A New American Dream for Jorge Garcia and All Of Us

Our immigration system is broken. Until we have a new system, I have to speak up for all those who live in the shadows through no fault of their own. I will stand up and fight, because I believe in justice for all, and the American Dream.
Cindy Garcia
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Our President, the White Supremacist

When the President candidly speaks the vitriolic thoughts that are in his head, the implications are moral, constitutional, and intensely practical. He is not just a defender or apologist for bigots and hatemongers, he is one of them.
Alan Jenkins
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Norway to Trump: Keep Your Gold-Plated Sh*t Hole

I do wish more Norwegians would emigrate to America, because they could teach us a thing or two about how to run a decent society, the happiest and most prosperous in the world. How do they pay for all this happiness? With higher taxes.
Miles Mogulescu
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Would Dr. King Take a Knee? 6 Ways His Radical Spirit Lives Today

This Monday, the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. How would Dr. King view today’s activists? Would he join them to demand a living wage, take a knee in the national anthem, and decry our nation's growing gap between rich and poor?
Richard Eskow
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Fat Cat Tuesday: A Commemoration of CEO Excess

January 2 was Fat Cat Tuesday, a feast of corporate revelry and gluttony. That's when the boards of directors of America’s biggest corporations handed their CEOs more money than they pay their workers for an entire year of labor.
Leo Gerard
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When Will Democrats Start #Resisting GOP Voter Suppression?

Americans love democracy, at least in principle. So how have Republicans been able to successfully engage in a decades-long assault on voting rights? It's time for the GOP to pay a political price for undermining democracy at home.
Richard Eskow
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What It Takes to Manage the Indian Health System

What qualifications are needed to manage and reform the Indian health system? Robert Weaver, Trump's nominee, comes from insurance, not medicine, and will be the least-educated director of the service ever.
Mark Trahant
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Twenty Quotes for the #Resistance in 2018

We who oppose tyranny in all its guises don’t yet have our own Thomas Paine, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, or Martin Luther King, Jr. - but we have their words.
Harvey J Kaye
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Betsy DeVos Harms Higher Ed More Than K-12 in 2017

DeVos calls loudly for K-12 "school choice" and neglects younger students' civil rights, but she has proven far more effective at gutting regulations that protect the rights of college students and college student loan borrowers.
Jeff Bryant
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The GOP’s 100-Year War Is Bigger Than Taxes or Trump

The deeper forces of history are on the move, and we ignore them at our peril. Trump and his fellow Republicans are radically rewiring our political and economic order. This is a long game, and it can’t be won by playing defensively.
Richard Eskow
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The Free Market Made Us Do It!

A new global CEO pay comparison, the most rigorous and comprehensive yet, demolishes the standard-issue corporate rationale for America’s over-the-top executive compensation.

We Can Take the Lead in Remaking America

2017 was a year of struggle, but also of a commitment to action by ordinary people that allows us to enter 2018 filled with “improbable hope.” We are the change we’ve been waiting for, and we can take the lead in remaking America.
LeeAnn Hall and George Goehl
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The Middle Class Is So Christmas Past

The GOP really is the Grinch that stole Christmas. Republicans filched and handed it to the wealthiest one percent. But unlike the Dr. Seuss story, this Grinch isn’t going to find a heart and stop robbing middle-class workers and the poor.
Leo Gerard
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Republican Tax Plan Opens Back Door To School Vouchers

Betsy Devos' Republican friends in Congress have put new provisions in their tax plan that open a back door to federally-supported school vouchers, which will give millions of dollars from public treasuries to private and religious schools.
Jeff Bryant
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The Tax Bill Is a Lifeline for Democrats. Will They Sink or Swim?

When Democrats get confident, I get nervous. That’s true even when Republicans inflict disaster on the country – and potentially on themselves. The GOP's tax scam and growing inequality should prompt Dems to examine their own values first.
Richard Eskow
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All They Want For Christmas Is No New Tax Bill

Republicans in Congress are rushing to enact billions of dollars in tax cuts, even though a majority of Americans oppose it. All across the country, angry people are protesting. Don’t expect them to quiet down anytime soon.
Sarah Jaffe
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Lifelong Wage Warrior Larry Mishel Takes On Trump’s Tax Scam

The issue of stagnant working-class wages, which outgoing EPI President Larry Mishel has worked so hard to make prominent, is being co-opted to sell GOP tax cuts that will primarily benefit the wealthy. Even so, he counts this as progress.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Is Betsy DeVos About To Pump Up The School-To-Prison Pipeline?

Students frequently suspended from school are at high risk of getting involved with the criminal justice system. The Obama administration set up new regulations to address the school-to-prison pipeline. Now Betsy DeVos is undermining them.
Jeff Bryant
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Why Republicans Are Rebooting the For-Profit College Industry

A controversial rewrite of the Higher Education Act turns back the clock to when predatory for-profit colleges and lenders could purchase government officials and political appointees, then cripple students with debt and worthless degrees.
Jeff Bryant
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Charles Barkley’s Wise Words to Democrats on Alabama

Former NBA star Charles Barkley calls Doug Jones' Alabama Senate win "a wake-up call for Democrats to do better for black people and poor white people." If Democrats were to follow his frank advice, over their own, they might actually win.
Richard Eskow
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The Grassroots Won Alabama’s Senate Race

Doug Jones's victory in Alabama belongs to the voters, who rose up from the grassroots in a new movement to restore voting rights and met the challenge of keeping a homophobe, racist and accused pedophile out of the U.S. Senate.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice in Alabama

In his victory speech, Doug Jones recalled Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous words: “The arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice.” And today in Alabama it did, thanks to the voters who came together to reject hate.
Miles Mogulescu
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Making Every Vote Count in Alabama and Beyond

There’s a lot at stake in Alabama right now; every vote counts. That’s why we’ve been going door to door to let folks know they have the right to vote, and get them out to the polls. We're working together so people know We All Count.
Kenneth Glasgow

Democrats Need More Democracy, Not Less

Two political scientists lament in a recent op-ed in the New York Times, that "the Democratic Party Becoming Too Democratic?" Their cherry-picked election data and anecdotes paint a misleading portrait of what our country needs.
Richard Eskow
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Republicans Declare War On Higher Education

The GOP's proposed rewrite of the Higher Education Act will compound the harm done by their tax plan. It further constricts learning opportunities for students, adds to the costs of education, and steers more money to for-profit businesses.
Jeff Bryant
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Can Democrats Do More to Stop the GOP Tax Cuts?

Congressional Democrats' resistance to the tax bill has been tepid, compared to their full-court press against repeal of the ACA. Have Democratic leaders been sending smoke signals to the donor class that they can have their tax cuts?
Miles Mogulescu
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Offshorers Demand: No Taxes, No Risk

NAFTA places all of the jeopardy on the shoulders of workers and communities while substantially eliminating normal business risks for corporations. A new NAFTA must prioritize the needs of workers over the demands of corporations.
Leo Gerard
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Why We’ve Got To Fight For Housing

Right now, in the United States of America, we’ve got somewhere in the neighborhood of 50,000 people sleeping on the streets every single night. We’ve got to allow our voices to rise; we’ve got to stand up!
Emmanuel Cleaver
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We Have A Housing Emergency. Here’s How We Face It

Homelessness is on the rise, and the GOP's tax and budget plans will make the housing crisis worse. A People's Hearing on Housing with Congress members in Washington, DC highlighted these problems and solutions that match their scale.
Isaiah J. Poole
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The People’s Hearing on the Housing Crisis

Grassroots leaders from across the country are in Washington to tell Congress about the struggle they face to afford housing. They are joined by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and Jan Schakowsky at a live hearing.
Tim Wilkins
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“Every Darn Penny”: The GOP’s Philosophy on Death and Taxes

Republican Sen. Charles Grassley scorns working-class families for "spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies." So why can't we all just be rich, like him? To Grassley, it all comes down to philosophy.
Richard Eskow
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A Newly Elected Democratic Socialist On How to Win in Trump Country

“If we talk to people on issues in a universal way, we are going to get their vote.” That's how Pleasant Hill, Iowa's newest city councilperson, socialist Ross Grooters, says he won his seat, and how he thinks others can run and win, too.
Isaiah J. Poole
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It’s Time To Change More Than Trump

Every day, the media feasts on Trump’s lurid antics. Don’t fall for it. He’s a distraction, the clown show. And while he’s barking outside the big top, the GOP is inside, cutting away at our economy and the essentials of our public life.
Robert Borosage
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