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Economic Populism at Heart of Emerging Debate Among Democrats
Over at The Washington Post , the usually sensible Greg Sargent endorses the notion that divisions among Democrats are “mostly trumped up.” The tension between the Wall Street wing of the party and the Warren (as in Elizabeth) wing is an overblown fiction of a press corps desperate for some action...
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Campaign Finance Amendment Advances to U.S. Senate Floor
28th Amendment would effectively overturn Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions
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Biking along the green lanes in downtown Vancouver, B.C. early May 2013. (Photo: flickr / cc/ Gary Howe) Views
How to Inspire Millions More People to Bike
You can see big changes happening across North America as communities from Fairbanks to St. Petersburg transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just cars and trucks. “Over the past five years we’re seeing an infrastructure revolution, a rethinking of our streets to accommodate...
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A mugshot of now U.S. Congressman John Lewis, taken in 1961, after he was arrested for using a 'Whites Only' bathroom in Mississippi. (via John Lews / on Twitter) Views
Democracy: No Longer for Sale?
Ah, 1961. The year — certain aspects of it, anyway — are almost impossible to remember. “Whites only” bathrooms, for instance. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing his arrest that year for using a “whites only”...
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New Billboards in DC Encourage Whistleblowers to Come Forward
"Don't wait until a new war has started," says Daniel Ellsberg
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America Has Always Been a Refuge from Violence
This past weekend's Fourth of July holiday made me nostalgic for the Independence Day celebrations of my childhood. My parents are immigrants from Iran, and the Fourth was a big deal. We would barbeque kabob and rice at the beach in San Diego and watch the fireworks, lying side-by-side on the grass...
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The Silent Power of Nonviolent Boycotts and Blockades
‘We will continue to resist. We will build a beautiful new tomorrow.’
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"Super PAC to End Super PACs" Hits Goal, Takes Aim at Dark Money Politics
Lessig's Mayday project raises $12 million to combat corruptive influences in U.S. political system
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice. (Image: DonkeyHotey / flickr / cc) Views
Fantasy Or Forecast? A Progressive Supreme Court Agenda
"It's always darkest before the dawn" sang Pete Seeger. "And that's what keeps me moving on." The recent spate of reactionary decisions by the Roberts Supreme Court — including this week's outrageous Hobby Lobby ruling — triggers thoughts of a better day, when the right wingers on the court will...
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Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown by (John Trumbull, 1797). Views
Celebrate the Revolution — And Keep It Going
The Glorious Fourth is a day to let ‘er rip, be as red-white-and-blue as you like, hang out the flag, join the parade, keep an eye on the sky where those fireworks are bursting in air. Start early: pop a Sousa into the sound system, turn up the volume (not too loudly out of respect for the...
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