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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) arrives at the Senate chamber as the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump continues at the U.S. Capitol on January 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Republican Senators Commit Political Suicide by Holding Up Stimulus in Election Year
Republicans are always destructive and regressive, both aggressively anti-people and anti-planet, if not individually, then certainly as a party.
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"The sad truth is that 30 years after the supposed end of the Cold War," write Benjamin and Davies, " the U.S. military-industrial complex has failed to reimagine itself in anything but Cold War terms, and its 'New' Cold War is just a revival of the old Cold War that it spent the last three decades telling us it already won." (Image: CodePink) Views
US Cold War China Policy Will Isolate the US, Not China
The U.S. must stop pursuing its counterproductive effort to undermine China, and instead work with all our neighbors on this small planet.
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As Biden Embraces More Ambitious Climate Plan, Fossil Fuel Execs Donating to Trump 'With Greater Zeal' Than 2016
"We've seen a pretty huge transformation in Biden's climate plan," said Varshini Prakash, co-founder and executive director of the Sunrise Movement.
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Trump's Millionaire Treasury Secretary Uses Debunked GOP Talking Point to Justify Slashing $600 Unemployment Boost
"Inflicting suffering on tens of millions of Americans by cutting unemployment benefits because of an anecdotal 'some cases' argument that has been refuted again and again is a stupid way to make policy."
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Fun With Numbers
Twitter illustration On Sunday, the day Cheeto promised we'd see the rollout of an(other) imaginary "exciting" new health plan, he went golfing in Florida. He did Saturday too. Though he "aced" his cognitive test, he doesn't quite seem to get the math of the times . We're here to help. For the guy...
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"They're Playing With Us": Anger With GOP Growing as $600 Unemployment Benefit Lapses
"All our government wants is money in their pockets, while the people are poor and starving and scrounging."
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The long-term systemic reason that working people are willing to accept jobs that cannot provide enough income to cover basic needs is because they are unable to organize and demand higher wages. Unionization is clearly tied to higher and more equal wages. (Photo: SEIU via Twitter) Views
The 1 Percent's Attack on Unemployment Benefits is a Sign of Our Broken Democracy
If policymakers care about motivating people to work, they should focusing on raising the minimum wage and giving workers a voice in decisionmaking.
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Take On the Tech Mob Now or Perish
If we think inequality was bad before Covid-19, it's about to get a whole lot worse.
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'Inhumane at Any Time,' But During a Pandemic? House Approval of $740 Billion Pentagon Budget Condemned
"Once again, the House has voted to put the interests of weapons manufacturers and war hawks over the wellbeing of people here and abroad."
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Trump's Vaccine Chief Picks His Own Former Employer—Where He Still Holds Millions Worth of Stock—for $2.1 Billion Deal
"You can't have a contractor supervising government officials."
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