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Setting the Record Straight On Hurricanes, Grifters, Mensches
Dorian's devastation. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty. Front Twitter photo of a mensch/chef giving a hungry kid a sandwich . Remarkably - "it was the worst of times" - #Sharpiegate, wherein the alleged leader of the free world argued for days with a map, persists. In the latest petty, deranged,...
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'Hell No,' Say Progressives, After GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Suggests Cutting Social Security 'Behind Closed Doors'
"No matter how hard you try to hide, the American people will be watching—and we won't let you cut our earned Social Security benefits."
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'No Fossil Fuel Money!': Protests Outside Big-Money Fundraiser for Biden Co-Hosted by Natural Gas Executive
"Biden can't expect to convince Americans that he's a leader on climate if he's also cozying up to fossil fuel power players."
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Corporations like Aircastle use tax shelters like Bermuda or Mauritius to legally avoid millions in taxes that would otherwise support services in countries where they do business. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Corporations Getting to Zero With GOP's Inside Help on Tax Avoidance
The GOP has made it easier than ever for companies to pay $0 in taxes. A Connecticut-based airplane company shows it was already too easy.
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'That Corruption Needs to End': Biden Urged to Cancel Fundraiser With Fossil Fuel Executive Day After Climate Crisis Forum
"If Biden is serious about taking on the power of the fossil fuel lobby, why is he going to a fundraiser hosted by the co-founder of a natural gas company?"
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The biggest winners of the last decade, in terms of income and wealth growth, have not been even the richest 1 percent, but the richest one-tenth of 1 percent. (Phone: Shutterstock) Views
Tax the Rich Before the Rest
Candidates should pledge that the middle class won't pay $1 more in new taxes until billionaires put up at least $1 trillion.
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A Pivot to Digital Shouldn't Spell the End of Local News
By vowing to increase support for public media and dedicate funds to newsgathering, a proposal put forth by Bernie Sanders is raising a question that's rarely come up in political debates: How can policymakers intervene to help revitalize local news and put journalists back to work?
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As Signs of Downturn Loom, Poll Shows 57% of Voters Will Blame Trump If US Economy Goes Into Recession
Over 60 percent of voters said they are concerned a recession could hit in the next six months, according to the Harvard/Harris survey
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'Always About the Con': Ocasio-Cortez Says 'Virtually Every' Trump Policy Designed to Loot Public Coffers and Enrich His Cronies
"Since corruption isn't popular policy, racism works as the cover for the con. That's why addressing racism isn’t a 'distraction'—it's key to understanding the hustle against working people."
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Warren Climate Plan Would Reverse Trump Tax Cuts for Rich to Help Fund Transition to 100% Renewable Energy
"Nothing less than a national mobilization will be required to defeat climate change. It will require every single one of us, and it's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work—there is no time to waste."
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