Thursday, December 5, 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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Bernie Sanders becomes the first presidential candidate to visit the Comanche Nation in over...

"The pain, the lies, and the broken treaties that have fallen upon the American Indian people has got to end."

Demand A/C in all postal trucks

Sign now and demand all mail carriers provide A/C to all delivery vehicles.

Moral injury and America’s endless conflicts

Moral injury is not a recognized psychiatric diagnosis. Yet the concept began to take root among mental health specialists.

Congressman pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds

“This is not a case about mismanagement, or sloppy accounting, or ‘mistakes,' Duncan Hunter intentionally took money that did not belong to him and used it for his own benefit.”

If factory farm conditions are unhealthy for animals, they’re bad for people too

Lack of governmental oversight of factory farms has created a public health crisis of antibiotic-resistance diseases in people.