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Top 10 Memorial Day Songs
May 26th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Peter Rothberg

Songs about war and attendant suffering cut across musical genres.

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Hillary Clinton Roasts Toxic Trump Administration in a Remarkable Speech
May 26th, 2017, 09:03 AM

John Nichols

“When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society.”

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Burning Man in Venezuela
May 26th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Greg Grandin

The man set on fire in Caracas might be the perfect symbol of the country’s runaway opposition.

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Conservatives Complain That Republicans Have a Liberal Bias
May 26th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Joshua Holland

Trump’s negative media coverage is being driven not by Democrats but by law-enforcement sources and pissed-off Republicans.

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How to Join the Fight Against Texas’s Racist Immigration Law
May 26th, 2017, 09:03 AM

NationAction

Activists will gather at the Texas State Capitol this Monday—and they’re asking for everyone’s support.

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While Democrats Bicker, Another Bully Wins an Election
May 26th, 2017, 09:03 AM

D.D. Guttenplan

The “resistance” to Trump still needs to get a national win on the board.

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Owning Time at the Venice Biennale
May 26th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Alina Cohen

If only for an hour, the Zimbabwean artist Admire Kamudzengerere sought to exert control over an audience culled from the wealthy, sophisticated, international art-world elite.

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Trumpism Will Be Defeated by a Movement on the Horizon
May 26th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Kai Wright

Georgia House minority leader Stacey Abrams is showing one way forward.

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Will the Republican Health-Care Debacle Pave the Way for ‘Medicare for All’?
May 25th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Robert L. Borosage

Only if progressives force the debate.

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More Proof Republicans Are Just Lying About Trumpcare
May 25th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Zoë Carpenter

A long-awaited analysis from the Congressional Budget Office confirms that the GOP’s health-care bill punishes people with preexisting conditions.  

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Take It From Me, a Delta Employee: Passengers and Workers Are in This Fight Together
May 25th, 2017, 09:03 AM

a Delta Air Lines Employee

Overbooked planes, cramped cabins, and poor working conditions all have a common cause: deregulation and the relentless pursuit of profit.

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Trump Is Trying to Cover Up His Lies by Destroying Information
May 25th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Rebecca Gordon

For an administration that depends on ignorance, public knowledge is enemy number one.

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Why I Called the Murder of Richard Collins III a Lynching
May 25th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Dave Zirin

How we define a “racist mob” in 2017 matters. 

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Democrats Are Launching a Commission to Protect American Democracy From Trump
May 25th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Ari Berman

In response to Trump’s “election integrity” commission, the DNC is going on offense on voting rights.

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Trump’s Cruel and Unusual Budget
May 25th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener

George Zornick on the president’s attack on the poor, Ari Berman on voting rights, and Joshua Holland on Trump’s travels.

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What Happens to a Country When So Many of Its Workers Migrate?
May 25th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Michelle Chen

About a third of Nepal’s GDP comes from remittances sent back from overseas.

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These Missouri Students Were Suspended for Defending Their Teachers’ Union
May 24th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Sophie Hurwitz

The students’ suspensions became a bargaining chip that forced teachers to forgo contract negotiations. But the students want to keep fighting.

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Donald Trump to Hungry Seniors: Drop Dead
May 24th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Trudy Lieberman

Some 10 million elders are threatened by hunger—but the president’s budget would slash desperately needed funding for food programs.

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‘This Is a Thunderbolt of Resistance’
May 24th, 2017, 09:03 AM

John Nichols

Progressives are flipping Republican statehouse seats to the Democrats—and sending a message to the rest of the country.

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Puerto Rico’s Political and Economic Crisis Deepens
May 24th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Ed Morales

This month has seen massive protests against austerity, bankruptcy proceedings, and the return of a prodigal hero.

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Wilbur Ross Is a Disgrace to Himself and His Country
May 23rd, 2017, 09:03 AM

John Nichols

The secretary of commerce is promoting an utter fantasy about authoritarian Saudi Arabia.

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California Takes Center Stage in the Resistance to Trump
May 23rd, 2017, 09:03 AM

Sasha Abramsky

The state Democratic Party has been moving rapidly to the left—and because it has a supermajority, that portends big social reforms.

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Is Banning Child Labor Really That Controversial?
May 23rd, 2017, 09:03 AM

Michelle Chen

Child labor can’t be outlawed by fiat—it needs to be defeated by economic empowerment for whole communities. 

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These Protesters Are Hitting Trump Where It Actually Hurts
May 23rd, 2017, 09:03 AM

Mattea Kramer

Could the president be influenced by threats to his profit margin?

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Our Embarrassment in Chief’s International Trip Is No Laughing Matter
May 23rd, 2017, 09:03 AM

Joshua Holland

Let’s not grade a guy holding the nuclear codes on a curve.

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Trump Escalates the War on Women
May 23rd, 2017, 09:03 AM

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Reproductive rights are not merely a women’s health issue—they are an essential component of economic health and security as well.

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Will Colin Kapernick Ever Play in the NFL Again?
May 23rd, 2017, 09:03 AM

Dave Zirin

How a pro-football “blackballing” works.

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The Case Against ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bills
May 23rd, 2017, 09:03 AM

Collier Meyerson

Hate-crimes laws make sense for groups that have been historically discriminated against. Police officers don’t qualify.

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Like Watergate, but Dumber
May 23rd, 2017, 09:03 AM

Tom Tomorrow

“When the president does it, that means it is not illegal!”

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A Lynching on the University of Maryland Campus
May 22nd, 2017, 09:03 AM

Dave Zirin

Richard Collins III was killed Saturday night because of the color of his skin.

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What Explains Trump’s Sharp About-Face on Saudi Arabia?
May 22nd, 2017, 09:03 AM

James Carden

It has more than a little to do with the power of the Saudi lobby—as well as the administration’s deep hostility toward Iran.

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Demand That Congress Force Trump to Release His Tax Returns
May 22nd, 2017, 09:03 AM

NationAction

It’s more important than ever that we understand exactly how Donald Trump stands to benefit from the power of his office.

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North Carolina Is Once Again Found Guilty of Discriminating Against Black Voters
May 22nd, 2017, 09:03 AM

Ari Berman

The Supreme Court strikes down two of the state’s congressional districts as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders.

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What if People Owned the Banks, Instead of Wall Street?
May 22nd, 2017, 09:03 AM

Jimmy Tobias

From Seattle to Santa Fe, cities are at the center of a movement to create publicly owned banks.

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Why Won’t More American Corporations Support Single-Payer Health Care?
May 22nd, 2017, 09:03 AM

Helaine Olen

Warren Buffett is rare among CEOs in publicly recognizing the economic benefits of Medicare for All.

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True Climate Justice Puts Communities of Color First
May 22nd, 2017, 09:03 AM

Audrea Lim

Black and brown communities have long borne the brunt of our addiction to fossil fuels—and now they are leading the fight for a post-carbon economy.

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Donald Trump Committed Another Impeachable Offense This Week
May 20th, 2017, 09:03 AM

John Nichols

And it had nothing to do with the Russia investigation. 

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How Can Democrats Form an Agenda When Trump Looms Over Everything?
May 19th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Robert L. Borosage

Democrats also need to beef up their foreign-policy analyses. 

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Joe Lieberman Is a Civil Libertarian’s Nightmare
May 19th, 2017, 09:03 AM

George Zornick

The nation’s top law-enforcement officer shouldn’t have flagrant disregard for constitutional protections.

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Trump Is a Cornered Megalomaniac—and That’s a Grave Danger to the Country
May 19th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Sasha Abramsky

He will likely resort to all the tricks of the demagogue as he fights for his survival.

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Factory or Forest, Modernity and Climate Change
May 19th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Abhrajyoti Chakraborty

In India, the pathology of denial about global warming reveals the real crisis at our door—one of imagination.

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The Rev. William Barber Is Bringing MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign Back to Life
May 19th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Dani McClain

Barber is stepping down from his post at the North Carolina NAACP to lead what he calls a “national moral revival.”

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The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack
May 19th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Rachel B. Tiven

The Department of Justice is perverting a rule to shut down immigrant-rights lawyers.

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It’s Time for the Government to Give Everyone a Job
May 19th, 2017, 09:03 AM

David Dayen

A new plan from CAP is a promising first step. 

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ICE Has Made Over 41,000 Arrests in Trump’s First 100 Days
May 18th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Julianne Hing

Cracking down on undocumented immigrants is one campaign promise he’s keeping.

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My Only Meeting With Roger Ailes
May 18th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Joan Walsh

“I created a TV network for people 55 to dead,” the late, disgraced Fox News founder told me in 2000. “And they don’t want to see anyone like you.”

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Sheriff David Clarke Is Determined to Suspend Habeas Corpus and Shred the Bill of Rights
May 18th, 2017, 09:03 AM

John Nichols

The right-wing extremist’s disregard for the Constitution is well documented, and now he’s reportedly joining Trump’s DHS.

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After Promising a ‘Fair Hearing’ on Monuments, Secretary Zinke Shuts Out the Public
May 18th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Zoë Carpenter

As the Interior Department considers unprecedented changes to protected lands, avenues for public input have been curtailed.

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Trump’s FCC Just Moved Closer to Destroying Net Neutrality. Here’s How You Can Fight Back
May 18th, 2017, 09:03 AM

NationAction

The future of the Internet depends on what we do next. 

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Why Are Canada’s Prescription Drugs So Much Cheaper Than Ours?
May 18th, 2017, 09:03 AM

Michelle Chen

US drug prices are out of control—Bernie Sanders wants to change that.

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