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A Growing Lawyer ‘Army’ Is Banding Together to Protect Immigrants
November 23rd, 2017, 06:00 AM

Tania Karas

Immigrants with attorneys are four times more likely to be released from detention.

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The Big Broadcast
November 23rd, 2017, 06:00 AM

Steve Brodner

Robert Mercer: “First thing, kill the journalists!”

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Oppose Alex Azar, President Trump’s Pick for Health and Human Services Secretary
November 22nd, 2017, 06:00 AM

NationAction

The nominee was CEO of Eli Lilly when the pharma giant more than tripled the price of insulin.

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Don’t Let the Koch Brothers Buy ‘Time’ Magazine
November 22nd, 2017, 06:00 AM

Charles Alexander

A former Time editor condemns the billionaires’ bid to buy a stalwart advocate of climate action.

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A President Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 16 Women Endorses a Senate Candidate Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 9
November 22nd, 2017, 06:00 AM

Joan Walsh

There’s a new GOP slogan: “Listen to the predators.”

 

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Why Germany’s Electoral Predicament Is a Unique Opportunity
November 22nd, 2017, 06:00 AM

Paul Hockenos

A minority government would be a first for this anchor of Central Europe—but it could open up the political system in all sorts of beneficial ways.

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The Trump Administration Strips Residency Protections for 50,000 Haitians
November 22nd, 2017, 06:00 AM

Julianne Hing

And more communities are in danger of losing Temporary Protected Status soon.

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Postcards From the Interior
November 22nd, 2017, 06:00 AM

Peter Kuper

Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is aiming to open many national parks to oil, gas, and coal industries. Our American heritage is up for grabs.

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The Resistance to Trump: Year One
November 22nd, 2017, 06:00 AM

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener

David Cole on stopping Trump, Lawrence O’Donnell on 1968, and Steven Hahn on Hillbilly Elegy.

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George W. Bush Owes Donald Trump a Big Thank-You
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

Rebecca Gordon

Who else could bring about nostalgia for such a disastrous presidency?

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About LaVar Ball vs. Donald Trump
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

Dave Zirin

In a stable country, we would not be talking about this feud of the blowhards. This is not a stable country.

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Do Nothing and Help Dismantle Our Broken Criminal-Justice System
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

Natasha Lennard

A new “slacktivist” app mines cryptocurrency to pay for bail funds.

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Take Urgent Action for Net Neutrality, Plus: A Thanksgiving Table DREAM Act Toolkit
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

NationAction

Take Action Now gives you three meaningful actions each week.

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How the State Can Make Inequality Worse
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

Steven Teles, Brink Lindsey

From zoning and licensing boards to bank bailouts, the state has often been captured by corporations and the wealthy.

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Fake News and the Death of Democracy in Cambodia
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

Geoffrey Cain

Forget tanks and rifles. Like other autocrats, Cambodia’s Hun Sen uses fake news to justify oppression.

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Alex Azar, Trump’s HHS Pick, Has Already Been a Disaster for People With Diabetes
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

James Elliott

While he was at Eli Lilly, the company more than tripled the price of its best-selling insulin.

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Pollution Kills an Estimated 9 Million People Every Year
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

Michelle Chen

And the world’s poorest people bear the brunt.

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Basketball in the Golden State with Legendary NBA Scribe Jack McCallum
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

Dave Zirin

Plus: The NFL’s Thanksgiving game, the #MeToo movement, and more.

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Robert Mugabe and the Poisonous Legacy of British Colonialism
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

James North

Britain left behind two evil legacies when Zimbabwe gained independence: the harsh lesson that violence works, and a grotesquely unequal distribution of farmland.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Is a Climate Criminal—and I’m Willing to Go to Jail to Say So
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

Wen Stephenson

A big part of what makes nonviolent civil disobedience powerful is the willingness of those engaging in it to suffer the consequences.

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Anti-Trump Fervor Can’t Fully Explain What Happened This Month
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Democratic candidates ran on bold, progressive ideas that inspired voters.

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Make America Normal Again
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

India Tresselt

Corruption, violence, sexism, and racism are feathers in Donald Trump’s cap.

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Anatomy of an Abduction: The Deportation of Cambodian American Refugees
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

J.M. Wong

Cambodians displaced by American bombs are being sent back to a country they barely know.

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Things Are Going Great for Trump on Parallel Earth!
November 21st, 2017, 06:00 AM

Tom Tomorrow

Hard at work in the greatest White House ever.

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Donald Trump’s FCC is a Clear and Present Danger to Democracy
November 20th, 2017, 06:00 AM

John Nichols

It has rewritten media-ownership rules to benefit giant corporations, including the pro-Trump Sinclair Broadcasting.

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Trump’s Pentagon Wants to Make Nuclear Weapons More ‘Usable’
November 20th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Michael T. Klare

That sounds like a good idea.

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ICE Admits Gang Operations Are Designed to Lock Up Immigrants
November 20th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Julianne Hing

The gang database is a weapon that allows ICE agents to indiscriminately round up immigrants of color.

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After Trump
November 20th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Claire Devine

I would argue that the Trump presidency, although Trump perhaps holds the title for the most publicly outrageous presidential candidate, was inevitable.

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Here’s a Path to Medicare for (Almost) All That Isn’t Doomed to Fail
November 20th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Joshua Holland

Bernie Sanders and John Conyers are proposing massive changes, for a huge number of people, in a very short space of time. There’s a better, less risky way.

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Subverting the Western: A Conversation With Hernan Diaz
November 20th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Aaron Bady

The author of In the Distance discusses foreignness, his theory of genre, and what it means to do research for a novel.

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Immigration Kids Sent Back
November 20th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Edel Rodriguez

When the dreamers are dreamless.

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Hari Kondabolu Lays Bare ‘The Problem With Apu’
November 19th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Dave Zirin

The comedian’s new documentary takes on the ultimate comedic sacred cow: The Simpsons.

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The Surest Way to Keep Roy Moore Out of the Senate Is by Electing His Opponent
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

John Nichols

GOP talk of resignations, rescheduled elections, and write-ins neglects the reality on the ground in Alabama: Moore has a credible opponent who can beat him.

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Was the Trump Campaign Working With WikiLeaks and the Russians to Undermine the Clinton Campaign?
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Bob Dreyfuss

There’s no proof yet, but the connections are tantalizing. And there’s more on that Steele dossier, too.

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The Revolutionary Potential of Journalism in Morocco
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Benjamin Lesire-Ogrel, Cole Stangler

Despite free-speech reforms, Moroccan reporters work in a “perpetual state of dread.”

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A Trump-Endorsed Game of Thrones in Saudi Arabia
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Joshua Holland

Are corruption charges really the reason that Muhammed bin Salman has detained nearly a dozen other members of the Saudi royal family?

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These Women Nobelists Are Fighting for Grassroots Activists in Central America
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Laura Carlsen

They’re bringing limelight to women-led movements resisting land grabs and destruction from mining companies, hydroelectric plants, and monoculture plantations.

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The Plot to Loot America’s Wilderness (Video)
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

The Nation

A little-known bureaucrat named James Cason is reshaping the Department of the Interior.

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Republicans in Congress Think You’re an Idiot
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Robert L. Borosage

The GOP tax bill should be toxic to everyone who is not ultra-rich.

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By Having the Washington R*dskins Host a Game on Thanksgiving, NFL Owners Show Their True Colors
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Dave Zirin

Whether it’s a question of tin-eared insensitivity, or their own sick, private joke, Washington will be hosting the Thanksgiving game for the first time in league history.

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Shamir’s Reinvention
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Bijan Stephen

On Revelations, he trades the glitz and brashness of his early work for a more ruminative and uncertain sound.

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Yes, Some Alabama Republicans Will Still Vote for Roy Moore
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Jon Wiener

An interview with Howell Raines on what he calls “Alabama Embarrassment Syndrome.”

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The GOP Tax Plan Would Make It Even Harder to Be a Grad Student
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Michelle Chen

Cutting a vital tuition exemption, the plan would push students even further into poverty.

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We Need to Build a Wall
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Richard Borge

Trump continues to box himself in.

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Dana Schutz, After the Whitney Biennial
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Barry Schwabsky

A recent show of Schutz's work sheds light on a facet of her art that connects Open Casket to the rest of her paintings.

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Is This the Most Radical Mayor in America?
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

D.D. Guttenplan

Chokwe Antar Lumumba has an audacious plan to make Jackson, Mississippi, the “most radical city on the planet.”

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Tarana Burke Says #MeToo Should Center Marginalized Communities
November 17th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Elizabeth Adetiba

An interview with the woman who launched the Me Too campaign over a decade ago.

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It Is Time to Impeach the President
November 16th, 2017, 06:00 AM

John Nichols

Five articles of impeachment have been proposed by members of Congress who say there are sufficient grounds to act.

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What Should Democrats Do About Al Franken?
November 16th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Joan Walsh

With work, Franken can and should survive this story of his past bad behavior. But if there are more tales like this, he’s probably history.

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How the Labor Movement Can Win Under National ‘Right to Work’
November 16th, 2017, 06:00 AM

Mindy Isser

Labor’s biggest gains have been made not when the law has been on our side, but when workers have been most willing to stand up and fight.

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