Change Must Come

The Republican debate debacle combined with a positive jobs report has put Democrats into a celebratory mood. But the reality is that we haven't even begun the reforms we need to make this economy work for working people.
Robert Borosage
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Where Are The Republican Ideas?

After the debacle of George W. Bush’s conservative economic policy and foreign policy, Republicans still have something to prove. They didn’t prove anything last night.
Bill Scher
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The Republican Debate: There He Blows

The Republican "debate" turned into the Trump show. Aided and abetted by Fox News moderators who repeatedly went after him, Trump dominated, treating the others as bit players in his ongoing farce.
Robert Borosage
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The GOP Debate is What Oligarchy Looks Like

Recently five Republican presidential candidates paraded themselves before a group of mega-donors convened by the Koch brothers. Thursday's debate was an extension of the Kochs’ beauty pageant.
Richard Eskow
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Why Chris Christie Hates Teachers

The antipathy, or apathy, politicians like some of the Republican presidential candidates have toward teachers derives from the reality that politicians tend to have unreal expectations about teachers and what they do.
Jeff Bryant
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One Year After Ferguson: Making Black Lives Matter

August 9 will mark one year since officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Too many black lives are still lost to police violence, but movements are now demanding that black lives matter.
Terrance Heath
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Keys to Winning the Argument For the Iran Nuclear Deal

"If you have political connections, now is the time to use them," says Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund, as he talks about how to push back against a multimillion-dollar effort to block the Iran agreement.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Meet The Billionaires Who Pillage Under the Shield of Philanthropy

America’s parasitical oligarchs are masters of public relations. One of their favorite tactics is to masquerade as defenders of the common folk while neatly arranging things behind the scenes so that they can continue to plunder unimpeded.
Lynne Stuart Parramore
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Oil Corporations Scheme to Export America’s Security

On the demand of oilmen for more profit, the Senate Energy Committee voted to end the 40-year-old ban on exporting American oil - giving oil-rich Middle Eastern countries additional power to crush the U.S. economy with another oil embargo.
Leo Gerard
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Obama’s Climate Plan: Is It Good Enough?

Fault lines are emerging in response to the administration's Clean Power Plan, the EPA rule designed to cut carbon emissions from power plants 32 percent by 2030. How can we make sense of it, and what should activists do next?
Bill Scher
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Will Black Lives Matter At the Republican Presidential Debate?

A new generation of activists have sharpened the view of the threshold candidates must cross to earn the vote of African Americans, and once again Republican candidates are showing themselves incapable of rising to the challenge.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Wingnut Week In Review: The Lion King

A beloved lion named Cecil was lured out of his sanctuary in Zimbabwe, and killed by an American hunter. The world mourned, and wingnuts roared that the lion’s death drew attention away from their scam to bring down Planned Parenthood.
Terrance Heath
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Congress’ Transportation Stall Is Our Chance to Mobilize

This time short-term congressional paralysis offers the chance to prevent a long-term disaster. Progressives gets three months to break the momentum of a corporate tax giveaway and get a better transportation bill.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Creeping Out of the Foxhole

At long last Republican presidential hopefuls crept out of their foxholes, where they’d been cowering and maintaining radio silence, to attack Donald Trump. How noble of them.
Donald Kaul
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Sandra Bland, My Father, and Me

For African Americans like Sandra Bland, simply asserting our citizenship, or expressing mild annoyance as our rights are violated, can be deadly. In almost 400 years, that much hasn’t changed.
Terrance Heath
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The Money Primary

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s corporate-friendly Citizens United ruling, running for America’s highest office in our democratic republic has been perverted into a gold rush.
Jim Hightower
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Haunted by Student Debt to the Grave

Close to 200,000 people on Social Security are having their Social Security checks garnished by student debt creditors. It's time to forgive education loans for people on Social Security.
Mary Green Swig | Steven L. Swig | Roger Hickey
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Sizing Up Clinton’s New Climate Message

If you want a presidential candidate who supports a carbon tax you should vote for Bernie Sanders. If you want a presidential candidate that has thought through how to best communicate on climate, Hillary Clinton may be your best bet.
Bill Scher
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Even If Sandra Bland Did Commit Suicide…

Does it really matter whether Sandra Bland committed suicide while in police custody or was murdered? Look at how she got there in the first place. Then ask: Would she have been pulled over if her skin color was different?

Two Major Victories for Fair Housing

It’s a rare moment when two branches of our federal government take major steps to expand opportunity for all Americans. But, with relatively little fanfare, that’s what’s happened over the last few weeks in the critical area of housing.
Alan Jenkins
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Jeb! Bush Vows To Cripple Government

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush gave a speech Monday at an event organized by a corporate lobbying group in which he vowed to cripple our government. So who gets to be in charge if he succeeds?

Hillary on Quarterly Capitalism: Big Challenge, Timid Reform

Hillary Clinton has opened a "conversation" about what she calls "quarterly capitalism," the perverse incentives that lead corporations to focus on the short-term over the long. Her reforms, however, don't match her rhetoric
Robert Borosage
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