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Jeff Sessions Has Spent His Whole Career Opposing Voting Rights

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On June 27, 2013, two days after the Supreme Court ruled that states with a long history of voting discrimination no longer needed to approve their voting changes under the ...

The One Law That Could Have Prevented the Fort Lauderdale Shooting

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There’s a lot we still don’t know about Friday’s tragedy at the Fort Lauderdale Airport. We know that this latest mass shooting is not about terrorism except in the way ...

Jeff Sessions Could Return Criminal Justice to the Jim Crow Era

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On September 12, 1986, Earl McGahee, a 29-year-old African-American man, was convicted of murdering his ex-wife and another student at George Wallace Community College in Selma, Alabama, and sentenced to ...

Rex Tillerson Sets Off Alarm Bells in the Human-Rights Community

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Under intense grilling from Senator Marco Rubio during his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Rex Tillerson sidestepped several opportunities to condemn the vigilante drug war being waged by president Rodrigo ...

Why Millennials Aren’t Afraid of Socialism

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On Wednesday, November 9, at 9:47 am, BuzzFeed News sent out a push notification: “Trump is leading a global nationalist wave. The liberal world order is nearly over and the ...

Jeff Sessions Is Just Not in the Same League as Former Attorneys General

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Amid claims and counterclaims about Senator Jeff Sessions’s record on civil rights, it is important to step back from the clamor and take Sessions’s measure against that of leading occupants ...

Why Did the US Dropped 26,171 Bombs on the World Last Year?

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The United States started bombing Iraq on January 16, 1991 and, except for a few brief intervals, hasn’t stopped since. Twenty-six years this Monday, more than a quarter of a ...

A Long List of What We Know Thanks to Private Manning

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A “WikiLeaks” graphic is displayed on a laptop. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) The debate in the media, and in political circles over Edward Snowden—Right or Wrong—often doubles back on references to ...

Donald Trump Has No Mandate—Sad!

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Donald Trump is assuming the presidency without a mandate from the people—and this fact drives him crazy. For the tens of millions of Americans preparing to oppose his administration and ...

Sherrod Brown Is the First Senator to Say ‘No’ to Jeff Sessions

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People of conscience, regardless of party or ideology, are going to have to reject President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Alabama Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III to become the the 84th ...

How to Resist Donald Trump in DC This Weekend

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The steel barricades have gone up all around Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Capitol is being decked out in red-white-and-blue bunting. It’s really happening—-Donald Trump will become president on Friday ...

Trump Could Be the Most Hostile American President the UN Has Ever Faced

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It was a casual, throwaway remark that gave the first hint of Donald Trump’s take on the United Nations since he became president-elect. The UN was virtually unmentioned in the ...

Cities Have the Power to Finally Bridge MLK’s ‘Two Americas’

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Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., looked to our city, Newark, New Jersey, and other urban communities and explained that the country consisted of “two Americas,” divided by ...

Why Workers Everywhere Should Be Scared by Kentucky’s Assault on Unions

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“A lot of working people voted for change in this election,” argued Bill Finn, the director of the Kentucky State Building and Construction Trades Council. “They didn’t vote for this.

It’s Not Too Late for an Honest Russian-American Dialogue

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During Russia’s extended Christmas holidays, in a town near Moscow, an unemployed man stabbed his potential employer for political reasons during a friendly meal. The employer, who owns a gas ...

Declaration of Moral Action Against the Nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions

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In light of the challenges facing our nation at the onset of a new presidential administration, all people of conscience must stand up for our deepest moral values of love,

Here’s How Congress Can Hold Trump Accountable for His Business Conflicts

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First, a little good news. At Donald Trump’s press conference this week, his lawyer described how, as president, he will try to avoid conflicts of interest. He will put all ...

Betsy DeVos Just Flunked Her Senate Test

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If confirmed as secretary of education, would Betsy DeVos promise not to strip funding from public schools? “I look forward, if confirmed, to working with you to talk about how ...

As Attorney General, Jeff Sessions Would Be a Threat to Civil Rights

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Four days before Donald Trump attacked him as “all talk” and tweeted that his district was “crime infested” and “falling apart,” Georgia Congressman John Lewis testified against Trump’s pick for ...

Bernie Sanders Just Showed the Country How Wrong Tom Price Is for HHS

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It has been argued with some validity that budgets are moral documents, as the priorities they outline reveal the values of the political figures who draft, debate and enact them.

How to Do Journalism in Trump’s America

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After Donald Trump’s victory, a debate broke out among journalists about where they should focus their attention during his presidency: on the Trump administration itself, with its mogul-rich cabinet, gross ...

Public Transportation Is a Necessity. Why Does New York Price It Like a Luxury?

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Say goodbye to congressional gridlock. With Washington shifting decisively into reverse, the drive to advance progressive policies is up to the states and cities. In some ways, that’s not a ...