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Immigration battle heats up in context of the elections

There is no immediate possibility of getting a humane immigration reform bill through the Republican-controlled Congress. 

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Author Junot Díaz talks immigration, white supremacy, and science fiction

Themes of his literature include the celebration of the Latin American/Caribbean diaspora, and the broken promises of immigration in America.

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GOP-created “toxic wind” blows through Illinois

Bruce Rauner is a billionaire who made his money the old-fashioned way: by lying, stealing, and cheating.

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Iowa caucuses: Spending big doesn’t assure a candidate’s victory

Iowa caucuses - both Democratic and Republican - are exercises in genuine, local neighbor-to-neighbor democracy.

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Iowa caucuses: Sanders and Clinton in dead heat

As a result of the 1,681 caucuses held across the state last night, there will be about an equal number of Clinton delegates and Sanders delegates at the 99 county conventions to be held in March.

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Beyond deportation: Fixing a broken system, filing a federal suit

Ending detentions and mass deportations will require political courage and action from whoever is elected. 

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Whither Virginia in the 2016 national elections?

Election outcomes in Virginia have swung back and forth between Republicans and Democrats, largely depending on election turnout.

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Sanders and Clinton: Both can be true, both need each other

Whoever wins the Democratic nomination will have to build a movement capable of beating the Republican, whose victory would be a great danger.

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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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Dildos for the Bundy brothers: Love, laughter, and the politics of joy

Mailing dildos instead of throwing grenades represents a different kind of politics. It counters hate, anger, and violence by making love instead of waging war.

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