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Bernie Sanders Said America Is Not a Compassionate Country. The Numbers Say He's Right.
On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders had his chance to question Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Asked if he would work to ensure that every American is guaranteed healthcare as a right, Price responded vaguely that America is "a...
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Chinese Billionaire Says US Wasted Trillions on Wars and Wall Street
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Wednesday, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma accused the United States of spending too much money on foreign wars and risky financial speculation and not enough money "on your own people." The founder of the world's largest retailer, Alibaba, was...
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Treasury Nominee Will Have to Answer for 'Grinding Families Into Dirt'
Former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin , who President-elect Donald Trump wants to run the U.S. Treasury Department, sits for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday—one day after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) accused him of "grinding families into the dirt"...
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On Verge of Trump Era, Republicans Push New Laws to 'Chill Protest' Nationwide
Republican lawmakers around the country are pushing legislation that would criminalize and penalize nonviolent protest, apparently anticipating an upswell of civic engagement during the coming Trump administration. Spencer Woodman reported at The Intercept Thursday on the anti-protest bills...
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'Horrifying' Trump Budget Plan Would Privatize PBS and Destroy National Arts Endowment
President-elect Donald Trump is aiming to slash government spending across the board, with numerous public services in the crosshairs, according to staffers on his transition team who spoke to The Hill on Thursday. The proposals, The Hill 's Alexander Bolton writes, "are dramatic." The departments...
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How to Stop Trump: Lessons From the Tea Party
Donald Trump represents a grave threat to liberal democratic values. On Capitol Hill, Republicans are falling in line and some moderate Democrats have signaled a willingness to cut deals. But ordinary Americans have the power to resist. We know this is true because we have seen local, grassroots...
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Big Trump Protests Are Fine, But Here’s a To-Do List for Lasting Change
As the Trump regime rolls out, the need for building local power becomes startlingly clear. Many will march in the Women’s March on Saturday, and that promises to be an important statement against normalizing the Trump administration. But after the big events are over, what next? National...
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Tomorrow Is Today
The icon’s day has come and gone, and — oh, the irony — eight people were fatally shot in Chicago on his weekend. Another eight were shot during a Martin Luther King rally and celebration in Miami. God knows how many more died this past weekend: around the country, around the world. An enormous...
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Making Music Out of the Post-Inaugural Blues
It’s a beautiful thing, the refusal of big-name singers like Celine Dion, Elton John, and Garth Brooks to perform at Trump’s inauguration. Their absence has Trump’s spin doctors grasping at straws. Inaugural committee chair, Tom Barrack , said last week that instead of trying to surround Trump with...
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Four Takeaways from Trump’s Latest Tweet Tantrum
This morning Donald Trump bashed NBC, tweeting: “Totally biased NBCNews went out of its way to say that the big announcement from Ford, G.M., Lockheed & others that jobs are coming back to the U.S., but had nothing to do with TRUMP, is more FAKE NEWS. Ask top CEO’s of those companies for real...
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