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Diana Anahi Torres: Coming Out of the Shadows

Feb 5, 2015

February 5, 2015 - When I worked as a community organizer in New Mexico, I once overheard several women talking about a 2012 executive action on immigration.

Known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the order made young, undocumented adults eligible for work permits and temporary relief from deportation.

Yet their voices, instead of excited...

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Medea Benjamin: Will the Real ‘Low-Life Scum’ Please Stand Up?

Feb 5, 2015
Medea Benjamin: Will the Real ‘Low-Life Scum’ Please Stand Up?

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Jill Richardson: Use Your Words

Feb 4, 2015

Feb. 4, 2015 - On the last day of January, I lost a friend. Cancer took her in the prime of life, at age 45. Just seven days before she succumbed, I sat at her side, trying to tell her what she meant to me.

Cedwyn was the life of the party. Wherever she went...

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Aleksandr Sverdlik: Private School Vouchers? Thanks, But No Thanks

Feb 3, 2015

Feb. 2, 2015 - Claiming that they merely want to improve students' educational options, "school choice" proponents observed "National School Choice Week" over the past seven days. "School choice" may sound innocuous, but more often than not, a cry for "school choice" is a cry for private school vouchers – a reckless scheme that...

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Jay Stanley: Calls For a Constitutional Convention Heating Up in the States

Feb 3, 2015

Feb. 3, 2015 - We're hearing from our ACLU affiliates about a new trend in state legislatures: proposals to call for the convening of a constitutional convention. This would be a fairly radical step: although clearly provided for in the Constitution, a constitutional convention has never been convened in the history of our republic.

Many...

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Robert Reich: The Share-the-Scraps Economy

Feb 3, 2015

Feb. 3, 2015 - How would you like to live in an economy where robots do everything that can be predictably programmed in advance, and almost all profits go to the robots’ owners?

Meanwhile, human beings do the work that’s unpredictable – odd jobs, on-call projects, fetching and fixing, driving and delivering, tiny tasks needed...

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Jaimie Woo: Obama Budget Closes Tax Loopholes, Cuts Wasteful Spending, but Falls Short of Ending Offshore Tax Dodging

Feb 2, 2015

Feb. 2, 2015 - Statement of U.S. PIRG Tax and Budget Advocate Jaimie Woo on President Obama¹s 2016 Budget Proposal.

President Obama¹s budget deserves praise for closing egregious offshore tax loopholes and preventing companies with enough lawyers from using tax havens to get their tax bill down to zero. Unfortunately it fails to end the...

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Robert Borosage: Rigging the Rules: The Next Corporate Sting

Feb 2, 2015

Feb. 2, 2015 - President Obama rolls out his budget today, triggering the next salvos in the debate about America’s future. The president’s budget calls for ending the destructive caps on federal spending known as the “sequester.” It would make vital investments in infrastructure, education, and R&D, and begin paying for making two...

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CARTOON: Obama’s Three Branches of Government

CARTOON: Obama’s Three Branches of Government

  Gary McCoy, Cagle Cartoons

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Romney rides off

Feb 2, 2015
Romney rides off

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