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 The latest studies have shown unequivocally that raising the minimum wage is a boon to society overall -- stimulating the economy, decreasing poverty-related stress, and increasing productivity. (Photo: Getty Images) Views
A $15 Minimum Wage Is Exactly What Our Economy Needs
The Raise the Wage Act is an opportunity for Congress to restore dignity to work and stability to the lives of millions who work hard every day for less and less
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Citing Fears of Americans Getting 'Screwed,' Progressive Democrats Call Out Pelosi for Crafting Pharma-Friendly Drug Pricing Bill in Secret
"If we don't address this in a big and bold way, a lot of us should go home and start knitting," said Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Mark Pocan
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'The Dam Is Breaking': Progressives Say Pelosi 'Running Out of Excuses' Not to Impeach Trump
"The drum is beating," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Tuesday, "and it is getting louder."
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The impact of all this on our democracy is striking. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Let Prison Inmates Vote
Mass incarceration is now a bipartisan concern. Its effects on our democracy should be, too
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 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), flanked by Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), speaks after the Senate voted to withdraw support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen on December 13, 2018. News
To Reassert Congressional War Authority, Sanders Demands Vote to Override Trump Veto on Yemen
"For far too long Congress, under both Democratic and Republican administrations, has abdicated its constitutional role with regard to the authorization of war."
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Migrants walk into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico on Oct. 21, 2018. News
'Egregious Abuse of Power': Report Says Trump Offered Pardon to CBP Head if He Broke Law and Blocked Asylum-Seekers
"Maybe someone should hold a hearing into all the different ways Trump has asked people who work for him or the government to break laws."
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Progressive Leaders Condemn Netanyahu's Vow to Annex West Bank as Unlawful 'Moral Catastrophe'
"Elected leaders should be advancing the cause of peace—not undermining it."
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'Tax the Rich!' Conference Brings Together Policy Experts and Progressive Millionaires Benefiting From #TrumpTaxScam
"Taxing the rich isn't complicated. It's our moral imperative!"
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Progressive Democrats Threaten to Tank $733 Billion in 'Crazy' Pentagon Spending If Social Programs Not Also Boosted
"How can we keep giving more money to the Pentagon than it needs when 40 million live in poverty, 34 million have no health insurance, and 140 million can't afford basic needs without going into debt?"
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3 Questions That 'Created Havoc' in Betsy DeVos' Department of Education
My latest brush with the education policy edifice's imperviousness to outside inquiry occurred while researching the Education Department's Charter School Program
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