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How This Country Fails Its Most Vulnerable

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 21:30
Rajan MenonA field guide to our threadbare social safety net.

Congress Must Pass Biden's Relief Package or Risk an Anemic and Devastatingly Incomplete Recovery

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 20:40
Joseph StiglitzTo do anything less than what Biden has proposed would be irresponsible and reckless.

Carrizo Springs Detention Facility Cannot Become Status Quo for Children

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 20:13

'Pathetic': Romney, Cotton Condemned for Offering $10 Minimum Wage With Added Xenophobic Touch

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 19:00
Jake Johnson, staff writer"This is an anti-immigrant, low-wage bill masquerading as an attempt to help American workers."

Scrap the Cap! Today Is the Day Millionaires and Billionaires Stop Paying Into Social Security

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 18:47
Sarah RawlinsWage cap allows millionaires to stop contributing to Social Security on February 23, 2021.


Tue, 02/23/2021 - 18:26

In Complaint to FTC, Child Advocates Warn Prodigy Math Game Exploiting Pandemic to Prey on Students, Parents

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 18:20
Andrea Germanos, staff writer"It's bad enough when commercial apps deliberately frustrate and manipulate children into desiring in-game purchases, but Prodigy’s insidious business model is creating a new form of inequality in classrooms."

Senate Confirms United Nations Ambassador

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 17:51

As Cage-Free Momentum Soars, Companies Like Wendy's Lag Far Behind Competitors

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 17:14
Michael WindsorIt's clear that consumer outreach can motivate these companies to do the right thing, we just need more of it right now.

'We Must Heed the Warning': 1 in 3 Freshwater Fishes—Vital to Food and Jobs for Millions—Face Extinction

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 17:07
Jessica Corbett, staff writer"Humanity can't afford to lose any more of the world's forgotten fishes or the freshwater ecosystems they inhabit."

As Australia Reaches Deal With Facebook Following News Blackout, Critics Warn Corporate Power Plays Won't Save Journalism

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 16:54
Andrea Germanos, staff writer"It shouldn't be up to Facebook and Google to cherry pick and groom publishers it deems acceptable for side deals."

'Fight Until We Win': Despite Threat of Deadly Force, Hundreds of Thousands Continue Protests Against Myanmar Coup

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 16:49
Brett Wilkins, staff writer"We don't want the junta, we want democracy," said one protester. "We want to create our own future." 

After Trump Was Allowed to Let Lobbyist Run Interior Dept., Manchin Called to 'Do What's Right' and Confirm Haaland

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 16:47
Kenny Stancil, staff writer"The opposition to Congresswoman Haaland's confirmation is narrow and guided by money, not the qualifications or historic importance of what the nomination of Deb Haaland will do for this country."

What Planet Is NATO Living On?

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 16:44
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. DaviesNATO's failure to seriously examine its own role in what it euphemistically calls "uncertain times" should therefore be more alarming to Americans and Europeans than its one-sided criticisms of Russia and China, whose contributions to the uncertainty of our times pale by comparison.