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The Soul of a Union Man

Leo Gerard, a longtime contributor to OurFuture, retires Monday after 54 years as a union man and 18 as the International President of United Steelworkers (USW). We thank Leo for his leadership and tireless efforts for working people around the world.  I was raised in...

Refusing To Fund Our Own Destruction

I spent the summer of 2015 knocking on doors across Cincinnati. As a rising college sophomore, I’d joined a group called Ohio Citizen Action to canvass for my community and the planet. That year, the Ohio River was the most polluted body of water in the nation. Named...

Many Public Schools Have Nowhere To Go But Up

Former Vice President and current presidential hopeful Joe Biden recently caught a lot of flak for saying if President Trump were to be booted out of office, politics would go back to being sane again. He then suggested that his history of being “civil” with avowed...

Don’t Send Refugees Back To Danger

Tijuana, where I live and work, has been thrust into the center of the Trump administration’s attack on migrants. It’s the first site of the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which forces asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their U.S. claims are processed. Since January,...

Progressive Breakfast

MORNING MESSAGE Liz Watson This Fourth Of July, We Need To Talk About Family Separation My family – like many of yours – is preparing for a holiday weekend spent celebrating our nation’s birthday with friends. The awful truth is that while we’re celebrating, thousands...

This Fourth Of July, We Need To Talk About Family Separation

My family - like many of yours - is preparing for a holiday weekend spent celebrating our nation’s birthday with friends. I’m looking forward to going swimming with my kids and watching fireworks.  The awful truth is that while we’re celebrating, thousands of migrant...

Progressive Breakfast

MORNING MESSAGE Robert Borosage Bernie’s Ideas And Biden’s Burden "Anyway, my time is up. I’m sorry." Joe Biden may have been talking about the timer, but his hapless performance in his first Democratic debate imparted an ironic twist to the words. This first debate...

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