Michael Bloomberg and the Dangers of ‘Any Blue Will Do’ Politics 

Feb 17, 2020 by

The presidential candidate is a mirror image of Trump. Source: Michael Bloomberg and the Dangers of ‘Any Blue Will Do’ Politics...

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More Than 2,000 Former US Department of Justice Officials Tell William Barr: Resign Now!

Feb 17, 2020 by

‘Barr’s actions in doing the President’s personal bidding unfortunately speak louder than his words’ Source: More Than...

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House Dems ask federal judge to proceed with Trump tax returns lawsuit — based on arguments made by president’s impeachment legal team 

Feb 17, 2020 by

According to Letter’s statements in the motion, Trump’s impeachment team “disavowed the position of defendants, who include the...

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Lee Camp:  I know what the DNC’s plan is- YouTube

Feb 17, 2020 by

Here’s a new web-exclusive video on how Bernie Sanders could win nearly every contest and still NOT be the nominee for...

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Campaigns warn of chaos ahead of the Nevada caucuses

Feb 17, 2020 by

As aides seek answers on how things will work, volunteers and experts warn of technology glitches. Source: Campaigns warn of chaos...

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The Roger Stone case highlights our pernicious system of tiered justice

Feb 17, 2020 by

Justice only for the powerful is worse than injustice for all. Source: The Roger Stone case highlights our pernicious system of...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs law that allows NY to prosecute those pardoned by a President 

Feb 17, 2020 by

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Wednesday that will allow the state to prosecute people who have received a...

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Iran Says US Must Fix Its Own ‘Nontransparent’ and Undemocratic Elections Before Lecturing Others 

Feb 17, 2020 by

The U.S. election system “ignores the vote of the majority of people,” said Abbas Mousavi, spokesperson for Iran’s...

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Koch network endorses its first Democrat, Henry Cuellar. We’re going to help boot him on March 3

Feb 17, 2020 by

The Koch network has found a Democrat it can love: Rep. Henry Cuellar, the Texas Democrat who is being challenged by Jessica...

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Netanyahu Boasts He Destroyed Free Speech in America

Feb 17, 2020 by

Binyamin Netanyahu, who has been indicted for corruption and is facing an election soon, just boasted that his ministry of strategic...

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Illegal border crossings ‘nearly double’ thanks to $5 ladders that easily hook onto Trump’s new replacement wall 

Feb 17, 2020 by

The Independent reports “Smugglers are reportedly helping migrants scale sections of Donald Trump’s multi-billion border wall using...

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Trump Just Comes Out and Admits to Entire Ukraine Scam

Feb 17, 2020 by

 Years after O.J. Simpson was found not guilty for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, he wrote a book called If I...

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For First Time, Biden Calls Deportations Under Obama ‘Big Mistake’ 

Feb 17, 2020 by

In an interview with Jorge Ramos, the former vice president said it was a big mistake to have deported hundreds of thousands of...

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Just Pledged $10 Billion To Fight Climate Change

Feb 17, 2020 by

“I’m committing $10 billion to start and will begin issuing grants this summer. Earth is the one thing we all have in common — let’s...

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UN Condemns ‘Shocking’ and ‘Terrible’ US-Backed Saudi Coalition Bombing That Killed 31 Yemeni Civilians

Feb 17, 2020 by

“Those who continue to sell arms to the warring parties must realize that by supplying weapons for this war, they contribute to...

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U.S. Military Could Collapse Within 20 Years Due To Climate Change 

Feb 17, 2020 by

According to a new U.S. Army report, Americans could face a horrifically grim future from climate change involving blackouts,...

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Comedian John Oliver champions Medicare for All with expert takedown of right-wing talking points 

Feb 17, 2020 by

Comedian John Oliver used a 20-minute segment of his popular HBO show “Last Week Tonight” on Sunday to make the case for Medicare for...

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Dahlia Lithwick’s powerful testimony on sexual harassment in the judiciary.

Feb 17, 2020 by

“This abuse calls the integrity of the entire judiciary into question.” Source: Dahlia Lithwick’s powerful testimony on...

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‘Victory for Farmers’ as Jury Awards Grower $265 Million in Damages From Drift of Monsanto’s Dicamba 

Feb 17, 2020 by

“This verdict is just the tip of the iceberg.” Source: ‘Victory for Farmers’ as Jury Awards Grower $265...

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L.A. officials oppose ICE plan to add officers in sanctuary cities 

Feb 17, 2020 by

L.A. officials are pushing back against a federal immigration push to send more agents, tactical officers and others to sanctuary...

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‘Grotesque Corruption’: Emily’s List, Center for American Progress Sold Out to Michael Bloomberg 

Feb 17, 2020 by

““They aren’t going to criticize him in his 2020 run because they don’t want to jeopardize receiving financial support from him...

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Alert: Trump’s Acquittal Has Ushered in a New Era of McCarthyist Purges

Feb 17, 2020 by

Trump is using the power of the soft purge to enforce a culture of absolute loyalty. Source: Trump’s Acquittal Has Ushered in a New...

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Centrist Democrats Already Lost the Most Important Battle

Feb 17, 2020 by

Moderates consistently warn that progressive ideas can’t win “the middle.” But just look at the polls. Source:...

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 Sanders Gives the Democrats Legitimacy

Feb 17, 2020 by

Independence frightens political party establishments but it comforts voters. Source: RSN: Sanders Gives the Democrats...

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Extradition of Assange Would Set a Dangerous Precedent

Feb 17, 2020 by

The Trump administration is using Assange as an example to warn journalists that they publish at their own peril. Source: Extradition...

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Giuliani may face charges in half-million-dollar investment scam involving Lev Parnas: CNN

Feb 17, 2020 by

According to a report from CNN, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is possibly facing new charges in a half of a million-dollar...

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Trump-Barr divide worsens as the president bucks a request to stop tweeting, and the Justice Dept. declines to charge ex-FBI official McCabe 

Feb 17, 2020 by

In a morning tweet, the president said he has never asked his attorney general to do anything regarding a criminal case, but said he...

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Michael Bloomberg’s Polite Authoritarianism 

Feb 17, 2020 by

He never hid his callous indifference to civil liberties; too many people just didn’t care. Source: Michael Bloomberg’s Polite...

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Sens. Warren, Markey demand Trump administration halt ‘dangerous’ border patrol deployment plan

Feb 17, 2020 by

Massachusetts U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are calling the confirmed report that the Trump administration plans to...

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Black History Month: Haitian Americans—from the American Revolution to Temporary Protected Status

Feb 17, 2020 by

We should not forget that anti-immigrant hysteria also includes attacks on Haitian Americans, who have been stigmatized for many...

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Alabama Lawmaker Introduces Mandatory Vasectomy Bill In Response To Abortion Ban 

Feb 17, 2020 by

A Democratic state legislator said men “should not be legislating what women do with their bodies.” Source: Alabama Lawmaker...

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Trump’s 29th Trip To Mar-a-Lago Brings Golf Tab To 334 Years Of Presidential Salary 

Feb 17, 2020 by

The president often brags about not taking a paycheck, but his golf hobby has now cost taxpayers $133.8 million. Source: Trump’s 29th...

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Julian Assange’s judge and her husband’s links to the British military establishment exposed by WikiLeaks

Feb 17, 2020 by

The husband of Lady Emma Arbuthnot, the Westminster chief magistrate overseeing WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange’s extradition to...

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Zelensky to Trump: Stop Saying My Country Is Corrupt

Feb 17, 2020 by

The Ukrainian president begged Trump to stop referring to Ukraine as a corrupt country but thanked him for his support anyway....

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To Safeguard ‘Public Welfare and the Public Interest,’ Groundbreaking Measure in Washington State Would Ban Bottled Water Production 

Feb 17, 2020 by

“Bottled water companies should not be allowed to extract an essential public resource and sell it for private profit.”...

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California to Apologize for Internment of Japanese Americans

Feb 17, 2020 by

On Thursday, California’s Legislature is expected to approve a resolution offering an apology to internment victims for the state’s...

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Inside Clean Energy: A Case For Optimism 

Feb 17, 2020 by

Wind and solar are now the least expensive electricity sources in much of the world, and battery storage — with applications...

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San Francisco Labor Council Resolves: Abolish U.S.-Imposed Economic Sanctions

Feb 17, 2020 by

Resolved, that the San Francisco Labor Council go on record in opposition to United States-imposed economic sanctions against other...

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It’s Time To Reclaim Syria’s Road To Recovery 

Feb 17, 2020 by

The Big Picture, of course, remains: the US determined by all means necessary to prevent Eurasian unity, and the Russia-China...

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UN Releases Database of Companies Operating in Illegal West Bank Settlements 

Feb 17, 2020 by

Among the international businesses listed are several companies in the travel industry previously known to operate in settlements,...

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Privacy advocates alarmed by Amazon’s Ring partnerships with Bay Area police 

Feb 17, 2020 by

The home security company has netted hundreds of police contracts — including nearly a dozen in the Bay Area — that could help solve...

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List Of Assange Vigils on February 24th in Countries Around the World

Feb 16, 2020 by

In an amazing effort to free the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, from the clutches of the U.S. empire, supporters around the world...

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Democrats Need to Cut the Realism and Start Dreaming — and Fighting — Big

Feb 16, 2020 by

Incrementalism is not the stuff of inspiration. Source: Democrats Need to Cut the Realism and Start Dreaming — and Fighting...

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What We Already Owe to Bernie Sanders 

Feb 16, 2020 by

Clinton and Obama holdovers may control the Democratic Party’s machinery, but they no longer set the agenda. Source: What We Already...

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Alert: ‘These are the Bad Times’: Trump to Deploy Heavily Armed Border Patrol Tactical Units to Help With Immigration Arrests in Sanctuary Cities 

Feb 16, 2020 by

“It is unbelievable how much this action will undermine public safety. Unbelievable.” Source: ‘These are the Bad...

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Video Reveals Threat of “Wholesale Transfer and Privatization of America’s Public Lands” on Trump’s Agenda, Says Watchdog Group 

Feb 16, 2020 by

The event in question, which took place June 2019 and was hosted by the Interior Department, featured a keynote address by...

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Barr created an outside team that has been secretly tearing apart Stone and Flynn cases for weeks

Feb 16, 2020 by

As The New York Times reports, this outside team of attorneys has spent the last two weeks “grilling line prosecutors” about cases....

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Jeremy Corbyn Stands Up For Julian Assange Against Boris Johnson’s Government – YouTube

Feb 16, 2020 by

Jeremy Corbyn attacks the government on its treatment of Julian Assange and calls for his potential extradition to be...

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American health care system costs four times more than Canada’s single-payer system

Feb 16, 2020 by

Average Americans pay $2,497 a year for insurance overhead and admin costs, while Canadians pay just $551 Source: American health...

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 Lee Camp: The TRUTH About Pete Buttigieg – YouTube

Feb 16, 2020 by

Pete Buttigieg appeared on the national stage out of nowhere during the 2016 election for the DNC chair. Now we’re being told...

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Alert: The Census Count Relies on Private Philanthropy 

Feb 16, 2020 by

And that could produce an uneven count depending on the private dollars available in various communities. Source: The Census Count...

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Alert: Bloomberg Is Emerging as Corporate Media’s Preferred Opposition to Sanders

Feb 16, 2020 by

Opinion-shapers at the nation’s elite newspapers are jumping on the Bloomberg train as Biden sinks in the polls. Source: Bloomberg Is...

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Trump confesses that he did send Giuliani to Ukraine, because he didn’t trust the FBI

Feb 16, 2020 by

The real win for Trump can only come by spelling out just how he tricked everyone, how he got away with it, how he proved that he’s...

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‘This is how democracies die’: House Democrats’ flagging urgency on Barr’s depravity is inexcusable

Feb 16, 2020 by

But this goes way beyond the interference Barr ran last year on public release of the Mueller report, which otherwise would have been...

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The Senate Rejects Outsourcing War Powers to Trump 

Feb 16, 2020 by

Eight Republican senators join Democrats to declare that Trump has no authority to attack Iran without congressional approval....

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Mistrial In Trump Biased Prosecution Against Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Is Win For Sovereignty 

Feb 16, 2020 by

A hung jury in the Donald Trump administration’s case against activists who were arrested protecting Venezuela’s internationally...

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AIPAC Is Helping Fund Anti-Sanders Super PAC Ads in Nevada

Feb 16, 2020 by

The group is telling donors that contributions to the Democratic Majority for Israel, whose ads are attacking Sanders, count as...

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William Barr: Trump Tweets Making It “Impossible” for Me to Corrupt the DOJ on His Behalf 

Feb 16, 2020 by

The attorney general wishes Trump would be a little more subtle about using the Justice Department to punish his friends and spare...

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North Dakota GOP settles voter ID lawsuits in a major victory for Native American voting rights

Feb 16, 2020 by

North Dakota’s Republican Secretary of State Al Jaeger has agreed to settle two lawsuits that had argued that the GOP’s...

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Sanders Applauds New Medicare for All Study: Will Save Americans $450 Billion and Prevent 68,000 Unnecessary Deaths Every Year 

Feb 16, 2020 by

Medicare for All will save Americans $450 billion and prevent 68,000 unnecessary deaths each and every year. Source: Sanders Applauds...

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Senate Acquittal Gave Trump a Blank Check. With Roger Stone’s Sentencing, the President’s Crime Syndicate Is Cashing In. 

Feb 16, 2020 by

Trump is now remaking his administration as a government version of the Trump Organization, where he only tolerates sycophants...

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The Fraud Machine At Work In Bolivia 

Feb 16, 2020 by

The counter-revolution in Bolivia is advancing under the parameters of a U.S.-made hybrid war and with the blessings of the...

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“A Referendum on Reality Itself”: The Disinformation Campaign That Republicans Plan to Cheat With

Feb 16, 2020 by

“Censorship through noise,”  “a preference for narrative over truth,” micro-targeting using “psychographic profiling,” “untraceable...

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Warren, Sanders Join Letter Urging AG Barr to Resign Immediately Over ‘Corrupt’ Role in Roger Stone Case 

Feb 16, 2020 by

“The shocking action taken by your or your senior staff to seek special protections for Mr. Stone make a mockery of your...

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64 Different Women Have Filed 40 Lawsuits Against Michael Bloomberg for Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Feb 16, 2020 by

Bloomberg’s sexism, like that of fellow New York City billionaire Donald Trump, has been prolific and well-documented, but for some...

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Bernie Sanders will be good for American economy, top economist says after Goldman Sachs attack 

Feb 16, 2020 by

French economist Thomas Piketty said history has many examples of extreme inequality fostering healthy social democracies. His...

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How The US Became The Center Of Global Kleptocracy 

Feb 16, 2020 by

“Trump’s kleptocratic instincts” share significant overlap with post-Soviet dictators and autocratic strongmen elsewhere, from his...

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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook must accept some state regulation 

Feb 16, 2020 by

Co-founder says site sits between telephone company and newspaper as content provider Source: Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook must accept...

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Alert: Democrats Team Up With Trump To Maintain Disastrous Healthcare System

Feb 16, 2020 by

Despite their rhetoric to the contrary, the Democrats advocate for austerity just as Republicans do, because ultimately they are...

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Over 1,100 former DOJ officials demand Barr’s resignation in scathing letter 

Feb 16, 2020 by

According to a report from the New York Times, over 1,100 former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials have signed on...

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Trump’s ‘Work-or-Die’ Medicaid Requirements in Arkansas 

Feb 16, 2020 by

The ruling upheld a lower court decision, with a three-judge panel unanimously arguing Medicaid work requirements negate the purpose...

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Reimagining Democratic Public Ownership for the Twenty-first Century 

Feb 16, 2020 by

A new transatlantic project will explore how new models of public ownership can shape the emerging commanding heights of the economy....

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L.A. County district attorney to wipe 66,000 marijuana convictions

Feb 16, 2020 by

Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey announced the dismissal of 66,000 marijuana convictions in L.A. County, a move that undoes decades of drug...

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Turning Up the Pressure for Integration, NYC Students Plan Citywide School Boycott 

Feb 16, 2020 by

It’s been more than two months since New York City students began boycotts at a different school campus each week. They’ve walked out...

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Queer activists disrupt Pete Buttigieg event in San Francisco: ‘We deserve better’

Feb 16, 2020 by

Fundraiser highlights division as growing number of LGBTQ+ voters say his views don’t represent them Source: Queer activists disrupt...

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Alert: Klobuchar Has Pushed Extreme Right-Wing Policy on Israel/Palestine

Feb 16, 2020 by

Klobuchar even alarmed some conservatives by backing an anti-BDS bill that endangered civil liberties and free speech. Source:...

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“I Think People Will Starve.” Experts Are Worried About the Hundreds of Thousands Who Could Lose Food Stamps Come April

Feb 16, 2020 by

Over the last half century, millions of Americans have benefited from the federal food stamp program, which was first signed into law...

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Mike Bloomberg gives Elizabeth Warren a (very, very, very) narrow path to victory

Feb 16, 2020 by

Is there a constituency of Democrats who are uncomfortable with Sanders’ socialism but are also uncomfortable with voting for a rapey...

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Medicare for All Helps Unions by Taking Health Care Off the Bargaining Table

Feb 16, 2020 by

When health care is treated as a universal right, bosses cannot use it as a bargaining tool against workers. Source: Medicare for All...

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Quid pro no you don’t! Trump tries Ukraine-style extortion on New York, gets told where he can quo

Feb 16, 2020 by

When the Department of Homeland Security announced on Feb. 7 that residents of New York would no longer be allowed to participate in...

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Senate votes to curb Trump’s war powers against Iran 

Feb 13, 2020 by

It’s a bipartisan rebuke of the president’s foreign policy that is sure to be vetoed. Source: Senate votes to curb...

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Roger Stone Knows Trump’s Secrets. That’s Why He’ll Avoid Prison

Feb 13, 2020 by

Long sentence or short, everything Trump touches dies — even his most loyal henchman. Source: Roger Stone Can’t Be Saved, Even...

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Why the Democrats Should Back Bernie Sanders: And Why They Won’t, If They Can Possibly Help It 

Feb 13, 2020 by

Not surprisingly, Sanders’ PAC-supported or big money opponents, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, and Michael Bloomberg, have belittled his...

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Revealed: CIA Spied Using Sabotaged Encryption Equipment It Sold to Foreign Governments Since the 1970s

Feb 13, 2020 by

“The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA) spied on allies and enemies alike through a company...

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Ocasio-Cortez Rips Bloomberg on Stop and Frisk: ‘Just a Billionaire Trying to Cover Up Authoritarian and Racist Policy’ 

Feb 13, 2020 by

“Stop and frisk was an unconstitutional, devastating practice for the entire city.” Source: Ocasio-Cortez Rips Bloomberg...

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Six Key Questions We Should Be Asking About the US’s Never-Ending Wars

Feb 13, 2020 by

Almost two decades of failing American wars across a startlingly large part of the planet and I’d like to know, for instance, who’s...

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Virginia House passes bill to award electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote 

Feb 13, 2020 by

If the legislation is passed by the Senate, where Democrats also hold control, and signed into law by the governor, Virginia would...

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Sanders and AOC’s Fracking Ban Angers Centrists and Their Fossil Fuel Backers

Feb 13, 2020 by

House Democrats have finally unveiled a flurry of climate bills aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but activists say only...

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The Irony of the Centrist-Progressive Debate 

Feb 13, 2020 by

Moderates consistently warn that progressive ideas can’t win “the middle.” But just look at the polls. Source: The...

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The Companies Profiteering From Palestinian Oppression

Feb 13, 2020 by

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Wednesday released a long-awaited list of 112 companies that do business...

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Company Behind Iowa Caucus App Has a Deeply Troubling Plan to Manipulate Voters

Feb 13, 2020 by

While Shadow’s massive mishandling of the Iowa caucus vote is important, investigation into Shadow and its sole investor, Acronym,...

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The Democrats’ biggest donor says the party is blowing it and should get behind Bernie’s platform

Feb 13, 2020 by

When the Democrats’ biggest donor calls single-payer the gold standard for the country, that is a clear indicator of Sanders’...

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Bernie Sanders Leads All Democratic Candidates in Support From Non-White Voters, New Polls Show

Feb 13, 2020 by

The independent senator from Vermont is backed by 28 percent of black, non-white Hispanic and Asian voters, according to the latest...

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UN Rapporteur Exposes British Government Attempts To Obstruct His Defence Of Assange 

Feb 13, 2020 by

At a meeting in London’s St. Pancras New Church on Monday night, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer provided...

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Barr’s Tough on Crime Approach Only Applies to ‘Those People’ 

Feb 13, 2020 by

While intervening to get Roger Stone a lighter sentence, he condemned reformist DAs for being soft on crime. Source: Barr’s Tough on...

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Accusing US of Crimes Against Humanity, Venezuela Calls on ICC to Investigate Sanctions 

Feb 13, 2020 by

With punishing sanctions, the Trump administration has given “a death sentence to tens of thousands of Venezuelans per...

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“No Longer Tethered to the Fundamentals”: A Nassim Taleb Protégé on How to Prepare for the Coming Market Crash 

Feb 13, 2020 by

Hedge-funder Mark Spitznagel believes the central banks have created a monster they don’t know how to stop. And when it comes (like...

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Because Facial Recognition Makes Students and Faculty Less Safe, 40+ Rights Groups Call on Universities to Ban Technology 

Feb 13, 2020 by

“This mass surveillance experiment does not belong in our public spaces, and certainly not in our schools.” Source:...

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Veterans Group Issues Joint Endorsement Of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders

Feb 13, 2020 by

The progressive group Common Defense pointed to the presidential hopefuls’ support for ending the “forever war.”...

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Marie Yovanovitch Receives Diplomacy Award After Being Disgraced By Trump 

Feb 13, 2020 by

The former diplomat, who said she was the target of a smear campaign by the Trump administration, was honored with an award for her...

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