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  • 04.07.18

    5 Reasons The NRA Is Wrong

    The next time you hear someone repeating pro-gun NRA propaganda, respond with these five points....

    The next time you hear someone repeating pro-gun NRA propaganda, respond with these five points.

    Tags: Gun Laws, NRA, Guns
  • 03.22.18

    The Gun Control Debate: What Debate?

    Too often, when you raise the issue of guns in this country, it sparks highly divisive rhetoric with both sides drawing lines in the sand and pointing their arrows at each other. Caught in the middle, we see the faces and hear the voices of children who've witnessed the slaughter of their friends and teachers and w...

    Too often, when you raise the issue of guns in this country, it sparks highly divisive rhetoric with both sides drawing lines in the sand and pointing their arrows at each other. Caught in the middle, we see the faces and hear the voices of children who’ve witnessed the slaughter of their friends and teachers and who are crying out for action. The question is, will we hear them? Will we care enough to do something about it?

  • 03.20.18

    The Sanders Institute Talks: A National Jobs Guarantee

    Dr. Jane O'Meara Sanders talks with Dr. Stephanie Kelton about the results of a new report on creating a national jobs guarantee program. The full report will be released through the Levy Institute in April, 2018. Dr. Kelton co-authored the report with L. Randall Wray, Flavia Dantas, Scott Fullwiler, Pavlina R. Tch...

    Dr. Jane O'Meara Sanders talks with Dr. Stephanie Kelton about the results of a new report on creating a national jobs guarantee program.The full report will be released through the Levy Institute in April, 2018. Dr. Kelton co-authored the report with 

  • 03.15.18

    A Labor-Based Movement For Medicare for All

    Healthcare is the crossroads where the assault on workers meets the juggernaut of "crony capitalism." That's the term used by the mainstream neo-classical and Nobel prize-winning economist Angus Deaton to describe the coziness between the healthcare industry and its government "regulators."...

    Healthcare is the crossroads where the assault on workers meets the juggernaut of “crony capitalism.” That’s the term used by the mainstream neo-classical and Nobel prize-winning economist Angus Deaton to describe the coziness between the healthcare industry and its government “regulators.” 

  • 03.01.18

    Harry Belafonte On His Inspirations, Activism, and Confronting Racism

    "Artists are the gatekeepers of truth."...

    "Artists are the gatekeepers of truth." 

  • 02.15.18

    America Doesn’t Have More Crime Than Other Rich Countries. It Just Has More Guns.

    This article from Vox answers the question: "Why does the US have such a high rate of gun murders, by far the highest in the developed world? Is it because of guns, or is there something else going on?" It finds that America does not have a higher crime rate than other developed countries, the issue is that the cr...Read More

    Tags: Guns
  • 01.19.18

    Citizens United: The Legacy

    Most people have heard of "Citizens United." It is considered one of the most influential Supreme Court cases of the 21st century - a decision that significantly altered the interaction between money and politics in modern America. Since the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC) Supreme Court d...

    Most people have heard of “Citizens United.” It is considered one of the most influential Supreme Court cases of the 21st century – a decision that significantly altered the interaction between money and politics in modern America.

    Since the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC) Supreme Court decision, countless academics and experts have talked about it, and thousands of people have come out to protest against it.

    But what is it and what effect has it had on politics in America?

  • 01.11.18

    The Immigration Debate We Must Not Lose

    In this article, Dr. James Zogby describes his family's immigration story. During the 1920s, "he US Congress was in the grips of a nativist xenophobic fervor. Congressional debates termed Syrians as "parasites" with one Senator saying "we don't need any more Syrian trash coming here". Visas for Syrians and other "u...

    In this article, Dr. James Zogby describes his family's immigration story. During the 1920s, "he US Congress was in the grips of a nativist xenophobic fervor. Congressional debates termed Syrians as "parasites" with one Senator saying "we don't need any more Syrian trash coming here". Visas for Syrians and other "undesirable countries" were to remain frozen for almost three decades." 

    Zogby links his father's inability to get a visa to the current political situation of many undocumented immigrants - facing racism from elected officials. 

    "In the past, because of hard work and the fact that some leaders listened to "the voices of our better angels", the vision of the welcoming "Lady in the Harbor" has won out. It is our fight today to make sure she wins again. The soul of America is at stake. We dare not lose."

  • 11.19.17

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Speaks at Kuleana Academy, Recognizes Hawaii Student Participants at Model United Nations, Highlights Ongoing Challenges Facing Puerto Rico

    Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) met with participants of the Kuleana Academy, a four-month leadership development and non-partisan candidate training program designed to educate and train grassroots leaders who have a desire to serve in public office, or as community organizers. The congresswoman answered quest...

    Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) met with participants of the Kuleana Academy, a four-month leadership development and non-partisan candidate training program designed to educate and train grassroots leaders who have a desire to serve in public office, or as community organizers. The congresswoman answered questions from the group on getting involved in politics, working with local advocacy groups, working in a bipartisan way to deliver results, and more.

  • 10.26.17

    Nina Turner at the Women's Convention

    Nina Turner is one of the most energizing, sharpest, and effective figures representing the progressive movement. At a time when Republicans are waging a class war and the Democratic Party still seems intent on ensuring that the needs of Wall Street, the health care lobby, and its corporate donors are a priority, T...

    Nina Turner is one of the most energizing, sharpest, and effective figures representing the progressive movement. At a time when Republicans are waging a class war and the Democratic Party still seems intent on ensuring that the needs of Wall Street, the health care lobby, and its corporate donors are a priority, Turner is a loud clear voice on the left who fights for Medicare For All, a $15 per hour minimum wage, and other similar policies.