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Jeb Bush hands round one to Bernie Sanders, telling struggling Americans to stop complaining and work harder

The painfully out-of-touch Jeb Bush could not have set Bernie Sanders up any better if he’d tried when he told the editorial board of a New Hampshire newspaper a few days ago that Americans needed to work longer hours. Sanders, as you might expect, didn’t waste any time firing back. His succinct yet brilliant response, […]

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Bob Sloan on the new slavery of the American prison factory system

When I flew into Providence a few weeks ago, to attend the Netroots Nation conference, I caught a taxi from the airport to the hotel with a fellow by the name of Bob Sloan. Bob, like me, had won one of the Democracy for America scholarships, and we talked about our work as we made […]

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The killing of Trayvon Martin, and what it signals for the future of America

By now, you’ve probably heard about Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old who was recently shot to death in a gated Florida community by an armed, criminally-overzealous-at-best member of a neighborhood watch group. Martin, who was black, was making his way back to his father’s home, after having purchased some candy and an iced tea […]

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Republican Blowout, But No Conservative Mandate

The best take on yesterday’s election that I’ve found thus far came from the folks at Think Progress. Here’s what they had to say: Riding a wave of discontent, Republicans overtook the House of Representatives by great numbers, but foundered in the U.S. Senate, where the media spotlight on Tea Party candidates like Sharron Angle […]

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