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Misako Chida

Yemen, Southern Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia, are set to collectively lose 20 million people this year from conflict-driven famine. The U.S. House of Representatives just took a step toward ending the conflict. We need to pressure them to do more. more

Jul 21, 2017 2:40 PM Dispatches

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Wikipedia

William Jennings Bryan understood the common man as well as Bob La Follette, and far better than Roosevelt or Wilson. It’s time for a more adequate portrait of a man whose belief in democracy had inspired him in many battles. more

Jul 21, 2017 10:03 AM Dispatches

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Agustín Ruiz

Bill Snape, senior counsel with the Center for Biological Diversity, called the measure a “special interest bonanza” that would “take our country and our people in the wrong direction.” more

Jul 20, 2017 11:21 AM Dispatches

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Russian Government

That there is a need for new approaches was underscored by the lack of accomplishments at the 2017 summit, which didn't deliver on an array of core issues related to its economic mission. more

Jul 18, 2017 9:36 AM Dispatches

And a reminder of the importance of an independent press. more

Jul 14, 2017 2:34 PM Public School Shakedown

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Gage Skidmore

The plot thickens. An interactive timeline of Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting. more

Jul 13, 2017 1:35 PM Dispatches

Over a hundred people were brought to Tesla’s Fremont, California plant from places like Slovenia and Croatia to work ten-hour days making $5 an hour. more

Jul 12, 2017 9:00 AM Multimedia

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Lawrence Jackson

Most people in Congress aren’t really addressing poverty. They seem to be more concerned with the prospects of the middle class. more

Jul 10, 2017 11:47 AM Dispatches

The down side of Trump’s Twitter roughhousing, of course, is that it’s a perfect distraction from actual policymaking and rule changes that are going on behind the scenes. more

Jul 6, 2017 9:11 AM Multimedia

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Danor Shtruzman/Wikimedia Commons

If history is a reliable guide, philanthropists are better remembered for their arts patronage than they are for the criminal acts that made them rich in the first place. more

Jul 5, 2017 11:52 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

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MaxPixel's contributors http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/

Legislators in many states are largely exempt from public records laws. But in Wisconsin these records have been public for decades, helping shed light on the actions of public officials. That may be about to change. more

Jun 30, 2017 8:00 AM Dispatches

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courtesy of Randy Bryce

Bryce talks about his decision to get into the race against Ryan, the resistance movement in Wisconsin, and why more working people ought to run for office. more

Jun 27, 2017 1:33 PM Multimedia

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Wokandapix

As much damage as the bill would do in the next decade, it would continue devastating our health care system for generations. more

Jun 27, 2017 8:34 AM Dispatches

There are so many overlapping “meanwhiles” it’s nearly impossible to keep up. more

Jun 15, 2017 9:58 AM Multimedia

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