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Economist: Guaranteed living-wage jobs best way to address inequality

Noted African-American economics professor Darrick Hamilton is proposing federally-guaranteed jobs, at living wages, for everyone.

 

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Republicans push cuts to Social Security, jump in wait time expected

Federal worker unions and congressional Democrats are protesting large cuts in Social Security staffing and funding for the premiere program for the elderly and the disabled.

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Beyond Hollywood: The real life horrors of solitary confinement

"We've got to liberate these people!" said one activist who spoke of his experiences in solitary confinement.

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Boston Socialist Unity Project conference aims at left cooperation

BSUP1 was held under the theme: "Building Socialism. Building Our Movements." 

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GOP bill overturns Labor Dept. restriction on financial advisers; Obama promises veto

Some firms have incentivized advisers to steer clients into products that have higher fees and lower returns, costing American families an estimated $17 billion a year,

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This week in women's history: Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House

Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian, and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress and to hold the Speakership.

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Sanders’ recent victories recall history of prairie socialism

The Sanders campaign is a major factor in re-igniting the flame of struggle for a more just society.

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Race or class: Must Bernie choose?

Is Sanders' greatest weakness his campaign's limited addressing of race? Or is he being unfairly targeted for taking on economic injustice?

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This week in history: Louis D. Brandeis nominated to Supreme Court

His nomination was bitterly contested and denounced by conservative Republicans.

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An old-fashioned red scare? Sanders, socialism, and the Democrats’ anti-communism

Numerous Democrats have warned us about what "awful things" will happen if Sanders gets the nomination.

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