Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Tag: President Obama

Obama, deporter in chief, should pardon the undocumented

Noam Chomsky says Obama “should proceed to what is in fact an urgent necessity: to grant a general pardon to 11 million people who are living and working here, productive citizens in all but name.”

Will Obama’s offshore drilling ban be Trumped?

What can a new president and a new congress do?

President Obama created two new national monuments and Republicans are furious

Republicans vow to undo President Obama's new designations, but do they have the power to do so?

My wishes for Obama’s parting shots

In the waning days of his administration, I’d recommend Obama take the following last stands.

Did Obama just stop Trump’s Muslim registry?

Had the Obama administration not dismantled the program Trump would have been able to use the framework to screen and track visa-holders easily.

The final Obama doctrine? Racking up the body count

Obama officials have repeatedly expressed a commitment to killing large numbers of ISIS fighters. Will Trump take it even further?

The Obama legacy: Place-based poverty

Keeping successful programs for people in poverty is the only way to secure their survival during the Trump era.

Obama “actively” pondering end of dormant Muslim surveillance scheme, ahead of...

“The program was fundamentally flawed in its false assumption that people of a particular religion or nationality pose a greater national security risk and should be subject to racial profiling.”

Five things Obama should do before leaving office (but probably won’t)

I offer this list not with a naive optimism that Obama will actually act on them, but rather to point out how many crucial issues a sitting Democratic president has the power to control but often chooses not to.

An open letter to Obama from an Iraq War spouse

Before he leaves office, Obama should set up a truth commission on the Iraq War.

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"How do you hold fossil fuel executives who knew that they were destroying the planet but kept on doing it?"

Wisconsin legislators seek to criminalize climate, environmental protests

“It is alarming to see the fossil fuel industry trying to pit environmentalists and labor unions against one another."

A new idea for Bernie: Universal no-fault insurance

A universal no-fault system could have a number of advantages.

Open letter to congress: Why the Hong Kong human rights and democracy act of...

Note: Congress is currently considering the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019.  If this bill becomes law it will...