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Picture the United States Without Student Debt

Picture the United States without student debt. It’s a country with a larger, more vibrant economy than the one we have today. It’s a country where more than a million people, including many people who never went to college, have jobs they would not otherwise have.

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Not Just 'Education Only' Issue: Why America’s School Funding Crisis Is a Race and Gender Justice Issue

Two news stories that recently went viral tell an important story about America today and the nation’s misbegotten values.

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9 Reasons to Stop the GOP’s Giant Tax Gift to the Wealthy

Americans for Tax Fairness has just published “Nine Terrible Things About the Republican Tax Plan.” All are good reasons for you should get on the phone with your member of Congress and tell them to vote against this travesty of a tax bill.

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It’s (Loan) Shark Week: Families are Biting Back!

It’s Shark Week, but the most dangerous predators this year aren’t on TV or at the beaches – they are in Washington D.C., where they are menacing families with the help of their chums in Congress.

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Fight Back for Energy Independence Over Corporate Profits

‘Homeland Security – No more wars over oil!’ That’s what families in communities across Pennsylvania were promised a decade ago.

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10 Ways to Speak Truth to Lies in the Trump Era

In an era of fake news, alternative facts, and downright lies, it’s a daily struggle to promote a positive, inclusive vision for our country that’s rooted in truth and justice. And when the loudest and most virulent falsehoods come from the highest levels of government, this challenge can feel overwhelming.

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How Trump's Great Con Gave Away the Government to the 0.01 Percent

Our country’s privileged few used to exert their control through political surrogates. Now, thanks to Trump, they’re taking a more hands-on approach.

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In Not Opposing the TPP, Democratic Platform Committee Gives Trump a Big Gift

The Democratic Party’s elites must not think that trade and jobs will be big issues in the coming election. Apparently, they’ve never listened to a Donald Trump speech, and didn’t notice that working-class people in the United Kingdom just voted to “Brexit” from the European Union (EU) over these issues.

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Pushback for Obama: Black Lives Matter Activists Are Not Just 'Yelling'

In his poem, “For My Own Protection,” the late black gay poet Essex Hemphill wrote:

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Pensions: For CEOs Only

Grandma skips meals. Her house is always cold. She barely skimps by, subsisting on just Social Security because of a bunch of pension-killing CEOs and self-dealing financial “advisers.”

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