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Democrats are Losing Their Fear of AIPAC and Haim Saban

Trump’s embrace of Netanyahu has opened the door for formerly-silent Democrats to be critical of Israel. “There’s a willingness to look at Israel’s actions that maybe wasn’t possible when Obama was president.”

The Trump Cult

In that regard, there is a common characteristic between Miller’s followers waiting for the world to end and Trump’s followers seeing him “Make America Great Again,” holding to their faith regardless of all evidence to the contrary.

Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects

At the heart of their effort is a network of activists who use a sophisticated data service built by the Kochs, called i360, that helps them identify and rally voters who are inclined to their worldview.

Taking Back Agency And Accountability For The Banking S

Funding infrastructure projects through public banks, for example, would bring down costs by reducing interest and debt service payments made toward private institutions.

Fetishizing “Identity Politics” Could Cost Democrats

Stacey Abrams of Georgia, the first black female major party gubernatorial nominee in US history.
It’s inevitable that every election between now and 2020 will be read like tea leaves, full of potential insights into how to unseat Trump. But that analysis must be rooted in evidence. Success in 2020 may depend on getting this analysis right.

Trump Is Trying to Lock Up Even More Immigrant Families

The White House paves the way for more “baby jails.”

Preventing Crimes Against Humanity in the US

When warehousing children in cages and tent cities is justified as deterrence, the question of crimes against humanity is more than academic. It is a deliberate effort to dehumanize and polarize, and an intimation of what may come next.

Here’s the Real Science Behind Jurassic World

Can we clone dinosaurs? Would ankylosaurus smack down an Indominus Rex? Were pteranodons always scarier than Hitchcock’s birds? What the heck was a Mosasaur, and can I have one?

Forced Separation Is Trump's 'Katrina Moment'

Donald Trump is making George W Bush’s same fatal mistake by showing heartlessness in a time of crisis

Friday Nite Videos | June 22, 2018

The Little Girls Blocking President Donald Trump. Battle Hymn of the Republic - Modified for Relevance. Separated From Her Mother at the Border, a Six-Year-Old Finds Her Own Way. Who is Stephen Miller? CEOs Profiting From Immigrant Detention.
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Seema Reza The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database
What it means to bring a war back home is the subject of Seema Reza’s searing poem about our soldiers.


Perry Anderson's Long Goodbye to Gramsci's Hegemony

Bruce Robbins The Nation
Perry Anderson based his early Antonio Gramsci work on a reading of ruling class political hegemony based on consent. Now he insists that coercion is at history’s heart, a reading he also ascribes to Gramsci. Both propositions are overstated.


The Right Poetry Collection For Right Now

Walton Muyumba Los Angeles Times
This poet's sixth collection offers aims helping us reflect on our difficult times. Hayes, an African American poet, wrote this new collection during the first 200 days of the Trump administration.


How ‘Pose’ Restores Pride to LGBTQ People of Color

Ashlee Marie Preston Mic
Most depictions of trans people in the media either position trans people as the butt of the joke, a victim on a crime show or a hypersexualized trope. Instead, Pose centers trans people of color from a first-person perspective.


Boy White American

Amy O'Reilly Tar River Poetry Review
Amy O’Reilly’s “Boy White American” puts her finger not so gently on the dangers in a Trumpian universe of gender roles.



SEIU Retires Its Safety and Health Program

Jordan Barab Confined Space
Unfortunately, SEIU is not alone. Last year, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) also dissolved its health and safety department when long-time director Darryl Alexander retired.


A Shining City on the Hill Treats Immigrants Humanely

Leo W. Gerard USW Blog
Although Trump signed an executive order forbidding splitting of children and parents, separations resulting from ICE raids continue. Yesterday, ICE raided Fresh Mark meat-packing facilities and arrested 140 workers, stranding their children.


Why It Matters: The Consequences of D.C.’s Tipped Wage Vote

Khorri Atkinson Axios
While the Fight for $15 campaign has forced dozens of states and cities across the U.S. to increase their minimum wage in recent years, activists have finally begun to turn their attention to tipped workers.


Inside the Dismantling of GE

Matt Egan CNN:Money
Starved for cash, an iconic American company takes apart the legacy it spent a century building.


Oilcan” Ed Sadlowski, 1938-2018 Midwestern Grit

Rosemary Feurer LAWCHA
"I guess maybe I am a romantic, but I look at the American labor movement as a holy crusade, which should be the dominant force in this country to fight for working people and the underdog and make this a more just society." -- Ed Sadlowski (USWA)

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The Little Girls Blocking President Donald Trump

The First Lady went to the border, but she did not accomplish as much as that little girl standing up to Trump on the cover of Time Magazine or as much as Jenny Lisette Flores.