Sanders, Omar Unveil Bill to End ‘Absurd Corporate Handouts’ to Fossil Fuel Industry 

Apr 15, 2021 by

“Our resources should go to helping the American people get through this crisis—not providing giveaways to the very...

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Brutal watchdog report finds the Capitol Police knew ‘Congress itself is the target’ on Jan. 6

Apr 15, 2021 by

The Capitol Police absolutely did know that the crowd of Trump supporters on Jan. 6 was threatening violence, and that “Congress...

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U.S. could have 300 million extra coronavirus vaccine doses by end of July, raising concerns over hoarding 

Apr 15, 2021 by

The Biden administration is facing renewed pressure to facilitate equitable vaccine distribution around the world. Source: U.S. could...

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Alert: War Hawks Are Working Overtime to Derail US-Iran Diplomacy

Apr 15, 2021 by

As the saboteurs of diplomacy hope for a violent escalation, let’s keep in mind—and hope Iran agrees—that the best...

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Contrary to What Biden Said, US Warfare in Afghanistan Is Set to Continue

Apr 15, 2021 by

No matter what the White House and the headlines say, U.S. taxpayers won’t stop subsidizing the killing in Afghanistan until there is...

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It’s Time to Abolish Armed Traffic Stops

Apr 15, 2021 by

We should not have to live in a world where the police can kill young men like Daunte Wright for committing traffic violations....

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Americans will likely have to navigate a maze of coronavirus vaccine “passports” 

Apr 15, 2021 by

The private sector will likely use them no matter what Republicans say. Source: Americans will likely have to navigate a maze of...

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Khanna Criticizes Biden for Proposing Pentagon Budget Larger Than Trump’s

Apr 15, 2021 by

Congressman Ro Khanna of California was the first House Democrat to speak out Friday against President Joe Biden’s request for...

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719 Billionaires Now Own Four Times More Wealth Than Poorest 165 Million Americans Combined 

Apr 15, 2021 by

“Congress should act to restore taxes on the wealthy and limit further democracy-distorting concentrations of wealth and...

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Gillibrand, Ocasio-Cortez Call on Congress to Help Rebuild USPS With Postal Banking Pilot Programs 

Apr 15, 2021 by

“Postal banking must be part of American’s future.” Source: Gillibrand, Ocasio-Cortez Call on Congress to Help...

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Nobel Laureates, Ex-World Leaders Urge Biden to Back WTO Waiver for Vaccines

Apr 15, 2021 by

Calling on U.S. President Joe Biden to prioritize human need over corporate greed, more than 170 Nobel laureates and former heads of...

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Top private law firms plan ‘SWAT teams’ to fight voting restrictions in court

Apr 15, 2021 by

The effort involves 16 firms as the legal community joins corporate American in criticizing GOP-led restrictions. Source: Top private...

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Biden Breaks Campaign Promise, Approves Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

Apr 15, 2021 by

Above and beyond the reach of powerful politicians is the true business of the United States, its most profitable enterprise and its...

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Canceling Student Debt Will Help Health Care Workers and Advance Racial Justice

Apr 15, 2021 by

The entire health care industry is stitched to higher education and thus to student debt. So instead of offering a free coffee or a...

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President Biden Should Use Executive Action to Stop Amazon-Style Union-Busting 

Apr 15, 2021 by

Unions need labor law reform through the PRO Act. But even if that bill remains off the table in the near future, Joe Biden can use...

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From Endless War to Endless Operations

Apr 15, 2021 by

When American troops pull out of Afghanistan later this year, a small army of contractors will likely stay behind. We’ll trade a...

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Biden resists raising refugee cap over political optics, sources say 

Apr 15, 2021 by

The President’s hesitation comes as the administration faces heat from Republicans and Democrats for its handling of an influx...

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Kyrsten Sinema Exploring Federal Minimum Wage of $11, Lower Than Her Own State’s

Apr 15, 2021 by

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) is teaming up with Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) to form a bipartisan minimum-wage raise to counter the...

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Sanders Praises Paycheck Fairness Act As Big Step Forward for Economic Justice 

Apr 15, 2021 by

“For far too long, women have endured wage and workplace discrimination, which hurts families, weakens entire communities and drags...

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97% of Earth’s Land No Longer Ecologically Intact, Study Finds 

Apr 15, 2021 by

“Conservation is simply not enough anymore. We need restoration.” Source: 97% of Earth’s Land No Longer...

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Covid-19 Showed the US How It Could Make Universal Healthcare Work

Apr 15, 2021 by

But the Covid-19 pandemic cracked the door for a new kind of federal involvement. The US government sprang into action to create a...

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Alert: Biden to unveil Russia sanctions over SolarWinds hack and election meddling 

Apr 15, 2021 by

Package of sanctions expel 10 officials and follows massive US government cybersecurity breach Source: Biden to unveil Russia...

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Liz Cheney ‘Would Not’ Support Trump as 2024 Nominee

Apr 15, 2021 by

Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R- WY) said Wednesday she would not support Donald Trump if he was the 2024 Republican party nominee....

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Census Delay Spells Election Chaos for States

Apr 15, 2021 by

The months-long delay in tallying last year’s census is wreaking havoc on the states with elections this year and next.States and...

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The Enormous Impact of Eroded Collective Bargaining on Wages

Apr 15, 2021 by

For the “typical” or median worker, declining unionization over the last four decades translates to a loss of $1.56 per hour worked,...

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Maryland Bans Sentencing Children to Life Without Parole 

Apr 15, 2021 by

The bill gives hundreds of people an opportunity to petition for earlier release. Source: Maryland Bans Sentencing Children to Life...

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Federal Agencies Plan To Investigate Links Between PFAS Exposure and Viral Illness

Apr 15, 2021 by

Two federal health agencies are planning to investigate potential links between exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals and susceptibility...

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Derek Chauvin will not testify, invoking Fifth Amendment rights

Apr 15, 2021 by

Derek Chauvin’s defense team rested its case Thursday after the former Minneapolis police officer said that he would not...

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The climate cost of Big Tech’s space obsession 

Apr 15, 2021 by

Pulitzer Prize-winning climate journalist Elizabeth Kolbert argues that Big Tech leaders like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk should shift...

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Biden Promised That OSHA Would Protect Workers From Covid, but He’s Dragging His Feet

Apr 15, 2021 by

The president pledged to require businesses to make workplaces safe from the coronavirus on the campaign trail. Now he may not....

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Now Is the Time to End Our 30-Year War in Iraq 

Apr 15, 2021 by

The country is broken, but U.S. troops remain. Source: Now Is the Time to End Our 30-Year War in Iraq – The American...

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Rep. Betty McCollum Leads Effort to Put Conditions on U.S. Aid to Israel

Apr 15, 2021 by

Putting conditions on U.S. aid to Israel has become a controversial topic — but it was the norm in Washington just a few decades ago....

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NATO Initiates Full Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Apr 15, 2021 by

After two decades of unsuccessful military intervention, NATO recognized that there is no military solution to the challenges...

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Study finds not just a peak in far-right domestic terrorism, but rising involvement of veterans

Apr 15, 2021 by

We’ve known for awhile that there has been a measurable “Trump Effect” regarding right-wing violence, particularly in the form of...

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Biden Admin Moves To Restore Obama-Era Housing Discrimination Rules That Trump Trashed 

Apr 15, 2021 by

Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge on Tuesday moved to restore fair housing rules that were strengthened during the Obama administration...

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Pelosi, Durbin Oppose Moving Ahead With Supreme Court-Expansion Legislation Until Further Study

Apr 15, 2021 by

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday she has ‘no plans’ to bring a Democratic-led bill to expand the Supreme...

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Stand with Haiti! A Call for Solidarity 

Apr 15, 2021 by

Over 60 organizations call for support of the resistance by the Haitian people to the US-backed dictatorship of Jovenel Moise, and...

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‘It’s a scandal, quite frankly’: US Equal Rights Amendment still faces uphill battle 

Apr 15, 2021 by

A nearly century-long effort to explicitly enshrine gender equality in the United States constitution may finally be coming to a head...

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Grand jury indicts Muncie police officers accused of covering up excessive force against arrestees 

Apr 15, 2021 by

  MUNCIE, Ind. – A grand jury indicted four Muncie police officers in connection with an excessive force and obstruction...

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Arkansas Republicans Who Pushed Anti-Trans Bill Pass a Bill to Teach Creationism

Apr 15, 2021 by

The right’s anti-trans push and the move to return creationism to the classroom emphasizes an anti-science connection. Source:...

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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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