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These Cities Are Pulling Billions From the Banks that Support the Dakota Access Pipeline

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Last September, as water protectors faced down militarized police in North Dakota’s rural riverlands, activists in Seattle set out to withdraw municipal money from banks backing the Dakota Access Pipeline ...

Blue-State Secession Is Dumb and Cruel

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It is safe to say that this election broke the spirit, and maybe even the brains, of a lot of liberal Democrats. Some frustrated blue-staters have dealt with the devastation ...

In Trump’s Budget, America Comes Last

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President Trump’s “America First” budget is headlined by its big hike in military spending, which Trump touts as “one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.” ...

Can California Achieve Universal Health Care in the Age of Trump?

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The battle over the American Health Care Act has devolved into a question of whether Paul Ryan can save face by passing something out of the House that he knows ...

Why Immigrants in California Are Canceling Their Food Stamps

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What if you had to make a choice between hunger or deportation? As the Trump era unfolds in California, fear of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement crackdown is disrupting the ...

This 50 Year-Old Economics Book Helps Explain the Corporate Republic We Live In

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This essay was prepared for the Free Economic Society of Russia's 50th anniversary commemoration of the publication of The New Industrial State . The New Industrial State was my ...

Trump’s Plan to Eliminate Public Broadcasting Would Hurt Listeners in Trump Country

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For the better part of two years, Donald Trump has waged a war of words against serious journalism and freedom of the press in the United States. Now his words ...

Republicans Keep Showing Us Who They Are

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Amidst the mayhem of Trump’s first days in office, the Congressional Budget Office’s crushing report on the impact of the Republican healthcare plan offers a moment of clarity. The Republican ...

Texas’s Redistricting Maps and Voter-ID Law Intentionally Discriminated Against Minority Voters

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On Friday night, a federal district court in Texas issued a bombshell opinion, ruling that three of Texas’s Congressional districts were drawn to discriminate against black and Hispanic voters. The ...

The End of the US Empire Can Be a New Beginning for Our Democracy

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Donald Trump may be unhinged, erratic, demagogic, and unpredictable, but we cannot afford the luxury of pretending that his election was some kind of historical aberration. It was not. We ...

Democrats weigh deal to let Gorsuch through

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A group of Senate Democrats is beginning to explore trying to extract concessions from Republicans in return for allowing Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed, according to multiple ...

How Democrats Can Win Back the Working Class

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Of all the promises Donald Trump made as a candidate, perhaps none was more important than his pledge to the working-class voters who flocked to his campaign. “Under a Trump ...

In Emails, Neil Gorsuch Praised a Leading Republican Activist Behind Voter Suppression Efforts

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Few people in the Republican Party have done more to limit voting rights than Hans von Spakovsky. He’s been instrumental in spreading the myth of widespread voter fraud and backing ...

White Innocence and the Dutch Elections

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The Sinterklaas events began early this year in the Netherlands. Not the holiday festivities themselves, but rather the ritual of national humiliation that takes place in defense of the blackface ...