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Inflated Excuses: Right-Wing Democrats Continue to Find Excuses to Stall Progress

These concerns should not be taken as economically seriously. Instead, they reflect the willingness of those still faithful to a corporate status to make any excuse necessary to preserve it.

Peter Bloom ·


Was Frederick Hayek a Bernie Sanders Socialist?

Let's be very clear at this point in history: It is free-market ideologues—not democratic socialists—who are killing democracy.

Les Leopold ·


Abolish the Debt Ceiling. Do It Now

The GOP used the debt ceiling to force spending cuts in 2011. It can’t be allowed again.

Josh Bivens ·


The Failure of the Obama-Duncan "School Improvement Grants" and Its Lessons for Today

Sadly, the Obama-Duncan Race to the Top program promoted the same strategies and goals as No Child Left Behind.

Diane Ravitch ·


Living a Dignified Life Shouldn't Depend on Luck

I grew up poor and undocumented. Here's what I've learned.

Adriana Cadena ·


How One Teacher and Her Students Dealt With a World Unraveling Amid Smoke and Death

The pandemic served as a stark reminder of at least two things: that the nuclear family is not enough and that schools can't be its sole safety net.

Belle Chesler ·


Ending Poverty in the Richest Country on Earth

Let's be clear: poverty exists because we allow it to exist.

Barbara Lee ·


The GOP Would Rather Nation Crumble Than Give Democrats Political Win on Infrastructure

There is no outcome, substantive or political, that Republicans would rather have than to see the infrastructure bill go down in flames.

Paul Waldman ·


Government Can Be the Solution: Eight Lessons From the Pandemic

Lesson 1: Essential workers deserve far better.

Robert Reich ·


GOP United in Action To Keep Workers Down

Republican governors in state after state are cutting off the federal aid. They'd rather turn away free money than relieve pressure on the poor. 

Laura Flanders ·

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