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Robert Borosage: Democrats Need to Think Big for 2020

There is a dizzying array of potential presidential nominees for Democratic primary voters to choose from—so many that they won’t even fit on one debate stage. But there is one … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Naomi Shihab Nye: United

When sleepless, it’s helpful to meditate on mottoes of the states. South Carolina, “While I breathe I hope.”  Perhaps this could be the new flag on the empty flagpole. Or … Continue reading

November 5, 2018 · 6 Comments

Nancy Altman: This Labor Day, Gear Up to Stop Trump and GOP War on Workers

The ballot box looms for unpopular politicians. Labor Day is traditionally a time to honor workers and their invaluable contributions. But this year, it’s also a time to recognize the … Continue reading

September 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: The Coming Collapse

Mr. Fish / Truthdig . The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a half shell from the sea. Donald Trump is the result of a long … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · 3 Comments

Paul Buchheit: How Inequality Is Killing Off Humanity

The super-rich are making it nearly impossible to reverse the deadly effects of an unnaturally unequal society, in part because they’re no longer connected to the world beyond their estates. … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America

I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

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