"Teachers, we must as a nation and profession, refuse to be armed. This is not a professional development that we are willing to participate in," tweeted one educator.
Mike Ludwig of Truthout: Contrary to Scott Pruitt's boast about the EPA pursuing pollution violations, the government's settlement with Shell is meaningless.
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Tom Engelhardt, cofounder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as The End of Victory Culture, runs The Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, coauthored with Nick Turse, is Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050.