All News Articles for 2018-09-05

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
While Trump Clearly Horrible President, Critics Denounce Right-Wing 'Unelected Cabal' Represented by Anonymous Op-Ed
"Trump may be a threat," notes journalist Glenn Greenwald, "but so is this covert coup" that seeks to impose its "own ideology with zero democratic accountability, mandate or transparency."
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Condemning Modi's 'Anti-People Policies' Ahead of India's Election, Striking Farmers and Workers Grind New Delhi to Halt
"The main question remains as to whether the elected government stands with the common people or with the corporates."
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After Explosive Grilling by Sen. Leahy, Democrats Urged to Read Kavanaugh "Committee Confidential" Files Into Public Record
"Truthfulness under oath is not an optional qualification for a Supreme Court nominee."
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inmate ACLU Blueprints Offer Vision to Cut US Incarceration Rate in Half by Prioritizing 'People Over Prisons'
The reports "offer a calculation on the impact of certain reforms by 2025 on racial disparities in the prison population, fiscal costs, and overall prison population."
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Progressives Denounce Pelosi for Obsession With 'Economically Illiterate and Politically Insane' Pay-Go Rule
"Instead of vowing budget chastity, Democrats should be articulating an agenda that excites voters so that they can unleash the full power of the public purse on their behalf."
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As Civil Disobedience Dominates Kavanaugh Hearing, Trump Says "It's Embarrassing for Country to Allow Protesters"
"Tireless and creative, rambunctious, confrontational, and peaceful protest is unnerving to him. It is one of many aspects of American life that he, simply, cannot control."
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To End Starvation Wages and Kick Billionaires Off Welfare, Sanders Introduces 'Stop BEZOS Act'
"It's time to get Jeff Bezos, the Waltons, and other billionaires who won't pay a living wage off of welfare."
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youtube app Confirming Dangers of FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal, New Study Shows Telecoms Throttling YouTube, Netflix, and Other Apps
"ISPs are happy to use words like 'unlimited' and 'no throttling' in their public statements, but then give themselves the right to throttle certain traffic by burying some esoteric language in the fine print."
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The women's advocacy group UltraViolet ended the first day of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing with a visual statement regarding his historic unpopularity displayed on the U.S. Supreme Court. Activists Project 'Roe v. Wade More Popular Than Kavanaugh' on U.S. Supreme Court
"There is a reason that support for Roe is at a historic high while support for Kavanaugh is at a historic low: The American public understands what is at stake with this vote."
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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh As Day Two of Kavanaugh Hearings Kicks Off, Frustrated Progressives Rail Against Schumer: 'You Are Failing Us'
"Unbelievably, nearly two dozen Democrats have still not come out against Kavanaugh," groups noted in a letter to the Senate Minority Leader. "That is not the leadership we need."
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Ayanna Pressley 'Change Is on the Way': Ayanna Pressley Delivers Landslide Progressive Upset in Massachusetts
"It's not just good enough to see the Democrats back in power. It matters who those Democrats are."
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