500,000 dead Americans: One year of COVID exposes the rot of GOP ideology

Feb 24, 2021 by

Half a million dead and Texas in shambles — Democrats have a real chance to destroy “small government” arguments...

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What’s Safe To Do After Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine? Experts Weigh In

Feb 24, 2021 by

Getting the vaccine means you’ve done your part to slow the spread of COVID-19, but it does not give you a free pass just yet. If we...

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Majority of US Voters Want Government to Invest More in Healthcare, Education, and Fighting Poverty: Poll 

Feb 24, 2021 by

57% of the electorate thinks the government doesn’t spend enough on anti-poverty initiatives, while 56% want to see more...

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As US Mourns 500,000 Lives, Billionaires Gained $1.3 Trillion During Pandemic

Feb 24, 2021 by

The U.S.’s 664 billionaires now have a combined net worth of $4.2 trillion. Source: As US Mourns 500,000 Lives, Billionaires...

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Paul Krugman explains how Texas exposed the dark side of ‘free-market fundamentalism’ 

Feb 24, 2021 by

“The collapse of the Texas power grid didn’t just reveal a few shortcomings — it showed that the entire philosophy...

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Trump Can No Longer Funnel GOP Money To Himself, But Others Are Doing It For Him 

Feb 24, 2021 by

Utah Sen. Mike Lee held a fundraiser at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club last weekend, and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem plans one for March....

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1 in 6 Gen Z adults are LGBT, Gallup survey shows. And this number could continue to grow. 

Feb 24, 2021 by

More than half of LGBT adults identify as bisexual, and women are more likely than men to be bisexual, new Gallup survey data shows....

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Critics Say Biden Administration Waited Too Long to Engage Iran

Feb 24, 2021 by

Held back by infighting and hard-liners on the Hill, the administration may have squandered precious time to save the Iran nuclear...

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Legal expert warns the Supreme Court has left a ‘ticking time bomb’ under American democracy 

Feb 24, 2021 by

“[T]he court’s conservative majority could soon embrace a strong version of the independent state legislature doctrine....

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As Pandemic Profits Put Bezos on Track for Trillionaire Status, Tish James Asks: At What Cost? 

Feb 24, 2021 by

“Since the pandemic began,” says New York’s attorney general, “it is clear that Amazon has valued profit over people.” Source: As...

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Paid Leave, Key To Fighting Pandemic, Is Absent From Latest COVID-19 Relief Bill 

Feb 24, 2021 by

The bill instead includes expanded tax credits for businesses that offer paid leave. Advocates are turning their sights toward the...

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U.S. and Israel to reconvene Iran working group 

Feb 24, 2021 by

Biden and Netanyahu have very different views on the nuclear deal. Source: U.S. and Israel to reconvene Iran working group –...

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Alert: Democrats Are Subsidizing Health Insurance Predators 

Feb 24, 2021 by

Democrats want to pay billions to put Americans on expensive corporate health insurance plans rather than expand Medicare or create a...

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How and Why Trump Was Almost Re-Elected

Feb 24, 2021 by

If President Trump had handled the coronavirus pandemic with even moderate competence, he probably would have been reelected. In the...

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Deportation Without Disclosure: Immigration Courts Need Transparency

Feb 24, 2021 by

U.S. immigration courts lack the transparency of other federal courts, creating a body of secret law that harms the nation as well as...

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To stop climate disaster, make ecocide an international crime. It’s the only way 

Feb 24, 2021 by

Outlawing ecocide would hold governments and corporations accountable for environmental negligence. We can’t wait Source: To stop...

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Will Biden Really End Our Endless Wars? 

Feb 24, 2021 by

His pledge to end US support for the Yemen war and to prioritize diplomacy was a good start—but there’s much more to be done. Source:...

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How the effort to deny the reality of the Jan. 6 attack is evolving

Feb 24, 2021 by

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) used a hearing Tuesday to promote a ridiculous theory of events — part of a broader effort to gaslight the...

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Alert: 10 Largest US Cities Will Spend More on Police Than Public Health This Year

Feb 24, 2021 by

The combined policing budgets of these cities is 3.6 times greater than their public health department budgets. Source: 10 Largest US...

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Is Harvard denying Tenure to Cornel West over his views on Palestine?

Feb 24, 2021 by

West is convinced that his views on the Palestine issue are the real reason for which Harvard will not give him a permanent job....

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Merrick Garland says the Capitol riot means we can’t ‘defund the police.’ That makes no sense.

Feb 24, 2021 by

Police brutality didn’t just go away because white supremacists attacked Congress. Source: Merrick Garland says the Capitol...

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Whistleblowers: Software Bug Keeping Some Inmates In Prisons Beyond Release Dates

Feb 24, 2021 by

According to Arizona Department of Corrections whistleblowers, hundreds of incarcerated people who should be eligible for release are...

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Alert: Four More States Propose Harsh New Penalties For Protesting Fossil Fuels 

Feb 24, 2021 by

Industry-designed bills to silence climate protests are under consideration in Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota and Montana. More are...

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U.S. Could Prevent 19 Million Unsafe Abortions Abroad If Helms Amendment Is Repealed 

Feb 24, 2021 by

The Guttmacher Institute analyzed the impact of rescinding the amendment, which bars U.S. foreign aid from being used to pay for...

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Federal judge says California can enforce net neutrality law

Feb 24, 2021 by

A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that California can for the first time enforce its tough net neutrality law, clearing the way for...

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Alert: Israel quietly expanding its Dimona nuclear facility 

Feb 24, 2021 by

Newly-released satellite images have revealed that the Israeli regime — the sole possessor of nuclear arms in the Middle East...

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Coronavirus Today: California variant is a homegrown triple threat

Feb 24, 2021 by

  California’s dominant strain can spread more easily, shows some resistance to antibodies and is associated with severe...

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Bad News: Judge indefinitely blocks Biden’s 100-day deportation pause 

Feb 24, 2021 by

Extending a temporary order, a federal judge indefinitely bans the Biden administration from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on most...

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FDA analysis finds Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine is safe and effective 

Feb 24, 2021 by

The shot was found to be 66.9% effective against moderate to severe/critical COVID-19 cases 14 days after vaccination, and 66.1%...

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Harvard Newspaper to Biden: Cancel More Than $10K in Student Debt and Don’t Use Ivy League as Excuse Not To 

Feb 24, 2021 by

“It’s not our student debt—but we still want Biden to forgive it.” Source: Harvard Newspaper to Biden: Cancel...

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‘We’ve been electrified’: after success in Georgia, Black organizers look to transform the south 

Feb 24, 2021 by

Black women who powered Democrats to stunning win in Georgia have been fielding calls from other states eager to learn Source: ‘We’ve...

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Bad News: Biden administration reopens Trump-era prison camp for migrant kids

Feb 24, 2021 by

The Biden administration has reopened an unlicensed, Trump-era prison camp that’s expected to jail up to 700 children who arrived to...

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By Putting Big Pharma’s Patents Before Patients, Doctors Will Further Erode Trust in Experts

Feb 24, 2021 by

Doctors have largely been trained into complicity with a medical money machine. Source: Opinion | By Putting Big Pharma’s...

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Ahmaud Arbery’s mother files $1 million-plus lawsuit alleging conspiracy to protect his killers

Feb 24, 2021 by

On the one year anniversary of his death, the mother of Ahmaud Arbery has filed a lawsuit, alleging there was a conspiracy to protect...

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Myanmar’s ‘Civil Disobedience Movement’ Has Produced Many Inventive Ways of Protesting 

Feb 24, 2021 by

Only three weeks have passed since the coup but protesters have already used various creative methods to express dissent. Military...

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Alert: Israel continues attacks on Syria

Feb 24, 2021 by

The Israeli military has once again carried out a number of missile attacks from the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, targeting several...

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Texas woman sues over $9,300 electric bill from Griddy 

Feb 24, 2021 by

A Chambers County resident filed a class-action lawsuit against electricity retailer Griddy on Monday, accusing the provider of price...

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How Wall Street Killed Grandma

Feb 24, 2021 by

20,000 nursing home residents died from 2004 to 2016 because they lived in nursing homes run by private equity firms, according to...

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Alert: Damaged Fukushima reactors leaking coolant after last weekend’s 7.3 earthquake 

Feb 24, 2021 by

Two reactors at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have begun leaking cooling water following last weekend’s 7.3...

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Daniel Prude protests live: Rochester NY reacts to grand jury decision

Feb 24, 2021 by

People in Rochester are taking to the streets protesting the decision by a grand jury not to indict officers involved in the death of...

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Alert: Pandemic May Have Left 265 Million People With Acute Food Shortages in 2020

Feb 23, 2021 by

  . The combined effect of the pandemic as well as the emerging global recession “could, without large-scale coordinated action,...

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Scrap the Cap! Today Is the Day Millionaires and Billionaires Stop Paying Into Social Security

Feb 23, 2021 by

Wage cap allows millionaires to stop contributing to Social Security on February 23, 2021. Source: Opinion | Scrap the Cap! Today Is...

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Congress Must Pass Biden’s Relief Package or Risk an Anemic and Devastatingly Incomplete Recovery

Feb 23, 2021 by

To do anything less than what Biden has proposed would be irresponsible and reckless. Source: Opinion | Congress Must Pass...

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‘Big, bold and inclusive immigration reform’: Biden admin and legislators unveil overhaul

Feb 23, 2021 by

A path to citizenship is the mainstream position. That’s just a fact, no matter how its opponents try to spin it. The anti-immigrant...

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‘Pathetic’: Romney, Cotton Condemned for Offering $10 Minimum Wage With Added Xenophobic Touch 

Feb 23, 2021 by

“This is an anti-immigrant, low-wage bill masquerading as an attempt to help American workers.” Source:...

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Anti-Immigrant Racism Complicates COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in the South

Feb 23, 2021 by

“We will never get on top of this pandemic if the undocumented are left out,” said Dr. Sharon Davis, chief medical officer at Los...

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Networks Booking Election-Deniers Helps Keep Trump’s Big Lie Alive

Feb 23, 2021 by

Steve Scalise’s appearance on This Week underscores how election-related disinformation has persisted, owing in part to news outlets’...

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‘No Safe Amount’: Environmentalists Sound Alarm Over Texas Refineries’ Release of Hundreds of Thousands of Pounds of Pollutants During Storm 

Feb 23, 2021 by

337,000 pounds of benzene, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, and sulfur dioxide were flared, as well as an indeterminate amount of...

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A corporate, commodified Black History Month is taking hold. We can’t let it 

Feb 23, 2021 by

Instead of transformative changes, we get Black History Month-themed Apple Watches and Black sitcom collections on Netflix Source: A...

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Top Environmental Voices, Members of Congress Call Out GOP Senators For Putting Special Interests Over Public Lands by Opposing Haaland for Interior 

Feb 23, 2021 by

The panel outlined how the Senate Republicans who have threatened to reject the confirmation of President Biden’s Interior secretary,...

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‘We’re all part of the story’: behind Will Smith’s 14th amendment docuseries 

Feb 23, 2021 by

An ambitious and star-studded new Netflix series looks at the importance and legacy of an amendment that calls for equality and...

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Child poverty in the U.S. could be slashed by monthly payments to parents – an idea proved in other rich countries and proposed by a prominent Republican decades ago

Feb 23, 2021 by

While the success of one of these measures or something similar is not assured, I believe that, thanks to the pandemic, there’s a...

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Citing Concerns About Corporate Power, Bernie Sanders Votes Against Biden’s Choice for USDA Chief

Feb 23, 2021 by

The senator said he opposed Tom Vilsack’s confirmation “because at a time when corporate consolidation of agriculture is...

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How Not to Leave Afghanistan

Feb 23, 2021 by

Congress has issued a report on the longest war in U.S. history. Here’s hoping Biden ignores it. Source: How Biden Should Not Leave...

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As Australia Reaches Deal With Facebook Following News Blackout, Critics Warn Corporate Power Plays Won’t Save Journalism 

Feb 23, 2021 by

“It shouldn’t be up to Facebook and Google to cherry pick and groom publishers it deems acceptable for side deals.”...

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The truth about Joe Biden’s ‘Manchin problem’ 

Feb 23, 2021 by

When Joe Manchin, the senior United States senator from West Virginia, says he’s does not support zapping the filibuster, does...

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UN chief labels white supremacy a ‘transnational threat’

Feb 23, 2021 by

White supremacist and other far-right hate groups are becoming a “transnational threat” that requires “global...

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President Biden, Who Controls Our Food System Matters 

Feb 23, 2021 by

We need a democratic, decentralized farm and food industry that works for people and our planet. The status quo is not sustainable....

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A Majority Of Americans Want To Make It Easier To Vote By Mail 

Feb 23, 2021 by

The GOP is pushing new voter restrictions nationwide, but most Americans want more time and more options to cast their ballots, a new...

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Progressives Vow to Fight Manchin and Sinema Holding Up Stimulus Over $15 Wage

Feb 23, 2021 by

Centrist Democrats want to gut the wage hike, but progressives have more power than ever in Congress. Source: Progressives Vow to...

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This Is What Deregulation Looks Like: Some Texans Face $10K+ in Electric Bills, Others Still in Dark

Feb 23, 2021 by

 The skyrocketing bills are a result of the state’s years-long push to deregulate its energy market, says Tyson Slocum, director of...

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As Biden Reopens Texas Detention Center, Amnesty Demands Immigration Policies That Put ‘Best Interests’ of Children First 

Feb 23, 2021 by

“Kids need a place to call home—that’s why they should be with their families, friends, and community...

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Biden must rethink the US migration system, not just reverse Trump’s policies 

Feb 23, 2021 by

Biden’s early reforms are promising — and what the US does can help set standards for the rest of the world Source: Biden must...

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We Could End Homelessness Right Now, If Only Capitalism Didn’t Get in the Way

Feb 23, 2021 by

In plain language, cities are no longer built “for the common people to live in”; they are built as financial instruments “for people...

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Biden: Governors, mayors need $350 billion to fight COVID-19

Feb 23, 2021 by

As part of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus package, Biden wants to send $350 billion to state and local governments and tribal...

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A 10-Step Plan to Save Our Seas

Feb 23, 2021 by

The year 2050 has been predicted by some to be a bleak year for the ocean. Experts say that by 2050 there may be more plastic than...

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Marco Rubio slammed for demanding ‘work requirement’ for parents to get child poverty check

Feb 23, 2021 by

Nearly every morning U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) tweets a Bible quote to show he’s a devout Christian, but his policies...

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The Most Ambitious Effort Yet to Reform Policing May Be Happening In Ithaca, New York 

Feb 23, 2021 by

Mayor Svante Myrick’s new proposal would replace the city’s existing police department with a “Department of Community Solutions and...

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FBI secures phone records of members of Congress in insurrection probe according to new report

Feb 23, 2021 by

Some members of Congress may be getting nervous now that the FBI can trace their contacts on the day of the insurrection. Source: FBI...

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‘A Disgrace’: Israel Sending Covid Vaccines Overseas as Occupied Palestinians Left Without Access

Feb 23, 2021 by

“Deeply, deeply messed up… Honduras, 7,500 miles away, will get some but Palestinians living under Israeli control still...

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WHO Urges Rich Countries to Stop Undermining Efforts to Vaccinate Poorer Ones

Feb 23, 2021 by

Experts are urging advanced economies to share their vaccine stockpiles in order to end the pandemic sooner. Source: WHO Urges Rich...

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Assange’s partner exposes ongoing denial of his legal and democratic rights

Feb 23, 2021 by

Moris provided a succinct summary of the issues of democratic principle at stake, in the US attempt to prosecute Assange for lawful...

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Check out our calendar of key downballot elections around the U.S. in 2021

Feb 23, 2021 by

2021 may be an off year, but there are numerous important elections taking place nationwide, ranging from gubernatorial elections to...

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Analysis Shows US Could Help Vaccinate the World for $25 Billion, But Biden Pledged Just $2 Billion at G7 Meeting

Feb 23, 2021 by

“The world’s going to have to get vaccinated either way,” said Peter Maybarduk of Public Citizen. “The longer...

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Alert: Over 33 Percent of Low-Paid Workers Lost Jobs During Pandemic

Feb 23, 2021 by

Economic crises shine a spotlight on a society’s inequities and hierarchies, as well as its commitment to support those who are most...

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Alert: Venezuela Lost Over $30 Billion Due to the US Blockade

Feb 23, 2021 by

President Maduro denounced the continuous attacks against his country and recalled that those resources could have been used to fight...

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Elijah McClain: Three key takeaways from damning investigation into 23-year-old’s death in Aurora police custody

Feb 23, 2021 by

A damning report released publicly Monday found flaws at nearly every stage of Aurora police and paramedics’ treatment of Elijah...

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Trump Salary Donation Was 0.1 Percent of Reported $1.6 Billion He Made in Office

Feb 23, 2021 by

According to a review of Donald Trump’s financial disclosures by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW),...

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160 Confederate symbols removed from public spaces in 2020, new count shows

Feb 23, 2021 by

Southern Poverty Law Center to release latest figures in project tracking movement to take down the monuments Source: 160 Confederate...

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Rigging the jury: How each state reduces jury diversity by excluding people with criminal records 

Feb 23, 2021 by

50-state report on jury disqualification laws and their impact on jury diversity Source: Rigging the jury: How each state reduces...

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Candle lighting ceremony: Biden to mark upcoming 500,000 Covid-19 deaths Monday 

Feb 22, 2021 by

With the US approaching 500,000 Covid-19 deaths, President Joe Biden will mark the grim milestone Monday with a candle lighting...

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Bad News: U.S. life expectancy has fallen by a full year due to COVID-19, and 2.7 years for Black Americans

Feb 22, 2021 by

The life expectancy of Americans fell by one full year in the first half of last year. That’s an estimate of how long, on...

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A new database aims to track police use of force, bypassing current government inaction

Feb 22, 2021 by

A new open source database launched by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education...

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Bad News: Biden Gives ICE More Power to Deport Immigrants, Abandons Moratorium Pledge

Feb 22, 2021 by

On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formally backtracked from President Joe Biden’s pledge to halt deportations...

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Joe Biden’s Honeymoon With Progressive Democrats Is Officially Over 

Feb 22, 2021 by

With his announcement that he “will not” cancel $50,000 of student loan debt, Biden commenced the first battle with the progressives...

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 Bad News: 2021 Update: Half of America In or Near Poverty

Feb 22, 2021 by

We need Guaranteed Jobs. President Biden’s proposed Civilian Climate Corps is a positive step in this direction. Source:...

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When will things be normal again? Fauci says Americans may still need masks in 2022 

Feb 22, 2021 by

Fauci predicted the country would be “approaching a degree of normality” by the end of the year, but says face coverings...

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Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Election Shows the Danger of Partisan Gerrymandering

Feb 22, 2021 by

Because gerrymandering creates noncompetitive districts, many of the Georgia legislators who will be drawing the new maps got their...

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Facebook strikes last-minute deal with Australia around news content

Feb 22, 2021 by

Facebook on Monday said it had struck a deal with Australian lawmakers to pay local publishers for their news content, after the...

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Progressives Not Mourning as Neera Tanden’s Bid to Head OMB on Verge of Collapse 

Feb 22, 2021 by

One advocacy group urged Biden to instead “nominate someone who will put the public interest ahead of corporate...

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Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell 

Feb 22, 2021 by

Dominion Voting Systems on Monday sued MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for more than $1.3 billion in damages, alleging that the Trump ally...

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Bad News: Biden’s Agriculture Nominee Could Bring US Back Into Trans-Pacific Partnership

Feb 22, 2021 by

Tom Vilsack is expected to pursue the interests of agribusiness like he did as Agricultural Secretary under Obama. Source: Biden’s...

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Dems are Failing by not Giving People the Money they Promised

Feb 22, 2021 by

The Stimulus Check Debacle Is Why People Don’t Trust Politicians Source: The Stimulus Check Debacle Is Why People Don’t Trust...

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Can the Same Vaccines Protect Against New COVID Strains? 

Feb 22, 2021 by

I think that all of the data is really suggesting that we do need to follow through with the second dose within the timeframe that...

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Could Israel Target the Hague over ICC Prosecution?

Feb 22, 2021 by

The ICC ruling this month means that the court in the Hague can now go ahead and investigate Israel for war crimes during events such...

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Judas and the Black Messiah: why it took so long for Hollywood to investigate the FBI 

Feb 22, 2021 by

For decades, cinema has presented the bureau as the best of America. Now a new drama starring Daniel Kaluuya finally dispels that...

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Russian Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Project Tests Biden’s Relations with Russia, Germany—and Congress

Feb 22, 2021 by

Torn between mending ties with Germany or Republicans in Congress, the Biden administration takes a softer line on Nord Stream 2 than...

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Late cop alleges in shocking letter that the FBI and NYPD conspired to assassinate Malcolm X 

Feb 22, 2021 by

Raymond Wood alleged in a letter he ensured was read after his death that both the FBI and the New York City Police Department (NYPD)...

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A DEATH PENALTY INFORMATION CENTER ANALYSIS OF 185 DEATH-ROW EXONERATIONS SHOWS MOST WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS ARE NOT MERELY ACCIDENTAL

Feb 22, 2021 by

DPIC began looking more closely into death-row exonerations in the U.S. in the twenty years since the Supreme Court ruled in Furman...

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Andrew Cuomo and the Lincoln Project were media-created debacles. What now? 

Feb 22, 2021 by

The details of the two tales vary, but the narrative arcs are eerily similar. In the chaos of 2020, the national press corps used all...

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