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NAACP Seeks to Ban For-Profit Charter Schools and Increase Local Control

During the past decade, the number of students in charter schools has nearly tripled, with approximately 3.1 million enrolled in 2016-17. In fact, one in eight...   [ continue reading...]

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Standing Up For Health Care, With Sister Simone Campbell

"Nuns on the Bus" helped pass the Affordable Care Act in 2010, with a letter that countered the Catholic Bishops' opposition to the bill.   [ continue reading...]

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Ohio’s Anti-Wind Regulation Comes at a Serious Cost

Should the wind projects proceed, northern Ohio would be flooded with cheap, clean, reliable electricity that would push the two nuclear “mistakes by the...   [ continue reading...]

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North Korea and the Failure of U.S. Nuclear Policy

We need to abandon nuclear deterrence, the magical idea that nuclear weapons somehow prevent themselves from being used, and seriously pursue the security of a...   [ continue reading...]

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Betsy Devos at ALEC: A Renewed Commitment to Turning Education into an Unregulated Marketplace

She said those who turned out to protest her appearance were nothing more than “defenders of the status quo,” bent on causing trouble for others&mda...   [ continue reading...]

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The Hideous Heartbreak of Television Heckler Syndrome

What used to be one-line eruptions have turned into full-blown rants.   [ continue reading...]

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Betsy DeVos Is Not My Secretary of Education

But let's be clear: at the root of DeVos’s approach is the devaluation and eventual abolition of the public sphere, which often goes together with tax cut...   [ continue reading...]

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The Senate’s Choice on Health Care. It’s Between Worse and Worser

A big difference from the current law is that this bill would make it much easier for insurers to discriminate against older, sicker Americans.   [ continue reading...]

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Will 2017 Be Remembered as the Year of Four Famines?

Yemen, Southern Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia, are set to collectively lose 20 million people this year from conflict-driven famine. The U.S. House of Representat...   [ continue reading...]

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Work Hard, Die Poor: The Corporate Attack on Employee Pensions

The attacks on pensions have been promoted by the nation’s largest corporations, acting through the Chamber of Commerce and the American Legislative Excha...   [ continue reading...]

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Comment: Contempt for Democracy

The challenge for citizens at both the state and national level is not just to beat back any one particular office holder, no matter how odious. It is to revers...   [ continue reading...]

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Editor's Note: Impeachment Time

While we have been dedicated, for the most part, to covering on-the-ground activism since the election, we are turning our attention to the President in this is...   [ continue reading...]

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A Southern California District Resists Bad Education Policy

In 2015, the most recent year measured, 100 percent of Millikan’s Latino and economically disadvantaged students graduated, along with 96 percent of white...   [ continue reading...]

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From the Ground Up: Black Voters in Florida City Become Potent Political Force

Because residents have become more engaged, they have seen improvements in their neighborhoods as well as more influence on how Delray Beach is run.   [ continue reading...]

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‘Every Day, There Is Some New Shock:’ An Interview with Naomi Klein, About Her New Book and Donald Trump

So much around Trump seems to be incompetent, chaotic—we hear these words all the time—but on the economic front, it’s methodical. And because...   [ continue reading...]

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Follow the Funny: Speaking Jokes to Power

“Comedians can say things journalists can’t say now,” says Palestinian-American comic Dean Obeidallah. “They cut right to the chase, tel...   [ continue reading...]

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Books: The Russian Revolution at 100 Years

Today, the Soviet Union is no more and Russia, or the Russian Federation, under President Vladimir Putin in- tends to mostly ignore this year’s centennial...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Shut Up, Already!’ The New Battle Over Campus Free Speech

When the issue is hurt feelings, attempts to restrict who is allowed to say what are doomed to incoherence.   [ continue reading...]

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Vox Populist: The Awfulest of the Awful

Suddenly, from out of the deepest, meanest darkness of the Trump regime, two arrogant know-nothings battle it out for the title of awfulest.   [ continue reading...]

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The First Female Dr. Who. Woo Hoo!

Remembering that with each rebirth the Doctor obtains knowledge from his previous form, why not be reborn as a woman?   [ continue reading...]

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