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Austin Just Brought Paid Sick Leave to the South

Jimmy Tobias

Thanks to a savvy, progressive coalition, Austinites will no longer have to work through heart attacks, flus, and stomach bugs.

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How Trump Plans to Evict Poor Families From Public Housing

George Zornick

The president's budget proposal is a shocking assault on the 5 million people who rely on rental assistance. 

The post How Trump Plans to Evict Poor Families From Public Housing appeared first on The Nation.

6 Ways to Rein In Today's Toxic Monopolies

Stacy Mitchell

Monopolies are strangling competition and cutting off opportunity. Here's how to stop them.

The post 6 Ways to Rein In Today's Toxic Monopolies appeared first on The Nation.

Fake News? It's Nothing New to African Americans.

Walter Mosley

Fixing it requires the public airwaves to reflect the nation's true diversity.

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The Russiagate Intelligence Wars: What We Do and Don't Know

Bob Dreyfuss

The Carter Page saga, and the battle over the dueling GOP and Democratic memos, is only one chapter in the investigation.

The post The Russiagate Intelligence Wars: What We Do and Don't Know appeared first on The Nation.

Is Kenya Sliding Toward Dictatorship?

Karen Rothmyer

Like Daniel arap Moi in 1982, Uhuru Kenyatta has embarked on a course of action that threatens hard-won democratic gains.

The post Is Kenya Sliding Toward Dictatorship? appeared first on The Nation.

David and Goliath: How Qatar Defeated the Saudi and UAE Annexation Plot

Juan Cole

Emir Sheikh Tamim's refusal to even discuss the Saudi/UAE demands has made him a national hero in Qatar.

The post David and Goliath: How Qatar Defeated the Saudi and UAE Annexation Plot appeared first on The Nation.

Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Great, Unless You Want Actually Functioning Infrastructure

Michelle Chen

The plan's private partnership model will pour public funds into corporate coffers.

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I'm a Founding Investor in Blue Apron, and Let Me Tell You: Trump's 'Harvest Box' Is No Blue Apron

Joseph N. Sanberg

The boxes are the epitome of hypocrisy for a party that spent eight years howling with rage about a first lady who just wanted school lunches to include more vegetables.

The post I'm a Founding Investor in Blue Apron, and Let Me Tell You: Trump's 'Harvest Box' Is No Blue Apron appeared first on The Nation.

Want to Help Fight Mass Incarceration? There's an App for That

Arvind Dilawar

The web service Appolition rounds up your purchases to the nearest dollar and donates the difference to get people out of jail.

The post Want to Help Fight Mass Incarceration? There's an App for That appeared first on The Nation.

 

 
 
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February 16: No Slam Dunk for Republicans in PA-18 After All
Perusing the polls this week, some good news for Democrats popped up. I wrote about it at New York. Democrats have been going through a sort of Poll Panic of late, agonizing over the apparent loss of a big ...
No Slam Dunk for Republicans in PA-18 After All
Perusing the polls this week, some good news for Democrats popped up. I wrote about it at New York. Democrats have been going through a sort of Poll Panic of late, agonizing over the apparent loss of a big ...
Political Strategy Notes
In his CNN Politics post, “Why Congress is hesitant to pass gun control, by the numbers,”¬†Harry Enten writes: “Last year, Gallup asked Americans whether they would vote only for a candidate who shared their views on gun policy or ...
February 15: "Pocahontas" Fights Back
Sen. Elizabeth Warren made a major speech this week that not only affects her political career, but is an instructive example of how to deal with Republican racial slurs. I wrote about it at New York. The president's inveterate ...
"Pocahontas" Fights Back
Sen. Elizabeth Warren made a major speech this week that not only affects her political career, but is an instructive example of how to deal with Republican racial slurs. I wrote about it at New York. The president's inveterate ...
FL Mass Shooting Underscores Urgent Need for Gun Safety Reforms, Defeat of NRA at Polls
The U.S. is now averaging more than one mass shooting every day, and in just just 44 days into 2018, there have been 19 school shootings. The 19-year old who bought a semi-automatic AR-15 and mowed down at least ...
Bold Tax Justice Reform Is Best Democratic Response to GOP Class Warfare
The following article by Jack Metzgar is cross-posted from Working-Class Perspectives: When Trump Republicans passed the historically unpopular Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, they continued a 3-decades long GOP effort to reshape the tax code in ways that are ...
Teixeira: Dems Must Navigate the Immigration Paradox
The following article by Ruy Teixeira, author of The Optimistic Leftist¬†and other works of political analysis, is cross-posted from his blog:   Here are three things we know about the American public and immigration. 1. The American public is ...

 
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