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A Year Out, the Election Day Hangover We Can't Get Rid Of

At his inauguration Trump promised a government controlled by the people. How are the people faring so far?
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Private Jets and Trust Fund Kids Show Where the GOP's Tax Priorities Lie

The private jets provision in the Senate bill is indicative of who's at the table – the wealthiest presidential cabinet in American history and their billionaire friends.
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America’s Wealth Inequality Has Reached Staggering New Levels

Most concerning is the potential for these wealth hoarders to use their outsized bank accounts to buy outsized power over our government.
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If Asia Leads on Climate, the World Will Follow

China and South Korea could be game changers on climate — and create a more peaceful region in the process.
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What's One Way to Fight Inequality? Fund Local Journalism.

Joe Rickett's decision to shut down two major online publicationshas altered the local U.S. news environment. Barbara Ehrenreich plans on restoring it.
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What Else Could a Tax Cut for the Richest 1% Buy in Your State?

New data from our National Priorities Project shows what's at stake of America's richest get a tax cut.
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VIDEO: Trump Is All in on the Philippine Drug War

Trump has lavished praised on Duterte's extrajudicial murders — and Duterte's envoy to the U.S. is developing a little project called Trump Tower Manila.

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  • Book Events: Aftershock: A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - December 13 @ 1:30 pm at Various locations listed

    In IPS Fellow John Feffer’s new book with in-depth interviews of Eastern Europe’s many extraordinary activists he shows that, despite stiff odds, hope for the region’s future remains alive in many.

  • American Empire: From Obama to Trump

    December 7 @ 9:30 am - December 9 @ 12:00 pm at

    This conference will unpack how international political patterns have changed in the transition from Obama to the current president and whether or not Donald Trump is a passing phenomenon or a harbinger of a more permanent shift in global politics.

  • Concert: The Winborne Singers

    January 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Quaker Meeting House

    Join us for an evening of songs of resistance.

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