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Democrats Need to Find Their Voice on Tax Reform

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After crashing and burning in their quest to repeal Obamacare, Republicans have turned to their perennial passion: corporate and personal tax cuts. President Donald Trump has promised “the biggest tax ...

Frank Rich: Wallowing in Watergate

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Frank Rich is writer at large for New York Magazine, which published his piece “Just Wait: Watergate Didn’t Become Watergate Overnight, Either.” He’s also an executive producer of VEEP at ...

Andres Magana Ortiz's Deportation is Indefensible. Help Reverse It.

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Andres Magaña Ortiz is a 43-year old Mexican immigrant who, in his 30 years of living in the United States, worked his way up from a fruit picker to owner ...

Over 3,000 New Yorkers Could Die From Summer Heat Each Year by 2080

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Does it feel like the heat is killing you this summer? Next year, that might be more than just a figure of speech. Two major new studies have documented how ...

Can Jeff Sessions Provide Justice for Heather Heyer?

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White supremacy has never been far from the surface in this country’s tortured history. It got new life during last year’s presidential election, fueled by then-candidate Donald Trump’s dog-whistle racism,

The Charlottesville Syllabus

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It was encouraging to read that tens of thousands of people rallied in cities across the United States yesterday to protest deadly violence by a mob of Ku Klux Klan ...

A Mark Zuckerberg Presidency Isn’t Ridiculous—It’s Terrifying

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Mark Zuckerberg is probably going to run for president. Speculation about the Facebook CEO’s political ambitions has been swirling ever since he embarked on a highly publicized “personal” tour in ...

Brazil’s Most Popular Leader Has Been Convicted of Corruption on Flimsy Evidence

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“Former Brazil President Lula faces sixth trial for corruption,” ran the headline from Reuters last week. For almost all consumers of the international media, that was all they needed to ...

The Uncanny World of Deborah Levy

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Never forget that you could go crazy: At parties, you could confess to strangers. At dinner, you could upend your plate. The English novelist and playwright Deborah Levy specializes in ...

Graduate Students on These 7 Campuses Are Fighting for Their Labor Rights

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Over the past academic year, graduate students across the country were busy organizing for better working conditions. Currently, there are 33 officially recognized graduate-student unions; 23 are fighting for university ...

At DSA’s Convention, Long-Time Members Find Themselves in a Sea of Energetic New Faces

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When James Williams started as a labor organizer in the 1960’s, he carried around an A.B. Dick mimeograph machine—the type where you had to manually spread ink inside the drum ...

Historical Amnesia About Slavery Is a Tool of White Supremacy

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In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a federal holiday, but I didn’t celebrate it by that name until the ...

How the Police Failed in Charlottesville

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I sat in stunned silence on Saturday as hundreds of local and state police did nothing to prevent assaults, brawls, and a murderous act of vehicular homicide in Charlottesville, Virginia.

America Has a Long and Storied Socialist Tradition. DSA Is Reviving It.

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When a thousand socialists from across the United States gathered in Chicago over the weekend for the biennial convention of Democratic Socialists of America, DSA national director Maria Svart declared: ...

The Pentagon Has a Small Coup Problem

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Winning! It’s the White House watchword when it comes to the US armed forces. “We will give our military the tools you need to prevent war and, if required, to ...

Coming Undone: Frank Rich on How the Trump Presidency Ends

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How a presidency ends: Frank Rich has been “wallowing in Watergate,” as he put it, and found some fascinating stuff about the ways the fall of Nixon illuminates Trump’s current ...

Democrats Have a Problem. Can These Women Can Fix It?

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Carolyn Fiddler likes to call it “the Trump effect”—the sudden surge of new candidates, most of them women, who said to themselves: If that fucking schlub can be president, I ...

A Leader of the Keystone Opposition Talks About Building Progressive Coalitions in Red America

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Jane Kleeb is the chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party. A founder of BOLD Nebraska, she put together a coalition of ranchers, farmers, Native Americans and environmentalists that fought the ...

Why ‘Corporate Responsibility’ Campaigns Fail

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Oddly, in an age of global cosmopolitanism, “corporate social responsibility” campaigns, and technocratic regulations, we haven’t evolved out of medieval labor practices like enslavement and child labor. But could technology ...

An Elite Soccer Team Protests ICE After Their Teammate Is Detained

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Donald Trump’s immigration policies—and the marching orders he has given to Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE)—are destroying lives. Many people intuit this in the abstract, but when it hits home ...

Could a Universal Basic Income Work in the US?

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Is the idea of cash handouts for everyone, no strings attached, a breakthrough solution for unemployment and social inequality, or a road to profligacy and idleness? Attracting left, right, and ...

The Quiet Audacity of the Democratic ‘Better Deal’

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The Democrats continue to roll out their agenda, and I’m noticing a pattern. Want to lower the cost of prescription drugs? They’ve got a “price gouging” enforcer, the director of ...

Trump’s Base of Support Is Collapsing

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Donald Trump did not win the presidency by the standard measures of democracy. Fifty-four percent of the Americans who cast ballots on November 8, 2016 favored someone else, and Hillary ...

George McGovern’s Alternative Path for the Democratic Party

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On April 5, President Trump apparently saw some disturbing images on TV of Syrian children poisoned by chemical weapons, and decided on that evidence alone to completely reverse his policy ...

Don’t Let the White House’s Dysfunction Distract You From the Bad Things Trump Is Doing

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While the media and much of the public have been consumed with the spectacle of dysfunction and failure in the Trump White House—The Mooch, the Russia investigation, and the demise ...

Activists Are Rallying for Colin Kaepernick, but Aiming Far Higher Than One Man’s Career

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On August 23, a rally described as a “non-violent direct action” will gather in front of the NFL’s Park Avenue Headquarters. A host of civil rights organizations will protest the ...

Trump’s Message to the Country: #NotAllNazis

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I should probably be writing about the response by athletes to Donald Trump’s open defense of American Nazis on Tuesday. I could quote LeBron James’ tweet where he said, “Hate ...

The World of Cable News Is Trump’s Reality

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Like Waylon Jennings, cable news has always been crazy. CNN, after all, was founded by Ted Turner. (Sample wisdom: “Castro’s not a communist. He’s like me—a dictator.”) MSNBC has gone ...

Trump Messes with the Russia Investigation at His Own Peril

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President Nixon’s resignation from office in August 43 years ago to avoid certain impeachment should stand as a stark warning to President Trump about the consequences of trying block the ...

The Two Andrew Jacksons

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This spring, a mere 172 years after his death, Andrew Jackson was back in the news. In March, Donald Trump made a quick visit to the Hermitage, the once-sprawling plantation ...

More Than Motown

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Can someone who is not African-American—a so-called white woman, for instance—legitimately create artwork about the 1967 Detroit riot? My answer is an emphatic yes; my evidence, the last 30 pages ...

To Find Alternatives to Capitalism, Think Small

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In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s shocking election victory, a shattered Democratic Party and dazed progressives agree on at least one thing: Democrats must replace Republicans in Congress as quickly ...