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The Growing Movement to End U.S. Complicity in Colombia's Human Rights Abuses
Activists are calling on Congress to freeze funding to the country's repressive security forces, and House progressives have taken note.
Cruz Bonlarron Martínez
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The Supreme Court Has Upheld the ACA. The Next Frontier? Medicare for All.
With Obamacare intact, progressives are aiming to move toward a universal, single-payer healthcare system.
Jessica Corbett
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Secret IRS Files Reveal Just How Little the Wealthiest Pay in Income Tax
Documents obtained by ProPublica show billionaires like Elon Musk contribute a pittance relative to their earnings—and sometimes nothing at all.
Jesse Eisinger, Jeff Ernsthausen and Paul Kiel
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The Perils of an “America First” Climate Policy
To meet his climate promises, Biden will have to abandon the U.S. tradition of hawkish nationalism in favor of global cooperation.
Kate Aronoff
FeatureThe Wisconsin Idea
Wisconsin’s Incarcerated Wait for Vaccines
Incarcerated people and their advocates criticize state agencies for lag in administering vaccines.
Arvind Dilawar
FeatureLabor
The Dream of a Unionized New Orleans Is Coming True
The pandemic was the first big test for New Orleans' hospitality unions. They passed with flying colors.
Hamilton Nolan
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House Progressives Are Urging Democrats to Ditch the GOP and Pass a Bold Infrastructure Plan
Facing obstruction from Mitch McConnell and Republicans, a group of nearly 60 Democratic lawmakers are pushing for an investment "that truly meets this historic moment."
Kenny Stancil
FeatureThe Wisconsin Idea
Suppressed Wages and Rural Decline Meet in Mellen, Wisconsin
In the small town, lumber workers say that low wages are pushing young people out of the profession.
Joanna Thompson
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Joe Biden Shouldn't Shy Away From the Radicalism of the New Deal
'Why the New Deal Matters' author Eric Rauchway explains why embracing FDR's signature programs is not just a moral imperative—it's good politics.
Natasha Hakimi Zapata
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In Dairy Country, a Network of Hmong and Latino Workers Fight Covid-19
Dairy production in Wisconsin relies on immigrant labor, a contradiction in a state that has seen the rise of nativist, anti-immigrant politics.
Esther Honig
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The Congresspeople Standing Up for Their Trans Children
Trans people, who face relentless attacks on their right to exist, are nearly absent in federal representation. Reps. Marie Newman and Pramila Jayapal, both parents to trans kids, have their backs.
Heron Greenesmith
FeatureLaborClimate
This Old Steel Mill Town is Now a Hub for Green Energy
Sick of poison runoff and toxic beaches, a former steel town near Baltimore fights for clean jobs.
Dharna Noor
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How Chicago Teachers Won a Safer Reopening
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has reached the end of a bitter struggle with Mayor Lori Lightfoot over reopening during the pandemic.
Catherine Henderson
WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE AGAINST AMAZON
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A Worldwide Workers' Revolt Against Amazon Has Begun
Bessemer was just the beginning. Amazon workers from Italy to India are uniting to form a global movement that may have found Jeff Bezos’s Achilles heel.
Luis Feliz Leon
FeatureInvestigation
Biden's Treatment of Asylum-Seekers Looks a Lot Like Trump's
Migrants are being whisked away in the night, without a hearing, on “public health” grounds.
Tina Vásquez
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One-Click Shopping Has Brought American Workers to the Brink
In his new book “Fulfillment,” reporter Alec MacGillis chronicles how Amazon came to exemplify American inequality.
Andru Okun
FeatureLabor
A Year in the Life of Safeway 1048
America says it respects front line workers. These grocery workers tell a different story.
Hamilton Nolan
FeatureThe Wisconsin Idea
What a Right Wing Militant in Wisconsin County Politics Reveals about Extremism
A staunchly conservative county official from Green Bay doubles as a right wing militia member.
John McCracken
FeatureThe Wisconsin Idea
Left Out: Struggling Dairy Farmers Ineligible for Second Round of PPP
A criteria change for second draw loans has disqualified most dairy producers from receiving relief.
Jack Kelly
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The Movement for Black Lives Has Been Waiting for This Moment
Racial justice organizers are preparing to take to the streets and the halls of power to push President Biden to meet their demands.
Eli Day
FeatureInvestigationGoodman Institute
A "Green" Product That’s Dirty To Make, and a Fight Between Danish Manufacturers and West Virginians
Who bears the pollution costs of manufacturing “eco-friendly" products?
Austyn Gaffney
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How the Filibuster Became the Biggest Threat to American Democracy
“Kill Switch” author Adam Jentleson traces the history of the Senate procedure and explains why Democrats preserve it at their peril.
Paul Blest
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"He's a Real One": The Squad's Middle-Aged, Mustachioed Ally in Congress
How Chicago’s Jesús “Chuy” García went from challenging the city’s machine to taking on D.C.’s Democratic establishment.
Maya Dukmasova
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Republicans Are Using the Capitol Riot as a Trojan Horse to Target the Left
Since January 6, GOP lawmakers across the country have introduced a slew of anti-protest bills.
Branko Marcetic
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