The Trump Infrastructure Plan Won’t Bridge the Nation’s Job Gap

A new People's Action Institute report on the nation's "job gap" explains why if the goals are good jobs, boosting communities left behind by the economic recovery and slowing climate change, the Trump infrastructure plan is wrong.
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As the Trump Train Derails, We Must Keep Up the Pressure

Trump’s fake economic populism is laying the groundwork for greater corporate control over our lives and replacing the war on poverty with a war on the poor. We must keep up the pressure.
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The Catastrophic Oil Spill in Trump’s Cabinet

With the nomination of Exxon-Mobil's CEO and an Energy Transfer Partners board member to Cabinet posts, Donald Trump has added to the swamp he pledged to clean two corporate alligators who will put the planet in peril.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Donald Trump’s Most Racist Speech Ever

Here's how to play race politics to win white conservative votes: Feign sympathy for black people while vowing to keep them in their place and shut down their talk of systems of institutional racism.
Donald Trump’s Most Racist Speech Ever
Isaiah J. Poole
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A National Grassroots Network Goes All In To Defeat Trump

The newly formed People's Action takes up a challenge framed by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza: to vote for the terrain that will give progressives the best opportunity to win long-term victories.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Last Chance to Make Corporations Come Clean on Tax Havens

The Securities and Exchange Commission is in the last hours of accepting public comment on a rule that would require corporations to make public more information about their use of overseas tax havens.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Burning Issues: The Occupation of Palestine

Jim Zogby, a member of the Democratic Party platform committee, predicts in this Burning Issues video "another difficult four years" for Palestinians as a result of the platform's stance on Israel.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Bernie-mentum Nudges Clinton Forward On Debt-Free College

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announces changes to her college affordability plan that closely tracks a key component of the platform challenger Bernie Sanders put forward in his race for the Democratic nomination.
Isaiah J. Poole
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A Sad And Shameful Day For Puerto Rico

Financial legislation passed by Congress solidifies what one Puerto Rican leader calls an "experiment in extreme capitalism" – one that is already having extreme consequences on the people who live on the island.
Isaiah J. Poole
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‘Good Jobs’ Clause Is Good News In The Democratic Platform

The draft Democratic Party platform calls for what's often referred to as a "good jobs executive order" that would require federal contractors to provide a "living wage, good benefits, and the opportunity to form a union."
Isaiah J. Poole
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Nonprofits Rallying Behind New Overtime Rule

More than 150 of the nation's leading nonprofit and advocacy organizations have endorsed a new Department of Labor rule that would give lower-wage workers the overtime they deserve for working more than 40 hours a week.
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