Sarah Anderson

D.C. Joins Seven States with Campaigns to Close Carried Interest Loophole

“All over the city we have huge needs. We need better public transport that works for all of us. We need affordable housing,” said Elizabeth Falcon, speaking into a megaphone in front of the tony downtown Washington, D.C. office building of the Carlyle Group private equity fund.

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The Activists Who Helped Shut Down Trump’s CEO Councils

The CEOs who made up two White House advisory councils have fled like rats on a sinking ship. Their exodus — a dramatic rebuke of Donald Trump — came within 48 hours of the incendiary August 15 press conference where the President praised some of the participants of last week’s white supremacist rampage in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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The Noxious Combination of Racism, the Alt Right and the Upper Class

When President Donald Trump let loose at his Tuesday press conference, equating anti-racism protesters with neo-Nazis, it was a big hit with the men who’d taken part in the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

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How Air Conditioning Is a Hidden and Major Class Divide in America

Before air conditioning, even presidents had to suffer.

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If Washington Won’t Rein in Corporate Greed, Your State Might

Josh Elliott is fed up with overpaid CEOs. As the owner of a Connecticut natural foods market with 40 employees, he says he could never justify pocketing hundreds of times more pay than his employees.

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The Top 10 Resistance Victories in Trump's First 100 Days

President Donald Trump’s first 100 days will be remembered for the horror of his reckless bombings overseas, his attacks on immigrants, the environment, the Standing Rock Sioux, women, and people of color, and his penchant for choosing billionaires and Wall Street bankers as top officials. But this period will also go down in history for the remarkable popular resistance that has undermined many of Trump’s stated goals for the start of his term.

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Tax Day Marches Aim Spotlight at Trumps Hidden Tax Returns

Candidate Trump repeatedly promised to release his past tax returns, once they were no longer being audited. But those promises have failed to materialize, and Trump appears to have no plans to release his 2016 returns either. This makes him the first president in 40 years to conceal this information from the public.

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4 Wall Street Bonus Charts That May Make You Scream

Every year, the New York Comptroller releases a big number representing the combined value of the bonuses Wall Street banks have doled out to their employees. The state government keeps track of these payouts because a really big number boosts their local tax base. And this year’s number, released March 15, is indeed gigantic: $23.9 billion.

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Going After the Opioid Profiteers

Travis Bornstein never told his friends about his son Tyler’s drug problem. He was too embarrassed.

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Washington's Most Beleaguered Workers Earn a Long-Overdue Break

Getting time off when you’re sick, or need to care for a new child or ailing parent, shouldn’t be a luxury enjoyed only by those who are financially well off. Yet low-wage workers in the United States — the workers who need paid leave the most — typically have this key benefit denied them.

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