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The 38 Dakota Warriors Lincoln Hanged

MANKATO, MINN.—On Dec. 26, 2017, Mankato’s salt-caked streets awoke from their subzero slumber to a thunder of riders on horseback loping down the a...   [ continue reading...]

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The Forgotten Socialist History of Martin Luther King Jr.

In 1952 a 23-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a love letter to Coretta Scott. Along with coos of affection and apologies for his hasty handwriting, he desc...   [ continue reading...]

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Why We Must Not Look Away From Trump’s Attacks on Salvadoran Immigrants

For years, just three words have kept hundreds of thousands of immigrants safe from harm: Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The program enables migrants and ref...   [ continue reading...]

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New York City Sues Fossil Fuel Companies for 200 Years of Climate Destruction

New York City mayor Bill De Blasio announced on Wednesday that the city’s pension fund will divest its roughly $5 billion in fossil fuel holdings. The Big...   [ continue reading...]

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Meet the Coal Miner’s Daughter Taking on Joe Manchin for Senate in West Virginia

On Dec. 27, 2017, self-professed “hillbilly” Paula Jean Swearengin flew from her hometown of West Virginia to the posh enclave of Beverly Hills, Cal...   [ continue reading...]

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Displaced After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans Face Awful Conditions in NYC Shelters

This article originally appeared at Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI). On the morning of December 8, Nellyan Velázquez and her three-year-old da...   [ continue reading...]

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In a Surprising Move, the Anti-Pipeline Movement Is Taking a Page from Hobby Lobby

Before he died in 2017, Norman Hahn employed nearly 1,000 people as the owner of Conestoga Wood Specialties, a furniture manufacturer in Lancaster County, Penn....   [ continue reading...]

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If Democrats Want the Support of Millennials, They Should Cut Ties with the Fossil Fuels Industry

Following a slate of progressive wins in late 2017, all eyes are on the 2018 elections. Many across the political spectrum now think the midterms could be a &ld...   [ continue reading...]

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The Specter of Reagan Haunts the GOP’s New Tax Plan

Seven months after President Ronald Reagan took office, he signed the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981. Like the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that hurtled thr...   [ continue reading...]

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Best Books of 2017: In These Times Staff and Reader Picks

THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE Daniel Ellsberg (December 2017) Ellsberg famously leaked classified documents about Vietnam, but perhaps his most explosive revelations co...   [ continue reading...]

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Centrist Think Tanks Won’t Save Our Cities

With both houses of  Congress and most state governments captured by the Republican Party, those opposed to Trump and Trumpism are looking to cities. This...   [ continue reading...]

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Fire and Fury Signifies Nothing

Even if you haven’t read it, the takeaway from Michael Wolff’s tell-all about Donald Trump’s White House seems clear: Trump is manifestly unfi...   [ continue reading...]

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Democrats Can’t Win By Courting Conservative White Voters

Some on the left remain fixated on the mystery of why public policies that harm working people are often enabled by the votes of working people. Indeed, a sign...   [ continue reading...]

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The War on Drugs Is an Abject Failure. Jeff Sessions Just Ramped It Up.

The U.S. tide is clearly turning in favor of marijuana decriminalization. Twenty-nine states and Washington, D.C. have legalized medical marijuana. On January 1...   [ continue reading...]

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How Wisconsin’s Progressive Revival Could Help Randy Bryce Unseat Paul Ryan

In late December, days after the GOP passed their tax bill through Congress, Democratic House candidate Randy Bryce released a new ad in his campaign to unseat...   [ continue reading...]

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Move Over, Corporate Democrats. A New Wave of Left Populists Is on the Rise.

In spring 2016, a U.S. presidential candidate made the above prediction to Businessweek. That candidate was none other than Donald Trump, and he was speaking of...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump and the Neocons Are Exploiting an Iran Protest Movement They Know Nothing About

This article was produced in partnership with Foreign Policy in Focus. The last time Iranians went out onto the streets in large numbers, they were protesting...   [ continue reading...]

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The “Me Too” Movement and the Rights of the Accused

Like many women of the Baby Boom generation who’ve worked outside the home, I’ve experienced the full range of sexual harassment and attempted abuse...   [ continue reading...]

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Meet the Chicagoans Who Are Opening Their Homes to Abortion-Seekers

CHICAGO—Once a month, Morgan Malone prepares to host a stranger in her South Side home. She consults a thorough email about her guest’s needs, shops...   [ continue reading...]

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A Brief Case for Prison Abolition

pris•on ab•o•li•tion noun 1. The dismantling of the prison system; the end of coerced confinement as punishment 2. The construction of alt...   [ continue reading...]

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