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“And as long as we have this problem, there will be some form of de facto segregation in the public schools and in all other areas of life.” Read more

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He refused to choose between economic equality and an end to racially-based discrimination. Read more

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The grassroots campaign continues to push back against a narrative that villainizes and criminalizes low-income people in America. Read more

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400 billionaires now own more wealth than the bottom 64% of Americans. Let’s do something about that. Read more

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What to do when every day is a rainy day? Read more

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Jeff Abbott

The Catholic Church resisted, stating that Romero was far too political. Read more

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Among fiftieth anniversaries from the seismic year of 1968, a lesser-known episode has powerful lessons for today. Read more

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A new team of billionaires, led by a prominent surgeon and storyteller, has plans for our health care system. Read more

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Frances Madeson

Jill Bartoli of Carlisle was handcuffed and carted off through the hallways of the Pennsylvania state capitol. “I’m seventy-three years old,” she said of her arrest. “It’s time.” Read more

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Rebecca Vallas of the Center for American Progress speaks on how a Republican Farm Bill proposal collapsed under the weight of it’s own cruelty. Read more

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Twin cities workers are getting shorted on their paychecks—but that’s not the worst of it. Read more

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Rick Reinhard

Demonstrators rallied with speeches by Reverend William Barber II and Linda Sarsour before going head to head with Capitol police. Read more

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Rowan Lynam

Sitting over a thousand feet below the surface of the desert, the Navajo aquifer supports the drinking water needs of most of the 7,000 Hopi who live on reservation. But the aquifer is harboring an invisible toxin. Read more

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Mark Fiore

It's like Blue Apron for lies! Read 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. Read more

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George Hodan

In stories and statistics, Alston’s report presents a shocking portrait of mass unemployment, child poverty and homelessness in America—at this time when Republicans are determined to cut social services for those who need them most. Read more

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Carolyn Coe

“Education is the path, especially in Afghanistan, toward a green, equal, and nonviolent world.” Read more

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There was a lot to fight against in 2017, and it was sometimes hard to think about building for the future. But a new campaign aims to change that in 2018. Read more

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Walker, whose approval rating has been well below 50 percent the last couple of years and who is facing a tough re-election in 2018, has taken the Willie Horton ad model to new depths. Read more

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