Demanding Justice For Dead Young Black Men

Every time a young black man is unjustly killed by police, or private citizens "standing their ground," we are told to "trust the system." Clearly, trusting the system to deliver justice doesn't work. We need a movement that demands it.
Terrance Heath
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Bill Clinton’s Corporate Fantasy

Bill Clinton argues that corporate CEOs will soon care more about employees and society than profits. But today's CEO's are cashing out their own companies' futures to line their pockets. Sweet dreams won't change that.
Robert Borosage
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Anger Is Still Privileged In “Post-Racial” America

The New York Times caught hell for an article characterizing television producer Shonda Rhimes as an “angry black woman,” but anger is still privileged in “post-racial” America.
Terrance Heath
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100 Zephyrs: Why The Left Must Challenge Corporate Democrats

Bill Scher concludes that there are only minor differences within the "Democratic family" which are best resolved without “war”-like primary challenges. It’s an attractive vision. Unfortunately, its also wrong. Unfort
Richard Eskow
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No, Zephyr, Democrats Don’t Need to Have a Civil War

Is Zephur Teachout strategically correct when she says an army of primary challengers is the wisest way to maximize liberal influence within the Democratic Party? Recent history suggests not.
Bill Scher
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Campaign 2014: Will Democrats Get the Message?

As the campaign enters into its last weeks, ordinary voters begin to pay attention. People don't seem to be buying what Republicans are selling. But Democrats can overcome the odds only if they turn to a more populist voice.
Robert Borosage
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Beyond Ferguson: Ending Racial Profiling In America

America must stop “following tragedy with embarrassment,” and pass the End Racial Profiling Act, before the next city that’s “one dead black teenager away from burning to the ground” catches fire.
Terrance Heath
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Young, Black, And Guilty Until Proven Innocent

The New York Times informed us that Michael Brown was “no angel.” When being young and black is to be guilty until proven innocent, black children must be “angelic” just to be worthy of living.
Terrance Heath
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The Importance of Zephyr Teachout

She has run a shoestring campaign against a powerful, lavishly funded governor who refused to debate her. But whatever the outcome, her campaign has already had dramatic significance for progressives across the country.
Robert Borosage
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Beyond Ferguson: Sanders To Propose Youth Jobs Bill

At Michael Brown’s funeral, Rev. Al Sharpton lamented that America has “money to give military equipment to police forces,” but not to train and employ young people. Sen. Bernie Sanders is making good on a promise to remedy that.
Terrance Heath
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Beyond Ferguson: Tell The President To Take Action

The tensions that fueled angry protests still fester below the surface, in Ferguson and beyond. Tell President Obama to act swiftly to address the issues of police and community relations with communities of color across the country.
Terrance Heath
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Ferguson Exposes the Creeping Militarization of Police Forces

Where did Ferguson's police get their military weapons and attitude? From the Pentagon. Your town and mine are being militarized too. Your town and mine are being militarized too. We must halt this perversion of policing.
Jim Hightower
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The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Will the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in history? The answer can be found in May of 1970.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Who Has Been Warning About Police Militarization?

Cato and Reason have been sounding the alarm about the militarization of our police departments and the potential consequences. But there have also been plenty of “liberal” and other sources trying to raise awareness of this issue as well.

August 14: Time to Reinvigorate the Fight for the Four Freedoms

The 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II is just a year away. Let's truly honor the Greatest Generation. Let's redeem and renew the struggles for Freedom of Speech and Religion,and Freedom from Want and Fear.
Harvey J Kaye
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August Distemper: Will Change Yet Come?

Americans are in a foul mood, for good reasons. Current polls suggest the fall elections offer little hope for change. Conservatives have failed; liberals remain too cautious. Only citizen movements can foster the change we need.
Robert Borosage
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Should Populists Declare Victory?

Pundits suggest populism is capturing the Democratic Party and that populists should declare victory, invite all into their tent, and stop challenging wayward New Democrats and centrists who admit their errors.
Robert Borosage
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Hillary’s Sister Souljah Moment

For Hillary Clinton, the 2016 challenge will be to reassure voters that she is on their side. To overcome the fact that she's Wall Street's favorite candidate, perhaps she should seek out her own Sister Souljah moment.
Robert Borosage
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America’s Border Crisis of Conscience

In San Pedro Sula, Honduras, 60 bodies lie in a heap on the floor of a morgue – the body count for just one day. Can we in good conscience send children back there – when we helped create the conditions they are escaping?
Terrance Heath
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Snakes and Ladders at Netroots Nation

Activists huddled over coffee to plot new ways of defeating metaphorical “snakes” while other attendees networked over drinks as they sought to climb career ladders.
Richard Eskow
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The Democrats’ Middle Class Jump-Start

House Democrats released their 2014 election year agenda Wednesday. It received virtually no news coverage. But it represents a first step in defining the terms of the election for voters on the vital issue of the economy.
Robert Borosage
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The Latest Crack in Our Broken Immigration System

It takes the Citizenship and Immigration Services agency an average of seven years to grant immigrants green cards. Some undocumented immigrants who arrive as children may be well into their 40s before they get a green card.
Diana Anahi Torres-Valverde
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North Carolina’s Moral Freedom Summer

They’ve outed the extremist governor and legislators who have cut taxes for corporations and the rich, while raising taxes on low-income people. Now, Moral Mondays is going after political kleptocrats in their districts.
Jim Hightower
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Some Democratic Words for July 4

From Paine's Common Sense and Jefferson's Declaration to FDR's Four Freedoms and MLK's I Have a Dream, progressive words have inspired us to make America more free, equal and democratic. Here's a host of them to recite on July 4.
Harvey J Kaye
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