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Congress Should Go Big to Improve the US Postal Service

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 15:56
Monique MorrisseyPolicymakers should focus on rebuilding the Postal Service after the Trump years.

Majority of US Voters Want Government to Invest More in Healthcare, Education, and Fighting Poverty: Poll

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 15:50
Kenny Stancil, staff writer57% of the electorate thinks the government doesn't spend enough on anti-poverty initiatives, while 56% want to see more investment in education and healthcare.

The Answer to the Climate Crisis Is Not More US Militarism

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 15:31
Ashik SiddiqueClimate change poses an existential threat. That doesn’t mean we should further empower an already bloated Pentagon.

Guardian's Firing of Nathan Robinson Over Israel Joke Highlights Paper's Rightward Drift

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 15:14
Ari Paul"What this shows is that even at the Guardian, the editors want to very tightly police what writers say on Israel/Palestine."

Sunshine for All: Closing the Solar Energy Gap

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 15:00
Julia TraversProven strategies can make solar power available to lower income people.

WATCH LIVE: Katie Porter, AOC Set to Grill Louis DeJoy at Hearing on Postal Service

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:52
Jake Johnson, staff writerThe hearing comes as President Joe Biden is facing growing pressure to take steps to pave the way for DeJoy's ouster.

Indigenous Water Protectors Fight to Stop Construction of the "Pandemic Pipeline"

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:41
Clara LiangBiden halted Keystone XL, but Enbridge’s Line 3 would pipe the same tar sands oil into the U.S. and across Anishinaabe treaty lands.

ACLU Statement on Hearing About the Future of the Post Office

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:30

What the Texas Deep Freeze Revealed About Corporate-Run Government

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:20
Jim HightowerNot only must our corporate-controlled electric grid be replaced; so must our corporate-controlled ag policy—and our corporate-controlled elected officials.

Wages Grew in 2020 Because Low-Wage Workers Experienced the Brunt of the Job Losses

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:01

Ahead of Hearing, Calls Grow for Postmaster General DeJoy's Removal

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 13:27
Lisa Graves, Evan VorpahlDespite the destructive sabotage by the USPS Board of Governors and Louis DeJoy hope for meaningful reforms still exists.

As US Mourns 500,000 Lives Lost, Report Shows Billionaires Added $1.3 Trillion to Their Fortunes During Pandemic

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 13:06
Jake Johnson, staff writer"It is unseemly that billionaires have experienced such gains as we mark a half a million lives lost and millions more who have lost their health, wealth, and jobs."

'All You Telecom Lobbyists Are Bound to Lose': Judge Upholds California's Gold Standard Net Neutrality Law

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 09:37
Jake Johnson, staff writer"Now we're one step closer to net neutrality being the law of the land."

Rest In Poetry

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 00:30
Futher Column - By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer

Coastal Annapolis Becomes 25th US Community to File Climate Suit That Aims to #MakePollutersPay

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 00:28
Jessica Corbett, staff writer"This lawsuit shifts the costs back to where they belong, on those whose knowledge, deception, and pursuit of profits brought these dangers to our shores."

'A Big Mistake': Bowman and Education Experts Blast Biden Administration for Mandating Standardized Tests Amid Pandemic

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 00:21
Brett Wilkins, staff writer"It's a mistake that reflects a broader problem in American education," the first-term congressman and former educator asserted. 

Citing Concerns About Corporate Power, Bernie Sanders Votes Against Biden's Choice for USDA Chief

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 22:23
Jessica Corbett, staff writerThe senator said he opposed Tom Vilsack's confirmation "because at a time when corporate consolidation of agriculture is rampant and family farms are being decimated, we need a secretary who is prepared to vigorously take on corporate power in the industry."

In Indian Country, It’s Not the Weather, It’s the Racism That’s Leaving Thousands in the Dark

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 21:55
Laura FlandersHow do we explain the fact that of the 55,000 homes in the Navajo Nation, about 15,000 don’t have electricity—now, or at any time? 

Lawrence Ferlinghetti—Poet, Publisher, and Activist—Dies in His Beloved San Francisco at Age 101

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 21:42
Brett Wilkins, staff writer"Lawrence Ferlinghetti kicked open the door to free up publishing in this country. He risked a great deal for a lot of books that are now considered classics."

As Biden Reopens Texas Detention Center, Amnesty Demands Immigration Policies That Put 'Best Interests' of Children First

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 21:30
Kenny Stancil, staff writer"Kids need a place to call home—that's why they should be with their families, friends, and community members."