‘Terrible News’ for GOP as Survey Shows Generation Z Shaping Up To Be Most Progressive Ever

Jan 17, 2019 by

“This data suggests there is a reason why Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets so much heat from conservatives—she and this...

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There’s a Good Reason Many Jewish Women Will Be Joining the Women’s March 

Jan 17, 2019 by

We feel it’s where we belong. Source: There’s a Good Reason Many Jewish Women Will Be Joining the Women’s March | The...

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Israel’s Election – A Turning Point for Democracy? 

Jan 17, 2019 by

In this election season, we are witnessing more people speak about the strength of Israel’s democracy as a central issue. This comes...

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Maxine Waters takes over House Financial Services Committee and prepares to pressure Wall Street

Jan 17, 2019 by

With the Democratic takeover of the House or Representatives earlier this month, Waters becomes the first woman and first black...

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The Trump-Russia Scam – How Obama Enabled The FBI To Spy On Trump

Jan 17, 2019 by

The Mueller investigation, thanks to the snooping Obama and the FBI enabled, knows the content of every phone call, chat and email...

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Ballot Initiatives Are Bringing Medicaid Expansion to Some of America’s Most Conservative States 

Jan 17, 2019 by

The passage of Medicaid expansion in three deeply conservative states is evidence that a less partisan presentation of policy is...

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Warning:William Barr Is a Trojan Horse

Jan 17, 2019 by

Barr’s mellow, wordy lawyer’s schtick was the perfect Trojan horse for all the bad policies with which he intends to infest the...

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How the ‘forever-war crowd’ of congressional members, media pundits and semiretired generals hold the reins on US foreign policy 

Jan 17, 2019 by

If they know where their representatives stand, constituents can hold them accountable if they choose to prolong unpopular conflicts....

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Shame: The Democrats’ capitulation to William Barr 

Jan 17, 2019 by

Democrats on the Judiciary Committee seem to be looking right past red flags. Source: The Democrats’ capitulation to William Barr...

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Warning: Criminalizing BDS and free speech: US Politicians are Selling Out the 1st Amendment and Their County for AIPAC cash 

Jan 17, 2019 by

An AIPAC-backed effort to make boycotting Israel — or even calling for a boycott of Israel — over its oppression of...

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The Only Way to Stop Israel From Screwing Over the Palestinians 

Jan 17, 2019 by

Palestine is applying to be a full member of the United Nations, a move that could finally slow Israel’s politicide against...

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Public Takeover of PG&E: A Radically Common-Sense Proposal

Jan 17, 2019 by

Californians want a publicly owned utility that’s reliable, affordable and willing to lead on climate change. Source: Public...

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Revealed: The US detention center where sick children receive ‘the bare minimum’

Jan 17, 2019 by

Advocates and former detainees say it is normal for children held at the Berks Family Residential Center in Pennsylvania to have...

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Bernie Sanders Meets With 2 Dozen Former Staffers To Address Harassment Claims 

Jan 17, 2019 by

In his latest effort to address allegations of sexism as he mulls another bid for the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) met...

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10 Things We All Lose If Bernie Chooses Not to Run in 2020

Jan 17, 2019 by

What policy issues would be off the table? What demands for transformation would be watered down? Source: 10 Things We All Lose If...

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LA Teachers Strike Shows There Is Little Difference Between Dems & Repubs On Corporatized Education 

Jan 17, 2019 by

When you get right down to it, there is very little difference between many Democratic policymakers and their Republican...

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250 more hospitals just joined in on a plan to make their own drugs and the effort could upend the generic pharma business

Jan 17, 2019 by

Another 12 health systems joined an organization aiming to lower the price of prescription drugs. The hope is to make generic drugs...

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Warning: The Scott Warren Case is Part of a Crackdown on Aid to Migrants 

Jan 17, 2019 by

Scott Warren offered food, water, and clothing to migrants on a deadly stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. Now he’s facing twenty...

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Ocasio-Cortez Is on the Financial Committee, and Banks Are Afraid

Jan 17, 2019 by

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s assignment to the powerful House Financial Services Committee has triggered a fresh round of...

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Why Is the AP Carrying Water for William Barr? 

Jan 17, 2019 by

The wire service conveniently omits that Trump’s pick for attorney general pardoned six officials for their role in the...

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Michael Cohen Paid A Tech Firm Owned By Jerry Falwell To Manipulate Online Polls In Trump’s Favor

Jan 17, 2019 by

Simply, what Michael Cohen has to do with Jerry Falwell, Jr. is this: a man named John Gauger is the Chief Information Officer for...

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As Texas prison camp for migrant kids closes, another facility in Florida nearly doubles in size

Jan 17, 2019 by

One monstrosity in the Texas desert has been shuttered even as another one along the Florida coastline is expanding. Following the...

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Exclusive: The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed 

Jan 17, 2019 by

How US military spending keeps rising even as the Pentagon flunks its audit. Source: Exclusive: The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting...

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Despite denials, documents reveal U.S. training UAE forces for combat in Yemen

Jan 17, 2019 by

newly obtained documents reveal that the United States has also been training coalition military personnel from the United Arab...

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‘Our Nation’s Capital Has Officially Become a Playground’: Trump Sends ‘Childish’ Letter Canceling Pelosi’s Overseas Trip

Jan 17, 2019 by

A day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called for the delay of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address...

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Israel’s Plan To ‘Worsen Conditions’ For Palestinian Prisoners Is An Opportunity For Unity 

Jan 17, 2019 by

Depriving Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails of their basic rights is a “moral duty”, according to Israeli Public...

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Reform District Attorneys Aim to Boost Police Accountability With Brady Lists 

Jan 17, 2019 by

In the racially divided city of St. Louis the chief prosecutor has embraced a controversial tool to hold police accountable:...

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An interpreter explains why the keeper of Trump’s meeting with Putin faces an ethical dilemma 

Jan 17, 2019 by

The code of ethics for professional conference interpreters states that they “shall be bound by the strictest secrecy, which must be...

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Go inside a smuggling tunnel Trump’s wall can’t stop

Jan 17, 2019 by

MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff travels 70 feet below San Diego for a look at the cross-border smuggling tunnels Trump’s border...

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The Philosophical Roots of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Tax Plan 

Jan 17, 2019 by

AOC’s tax proposal finds inspiration not in Karl Marx, but in mainstream American political philosophy. How we tax the rich depends...

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 Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO 

Jan 17, 2019 by

The New York Times loves NATO, but should you?Judging by comments in social media and the real world, millions of people in the...

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Lindsey Graham Just Accidentally Admitted That Suppressing Black Voter Turnout Is a Core GOP Goal

Jan 17, 2019 by

If Graham is actually as bewildered as he says he is by black civil rights advocates’ low opinion of the GOP, perhaps his own...

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What Back Alley? These Women Say DIY Abortion Can Be Empowering

Jan 17, 2019 by

Ending a pregnancy without professional help has its risks, from medical complications to imprisonment. But the abortion methods...

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Sacklers Directed Efforts to Mislead Public About OxyContin, New Documents Indicate 

Jan 17, 2019 by

A filing in a Massachusetts lawsuit contains dozens of internal Purdue Pharma documents suggesting the family was far more involved...

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Judge Rules That Biometrics Are the Same As Passwords

Jan 17, 2019 by

 a California judge has issued a new ruling in how law enforcement is allowed to use, or not use, a suspect’s biometric features. In...

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Citigroup Bravely Announces It Pays Women Like S–t 

Jan 17, 2019 by

The bank said in a blog post that women at the bank earn 71 percent of their male colleagues’ pay. Source: Citigroup Bravely...

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Hungary Finally Has an Opposition Worth a Damn

Jan 17, 2019 by

The country’s youngest party has united the left and right against Viktor Orban. Source: Hungary Finally Has an Opposition Worth a...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Was More Radical Than We Like To Remember 

Jan 16, 2019 by

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we would do his memory justice by honoring all of his legacy. Not just the parts that make white...

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A Dream Deferred: MLK’s Dream of Economic Justice is Far From Reality

Jan 16, 2019 by

90 years after King was born, the racial wealth divide is actually growing — which drags down the entire economy Source: A...

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With US ‘Drilling Towards Disaster,’ Report Warns Anything Less Than Urgent Green New Deal Will Be ‘Too Little, Too Late’

Jan 16, 2019 by

A report(pdf) by Oil Change International (OCI), which warns that—unless radical action on the scale of a Green New Deal is...

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Democrats Need to Rein In Our Out-of-Control Military Spending

Jan 16, 2019 by

 Democrats, for good reason, vehemently oppose almost everything Trump proposes, but when he asks for a huge increase in military...

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FERC data suggest new renewable capacity in US could be 4x greater than fossil fuels by 2021

Jan 16, 2019 by

According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of the latest data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), ...

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Here’s How Democratic Presidential Contenders Should (Not) Talk About Russia 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Candidates gearing up for 2020 may be blazing new trails on domestic issues, but when it comes to engagement with Russia, they...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Tax Proposal Could Raise $720 Billion Over The Next 10 Years 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Such a high tax rate is not unheard of and higher rates used to be the norm during a large portion of the 20th century because higher...

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Women’s March leader asked to condemn anti-semitic comments by Louis Farrakhan of Nation of Islam 

Jan 16, 2019 by

On The View‘s Monday episode, Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory asked to condemn anti-semitic comments made by...

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Warning: US Adopts Christian Ideology to Guide Foreign Policy

Jan 16, 2019 by

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech at the American University in Cairo began with his acknowledgement that he views the...

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Vote Him Out: Steny Hoyer Deploys ‘Republican-Lite Talking Points’ to Oppose 70% Tax Rate on Ultra-Rich That Most Americans Want

Jan 16, 2019 by

The bold agenda being pushed by lawmakers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “is not a litany of progressive issues; it’s...

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Warning: Paygo Is a Mistake for House Democrats

Jan 16, 2019 by

While Paygo might at first glance seem like a reasonable commitment to “fiscal responsibility,” it’s really just another obstacle,...

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Billionaires vs. LA Schools

Jan 16, 2019 by

The Los Angeles teachers’ strike isn’t all about wages. At its core, the strike is a fight against the privatization of...

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Worried Republicans are questioning McConnell’s political strategy in shutdown

Jan 16, 2019 by

Republican pals of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are dishing to conservative outlet The Washington Examiner’s David...

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Piling On Syria Sanctions Undermines Diplomacy 

Jan 16, 2019 by

In addition to imposing new sanctions against Syria, the Senate bill contains the Combating BDS Act, which would provide legal cover...

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The Inspector General Should Review the FBI Counterintelligence Probe into Trump

Jan 16, 2019 by

 I was struck by the recent New York Times story about the FBI opening a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump after...

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McConnell Blocks House Bill to Reopen Government for Second Time

Jan 16, 2019 by

Senate Republicans blocked a House-passed package to reopen the federal government for a second time in as many weeks on Tuesday....

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Theresa May survives no-confidence vote 

Jan 16, 2019 by

A day after her Brexit plan suffered the worst parliamentary defeat in modern British political history, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa...

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Landmark Democracy Bill Would Protect Every Voter’s Voice in the Political Process and Restore Trust in Government 

Jan 16, 2019 by

On January 3, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced HR 1, a bill to make vital, high-priority improvements to our...

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Cory Booker and Kamala Harris expose William Barr’s cluelessness on criminal justice 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Barr hasn’t a clue about the criminal justice system of 2019, as Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris showed. Source: Cory...

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Chris Christie burns down Trump’s entire inner circle: ‘Grifters, weaklings and felons’ 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn’t just have his knives out for Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner — he also has unkind words...

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Neoliberalism: Free Market Fundamentalism Or Corporate Power? 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Private forms of corporate ownership are “simply a legal fiction.”* The economic requirements of the modern corporation no longer...

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Corruption Alert: T-Mobile executives flock to Trump hotel while seeking Trump administration merger approval

Jan 16, 2019 by

The Obama administration said no when T-Mobile tried to merge with Sprint, because having the third- and fourth-biggest cellphone...

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Urban Sheriffs Flee ICE Program as Small Counties Join Trump’s Deportation Push 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Even as dozens of smaller counties join President Trump’s call for sheriffs to help with deportations at local jails, larger urban...

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Corruption Alert: Texas Congressman With Ties To Controversial Donor Introduces $38 Billion Israel Aid Bill

Jan 16, 2019 by

MICHAEL MCCAUL, THE BILL’S AUTHOR, HAS A LONG RECORD OF SUPPORTING ISRAEL AND HAS RECEIVED $90,000 FROM PRO-ISRAEL POLITICAL ACTION...

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Want to Change Society’s Views? Here’s How Many People You’ll Need on Your Side

Jan 16, 2019 by

 We’ve honed in on the “tipping point” for social change. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of...

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The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Insult to Angela Davis Has Boomeranged 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Scholars, activists, and grassroots organizers have flocked to her defense, a testament to the growing strength of intersectional...

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Warning: From the Empty, Shutdown IRS, Automated Processes Are Sending Out Property Seizure Notices, and No Human Can Stop Them

Jan 16, 2019 by

The IRS is shut down, along with much of the rest of the federal government, but unattended servers running on autopilot are sensing...

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University Of Glasgow Commits To Pay Reparations For Profiting From African Enslavement, Providing A Model For Others To Follow 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Even as those who oppose reparations argue it is unfeasible or too costly, one British university is proving that it is both possible...

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A Shutdown for the 99 Percent, Concierge Government for the 1 Percent

Jan 16, 2019 by

Powerful real-estate interests successfully lobbied to avoid the consequences of the shutdown, while American workers go without pay....

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Warning: Supreme Court Concludes That Snatching a Necklace Is a Violent Felony

Jan 16, 2019 by

In a 5-to-4 decision, the justices considered the scope of a federal law requiring mandatory 15-year sentences for some crimes....

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Yemen’s Houthis Refute Pompeo’s Accusations Of Hodeida Truce Violations

Jan 16, 2019 by

THE HOUTHIS BOYCOTTED A MEETING CHAIRED BY THE HEAD OF A UN-LED CEASEFIRE MONITORING TEAM IN HODEIDA, ACCUSING THE HEAD OF THE TEAM...

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Iowas Gov. Reynolds to propose lifting felon voting ban in Condition of the State

Jan 16, 2019 by

Gov. Kim Reynolds will propose a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to convicted felons in her Condition of the State...

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Warning of ‘Catastrophic Event,’ Air Traffic Controllers Union Official Says Flying ‘Absolutely’ Less Safe Due to Trump Shutdown

Jan 16, 2019 by

“Each day that this shutdown continues, the situation gets worse and worse,” says Trish Gilbert, executive vice president...

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These Hungarian Students Are Fighting For Their Country’s Democracy 

Jan 16, 2019 by

Though Orbán sought to stamp out dissent and free thought in Hungary, he only made us call out to each other in solidarity. Source:...

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Arne Duncan’s Attack on Los Angeles Public Teachers Shows He Doesn’t Care About Real Student Needs

Jan 16, 2019 by

Public education is a right. But the former secretary of education has treated it like—at best—an afterthought Source:...

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Kirsten Gillibrand announces exploratory committee for 2020 

Jan 16, 2019 by

She’s the latest candidate to join what is expected to be a large Democratic field. Source: Kirsten Gillibrand announces...

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White people assume niceness is the answer to racial inequality. It’s not

Jan 16, 2019 by

While most of us see ourselves as ‘not racist’, we continue to reproduce racist outcomes and live segregated lives Source: White...

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Los Angeles Launches a New Phone App That Will Alert Users When an Earthquake Is Imminent 

Jan 16, 2019 by

On January 3rd, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the release of ShakeAlertLA, a new earthquake-warning app for residents of...

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Bolsonaro Acts; Brazil’s Socio-Environmental Groups Resist

Jan 16, 2019 by

We are prepared, we won’t back down or give up the rights we have conquered, much less hand over our territory so that...

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The First Priority: Making America a Democracy

Jan 15, 2019 by

Partisan gerrymanders and the Electoral College make a mockery of the notion that the United States is a functioning democracy. We...

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Warning: Corporate Media Are Already Blowing the 2020 Democratic Primary

Jan 15, 2019 by

From CNN to MSNBC, each of the major networks appears determined to prevent a progressive from capturing the party’s...

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United States Doesn’t Even Make Top 20 On Global Democracy Index 

Jan 15, 2019 by

A new index released this week offers a sobering look at how democracy is faring in the United States. According to the 2018 edition...

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In Rebuke of Trump’s Effort to ‘Weaponize’ 2020 Census Against Immigrant Communities, Federal Judge Strikes Down Citizenship Question

Jan 15, 2019 by

Ruling on a lawsuit filed by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), the ACLU, and other groups, U.S. District Judge Jess Furman...

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As Poll Shows Majority Back 70% Tax Rate for Ultra-Rich, Ocasio-Cortez’s “Radical” Proposal Proves Extremely Mainstream

Jan 15, 2019 by

“I don’t think it’s surprising,” said the New York congresswoman. “What we see, overall, is that the...

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These 2020 hopefuls are courting Wall Street. Don’t be fooled by their progressive veneer 

Jan 15, 2019 by

outward appearances aren’t everything. Booker, Harris and Gillibrand have been making a very different pitch of late — on Wall...

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Will the Longest Shutdown in US History End in a Power Grab?

Jan 15, 2019 by

It is appearing increasingly likely that Trump will declare a national emergency to end the shutdown. Source: Will the Longest...

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Third Annual Women’s March: #WomensWave

Jan 15, 2019 by

1/19/19: The #WomensWave is coming. The 2017 Women’s March inspired hundreds of women to run, millions more to vote, and dozens to...

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Los Angeles Teachers Are Striking—and Expecting That Teachers Across the Country Will Follow Suit 

Jan 15, 2019 by

Organizers say the L.A. movement to better fund public education will inspire solidarity movements nationwide. Source: Los Angeles...

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What If Mueller Proves Trump Collusion and No One Cares?

Jan 15, 2019 by

the fizzle outcome now looks genuinely possible, not because Mueller won’t get the goods, but because of a combination of Trump’s...

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The FBI’s Investigation of Trump as a “National Security Threat” is Itself a Serious Danger. But J. Edgar Hoover Pioneered the Tactic

Jan 15, 2019 by

Did the FBI investigate Trump due to disagreements with his policy views on Russia? If so, it would not be the first time the bureau...

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Groups to Tech Companies: Don’t Sell Face Surveillance Tech to Government 

Jan 15, 2019 by

A coalition of more than 80 racial justice, faith, and civil, human, and immigrants’ rights groups sent letters today to Microsoft,...

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Why Joe Biden is not the fighter we need for the policies we deserve 

Jan 15, 2019 by

The former vice president is considering a run for president in 2020, but progressives should be leery of his candidacy. Source: Why...

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Russian media: nuclear torpedo can destroy the US, Europe, the world 

Jan 15, 2019 by

“Russia will soon deploy an underwater nuclear-powered drone which will make the whole multi-billion dollar system of US...

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Lessons From Watergate: What the Senate Judiciary Committee Should Ask Bill Barr

Jan 15, 2019 by

 William Barr, President Trump’s nominee to head the Justice Department, will appear on Jan. 15 before the Senate Committee on...

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Democrats Are Afraid Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Too. And That’s A Good Thing.

Jan 15, 2019 by

The corporate Democrats who dominate the party’s power structure in Congress should fear losing their seats because they’re out of...

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Most Of The Country’s Population Now Has A Democratic Governor

Jan 15, 2019 by

With the inaugurations of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday, a majority of Americans now live in a...

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Jay Inslee raises the stakes for 2020 presidential candidates 

Jan 15, 2019 by

while more than 1,300 American politicians have taken the pledge not to accept fossil fuel donations, Inslee is only the second...

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Warning: John Bolton Aims to Plunge Us Into Another Generation of War 

Jan 15, 2019 by

The national security adviser has been agitating for a war on Iran for two decades, and if he’s not reined in, he could soon...

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What I Learned Being Part of the Sanctuary Caravan: Delivering Support to Asylum Seekers on the U.S. Border 

Jan 15, 2019 by

We saw an outpouring of generosity for the people most hurt by our oppressive immigration policy. Source: What I Learned Being Part...

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Case Study: Reuters And US Media Urge Offensive Against Iran

Jan 15, 2019 by

Ever since the beginning of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, the United States has been leading a propaganda campaign against Iran,...

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Cancelled Immigration Court Hearings Grow as Shutdown Continues

Jan 15, 2019 by

Since the beginning of the federal government shutdown, most Immigration Court hearings have been cancelled. As of January 11, the...

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As PG&E Files for Bankruptcy, Who Is Liable for California’s Wildfires? 

Jan 15, 2019 by

Climate change and development have undoubtedly increased fire risk in California, but if utilities don’t pay the damages,...

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U.S., North Korea to hold talks this week seeking ‘interim’ deal

Jan 15, 2019 by

The United States and North Korea plan to hold high-level talks in Washington this week to discuss a second meeting between their...

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