Inequality Is Still the Defining Issue of Our Time

Jason Furman, chair of the Council on Economic Advisors, argues that Obama “narrowed the inequality gap” more than any president in 50 years. But don’t take down the barricades. Inequality remains extreme and continues to widen.
Robert Borosage
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The Republicans’ Civil War – And Everyone Else’s

If they win, Democrats will need to look across our generational, racial, and gender divides, toward the concerns and causes that unite us. Republicans are fighting a civil war. But then, so are we all.
Richard Eskow
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Trump Doesn’t Understand, Asking for Help is Not Weakness

It seems like a week can’t go by without Donald Trump saying something that offends. But his deep ignorance of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder risks spreading a calamitous lie about a disease shared by 24 million Americans.
Alan Pitts
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Consumers Lose, Wall Street Wins, in Right-Wing Court Ruling

Republican appointees can no longer be counted upon to uphold the law in a fair and even-handed manner. The nation is experiencing the fruits of a decades-long conservative assault on the concept of an independent judiciary.
Richard Eskow
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In the Spirit of the GI Bill, Cancel All Student Debt

A Student Debt Jubilee will right an injustice and affirm our core values. It is time to liberate 43 million Americans – along with their families, communities, and nation – from the crushing burden of student debt.
Mary Green Swig | Steven L. Swig | Richard Eskow
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Donald Trump: The American-Made Fraud

Trump condemns China for cheating on trade, but bought cheap Chinese steel and aluminum to construct his buildings in Chicago and Las Vegas. Would a President Trump use Chinese steel and aluminum in his U.S. infrastructure repair plan?
Leo Gerard
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The Second Presidential Debate: Gutter-Ball Edition

The brief and rare exchanges on ideas were revealing ... But the clash of ideas was a sideshow. This “debate” was an exchange of insults, egged on by the moderators. The only redeeming feature is that it will be hard to get lower than that.
Robert Borosage
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Why It Takes Local Activists to End a School-to-Prison Pipeline

Civil rights groups and policy statements from government officials have called for an end to the school-to-prison pipeline. But nothing will likely change for students until parents, educators and activists push at the local level
Jeff Bryant
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Leave Bill Clinton Out of It

Bill Clinton's 20-year-old sexcapades are irrelevant to Hillary's ability to govern. If that counted, we’d have to downgrade the presidencies of at least half the guys who have served, and blame their wives in the bargain.

Why Is This Election So Close?

Clinton’s problem—both in the Democratic primaries and in the general election—is that she is inescapably part of a political establishment that has failed Americans badly.
Robert Borosage
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Solidarity Against Trump

The press is in love with saying blue-collar workers are in love with Trump. But the AFL-CIO found fewer than a third of its members support Trump. That’s true in my union, the United Steelworkers, as well. Here are members explaining why.
Leo Gerard
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Secrets in Plain View: Obamacare Is Working

The public has to recognize the enormous progress that has been made with the Affordable Care Act so that the huge problems that remain in our health care system can be fixed.
Dean Baker
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Wingnut Week In Review: Donald Trump Dives Into The Gutter

Writer Maya Angelou once offered this sage advice: "If someone shows you who they really are, believe them." With his latest misogynistic attack on Alicia Machado, Donald Trump dives into the gutter to show us once again who he really is.
Terrance Heath

Elizabeth Warren Clarifies The Charter Schools Debate

Sen. Elizabeth Warren threw the supposedly progressive framing of charter schools into doubt with her opposition to a ballot initiative to expand them in her state. Warren has good cause to oppose more charters.
Jeff Bryant
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If the Donald Were Really Courting the Blacks

I’m tired of news outlets saying again and again that Donald Trump is courting African-American voters. It’s quite clear that Trump is communicating about African Americans in order to court suburban and college-educated white voters.
Alan Jenkins
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Clinton Needs to Inspire the Base, Not Just Reassure Moderates

Clinton may have reassured undecided moderates that Trump is dangerous and she’s the safer choice. But she didn't do enough to energize the base to turn out for her in large enough numbers to insure victory.
Miles Mogulescu
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Robert Reich On This Election Is A Must Hear

Robert Reich's address to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, on "The Oddest Presidential Election in Living Memory," is a must hear. You will get insight from a veteran political figure who knows Washington inside and out.
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