One Democrat in the race seems serious about governing, and it’s not Bernie Sanders

One Democrat in the race seems serious about governing, and it’s not Bernie Sanders

Whatever you think of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the frumpy Vermont senator deserves credit for expanding the substantive ambition of the Democratic presidential field. Sanders’ unexpectedly strong 2016 primary campaign proved that there is a hunger for big ideas like...
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This MLB power couple is fighting to save 200 union jobs

This MLB power couple is fighting to save 200 union jobs

It all started so innocently. On Sunday night, Eireann Dolan — the wife of Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle — was in the car with her husband doing some research on official MLB hats, because her friend was interested in...
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What if public insurance covered abortion? That’s the question activists are asking now.

What if public insurance covered abortion? That’s the question activists are asking now.

What if public health insurance paid for abortion? More and more people are beginning to ask that question. With support for Roe v. Wade stronger than ever before, reproductive rights advocates have moved the “Overton window” of what policy ideas...
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Baseball couple launches campaign to stop official MLB hat manufacturer from union busting

Baseball couple launches campaign to stop official MLB hat manufacturer from union busting

It all started so innocently. On Sunday night, Eireann Dolan — the wife of Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle — was in the car with her husband doing some research on official MLB hats, because her friend was interested in...
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West Virginia legislature kills bill to expand private, charter schools because of striking teachers

West Virginia legislature kills bill to expand private, charter schools because of striking teachers

Hours into their strike Tuesday, educators in West Virginia secured a win when the state legislature killed a controversial bill that would have provided charter and private school vouchers to their state. The latest direct action from West Virginia teachers.....
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States cite Trump’s own words in challenging national emergency declaration

States cite Trump’s own words in challenging national emergency declaration

Sixteen states, led by California, are challenging President Donald Trump over his decision to bypass Congress and enact a national emergency to build wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In a lawsuit filed in San Francisco Federal District Court Monday, attorne...
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Clarence Thomas declares war on the very idea of a free press

Clarence Thomas declares war on the very idea of a free press

Justice Clarence Thomas published an opinion on Tuesday announcing that he would completely rewrite the law of defamation — potentially to such a degree that journalists could be subject to criminal prosecutions for making truthful claims that embarrass...
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Sanctuary city ban passes first hurdle in Florida Senate

Sanctuary city ban passes first hurdle in Florida Senate

A bill that would prevent municipalities from organizing themselves as sanctuary cities in passed the Florida state Senate Tuesday afternoon, delivering a blow to the state’s undocumented communities. The bill would require every single jurisdiction in F...
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Elizabeth Warren’s radical universal child care idea aims to close the chasm between rich and poor

Elizabeth Warren’s radical universal child care idea aims to close the chasm between rich and poor

The high cost of modern child care and the U.S. government’s refusal to invest the resources other rich countries do in their workforce’s dependents has helped entrench economic inequalities in American society for decades. Kids born into wealthier...
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Trump administration moves to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide, ignores own anti-LGBTQ policies

Trump administration moves to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide, ignores own anti-LGBTQ policies

The Trump administration is reportedly launching a campaign to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. According to NBC News, Iran is one of the primary targets of the effort, drawing attention to President Donald Trump’s history of conflating supp...
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