Private Wealth, Public Squalor: America’s Dilemma

America is plagued by too much public squalor and too much private wealth. Partisan obstruction blocks even modest reform. Americans will continue to struggle until they force a new politics.
Robert Borosage
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Wingnut Week In Review: So Long, Eric Cantor

As House Minority Leader Eric Cantor exits stage right, it seems appropriate to recall some of his most memorable wingnut moments, and consider what we may be in for as David Bratt waits in the wings.
Terrance Heath
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Recipe for Ripoffs

The United States has inked free-trade deals with 20 countries over the past three decades. It’s now clear that this zeal benefits corporations while hurting the rest of us.

Six Things You Need To Know About the Science of Global Warming

There is nothing controversial about the work of climatologist Michael Mann, director of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center. Here are six things he’d like you to understand about the scientific consensus on global warming.
Joshua Holland
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What Happens When The Tea Party Goes To Washington

It’s time to say enough is enough, and stop letting Tea Partying libertarians drive the agenda in Washington. We need to restore the economic policies of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s that allowed all Americans to have an equal shot at success.

The Hidden Story Behind Student Loan Debt

President Obama's executive order on student loan payment caps brought student debt to the news this week. Here are some of the budget trade-offs we could make to help Millenials attain higher education without burgeoning student loan debt.

Standards Scolds Are Getting Us Nowhere

Support for the Common Core is eroding away, and you have to wonder what the Obama administration and a significant wing of the education establishment are going to be left with.
Jeff Bryant
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Bankrupted By Student Debt, And Fighting For Change

A former student was among the people calling for Senate passage of a bill that would enable those like her to get lower rates on their loans. Call 202-517-2321 to let your senator know that you agree.
Kitty Lan
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GOP Overlords Rule with Handcuffs

GOP hardliners believe the North Carolina House Speaker speaks, and everybody else shuts up and listens. They are overlords self-empowered to muzzle and handcuff those who disagree.
Leo Gerard
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What Frightens The Right Should Empower Progressives

The "Young Gun" authors of the new conservative manifesto "Room to Grow" never mention the progressive labors and popular struggles that created the first-ever middle-class nation. But the Populist Majority must.
Harvey J Kaye
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Meet The Genocidal Dead Colonialist The GOP Wants to Make A Citizen

Republicans can’t pass immigration reform, but they can take time out from obstructing anything that might remotely do the economy some good, to confer citizenship on a genocidal colonialist who’s been dead for over two hundred years.
Terrance Heath
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Wingnut Week In Review: Benghazi to Berhgdahl

The safe release of an American POW is usually a cause for celebration. But there will be no yellow ribbons on the right for Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdal, who was released after being held by the Taliban for five years.
Terrance Heath
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Cutting Carbon Creates Jobs!

This week, the President announced plans to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. In addition to fighting global warming, this plan will protect millions of people from harmful pollution, and could create a ton of new American jobs.

The May Jobs Report: The Unexceptional and Unacceptable Normal

Jobs were up 217,000, as predicted, a rate that won't reduce the nearly 20 million Americans in need of full-time work, and won't boost wages to meet the rising prices of necessities. It's a snapshot. But it isn't sunny.
Robert Borosage
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How a Lack of Power and Guns Go Together

Until the economy gets better, people will hold up their guns as a way to feel powerful in a society that renders them powerless. This is just a fact. That’s why it's time to turn our back on the 33-year experiment of Reaganomics.
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