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The Movement to Expand Medicaid in Southern States Is Growing

June 23, 2019           |                                       

History Proves We Can’t Count on the Democratic Party for a Green New Deal Surviving the Mediterranean Sea Amid European Refugee Crisis 19 States Still Allow Schools to Beat Their Students Alabama Prisoners on Hunger Strike Demand End to Inhumane Conditions Primary Challengers Looking to Repeat AOC Magic Face Uphill Battle in 2020 “Willful Recklessness”: […]

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party. With his signature, Gov. John Bel Edwards made Louisiana the […]

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Abortion Ban in Missouri Would Mean Influx of Patients for Nearby States

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Mitch McConnell Is a Master Troll Trump Hasn’t Pardoned the War Criminals Yet, But His Message Is Clear New Report Warns Planet May Be Warming Twice as Fast as Expected Trump Administration Separates Some Migrant Mothers From Their Newborns With No Wage Growth, Study Shows Trump Tax Cuts Are for Oligarchs Why Abortion Polling Is […]

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Hopes for Two-State Solution Dim in Wake of Israeli Election

April 21, 2019           |                                       

JERUSALEM—Is the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dead? After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coasted to another victory in this month’s Israeli election, it sure seems that way. On the campaign trail, Netanyahu ruled out Palestinian statehood and for the first time, pledged to begin annexing Jewish settlements in the West Bank. His expected coalition […]

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Posted by Belle Chesler at 7:50am, April 18, 2019.Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. Who even remembers? After all, it happened in ancient times. November 9, 2016, to be exact, at newly elected president Donald Trump’s victory rally, when he so memorably said, “We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, […]

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Real Sanctuary Demands More Than Lip Service. Cities Must Step Up.

April 17, 2019           |                                       

At Last, Mueller Reveals [REDACTED] Real Sanctuary Demands More Than Lip Service. Cities Must Step Up. Trump Wants to Maintain US Empire But Without the Alliances US Welcomes Fraudulent DRC President as a Strategic Ally Trump Vetoes Resolution to End US Complicity in Yemen Crisis Trump Blocks US From Appointing Anyone to UN Committee on […]

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VOX is the most impactful radical right political party in Spain for decades. It has been energetically rejecting the label of ‘far’, ‘extreme’ or ‘radical right’ since its birth in late 2013. Key representatives of VOX sidestep the topic in an implicit or explicit way (through the use of rhetoric or discursive strategies such as […]

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After years of ignoring the issue, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are suddenly engaged in a furious fight over enacting national legislation to establish basic online privacy rights for consumers. As with the crafting of much legislation dealing with complicated issues, legislators are relying on experts to help codify the consumer protections. In a twist that is all […]

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Texas Is Poised to Make It Easier to Jail People for Voting Errors

April 15, 2019           |                                       

Georgia Joins National Anti-Abortion Onslaught With “Heartbeat Ban” Jordan Peele’s “Us” Is a Middle-Class Guilt Trip Locking Up Drug “Dealers” to Save Users Doesn’t Make Anyone Safer Democrats Urged to Speak Out After Trump’s Latest Attack on Ilhan Omar To Survive in Texas, Black Bears Need an Open Border It’s Time to End U.S. Military […]

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California Dreamin’ of Climate Action by Newsom, But Will He Deliver? By Steve Horn California is often hailed as a pioneer of climate change policy. It is also viewed as being on the front lines of the opposition to the Trump administration on many issues, including climate. Indeed, state officials often use the slogan ‘As […]

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Health Care Corporations Flooded Political Campaigns With Cash in 2017

April 13, 2019           |                                       

Ocasio-Cortez Is Winning the Battle Against GOP Sexists A Progressive US Policy Must Extend Beyond Open Borders Trump’s New Proposal Cheats 8 Million Working People of Overtime Pay Insurance Industry Whistleblower Exposes Effort to Crush Medicare for All Strikes Are the Only Way Out of Our Current Crisis “Medicare-X” Wouldn’t Expand Access to Reproductive Health […]

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Lethal Fluctuations: The Death Penalty in Asia

April 8, 2019           |                                       

The Malaysian government last year expressed a surprise change of heart on a policy long held dear; it would reconsider the death penalty. The case of Muhammad Lukman, sentenced to death in August for the purchase and sharing of medicinal marijuana, did much to stimulate outrage. On October 10th, law minister Liew Vui Keong announced […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday became the first 2020 presidential candidate to speak out in support of allowing Americans to vote from behind bars. During a campaign stop in Iowa, the Independent senator from Vermont was asked about his position on imprisoned people participating in political elections. “I think that is absolutely the direction we […]

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Alabama Senator to the IRS: Stop Picking on the South

April 5, 2019           |                                       

On Monday, ProPublica published a map showing where IRS audits are most concentrated. The South stood out. The reason, we explained, was because of an intense focus at the IRS on auditing recipients of the earned income tax credit. The EITC is one of the country’s largest antipoverty programs, in the form of a tax […]

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