Posted in Analysis Democracy Race for the White House 2020

On the current status of Trump’s coup attempt—and its future

It may look like this is one frivolity and absurdity after another—and it is. But if this electoral clash reaches the Supreme Court, all bets are off. by Marjorie Cohn Sunday, November 22, 2020 Joe Biden…

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Posted in Analysis Pro Publica Race for the White House 2020

The long odds facing Trump’s attempts to get state legislatures to override election results

State representatives in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona and Georgia could do the president’s bidding. But the political and legal obstacles are formidable. by Ian MacDougall  On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump is set to hold a…

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Posted in Energy Op/Ed Sustainability The Revelator

How renewable energy could power your state

Some parts of the United States could easily generate 10 times their energy needs, according to a new report. by Tara Lohan, The Revelator November 20, 2020 How much of U.S. energy demand could be met…

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Posted in Columns Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Rogues gallery of corporate liars

by Wade Rathke Saturday, November 21, 2020 Pearl River   We should all know the name, Thomas Midgley? He was a chemist for General Motors almost one-hundred years ago, when General Motors and Rockefeller’s Standard Oil…

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Lowering the Barr

LOWERING THE BARR Lower! By Khalil Bendib

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Posted in Columns Hightower

The first Thanksgiving?

Wherever it began, and whatever the purists claim is “official,” Thanksgiving today is as multicultural as America. by Jim Hightower Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Let’s talk about turkey! No, not the Butterball now pouting in the…

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Posted in Columns Elections Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

The Bolivian election mystery

by Wade Rathke Friday, November 20, 2020 New Orleans   In the United States now we wait and watch while President Trump stoops to historically new lows in trying to subvert the vote of the people…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Unemployment insurance

12 Million set to lose jobless benefits after Christmas

‘About to Be Catapulted Off a Cliff’ Study Shows  “With no end to the pandemic in sight, and a cutoff of nearly all federal unemployment benefits by year’s end looming on the horizon, inaction by Congress…

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Posted in Columns Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Clock ticking on Trump expiration date

by Wade Rathke Wednesday, November 18, 2020 New Orleans    The Trump meltdown is going from the dangerous to the ridiculous to the absurd now, and then back again to the dangerous. Everyone knows Trump has…

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Posted in Columns Labor Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Essential workers and pay equity

by Wade Rathke Monday, November 16, 2020 New Orleans   In a moment of youthful recklessness more than fifty years ago, I allowed myself to get into one of those dangerous political conversations with the father…

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Posted in Columns Hightower Politics Race for the White House 2020

It’s not Trump’s country—even in Trump Country

Progressive ballot initiatives passed handily across the country, even in so-called red states. by Jim Hightower Sunday, November 15, 2020 Trump may have lost his bid for reelection, but many will still wonder: How has America…

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Posted in Columns Politics Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

The fat man is singing

by Wade Rathke November 15, 2020 Pearl River   The Monday Night Football expression that “it’s not over until the fat lady sings,” has thankfully been retired given the lack of appreciation for opera in our…

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Posted in Analysis Black Lives Matter Education The Conversation

Once a symbol of desegregation, Ruby Bridges’ school now reflects another battle engulfing public education

If that building’s walls could talk, they certainly would tell the well-known story of its desegregation. by Connie L. Schaffer, University of Nebraska Omaha; Martha Graham Viator, Rowan University, and Meg White, Stockton University   On…

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Posted in Analysis Editorial/opinon OtherWords Restart 2021 Safety Net

Low-income voters showed up for Biden. Now they need relief.

People didn’t turn out in record numbers in a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. By Sarah Anderson, Margot Rathke November 12, 2020 Joe Biden is headed to the White House, and he has…

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Posted in 2020 US Senate Campaign Columns Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Georgia, ground zero for the Senate

by Wade Rathke November 13, 2020 Atlanta   It took five hours and half a tank of gas for me and two organizers for the ACORN Tenants Union in Atlanta to visit more than a dozen apartment…

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Posted in Analysis Climate change Common Dreams

Humans may have passed the ‘point of no return’ in climate crisis, says study—but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost

In order to roll back catastrophic carbon emissions, humans must “start developing the technologies for large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere,” says one of the study’s lead authors. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Friday,…

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Posted in Agriculture Analysis Common Dreams Labor The People Speak

Biden given roadmap to revitalize rural America

The plan “lays a foundation for bringing economic vitality to rural communities in the face of racial injustice, economic decline, climate change, and a devastating pandemic.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Friday, November 13 Family Farm…

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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Elections Race for the White House 2020

As Trump whines and gaslights, here’s a reality check: he got his ass kicked in the general election

“The fact that he is a major loser does not sit well with this egomaniacal president. But his feelings can’t change the facts.” by Jon Queally “The numbers are the numbers. There is no legal or…

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Posted in Columns Election Tampering Race for the White House 2020 Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Oh, no, now O’Keefe goes postal

by Wade Rathke November 11, 2020 Atlanta   Attorney General Barr, Senator Lindsay Graham and other Republican hardline Trump apologists made quite a bit of a story told by a postal worker in Pennsylvania that he…

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Posted in Common Dreams Democracy Elections News

The Elders, founded by Nelson Mandela, warn ‘baseless accusations’ of voter fraud by Trump threaten democracy worldwide

Calling on American president to “accept the verdict” of voters, group warns of “far-reaching consequences” beyond U.S. borders. by Brett Wilkins, staff writer Thursday, November 12 A group of prominent former world leaders on Thursday expressed…

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Posted in Coronavirus Op/Ed OtherWords Poor Peoples Campaign

After Boosting Low-Income Voter Turnout, Poor People’s Campaign Mobilizes for Covid Relief

People did not turn out in record numbers in the midst of a pandemic to vote for a return to normal. They want policy change based on a moral agenda. by Sarah Anderson, Margot Rathke Tuesday,…

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Posted in Corporate Influence Green New Deal Op/Ed Politics

Time for Democrats to betray the donor class—not the people

A great many people did not vote for Joe Biden, they voted against Trump. We have to recognize how narrow this win was. by Naomi Klein Tuesday, November 10, 2020 These have been a harrowing few…

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Posted in Analysis Climate change Sustainability Video

Climate change will make parts of the U.S. uninhabitable. Americans are still moving there.

Instead of moving away from areas in climate crisis, Americans are flocking to them. As land in places like Phoenix, Houston and Miami becomes less habitable, the country’s migration patterns will be forced to change. by…

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Posted in Analysis Black Lives Matter Investigative Reporting Workshop Policing

Swept up by police

Analysis of arrests in 15 cities reveals most George Floyd protesters were charged with misdemeanors and lived within the metro area where they were arrested. By Meryl Kornfield, Austin R. Ramsey, Jacob Wallace, Christopher Casey and…

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