It took one mass shooting for ...

Mar 21, 2019 by

The US’s unique politics and political system make it much harder for America to take similarly swift action.

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The Hidden Catastrophe of the ...

Mar 20, 2019 by

The “bomb cyclone” threatened the region’s most valuable resource.

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Americans Are Seeing Threats i...

Mar 20, 2019 by

Security means teaching the public which dangers are real and which are not. Trump’s rhetoric isn’t helping.

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Don’t Blame Robots for Low Wag...

Mar 15, 2019 by

Progressives shouldn’t fall for facile technology fatalism.

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Shell to Trump administration:...

Mar 15, 2019 by

When the EPA and the Department of Interior announced plans to scrap Obama-era regulations to curb methane leaks last year, they were transparent about their rationale — they wanted to help the oil and gas industry.

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The big cheat of 2018: Corpora...

Mar 11, 2019 by

These captains of American capitalism are brazenly ignoring their responsibility to their own nation, a nation in desperate need of funding for education and infrastructure and job training.

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EPA’s plan to regulate chemica...

Mar 4, 2019 by

Political and social factors, as well as pressure from industry, can lead to wide disparities in exposure, with some communities protected and others left vulnerable.

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Betsy DeVos vs. Student Vetera...

Feb 19, 2019 by

The Department of Education secretary has been uniquely brazen, and unpatriotic, in her deregulation campaign. It’s time that she answered for her actions.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Who Is No...

Feb 19, 2019 by

Baseless online conspiracies about the justice’s health marred her absence.

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Alabama Newspaper Publisher Ca...

Feb 19, 2019 by

In what continues to be a truly wild February for the books, the publisher of a small-town Alabama paper published an op-ed calling for the Klu Klux Klan to clean out Washington, D.C.—nooses preferred.

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The Gun Violence That’s a Bigg...

Feb 19, 2019 by

Mass killings on school grounds account for a very small percent of victims, but they capture far more public attention than other shootings.

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The Bitter Origins of the Figh...

Feb 18, 2019 by

What the battle between Herbert Hoover and FDR can teach us

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A State of Unreality

Feb 15, 2019 by

Trump’s emergency declaration is going to run into four hurdles.

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America’s trains are a drag. T...

Feb 13, 2019 by

High-speed trains already compete with planes in many parts of the world. They also have far lower carbon emissions.

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What a Sen. Mark Kelly Could M...

Feb 13, 2019 by

The Trump administration thinks the next frontier is the moon—but Kelly doesn’t agree.

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At UN, there’s no US ambassado...

Feb 13, 2019 by

Does President Trump want anything from the United Nations? Judging from the slow pace at which he has moved to replace Nikki Haley, experts say, not much. But that could still change.

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When Wall Street Is Your Landl...

Feb 13, 2019 by

Incentivized by the federal government, institutional investors became major players in the rental market. They promised to return profits to their investors and convenience to their tenants. Investors are happy. Tenants are not.

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New bill aims to reverse the G...

Feb 12, 2019 by

“This bill calls a halt to the Administration’s headlong rush to sell off this special wilderness to corporate polluters.”

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Elizabeth Warren wants to ban ...

Feb 11, 2019 by

This 12-word bill could change how we use nuclear weapons.

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City in Arizona approves resol...

Feb 7, 2019 by

The resolution called the razor wire “not only irresponsible, but inhumane” and argues that this type of wall “is only found in a war, prison or battle setting.”

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Is employer-sponsored insuranc...

Feb 7, 2019 by

Company insurance is deeply entrenched and poses a big challenge to Medicare-for-all — but costs for those plans are on the rise.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cancer Con...

Feb 6, 2019 by

The closed networks provide an unaccountable and practically invisible platform for misinformation.

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Valve turners try to shut off ...

Feb 5, 2019 by

Four climate activists attempted to shut down the Enbridge Line 3 and Line 4 pipelines, which carry oil from Canada’s tar sands region into the U.S., on Monday.

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Healthcare Disparities and Dia...

Feb 4, 2019 by

More people than ever before depend on the federal government for health insurance in the form of Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  Despite this, political debate constantly rages around whether or not to expand or reduce the government’s role in healthcare…

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Taxing the rich is extremely p...

Feb 4, 2019 by

A 70 percent top rate polls well; Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax polls even better.

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Senator Sanders asks why drug,...

Feb 4, 2019 by

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sent a letter to Catalyst Pharmaceuticals on Monday asking it to justify its decision to charge $375,000 annually for a medication that for years has been available to patients for free.

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Trump’s EPA Refuses to Limit t...

Feb 4, 2019 by

The Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency does not plan to set a legal limit for two nasty chemicals that lurk in some US drinking water, Politico reported this week. 

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Democratic legislator invites ...

Feb 1, 2019 by

The young immigrant who recently made history as the first Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient to win the prestigious Rhodes scholarship will be Rep. Grace Meng’s guest to Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech next week. 

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The largest-ever U.S. fentanyl...

Feb 1, 2019 by

The truck was transporting cucumbers, but something much more dangerous was hidden inside: fentanyl, the extremely potent narcotic that has contributed to the epidemic of overdose deaths in the United States in recent years.

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Elephant seals took over a Pt....

Jan 30, 2019 by

You know the saying: When the cat’s away the mice will play. It appears the Bay Area is ready to coin a new turn of phrase: When the rangers are gone the elephant seals will swarm.

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