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Republicans ruthlessly reshaped America to hold onto power — can Dems do the same thing to save it? 23.9.2020 Raw Story
In the power grab to fill the Supreme Court seat announced the same evening as the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mitch McConnell didn’t do anything new. The GOP has a long history of playing hardball power politics. In the late 19th century, Republicans added four states (Nevada, Colorado, North Dakota, and South Dakota) purely to gain eight […]
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‘National human disaster’ looms as utility shutoff moratoriums come to an end across US 19.9.2020 Raw Story
Millions of Americans “shouldn’t have to forgo more meals just to keep the lights on so their children can attend remote classes.” With state and local moratoriums on utility shutoffs set to expire and many American families continuing to fall behind on mounting bills, a new report estimates that millions of households in the U.S. […]
Economic expansion in 2019 brought income gains, poverty reduction but more uninsured 16.9.2020 LA Times: Business

The nation's uninsured rate worsened and the onset of COVID-19 means last year's income gains are long gone.

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Young. Black. Gay. Heading to Congress. Meet the Ascendant Mondaire Jones. 11.9.2020 Mother Jones
Mondaire Jones is what they like to call a “rising star.” He is in line to become one of the first gay Black men to serve in the US Congress after winning the Democratic primary for New York’s 17th Congressional District in June, forming a class of candidates upending expectations and tapping into a fervor […]
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Experts: US is experiencing a ‘K-shaped’ recovery that has troubling implications for the future of America’s economy 10.9.2020 Raw Story
During a Sunday appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Symone Sanders, a senior campaign adviser to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, lamented how recent economic gains were distributed unequally. “It is going well for folks at the top, but for folks who are middle class or below, it’s going down,” Sanders told host Bret Baier. “The question really is, is […]
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We Need a People’s Bailout as Inequality Worsens Amid COVID-19 9.9.2020 Truthout.com
History’s largest transfer of wealth went in the wrong direction. The time to reclaim stolen funds is ...
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Why 2020 may be a signal year for the American labor movement 6.9.2020 Raw Story
On August 20, 91 cafeteria workers at Yahoo (which is owned by Verizon) were abruptly told that their jobs had been terminated. In response, the labor advocacy group Silicon Valley Rising organized a protest on Thursday, in which they called for Verizon to continue paying subcontracted service workers during the shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This […]
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It took decades to build Mexico's middle class. The coronavirus could demolish it 6.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

The coronavirus is eroding decades of slow but steady progress in building up Mexico's middle class. Economists say the damage will be long-lasting.

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Virus despair forces girls across Asia into child marriage 1.9.2020 Raw Story
Tens of thousands of girls across Asia are being forced into marriage by desperate families plunged into poverty because of the coronavirus pandemic, as campaigners warn years of progress tackling the practice is being undone. Child marriage has long been common in traditional communities from the Indonesian archipelago to India, Pakistan and Vietnam, but numbers […]
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COVID-19 Could Set Back Women’s Economic Progress for Decades 30.8.2020 Truthout.com
Women are still struggling to recover economically from COVID-19, and there are no signs this will happen anytime ...
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ANATOMY OF A MAN-MADE DISASTER: 595 ways Trump has failed to protect us from COVID-19 30.8.2020 Raw Story
Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad. Historians rank Abe Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II. By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from 9/11 to Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the housing […]
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‘I blame Mitch McConnell the most. At least Pelosi was trying’: Anger at GOP over economic pain grows 28.8.2020 Raw Story
“The White House continues to disregard the needs of the American people as the coronavirus crisis devastates lives and livelihoods.” With jobless Americans growing increasingly desperate and furious at congressional Republicans for skipping town for summer recess without approving Covid-19 relief, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday ripped the Trump White House for “abandoning” tens of millions of workers […]
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Corporate Landlords Get Big Tax Breaks. They Should Pay Rent Our During COVID. 22.8.2020 Truthout.com
The real estate industry, led by some of the richest people in the world, can't be allowed to exploit renters ...
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‘It’s always a scary thing’: More than 175,000 Illinois residents may have recently lost health insurance 21.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Across Chicago and the country, many people have added a new concern on to their ever-growing list of worries during the pandemic: a lack of health insurance. It is forcing families to make some hard choices.
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Condemnations of Chicago “Looting” Prioritize Property Over Black Lives 16.8.2020 Truthout.com
We must develop an understanding of violence that includes the closing of schools, eviction and mass ...
About 6 months in, will the COVID-19 pandemic change Americans’ views of the social safety net? 13.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
"Never did I think I would need government help."
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Op-Ed: A California way to help the unemployed even if Washington won't 6.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A Sacramento scheme to keep borrowing federal dollars to help those in need echoes California's historical progressivism. Upton Sinclair would admire the moxie.

Millions of Working Poor May Lose Out on EITC Benefits Due to Pandemic 5.8.2020 Truthout.com
Democrats push to reform the earned income tax credit in the next relief bill to make it like a basic income ...
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Senate Republicans provide a surprisingly potent sign of Trump’s growing impotence 4.8.2020 Raw Story
I’m not sure what kind of game Steven Mnuchin is playing, but it’s pretty clear that it’s a game. Gross domestic product fell by nearly 10 percent in the second quarter, as all of us were forced to cut back on account of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The drop, according to the Times, was the equivalent […]
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800,000 Low-Income Households May Have Had Electricity Disconnected Amid COVID 2.8.2020 Truthout.com
800,000 Low-Income Households May Have Had Electricity Disconnected Amid COVID
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