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

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

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Jeff Abbott

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

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

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

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

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Mark Fiore

It's like Blue Apron for lies! 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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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. more

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Carolyn Coe

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

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If you want to hide your millions from taxation, just find a willing offshore haven to make your megabucks disappear into a maze of shell corporations. It’s your money, let the little people worry about their silly public roads and icky health care! more

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Kathy Kelly

Kabul, formerly one of the safest places in Afghanistan, has now become one of the most dangerous. more

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People say home care workers are selfless saints for doing this type of work. But home care workers are usually flat broke. They deserve a decent wage. more

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