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Prelude to Tax Day

H Patricia Hynes Portside
On Tax Day, there’s more than one elephant in the room, and they’re all in mansions.

The Bogalusa Lesson

Bruce Hartford Civil Rights Movement Archive
Civil Rights march in Bogalusa When white-supremacists resort to terrorist violence, disciplined and strategic self-defense is not only justified — it's required. The federal government has the means and the resources to protect people from white-supremacist terrorism...

We Are Living in a Failed State

George Packer The Atlantic
The coronavirus didn't break America. It revealed what was already broken. Trump acquired a federal government crippled by years of right-wing ideological assault and steady defunding. He set about finishing the job, destroying the civil service.

A Mandate for Left Leadership

Kate Aronoff; Sunrise Movement The Nation
The Green New Deal embodies the kind of big thinking that party leaders have shirked over the past few decades, during which liberals in Washington opted for incremental policy tweaks and compromises with Republicans and corporations alike.

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Federal Workers to Strike, March on White House Wednesday

Josh Eidelson Salon.com
Cleaning and concessions workers in federal buildings will protest their taxpayer-funded poverty jobs. Those planning to strike include workers who serve food or wash floors at Union Station (owned by the Department of Transportation), Smithsonian Museums (owned by the federal Smithsonian Institution), and the Ronald Reagan Building and Old Post Office (owned by the General Services Administration).
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