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The End of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Pedro Cabán Dissent
U.S. representatives have introduced two bills that would finally end Puerto Rico’s subordinate Commonwealth status. But continued colonial rule may be the only option Congress seriously considers.

Country Catching Up to Bernie Sanders’ Way of Thinking

Jeff Robbins Boston Herald
Today it’s clear that on issue after issue, Sanders’ thunder on the left has carried the day among a majority of Americans, including substantial numbers of Republicans. Conservative attacks on Sanders-style proposals are increasingly falling flat.

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Can the Senate Restore Majority Rule?

Michael Tomasky New York Review of Books
Senate filibuster, invented to uphold slavery, needs abolishing before any progressive legislation passes. The author offers an insider’s account of how reactionary politicians use the upper house to repress working people and hamstring democracy.
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