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Progressives Demand Democrats Prioritize People Over the Pentagon

April 15, 2019           |                                       

The current political brawl over next year’s budget is highly significant. With Democrats in a House majority for the first time in eight years, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and most other party leaders continue to support even more largesse for the Pentagon. But many progressive congressmembers are challenging the wisdom of deference to the military-industrial complex […]

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Civil rights advocates on Thursday called for a serious examination of racist hate crimes and domestic terrorism in the wake of arson attacks on three black churches in Louisiana. Authorities announced that they had arrested Holden Matthews, a 21-year-old suspect accused of setting fire to three historically black churches in southern Louisiana over the course […]

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One of industrial capitalism’s gravest sins is the separation of work from home. Factories cleaved in two what was once a unified sphere, a place that you both created and inhabited, living relatively un-alienated amongst the fruits of your labor. Not that it was an equal place—men were in charge and managed household finances. But […]

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Merkel Urges European Realism On Refugees

March 29, 2019           |                                       

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on March 29 presented a peace prize to Jordan’s King Abdullah II and called for a European sense of perspective in its handling of refugees. Speaking in Assisi, Italy, Merkel highlighted Jordan’s major role during the refugee crisis, taking in not only Palestinian refugees but more than 670,000 Syrians over the […]

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<!– –> From left to right Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL). Both Stefanik and Graham are vocal opponents of the Democrat’s legislation to reauthorize VAWA. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) The National Rifle Association (NRA) is set to oppose the Democrats’ legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), […]

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