Wednesday, December 7, 2022

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Why Raphael Warnock’s reelection could tip the balance for America’s economic...

“He’s there to work. He’s not there to make the backdoor deals. I wish we could have more senators like that.”

Democrats didn’t win—they simply held the line 

Yes, it was a relief that increasingly fascist Republicans didn’t sweep the midterms. But our democratic standards cannot fall so low as to accept a split Congress.

What the failure of Liz Truss’s economic agenda in the UK...

Britain’s rejection of Liz Truss’s trickle-down economics ought to serve as a warning to the United States, where midterm elections are about to commence.

Voting systems: how they work, vulnerabilities, and mitigation

Today’s voting systems have strengths and weaknesses. The new report “Voting Systems: How They Work, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigation” was created to explain how these systems work and to discuss vulnerabilities at key junctures that have been exploited by partisans seeking to sow chaos and doubt about the results.

In refusing to prioritize drivers’ safety, UPS risks major strike

As UPS drivers around the country struggle to do their jobs in triple-digit temperatures—literally baking inside non-air-conditioned trucks—their wealthy employer refuses to take action.

Joe Biden could have gone a lot further on student loans

The president’s loan forgiveness plan is narrow and paltry—and his administration’s preparation to fend off outraged criticism from both sides of the aisle speaks volumes.

Arizona’s Secretary of State race pits ‘the guy who beat the...

An interview with Adrian Fontes, who modernized Phoenix’s election system and helped hundreds of thousands of new voters during 2020’s pandemic and presidential election.

How employers are trying to thwart a wave of union drives

“Fear is a great motivator. That’s exactly how they operate.”

As the war in Ukraine devastates the nation’s ecosystems, the world...

Just one bomb releases a slew of toxic heavy metals into Ukraine’s soil and groundwater. Now multiply this by thousands.

To reduce inflation, control corporate profits

Everyone’s concerned about inflation these days. But politicians are blaming government benefits instead of rising inequality and corporate profits.

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Ultimate rightwing transgression: the mockery of politics as a preposterous joke 

The Big Lie is "yoked to an older deception, without which it could not survive: the idea that American politics is a joke," attackable without consequences.

Tax the rich? We did that once

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Puerto Rican cities sue fossil fuel companies in major class-action, climate fraud case

Municipalities aim to hold industry liable for damages from catastrophic 2017 hurricanes.