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St. Paul Teachers Score a Win for Kids Over Big Money

Tue, 2018-02-20 00:32
State and local governments claim there's "no money" for public services like education, yet lavish huge tax breaks on corporations and the wealthy. The St. Paul teachers' union has shown progressives how to fight back, and win.

Trump’s “Harvest Box” Delivers an Empty Promise

Mon, 2018-02-19 00:44
"America's Harvest Box" is Trump administration's bid to "reinvent" food assistance to the poor. All it really does is heap shame on the hungry and offer private interests a new opportunity to enrich themselves at public expense.

DeVos Denies Civil Rights and Stifles Dissent. But She’s a Victim?

Fri, 2018-02-16 00:02
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been dismantling policies that protect students' civil rights, yet accuses anyone who points this out of being "hurtful," and blocks them from having their voices heard. She threatens our democracy.

Trump’s Big Infrastructure Con

Fri, 2018-02-16 00:01
Candidate Trump boasted he would double what Clinton said she’d spend on infrastructure. But the scheme he released this week fails to do that. Instead it robs vital safety-net programs to pay for a pittance of improvements. It's a con.

Kim Jung Un’s Sister Crushes Pence for Gold in Korea Peace Olympics

Thu, 2018-02-15 18:13
If peace  diplomacy were an Olympic sport, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, won the Gold Medal hands down, while Vice President Mike Pence crashed and burned. That's a good thing for the possibility of world peace.

A Kingdom Where Nobody Dies

Thu, 2018-02-15 07:45
The fatal shootings at a Florida high school result from our elected officials' self-serving refusal to control weapons designed for mass killing. Once again, we have failed our sacred promise to protect all children's future.

Black Families Flee Extended School Year

Wed, 2018-02-14 12:15
School “reformers” have argued to lengthen the school year. Yet, there’s little valid data because so few public schools do it. New statistics from Washington, D.C. show that such schools lost a substantial number of black families.

What Is the Price of Love?

Wed, 2018-02-14 00:08
Living paycheck to paycheck can strain even the most loving of relationships. But as former billionaire Tim Blixseth learned the hard way, spectacularly large paychecks can doom loving relationships right from the start.

Forget Trump; His Party Is the Problem Now

Tue, 2018-02-13 00:10
Here's what voters need to know. If Republicans prevail – with or without Trump – the country will face $50 road tolls, a plundering of common wealth, and more deaths of poor and working people. That's what we need to focus on and stop.

Pelosi, Paul and the ‘Return to Regular Order’

Mon, 2018-02-12 03:56
The two-year bipartisan budget pact contains substantial wins, but comes at a high price for Democrats and DREAMers and hangs by the thread of a promised return to civility which, by current measures, strains the imagination beyond belief.

The Real Reason Workers Can’t Get A Raise

Fri, 2018-02-09 14:09
Beneath the recent stock-market gyrations, the mechanics that shackle average workers' wages have been exposed - not in the White House or Congress, but in the supposedly apolitical operations of the Federal Reserve.

SF Rising Steps Up to Make College For All a Reality

Fri, 2018-02-09 12:55
Education holds the key to a brighter future for us all. In San Francisco, we made College For All a reality, and now we want to make it real for everyone in our state. How do we get there? One heart, one mind, and one signature at a time.

Black Americans Mostly Left Behind Since MLK’s Death

Fri, 2018-02-09 07:14
While some things have improved markedly for black Americans since 1968, today we are still fighting many of the same battles as Dr. King did in his day. Progress has been made. Just not as much as many of us would like.

Get Ready for More Voter Suppression

Fri, 2018-02-09 06:59
The White House may have shut its "Election Integrity" panel, that doesn't mean voter suppression is going away. There are big questions about how government will use the voter data they collected, and early reports are troubling.

Plutocrats Want to Raise Road Tolls Astronomically

Fri, 2018-02-09 00:44
Transportation officials are raising tolls astronomically to change commuter behavior and "share" the costs of infrastructure. Changing our nation's top-heavy distribution of income and wealth would help a good bit more.

Puerto Rico Braces for Wave of School Privatization

Thu, 2018-02-08 00:54
Puerto Rico is privatizing schools wholesale in the wake of Hurricane Maria, just as New Orleans did after Hurricane Katrina. This compounds the damage done by the storm, and is part of a pattern of disaster capitalism that hurts children.

Promises, Promises, and More Broken Trade Promises

Wed, 2018-02-07 16:58
With reports that Trump's first year ended in record trade deficits, factory workers are still watching and waiting for him to keep his promises of fast trade enforcement, even as mills close and unemployment benefits expire.

Can Democrats Catch a Wave in 2018?

Wed, 2018-02-07 05:45
2018 offers Democrats the tantalizing promise of a wave election, in which they can take back Congress and revive their party's fortunes. But are Dems up to the task of articulating clearly what the country truly needs?

Black Lives Matter at Schools Rolls Out National Week of Action

Tue, 2018-02-06 00:04
A nationwide movement is underfoot as educators wear Black Lives Matter shirts to school this week and teach lessons about structural racism, intersectional black identities, black history, and anti-racist movements.

GOP Tax Break Sucker Punches Wisconsin Workers

Mon, 2018-02-05 07:27
Failure to enforce international trade law and a corporate tax break that some are using to pay for plant closures are significant factors in the loss of thousands of paper mill jobs in Wisconsin, including two announced last week.