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Michael Vadon

Donald Trump and Betsy Devos are enamored with school vouchers. Their commitment persists despite the idea's sordid racial history, opposition from the civil rights community, constitutional problems, and proof that vouchers don't help students. more

Apr 25, 2017 10:59 PM Public School Shakedown

Here's who benefits and who loses under Trump's tax cuts—in terms we can all understand. more

Apr 20, 2017 12:44 PM Dispatches

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Courtesy of Chokwe Antar Lumumba

"Jackson is not a city that has a problem producing wealth. It is a city that has a problem maintaining wealth," more

Apr 19, 2017 11:29 AM Multimedia

Kali Akuno works with Cooperation Jackson in Mississippi. He is looking "way beyond" the Democratic party to create new ways of organizing and responding in the Trump era. more

Mar 25, 2017 3:45 PM Magazine

Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schneider talk to Tressie McMillan Cottom about the rise of for-profit colleges that saddle low-income students with debt and questionable credentials. And are K-12 schools going the same way? more

Mar 22, 2017 1:11 PM Public School Shakedown

Ryan’s American Health Care Act is a grotesque, stitched-together, rightwing monster, offering staggering tax breaks for America’s very richest citizens while stripping health-care coverage for tens of millions of Americans in desperate need. more

Mar 20, 2017 3:04 PM Dispatches

It will be like he was never here. more

Jan 5, 2017 3:10 PM Multimedia 2 Comments

Corporations are insisting that those they do business with and workers agree to handle disputes through arbitration, making some claims impossible to file and dramatically favoring companies in the others. more

Dec 7, 2016 4:27 PM Magazine 1 Comments

If the Dems can garner any of our country's anger about our criminally flawed financial system, here are some much needed reforms they should work on. more

Dec 5, 2016 4:55 PM Magazine

Lawmakers might use "fast-track" to deny that they have a choice on the trade deal—but don't believe it. more

Oct 28, 2016 1:19 PM Dispatches

White poverty is not an accident, but an integral part of the structure of American society. more

Oct 13, 2016 2:12 PM Magazine 1 Comments

Mainstream media and President Obama may be in for an unwelcome surprise. more

Sep 28, 2016 2:34 PM Dispatches

..."the inherent right of people to security to life, liberty, and the enjoyment by the people of the gains of their own industry." more

Sep 4, 2016 5:02 PM Dispatches

Labor leader, civil rights activist, feminist, and living legend. more

Aug 20, 2016 3:45 PM Magazine

You don't get more trustworthy than the University of Washington, right? Nightmarish. more

Aug 19, 2016 6:08 PM Dispatches 10 Comments

The people have no voice or control over how their children are educated or by whom. more

Aug 4, 2016 5:11 PM Public School Shakedown

How high speed rail could transform our economy and revitalize urban development. more

Jul 28, 2016 5:07 PM Magazine 11 Comments

"You want to screw up your economy? Screw up your government." more

Jul 25, 2016 5:42 PM Magazine

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