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Trump’s Muslim Bans Impoverish Us All

Fri, 2017-10-20 00:07
Economically, culturally, strategically, and morally, Donald Trump's obsessive efforts to ban Muslim immigrants and refugees from the United States have impoverished us all. His most recent attempt proves it.

In Disasters’ Wake, Public School System DeVos Attacks Proves Essential

Thu, 2017-10-19 14:51
Betsy DeVos says conversations about education should not be about 'systems,' but public schools and public-school educators are, literally, lifesavers in American communities hit by devastating natural disasters.

We Can Stop the GOP’s Heartless Budget

Thu, 2017-10-19 00:11
Republicans in Congress want to drive our nation’s economy, and budget, off a cliff. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here in Illinois, we know there is a way out of this madness, if we stand together to put people and planet first.

Bargains in the Clouds

Wed, 2017-10-18 17:07
The deals that deep pockets can snatch up right now on luxury private jets have never been sweeter. The reality of what that means — for the rest of us — could hardly be more bitter.

How to Profit from the Coming Trump Apocalypse

Tue, 2017-10-17 17:25
Somebody ought to write a self-help book for Republican politicians called, “How to Profit from the Coming Trump Apocalypse.”  Although, come to think of it, they're doing pretty well with that already.

The Rise of Pennsylvania’s Racist Right Is a Warning to the Nation

Tue, 2017-10-17 07:15
Scott Wagner and other Pennsylvania officials want to mainstream extremist views and make the commonwealth a vanguard in White Nationalism’s push to take over the GOP. It's a dangerous game, and a cautionary tale for the rest of the nation.

Hurricane Victims Don’t Have the ‘Complexion for Protection’

Mon, 2017-10-16 06:42
Weeks after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans now face a humanitarian crisis from waterborne diseases and toxic runoff from Superfund sites. Why? Because like other victims, they don't have the "complexion for protection" by lawmakers.

Trump Drowns the ‘Forgotten Men and Women’ in Swamp Water

Sun, 2017-10-15 20:20
Hurricane victims in Puerto Rico are getting sick from drinking polluted water. And Trump’s lone-wolf attack on health insurance markets will now make care unaffordable to millions of the working-class men and women he promised to protect.

Tax Cuts for the Rich, Paid for with Your Health Care

Fri, 2017-10-13 06:39
When GOP leaders tried to repeal health care in the spring and summer, many Americans made a ruckus. We asked hard questions in town halls and in the streets. But the GOP hasn't given up the fight, and neither will we.

After The Storm, It’s Labor vs. Finance for the Future of Puerto Rico

Thu, 2017-10-12 23:36
Two opposing forces are fighting to reshape Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Wall Street, which has been plundering the island for years, and organized labor, which is working to rebuild the island - and its own ranks.

NAFTA Negotiators Send Corporate Whiners Back to Swamp

Thu, 2017-10-12 17:05
The Trump Administration defied the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in renegotiation of NAFTA. The Chamber whined about it, and a spokesperson for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative basically told them to shut up.

Betsy DeVos’s Attack On Public Education Is Just Beginning

Wed, 2017-10-11 22:10
Efforts to recast Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as marginalized or ineffectual are misleading. DeVos is quite pleased with the progress she’s making in her long game to change the nation's schools into a competitive marketplace.

The Republican Plan to Rob America

Wed, 2017-10-11 01:02
The Republican tax plan is a lie. It’s being sold with the promise that the tax cut will create jobs and growth. In fact, the cuts, if passed, will become the major obstacle to the very investments vital to generating jobs and growth.

How We Beat Trump’s Dirty Power Play

Tue, 2017-10-10 21:18
Trump and EPA chief Scott Pruitt think undoing all that has gone before them is something to celebrate. We must resist their efforts to undo the Clean Power Plan, and push for the radical steps we need to adapt to climate change and thrive.

Help the CFPB Stop Predatory Loans From Ruining Lives

Tue, 2017-10-10 06:17
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants to curb abuses by payday lenders, but loan sharks are spending hard to undermine its new rules. We can act now to save the CFPB, and keep people out of the payday loan trap.

New Federal Grant Feeds Charter School Gravy Train In New Mexico

Thu, 2017-10-05 09:53
The U.S. Department of Education's new grants of over $250 million to charter school programs in states like New Mexico should prompt concern, given these schools' poor oversight and chronic disappointing academic performance.

The “Center-Left” Had Its Chance; It’s Time For Something New

Wed, 2017-10-04 20:59
The political project known as "centrism" is collapsing around the globe. But what about the "New Labour"/"New Democrat" phenomenon of the "center-left" that once seemed to offer so much hope? Can it survive? More importantly, should it?

Millions of Lives at Risk as GOP Lets CHIP Expire

Wed, 2017-10-04 05:36
Nine million children in this country are at the brink of losing health coverage. What do our lawmakers say about this? Not a damn word. Why? Because they care more about themselves than our children, and our country's future.

Let’s Stop the GOP’s Biggest Grift of All

Tue, 2017-10-03 08:52
The GOP is not shy about enriching themselves at public expense in their budget and tax plans. But if they're not shy about looting public coffers, we won't be shy in opposing them, either.

Bernie Sanders Opens a New Foreign-Policy Debate

Tue, 2017-10-03 07:28
Bernie Sanders has offered first steps towards a new foreign policy that upends the military-dominated definition of national security and elevates the threats posed by climate change. But the debate over how to achieve this has just begun.

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