If Republicans Repeal Obamacare, Will Medicare For All Come Sooner?

Lindsey Graham and other GOP leaders say a repeal of Obamacare will kill Medicare for All forever. Yet others believe this last-ditch bid to tear apart our health system, even if it passes, may bring Medicare For All closer to reality.
Miles Mogulescu
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Hillary Clinton Tries to Explain ‘What Happened’

"We should be unafraid to kick the tires on transformative ideas," says Hillary Clinton in her new political memoir. That’s good advice. If only she had embraced it when she was a presidential candidate.
Robert Borosage
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How You Can Help Small Businesses Thrive

Banks are trying to score another victory over hardworking Americans by refusing to lend to minorities, women, and rural residents who own and run small businesses. We can help them, by ensuring they have fair access to capital.
Josh Crandell
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Beware Back-to-School Stories Celebrating Online Education

This Back-to-School season is filled with feel-good news stories about students attending internet-based schools. What the news outlets don't tell you is that these schools mostly get terrible results and often rip off taxpayers.
Jeff Bryant
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Never Say Tax Reform, Say Fairness

We are about to embark on a nationwide debate over taxes. Newspapers want to call this a debate over “tax reform.” It is not: Progressives want tax “fairness,” not “reform.” The first word sets us up for victory, and the latter for defeat.

Medicare For All Can Reshape the ‘Art of the Possible’

The sixteen senators who have joined Sanders understand their health bill won't pass in today's Republican Congress. They signed on because it's a good idea, and because they recognize that they can both reflect and shape political change.
Richard Eskow
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Racial Inequality Is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class

America’s middle class is under assault, with black and Latino households under siege. Their drop in wealth by more than half over three decades threatens the very survival of a middle class in this country.
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Chuck Collins
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Walker and Trump’s Foxconn Deal May Be Worst in American History

Governor Scott Walker and Donald Trump claim their $3 billion subsidy to Foxconn will create thousands of jobs in Wisconsin. But when you dig into the numbers, the deal looks like one of the biggest swindles in American history.
Robert Kraig
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What Matters Is What Happens Next, Not ‘What Happened’

Hillary Clinton's campaign memoir sparks controversy and debate. Is this useful? While it's unproductive to argue about her personal merits, a fight over what values will drive the Democratic Party into the future is well worth having.
Richard Eskow
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The Sad Story of Public Education in St. Louis

Betsy DeVos says conversations about education should be about "buildings and systems." But the once grand, now crumbling schools St. Louis built for its children remind us the permanency of schools as institutions is important.
Jeff Bryant
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Help Every Small Business Have a Chance for Success

America loves entrepreneurs like Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs, right? Think again. It’s incredibly hard for new businesses, no matter how creative, to get financing. And unless we act now, Republicans in Congress will make it even harder.

Canadian Mounties to the Rescue of American Workers

Americans like to see themselves as heroes to the underdog, but, it's Canada who is riding to the rescue of downtrodden American workers, by demanding union rights in negotiations for a new North American Free Trade Agreement.
Leo Gerard
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Donald Trump Jr. Just Admitted He Committed a Crime

Donald Trump Jr. told Congress he, Manafort, and Kushner met with Russians hoping to obtain illegal intel on Hillary Clinton, but failed. Sorry, Don: taking a meeting to obtain illegal intel - even if you fail - still counts as conspiracy.
Miles Mogulescu
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Disaster Recovery Should Heal, Not Divide, Our Communities

Climate science tells us more superstorms like Harvey and Irma are coming our way. We should learn how to recover from these disasters in a smart, humane way so that people and communities can truly heal and become more equitable.
Richard Eskow
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Like Her Boss, Betsy DeVos Makes a Disaster All About Herself

While Trump's boasts about crowd size in Houston struck some as self-centered, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos struck a similar tone in Florida against a backdrop of the slow-motion catastrophe striking the state's public schools.
Jeff Bryant
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Trump Wants to Steal 800,000 Immigrant Dreams

My name is Gerardo, and I live in Colorado. I am one of the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who contribute to this country every day, thanks to DACA. If DACA ends, our lives will be on the line. Help us save our dreams.
Gerardo, COPA
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When the Parades Are Over, Who Stands With Unions?

The Labor Day parades are over. The bands have packed up. The muscular speeches celebrating workers are finished. Now, conservative politicians from Trump on down will revive their systematic efforts to weaken unions and undermine workers.
Robert Borosage
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Working on Labor Day to Recover from Harvey

This Labor Day, the union members and other workers who risked their lives to rescue hurricane victims will be volunteering. They’ll be helping all of those affected by the storm to recover - this weekend and long after.
Leo Gerard
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Harvey Won’t Be The Last Thousand-Year Storm

The sight of thousands displaced by Hurricane Harvey is painfully familiar in New Jersey, where we're still waiting on the help we were promised after Superstorm Sandy. The road home will be long, but we can get there if we work together.
Krista Sperber, Rae Breaux
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Trump’s Tax Plan Is a Confidence Scam

Trump's tax plan is the essential confidence scam: he's peddling a plan that does not yet exist on paper, using populist bluster to sell what will be a one-percenter's dream. The only question is if Americans are gullible enough to buy it.
Robert Borosage
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Our President, the White Supremacist

The President of the United States is a white supremacist. He is not just a defender or apologist for bigots and hatemongers. He is one of them, and no one who’s been paying attention can be shocked to learn this. Here's what that means.
Alan Jenkins
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Grow Up and Apologize, Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is a champion hypocrite. He leads Texas Republicans' call for federal disaster aid, yet insists they were right to try to deny aid to those in need after Hurricane Sandy. It's time for Cruz to grow up, and admit he was wrong.
Richard Eskow
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The Destruction Left By Hurricane Trump

The Trump presidency, like a monster hurricane, is doing unprecedented damage to our democracy and to our progress toward being a nation that is more equitable and fair.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Wanted: Strong Candidates Who Believe in Public Schools

Many political leaders would rather impose ideological "solutions" from the bag of mirrors known as "choice" – or more accurately "privatization" – than provide the resources we know it takes to ensure high-quality schools.
Jeff Bryant
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Don’t Let Arpaio’s Arizona Become Trump’s America

Here in Phoenix, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what lies ahead for America under Donald Trump. It will look less and less like a nation of laws, and more like Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lawless Arizona, unless we do something about it now.
Alejandra Gomez
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What Happened To All The Teachers?

There's mounting evidence of widespread teacher shortages. Lousy pay is a problem for sure. But the lack of teachers isn't just an economic problem. It's also cultural. And loudmouth politicians who denigrate teachers aren't helping.
Jeff Bryant
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Bannon’s Exit Leaves Only His Worst Ideas Behind

While Steve Bannon's positions on the economy and foreign relations were ignored even before he was fired from the White House, the racist and nationalist themes in Bannon's playbook are certain to survive his departure.
Robert Borosage
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Open Letter to Louise Linton About Angels and Humanity

Nobody enjoys the hostile attention that comes when something they’ve said goes viral. I hope the next time you’re tempted to speak out, you do so with humility and compassion. Meanwhile, here are some hints about life in real world.
Richard Eskow
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Trump Says ‘Love’ but Spews Hate

It doesn’t matter what’s in Trump’s heart or mind. His actions, words and policies, on full display in Phoenix, support and advance racism. Trump is in fact racism’s main spokesperson today, and its main policy advocate.
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