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Running Scared from Inflation Is a Recipe for Ruining the Economy
The specter of inflation is being invoked by Sen. Joe Manchin to block vital social programs in the Build Back Better bill. It's just a pretext for class war.
Max B. Sawicky
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Is Money for Nukes More Important Than Paid Family Leave? Congress Thinks So.
With Biden’s Build Back Better bill sidelined, the Senate just approved a gigantic military budget—including funds for “useable” nukes. That’s unconscionable.
Danny Sjursen
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Big Panic For a Democracy That Never Was
Donald Trump is no more of a threat to democracy than the U.S. Constitution itself.
Hamilton Nolan
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Lauren Boebert Is Inciting Violence Against Muslims. This Can't Be Tolerated.
Boebert’s Islamophobic attacks are a threat not just to Ilhan Omar, but to all Muslims in America. It’s time that she faces consequences for her racist actions.
Junaid Ahmed
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Which Side Are You Democrats On?
Even the friendliest Democratic officials are cowards. The labor movement needs to save itself.
Hamilton Nolan
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The Time For a Four-Day Work Week Has Arrived
To expand personal freedom, recover from the Covid pandemic and curb the climate crisis—let's embrace a shorter working week.
Anna Coote
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The New Inflation Scare Is the Dumbest Thing Since Voodoo Economics
Elites are sounding the alarm over threats of inflation in order to block Biden’s social spending plan. We shouldn’t fall for it.
Max B. Sawicky
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Robert Reich: We’re Living Under the Cruelest Form of Capitalism in the World
Wealth inequality has spiraled out of control. It's time to end this vicious cycle.
Robert Reich
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Lost Jobs, Lost Democrats
Neoliberal Democrats are struggling to connect with working-class voters whose communities have lost manufacturing jobs.
Joel Bleifuss
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Big Pharma’s Big Lie About Vaccine Patents
Companies say that sharing vaccine recipes wouldn't boost manufacturing soon enough, but now we know that's not true.
Sarah Lazare and Paige Oamek
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Moral Panics Work
On the poisonous inability to diagnose bullshit.
Hamilton Nolan
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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Grading Biden's Build Back Better Deal
What’s in the latest version of Biden and the Democrats’ massive social spending plan? Not everything progressives wanted, but more than might have been expected under a centrist president.
Max B. Sawicky
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Sorry, Biden: There Is No “National Security” Solution to the Climate Crisis
The Biden administration is turning to agencies like the Pentagon and the Department of Homeland Security to shore up climate action.
Sarah Lazare
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We Might Get Some Great Tax Policies for Very Dumb Reasons
And that's okay.
Hamilton Nolan
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"Support Afghan Women" Must Be More Than a Platitude
When the United States pulled out of Afghanistan, it froze billions of dollars in Afghan assets, grinding many of the country’s most essential operations to a halt and spreading misery. The U.S. government must release those funds.
Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold
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Postal Banking Is Finally a Reality in (Some of) the United States
A pilot postal banking program has been implemented in a number of U.S. cities. Next, let’s rapidly expand it—and take it nationwide.
Donald Cohen
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The Pentagon Is Still Lying About the Deadly U.S. Drone Program
A wrongly targeted Afghan aid worker and his family are among the latest casualties.
Leonard C. Goodman
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Afro-Indigenous People in Honduras Are Being Forcibly Displaced. Washington Is Complicit.
Many would-be migrants, like the Garifuna, would love nothing more than to stay in our homes. It’s Washington that’s making it difficult.
Miriam Miranda
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Mourn the Extinct, Fight like Hell for the Living — a Wildlife Reporter’s Plea
The 23 species declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service show us how much we have to lose. They should also motivate us to fight to stop further loss.
John R. Platt
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The Budget Reconciliation Fight Isn't Really About Progressives Vs. Moderates
Don’t believe misleading media coverage of the standoff in Congress. Here’s what’s actually going on.
Max B. Sawicky
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Afghanistan and Beyond: End U.S. War-Making Everywhere
We need a reinvigorated anti-war movement.
Azadeh Shahshahani
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Playing Chicken With Nihilists
How progressives should deal with the incredible Democratic reconciliation debacle.
Hamilton Nolan
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Occupy Wall Street Trained a Generation in Class War
How OWS shaped a decade of dramatic protests and why it has run its course.
Arun Gupta
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Welcome to the Pyrocene
Our society’s appetite for one kind of burning—fossil fuel combustion—has thrust us into a new Fire Age that is reshaping the Earth.
Stephen Pyne
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