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Still Exceptional After All These Years

Still Exceptional After All These Years

Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA via AP Images Are we destined to be forever so self-destructively exceptional? On its 244th birthday, the United States is still exceptional. And it’s killing us.Though just 4 percent of the planet’s people are Americans, our nation, by the most meaningful metric of a country’s power, still dominates the world. At 24 percent, America’s share of the world economy is still far greater than that of any other nation.On the other hand, while we tally just that 4 percent of earthlings, we constitute a mind-boggling 25 percent of the earthlings who’ve come down with COVID-19...

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Rick Bowmer/AP Photo A view of suburban Salt Lake City Not if Trump has anything to do with it.Trump’s support in the polls has been collapsing, especially in the suburbs. So Trump has resorted to one of the oldest racist tricks in the book: Blacks are moving in, and it’s the Democrats’ fault!In a recent tweet, he ranted:“At the request of many great Americans who live in the Suburbs, and others, I am studying the AFFH housing regulation that is having a devastating impact on these once thriving Suburban areas,” Tuesday night. “Corrupt Joe Biden wants to make them MUCH WORSE. Not fair to...

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The Rise of Neo-Feudalism

The Rise of Neo-Feudalism

The history of the modern democratic state can be understood as a story of shifting authority and lawmaking, first from private potentates to sovereign monarchs, and then to publicly accountable democracies. Today, this centuries-long democratizing trend is rapidly being reversed. Western democracies are not simply embracing neoliberalism in the sense of deregulating the economy. Elites are pursuing something aptly described as a new form of feudalism, in which entire realms of public law, public property, due process, and citizen rights revert to unaccountable control by private...

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Robert Kuttner
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Why Is Joe Kennedy Running Against Ed Markey?

Why Is Joe Kennedy Running Against Ed Markey?

Steven Senne/AP Photo Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey, left, and primary challenger Rep. Joseph Kennedy III attend a roundtable discussion on refugee admissions to the U.S., October 1, 2019, in Boston. More than a year after he announced his primary challenge, Bobby Kennedy’s grandson has yet to come up with a convincing reason.Markey, the incumbent, is an effective progressive, if anything to Kennedy’s left. The main difference is generational: But at 73, Markey still has all his marbles and has been the more effective leader and legislative strategist.The short answer is that Joe,...

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New York Voters With Disabilities Left Out of the Absentee Voting System

New York Voters With Disabilities Left Out of the Absentee Voting System

John Minchillo/AP Photo A polling station at Yonkers Middle/High School, on primary day in New York, June 23, 2020 As New York worked to expand its voting options for its June primary, the absentee ballot option did not work for many voters with disabilities. Flaws in the absentee ballot procedure made it difficult to vote independently and privately, to the point that some had to vote in person yesterday in order to cast their votes.Eva Burgess described the process as disappointing. Like many New York voters, Burgess, who is blind, normally goes to the polls to vote, but because of the...

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Cleveland’s Plain Dealer: 50 Years of Union Busting

Cleveland’s Plain Dealer: 50 Years of Union Busting

CLEVELAND – On March 9, at the hometown newspaper The Plain Dealer, health reporter Ginger Christ jumped in her car and headed to City Hall. At a press briefing, health officials confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus in Cuyahoga County. While they addressed the situation, her phone rang. It was labor relation consultant Bill Calaiacovo, with totally unrelated news: a courtesy call to her, the paper’s Guild chair, that they would be announcing layoffs for 18 editorial staffers, over half the Guild, and four non-union managers. PD editor Tim Warsinskey, on his ninth day on the...

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Jun 25
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Bernie Won

Bernie Won

Kathy Willens/AP Photo New York’s Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to the media in Astoria, Queens, June 23, 2020. In New York, Kentucky, and Virginia, ballots are still being counted. The slow count comes as no surprise, as voting systems recently overhauled by coronavirus won’t report final, much less official, results for days. And yet, in New York and elsewhere, Tuesday night was a dominant showing for progressives, who handily won numerous upset victories in high-profile races, building on what’s become a triumphant election season for a resurgent left in the past few weeks.Going...

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Alexander Sammon
Jun 25
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The Quiet Seizure of Independent Agencies

The Quiet Seizure of Independent Agencies

Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, center, waves to a commissioner as he takes his seat between SEC Commissioners Rob Jackson, left, and Hester Peirce, at the start of a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 24, 2019. It has taken a herculean effort and immense sacrifice over almost a decade—countless people in the streets, thousands in jail, and many with permanent injuries from “nonlethal” weapons—for anti-racist protesters to begin to expand the horizon of political possibility. Not everyone in our society must expend such...

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Jun 24
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Unsanitized: Another Reason for Massive State and Local Government Relief

Unsanitized: Another Reason for Massive State and Local Government Relief

John Raoux/AP Photo A commercial property in Orlando, Florida for lease, which is likely to be a permanent condition, as commercial real estate demand slips.One of these days, either the horrors of the economy we’re hurtling toward without more federal relief will dawn on policymakers (“it’s a shock unlike anything we’ve ever seen,” Kevin Hassett) or enough Americans will have trouble breathing (see below for the mass herd immunity experiment we’re undertaking) that Congress and the administration will get around to setting a commission to consider the study of doing something.Sometimes...

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Letting Private Equity Billionaires Rob Worker Retirement Funds

Letting Private Equity Billionaires Rob Worker Retirement Funds

Richard Vogel/AP Photo Management firms like Vanguard and Fidelity will now be permitted to invest retirement funds in private equity products. On June 3, under the cover of viral chaos and civil unrest, the that it would allow private equity firms to sell products to individual retirement accounts, including 401(k)s. The impetus was President Trump’s vague, blustery, and deregulatory to “remove barriers” to the “innovation, initiative, and drive of the American people.” But the Labor Department’s rule will do the opposite, exacerbating wealth inequality by sucking a huge pile of money out...

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Jun 18
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Florida’s Unemployment System Is a Disaster. Will It Swing the State Blue Again?

Florida’s Unemployment System Is a Disaster. Will It Swing the State Blue Again?

John Raoux/AP Photo A group of demonstrators gather at Lake Eola Park to protest the Florida unemployment benefits system, June 10, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this article.The way tells it, she Forrest Gumped her way into one of the most important political contests in Florida. The blonde-haired, flip-flopped, divorced mother of eight spent all her life in the Tampa area, attended a Christian college, and voted for Trump in 2016. But after losing...

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Deirdra Funcheon
Jun 18
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The George Floyd Moment: Promise and Peril

The George Floyd Moment: Promise and Peril

David Goldman/AP Photo Following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protesters call for the defunding of police, June 13, 2020, in Philadelphia. Every day in every part of America, people of all backgrounds, but especially people of color, are menaced by poorly regulated police. Absent the fortuity of a video recording, the circumstances of George Floyd’s death would have probably been effectively covered up and buried. Even with the evidence at hand, securing a conviction and appropriate punishment is by no means guaranteed; police caught red-handed abusing civilians have...

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Randall Kennedy
Jun 19
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Unsanitized: Why Is There a Deadline on PPP Applications?

Unsanitized: Why Is There a Deadline on PPP Applications?

JL/Sipa USA via AP Images Small businesses like Juana's Latin Sports Bar & Grill in Miramar, Florida, are still hurting, yet applications for small business relief are closing.One thing I’ve been on about around here is that you cannot call the CARES Act a success when so much of its features for ordinary people , contrasted with the limitless funds available to the largest corporations in America. I thought I knew about in the bill: for boosted unemployment, eviction and foreclosure moratoria, federal student loan payments, one-time stimulus checks. But there’s another deadline in there,...

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David Dayen
Jun 18
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Eliot Engel Down by Double Digits in New Poll

Eliot Engel Down by Double Digits in New Poll

✕Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Eliot Engel’s three-decade tenure in Congress may be coming to an end.According to from Data for Progress, middle school principal and progressive congressional candidate Jamaal Bowman has cracked open a 10-point lead in his primary bid to unseat Eliot Engel, the 16-term incumbent in New York’s 16th district. In a survey conducted between June 11 and June 15, Bowman showed a commanding advantage, holding a 41-31 margin over Engel, with 27 percent undecided. That surprisingly decisive advantage adds even more...

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Alexander Sammon
Jun 17
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The Revolution Will Not Be Poll-Tested

The Revolution Will Not Be Poll-Tested

Ragan Clark/AP Photo Protesters in New York last weekend Polls increasingly show that majorities of white people are sympathetic to black grievances and intolerant of police brutality. And the movement slogan du jour is … “Defund the Police.”This sentiment, however, . When a CNN anchor , “What if in the middle of the night, my home is broken into? Who do I call?” Bender replied, “Yes, I hear that … and I know that that comes from a place of privilege.”Uh-oh. For a drowning Donald Trump, “Defund the Police” was a life raft. He : “LAW & ORDER, NOT DEFUND AND ABOLISH THE POLICE. The Radical...

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Robert Kuttner
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Treason, Shmeason: Trump Backs Fort Benedict Arnold

Treason, Shmeason: Trump Backs Fort Benedict Arnold

Chris Seward/AP Photo Fort Bragg, in North Carolina, one of the U.S. Army bases named for Confederate figures Well, almost.One of the latest chapters (they all come so quickly) in the ever-expanding volume Can You Believe What Our Asshole President Just Said? concerns Trump’s support for keeping the names of Confederate military leaders on U.S. Army bases, even though Defense Secretary Mark Esper and a host of retired military leaders favor dumping those names ASAP.After citing Forts Bragg and Hood in his tweets, Trump continued:These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a...

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Harold Meyerson
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America’s Civil War

America’s Civil War

Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP Protesters gather at the monument to Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, June 1, 2020. America is as close to civil war as it has come since 1861, and once again the central driver is America’s founding stain—deep, persistent, brutal racism.The current civil war doesn’t have front lines that you can track on a map like the pins in Franklin Roosevelt’s World War II maps. It’s more of a guerrilla civil war like Vietnam’s that breaks out anywhere and everywhere.But while its front lines are diffuse, they are real....

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Robert Kuttner
Jun 9
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Institutional Failure and Autocracy in Waiting

Institutional Failure and Autocracy in Waiting

Patrick Semansky/AP File Photo President Donald Trump returns to the White House after appearing outside St. John's Church in Washington, June 2020. explores the world of ideas across politics, media, science, technology, and the arts. The American Prospect is republishing this edited excerpt.Heffner: You’ve written extensively and precociously about the threat of authoritarianism at home. How acute is your concern at this juncture as we anticipate the fall campaign and the November election?Kendzior: I’m very worried. I’ve been worried from the moment Trump launched his campaign because I...

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Eliot Engel, Jamaal Bowman, and the CBC

Eliot Engel, Jamaal Bowman, and the CBC

Corey Torpie Progressive Democrat Jamaal Bowman is challenging longtime incumbent Congressman Eliot Engel in New York’s 16th District. Eliot Engel, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has represented the Bronx for a long time, serving for 31 years and counting as the representative from New York’s 16th District. It’s also been a long time since he’s been to the Bronx. The famously absentee congressman when it was revealed that he had gone the entirety of the coronavirus crisis holed up in his house in Maryland.While representatives from neighboring districts, like Alexandria...

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Alexander Sammon
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Defund Our Punishment Bureaucracy

Defund Our Punishment Bureaucracy

John Minchillo/AP Photo People watch police in riot gear walk down a residential street, May 28, 2020, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Local governments are struggling to respond to multiple urgent crises unfolding concurrently. Masses have taken to the streets to protest the lawless violence routinely inflicted upon black people by unaccountable police. A global pandemic has threatened to overwhelm our public-health infrastructure and necessitated disruptive changes to our daily lives. Those safety measures, combined with the absence of adequate federal support, have displaced tens of millions...

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Brian Highsmith
Jun 2
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Kingmaker: How John Roberts Will Pick the Next President

Kingmaker: How John Roberts Will Pick the Next President

Leah Millis/Associated Press We may once again see the Supreme Court play a deciding role in a presidential election. What seemed paranoid only yesterday is now conventional wisdom. Donald Trump will claim the election was rigged and he will resist leaving office. But it’s not at all clear that he will prevail.There are some truly far-fetched scenarios, such as Trump trying to cancel the election or using emergency powers in a Trumped-up crisis to postpone it. (The Constitution could not be clearer. .)What is increasingly clear, however, is that America won’t know the winner on election...

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Robert Kuttner
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Voting Rights Lawsuits Multiply Across the Country

Voting Rights Lawsuits Multiply Across the Country

Paul Sancya/AP Photo A voter fills out an absentee ballot at City Hall in Garden City, Michigan, May 5, 2020, as about 50 Michigan communities participate in largely mail-based local elections. While teams of doctors, nurses, and essential workers battle the coronavirus in hospitals, another team of protectors is fighting for the safety of American democracy in the courts. The COVID-19 pandemic adds another layer of concern to the smooth functioning of our elections, sending advocacy groups like the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Legal Defense Fund into action on the...

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May 28
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What Leftists Who Won’t Support Biden Overlook: Trump

What Leftists Who Won’t Support Biden Overlook: Trump

Evan Vucci/AP Photo We don’t have the luxury of waiting for a socialist candidate to take on Trump and capitalism. It’s not only those who forget history who may be condemned to relive it. Less forgivably, some who remember history condemn themselves, and others, to endure horrors they clearly recall.No one can argue that Bhaskar Sunkara, the founder and editor of Jacobin, doesn’t remember history—socialist history particularly. His book The Socialist Manifesto, published last year, contains the best short (150-page) evaluative history of socialism in thought and action that’s appeared in...

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Harold Meyerson
May 28
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Unsanitized: Pennsylvania GOP Scandal Reinforces How Little We Know About the Pandemic

Unsanitized: Pennsylvania GOP Scandal Reinforces How Little We Know About the Pandemic

Matt Rourke/AP Photo A rally at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, PA on May 15. Days later, a Republican legislator tested positive for COVID-19, and the caucus didn't tell their Democratic colleagues.The nation hit two milestones within the last 24 hours. The official death toll from coronavirus , and first-time jobless claims since the onset of the virus . In reality, we know that both of these figures were reached a while ago. gets at the excess death problem and reveals that far more Americans died above the normal rate for this time of year than are reflected in the coronavirus death...

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May 28
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If He Loses

If He Loses

Alex Brandon/AP Photo We have no precedent that could help us predict what would follow a Trump loss in November. President Trump may continue to dominate the news, but he’s having an awfully hard time persuading the public of anything. He rails at governors who imposed strict lockdown orders to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, yet those governors have become than he is. He urges us all to resume normal economic and social activity, yet most Americans still wary and in no hurry to rush out to share each other’s droplets. He cries that voting by mail is fraudulent, yet state after...

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May 28
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