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Detroit bankruptcy: Revenue, not spending, the problem

The ruling concerns the 23,500 retired city workers collecting pension benefits.

 

Honoring Grace Bassett, lifelong drum major for justice

Our dear Grace was one of those drum majors for freedom and peace and we loved her for that.

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Ericka Huggins calls for continued conversations on race

On Monday, Oct. 28th, educator and activist Ericka Huggins spoke to students in an open forum at Laney College in Oakland, California.

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Reports show $83 million right-wing empire is hijacking state governments

An $83 million web of right-wing "think tanks" is moving to seize the legislative agends in every state across the country.

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Cutting food assistance increases hunger

Last week the Illinois Watchdog published an article that trivialized the effects of the Nov. 1 SNAP benefit cuts, stating they were "neither a surprise nor a problem."

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No ordinary crisis: The shutdown and its aftermath

Defunding Obamacare by undemocratic means was to be the first trophy in a power play by a reactionary clique and their big-pocketed financial backers.

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Media aids Republican attack on Affordable Care Act

The media seems to be working overtime to spread mass confusion on the Affordable Care Act.

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Obama renews immigration call, but ignores deportation crisis

"Every day, more than 1,000 aspiring Americans are deported, mothers and fathers separated from children."

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Prosecuting JPMorgan Chase a good start, but…

There's a long way to go. And, unfortunately, the politicians who enabled the corporate criminals on Wall Street seem to be beyond the law's reach.

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Author calls for fight to prevent extinction of the college prof

Today only a few universities are faculty drive. Harvard and the University of Chicago are among them and are among the best institutions in America. So what happened?

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