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Political pundits say progressives are alienating working class whites by talking too much about race. They're wrong. more

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If Trump really wants to earn farmers’ trust, then his administration needs to seriously work on legislation that ensures them a fair price that covers their cost of production. more

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In New York City and across U.S. urban hubs, the gig economy threatens the livelihoods—and lives—of a once-stable class of American workers. more

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Our city’s bid absolves Dinosaurland of all legal responsibility should any park visitors be eaten by a dinosaur or suffer any other misfortune. more

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Wall Street and the corporate stock and bond market are a Robin Hood in reverse. more

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Ernesto Aguilar

Many people are aware of the challenges of urban gentrification, but smaller cities and rural places also suffer from housing shortages and high rents. Community radio stations are playing an important role in addressing the problem. more

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A revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has been signed by eleven countries. The U.S. wasn't one of them—but it could be. more

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Don’t get distracted—there’s an elephant in the room, and offshoring is its name. more

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Jeff Turner

The Great Recession may be over, but abusive mortgage servicers are still at work, and they're transforming neighborhoods into rental markets. more

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Elvis Batiz

Virginia Eubanks’ new book “Automating Inequality” looks at how automated eligibility systems “profile, police, and punish” the poor. more

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Nathan Dugan

In January, drowning in student debt, I moved out of my apartment and into a cargo van. more

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Of 21 countries ,the U.S. ranks 17th in terms of pay equity. Global organizations aim to remedy the problem; the Trump Administration is moving to make it worse. more

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Amy Zachmeyer of Houston Democratic Socialists of America on rebuilding, mutual aid, climate change and more. more

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We want to be sure that companies like JPMorgan Chase are not profiting off of the backs of immigrant families. more

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This a splashy deal, a trophy for politicians. But the actual impact is another question. This deal comes with a very high price tag. more

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Udo Keppler, 1901 Puck Magazine

Lately there have been some encouraging signals coming out of Washington that bring us confidence that this administration really will put Wall Street first. more

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Frugal

With deep cuts to vital support for low-income and working-class people, this budget lays bare the scope of Trump's destructive agenda. How should progressives respond? more

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