Vouchers Subsidizing Education Failure

The false god of school vouchers has been unmasked once again by a study that says Louisiana and Indiana students using private school vouchers ended up doing worse than their public school counterparts.
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Elizabeth Warren Launches Take On Wall Street Campaign

Sen. Elizabeth Warren explains in this video taken at the launch of the "Take On Wall Street" campaign why we need a new level of financial reform to finish the work of the Dodd-Frank bill.
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The New Agenda For Taking On Wall Street

More than 20 progressive organizations representing millions of voters starting Tuesday are putting their weight behind a five-point agenda for the next stage of Wall Street reform.
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The Economic Revival Of Our Cities Must Include Everyone

The "Take 5" film series opens with a look at the consequences of urban gentrification and a challenge for elected leaders to make sure that the wealth lifting up once-forsaken neighborhoods also lifts up its residents.
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Conservative Solution For Puerto Ricans In Pain Is More Pain

House Republicans proposed addressing Puerto Rico's debt crisis by cutting the pensions of retirees and cutting the pay of low-wage workers – to protect wealthy bondholders who gambled on the island's finances.
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How Dennis Hastert Also Molested Our Democracy

The "Hastert rule" has been used to subvert the majority will of the people's representatives time and again – and that's just one of the ways a veteran House staffer says Dennis Hastert perverted the functioning of House.
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An Economy Like It’s 1999

Remembering the artist Prince and one of his greatest hits, "1999," got us thinking: 1999 was actually a pretty good year for the U.S. economy. Is it too much to ask that we emulate what we got right back then?
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Elizabeth Warren Takes On TurboTax (And Its Fellow Scavengers)

The Massachusetts senator takes on tax preparation services that make a lot of money off of complicated tax forms and don't want the Internal Revenue Service to implement a law that would make tax filing simpler.
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Fight for $15 Movement Confronts The Presidential Candidates

In New York, before the Democratic candidates get to their debate and the Republican candidates get to a major fundraiser, they have to get past the nationwide demonstrations of the Fight for $15 movement.
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Maybe Ivanka Trump Will Help Us Fight Real Voter Suppression

The daughter of Donald Trump complained of New York's "onerous rules" that will keep her from voting in the Republican primary. But New York isn't even on the list of states that have recently added onerous voting restrictions.
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On Equal Pay Day, We Could Use Some Sunshine

The Paycheck Fairness Act would bring wage inequities out of the shadows into the light of day, and empower its victims and the federal government to hold employers accountable.
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Five (of Many) Ways This GOP Budget Would Do Real Harm

The House Republican budget closely mirrors what would face the country if a Republican wins the White House. In a video, Jasmine Tucker of the National Priorities Project discusses what the impact of the budget would be.
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Stoke Job Growth Or Choke It? The GOP Makes The Wrong Choice Again

The People's Budget formally released this week by the Congressional Progressive Caucus is not a symbolic exercise. It is central to a debate that the country must have to challenge economic thinking in both political parties.
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The Economic Justice We Should Be Voting For

As primaries are held in cities that have some of the worst racial disparities in the country, is the key issue that Bernie Sanders is promising more than he can deliver, or is it that we as voters are not demanding enough?
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Pushback Against DNC Chair’s Shilling For Payday Lenders

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's advocacy for payday lenders forces a defining question for fellow Democrats: Are you with the financial superpredators that besiege poor communities or with people trying to bring them to heel?
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Whistleblowers Challenge Candidates: Stand Against Wall Street Fraud

A new organization, Bank Whistleblowers United, calls on candidates to not take contributions from financial companies that have engaged in fraud and to commit to a set of actions that will "restore the rule of law" on Wall Street.
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