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Big Tobacco and Right-Wing US Billionaires Funding Anti-Regulation Hardliners in the EU

Since the start of this year, two curious new groups have set up shop in Brussels: the Consumer Choice Center and an EU branch of the Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco (Forest EU). They claim to represent consumers, but a closer look shows no links to those they allege to speak […]

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The Radicals Were Always Right: Now Is the Time to Decriminalize All Drugs

Marijuana legalization advocates and members of community groups attend a rally in front of One Police Plaza on June 13, 2012, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) Treating drug users as whole people with human rights rather than as criminals used to be considered a radical act but that is changing. […]

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Republicans Are Right: Going to College Hurts

Going to college is a good thing, right? That’s at least what I was told as a kid, and what led me to get a college degree. I was the first one in my family to do so. Yet new public opinion polling shows most Republicans think colleges have a negative impact on the country. […]

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In Chicago and Beyond, Bail Reformers Win Big in Fight to End Money Bail

Cook County, which includes Chicago, is poised to become the largest jurisdiction in the country to stop incarcerating people pretrial just because they cannot pay bail. The victory is the result of a sustained campaign by activists to end the incarceration of people for poverty. This movement is making its way across the nation. Chicago […]

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Rallying Cry: Youth Must Stand Up to Defend Democracy

The social contract is shrinking: war has become normalized, environmental protections are being dismantled, fear has become the new national anthem, and more and more people, especially young people, are being written out of democracy’s script. Yet around world, the spirit of resistance on the part of young people is coming alive once again as […]

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Trump’s Mistake at the Boy Scout Jamboree

By Yoni Appelbaum Donald Trump continued his ongoing tour of cherished American institutions on Monday night, delivering yet another jarringly partisan speech to an apolitical audience—this one, comprised of tens of thousands still too young to vote. During the campaign, his performance at the Al Smith dinner—where presidential candidates roast their rivals and themselves every […]

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What John McCain Can Learn From Clair Engle

By James Fallows None of us can choose how we are remembered. Most of us are not remembered at all. Senator John McCain knows that he will be remembered. He faces a choice about how his remarkable career will be noted in its autumnal phase. McCain will of course be remembered most of all for […]

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The GOP’s ‘Last Chance’ to Replace Obamacare?

By Russell Berman Senate Republicans on Tuesday will begin debating legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, making good on the party’s most enduring campaign promise of the last seven years. Or maybe they won’t. The Senate’s next move on health care has been cloaked in mystery over the last several days, as President Trump […]

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Collusion, Course Not

By Elaine Godfrey Today in 5 Lines Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, told reporters that he “did not collude with Russians, nor do I know of anyone in the campaign who did.” The remarks came after Kushner met privately with the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russian interference […]