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

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ARIMAG

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

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

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