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Why Does ‘The New York Times’ Have So Little Respect for Its Readers?

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What a way to bid adieu. In late April, as his final act overseeing the op-ed page, New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. made an appointment so awful that ...

It’s Time for the Government to Give Everyone A Job

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The Center for American Progress has been a White House in waiting for mainstream Democratic candidates for over a decade now. When they place something on the agenda, it becomes ...

South Korea’s New President Says His Election Completes the ‘Candlelight Revolution.’

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Gwangju—Moon Jae-in, a human rights and labor lawyer who came of age protesting authoritarian military governments backed by the United States, assumed South Korea’s presidency Wednesday after a snap election ...

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These are the realities of abortion. The need to terminate a pregnancy knows no political affiliation or religious faith. I’ve hugged, cried with and held the hands of hundreds of ...

The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack

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While the country has been fixated on President Trump’s firings, leaks and outbursts involving the Department of Justice, that agency has itself been stealthily attacking our democracy by telling good ...

Donald Trump Committed Another Impeachable Offense This Week

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President Donald Trump committed an impeachable offense this week, but you likely haven’t heard about it on cable news. It didn’t involve firing the director of the FBI, or conspiring ...

A Journalist Has Been Arrested for Questioning HHS Secretary Tom Price

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has struggled to explain the legislative monstrosity that Donald Trump and Paul Ryan claim is an “American Health Care Act.” It’s actually an ...

Comey’s Firing Is Worse Than the Saturday Night Massacre

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James Comey is out at the FBI, and comparisons to Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre are in—but that’s exactly the wrong precedent. In Washington, people get fired all the time; what ...

Wisconsin’s Voter-ID Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes in 2016 (Trump Won by 22,748)

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Prior to the 2016 election, Eddie Lee Holloway Jr., a 58-year-old African-American man, moved from Illinois to Wisconsin, which implemented a strict voter-ID law for the first time in 2016.

Women Don’t Need Ivanka Trump’s Fortune-Cookie Feminism

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There’s one good thing about reading Ivanka’s Trump new book: it’s a bit like getting the top lines from ten different self-help books for the price of one. The bad ...

The Rev. William Barber Is Bringing MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign Back to Life

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The Rev. William Barber II announced last week that he will step down as president of the North Carolina NAACP and lead a new national initiative that aims to end ...

Georgia Can’t Block New Voters From Registering in the Ossoff-Handel Runoff

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On March 22, 2017, Jill Boyd Myers moved from Atlanta to Sandy Springs, Georgia, relocating from the Fifth Congressional District to the Sixth. She wanted to vote in the special ...

It’s Not Too Late To Save Net Neutrality From a Captured FCC

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The Federal Communications Commission has once again become industry’s servant. Ajit Pai, the former Verizon lawyer and current Trump-appointed FCC chairman, has ushered in a virulent strain of market libertarianism,

What If People Owned the Banks, Instead of Wall Street?

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When Craig Brandt marched into city council chambers in Oakland, California in the summer of 2015, he was furious about fraud. The long-time local attorney and father of two had ...

Joe Lieberman Is a Civil Libertarian’s Nightmare

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Any discussion of President Donald Trump’s appointment of a new FBI director should start with an acknowledgement he shouldn’t be allowed to do this. Yes, Trump has the statutory authority,

History Will Remember These 217 House Republicans for Their Inhumanity

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North Carolina Congressman Ted Budd cast an indefensible vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with legislation that is so awful that Budd’s fellow Republicans were caught ...

My Only Meeting With Roger Ailes

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Roger Ailes, the most darkly influential man in American politics over the last 50 years, died Wednesday, as competing Donald Trump scandals forced the appointment of a special counsel to ...

The Rock-Star Appeal of Modern Monetary Theory

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In early 2013, Congress entered a death
 struggle—or a debt struggle, if you will—over the future of the US economy. A spate of old tax cuts and spending programs were ...

This Mother’s Day, Black Lives Matter Activists Will Give More Than 30 Women Their Freedom

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This week, black women in more than a dozen jails across the country will receive a Mother’s Day gift from the Black Lives Matter movement: their freedom. These women are ...

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In any case, the memo is yours, and that has compromised your ability to oversee any investigations into Russian meddling. But after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from these ...

The Government Wouldn’t Rein In the Banks’ Predatory Practices—Until These Tellers Stepped In

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Back in 2008, the banks launched their bid to change Javier Sarmiento’s spending habits. A resident of Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, Sarmiento went out one day to collect his ...