Seven Things Obama Should Say From Flint

Today, President Obama is visiting Flint, Michigan for the first time since state officials revealed that the city’s water was contained with lead. Here are seven things the president should say when he speaks to the nation from Flint.
Terrance Heath
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Bernie Sanders Wins Indiana – And The Political Debate

Bernie Sanders sweeps to victory in Wonder bread Indiana. Donald Trump blows Ted Cruz out of the Republican race. The Donald is officially the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party. And Sanders shows he still has some legs left.
Robert Borosage
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Burning Issues: Pentagon Spending Out of Control?

Danielle Brian, the executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, highlights the reasons why our Pentagon budget is so bloated in this Burning Issues video.
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Burning Issues: Hidden Wealth and the Rigged Financial System

The Panama Papers help reveal the extent to which the global financial system is rigged to favor the wealthy and powerful, says Eryn Schornick, policy adviser at Global Witness, in this Burning Issues video.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Making Lemons Out Of ‘Lemonade’

Two groups of people lose their minds when Beyoncé drops an album: Queen Bey’s biggest fans, and wingnuts. This week Beyoncé served up her finest "Lemonade," and wingnuts managed to make lemons out of it.
Terrance Heath
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A Two-Pronged Assault on Women

We heard a lot about the “war on women” during the 2012 election cycle. The only change is that now we’re fighting on two fronts — reproductive rights and economic survival.
Martha Burk
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The Atlantic Primaries: Trump and Clinton Consolidate

With big wins Tuesday, Donald Trump is on the verge of locking up the GOP nomination. and Hillary Clinton consolidated her Democratic lead. Bernie Sanders, his supporters demanding nothing less, will carry the fight to the convention.
Robert Borosage
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GOP: It’s OK for Corporations to Kill Workers

Last week GOP House members conducted a hearing to further their case against saving the lives of workers exposed to silica dust. To appease big business, the GOP wants to reverse a new rule that will save lives by limiting silica exposure.
Leo Gerard
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Burning Issues: Reexamining Our Africa Policy

The next U.S. president needs to think of Africa as more than a source of minerals and fossil fuels, says Emira Woods of the Institute for Policy Studies in this Burning Issues video.
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Clinton’s Defense of Big Money Won’t Cut It

Clinton wants Sanders to stop criticizing her fundraising. Her defenses of her money chase contradict the basic case reformers and most Democrats make against Citizens United and big money in politics. Voters should not be misled by the
Robert Borosage

Burning Issues: Protect Civilian Control of the Military

Retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson explains that the fundamental principle of a civilian-run military answerable to a democratically elected president and Congress is under threat, in this Burning Issues video segment.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Who’s In Your Wallet?

For eight years, wingnuts had to deal with the reality of a black man in the White House. Now, it looks like there will be a black woman in their wallets. They’re not taking it well.
Terrance Heath

Burning Issues: Avoiding The Failures of Militarism

Emira Woods, foreign policy fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, explains the need for the next president to take heed of America's weariness with war and the follies of military adventurism.
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Progressive Caucus Beats Republicans At Their Own Game

On the issues that rank-and-file GOP voters purport to care about most – economic growth, debt reduction, national defense – the Progressive Caucus People's Budget contains the most serious and effective policies available.
Justin Talbot-Zorn

The Big Apple Goes With the Home Team

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won their home state last night. New Yorkers gave Ted Cruz a full helping of their values, and none of their delegates. Bernie Sanders' loss broke his momentum, but he'll fare better in upcoming primaries.
Robert Borosage

Burning Issues: The U.S. Exporting Climate Change

Kyle Ash, senior legislative representative at Greenpeace, says in this Burning Issues video that there are real dangers that U.S. export policies will undermine its fight against climate change.
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Burning Issues: When Fracking Goes Global

Jesse Coleman, a research investigator for Greenpeace, explains what the globalization of fracking means for the planet and where the presidential candidates stand in this Burning Issues video.
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Wingnut Week In Review: Out Of Business

Governor Pat McCrory’s sleight of hand won’t fix North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law, save his political career, or keep his state from hemorrhaging jobs and money. If it isn't repealed, the state might find itself literally "out of business."
Terrance Heath

Burning Issues: The Money Hidden In Shell Companies

Porter McConnell, the director of the Financial Transparency Coalition, discusses the amount of money hidden in shell companies and how the next president of the United States could address the issue in this Burning Issues video.
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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.
Isaiah J. Poole

Burning Issues: Lawrence Wilkerson on U.S. Empire-Building

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell's chief of staff offers a sharp critique of U.S. "imperial power" and offers praise for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in this Burning Issues video.
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Can Democrats Take Back The Senate?

The unhinged Republican presidential primary may give an impression of a nation gone mad, but the way vulnerable Republican Senate incumbents are trying to hold on to their seats reminds us that the nation is not in a right-wing mood.
Bill Scher

Sanders Wins Wyoming, Surge Continues

Bernie Sanders won the Wyoming caucuses on Saturday by double digits. That is seven contests in a row and eight of nine. The race is a long way from over, but the challenges keep getting bigger as the campaign heads into New York.
Robert Borosage

Burning Issues: Is Climate Change A U.S. Security Threat?

Climate change has become a national security issue, according to Jason Kowalski of 350.org in this Burning Issues video segment. That means what a presidential candidate believes about climate change has serious ramifications.
Burning Issues Video

Wingnut Week In Review: Southern In-hospitality

This week the South rose again and tried to go back in time more than 50 years, as former confederate states legislated a queer new twist on Jim Crow; so much for southern hospitality.
Terrance Heath
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