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Central European University Under Attack

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On April 4, Hungary’s Parliament passed amendments to an existing higher-education law that were intended to force the closing of Central European University in Budapest, an institution created in 1991 ...

Bye-bye Bill O’Reilly

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3 mentions1 week ago
What does it mean that the lout in the White House got there despite boasting about his sexual misdeeds, while two Fox News misogynists behind his rise have now been ...

The Democratic Party Must Finally Abandon Centrism

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It is easy to dismiss the “Come Together and Fight Back” Tour that this week will take Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez to eight ...

The Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria: Is There a Place For Skepticism?

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In addition to highlighting the embarrassing degree to which the American media is seduced by displays of American military might, the media’s rush to embrace President Trump’s decision to launch ...

The First 100 Days of Resistance Restored Our Faith in Democracy

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The awful irony of Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president is that a man who is still frequently described as “erratic” has governed as an entirely predictable corporate conservative—as ...

This Loophole Will Let Hedge Fund Managers Dodge $18 Billion in Taxes This Year

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Imagine a tax scam so outrageous that even Donald Trump admits it’s inexcusable. Hard to believe, I realize, but it’s all on tape right here—along with more information about how ...

Syria Strike Follows Washington’s Failed Foreign-Policy Playbook

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“There’s a playbook in Washington that presidents are supposed to follow,” then-President Obama said last year, defending his decision not to unilaterally strike Syria in 2013. “It’s a playbook that ...

On April 29, We March for the Future

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It is hard to avoid hyperbole when you talk about global warming. It is, after all, the biggest 
thing humans have ever done, and by a very large margin. In ...

Bill McKibben: This Is Our Last Chance to Save the Planet

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“We’ll either save, or doom, the planet, during the Trump administration.” That’s what Bill McKibben says—he’s an organizer of the Climate March in Washington on Sunday, April 29. Also: 81 ...

Expanding Social Security Has More Momentum Than You Think

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In a basement room of the US Capitol on Wednesday, a cluster of House Democrats gathered to announce legislation that would revamp the Social Security system, by both increasing benefits ...

With Members of Congress Home in Their Districts, Help Bring Back the “Resistance Recess”

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Last time members of Congress were on recess, thousands came out to confront them. Videos circulated of representatives facing impassioned constituents demanding to know why lawmakers would play politics with ...

Tom Frank: On the Road in Trump Country

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Tom Frank has been touring red states to talk about the new paperback edition of his book Listen, Liberal, or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? He’s the ...

In South Korea, War Hysteria Is Seen as an American Problem

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Gwangju, South Korea—When I arrived at Incheon International Airport near Seoul on April 2 to start a two-month stay in South Korea, I was immediately struck by the sharp contrasts ...

Back at the Carrier Plant, Workers Are Still Fighting on Their Own

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Donald Trump swept into the Carrier furnace
 plant in Indianapolis on December 1, 2016, just weeks after his Election Day victory, with his vice president, former Indiana governor Mike Pence,

President Bannon Is Dead, Long Live President Cohn

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For years now, pundits have been tantalized by the notion that Donald Trump would make an historic pivot, roll back his most chaotic ideas, and return to the comfortably narrow ...

Undocumented Bakers Are Planning ’A Day Without Bread’ This Friday

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Every week, the workers at Tom Cat bakery in Queens proudly serve their city their freshly baked loaves, but they’re asking people across the city for once to give up ...

Could Leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon Win the French Presidency?

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It is a great historical irony that, at the very moment the once mighty French Communist Party enters its last twilight, it has at long last backed a candidate who,

New York City’s Mayor Proposes Free Universal Preschool for Three-Year-Olds

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Inequality is bequeathed early and hardened fast. Research indicates that by the time low-income children are 5 years old they typically hear 30 million fewer words than their more affluent ...

The People Have Spoken: They Want More Government

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The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found that President Trump’s approval ratings are lower than those for any of the past eleven presidents, going all the way back ...

A Big Win for Voting Rights In Texas and a Big Loss for Trump

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On March 10, a federal court in Texas found that the state’s Congressional redistricting maps “intentionally diluted minority voting strength in order to gain partisan advantage.” Exactly a month later,

Can a New Journal Make Sense of Trumpism?

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Last February, an anonymous cohort of conservative writers, their bylines purloined from antiquity, started a group blog they described as the “first scholarly journal of radical #Trumpism.” Its title—the Journal ...

The Policy Weapon Climate Activists Need

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We’re running out of time on climate change. As Donald Trump and Big Oil’s other friends in Washington do their utmost to keep global temperatures climbing, our window for preserving ...

A Berniecrat Takes on Trump and the Koch Brothers in Kansas

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“I’m totally new to politics—I was inspired to run by Bernie. After the election, I decided to get out from behind my Facebook keyboard and try to make a difference,

Iowa’s New Voter-ID Law Would Have Disenfranchised My Grandmother

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My grandmother Sylvia moved from Brooklyn to Iowa when she was 89 years old. It was a culture shock, to say the least. When my mom took her to vote,