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2020 Was The Year the Mask Came Off
We learned some things this past year that we shouldn’t forget. Here’s a roundup of stories from Rural America In These Times that bear re-reading.
Joseph Bullington
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For the First Time, the Progressive Caucus Will Have Real Power
New rules will help Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) turn the caucus into a force to be reckoned with.
Joel Bleifuss
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$600 Isn't Nearly Enough—We Need Real Relief
The bipartisan stimulus bill fails to meet the needs of working people. Congress must pass a package that makes us whole.
Maurice BP-Weeks and Lauren Jacobs
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Biden Needs to Spend Big—And Fast. Here Are 4 Immediate Priorities.
Forget about the debt. Boosting the economy and sending people money isn't just good policy, it's smart politics.
Max B. Sawicky
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If We Don’t Break Up Big Tech, We’ll All Be Uber Drivers Soon
Big tech is a common enemy for workers and small business owners—but some on the Left just don't see it.
Moe Tkacik
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Socialism Informs the Best of Our Politics
The case for democratic socialism in the 21st century.
Michael Harrington
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The Best Moment of 2020: The Burning of the Third Precinct
Everything else was bad
Hamilton Nolan
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What Biden’s Housing Pick Says About How He’ll Approach the Crisis
By nominating Rep. Marcia Fudge, Biden is indicating he’ll treat HUD as an afterthought. That’s the opposite of what we need right now.
Maurice BP-Weeks, Jeremie Greer and Tara Raghuveer
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Americans Are Drowning in Debt. Let’s Forgive All of It.
In the age of Covid-19, it’s time to end our debt epidemic once and for all.
Scott Remer
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Biden's HHS Pick Will Be In a Position to Finally Take On the Healthcare Industry
Xavier Becerra has been a longtime supporter of Medicare for All and has shown willingness to confront pharmaceutical monopolies. There’s a lot he could do to make U.S. healthcare more progressive.
Natalie Shure
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On Environment, Biden Needs to Do a Lot More than Roll Back the Rollbacks
President Trump gutted almost 100 environmental protections. Here’s a list of the ones Biden should undo first and why he must not stop there.
Jonathan Thompson
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Democrats Are Scared to Use Their Best Leverage
They need to start holding hostage the things that Republicans hold dear
Hamilton Nolan
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The Message from this Election? Bring the “Ruckus on the Democratic Party.”
Don't believe the establishment: The 2020 election results are a vindication of the Left’s inside-outside strategy.
Joel Bleifuss
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In a Functioning Democracy, Pelosi and Schumer Would Have Already Been Tossed from Democratic Leadership
Democratic Party leaders have clung to a failed centrist political strategy. It’s time to move on—by elevating progressives.
Elias Alsbergas
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Instead of Repeating the Obama Administration, Biden Must Do Better. Here's How.
A successful Biden presidency will require immediately making working people's lives better—and this is where to start.
Branko Marcetic
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This Small City Is Proving That Left-Wing Ideas Can Triumph at the Ballot Box
Socialists just helped pass a slate of progressive ballot measures in Portland, Maine—signaling that voters are hungry for bold policies that favor the working class.
Meaghan LaSala
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Power Comes From Class War, Not Biden
The Left needs workers more than it needs the Democratic Party.
Hamilton Nolan
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Keep Rahm Emanuel As Far Away As Possible From the Biden Administration
Neoliberal architect Rahm Emanuel is reportedly being considered for a top spot in Biden’s cabinet. That idea needs to be immediately thrown in the trash.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
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It’s Time for the Democrats to Deliver for Workers. Fighting for the PRO Act Is the First Step.
With Joe Biden winning the presidency, the Democratic Party needs to come through for working people by passing legislation to dramatically expand labor rights across the United States.
Jim Williams
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Joe Biden Said He's Against the Yemen War. He Needs To End It on Day One.
Here's what Biden can do to halt all U.S. assistance to the onslaught he helped start.
Sarah Lazare
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What Democrats Should Learn From the Spate of Socialist Wins on Election Day
It's not enough to be anti-Trump. Socialists are showing you can win elections by standing for something.
Mindy Isser
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Everyone Needs to Be More Furious Right Now
Trump and gangster Republicans are now very openly trying to steal a presidential election.
Hamilton Nolan
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Things We Already Know
On Election Day, remember that America has already shown us who it is.
Hamilton Nolan
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How Our Politics Came Undone
Under Trump, our notion of shared truth has been shattered. In its place, monsters have swarmed.
Miles Kampf-Lassin
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