Sonali Kolhatkar
Journalist. Activist. Artist.

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  • We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast

    The first thing that occurred to me when the reality of a Trump presidency became apparent was, “How am I going to explain this to my 9-year-old?” [This is a repost of an article for which Sonali Kolhatkar was honored Sunday by the Los Angeles Press Club.] Related Entries Donald Trump’s Increased Military Spending Won’t Make America […]

  • Disabled Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend Health Care

    Demonstrators oppose the Senate’s newly unveiled health care bill, which repeals many tax increases for wealthy Americans. Those increases helped expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Related Entries Donald Trump’s Increased Military Spending Won’t Make America Great—or Safer We Need to Understand What […]

  • Republicans Keep Missing the Point About Gun Violence—Even When They’re the Targets

    Wednesday’s attack on a GOP sports team in Alexandria, Va., offers yet another lesson about gun control, but party politics have gotten in the way. Related Entries Donald Trump’s Increased Military Spending Won’t Make America Great—or Safer We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast […]

  • As the Extreme Right Battles a Centrist Democratic Party, Progressives Are Left Out

    The interests of most Americans are lost in the struggles between the dominant sectors of both parties, which favor corporate interests over basic human rights and needs. Related Entries We Need to Understand What Happened on Election Night, and Fast Mitch McConnell Delays Health Care Vote Elizabeth Warren on […]

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  • Melvin A. Goodman Gives An In-Depth Account of the Politics of the CIA – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

    FEATURING MELVIN GOODMAN – Melvin Goodman’s long career as a respected intelligence analyst at the CIA, specializing in US/Soviet relations, ended abruptly. In 1990, after twenty-four years of service, Goodman resigned when he could no longer tolerate the corruption he witnessed at the […]

  • Whistleblower At the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence

    FEATURING MELVIN GOODMAN – Melvin Goodman’s long career as a respected intelligence analyst at the CIA, specializing in US/Soviet relations, ended abruptly. In 1990, after twenty-four years of service, Goodman resigned when he could no longer tolerate the corruption he witnessed at the […]

  • Californians Outraged After Single Payer Put On Hold

    FEATURING – California’s Assembly speaker Anthony Rendon has angered advocates of Single Payer healthcare in the nation’s most populous state after he decided to table Senate Bill 562 for a year. The Senate had passed the bill to create a state-run healthcare system but now it […]

  • Making Sense of the Acquittals of Killer Cops

    FEATURING ZENOBIA JEFFRIES – Just days after Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of all charges in the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile, Castile’s family has reached a $3 million settlement with the Minnesota city where the incident took place. The horrifying dash cam video that was […]

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