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Match the Fine For Palestine: The Higher You Build Your Barriers, the Taller We Become
In what one admirer calls "a brilliant generous gesture... telling Palestinians they have not been forgotten,” activist fans of Scotland's Celtics soccer team - the working-class, historically progressive community already facing punishment for flying Palestinian flags at a recent game against...
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The Heart of Order
He’d left the water running, flooding neighbors’ apartments. He’d been running around outside naked. By the time police arrived, he was standing in the window of his fourth-floor apartment on Farwell Avenue — a few blocks from where I live in the diverse, unpredictable Chicago neighborhood called...
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It Is Time to Begin the Process of Rebuilding Our Middle-Class Economy
In The New York Times recently, the paper’s former Washington bureau chief, the veteran journalist Hedrick Smith, asked an important question: “ Can the States Save American Democracy? ” Smith, who traveled the country to write his latest book , Who Stole the American Dream? , also serves as the...
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'Our Revolution' Kick-Off Signals New Phase for Movement Sanders Built
With the goal of carrying the progressive vision far past Election Day, Bernie Sanders and his supporters Wednesday evening are formally launching the next phase of the political revolution. Our Revolution is officially kicking off at 9pm EDT, when Sanders will address the tens of thousands...
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Fighting Absurdity With Absurdity: Heaven Forbid the Penis
Arguing that carrying firearms on campus will be as effective against random gun violence as carrying dildos, thousands of students at the University of Texas at Austin protested the state's insane new open carry law Wednesday by gleefully hoisting "Armed With Reason" and "Guns Do Kill People"...
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Goodbye to the Loudest Drunk in NPR’s Online Bar
Good riddance to NPR’s comment section, which is shutting down Tuesday after eight years. There has to be a better way for news organizations to engage with the public. NPR is joining a growing list of media organizations that have said “finito” to comments including, ‘This American Life,’ Reuters...
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Dear Us and Dear Bernie: A Few Notes on Our Revolution
Left commentary berates mainstream media for serving up ‘too much Trump.” Fair enough, but left writers also flood us with endlessly repetitive Trump coverage. Left commentary claims that at election time an endless stream of writers overemphasize the ephemeral and ignore the serious. True, but...
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Life and Death In Aleppo
A father survives; his four children do not. It is all still going on in Aleppo, where the U.N. has now dubbed desperate relief efforts "the apex of horror." Omran Daqneesh, 5, the stunned and bloodied boy in the ambulance, survived. This weekend his 10-year-old brother Ali, buried longer in rubble...
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The Populist Uprising Isn’t Over—It’s Only Just Begun
The summer ends with a growing lament among progressives. Tom Frank’s cutting voice sums it up : “And so ends the great populist uprising of our time, fizzling out pathetically in the mud and the bigotry stirred up by a third-rate would-be caudillo named Donald J Trump. So closes an era of populist...
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New Study Shows How Clinging to Nuclear Power Means Climate Failure
While it's been touted by some energy experts as a so-called "bridge" to help slash carbon emissions, a new stud y suggests that a commitment to nuclear power may in fact be a path towards climate failure. For their study, researchers at the University of Sussex and the Vienna School of...
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