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Bernie Wins Big in Nevada

"That's Called Electability": Diverse Coalition Propels Bernie Sanders to Big Win in Nevada."That's not just a savvy coalition for winning the Nevada caucuses, it's how Bernie Sanders becomes president.

Hanau Shootings and Far Right Violence in Germany

“Our biggest fear is not that there are people out there who hate us, but that rightwing extremists have infiltrated the institutions who are meant to protect us, like the police or the domestic intelligence agencies.”

Afghan Troops Say War is “Not Really Our Fight.”

Afghan National Army soldiers begin training exercise.
Is the long promised truce between the US military and Afghanistan’s Taliban really in the offing? If so, nobody will be happier than the Afghans fighting and dying on the front lines of a war many of them believe is “not really our fight.”

Poor People's Campaign Organizing

Series of gatherings around the country builds momentum for June 20 march.The notion that victims of poverty are no longer willing to be blamed for their plight surfaced again and again at the mass meetings.

We Need to Talk About Where Wealth Comes From

Chart of the 10 richest people on the earth.
Recent studies found many British believe people are rich because they earned it, a myth widely held on both sides of the Atlantic. Therefore, the Left must develop a distinct, compelling narrative about how wealth is really created and distributed.

Friday Nite Videos | February 21, 2020

Medicare for All | John Oliver. No Rules for Donald | Randy Rainbow Song Parody. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Black Heroes of the American Revolution. Elizabeth Warren Dissects Bloomberg Defense. 'You're Pardoned!': Trump Frees Convicted Swamp Creatures.

How Old Is the Universe, Really?

Two ways to measure the age of the universe give different answers. The discrepancy is large enough that some cosmologists — scientists studying the history and makeup of the universe as a whole — are suggesting the field is in crisis.

Meet the Lawyer Who Beat Bloomberg on Stop and Frisk

Darius Charney, who sued NYC for years, tells his side of the story

2050: Worst Case Scenario for Climate

‘The only uncertainty is how long we’ll last’

2050: Best Case Scenario for the Climate

‘Air is cleaner than before the Industrial Revolution’
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A Theory of Jerks, and Love

Scott McLemee Inside Higher Ed
In his review of Eric Schwitzgebel's A Theory of Jerks and Other Philosophical Misadventures, Scott McLemee also focuses on love.

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Afterlives of the Emergency

Divya Subramanian Dissent
Responding to widespread popular discontent, Indira Gandhi marshaled the powers of the Constitution to suspend the rule of law. Her actions anticipated the crisis of democracy in India today.

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Parasite Is Our Film

Eileen Jones Jacobin
Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho on his film Parasite: " I tried to express a sentiment specific to Korean culture, [but] all the responses from different audiences were pretty much the same. Essentially, we all live in the same country, called Capitalism."

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We Didn’t Need the High Fidelity TV Show

Jillian Mapes Pitchfork
A generous reading might consider the show a corrective to the original, particularly because women, people of color, and queer folks now work the stacks at Championship Vinyl. A more skeptical take is that even this is morally suspect.

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Bernie Wins Big in Nevada

Jake Johnson Common Dreams
"That's Called Electability": Diverse Coalition Propels Bernie Sanders to Big Win in Nevada."That's not just a savvy coalition for winning the Nevada caucuses, it's how Bernie Sanders becomes president.

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Thank You Portside Labor readers

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We Portside moderators send you our thanks for responding generously to our annual appeal. You are one of nearly 440 readers who contributed $33,000+.

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Driven to Organize: App-Based Drivers Launch New Global Network

Bama Athreya Medium
Drivers from 27 different countries launched the International Alliance of App Based Transport Workers (IAATW); a rare case where workers who fall outside the scope of traditional labor law and union structures have been able to come together.

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Medicare for All

As presidential candidates continue to discuss Medicare for All, John Oliver explores how much it might cost, what it will change, and who it will help

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Elizabeth Warren Dissects Bloomberg Defense

'This is not just a question of the mayor's character, this is also a question about electability' — Sen. Warren on allegations of sexual harassment by Bloomberg at his companies

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'You're Pardoned!': Trump Frees Convicted Swamp Creatures

New Trump pardons include Rudy Giuliani’s convicted NYPD commissioner and partner Bernard Kerik, former “Apprentice” contestant Rod Blagojevich, and Michael Milken, a billionaire convicted of 98 counts of racketeering and fraud