Economy

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The same week California advanced its single-payer bill, a New Jersey assemblyman unveiled draft legislation to make healthcare "a fundamental human right." (Photo: Michael Fleshman/flickr/cc)
If the building momentum for a single-payer or Medicare-for-All healthcare system wasn't already clear, developments this week should more than make up for that. Declaring that "healthcare is a fundamental human right" and TrumpCare is "an abomination," Democratic New Jersey State Assemblyman John Wisniewski on Thursday announced draft legislation...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Answering the call from millions of underpaid American workers who for years...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
There's a new doctrine dominating policy decisions in Washington, D.C., and it...

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Thursday, on what would have been his 24th birthday, a Bronx intersection was renamed for Kalief Browder, the 16-year-old boy flung into New York's brutal Rikers Prison after being wrongly accused of stealing a backpack. There he endured three years of "documented torture" - two in solitary - before charges were dropped and he was freed. Two traumatized years later, he hanged himself. A version of his “American tragedy," Kalief once said, "happens every day."