Betsy DeVos Stirs Fresh Outrage: Says School Safety Panel Won't Study Role of Guns

Gun control advocates are outraged after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested that a student safety commission formed after a gunman murdered 17 people in Parkland, Florida will not examine the role of firearms in school violence. “Frankly, Secretary DeVos is just admitting what we knew all along—that the Trump administration’s pledge to keep kids safe […]

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Immigrant Rights Advocates Mark Father's Day With Vigil at Facility for Migrant Children Torn From Parents

As families across the United States celebrated Father’s Day on Sunday, immigrants and advocates held a vigil at the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center in South McAllen, Texas to express support for children who were torn from their asylum-seeking parents at the Southern border and are now being held in the facility. In the just […]

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Urging Europe to Mirror America's Wasteful War Budget, Trump Tells NATO Leaders to Double Spending

One of the chief reasons that most European nations enjoy a higher standard of living and their residents annually express larger levels of collective happiness than people living in the United States is because of their commitment to spending on social wellness that exceeds their relative spending on military misadventure, weapons, and global empire. But […]

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Promising 'Bellwether' or Utter Failure? California Passes Landmark Privacy Law for Online Data

While some critics worry the legislation doesn’t nearly go far enough, other observers are saying “California could be the bellwether for the privacy movement” after the state legislature on Thursday unanimously passed and Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the nation’s toughest digital privacy rules. As TechCrunch outlined, once the new law takes effect […]

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With More Than 700 Children Still Separated, Immigrant Rights Groups Decry Trump Officials' Claim That Reunification Deadline Was Met

Immigrant rights advocates are repudiating the praise that some in the corporate media have heaped on the Trump administration for reuniting some families, as hundreds of children remained apart from their parents on Friday—a day after the court-ordered deadline for reunifying every family torn apart by President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The American […]

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Slamming GOP Attempts at Election-Meddling, Gillum Rescinds Concession Speech as Florida Heads for Recount

As his gubernatorial race headed for a recount, Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum withdrew his concession speech from last Tuesday, noting that while his fate in the election may not change after the votes are recounted, the integrity of the country’s democratic process will be severely undermined if Republicans succeed in ending the process of counting […]

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Trump sends text urging votes for Kobach on primary day

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE sent a text to potential voters in Kansas supporting Kris Kobach for governor on Tuesday, primary day in […]

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Trump touts GOP election wins: ‘We have the team we want’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE on Wednesday praised the results of Tuesday’s GOP primaries, declaring that the Republican Party had “the team we […]

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Capuano falls to Democratic challenger Pressley in Mass. primary

Rep. Michael CapuanoMichael (Mike) Everett CapuanoInside the progressive hunt for vulnerable House Democrats Progressive mayor launches primary challenge to top Ways and Means Democrat Ex-GOP Rep. Roskam joins lobbying firm MORE has conceded to his Democratic challenger, Ayanna Pressley, in the Massachusetts primary, becoming the latest veteran lawmaker to go down against a progressive candidate […]

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Socialism on the Rise as Americans Seek Out Bold, Humane Alternatives to the Brutality of Trump and Capitalism

The thousands of democratic socialists in the United States who have been organizing and fighting for justice in political obscurity for years likely never thought their ideas would be the subject of heated debates on prominent talk-shows like “The View” or feature pieces in such establishment mainstays as PBS and NPR. “A political revolution is […]

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