Cole Stan­gler writes about labor and the envi­ron­ment. His report­ing has also appeared in The Nation, VICE, The New Repub­lic and Inter­na­tion­al Busi­ness Times. He lives in Paris, France. He can be reached at cole[at]inthesetimes.com. Fol­low him @colestangler.
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The Institutions of the Left Did Little
How Occupy survived despite a lack of union support.
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House Hacks Away at Environmental Regulations
In two-day binge, the GOP greased the way for drilling and fracking.
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Drone Free Zone
At the second annual Drone Summit, Code Pink and Cornel West argue that all lives are equal.
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Opponents Score Major Victory
This week, 174 House members declared their opposition to fast-tracking the free-trade agreement.
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Who’s to Blame for ENDA’s Demise?
Democrats and major gay-rights groups haven’t pressed all that hard to end workplace discrimination.
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A Fight Builds Over Multi-Employer Pensions
Unions are stepping up to oppose a likely bill in Congress to slash benefits.
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Mining Company Sues Canada Over Fracking Ban in Quebec
New trade agreements could hamstring progressive regulations in North America.
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Ralph Nader: Madder Than Ever
The five-time presidential candidate has a four-letter word for today's Democrats.
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Is Local TV Going Down the Tubes?
An FCC loophole allows media conglomerates to corner smaller broadcast markets.
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At Long Last, Congress Hears From a Drone Strike Victim
A Pakistani family devastated by drones gave a landmark briefing on Tuesday.
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Social Democracy in the South
Bernie Sanders talks about economic justice—and the possibility of a presidential run—on a three-day road trip.
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The War on Pensions Goes Federal
Congress could apply a 'haircut' to previously sacrosanct pensions.
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‘FDR Democrat’ Vies for Congressional Seat
In a five-way Democratic race in Massachusetts, Carl Sciortino is jockeying for leftmost.
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Progressive Democrats Fear Showdown Will End in Social Security Cuts
In a rally on Thursday, Congress’s left flank linked arms against using safety-net programs as bargaining chips.
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Your Internet’s in Danger
Verizon v. FCC could lead to one Internet for the 'haves' and another for the 'have-nots.'
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What Bootstraps?
Proposed food stamp cuts could leave job seekers with nowhere to turn.
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Welfare Reform 2.0?
House Republicans are gearing up for massive food stamp cuts.
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D.C. City Council Defeats Living Wage Bill
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Will Syria Re-Energize the Anti-Drone Movement?
Buoyed by the Syria outcome, anti-war groups are charging ahead.
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War, Interrupted
Peace advocates remain cautious as Obama signals diplomatic turn on Syria.
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War With Syria? Not So Fast
As opposition builds in Congress, an international proposal to avoid bombing gains traction.
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The ‘Strange Majority’ Against Syrian Intervention
A coalition of anti-war progressives and Republicans could stop the U.S. from going to war.
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Will Congress Block an Attack on Syria?
Congress members are clamoring to be consulted, but few publicly oppose intervention.
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Looking for Fraud in All the Wrong Places
Republicans say they're slashing food stamps because of fraud. So why are they expanding a much more fraud-prone program?
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The March on Washington at 50: What Now?
Some 175,000 people rallied for racial justice on Saturday, but the march's demands were diffuse.
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Tar Sands Drones Are On Their Way
The energy industry wants to use unmanned aerial vehicles to monitor pipelines.
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The Drone Boom
A report from the unmanned systems industry convention, where everyone's upbeat (just don’t say ‘drone’).
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MBAs Without Borders
Will a backroom trade deal let the corporate class skip the immigration line?
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Non-Profits Take To the Air
New FCC rules will enable hundreds of community organizations to apply for FM licenses.
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The Next Keystone XL?
With TransCanada's tar sands megaproject, a new front opens in North America's pipeline wars.
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Rebels With a Far-Right Cause
A new generation of libertarians is being groomed for Republican leadership.
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Keystone XL Protesters Converge On The Capital
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Why Did 83 Democrats Vote to Continue NSA Surveillance?
This time, we can't blame the Republicans.
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Grandparents Join Their Grandchildren in a 60-Mile Hike for Climate Justice
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Congress Members Move to Restore Voting Rights Act
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is taking steps to reinstate the civil-rights law invalidated by the Supreme Court.
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U.S. Politicians Seduced by Iran’s Shadow Government
A group of wealthy, hawkish Iranians-in-exile has premier access to U.S. Congress members.
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House Evades Food Stamp Renewal
A program that feeds millions faces an uncertain fate.
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Labor and Living Wage Advocates Thwart Wal-Mart in D.C.
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New Federal Order Clears Way for Large Scale Solar Development
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Food Stamps on the Chopping Block
Washington's attack on the poor continues as the Senate votes for big cuts to food aid.
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84 House Democrats Say ‘No’ to Austerity
The Congressional Progressive Caucus' budget may have failed, but it failed well.
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Taking a Stand Against Cuts
Will the Congressional Progressive Caucus hold the line against austerity?
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Progressive Democrats: Inside and Outside
Activists and progressive Democrats met this week to set their agenda for the next four years.
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A Peoples’ Inauguration
The Progressive Democrats of America plan to bridge the gap between Capitol Hill and the progressive grassroots.
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Banning a Boycott
A new Israeli law tries to squelch the BDS movement—but it may backfire.
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Student Leaders Demand a Debt Deal—Without Any Demands
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France’s Bastille Day Military March Sparks Another Controversy
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Ending Our 10-Year War
Dissatisfied with President Barack Obama, antiwar groups push for a faster exit from Afghanistan.
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