Vaccine passports are coming, because businesses like money and Americans like not dying

Apr 14, 2021 by

The idea of allowing the Americans now immune (mostly!) to the virus to again gather together, however, also implies that...

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Jayapal Calls for Crackdown on Wealthiest After IRS Chief Says Tax Evasion Costs US $1 Trillion a Year

Apr 14, 2021 by

“We don’t just need a wealth tax, we also need to give the IRS the tools it needs to make sure the ultra-rich finally pay...

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Police Group Says Qualified Immunity Makes Americans ‘Less Safe’ 

Apr 14, 2021 by

Last month, 54 police officers, judges, prosecutors, and federal agents across the country sent a letter to Congress urging...

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No, Biden ending the Afghanistan War isn’t a Disaster: The disaster was Dropping 7,400 Bombs on the Country Annually

Apr 14, 2021 by

President Biden announced Tuesday that he will completely withdraw US troops from Afghanistan around September 1. This move will...

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A Tiny Number of People Will Be Hospitalized Despite Being Vaccinated. We Have to Learn Why. 

Apr 14, 2021 by

Experts say we should investigate “breakthrough infections” to look out for variants and understand who’s vulnerable. In many cases,...

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The new census will shake up seats in Congress. See how your state stands to win or lose.

Apr 14, 2021 by

Some states will gain seats after the census, while others such as Rhode Island will likely lose them. And even after the changes,...

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Manchin bases opposition to infrastructure plan on Republican lie about corporate tax cuts, jobs

Apr 14, 2021 by

Senate Republicans, with an assist from Democrat Joe Manchin, are doing their level best to insist that it would destroy the economy...

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Bolivia Launches International Campaign to Free COVID-19 Vaccine Patents

Apr 14, 2021 by

Bolivia will also urge rich countries that have hoarded vaccines to hand over their extra doses to the people who need them the most....

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Capitol Police were told to hold back, not use most aggressive tactics during MAGA insurrection

Apr 14, 2021 by

U.S. Capitol Police officers were told by their leaders not to use their most aggressive tactics to stop the mob that attacked the...

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If CEOs Really Want to Stop GOP Attacks on Voting, Say Progressives, They’d Support the For the People Act

Apr 14, 2021 by

“While it’s great that these executives and their companies oppose the Jim Crow-style laws that GOP lawmakers are pushing...

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Why It’s So Hard for America to End Its Wars 

Apr 14, 2021 by

Is there any way for Biden to achieve peace with honor in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan? Source: Why It’s So Hard for America to End...

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Russia calls for ban on weapons in space

Apr 14, 2021 by

“We consistently believe that only a guaranteed prevention of an arms race in space will make it possible to use it for...

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When We Realize That the U.S. Can’t Control the World? 

Apr 14, 2021 by

Joe Biden’s foreign policy differs little from that of his predecessor Donald Trump. The imperatives of the United States hegemon...

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‘Too Dangerous to Exist’: Coalition Calls for Ban on Private, Corporate Use of Facial Recognition 

Apr 14, 2021 by

“Letting this tool of authoritarian control spread throughout the private sector has serious implications for worker organizing...

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250 Groups Urge WTO Chief to Ditch Pharma-Friendly Approach and Embrace Vaccine Patent Waiver

Apr 14, 2021 by

“Global supply should not be dependent on the purely commercial prerogatives and exclusive rights of pharmaceutical companies...

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Poll: 15% of Americans worse off a year into pandemic

Apr 14, 2021 by

The problem is more pronounced at lower-income levels: 29% of Americans living below the federal poverty line say their personal...

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Military programs aiming to end pandemics forever – 60 Minutes 

Apr 14, 2021 by

If his concept, now in clinical trials, proves successful, Dr. Modjarrad says in five years a single vaccine could defeat all...

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‘Now, We Need to Make the Change Permanent’: FDA Lifts Abortion Pill Restriction During Pandemic 

Apr 14, 2021 by

“The in-person dispensing restriction—which the Trump administration fought to keep in place during the...

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UCS Delivers Letter to White House Signed by More Than 1,500 Scientists Urging Biden to Cut Emissions by at Least Half by 2030

Apr 14, 2021 by

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) today delivered a letter to the White House urging President Joe Biden to commit to reducing...

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Cases Like Reality Winner’s Show Press Needs to Protect Whistleblowers

Apr 14, 2021 by

As the government attacks press freedom, reporters must consider their responsibility to sources — and each other. Source:...

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Welcome to the new colonialism: rich countries sitting on surplus vaccines 

Apr 14, 2021 by

Last month, 130 countries had yet to administer a single dose of vaccine. Meanwhile the US has enough for three times its population...

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The United States as a Mass-Killing Machine

Apr 14, 2021 by

On this planet of ours, America is the emperor of weaponry. Source: Opinion | The United States as a Mass-Killing Machine

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Now Is the Time for a Third Reconstruction – Abolishing Jim Crow Once and for All

Apr 14, 2021 by

In 1870, during Reconstruction, Congress adopted the 15th Amendment, outlawed disenfranchisement on the basis of race and created the...

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Caron Nazario saw his uncle, Eric Garner, die in police hands. Windsor, Va., officers assaulted him

Apr 14, 2021 by

Nazario, an Army officer who was pulled over in uniform and pepper-sprayed in Windsor, Va., mourned Garner, who died after being...

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Japanese regulator bans restart at nuclear plant over safety breaches 

Apr 14, 2021 by

Fukushima plant operator Tepco suffers blow to plans to resume at its only operable atomic facility Source: Japanese regulator bans...

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Trump-Era Spike in Israeli Settlement Growth Has Only Begun

Apr 14, 2021 by

An aggressive Israeli settlement spree during the Trump era pushed deeper than ever into the occupied West Bank — territory the...

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To Bust Monopoly Power, Start With the Companies Controlling Our Food

Apr 14, 2021 by

Busting the monopoly power of abusive and arrogant food giants is broadly popular—even in Congress. Source: Opinion | To Bust...

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Biden Justice Department has refused to disclose certain family separation documents

Apr 14, 2021 by

Attorneys representing separated families have sought these documents as part of their litigation, but had been blocked by the...

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‘Shame’: Biden to Advance Trump-Era Sale of $23 Billion in F-35s and Armed Drones to UAE 

Apr 14, 2021 by

“We have to stop choosing political expediency over human rights,” said Kate Kizer of Win Without War. Source:...

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House and Senate Democrats Plan Bill to Add Four Justices to Supreme Court

Apr 14, 2021 by

The Constitution allows Congress to set the number of Supreme Court justices. Source: House and Senate Democrats Plan Bill to Add...

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Stand Up America Celebrates Continued Momentum for D.C. Statehood After H.R. 51 Passes Oversight Committee 

Apr 14, 2021 by

After the House Oversight Committee advanced H.R. 51 today, the bill that would ensure statehood for the District of Columbia, Stand...

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Leaked calls show ALEC’s secret plan to fight Biden on climate

Apr 14, 2021 by

A new ALEC working group is promoting long-shot tactics like nullification and a constitutional convention. Source: Leaked calls show...

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New Zealand bill would require banks to disclose climate risks, in a world first

Apr 14, 2021 by

New Zealand is set to consider legislation that would require banks, insurers and asset managers to disclose the impacts of climate...

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Officer Kim Potter to be charged with manslaughter in Daunte Wright’s death 

Apr 14, 2021 by

Kim Potter, the former police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright outside Minneapolis on Sunday, will be charged with...

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California is poised for a catastrophic fire season. Experts say its plan isn’t nearly enough

Apr 14, 2021 by

The state has furnished half a billion dollars in emergency funding as drought sets stage for megafires Source: California is poised...

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America’s criminal legal system is unduly harsh. Experts explain how we got here and solutions that will benefit everyone.

Apr 14, 2021 by

Addressing a range of issues — from policing to prosecution to incarceration to life after prison — the writers highlight...

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Intelligence sources say biggest threat to U.S. is actually U.S. Policy 

Apr 14, 2021 by

A new “threat assessment” by the US intelligence cartel has named China the number one threat to the United States today, followed by...

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The Progressive Group That Helped Bring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Congress Is Launching Its First Primary Challenge of 2022

Apr 14, 2021 by

Odessa Kelly, 39, is taking on an incumbent Democrat in Tennessee. She would be the first openly gay Black woman elected to Congress....

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Alert: Wisconsin officer cleared over Jacob Blake shooting returns to duty

Apr 14, 2021 by

Officer Rusten Sheskey was not charged in the August 2020 incident that left Jacob Blake Jr paralyzed from the waist down. Sheskey...

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“We Are Not Here or Funded to ‘Promote the Best Interest’ of the Children,” Wrote the Head of a Program for Brain-Damaged Infants

Apr 14, 2021 by

A Florida program promises support to families of severely brain-damaged infants. Instead, parents have been forced to choose between...

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Citing $9 Trillion Cost of Vaccine Inequity, UN Chief Calls for Global Wealth Tax on Pandemic Profiteers 

Apr 13, 2021 by

“Advancing an equitable global response and recovery from the pandemic is putting multilateralism to the test. So far, it is a...

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Alert: Biden’s Supreme Court Commission Is Designed to Fail 

Apr 13, 2021 by

Biden’s recently announced commission to study court reform isn’t designed to offer solutions—it’s designed to be an excuse to do...

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Over 25 Years, World’s Wealthiest 5% Behind Over One-Third of Global Emissions Growth: Study 

Apr 13, 2021 by

“We have got to cut over-consumption and the best place to start is over-consumption among the polluting elites who contribute...

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Iran to enrich uranium to 60% in response to Israeli attack

Apr 13, 2021 by

The announcement comes in response to the explosion at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, for which Iran blames Israel.It will...

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Country catching up to Bernie Sanders’ way of thinking

Apr 13, 2021 by

Today it’s clear that on issue after issue, Sanders’ thunder on the left has carried the day among a majority of Americans, including...

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Greenpeace Says Japan’s Plan to Contaminate Pacific Ocean With Fukushima Water Would Violate International Law 

Apr 13, 2021 by

“The government has taken the wholly unjustified decision to deliberately contaminate the Pacific Ocean with radioactive...

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The risk-reward calculus of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, visualized 

Apr 13, 2021 by

What it means to have a one-in-a-million chance of a complication. Source: The risk-reward calculus of the Johnson & Johnson...

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Alert: Biden Wants to Spend Even More on Defense than Trump 

Apr 13, 2021 by

The president’s plan to hike Pentagon spending draws a rebuke from progressives. Source: Biden Wants to Spend Even More on Defense...

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Top WHO Epidemiologist Warns Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Growing Exponentially’ Around the World 

Apr 13, 2021 by

“It is the time right now where everyone has to take stock and have a reality check of what we need to be doing.” Source:...

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Vaccine refusal is going to cost this country billions, and we’ll all end up paying for it

Apr 13, 2021 by

We’re regularly treated to conservatives whining about “entitlements” to those they consider undeserving, be they people of a...

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The way the Supreme Court is using its shadow docket should raise alarm bells.

Apr 13, 2021 by

Although the Supreme Court (like any court) has always had a “shadow docket,” the past few years have seen a dramatic uptick in...

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Fewer than half of young Americans are positive about capitalism

Apr 13, 2021 by

According to a new poll from Gallup, young Americans are souring on capitalism. Less than half, 45 percent, view capitalism...

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 The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Is the Reform We Need

Apr 13, 2021 by

Police reforms will never work unless accompanied by and embedded in rebuilding and empowering communities. Source: Opinion | The...

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US unions not fazed by Amazon setback and vow to keep up the organizing fight 

Apr 13, 2021 by

Labor groups point to progress in a wide range of industries as evidence that workers across America are ready to unionize Source: US...

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Vaccine diplomacy: China in the Global South 

Apr 13, 2021 by

 China’s Sinopharm vaccine is 86 percent effective, slightly less than Pfizer’s and Moderna’s but more than...

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Why the Poorest Millionaires Should Stop Worrying About a Wealth Tax

Apr 13, 2021 by

If you don’t have $20 million or sitting around you can just relax. Source: Opinion | Why the Poorest Millionaires Should Stop...

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9 huge government conspiracies that actually happened

Apr 13, 2021 by

Declassified documents prove them. Source: True Government Conspiracies

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Wisconsin court win stops purge of 129,000 voters 

Apr 13, 2021 by

On Friday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 5-2 to block the removal of 129,000 voters from the rolls. The Justices rejected a...

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Former Australian Leader Accuses Rupert Murdoch And Trump Of Crippling Democracy 

Apr 13, 2021 by

Murdoch has created an echo chamber that propelled Trump into the White House, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said. Source:...

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FDA Lifts Curbs on Dispensing Abortion Pills During Pandemic

Apr 13, 2021 by

The FDA concluded that allowing patients to receive abortion pills through the mail will not increase risks. Source: FDA Lifts Curbs...

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 You’ve Heard About Gerrymandering. What Happens When It Involves Prisons? 

Apr 13, 2021 by

Counting people where they’re imprisoned takes political power away from cities and transfers it to rural areas. Source: Opinion |...

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State Department Taps Veteran Diplomat for Diversity Post

Apr 13, 2021 by

Career diplomat Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will be tasked with reversing the department’s record of big promises and little results....

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Ex-Trump officials launch nonprofit promoting America First ideology 

Apr 13, 2021 by

A constellation of Trump administration stars today will launch the America First Policy Institute, a 40-person nonprofit group with...

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Brooklyn Center Police Use Tear Gas on Crowd 15 Minutes After Its Use Was Banned

Apr 13, 2021 by

Police used cruel crowd tactics Monday night to attack those protesting the police-perpetrated killing of Daunte Wright. Source:...

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Alert: Israelis to Evict Dozens of Native Palestinian families in Occupied East Jerusalem, plan Confiscation of 40% of Sheikh Jarrah

Apr 13, 2021 by

the Israeli-controlled Jerusalem municipality recommended the Israeli courts to confiscate forty per cent of the land in the...

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Why Republicans are betting the farm on attacking transgender people 

Apr 13, 2021 by

“A lot of authoritarian political movements are using trans people as their scapegoats.” She called the latest wave of...

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The American Sustainable Business Council Endorses the Climate Stewardship Act 

Apr 13, 2021 by

“Businesses leaders have been calling for the federal government to support transition of our agricultural investment towards...

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NY Democrats just made history with one of the most progressive policy victories in generations

Apr 13, 2021 by

Over the past few weeks, Democrats in New York have legalized marijuana, repealed a crooked corporate immunity law, and passed a...

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Daniel Hale Blew the Whistle on the US’s Illegal Drone Program. He’s a Hero, Not a Criminal.

Apr 13, 2021 by

Former intelligence analyst Daniel Hale is being prosecuted for blowing the whistle on America’s drone program. It’s the latest in...

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Will Smith movie ‘Emancipation’ abandons Georgia over voting restrictions

Apr 13, 2021 by

The big-budget, runaway slave thriller was sold to Apple Studios in a deal reportedly valued at $120 million. Source: Will Smith...

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Washington Post applauds sacrificing communities of color to the Postal Service austerity gods

Apr 13, 2021 by

Hiatt’s editorial board is ignoring the very real harm DeJoy’s cutbacks could bring to millions of people who rely on the...

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Rights Advocates Concerned Over Biden Push to Increase Militarization of Borders in Central America 

Apr 13, 2021 by

“The Biden administration should place human rights at the center of its migration discussions and agreements with regional...

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Pressure on Biden to End Yemen Blockade Builds With New Letter From Lawmakers 

Apr 13, 2021 by

Rep. Ro Khanna says members of Congress are “assessing” whether a War Powers Resolution is needed to fully end U.S....

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Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves, Wild postpone games in wake of police shooting of Daunte Wright

Apr 13, 2021 by

  “Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details...

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Alert: Sen. Mark Kelly Is Emerging as an Obstacle to the PRO Act

Apr 13, 2021 by

Sen. Angus King, meanwhile, has been “inundated” by supporters and opponents of the sweeping labor law reform. Source: Sen. Mark...

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When It Comes to the Climate Crisis, Those Responsible Should Be Held Accountable

Apr 13, 2021 by

Majority Action, has released a list of 30 corporate directors who are obstacles to climate progress—directors who should be...

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Biden seeks to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 

Apr 13, 2021 by

The decision, expected to be publicly announced Wednesday, means thousands of soldiers will remain in the country beyond the current...

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Biden proposes summit, raises Ukraine escalation in call with Putin 

Apr 13, 2021 by

President Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday and proposed that they meet for a summit “in a third...

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Democrats dare GOP to filibuster Asian American hate crimes bill 

Apr 13, 2021 by

Senate Republicans are weighing whether to mount the first official filibuster of the new Congress — a move that would...

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Alert: Guy Frank served 20 years in jail for stealing two shirts under Louisiana habitual offender law 

Apr 13, 2021 by

Guy Frank had been caught in 2000 stealing two shirts from a Saks Fifth Avenue in New Orleans. Source: Guy Frank served 20 years in...

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 Vaccine Hesitancy Is Preventing US From Achieving Herd Immunity 

Apr 12, 2021 by

 26% of Americans say they would not get a vaccine right now. Getting the country over the threshold of herd immunity means finding...

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The Great Undoing: Which of Trump’s Policies Will Biden Reverse? 

Apr 12, 2021 by

KHN has put together an interactive tool of significant health policies implemented by the Trump administration using its own...

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With Cyber-Attack on Iran’s Natanz Nuclear Enrichment Facility, is Israel’s Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail?

Apr 12, 2021 by

Al Jazeera reports that Israeli analysts looking at satellite images find that substantial damage was done to the facility, including...

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A vaccine study in college students will help determine when it’s safe to take masks off 

Apr 12, 2021 by

  A massive study unfolding at 20 college campuses aims to determine how well the Moderna coronavirus vaccine prevents...

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Time for a corporate tax plan that ‘ends U.S. participation in the race to the bottom’

Apr 12, 2021 by

The Republican refrain about everything but tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy has long been “But how can we afford it?”A...

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With a difficult midterm looming, Democrats have a short window to ban gerrymandering

Apr 12, 2021 by

After winning narrow victories to take full control of the federal government in the 2020 elections, Democrats have a fleeting...

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As Rich Countries Shield Pharma Monopolies, Just 0.2% of Covid Vaccine Doses Have Gone to Poor Nations

Apr 12, 2021 by

“We need the cooperation of the whole world and the elimination of all the barriers to the production and distribution of...

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Biden faces pressure from Pelosi, Sanders over whether to double down on Obamacare or expand Medicare 

Apr 12, 2021 by

The White House is facing diverging pressure from two powerful allies — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Budget...

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Manchin’s Objection to Infrastructure Bill May Be Motivated by Corporate Donors

Apr 12, 2021 by

On the infrastructure bill, Manchin’s main complaint is the tax Biden seeks to levy on the ultra-wealthy in order to pay for it....

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The GOP’s ‘structural welfare’: Why the next 2 years will determine the fate of US democracy 

Apr 12, 2021 by

“Control of the White House and Senate allows Republicans who came to power on the backs of a White, conservative minority to...

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Bad News: Biden’s Supreme Court Reform Commission Won’t Fix Anything

Apr 12, 2021 by

The president’s new commission has a lot of fans — in the Federalist Society. Source: Biden’s Supreme Court Reform Commission...

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Biden’s Domestic Spending Plan Is Welcome, But More Military Spending Isn’t

Apr 12, 2021 by

Last week, the Biden administration published its “skinny budget” proposals — essentially a wish list of the most important...

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Alert: Biden set to accept fewest refugees of any president, including Trump, report says 

Apr 12, 2021 by

Trump’s historically low refugee cap remains in place despite Biden’s promises to address ‘urgent’ crises. Source: Biden set to...

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Revealed: the Facebook loophole that lets world leaders deceive and harass their citizens 

Apr 12, 2021 by

Facebook has repeatedly allowed world leaders and politicians to use its platform to deceive the public or harass opponents despite...

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Which States Are Taking on Police Reform After George Floyd? 

Apr 12, 2021 by

Lawmakers in 16 states have introduced bills to improve police oversight and accountability. Source: Which States Are Taking on...

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Legal correspondent explains how a party that can’t win elections is using the courts to drive a hard-right agenda 

Apr 12, 2021 by

Mitch McConnell spent Trump’s presidency cramming as many judges as he could onto the federal bench, working until the last...

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Alert: The Terrible Deal Between Corporate America and the GOP Is Alive and Well

Apr 12, 2021 by

Corporations can and should bankroll much of what America needs. But they won’t as long as corporations keep bankrolling...

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For True JCPOA Re-entry, Biden must Tear down this Sanctions Wall 

Apr 12, 2021 by

President Joe Biden must muster the political will to tear down the “sanctions wall” his predecessor put in place for the sole...

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What the Cops Off Campus Movement Looks Like Across the Country

Apr 12, 2021 by

When we talk about police divestment, these students argue, we have to remember campus cops, too. Source: What the Cops Off Campus...

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Alert: Biden’s Covid vaccine plan still forgets incarcerated population

Apr 12, 2021 by

Some Americans still struggles with Covid vaccine skepticism. But inside some prisons and detention centers, getting a vaccine isn’t...

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