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Owen Jones, writing in the Guardian yesterday, pleads for the return of Ed Miliband and a “drastic reboot” of the Labour party. He claims that Brexit has tarnished the “optimistic, idealistic gloss” of Corbynism, dampened the enthusiasm of its supporters, and robbed the project of its identity. He might be right, as Corbyn has certainly […]

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The next UK prime minister inherits a divided nation, a reduced standing in the world and one of the worst periods in U.K.-Russian relations, writes Johanna Ross. By Johanna Ross InfoRos UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s political career officially ended in tears last Friday, as the woman who declared that she would provide “strong and […]

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Democrats’ 2020 Policy Blitz Largely Lacking on Immigration

May 30, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential contenders are in a feverish battle to one-up each other with ever-more-ambitious plans to beat back global warming, curb gun violence, offer universal health care coverage, slash student debt and preserve abortion rights. Largely left out of the policy parade: immigration. The field of 24 candidates is united in condemning President […]

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The next UK prime minister inherits a divided nation, a reduced standing in the world and one of the worst periods in U.K.-Russian relations, writes Johanna Ross. By Johanna Ross InfoRos U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s political career officially ended in tears on Friday, as the woman who declared that she would provide “strong and […]

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Dara Lind and Kirsten Berg Join ProPublica’s D.C. Newsroom

May 30, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica announced Thursday that reporter Dara Lind and research reporter Kirsten Berg will be joining its Washington, D.C., newsroom, under the leadership of senior editor Marilyn Thompson. Other hires are still forthcoming. As part of the Washington reporting team, Lind and Berg will contribute to ProPublica’s investigative coverage of the federal government and its impact […]

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s office has been secretly assisting Volkswagen’s efforts to defeat the United Auto Workers organizing drive in Chattanooga, according to emails obtained through the state’s public records law. At least three of Lee’s policy staffers exchanged emails shortly after UAW’s April 9 petition to represent Volkswagen’s hourly workers at the German company’s […]

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Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez canvasses through the Bronx, New York, on April 21, 2018. Photo: Andres Kudacki for The Intercept A little more than a year ago, I was sitting across from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a Queens diner for an interview. She had just qualified to be on the ballot in her race against one […]

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The 2016 presidential elections were not exactly a high point for the two national teachers’ unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. Leaders took heat for jumping in with what many believed was a premature endorsement of Hillary Clinton involving too few rank and file voices. So this time around, the […]

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Elizabeth Warren wants to cancel part or all student loan debt for 95 percent of Americans and make public college free for everyone—the latest, and perhaps most ambitious, policy proposal for the 2020 Democratic contender. Warren announced the policy in a Medium post Monday morning. The Massachusetts Democrat told readers that her own past as […]

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Russia warns Bolton: “Monroe Doctrine” Remarks are Insulting to Latin America

April 20, 2019           |                                       

What is the ‘Monroe Doctrine’? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a ‘backyard’ of the United States. It ‘philosophically’ justifies Washington’s neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions in the Caribbean, and in Central and South America. And […]

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Photograph by Jeffrey St. Clair America needs forest–and housing–policy to include end-use of the trees we fell. As many Americans know all too well, concerns about forest conservation and affordable housing have drawn increasing attention across the US. These topics are of special interest in regions where logging is primarily devoted to provided lumber for […]

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Trump’s Call to Arms Against ‘3 Stooges of Socialism’ Done With a Clear Eye on 2020 Campaign

April 17, 2019           |                                       

President Trump’s hostility toward socialism is informing US foreign policy, particularly in Latin America, where it is driving a belligerent posture toward Venezuela and Cuba. This is far from an ideological crusade, nor a whim, however, and is being done with an eye on Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. Sending his hawks out to sell the […]

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Lenin Moreno was desperate to ingratiate his government with Washington and distract the public from his mounting scandals, writes the Grayzone’s Denis Rogatyuk. Police ejecting Assange from embassy, April 11, 2019. (YouTube) By Denis Rogatyuk Grayzone The images of six Metropolitan police officers dragging Julian Assange out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London have enraged […]

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Pentagon Developing Military Options to Deter Russia and China in Venezuela

April 15, 2019           |                                       

Under the orders of John Bolton, the Pentagon is busily developing new military options for Venezuela, both for the imposition of regime change, and more specifically for trying to deter either Russia or China from doing anything to help President Maduro. While officials continue to insist “all options are on the table,” Pentagon officials say […]

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