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News & Views | Thursday, November 15, 2018


Fox Once Again Forgets "Radical New Democratic Ideas" Are Popular
by Jon Queally, staff writer
In latest unintentional informercial for progressive agenda, the right-wing channel reminds viewers that newly-elected Democrats have some pretty awesome solutions to nation's most pressing problems


 President Donald Trump gets into an exchange with Jim Acosta of CNN after giving remarks a day after the midterm elections on November 7, 2018 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) As Trump DOJ Argues 'No Journalist Has First Amendment Right to Enter White House,' News Orgs Rally Behind CNN
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The ACLU fired off a reminder Wednesday that the "White House belongs to the people, not the president" after the Trump administration asserted in a legal filing that the president has "broad discretion" to bar reporters from press briefings.
Decrying Trump's 'Outrageous' Undermining of Mueller Probe, Attorneys and Watchdogs Call on Lawmakers to Force Whitaker's Recusal
by Julia Conley, staff writer
In two separate letters released on Wednesday, nearly 2,000 lawyers and more than two dozen advocacy groups demanded that lawmakers and the Justice Department do everything in their power to ensure that the Trump administration does not undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
To Help Democrats With 'Stiffening Their Spines,' New Indivisible Guide Details Shift From Defense to Offense
by Jake Johnson, staff writer
After more than year of playing defense against President Donald Trump and the GOP's attacks on healthcare, workers, immigrants, refugees, the LGBTQ community, and the common good, the progressive group Indivisible on Tuesday published a new action guide aimed at helping organizers and constituents go beyond resistance and pressure the new House Democratic majority to fight for a positive, ambitious agenda.
As Trump Attacks Press and Spreads Inane Voter Fraud Lies, Bernie Sanders Says 'Authoritarian' Is Only Way to Describe Him
by Jake Johnson, staff writer
As President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued attacking the free press as "bad for the country" and spreading hysterical lies about virtually non-existent voter fraud—for example, he claimed without evidence that Republicans lose because too many people vote, change their outfits, and then vote again—Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) argued on Twitter that "authoritarian" is the only way to describe the president.
'Path to Winning Is With People Power': Medicare for All Leaders Strategize Roadmap to Victory
by Jake Johnson, staff writer
Wasting no time getting to work on the most popular, cost-effective, and morally necessary remedy to America's disastrous for-profit healthcare system, National Nurses United hosted a post-midterm Medicare for All strategy call Tuesday night during which prominent single-payer champions like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Our Revolution president Nina Turner discussed how to build on growing grassroots momentum for universal healthcare.
NY Assembly Member Has Better Idea: Cancel $3 Billion Amazon Giveaway, Buy Up Crushing Student Debt Instead
by Julia Conley, staff writer
As details of Amazon's plans for its new headquarters in Queens, New York and Arlington, Virginia come into view, local officials in New York spoke out on Wednesday against their state's decision to give away nearly $3 billion in taxpayer money to the company as an incentive for supposedly bringing new jobs to New York City.


A number of leading Democrats with eyes on 2020 — and the party’s growing progressive base — have advanced proposals that could spark real change in who owns and runs America. (Photo: Shutterstock) Democrats Won Big. Can They Go Bold, Too?
by Sam Pizzigati
The party's leaders have been far too cautious in the past. Newer ideas could spark real change in who owns and runs America
Medicare for All is the cheapest and best direction for the country. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Now Is the Time for Medicare for All
by Robert Reich
The American public has a real choice here: expensive health care for the few or quality, affordable health care for the many
The border O’Rourke showed Texas wasn’t Cruz’s or Trump’s Wild West, where undocumented immigrants wreak havoc. It’s a city full of welcoming people who take pride in living in a binational community. (Photo: Shutterstock) Beto O’Rourke’s Lasting Legacy
by Jasmine Aguilera
The competitive campaigns of red-state progressives like Beto redefined several states seemingly overnight
Employees at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle. (Photo: Elaine Thompson / AP) Amazon's Billion-Dollar Shakedown of America's Cities
by Jacob Sugarman
If these corporate behemoths are loyal only to their shareholders, what is to prevent this same travesty from repeating itself in cities across the country?
Studies show that PTSD in survivors of previous disasters is often triggered during national crises. Survivor’s guilt is real. (Photo: @AssaadRazzouk/Twitter) How to Process Climate Grief Over the California Wildfires
by Eric Holthaus
It’s also worth remembering — every damn day — that a burned and broken world is not our destiny
Jeff Bezos is laughing all the way to the bank. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) The Frenzy Over Amazon’s HQ2 Should Be a National Embarrassment
by Pat Garofalo
After gathering data on hundreds of cities, Amazon wound up going with the home of Wall Street and the home of America’s government, two advantages no amount of money could buy

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