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Lobbyists Mingled With State Lawmakers At Democrats' Closed-Door Policy Retreat
The predominance of corporate interests underscores the ongoing tension between the party's centrist and progressive wings.
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'Racist Attack' Stirs Democratic Feud In Michigan Governor's Race
Democrats are questioning the eligibility of progressive underdog Abdul El-Sayed, who would be the first Muslim state leader in the U.S.
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It Shouldn't Take A Pregnant Senator To Put Parental Leave On The Agenda
But that's where we are.
Meet The Progressive Immigrant Lawmaker Who Will Respond To Donald Trump In Spanish
"This happened so fast," Virginia Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D) said.
Tomi Lahren Blames Liberals For Tide Pod Challenge In Wacko Rant
The conservative firebrand channels the spirit of a much older, crankier, low-information voter.
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Australia’s National Security Overhaul Worries Press Freedom Advocates
Under the proposed laws, possessing classified information could be seen as espionage.
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Here's What Americans Really Think -- And Know -- About The Government Shutdown
And what they don't know.
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The 2018 Democratic Wave Is About More Than Congress
, Guest Writer
The revolution will be localized.
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Facebook Admits It's Probably Not The Best Thing For Democracy
"If you live in an information cocoon, you will believe many things that are false."
In An Age Of Wicked Problems, Beware Of Simple Solutions
Tressie McMillan Cottom
We need to look beyond "thought leaders" and their 1,000-word prescriptions.
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Democrats Don't Appear To Yearn For An Outsider Candidate
In case you were wondering for some reason.
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ARTS & CULTURE
'Speak Your Truth' Isn't About 'Alternative Facts.' It's A Rallying Cry For Marginalized Voices.
The backlash against Oprah's use of the phrase this week ignores its 90-year American history.
Democrats: Let’s Not Get Distracted By Oprah 2020
Andrea Dew Steele
Founder and President, Emerge America
Oprah Winfrey’s speech on Sunday night at the Golden Globes has everyone talking. The stirring address focused the incredible
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Dear Oprah And Other Celebrities, Please Don’t Run For President
David Edward Burke
Dear Oprah, Dwayne, Mark, and other celebrities, I know you’re thinking about it. Donald Trump proved that it was possible
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Politically Homeless: How Both Parties Are Leaving A Generation Of Christians Behind
Christian leader for social change; President and Founder @Soj...
What can Democrats do to attract evangelical voters who are so reliably drawn to Trump?
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America Is Sinking, And Only The People Can Rescue It. Here's How.
Writer, Thinker, Agitator
The ship is taking on water, systems are in disarray and communications are down.
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Wisconsin Is Quietly Becoming The Top Senate Race Of 2018
Sen. Tammy Baldwin is battling more outside spending by conservative groups than all of her Democratic colleagues. Combined.
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We Must Thwart The Rising Oligarchy In The United States
U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 5th District
As legislators move to support democracy abroad, we cannot ignore the leaders and policies corroding our politics at home.
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Journalism Fights For Its Life
Hofstra Journalism Professor
With his attacks on the press, Donald Trump is hoping to undermine the truth and indoctrinate his followers.
This Is Not My Opinion
P.L. Thomas , professor of education (Furman University, Green...
James Baldwin admonished us: “The challenge is in the moment, the time is always now.”
Scott Pruitt Lands A Second Fawning Conservative Magazine Profile
Alexander C. Kaufman
Hell yeah, he’s owning the libs!
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America’s Dying Democracy: Can We Revive It?
Author of Breaking Big Money's Grip on America: Working Togeth...
The 21st century has not been good to America’s democracy. However, the recent upset victory by Doug Jones in Alabama and
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Democrats Are Still In Denial
Despite promising victories, the party has a lot of work to do in establishing a platform that galvanizes voters.
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Families Of Americans Imprisoned In Egypt Pin Their Hopes On ... Mike Pence?
Akbar Shahid Ahmed
The vice president stops in Cairo this week. Advocates for two detainees have reached out to the National Security Council 11 times this year without a response.
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