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Unbelievable Vehicles Invading America!

Unbelievable Vehicles Invading America!

Coming to get you, your job, and your women! (Blue tape included.)
Despite Tariffs and the Shutdown, Trump Still Has Supporters on the Farm

Despite Tariffs and the Shutdown, Trump Still Has Supporters on the Farm

Midwestern farmers suffering from a long-term economic squeeze see the President as the “better evil.”
Los Angeles Teachers are On Strike: Now’s the Time to Press DeVos on School Choice

Los Angeles Teachers are On Strike: Now’s the Time to Press DeVos on School Choice

With a spotlight on the U.S. city with the highest concentration of charters, lawmakers have leverage to take on the famously pro-privatization Secretary of Education.
U.S. Republicans Are Fueling an Assault on Anti-Corruption Efforts in Guatemala

U.S. Republicans Are Fueling an Assault on Anti-Corruption Efforts in Guatemala

A president who won office on an anti-corruption platform, is moving to end a United Nations agreement that supports investigations into corruption. The Guatemalan president has sought, and found,
Let’s Achieve MLK’s Fair Housing Dream

Let’s Achieve MLK’s Fair Housing Dream

“And as long as we have this problem, there will be some form of de facto segregation in the public schools and in all other areas of life.”
Masters of Our Domain: Foxconn and State Minions Seize Land

Masters of Our Domain: Foxconn and State Minions Seize Land

Eminent domain is supposed to support projects for the public good. In Wisconsin, it’s been harnessed instead for private gain.
At Root a Radical. A New Book Re-Examines Martin Luther King’s Quest for Economic Justice

At Root a Radical. A New Book Re-Examines Martin Luther King’s Quest for Economic Justice

He refused to choose between economic equality and an end to racially-based discrimination.
Martin Luther King and ‘God’s Children’ on Both Sides of the Border Wall

Martin Luther King and ‘God’s Children’ on Both Sides of the Border Wall

What would Martin Luther King Jr. think of Donald Trump’s border wall? King’s visit to the Berlin Wall in 1964 makes it clear.
Jay Inslee’s Climate Change Gambit

Jay Inslee’s Climate Change Gambit

The issue of climate change was barely even mentioned during the last presidential race. Hopefully, Inslee’s presence as a candidate will keep that from happening again.
Smart Ass Cripple: FDA Needs to Stop the Electric Shocking of People

Smart Ass Cripple: FDA Needs to Stop the Electric Shocking of People

Only one place uses these devices, and it uses them to control the behavior of people with autism and other disabilities.
An Address from the Xenophobe in Chief

An Address from the Xenophobe in Chief

Trump has proved a master at conflating illegal immigration (which is way down) with asylum claims made by families escaping violence in Central America.
What’s DNA Got to Do with It

What’s DNA Got to Do with It

I see similarities between Elizabeth Warren’s situation and that of many black people.
The Scott Warren Case is Part of a Crackdown on Aid to Migrants

The Scott Warren Case is Part of a Crackdown on Aid to Migrants

He offered food, water, and clothing to migrants on a deadly stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. Now he’s facing twenty years in prison. Humanitarian groups fear the situation will only get worse.
Rescinding a Human Rights Award to Angela Davis Was Cowardly and Unfair

Rescinding a Human Rights Award to Angela Davis Was Cowardly and Unfair

One would think that opposing Israel control of Palestinian territories seized in the 1967 war, which the international community recognizes as a foreign belligerent occupation, would not be
Going Native: Government Shutdown Exacerbates Broken Promises to Tribes

Going Native: Government Shutdown Exacerbates Broken Promises to Tribes

The shutdown has turned the Bureau of Indian Affairs into a virtual ghost town.
The Wall: The Perfect Prop for Trump’s Racist Stagecraft

The Wall: The Perfect Prop for Trump’s Racist Stagecraft

Trump’s political survival in the short term and in 2020 is dependent in keeping his base foaming at the mouth.
Take Their Feet Off Our Necks

Take Their Feet Off Our Necks

“On the Basis of Sex,” a flashy biopic, contributes to the pop-deification of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Will Parents Stand with L.A. Teachers?

Will Parents Stand with L.A. Teachers?

Despite negative press, parents say they support a strike by United Teachers Los Angeles.
Happy Birthday to Us! ‘The Progressive’ Magazine turns 110

Happy Birthday to Us! ‘The Progressive’ Magazine turns 110

We don’t mince words or suppress facts, when public utterance demands plain talk!
Goodbye ‘Divide and Conquer’: With Walker Gone, Wisconsin Begins a New Era

Goodbye ‘Divide and Conquer’: With Walker Gone, Wisconsin Begins a New Era

“We’ve gotten away from who we are and the values that make Wisconsin great. Not Democratic or Republican values, but Wisconsin values: Kindness and respect, empathy and compassion and integrity and