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With so many politicians in the pockets of their big donors, it’s been even harder to make progress on issues like gun safety, health care costs, or climate change. (Photo: DonkeyHotey/Flickr) Views
Citizens United: The Court Ruling That Sold Our Democracy
Ten years after Citizens United, the damage is broad and deep—but we can still fix it.
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders leads a new CNN poll. News
CNN Poll Shows Sanders Surging Into First as Biden Continues to Drop—But Network Emphasizes Statistical Tie in Headline
" CNN still cannot fathom stating the obvious here: Sanders is leading in their own national poll."
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A member of the audience takes pictures of the Democratic presidential hopefuls during the seventh Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register at the Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa on January 14, 2020. (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images) Views
The Imperative of Pulling Together to Beat the Trump Who Would Be King
Soon will come a time when fighting among Democrats must cease.
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Israeli soldiers remove the body of Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, 21, who was shot and killed by an IDF soldier on March 24 in Hebron. (Photo: Wissam Hashlamon/Flash90) Views
In the Name of "Israel’s Security": Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Funding
Despite a palpable sense of war fatigue among all Americans, regardless of their political leaning, the US continues to sink deeper into Middle East conflicts simply because it is unable—or, perhaps, unwilling—to challenge Israel’s benefactors in all facets of the American government.
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After GOP Rejects Measures to Subpoena Witnesses and Evidence, Democrats Decry Impeachment Trial 'Designed to Protect Trump'
"What are Republicans afraid of?" asked Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Mr. Reagan set the modern stage for the oligarchy we now experience. (Photo: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, cc) Views
The Commons and the Danger of Misplaced Outrage
Sweeping condemnation of government ignores the indispensable purpose of government that is the cement of our country by serving everyone.
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Screenshot of new Bernie Sanders campaign video featuring former vice president Joe Biden's long history of advocating for and being will to make cuts and cost of living adjustments to Social Security. (Image: Underlying photo Gage Skidmore/with overlay) News
#TelltheTruthJoe Trends as Sanders Video Detailing Biden History on Social Security Viewed Nearly 2 Million Times
"Let's be honest, Joe," said Sanders. "One of us fought for decades to cut Social Security, and one of us didn't. But don’t take it from me. Take it from you."
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Amid Years of Funding Cuts to Public Health, First US Case of China's Coronavirus Detected
Public health advocates say state, local, and federal agencies are underprepared to cope with the spread of a new infectious disease.
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks with Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) in a hallway after a vote December 2, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Where Is Your Courage and Decency? An Open Letter to Sen. Lamar Alexander from a Childhood Friend
We were taught early on the basic values of honesty, civility, and shame. What happened?
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 "Frankly, I don’t know what it's going to take," writes Pierce, "to get an anesthetized citizenry off its ass and realize what a threat the country is facing in having a criminal idiot as a chief executive." (Photo: Ted Eytan/flickr/cc) Views
Why Aren't the American People Marching in the Streets Over McConnell Cover-Up in the Senate
The American public has now proved that it will tolerate just about anything except sign-stealing in baseball and a bad decision on The Bachelor.
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