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Gage Skidmore

But let's be clear: at the root of DeVos’s approach is the devaluation and eventual abolition of the public sphere, which often goes together with tax cuts for the wealthy. more

Jul 24, 2017 5:00 PM Public School Shakedown

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The White House

A big difference from the current law is that this bill would make it much easier for insurers to discriminate against older, sicker Americans. more

Jul 24, 2017 9:25 AM Dispatches

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Matt Kresling

This is my statement to the court. more

Jul 24, 2017 9:00 AM Dispatches

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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

Impeachment is an essential instrument of democracy, designed by the founders as an important check on executive power. And the time to use it is now. more

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 AM Magazine

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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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