John Nichols

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta
Acosta has long faced intense public criticism for helping Epstein secure a "sweetheart plea deal" while serving as Miami's top federal prosecutor
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"Voices of dissent went unheeded in the lead-up to the Iraq war," says the 2020...
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi applauds U.S. President Donald Trump at the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC.
"Decisions about war and peace should not be left to the whims of a president...


For his Labor Day speech in Wisconsin, John Nichols suggests Obama take a page from Franklin Roosevelt, who 76 years ago declared unequivocably – something Obama has difficulty with – what side he was on. To a people struggling with the Great Depression, FDR blasted "the old law of the tooth and the claw" – "private means of exploitation" by a few at the expense of the many who wage "a long and bitter fight for (their) rights.” "Sound economic improvement comes from the improved conditions of...