Friday, September 25, 2020

To force billionaires off welfare, Sanders tax would make corporations fund 100% of public...

"I don't believe that ordinary Americans should be subsidizing the wealthiest person in the world because you pay your employees inadequate wages."

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, September 12

Energy Transfer pipeline explodes in Pennsylvania, Trump calls Puerto Rico an 'unsung success', the fight against world hunger, and more.
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Chomsky: Arrest of Assange is ‘scandalous’ and highlights shocking extraterritorial reach of US

"Why is it acceptable for the United States to have the power to even begin to give even a proposal to extradite somebody whose crime is to expose to the public materials that people in power don’t want them to see?"

Cost of living on the rise across US and child care costs reflect that

"As rents and child care costs march steadily higher, keeping up with these rising costs may be one of many factors keeping parents up at night."

Progressive Briefing for Monday, October 15

DNA confirms Elizabeth Warren's ancestry, Trump says 'we won' in regards to Christine Blasey Ford, Bernie Sanders rips White House for dismissal of climate science, and more.

China restores rhino and tiger parts ban after international fury

"WWF welcomes the news that China has postponed lifting its ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn and tiger bone, signalling a positive response to international reaction."

#MeToo in Indian Country; ‘We don’t talk about this enough’

Sexual harassment in Indian Country is an inconvenient and deeply uncomfortable truth.

Trump, NFL protests and the price of freedom

A reader responds to Donald Trump’s remarks disparaging NFL players for peacefully protesting against the treatment of black Americans.

Ending the secrecy of the student debt crisis

Ending the secrecy of the crisis through massive national attention may destigmatize the shame of financial defeat.

How payday lenders spent $1 million at a Trump resort – and cashed in

At the Trump Doral outside Miami, payday lenders celebrated the potential death of a rule intended to protect their customers. They couldn’t have done it without President Donald Trump and his latest deregulator, Kathleen Kraninger.