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Longtime progressive activist and political organizer Tom Gallagher is challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her congressional seat in 2020. (Photo: Gallagher for Congress) Views
Meet Tom Gallagher, the Democratic Socialist Challenging Nancy Pelosi in 2020
Gallagher's record provides a bold contrast to the rightward drift of the Democratic Party: he was resisting neoliberalism before we called it neoliberalism
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'Outrageous': Trump DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers for Being Transgender
"The equality principle is so simple and obvious; it's a disgrace the government is affirmatively arguing for a narrow, pro-discrimination interpretation."
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Medicare for All Proponent Ady Barkan Urges Supporters to Demand Dems Have 'Real Healthcare Debate'
"We want ABC and Univision to put healthcare front and center."
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As New Studies Shed Light on Struggles of Trans People in US, Expert Highlights Trump's Attacks
"Transgender people are being denied equal rights—to jobs, to housing, to healthcare, and to participation in the military."
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Most of these localities also have poverty rates far higher than the U.S. average. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Red States Cut Worker Pay by $1.5 Billion
If you’re a minimum wage worker in a conservative state, your state lawmakers may have cut your paycheck by over $4,000.
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One Nation United By Hygge: Weary Americans Welcome Their Enlightened New Danish Owners
Photo collage by Denmark Meteorology Institute and Wonkette Okay so maybe little Donnie can't buy Greenland, the latest shiny object of his cold dark dumb heart's desire, after snickering pols there and in Denmark retorted in no uncertain terms it's “ open for business, but not for sale,” and what...
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Critics Denounce Trump's "Dangerous" Claim That Locking Away Americans With Mental Illnesses Is the Answer to Gun Violence
"Painting institutions where we lock up all the people whose brains don't work like you want them to, as the solution to gun violence would be laughable in its absurdity, if it wasn't such a terrifying concept."
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President Donald Trump talks with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jared Kushner in Jerusalem, May 22, 2017.  (Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO via Getty Images) Views
From Jerusalem, A Letter to Jared Kushner
As a peace activist, I see the denial of Palestinian freedom by Israel and the United States following a tragic trajectory
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A coyote returns for the last scraps of a road killed pronghorn. News
After Public Outcry, Trump EPA Reverses Approval for Using 'Cyanide Bombs' to Kill US Wildlife
"I hope the feds finally recognize the need for a permanent ban to protect people, pets, and imperiled wildlife from this poison."
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Children of mainly Latino immigrant parents hold signs during a march to the Madison County Courthouse in Canton, Miss., on Aug. 11, 2019. The demonstration followed ICE raids earlier that week at seven poultry plants in Mississippi, including one in Canton. (Photo: Rogelio V. Solis / AP) Views
The Right Gives Corporations the Help It Denies Poor Immigrants of Color
In Trump’s version of America, the Statue of Liberty might say, "only white wealthy immigrants are welcome here."
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