The 2020 Race Is Down to Center-Right vs. Far Right

Aug 12, 2020 by

Biden/Harris is on numerous counts the most right-leaning Democratic presidential ticket I have personally laid eyes on. Biden’s long...

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Top election forecaster finally releases its 2020 projection — and it will bring back memories of 2016

Aug 12, 2020 by

While this may sound good for Biden, it’s also roughly where former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stood on election...

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‘A Conspiracy to Steal the Election, Folks’: Alarms Sound After Postal Worker Reports Removal of Sorting Machines, Allowing Mail to Pile Up

Aug 12, 2020 by

The removal of key equipment from Post Offices should be viewed as nothing less than “sabotage,” said one observer....

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‘Economic tsunami’: US cities and states hit by Covid-19 face dire budget cuts 

Aug 12, 2020 by

State and local governments facing deep shortfalls wrestle with the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus Source: ‘Economic...

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Become A Socialist With This CEO Pay Calculator 

Aug 12, 2020 by

You’ve probably heard that Jeff Bezos earns your salary in some absurdly short amount of time—but do you know exactly how...

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If Trump Wins, Russia Did It, If Biden Wins, It Was China And Iran 

Aug 12, 2020 by

Mass media throughout the western world are uncritically passing along a press release from the US intelligence community because...

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Study Shows ‘Unambiguous Evidence’ Covid-19 Infectious in the Air, Researchers Claim 

Aug 12, 2020 by

While study not yet peer-reviewed, one expert said: “If this isn’t a smoking gun, then I don’t know what is.” Source:...

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What We Know About COVID-19 Antibodies Is Changing. Here’s What’s New. 

Aug 12, 2020 by

Experts break down coronavirus immunity, vaccines and why antibody tests aren’t really that accurate. Source: What We Know...

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International Community Should Condemn Violent Repression of Pro-Democracy Protests in Bolivia, CEPR Co-Director Says 

Aug 12, 2020 by

The international community should condemn recent government repression and racist violence by far-right militias in Bolivia, Center...

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Britain plunges into deep recession, with steep job losses and Europe’s highest virus death toll 

Aug 12, 2020 by

The British economy shrank by more than 20 percent in the second quarter, its biggest drop on record. Source: Britain plunges into...

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In Harris County, A Group is Working to Expand Voting Access in Jails

Aug 12, 2020 by

The lack of access for eligible voters in pretrial detention is part of a larger constellation of disenfranchisement for people whose...

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Seattle city council moves to replace police with civilian-led ‘violence prevention’ group 

Aug 12, 2020 by

The Seattle City Council proposed a motion to abolish its police department and to instead “create a civilian led department of...

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Climate Activists Push Biden to Cut Ties With Industry-Friendly Energy Advisers

Aug 12, 2020 by

Environmentalists are floating potential cabinet picks, hoping to pressure Biden to take on the fossil fuel industry. Source: Climate...

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Why “Crime” Isn’t the Question and Police Aren’t the Answer

Aug 12, 2020 by

Moderates don’t actually want to attack what police call “violence” if that would mean housing, healthcare, food, and theater classes...

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Trump’s CFPB Deploys Predatory Lenders as Pandemic First Responders

Aug 12, 2020 by

The agency deregulated small-dollar lending by repealing key consumer protections on payday and auto title loans. Source: Trump’s...

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Maryland to drastically reduce number of polling places in November, despite gov’s concerns of disenfranchisement 

Aug 12, 2020 by

Election officials worried about a lack of poll workers Source: Maryland to drastically reduce number of polling places in November,...

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With Warren Sidestepped, Wall Street Execs Cheer Biden’s Pick of Harris for VP 

Aug 12, 2020 by

Biden’s selection of the California senator comes after Wall Street executives made clear that they would prefer “almost...

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House Democrats Introduce Urgent Bill to End ‘Deliberate Sabotage’ of Postal Service by Postmaster General 

Aug 12, 2020 by

“A once-in-a-century pandemic is no time to enact changes that threaten service reliability and transparency.” Source:...

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The Case for Abolishing the Department of Homeland Security

Aug 12, 2020 by

The agency poses a grave threat to our civil liberties and operates with near impunity. Source: The Case for Abolishing the...

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Alert: ‘Vital Democracy Reform’ Takes Hit in Oregon After US Supreme Court Undermines Another Ballot Initiative 

Aug 12, 2020 by

A state-level effort to put redistricting in the hands of the people amid the pandemic was set back after the nation’s highest...

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 The Rest of the World Has Placed Us in Our Own Private Prison

Aug 12, 2020 by

Planning a trip over the holidays? You do realize the rest of the world has placed us in our own private prison, right? We are now...

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Ilhan Omar Continues String of Progressive Victories

Aug 12, 2020 by

With Omar overcoming her primary challenge, the freshmen group will not only dig a deeper foothold in the caucus, but, with victories...

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Study: Switching to Organic Diet Dramatically Lowers Glyphosate Levels in Adults, Children 

Aug 12, 2020 by

If people switch to an all-organic diet, the levels of the most widely used weedkiller in the world swiftly and dramatically plummet...

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The Debate That’s Needed on How to Engage With China—Before It’s Too Late 

Aug 12, 2020 by

The China cold war consensus is a recipe for calamity. Source: The Debate That’s Needed on How to Engage With China—Before It’s...

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A Record 76% of Americans Can Vote by Mail in 2020

Aug 12, 2020 by

More Americans will vote by mail this fall than ever before, as states expand mail voting laws in response to the coronavirus...

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State Department Watchdog Sheds Light on Trump’s Controversial Saudi Arms Sales

Aug 12, 2020 by

A State Department watchdog report concludes that Pompeo followed proper channels in sending arms to Saudi Arabia but faults the...

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New Report: US Special Forces Active In 22 African Countries

Aug 12, 2020 by

The US Has Roughly 6,000 Military Personnel Scattered Throughout The Continent With Military Attachés Outnumbering Diplomats In Many...

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Pro-Trump “News” Site Is Run by Trump’s Super PAC

Aug 12, 2020 by

A super PAC officially endorsed by President Trump’s campaign has launched a conservative “news” site, and some of its content raises...

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The Junk Science Cops Use to Decide You’re Lying

Aug 12, 2020 by

Leaked documents detail law enforcement trainings in lie detection techniques that have been discredited by scientists. Source: The...

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Betsy DeVos Has a Very Deadly Plan to Reopen US Public Schools 

Aug 12, 2020 by

Remember, when you vote against Trump this November—you’re voting against this person, too. Source: Betsy DeVos Has a...

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Trump’s Pick to Run Latin America’s Development Bank Is the Last Thing It Needed

Aug 12, 2020 by

Foisting a divisive, first-ever U.S. president on the Inter-American Development Bank will likely hinder—not help—the...

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Legal expert reveals how the Supreme Court wields power with its ‘shadow docket’ — while ‘flying under the radar’ 

Aug 12, 2020 by

the ‘shadow docket’ consists almost entirely of summary orders, usually only one sentence long. These orders tend to be based on far...

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Andrew Cuomo Wants to Protect His Wall Street Donors From Paying Taxes

Aug 12, 2020 by

New York Democratic legislators are trying to tax stock trades, capital gains, and carried interest. Wall Street, of course, is...

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Saudi Crown Prince’s Hit Squads Reflect His Foreign Policy—And Ours 

Aug 12, 2020 by

When the unlawful killing of political enemies on foreign soil could refer to President Trump’s unlawful assassination of an...

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Israel Might Be Heading for Another Election

Aug 12, 2020 by

Netanyahu might be seeing an opportunity to evade his corruption trial by dissolving his coalition and calling yet another election....

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Wave of Evictions Sweeps US Amid Impasse Over Coronavirus Protections

Aug 12, 2020 by

 A huge wave of evictions is gathering pace across the US, with tens of millions of people facing the looming prospect of being...

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Alert: Disabled Iraq Veteran Faces Prison In Alabama For Legal Medical Marijuana

Aug 12, 2020 by

Worsley’s ordeal began in 2016 when he and his wife, Eboni, were arrested late one night after stopping for gas. They were traveling...

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First Study to Quantify Potential COVID-19 Spread from Hurricane Evacuation: Where Evacuees Go Matters 

Aug 12, 2020 by

With the peak of the hurricane season upon us and COVID-19 widespread and abundant in many hurricane-prone areas, the United States...

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Alert: Racist QAnon Follower Marjorie Taylor Greene Wins Georgia GOP Runoff 

Aug 12, 2020 by

Greene overwhelmingly defeated her opponent in the heavily Republican 14th Congressional District. Source: Racist QAnon Follower...

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Will October Surprise Be Trump-Provoked War With Iran? 

Aug 11, 2020 by

Why war with Iran could very well be Trump’s election eve shocker. Source: Will October Surprise Be Trump-Provoked War With...

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‘Just Insane’: As Pandemic Rages and Hunger Soars, Trump USDA Under Fire for Blocking Access to Food Benefits 

Aug 11, 2020 by

“This is not the time for people who are already vulnerable to lose their benefits.” Source: ‘Just Insane’:...

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As Putin Pushes Russia’s Untested COVID Vaccine, Experts Worry Trump May Follow

Aug 11, 2020 by

Russia’s vaccine did not go through Phase 3 testing involving thousands of subjects, meaning its efficacy is in doubt. Source:...

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Labor and Environmental Groups File Legal Petition Demanding Trump Solve ‘Unconscionable’ Shortage of PPE for Essential Workers 

Aug 11, 2020 by

“Workers aren’t being honored or protected, they’re being sacrificed.” Source: Labor and Environmental Groups...

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Ilhan Omar Won A Bitter Primary To Stay In Congress

Aug 11, 2020 by

Ilhan Omar beat back a well-funded primary challenger on Tuesday in Minneapolis, virtually guaranteeing a second term in Congress....

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Joint Statement from RootsAction.org and Progressive Democrats of America on the Selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as Vice Presidential Candidate 

Aug 11, 2020 by

As we saw during her own presidential campaign, Kamala Harris is a political weather vane. First she was for Medicare for All, then...

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More than 900 US healthcare workers have died of Covid-19 – and the toll is rising 

Aug 11, 2020 by

The Guardian and KHN (Kaiser Health News) unveil an interactive database charting frontline health worker deaths. Most are people of...

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Leaders in Lebanon Resign Over 200 Tragic Deaths, But Trump Refuses Accountability for 163,505 Covid-19 Fatalities 

Aug 11, 2020 by

Despite refusing one shred of responsibility, the U.S. president by his peculiar combination of narcissism, contrarianism,...

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Will Enough Americans Show Up to stop Trump From Using the Dictator’s Playbook?

Aug 11, 2020 by

The question we will see answered over the next six months is whether Trump has taken America so far down the road to oligarchy and...

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43 countries and regions ratify U.N. nuclear ban treaty

Aug 11, 2020 by

Three countries completed ratification procedures for a U.N.-adopted nuclear ban treaty Thursday, bringing the number of such...

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A conservative group’s push to unseat incumbent GOP senators is infuriating Trump and his allies: report 

Aug 11, 2020 by

Although The Lincoln Project is a right-wing group, it is not only hoping for former Vice President Joe Biden to defeat President...

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Alert: Chicago erupts with violence and looting after police shooting

Aug 11, 2020 by

The incident apparently prompted a social media post urging people to converge on the business district, Brown said. Some 400...

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Revealed: QAnon Facebook groups are growing at a rapid pace around the world 

Aug 11, 2020 by

Guardian investigation finds the Facebook communities are gaining followers as Twitter cracks down on QAnon content Source: Revealed:...

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#SaveThe600 Coalition Slams Trump Executive Action as ‘False Promise’ to Laid-Off Workers and Desperate Families 

Aug 11, 2020 by

“It is likely illegal, unworkable, won’t get money to anyone quickly or for long, and is deeply inequitable.”...

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Here’s the seedy truth about the people behind Lincoln Project 

Aug 11, 2020 by

Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson, George Conway, and the other ex-Republican strategists who dominate the Never Trump movement were well...

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Stalled stimulus talks could mean thousands of furloughs and halt US immigration system

Aug 11, 2020 by

The federal agency responsible for granting citizenship, providing immigration benefits and processing visa applications could...

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San Quentin COVID-19 disaster shows ‘herd immunity’ challenge 

Aug 11, 2020 by

Public health experts say the rampant spread of the coronavirus at the prison shows the dangers of trying to achieve ‘herd...

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“There Is No Going Back”: Inside the Push to Reinvent Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy 

Aug 11, 2020 by

Thanks to Trump, Bernie, and COVID-19, a potential Biden administration is under pressure to rethink its approach to the rest of the...

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Alert: Trump EPA Plan to Gut Emission Rules for Oil and Gas Industry Denounced as ‘Beyond Comprehension’

Aug 11, 2020 by

“If Trump is reelected and this rule sticks, it is probably the single most consequential near-term climate decision of his...

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Federal Judge Sets Out to Bring Down Law Shielding Police From Legal Liability

Aug 11, 2020 by

In a 72-page opinion, a federal judge challenged the Supreme Court to abolish the qualified immunity defense. Source: Federal Judge...

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Class Solidarity: What It Is and How You Can Engage in It 

Aug 11, 2020 by

Right now, class solidarity is not only a good and necessary means of navigating the world around us and looking out for our more...

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Progressive Groups Pressure Biden and Trump to Include Nuclear Disarmament in Campaign Platforms

Aug 11, 2020 by

“The United States urgently needs a leader who will have the courage to look at, think hard about, and speak openly about the...

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Nature-Based Solutions Can Help Rebuild Economies After COVID-19 

Aug 11, 2020 by

Government investment in coastal wetlands protection and restoration is pathway to green recovery Source: Nature-Based Solutions Can...

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The Neoliberal Virus 

Aug 11, 2020 by

it makes far more sense to characterise COVID-19 as a ‘Neoliberal Virus’; it was the conditions wrought by the global dominance of...

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Russia warns it will see any incoming missile as nuclear

Aug 11, 2020 by

The harsh warning in the official military newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) is directed at the United States, which has worked to...

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Alert: John Roberts’ stealth attack on abortion rights in June Medical v. Russo just paid off.

Aug 11, 2020 by

A federal appeals court will allow Arkansas to create degrading new hurdles for people seeking abortions. Source: John Roberts’...

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Judge balks at White House’s executive privilege claim over Ukraine emails 

Aug 11, 2020 by

A federal judge has rebuffed the Trump administration’s attempt to invoke executive privilege to withhold a batch of emails about a...

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A Gamble That Paid Off: When Bernie Was Riding High, Wall St. Saw A Distressed Asset In Biden– And Bought Low

Aug 11, 2020 by

The Republican wing of the Democratic Party lined up behind Biden early, though it wasn’t enough to animate his DOA...

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Labor, Environmental Groups Urge Emergency Action to Protect Frontline Workers From COVID-19 

Aug 11, 2020 by

Legal Filing Demands Trump Administration Use Defense Production Act to Provide PPE, Prevent More Deaths, Illness Source: Labor,...

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It Really Is Time to Get Rid of the Filibuster

Aug 11, 2020 by

Ultimately, filibusters are always going to hurt Democrats more than Republicans, because Democrats, as a rule, want more new laws...

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‘They don’t know what I know’: why Cori Bush is poised to change politics 

Aug 11, 2020 by

So she isn’t intimidated thinking about meeting her new colleagues on her first day on Capitol Hill, not even one bit?“No. I feel...

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Bolivia: Social Movements Will Not Allow an Illegitimate Regime to Remain in Power

Aug 11, 2020 by

Nine months after the military coup that ousted left-wing president Evo Morales, Bolivia’s coup government has suspended...

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Republicans settle on preferred campaign message: Everything’s fine, now here’s some racism

Aug 11, 2020 by

As Republicans face worsening poll numbers, there is much they could do to rebuild their standing with American voters. They could...

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Sanders Joins Calls for Resignation or Removal of Postmaster General Over Efforts to ‘Suppress the Vote and Undermine Democracy’ 

Aug 11, 2020 by

The Vermont senator accused Postmaster General Louis DeJoy of “a blatant attempt” to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service...

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‘Economic tsunami’: US cities and states hit by Covid-19 face dire budget cuts 

Aug 11, 2020 by

State and local governments facing deep shortfalls wrestle with the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus Source: ‘Economic...

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New York wants to dissolve the NRA; it will probably decapitate it instead 

Aug 11, 2020 by

Even if the NRA survives New York’s lawsuit, dethroning its CEO and heaping it with humiliation and penalties will be a...

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BlueLeaks Reveals What TikTok Shares with U.S. Authorities

Aug 11, 2020 by

A glimpse at what the social media platform does in the U.S. underscores that data privacy issues extend beyond China. Source:...

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Big Ten postpones fall sports due to coronavirus 

Aug 11, 2020 by

The Big Ten announced Tuesday that it has voted to postpone its 2020 fall sports season, including football, due to risks posed by...

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Case Closed: Michigan Judge Removes Grace, Black Teen Jailed for Not Doing Online Schoolwork, From Probation 

Aug 11, 2020 by

The 15-year-old is now free from the court system. In a hearing, an Oakland County judge released her from probation after a...

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Food as Medicine: North Carolina Commits $2.5 Million to Prescription Produce Program Voices for Healthy Kids

Aug 11, 2020 by

Buying healthy food in North Carolina just got a little easier for residents who live on fixed incomes thanks to Healthy Helping, a...

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When Things Feel Dire, Remember Real Change Begins at the Grassroots Level

Aug 10, 2020 by

Sometimes it seems as though we’re not winning in our fight for change, but we are, says Nina Turner. Source: When Things Feel...

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Joe Biden needs Black voters. So why does he keep insulting us? 

Aug 10, 2020 by

Biden seems to think a mythical ‘special relationship’ with the black community allows him to get away with offensive comments...

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Montgomery County explores taking traffic enforcement away from cops

Aug 10, 2020 by

Black drivers are more than twice as likely to be stopped by police than White drivers in Montgomery County, Md. Source: Montgomery...

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Susan Rice Has a Disclosure Problem 

Aug 10, 2020 by

The financial-disclosure issue comes on top of Rice’s record on foreign policy. Rice has been hawkish enough throughout her...

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China and Russia ditch dollar in move toward ‘financial alliance’

Aug 10, 2020 by

Russia and China are partnering to reduce their dependence on the dollar — a development some experts say could lead to a...

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Trump’s presidency is a death cult 

Aug 10, 2020 by

Ultimately it may be Trump’s own base that suffers as it internalizes the president’s mixed and confused messaging on ignoring social...

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China sanctions Rubio, Cruz and other US officials for ‘Hong Kong-related issues’ 

Aug 10, 2020 by

The action is the latest in escalating tensions between the two countries and a back-and forth in sanctions. The US on Friday...

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Citing ‘Years of Chaos and Impunity,’ ACLU Calls for Breakup of Department of Homeland Security 

Aug 10, 2020 by

“We have to remove the loaded weapon that sits on the proverbial coffee table in the Oval Office.” Source: Citing...

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Big Tech Makes Inroads With the Biden Campaign

Aug 10, 2020 by

While Joe Biden has criticized the largest tech companies, his campaign and transition teams have welcomed allies of Facebook,...

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First step to policing reform? Target the unions

Aug 10, 2020 by

Unions too often protect officers from the consequences of bad behavior. Source: First step to policing reform? Target the...

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Here Are the Billionaires Backing Donald Trump’s Campaign 

Aug 10, 2020 by

Nearly five years ago Donald Trump descended an escalator inside Trump Tower and announced a long-shot bid to become president of the...

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‘Top Cop’ Kamala Harris’s Record of Policing the Police 

Aug 10, 2020 by

Senator Harris is speaking out amid the police reform movement. But how did she oversee police misconduct as a district attorney and...

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‘Cognitive decline and dementia’: A neuroscientist breaks down COVID-19’s insidious impact on the brain 

Aug 10, 2020 by

The disruptive and destructive actions of neuroimmune cells and inflammatory signaling can permanently impair memory. This can occur...

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Pandemic-Stricken Cities at Risk for Census Undercount 

Aug 10, 2020 by

The Trump administration’s latest attempt to compromise the integrity of the census means communities must work harder to get people...

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Alert: ALEC Works to Pass Industry-Backed COVID Liability Shields at the State Level

Aug 10, 2020 by

Mitch McConnell is holding hostage additional aid for people and businesses until he gets his immunity bill. Source: ALEC Works to...

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Alert: Trump’s National Labor Relations Board puts unions and workers to death by a thousand cuts

Aug 10, 2020 by

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the urgent need for stronger workplace protections, Trump’s National Labor Relations Board...

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Experts Warn Trump Executive Action on Unemployment Insurance Deliberately Leaves Out Poorest Americans

Aug 10, 2020 by

“Literally every new detail about these executive orders confirms that in addition to being wildly unconstitutional, they will...

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Police Infiltration of Protests Undermines the First Amendment 

Aug 10, 2020 by

Protests against police brutality haven’t just been met with excessive force, they’ve also seen improper police surveillance that...

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Inside the federal prison where three out of every four inmates have tested positive for coronavirus

Aug 10, 2020 by

As coronavirus has spread rapidly through prisons and jails around the country in recent months, the Texas lockup where Giannetta...

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Trump asks judge to block NYC grand jury from seeing tax filings after Supreme Court strikes down immunity

Aug 10, 2020 by

Attorneys for President Donald Trump this week asked a Manhattan federal judge not to allow a New York grand jury to review his...

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Border Agents Are Allowed to Operate 100 Miles Inside the US. That Should Worry Us.

Aug 10, 2020 by

 If you were under the notion that America’s borders are our international boundary lines with Mexico and Canada, think again....

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