Obama From the Rearview Mirror

Barack Obama’s stature will only grow in the rearview mirror. We already miss his dignity, his grace, and intelligence. Trump may be intent on repealing everything Obama accomplished, but he will inevitably ennoble him in the process.
Robert Borosage
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Early Signs Betsy DeVos Will Not Support Civil Rights

So far, Trump’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sent numerous signs she is assembling a staff and laying down a policy mindset that seems indifferent – if not outright averse – to the needs of nonwhite students.
Jeff Bryant
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This Earth Day, Defeating Trump is Job One

President Trump's only significant achievement thus far is rolling back protections to our air, water and climate. This Earth Day, we need to halt this regressive agenda, and also form a majority movement to protect our environment.

Congrats, Graduates! Here’s Your Diploma and Debt

44 million Americans now owe student debt - including 7 in 10 graduating seniors. They’re less able to start a business, work in public service, start families or buy houses. It shouldn’t be this way, and it doesn’t have to be.
Chuck Collins
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Concerned About Climate Change? Change Where You Bank

Many people might not realize their savings may work directly against efforts to address climate change. If you bank with any of the largest American banks, every dollar you put in funds the development of fossil fuels.
Todd Larsen
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Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Activism for America [video]

Pramila Jayapal, the newly elected member of Congress from Washington state’s 7th District, shared her unorthodox vision for elected office with us in a recent video conversation.
Richard Eskow
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Trump’s Five Worst Tax Secrets, Revealed

Barring an unexpected surprise – a W2 form issued by Vladimir Putin, for example, or a 1099 from mafia boss Anthony 'Fat Tony' Salerno, we already know Trump’s most terrible tax secrets. We will reveal them… right after this break.
Richard Eskow
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Ask Yourself: Will Donald Trump EVER Become President?

Instead of bombing another country, how about building our own with better bridges, railroads, highways and airports, how about tending to those who need jobs and homes, how about health care that really gets the job done?
Bill Moyers
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Tax Reform Should Begin With Making Polluters Pay

Reinstating the Superfund tax, which used to make polluters pay to clean up their own mess, would save American taxpayers billions of dollars. Why not begin our conversation about tax reform with something we can all agree is right to do?
Lois Gibbs
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During Resistance Recess, Join The Fight For Public Schools

Resistance Recess is an opportunity for you to sound the alarm about what is happening to public education. A new communications tool has all the talking points and in-depth research you need to advocate for public schools.
Jeff Bryant
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Democrats Shouldn’t Be Trying to Banish Tulsi Gabbard

Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard caught fire from fellow Democrats for her cautious view of Trump's missile strike on Syria. But she is right to exercise prudence, and other Dems should follow her example.
Robert Borosage
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Trump’s Budget: Feeding One Kid, Starving the Family

Trump just donated his pay to the Park Service. Well, that’s good. Great, really. But it’s not enough; an act of goodness directed at one child cannot feed an entire starving family.
Jill Richardson
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Our Fight for Health Care During Recess and Beyond

Republican leaders in Congress are still gunning for our health care; their radical plans for our economy leave them no choice. During Resistance Recess, we'll let lawmakers know we'll keep fighting so everyone gets the care the need.
Sarah Warner
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Did Trump Attack Syria for Personal Profit?

At any other time and under any other circumstances, a standing president turning a profit on a missile strike would be the scandal of the decade. With Donald Trump in the Oval Office, we call it Monday.

The Trump Economy Myth and Job-Killing Policies

When it comes to the economy, Trump does not offer real job-creating policy, only propaganda of the moment, to be reversed as soon as it becomes convenient. What he has has actually done will undercut job and wage growth.

Trump’s Syria Strike Displays Arrogance, Not Toughness

Donald Trump's bombing of Syria is the most irresponsible act of his circus presidency thus far. It is a continuation of the costly fantasy of the U.S. as the “indispensable nation,” willing and able to police the world.
Robert Borosage
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Don’t Let Trump’s Bedlam Distract from Betrayals

Jeb Bush dubbed Donald Trump the "chaos candidate," and this is the one claim he's lived up to. As president, Trump is swiftly shedding his most popular populist economic promises with the ease of a confidence man.
Robert Borosage
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Gorsuch Wrong for Colorado’s Working Families

From Colorado's legal elites, we've been hearing praise in the media for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. But for the majority of Coloradans — and Americans — who are everyday working people, Judge Gorsuch's record bodes ill.
Ken Grossinger
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The Schools Betsy DeVos Wants Parents To Choose

Betsy DeVos tells parents they would do better by sending their kids to privately-run schools. But what types of schools would she prefer? Based on the religious and rapper-run schools DeVos visits, the possibilities are frightening.
Jeff Bryant
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What Shutdown of “Tent City” Jail Says About Grassroots Power

Arizona Sheriff Paul Penzone has finally started listening to his Latino constituents and announced he will close the "Tent City" open-air jail within six months. This is a victory for grassroots organizers and all who believe in justice.
Alejandra Gomez
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Filibuster Neil Gorsuch; Tradition Demands It

Republicans have done violence to Senate traditions for years. The nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is the fruit of their disrespect for tradition. It's time for all Democrats to say no.
Richard Eskow
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Koch Caucus Continues Its Assault on Healthcare

Billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch agressively fund "dark-money" campaigns for far-right causes through sham grassroots organizations, and contribute to eighty percent of the far-right "Freedom Caucus" members in Congress.
Richard Eskow
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