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On Electric Cars, the U.S. Is Stuck in the Slow Lane

While Europe races toward electric vehicles, U.S. automakers are actually trying to make cars less efficient.
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Trump: The Anti-Gorbachev

Like Mikhail Gorbachev, Trump helms a fading empire. But while the former Soviet leader supported democratization in his wake, Trump's sowing the seeds of autocracy all over the globe.
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Don’t Let Corporations Pick What Websites You Visit

Broadband companies want the government to let them control the internet as we know it. And they've got help.
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How Tax-Dodging Billionaires Use Farmers as Props

Urban billionaires are trotting out the tractors and overalls in a bizarre effort to roll back their taxes.
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On 'The World' the Wealthy Cut Themselves Off from the 'Real World'

Is the world's finest floating luxury condo complex the ultimate human experience or is it another sure sign of an economic order gone hopelessly haywire?
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Consumer Protection Isn't Here to Stay

If the GOP had their way, a two-week old regulation that allows consumers to join class action lawsuits over financial fraud would be toast.
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Is This What 'Liberation' for Mosul Looks Like?

ISIS may be on its way out, but the Iraqi city has a long hard road ahead.
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What Makes a 'Good Jew'?

Progressive Jewish groups are rising to criticize the Israeli occupation and fight fundamentalism in both Israel and the West.
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On Fighting Inequality, Which Nations Do More than Pay Lip Service?

Two global groups have joined to create a first-ever yardstick for holding our world's top politicos accountable, nation by nation, for narrowing our grand divides.
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Republicans are Right: Going to College Hurts

Women owe two-thirds of the nation’s outstanding $1.3 trillion student loan debt.
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Donald Trump and the Triumph of Anti-Politics

In this fairy tale from 2050, the invisible monster of climate change continues to ravage the land.
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How We Can Transition to a “Bottom Up” Economy

Three ways to rewire the economy for equality and ecological sustainability.
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Tenants March to Stop Giveaways to Wall Street Landlords

While Republicans are proposing severe cuts to housing assistance, they are continuing to subsidize Blackstone and other private equity housing profiteers.
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Can Trump Actually Cut (Good) Deals on Diplomacy?

From North Korea to Russia to the Middle East, there's no shortage of deal-making needed. But beware the fine print of anything with Trump's insignia.
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Now Eric Trump is Accused of Stealing from a Cancer Charity

Just another chapter in the weird stories of the first family.
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The New Predators in an Old Mortgage Scam

The Contract Buyers League thought they stamped out predatory contracts for deeds, but thanks to private equity firms, these practices targeting low-income communities of color have resurfaced.

Fed Up with Washington, DC? Look to Washington State.

In the face of gridlock at the federal level, Seattle is leading the way towards a more just economy.
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Trump’s Worst Collusion Isn’t With Russia — It’s With Corporations

The billionaires who backed Trump are making out a lot better than Putin.
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Can the EU Pass a Speculation Tax?

As EU negotiators struggle to reach the finish line on a financial transaction tax agreement, 52 industry professionals issue a joint statement in support.
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Hazardous to My Mental Health

Trumpcare would strip access to essential mental health services for people like me.

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