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Sanders Goes on Offense Against Austerity with 'Progressive Budget Blueprint'
As budget committee meets again, progressive lawmakers declare full-throated defense of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid while saying 'Jobs, Not Cuts' is more sensible path
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Bill de Blasio: Harbinger of a New Populist Left in America
Strong stances on inequality and policing underpin the New York mayor's win. If he holds true, he can shift the national debate
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Bombing Food Stamps, Feeding Bombs
Beginning Nov. 1, food stamp cutbacks mean $36 per month less for a family of four. Public ‘servants’ like Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan and Democratic former President Bill Clinton point to the failure of poverty programs to end poverty, and then slash those program budgets or abolish them...
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Lou Reed’s Politics
Lou Reed, who has died at age 71 , will be rightly remembered for creating a canon that was groundbreaking in the scope of its sociological and literary achievement. There was nothing unreasonable about Reed’s 1987 suggestion to Rolling Stone that “all through this, I’ve always thought that if you...
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What the Democrats Can Learn From Ted Cruz
He's a fraud and a wacko bird, but at least the Texas senator has the courage of his convictions.
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The Coming Grand Bargain: 'We're All Neoliberals Now'
After the U.S. government shutdown you'd expect Republicans and Democrats to remain at each others’ throats, so different was their vision for the country, or so it appeared. In reality, however, only a bit of the political theater was reserved for "Tea Party" Republicans to invest in their...
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Race Is Central to the Fear and Angst of the US Right
The shrinking white base of the Republican party cannot accept the country in which it now lives – so it shut it down
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The Abject Failure of Reaganomics
Even as the Republican Right licks its wounds after taking a public-opinion beating over its government shutdown and threatened credit default, the Tea Partiers keep promoting a false narrative on why the U.S. debt has ballooned and why the economy struggles, a storyline that will surely influence...
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Duffy's 'Small Ask': Disregard Democracy
Congressman Sean Duffy was making the rounds of national TV shows last week, proposing his solution for the standoff that created the government shutdown. The northern Wisconsin Republican said that he and his House colleagues would be delighted to back away from a hardline stance if the Obama...
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The Jellification of Politics
A mindless, voracious invasive species threatens to take over politics as surely as the maritime version took over the Black Sea.
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