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Democratic Party Dinosaurs Have Seen the Meteor, and It's Coming From Vermont

Democratic Party Dinosaurs Have Seen the Meteor, and It's Coming From Vermont

SharePolitics & ElectionsRacial JusticePolitics & ElectionsEnvironment & HealthPolitics & ElectionsWar & PeaceThe Berniegeddon is upon us! It’s France falling to the Nazis in World War II! It’s the Russians! It’s the end of everything! Flee! Flee for your lives!Sorry about that. Just trying out for a talking head guest spot on MSNBC.Vermont senator and Brooklyn native Bernie Sanders in Nevada last night. At the time of this writing, with 60 percent of the vote tallied, Sanders is pulling down a mighty 46.0 percent. His closest rival, Joe Biden, is a dust speck in the...

February 25, 2020
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McConnell Holds Up COVID Aid as Trump Reportedly Plans to Extort States Into Reopening

McConnell Holds Up COVID Aid as Trump Reportedly Plans to Extort States Into Reopening

SharePrisons & PolicingPolitics & ElectionsRacial JusticePolitics & ElectionsEnvironment & HealthPolitics & ElectionsSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back on Democratic calls to provide aid to states in the upcoming coronavirus relief bill amid reports that plans to use the funds to pressure states into reopening.Congressional leaders and the White House are negotiating a bill that would provide more than $300 billion in additional funding for the coronavirus , which ran out of money last week as to score tens of millions for themselves.Treasury Secretary on...

April 21, 2020
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Koch-Funded Think Tanks Are Lobbying to Send Workers to Their Deaths

Koch-Funded Think Tanks Are Lobbying to Send Workers to Their Deaths

RelatedResources for Native people were limited before the pandemic. Now, they are even more so.Plummeting labor standards and enforcement under Trump has made workplaces even more dangerous during the pandemic.The language of war and invasion from outside veils the racist and classist response of the state to the present crisis.Get daily news, in-depth reporting and critical analysis from the journalists, activists and thinkers who are working to improve our world..

April 26, 2020
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Before COVID-19, Big Pharma Was Neglecting Vaccine and Antiviral Research

Before COVID-19, Big Pharma Was Neglecting Vaccine and Antiviral Research

SharePrisons & PolicingPolitics & ElectionsRacial JusticePolitics & ElectionsEnvironment & HealthPolitics & ElectionsPart of the SeriesAfter reaching in consumer confidence last year, thanks to public anger over rising drug prices, the pharmaceutical industry’s reputation is on the rise as researchers worldwide rush to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. A new national poll finds that , with 40 percent of respondents saying they have a more positive view of private drug companies than before the outbreak.However, public health experts have warned for years that...

April 23, 2020
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When Oil Zeroed Out, It Broke the Rules of Reality. Let's Keep Them Broken.

When Oil Zeroed Out, It Broke the Rules of Reality. Let's Keep Them Broken.

SharePolitics & ElectionsRacial JusticePolitics & ElectionsEnvironment & HealthPolitics & ElectionsWar & PeacePart of the SeriesApril 20, 2020, may not be remembered as the day when marijuana briefly became a more valuable commodity than petroleum. It happened, though, right smack dab in the middle of the country’s unofficial 4/20 weed holiday. Some ironies require no enhancement, and a Hollywood script with this plot twist would get laughed out of the room, but it happened all the same.On Monday afternoon, as the COVID pandemic ran roughshod over governments and...

April 21, 2020
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Fox News Defends Its COVID Lies, Saying First Amendment Protects "False" Speech

Fox News Defends Its COVID Lies, Saying First Amendment Protects "False" Speech

SharePolitics & ElectionsPrisons & PolicingEnvironment & HealthEnvironment & HealthEconomy & LaborPrisons & PolicingFox News has moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Washington state group accusing the network of “deceptive” coronavirus coverage by arguing that the First Amendment protects “false” and “outrageous” speech.The network’s lawyers seeking to dismiss the lawsuit that the “First Amendment does not permit censoring this type of speech based on the theory that it is ‘false’ or ‘outrageous.’ Nor does the law of the State of Washington.”The Washington League...

April 16, 2020
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Chomsky on Trump’s Disastrous COVID-19 Response, Sanders and What Gives Him Hope

Chomsky on Trump’s Disastrous COVID-19 Response, Sanders and What Gives Him Hope

SharePrisons & PolicingPolitics & ElectionsRacial JusticePolitics & ElectionsEnvironment & HealthPolitics & ElectionsHow did the United States — the richest country in the world — become the worldwide epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, with one person dying of -19 every 47 seconds? We spend the hour with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned political dissident, linguist and author, discussing this unprecedented moment in history, and its political implications, as Senator Bernie Sanders announces he is suspending his campaign for the presidency. Chomsky also describes...

April 10, 2020
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Trump Is Willing to Let Boosted Unemployment Expire for 36 Million Out of Work

Trump Is Willing to Let Boosted Unemployment Expire for 36 Million Out of Work

SharePrisons & PolicingPolitics & ElectionsRacial JusticePolitics & ElectionsEnvironment & HealthPolitics & ElectionsPresident Donald Trump told Republican senators during a private lunch Tuesday that he is willing to let expanded unemployment benefits expire at the end of July, a decision that would the incomes of tens of millions of people who have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 crisis.The Washington Post Tuesday that the president “privately expressed opposition to extending a weekly $600 boost in unemployment insurance for laid-off workers affected by the...

May 20, 2020
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The GOP Has Every Reason to Want the US Postal Service to Fail

The GOP Has Every Reason to Want the US Postal Service to Fail

ShareEnvironment & HealthEconomy & LaborPolitics & ElectionsPolitics & ElectionsWar & PeaceEnvironment & HealthDonald Trump is the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).During a recent press briefing, Trump claimed that the agency loses money every time it delivers a package for Amazon and that if it just raised its prices, USPS would be more profitable.However, the postal service is not meant to be a profitable enterprise. It is a government service meant to unite our country by allowing the delivery of goods and information. Like many other services provided by the...

April 21, 2020
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Trump Embraces the Role of Killer-in-Chief

Trump Embraces the Role of Killer-in-Chief

SharePolitics & ElectionsRacial JusticePolitics & ElectionsEnvironment & HealthPolitics & ElectionsWar & Peace“Be assured of one thing: whichever candidate you choose at the polls in November, you aren’t just electing a president of the United States; you are also electing an assassin-in-chief.” So I back in June 2012, with a presidential election approaching.I was referring then to the war on terror’s CIA and military drone assassination programs, which first revved up in parts of the Greater Middle East in the years of George W. Bush’s presidency and only spread...

April 30, 2020
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