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Call and Demand That Your Senators Reject Andy Puzder, the ‘Anti-Labor Secretary’

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What’s Going On? This week, more than 130 groups, including the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the NAACP, called for the Trump administration to withdraw the nomination of Andrew Puzder,

Legal Groups Are Already Planning for Trump’s Next Attack on Immigrants and Refugees

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When President Donald Trump used his first week in office to target immigrants and refugees with three separate executive orders, legal and advocacy groups, law-school clinics, and private attorneys across ...

Donald Trump Has Pulled an Epic Bait-and-Switch

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4 mentions2 weeks ago
President Donald Trump lies. He lies about the size of his inaugural crowd, about millions of supposedly fraudulent votes, the number of jobs he “saved” at Carrier, terrorist incidents that ...

What Is the Deep State?

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2 mentions1 week ago
“We see the government of God over the world is hidden,” Francis Bacon wrote in 1605, describing the deepest of deep states: the lord’s reign over us, which Bacon thought ...

49 Years Ago, Harry Belafonte Hosted the Tonight Show—and It Was Amazing

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Television made Donald Trump president. The master of The Apprentice created a character named “Donald Trump”—a tough but fair business genius—and sold him to the country. That character, so different ...

Trump’s Labor Pick Has a History of Attacking Voting Rights

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The essential battleground state of the 2004 presidential campaign was Ohio, and as the election approached, supporters of embattled President George W. Bush announced an exceptionally controversial scheme to station ...

China First, Russia Second, America Third: Trump’s Real Foreign Policy

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If there’s a single consistent aspect to Donald Trump’s strategic vision, it’s this: US foreign policy should always be governed by the simple principle of “America First,” with this country’s ...

Your Members of Congress Are Going Home. Greet Them by Demanding Health Care For All

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What’s Going On? Members of Congress are heading home to their districts to begin a week-long recess. It’s the perfect time to pay them a visit and demand action on ...

A People’s Globalism: Notes Toward a New Left Internationalism

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Whatever shape American foreign policy takes in the next four years, it will very probably be unlike anything we have ever seen. A contradictory melange of dime-store isolationism and saber-rattling ...

The Trump Administration’s Lies About Voter Fraud Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression

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After falsely alleging that three to five million people voted illegally in 2016, Donald Trump debuted a new lie about voter fraud in a meeting with senators on Thursday, saying ...

The Real Enemy of the People Is a President Who Opposes the Free Press

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When John Fitzgerald Kennedy addressed the American Newspaper Publishers Association just two months after he was sworn in as the 35th president of the United States, he explained that: “I ...

Mitch McConnell Just Reached a New Low

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6 mentions1 week ago
The truth about Donald Trump’s scandal-plagued designee to deconstruct the Environmental Protection Agency, climate-science denier and corporate errand boy Scott Pruitt, will begin to be revealed on Tuesday. So the ...

Only Socialism Can Defeat Trumpism

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It’s Wednesday, November 9, and Hillary Clinton has defeated Donald Trump. Media commentators and political observers are celebrating the triumph of rationality, but a nagging question looms: In the battle ...

Net Neutrality Is in Danger. Tell the FCC Why We Need It

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What’s Going On? Net neutrality is in grave danger. Back in 2015, advocates for the open Internet won a hard fought battle to preserve net neutrality, the principle that all ...

Tom Perez Narrowly Defeats Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

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Tom Perez, the former Obama administration secretary of labor, was elected Saturday to chair a Democratic National Committee that must rapidly renew the party after a devastating 2016 election cycle ...

It’s Time for David Brooks to Reckon With David Brooks

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2 mentions4 days ago
Apart from being a police officer, firefighter, or soldier engaged in one of this nation’s endless wars, writing a column for a major American newspaper has got to be one ...