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On November 30, 1999, thousands of activists flooded downtown Seattle, protesting the global economic order and forging a new understanding of the world, a vision very much in play today. Read more

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Esther Duflo, co-recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics, is the youngest person ever and only the second woman to obtain the award in that field. Read more

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Melissa Gorman

He brands himself a fixer of problems, a doer, a change agent. No, not even close. Read more

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We’ve grown accustomed to Donald Trump’s relentless political attacks. but, in the end, his constitutional attacks on the administrative state could cause the most damage. Read more

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Despite ongoing political turmoil, new data shows how Dreamers’ continue to help build the nation. Read more

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Natalie Oxford

Catastrophes in the Amazon and elsewhere are flash points for the larger, ongoing crisis that claims lives in less spectacular fashion—one that sees life itself as expendable. Read more

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“Elitist numbers. Fake news. Upside-down arrows. Don‘t believe the signs of weakness!” Read more

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“They’re suffering. The trade wars are not helping that whatsoever.” Read more

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After “an incredible wake up call,” renewable energy advocates work to address long-term blind spots and build more inclusive environmental coalitions. Read more

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Jet Lowe

As they prepare for inauguration, an eager freshman class of alderpersons tackle the city’s escalating crisis. Read more

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As it continues to sell cigarettes, the pharmacy chain is rolling out a new cosmetics program for cancer patients. Read more

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Berardo62

U.S. interests promise oil will bring riches to the people of Guyana. But export commodities have rarely benefited the country’s majority. Read more

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Trump promises to increase soy exports to China—but if the deal goes through, only corporate interests will benefit. Read more

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Philip Taylor

Corporate mergers around the world are on pace to break a record, with the majority of these mergers occurring in the United States. Efforts to control monopolies have received renewed attention since the 2018 midterms. Read more

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“If you’re a local retailer or small manufacturer or artist or writer or publisher, you’re watching as your city and state hands your tax dollars to your most ferocious antagonist.” Read more

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There is a battle brewing among countries seeking influence in Central America, and China is leading the way. Its goals include gaining political influence, and severing the region’s diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Read more

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Matt Stoller

Americans are still grappling with losing their homes, often due to medical debt and sudden job loss. Read more

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Considering that Wisconsin is last in start-up activity, maybe a U-turn is exactly what we need. Read more

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