The Progressive POPULIST

A Twice-Monthly Journal from the Heartland
September 15, 2015 -- Volume 21, Number 16


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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COVER/Michael Klare p. 1
Big Oil takes a spill

EDITORIAL p. 2
Anger babies roil GOP

JIM HIGHTOWER p. 3
It’s time to free students from debt;
Hotel giants trying to peddle plastic 'authenticity';
ISDS: A corporate cluster bomb to obliterate our people's sovereignty;
Peeking behind Walmart's promise to invest in American jobs;
You, too, can be part of Scott Walker's inner circle
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR p. 4
DON ROLLINS p. 4
Drug testing signals a meaner conservatism
RURAL ROUTES/Margot McMillen p. 5
Why local crops matter

DISPATCHES p. 5
Trump gets support from white supremacists;
Trump, Sanders lead in N.H. polls;
Hillary still leads potential GOP rivals;
Questions about Trump’s deals, mob ties and corporate welfarfe;
Market plunge exposes dangers of privatizing Social Security;
Some utilities want surcharge for solar generators ...
FROMA HARROP p. 6
Sticking up for Coke, sort of
JILL RICHARDSON p. 6
Big ag spars with the First Amendment
ALLEN BEST p. 6
Lessons from a yellow river
GENE LYONS p. 7
Partisan pundits predict Hillary’s downfall ­­again
DAVID SIROTA p. 7
Powerful message from imperfect messenger
EMILY SCHWARTZ GRECO p. 9
The drill is gone
DEAN BAKER p. 9
Loss of jobs not ‘tectonic’–it’s a policy choice
ROBERT REICH p. 9
Hypocrisy of new ‘family-friendly’ workplace
LEO GERARD p. 10
China protects its workers; US doesn’t bother
ELIZABETH SHOGREN p. 10
Arrival of the cost-benefit state
MARY SANCHEZ p. 11
What does BlackLivesMatter want? Justice
BOB BURNETT p. 11
What do Republican candidates stand for?

JOHN YOUNG p. 11
The anti-choice disinformation war

ANDREW O’HEHIR p. 12
Behind Trump’s assault on birthright citizenship
JOAN WALSH p. 13
That big Fox News debate meant nothing
CECILIA VELASCO p. 13
Scapegoating immigrants isn’t the answer

CHUCK COLLINS p. 13
Do the rich rule America?

JESSE JACKSON p. 14
Julian Bond was a leader of strength and clarity
WENONAH HAUTER p. 14
America’s dirty fracking boom
MARGIE BURNS p. 14
What is Trump distracting attention from?
HEALTH CARE/Joan Retsinas p. 15
Chicken littles: relax

SAM URETSKY p. 15
Unbalanced amendment

WAYNE O’LEARY p. 16
Europe’s bully and Europe’s victim

JOHN BUELL p. 16
Democracy’s dark side

N. GUNASEKARAN
Austerity, ‘hire and fire’ policies activate workers
JUAN COLE p. 17
Muslim thinkers call for action on climate change
MEDEA BENJAMIN p. 17
Who’s the real troublemaker in the Middle East?
JOE CONASON p. 18
GOP or Social Security? It's an easy choice
TINA DUPUY p. 18
Pro-life is anti-gun
MARK ANDERSON p. 18
US needs more than Bush-Clinton matchup

PUBLIC INTEREST/Ralph Nader p. 19
Why the future doesn’t need us—revisited
TED RALL p. 19
Hillary doesn’t care much about abortion rights
D.H. KERBY p. 19
Native American lives matter too
TERRANCE HEATH p. 20
Katrina and conservative failure, ten years later
BILL SCHER p. 20
GOP won’t nominate their governors as president
SETH SANDRONSKY p. 20
California voters will judge pension ‘reform’

ERIC BOEHLERT p. 21
The turf battle sidestepped in the email story
EDGE OF SPORTS/Dave Zirin p. 21
NLRB rules against Northwestern football union
AMY GOODMAN p. 22
Torch passing: Julian Bond to Black Lives Matter
CONNIE SCHULTZ p. 22
Congressman Lou Stokes, warrior and friend
WILL DURST p. 23
Don't sneer at Trump's chances

POET/Michael Silverstein p. 23
About that Iran deal …

Cover illustration by Dolores Cullen


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