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Biden Faces Backlash Over 'Shameful' Capitulation to GOP Governors as They End Unemployment Lifelines

"You only take back the lifeline when people aren't drowning," said Claire Guzdar of the Groundwork Collaborative.

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


GOP Governors' Termination of Jobless Aid Could Cost Local Economies Over $12 Billion: Report

"If states proceed with their plans to end these critical programs, they will be ripping the rug out from under millions of Americans and further hindering our economic recovery."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


The Tax Foundation Uses Mythical Taxpayers to Cause Alarm Over Proposals That Only Impact the Wealthiest Among Us

No actual taxpayers are going to face anything remotely close to the tax rate critics of the Biden tax plan are claiming.

Bob Lord ·


Biden Under Fire for Leaving Student Debt Cancellation Out of Racial Justice Plan

"You cannot begin to address the racial wealth gap without addressing the student loan debt crisis."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


World's Peasant Farmers Unveil 'Anti-Imperialist Manifesto' in Defense of Nature

"Putting a stop to capitalist barbarism is the central task of our time."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


'Just Give People Money': Study Finds Covid Survival Checks Reduced Food Insecurity, Alleviated Anxiety

"It turns out, relieving a lot of everyday hardship can be done very simply and directly by giving poor people money and support. Who knew?"

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


UN Labor Agency Finds Pandemic Pushed Over 100 Million Workers Into Poverty

The Covid-19 crisis has exacerbated preexisting inequalities and undermined progress on poverty reduction, gender equality, and battling child and forced labor, according to the International Labor Organization.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


Do We Humans Have Too Much Power?

If we modern humans are, in effect, addicted to power, perhaps we need something like a collective twelve-step program.

Richard Heinberg ·


Making "Build Back Better" Better: Aligning Climate, Jobs, and Justice

Biden's timetable is not enough to halt colossal climate damage.

Jeremy Brecher ·


At a Time When America Faces Cascading Crises, Republicans Just Say No

The scope of what they won't do is breathtaking.

Jesse Jackson ·

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