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Wisconsin Republicans Spurn the Will of the People

Bill Lueders The Progressive
Just before sunrise on Wednesday, a Republican-controlled senate approved bills to restrict early voting and curb the powers of the incoming governor and attorney general. The state assembly was expected to follow suit.

Get This: It's Not 'Both Sides'

Neither party is perfect, but Republicans in Congress have been drifting towards political extremism since long before Trump, and they’re making it impossible for Congress to work the way it’s supposed to.

To Restore Civil Society, Start With the Library

Eric Klinenberg New York Times
Is the public library obsolete? A lot of powerful forces in society seem to think so. Libraries are being disparaged and neglected at precisely the moment when they are most valued and necessary. Libraries are an example of “social infrastructure.”

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Bob Woodward’s Dragnet Descends on Donald Trump

Lloyd Green The Guardian
Woodward, one of the two Washington Post city reporters who broke the Watergate story that led to bringing down a president has written another sober, must-read dissection of corruption and rot at the White House.

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Under Trump, Labor Protections Stripped Away

Katie Johnston The Boston Globe
“This has been a terrible 18 months-plus for working people in this country,” said Celine McNicholas, director of labor law and policy at the Economic Policy Institute. “It’s an unprecedented attack on workers.”

Donald Trump’s Takeover of the Republican Party is Now Complete

Zach Carter Huffington Post
A Neo-Confederate victory in Tuesday’s primary indicates a frightening direction for the GOP. Stewart isn’t just a Virginia problem. He’s an American problem. Unabashedly pro-Confederate, he allied with violent white nationalists in Charlottesville.
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