The Rise of Pennsylvania’s Racist Right Is a Warning to the Nation

Scott Wagner and other Pennsylvania officials want to mainstream extremist views and make the commonwealth a vanguard in White Nationalism’s push to take over the GOP. It's a dangerous game, and a cautionary tale for the rest of the nation.
Daniel Doubet
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Trump Drowns the ‘Forgotten Men and Women’ in Swamp Water

Hurricane victims in Puerto Rico are getting sick from drinking polluted water. And Trump’s lone-wolf attack on health insurance markets will now make care unaffordable to millions of the working-class men and women he promised to protect.
Miles Mogulescu
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NAFTA Negotiators Send Corporate Whiners Back to Swamp

The Trump Administration defied the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in renegotiation of NAFTA. The Chamber whined about it, and a spokesperson for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative basically told them to shut up.
Leo Gerard
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Betsy DeVos’s Attack On Public Education Is Just Beginning

Efforts to recast Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as marginalized or ineffectual are misleading. DeVos is quite pleased with the progress she’s making in her long game to change the nation's schools into a competitive marketplace.
Jeff Bryant
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The Republican Plan to Rob America

The Republican tax plan is a lie. It’s being sold with the promise that the tax cut will create jobs and growth. In fact, the cuts, if passed, will become the major obstacle to the very investments vital to generating jobs and growth.
Robert Borosage
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How We Beat Trump’s Dirty Power Play

Trump and EPA chief Scott Pruitt think undoing all that has gone before them is something to celebrate. We must resist their efforts to undo the Clean Power Plan, and push for the radical steps we need to adapt to climate change and thrive.
Ben Ishibashi
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Help the CFPB Stop Predatory Loans From Ruining Lives

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants to curb abuses by payday lenders, but loan sharks are spending hard to undermine its new rules. We can act now to save the CFPB, and keep people out of the payday loan trap.
Jessica Juarez Scruggs
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Can Centrism Be a Movement? The Answer May Surprise You

Insider centrism, the time-honored kind that unites leaders of both parties with their corporate funders, will always be a plaything of the elite. But centrism emerging from the true needs of voters could conceivably become a movement.
Richard Eskow
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New Federal Grant Feeds Charter School Gravy Train In New Mexico

The U.S. Department of Education's new grants of over $250 million to charter school programs in states like New Mexico should prompt concern, given these schools' poor oversight and chronic disappointing academic performance.
Jeff Bryant
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The “Center-Left” Had Its Chance; It’s Time For Something New

The political project known as "centrism" is collapsing around the globe. But what about the "New Labour"/"New Democrat" phenomenon of the "center-left" that once seemed to offer so much hope? Can it survive? More importantly, should it?
Richard Eskow
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Millions of Lives at Risk as GOP Lets CHIP Expire

Nine million children in this country are at the brink of losing health coverage. What do our lawmakers say about this? Not a damn word. Why? Because they care more about themselves than our children, and our country's future.

Bernie Sanders Opens a New Foreign-Policy Debate

Bernie Sanders has offered first steps towards a new foreign policy that upends the military-dominated definition of national security and elevates the threats posed by climate change. But the debate over how to achieve this has just begun.
Robert Borosage
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How Do You Say “MAGA” in German?

Germany's recent elections affirm an alarming rise of the far right in Europe. But a deeper global phenomenon is at work, with implications for the American future. If political centrism is collapsing, what - and who - will replace it?
Richard Eskow
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Trump’s Axe Turns From Health to Taxes

Republicans are aglow with the fresh hope of passing sweeping tax cuts. In this B movie, they're swinging an axe every which way. But if we stand firm, we'll make sure their aim on taxes proves as bad as it did against health care.

Unfair Trade, Uncertainty Killing American Aluminum and Steel

The Trump administration promised to stop illegal trade in steel and aluminum by the end of June. Now the administration says it won't act until after tax legislation passes. In the meantime, mills continue to close.
Leo Gerard
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GOP Health Repeal Is an Immoral Affront to the American People

The GOP health care bill slated for vote this week is an astounding immoral affront to the American people. It would strip tens of millions of care, and raise costs for millions more. It's so bad, its authors can only defend it with lies.
Robert Borosage
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Football Unites Against Trump

President Donald Trump has done something no one else could do until now. He has united the National Football League, and much of the nation, around the National Anthem protest of quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

We Can Stop the GOP’s Dash to Destroy Health Care

Republican leaders are hurtling toward a repeal vote that will shred health care as we know it. It’s the most heartless bid to repeal care we’ve seen so far. That’s the bad news. The good news is we can stop them, if we act now.

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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Donald Trump Is Just the Latest Republican to Stoke Racial Division

Trump’s actions and words are particularly noxious, but no one should be misled: His race-bait politics are an expression of the modern Republican Party, not a deviation from it. The battle for its soul has long since been decided.
Robert Borosage
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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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