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Over the past few weeks, Democrats in New York have legalized marijuana, repealed a crooked corporate immunity law, and passed a...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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What’s Really Behind the Opposition to a $15 Minimum Wage

Apr 12, 2021 by

Fifty-seven senators from both parties are determined to preserve an economic system that rewards the rich and punishes the poor....

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Pentagon campaign to recruit Vietnam as military ally against China exposed delusions of US war strategy 

Apr 12, 2021 by

After convincing itself Vietnam would grant it access for missile bases against China, the Pentagon got a hard dose of reality....

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National Review comes out against democracy, explicitly.

Apr 12, 2021 by

In the last week-plus, the nominally intellectual right-wing publication National Review has run three separate articles arguing that...

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Minnesota National Guard Deployed After Protests Over a Man’s Death Following a Police Shooting During a Traffic Stop

Apr 12, 2021 by

Hundreds of people protested Sunday night after a Black man in Minnesota was shot by a police officer and died following a traffic...

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Mozambique: AFRICOM’s Newest Misadventure 

Apr 12, 2021 by

The whole US intervention in Mozambique seemingly has all of the usual post-9/11 ingredients for the forever war recipe: it’s...

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Marking Two Years Since Assange’s Arrest, Press Freedom Advocates Demand Biden DOJ Drop All Charges 

Apr 12, 2021 by

“Shame on the U.S. and U.K. It’s time to free Assange!” Source: Marking Two Years Since Assange’s Arrest,...

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‘Tragic Combination’: Millions Go Hungry Amid Brazil COVID Crisis

Apr 12, 2021 by

19 million Brazilians have gone hungry during the pandemic, new study finds, as food insecurity is also on the rise. Source:...

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Leaked video reveals a GOP plan to intimidate Black and brown voters in Houston 

Apr 12, 2021 by

As revealed Thursday by Common Cause Texas, the Republican Party in Harris County — which contains Houston and is the third...

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Legal reporter reveals how the Supreme Court ‘radically altered’ a key part of US law in the dark of night 

Apr 12, 2021 by

A perfect example of how much Justice Amy Coney Barrett has moved the U.S. Supreme Court even more to the right came late Friday...

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Democrat Blanche Lincoln Is Helping Big Business Avoid Paying Taxes

Apr 12, 2021 by

Blanche Lincoln, a former two-term “Blue Dog” conservative Democrat from Arkansas, is lobbying against increases in the corporate tax...

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam calls for probe into Caron Nazario pepper-spray incident 

Apr 12, 2021 by

When Caron Nazario told police he was “honestly afraid to get out” of the car, an officer replied, “Yeah, you should be!” Source:...

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How the supreme court became an existential threat to US democracy

Apr 12, 2021 by

A Republican supreme court will fundamentally alter the structure of the American system of government” and “is likely to build a...

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Alert: Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, Carbon Dioxide and Methane Surged in 2020

Apr 12, 2021 by

Carbon dioxide levels are now higher than at anytime in the past 3.6 million years. Source: Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, Carbon...

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In Wake of Amazon Union Vote, Progressives Urge Action on Filibuster and PRO Act

Apr 12, 2021 by

Endorsed by President Joe Biden and passed by the House of Representatives last month, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act has...

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‘They just can’t stop telling on themselves’: Cops’ thin blue line flag spurs outrage after civilian killing

Apr 12, 2021 by

A police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota shot and killed 20-year old Daunte Wright Sunday afternoon. The Brooklyn Center police...

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‘Our dignity has been lifted by passing this fund’: New York hunger strikers break fast after win

Apr 12, 2021 by

After 23 days of fasting, hunger strikers won after New York state lawmakers this week reached an agreement on a historic $2.1...

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Police: Officer who shot Daunte Wright accidentally pulled gun instead of taser 

Apr 12, 2021 by

The shooting, which sparked protests and unrest across the Twin Cities Sunday night, has inflamed tensions in a community already on...

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Critics Warn $15 Billion Merger of Global Water Giants Would Create ‘Dangerous Corporate Monopoly’ 

Apr 12, 2021 by

“Veolia’s plan to dominate public water services all across the globe is becoming a terrifying reality.” Source:...

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‘Retire, Breyer’: Progressive Group Joins Growing Call for SCOTUS Justice to Step Down 

Apr 12, 2021 by

“We cannot afford to risk Democrats losing control of the Senate before a Biden nominee can be confirmed,” asserted...

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‘White Lives Matter’ rallies flop as hardly anyone shows up

Apr 12, 2021 by

The poor turnout underscores how the country’s unpopular and disorganized extremist movements have been driven underground....

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CDC Identifies Racism As ‘Serious Public Health Threat’ 

Apr 11, 2021 by

The nation’s leading public health agency launched Racism and Health, a new initiative aimed at combating health inequities caused by...

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The Pandemic Has Ended the Myth of Central Bank Independence

Apr 11, 2021 by

For decades, monetary policy has been treated as technical, not political. The pandemic has ended that illusion forever. Source: The...

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How would a global minimum tax work and why is it needed? 

Apr 11, 2021 by

The Biden administration wants to end profit-shifting to tax havens by big tech firms and other multinationals Source: How would a...

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N.J. releases data showing every time cops hit, tackled or shot suspects on groundbreaking new website

Apr 11, 2021 by

New Jersey authorities on Tuesday unveiled a trove of data on every use of physical force by officers statewide, providing a level of...

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Alert: US-NATO provocation in Ukraine to stop Russian pipeline

Apr 11, 2021 by

Rebels seized parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk region in April 2014, and the Kremlin says Russian “volunteers” have been...

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Pentagon and Tax Cheats Already Cost Taxpayers Far More Than Biden’s Job Plan

Apr 11, 2021 by

A $2.3 trillion jobs plan only seems remarkable because the federal government has grown stingy toward real investment. Source:...

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Coronavirus: US midwest sees signs of a new wave as hospitalisations soar 

Apr 11, 2021 by

“It’s almost a race between getting people vaccinated and this surge that seems to want to increase,” Anthony Fauci, Joe Biden’s top...

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As Amazon Election Spotlights Rigged System, Senate Dems Urged to Nuke Filibuster and Pass PRO Act 

Apr 11, 2021 by

“In most states, it is easier to buy an AR-15 than it is to join a union.” Source: As Amazon Election Spotlights Rigged...

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Can Global Financing End the Pandemic? 

Apr 11, 2021 by

A new allocation of up to $650 billion worth of the IMF’s reserve asset, special drawing rights, would ensure that governments have...

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More CO2 in our Atmosphere now than any time since 3.6 mn Years Ago, when Oceans were 90 feet higher (that’s our fate)

Apr 11, 2021 by

In a scientific shocker, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has found that despite the slowdown in carbon dioxide...

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Congress Urged to Reject Biden’s Pentagon Budget Increase

Apr 11, 2021 by

Analysts and antiwar critics say any increase in the Defense Department’s bloated budget would be unacceptable. Source:...

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Bad News: Biden’s new Supreme Court commission is a win for the Federalist Society

Apr 11, 2021 by

The president’s new commission won’t fix anything Source: Biden’s new Supreme Court commission is a win for the Federalist Society...

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The US Dollar’s Hegemony is Looking Fragile 

Apr 11, 2021 by

The modernisation of China’s exchange-rate system could deal the currency a painful blow. Source: The US Dollar’s Hegemony is Looking...

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Biden wants to end gun-maker liability protections. That could sink the industry, advocates say.

Apr 11, 2021 by

“He wants to drive us out of business,” said Mark Oliva, a director at a firearm industry trade group. Source: Biden wants to end...

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Biden’s pitch that the economy ‘will create 19 million jobs’ if infrastructure is passed 

Apr 11, 2021 by

The president used finely-tuned language that sometimes leaves the wrong impression — and which other administration officials...

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John Oliver Explains the National Debt

Apr 11, 2021 by

John Oliver discusses how national debt works, and why it might be more helpful that you think. Source: The National Debt | John...

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‘A turning point’: Thousands in Pa. prisons will be offered COVID-19 vaccine 

Apr 11, 2021 by

Public information about the vaccine rollout in the facilities is limited, after the Department of Corrections failed to meet its own...

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 Poor Nation’s of the Earth Host Millions of Refugees as US Refuses to Host Just a Few Thousand

Apr 11, 2021 by

The factors that drive displacement are often complex, but welcoming refugees isn’t. Source: Opinion | Poor Nation’s of...

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Jody Williams Slams Biden Admin for Claiming Landmines Are a “Vital Tool”

Apr 11, 2021 by

The Biden administration is facing criticism from human rights groups after it announced this week it will leave in place a Trump-era...

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Alert: Florida GOP Wants To Take On ‘Cancel Culture’ By Secretly Recording Professors 

Apr 11, 2021 by

The bill would also require faculty to complete annual surveys on their political beliefs. Source: Florida GOP Wants To Take On...

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Maryland becomes first state to repeal police Bill of Rights, overriding Hogan veto

Apr 11, 2021 by

The state’s now-repealed police Bill of Rights covers due process for officers accused of misconduct. Source: Maryland becomes first...

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Are We Finally Ending the Reagan-Thatcher Era of ‘Government Is Evil’?

Apr 11, 2021 by

Are we finally ending the Reagan-Thatcher era of ‘government is evil’ that we’ve lived under for the past 40 years?...

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Jim Clyburn On Joe Manchin: ‘How Would He Have Me Compromise’ On Voting Rights? 

Apr 11, 2021 by

The third-highest ranking Democrat on Capitol Hill said he’s “insulted” by Sen. Joe Manchin’s calls for bipartisanship on voting...

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Alert: Despite Pledges on Tribal Relations and Climate, Biden Declines to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline 

Apr 11, 2021 by

“If Biden wants to be a climate leader on the world stage, he needs to start at home.” Source: Despite Pledges on Tribal...

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First Black Man to Lead EPA Reveals Personal Challenges of Environmental Racism

Apr 11, 2021 by

he Biden administration has given the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a much-needed “clean slate,” said Michael Regan, the...

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How the Supreme Court Gave Cops a License to Kill 

Apr 11, 2021 by

Derek Chauvin’s defense team is hoping that the 1989 Graham v. Connor ruling will be his ticket to acquittal. Source: How the Supreme...

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In Ecuador, a Presidential Election With Global Reach 

Apr 11, 2021 by

The runoff this Sunday will determine not only who will be president—Andrés Arauz or Guillermo Lasso—but also whether Ecuador will...

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As Activists’ Hunger Strike Reaches Day 13, Calls Mount for Biden to End US Complicity in Starvation of Yemen 

Apr 11, 2021 by

“My pain cannot amount to that of Yemenis under siege,” said one hunger striker. “I am starving, but I am not being...

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Wisconsin Supreme Court rules voters who may have moved don’t need to be purged from rolls 

Apr 11, 2021 by

The controversial voter rolls case has worked its way through the court system since late last year, with the Supreme Court deciding...

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Reversing Trump, Biden Restores Aid to Palestinians 

Apr 11, 2021 by

The move will once again make the United States a leading donor to the United Nations agency that assists about 5.7 million...

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Trump Officials Bragged About Pressuring CDC to Alter COVID Reports, Emails Reveal

Apr 11, 2021 by

Congressional investigators released emails and documents Friday that show Department of Health and Human Services appointees under...

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Medical examiner who ruled George Floyd’s death a homicide blames police pressure for his death

Apr 11, 2021 by

“My opinion remains unchanged,” said Dr. Andrew Baker, who ruled George Floyd’s death a homicide. “It’s...

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How Cuba beat the pandemic: From developing new vaccines to sending doctors overseas to help others 

Apr 11, 2021 by

Cuba has heavily invested in its medical and pharmaceutical system for decades, in part because of the six-decade U.S. embargo that...

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Alternatives to Calling the Police for Domestic Violence Survivors 

Apr 11, 2021 by

In most cases, calling the police on abusers is unhelpful at best, and at worst makes survivors feel less safe: “It’s really time...

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House Ethics Committee announces investigation into Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz 

Apr 11, 2021 by

  The probe will look at allegations of sexual misconduct, illicit drug use and displaying images of nude women on the House...

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Clarence and Virginia Thomas have an impressively corrupt activist/judge scheme going

Apr 11, 2021 by

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, far-right activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, have quite the scheme going. She...

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Black Army Lt. pulled over, terrorized, and beaten even though police knew he’d done nothing wrong 

Apr 11, 2021 by

Last December, Army Lieutenant Caron Nazario was on his way home with a new SUV when the lights of a police car appeared behind him....

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Anti-Defamation League chief says Tucker Carlson ‘must go’ after endorsing neo-Nazi conspiracy theory 

Apr 11, 2021 by

“‘Replacement theory’ is a white supremacist tenet that the white race is in danger by a rising tide of...

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John Boehner wants us to forget he was taken down by the Frankenstein monster he helped create 

Apr 11, 2021 by

John Boehner is clearly worried about his legacy. The former Republican speaker of the House is on a mission to rehabilitate his...

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New Mexico Is the Second State to Ban Qualified Immunity

Apr 11, 2021 by

Lawmakers passed the New Mexico Civil Rights Act on Wednesday. Source: New Mexico Is the Second State to Ban Qualified...

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