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Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: The Declaration of Independence Told Us What to Do About Tyrants Like Trump

The government’s powers are derived from the consent of the governed, and it is our right to abolish any government that fails to protect our safety and happiness.

July 30, 2019 · 1 Comment

Robert Reich: The “Center” of American Politics is on the Left

Donald Trump, Fox News, and Republicans in Congress label proposals they disagree with “fringe,” “radical,” or “socialist.” Well, let’s see where the American people actually stand.

June 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ralph Nader: When Will the Contented Classes Rise Up in Rebellion?

Until the contented classes wake up and organize for change, history has shown, our country will continue to slide in the wrong direction.

May 13, 2019 · 3 Comments

Jake Johnson: From Lack of Paid Maternity Leave to ‘Hell’ of Student Debt, North Korea Catalog of US Rights Violations Makes Convincing Case

US “can never camouflage its true identity as the gross violator of human rights,” Pyongyang says. Just as U.S. President Donald Trump was preparing to lambast North Korea as “a … Continue reading

February 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Bill de Blasio: How to Revive the American Dream

Government policies matter and can make a difference. Strengthening the American Dream is about the basics: ● Make work pay by increasing the minimum wage, empowering unions to bargain collectively, … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Richard Eskow, Mary Green Swig, Steven Swig: A Student Jubilee! Liberate 41 Million Americans From Crushing Loan Debt

We propose a Student Debt Jubilee which will forgive all $1.3 trillion in American student loans.  . President Obama’s proposal for tuition-free community college education, and the broader discussion which … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mel Packer: Manifesto on Violence

We are being inundated by media and government condemnation of the “violence” committed in Ferguson in response to the Grand Jury’s failure to indict Darren Wilson for murdering Michael Brown. … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

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