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Sanders Team Weighing Executive Orders to legalize marijuana, stop Trump border wall, declare climate emergency, and more

“We cannot accept delays from Congress on some of the most pressing issues, especially those like immigration where Trump has governed with racism and for his own corrupt benefit.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer, Common Dreams…

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The cynicism of emergency aid for Puerto Rico

Newark    There seem to be no limits to the vengeful pettiness of President Trump and his administration.  Nowhere is that clearer than looking at the deliberate obstacles placed in the way of Puerto Rico’s recovery –…

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Willie Cosme and Wade Rathke sit in the back of the Poetry Passage in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Puerto Rico two years after hurricane Maria

San Juan         Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico a little over two years ago on September 17, 2017, with more force as a Cat-5 storm than any in the recorded history of the island.  In San Juan,…

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