such things, nor to find inspiring people who are fighting back against it all.
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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 16, 2016
How Obama's DNC May Undermine His Legacy Looking to avoid a fight, Obama kept Wasserman Schultz atop the DNC, a decision that may come to haunt him.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 20, 2017
Democrats and The Resistance Trump is president and Republicans control just about everything. Meanwhile Democratic Party leaders who paved the way for this Republican resurgence seem to view themselves as natural leaders of the "Resistance." But are they?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 10, 2016
Trump Won. CNN Won Bigger. The media benefited from Trump's candidacy, and CNN made out like bandits.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 29, 2016
See Ya, Kaya: About that Legacy of Progress' Kaya Henderson, who resigns Friday, has been at the highest levels of D.C. Public Schools for the past decade; six years as chancellor, and the three years before that as top deputy to her close friend Michelle Rhee, known for mass teacher firings and school closings. The Washington Post, her biggest booster, says Henderson is leaving behind a "legacy of progress." But not all agree with that.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 16, 2017
Like Bulls in a China Shop, Trump and Netanyahu Abandon Two-State Solution The bullying and boasting that brought Trump electoral success may prove disastrous for the Middle East.
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 1, 2016
Did the Kochs Bring Us President Trump? In "Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right," Jane Mayer zeroes in on the Koch brothers' secret network they created to push their anti-government zealotry. Their decades of work and billions of dollars help explain the rise of the extreme Right today.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 9, 2017
The Forgotten Pressmen's Strike [VIDEO] When The Washington Post pressmen's strike of 1975 isn't being misremembered, it's not being remembered at all. The event has been all but erased from history -- there's not even a Wikipedia entry for it. Yet the effects of the strike are still being felt today.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 7, 2017
The Fight to Save D.C. McMillan Park Isn't Over "The city [DC] is passing up an opportunity to do something extraordinary on a national, historic site," says Tony Norman, an attorney who's fought to save McMillan Park for over twenty years. With the court's recent rejection of a massive development that would've destroyed much of the site, D.C. now "has a chance to make it right, and get a better deal for the community."
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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 13, 2017
Push for War Highlights Need for Independent Media With the corporate media busy cheerleading for war, it's often left to independent media to ask the tough questions.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Dear Donald, About That Hotel Dear Donald, Your conflicts of interest are probably nothing to worry about - like you said, "In theory, I can be president of the United States and run my business 100 percent." But truthfully, I'm concerned they could open the door to your impeachment, and I'd hate to lose a neighbor so soon...
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 30, 2016
See Ya, Kaya: The Achievement Gap As Henderson takes her victory lap, touting her turnaround of DCPS, it goes largely unsaid that she hasn't fixed D.C.'s achievement gap, but overseen its widening.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 29, 2010
Pardoning a Whistleblower Tax Whistleblower of the Year, Bradley Birkenfeld, has been jailed by the US Govt. In this interview, Douglas Birkenfeld, his brother, explains why he should be granted a pardon by Obama.
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SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 21, 2017
Heavy Protests Mark Start Of Trump Presidency With homemade signs, banners and even locks and chains, thousands of protesters descended on Friday's inauguration of Donald Trump. In modern times, no one so disliked has ascended to the nation's highest office.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 5, 2016
See Ya, Kaya: The IMPACT on Teachers In their near-decade atop D.C. Public Schools, Kaya Henderson and Michelle Rhee oversaw unprecedented instability. While evaluating teachers using harsh metrics, Henderson and Rhee have been far more lenient in judging her own performance.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 27, 2017
#StopSessions and #RejectRex Activists Head to Trial "Senators, your duty is clear." Heads and cell phones turned as James Burch, an organizer from San Francisco, interrupted the confirmation hearing for Trump's pick for secretary of state. "You must reject Rex Tillerson," Burch said as he was forcefully removed from the Senate hearing. "The people do not want an oil man as secretary of state."
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Dear Donald, Meet Your Councilmember Here's my first letter to the president-elect. To help The Donald adjust to D.C., where he's none too popular, I've taken it upon myself to brief him on local issues.
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SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 6, 2016
Last Minute Election Interference Isn't New in D.C. -- But This Time the Post Isn't Celebrating The FBI's last-minute election interference has been widely condemned by the press. But just two years ago in the D.C. mayor's race, the media - led by the Washington Post - had a very different response.

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