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Finding Mentorship Outside of Your Industry

By Elisha Brown Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams wants to be her state’s first Democratic governor in over a decade. Thus far, the gubernatorial candidate, who moonlights as a romance novelist, has dedicated her time in political office to increasing voter turnout in the state. Abrams created the voter-registration nonprofit New Georgia Project. (In […]

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The Senate Puts Medicaid on the Chopping Block

By Vann R. Newkirk II The new AHCA is a lot like the old AHCA. After weeks of secret gestation in back rooms, the Senate released a discussion draft of the chamber’s version of the American Health Care Act. Like the version passed through the House to cheers in May, it is likely to make […]

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Trump Is a Russian-Interference Truther Once More

By David A. Graham On Tuesday, a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer what should have been an easy question: Does the president believe that Russia interfered in the 2016 election? Related Story Trump’s Self-Contradictory Defense Spicer demurred: “I have not sat down and talked to him about that specific thing.” That answer […]

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What’s In the Senate Republican Health-Care Bill

By Russell Berman The Senate Republican health-care bill is finally out in the open. After weeks of secretive deliberations, party leaders on Thursday released a 142-page proposal that would slash taxes on the wealthy and businesses; reduce federal funding for Medicaid and phase out its expansion under the Affordable Care Act; and limit the tax […]

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New Inhumane Record: One Person Displaced Every Three Seconds

Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency has reported. The figure equates to “one person displaced every three seconds — less than the time it takes to read this sentence, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports, stressing the “very high” pace at […]

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Congress Heads for a Showdown on Obamacare

By Michelle Cottle Health care warriors, saddle up! This promises to be a wild weekend on Capitol Hill—and for anyone with skin in the repeal-and-replace-Obamacare game. After days and weeks of breathless anticipation, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is set to release a “discussion draft” of his chamber’s version of the wildly controversial (read: unpopular) […]

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‘We’re Amending Obamacare. We’re Not Killing It’

By Russell Berman The health-care bill Senate Republicans plan to unveil on Thursday likely will make substantial changes to Medicaid and cut taxes for wealthy Americans and businesses. It will eliminate mandates and relax regulations on insurance plans, and it will reduce the federal government’s role in health care. What it won’t do, however, is […]

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Immigration Hardliners Grow Frustrated with Trump

By Priscilla Alvarez Twenty-one days after Election Day last November, Dan Stein, the president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a group that supports reduced immigration, introduced a transition document to provide the newly elected president with guidance on immigration policy. It was their moment. FAIR had condemned the Obama administration’s immigration policy, and […]

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The Supreme Court’s Mixed Year on Capital Punishment

By Matt Ford The U.S. Supreme Court’s latest term, which ended this week as the justices began their summer recess, saw death-penalty opponents achieve some notable victories even as the Court moved further away from abolishing capital punishment. In one of those wins Monday, the justices vacated an Alabama death-row inmate’s sentence after ruling the […]

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London Fire Fuels Movement to Tackle Inequality in Britain

Just hours after a 24-story London apartment building went up in flames on June 14, Faiza Shaheen appeared on Britain’s Sky TV to connect the dots between this horrific tragedy and the city’s rank as one of the world’s most unequal. Inequality.org co-editor Chuck Collins and I sat down with Shaheen the following day, as […]

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