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Unemployment

Whither the United States of America? The “American Dream” has become a “Nightmare”

By Editors' Choice

Image: Unemployment By Ernest Neuschul 1931. By Massoud Nayeri, Global Research — The least expectations of all hardworking families are simple and noble. They want to raise their children to be educated, content and prosperous in a safe environment. This is a universal aspiration. From Baghdad to Boston, working families share the same hopes and expectations; only the degree of suffering separates them. When one part of a body is in strain,…

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Trump, FDR

The Shame, it took a Virus for America to Finally Bail out Its Workers and the Poor

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Moments before the House took a final vote on the COVID stimulus package, a handful of progressive House Democrats railed that the bill gave the heavy cash to the major corporations. While workers and the poor, they said, got crumbs. This was also pretty much the attack line from Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and other progressive Democrats in the days before the final vote on…

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Donald Trump arrives to speak the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House last Saturday.

The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The president was aware of the danger from the coronavirus – but a lack of leadership has created an emergency of epic proportions. By Ed Pilkington and Tom McCarthy, The Guardian — When the definitive history of the coronavirus pandemic is written, the date 20 January 2020 is certain to feature prominently. It was on that day that a 35-year-old man in Washington state, recently returned from visiting family in…

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Chuck Schumer

Democrats Are Handing Donald Trump the Keys to the Country

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Editors' Choice

The Senate coronavirus bill is shocking. By Zach Carter, Huffpost — The emergency coronavirus legislation that the Senate agreed to on Tuesday can only be described as an outrage. It is not an economic rescue package, but a sentence of unprecedented economic inequality and corporate control over our politics that will resonate for a generation. It represents a transfer of wealth and power to the super rich from the rest of us,…

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Medicine

Would Joe and Donald Support Using Cuba Coronavirus Medicine?

By Commentaries/Opinions, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Ted Glick — The issue of Cuba came up again Sunday in the context of the Democratic Presidential debate. Joe Biden attacked Bernie Sanders because Sanders had said publicly in a 60 Minutes interview February 24 that although he was critical of what he called Cuba’s “authoritarian” government, they had done positive things as far as literacy and health care. A Telemundo reporter asked Biden what he thought about…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Corona Confusion and March Madness

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Julianne Malveaux — Basketball fans were looking forward to March Madness, those weeks when the best college teams face off against each other. Madness is replete this March, but it isn’t on the basketball courts. The dangerous coronavirus which can be transmitted by a cough, a touch, or “direct contact” is spreading all over the world. It is madness that the United States, which loves to brag about our…

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Joe Biden’s Running Mate Should Be a Woman of Color

By Editors' Choice

Joe Biden’s Running Mate Should Be a Woman of Color Such as Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams or Val Demings, Strategists Say. By James Walker, Newsweek — Joe Biden would do well to pick a woman of color as his running mate if he becomes the Democratic Party nominee, strategists said. The former vice president must avoid picking another white male, or a candidate who appeals to groups that already favor…

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A protester wearing a "Black Lives Matter" earring chants slogans as she marches in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York City, during a protest against the death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, California, U.S. March 28, 2018.

‘This is how you change politics’: How black activism is shaping 2020

By Editors' Choice

Black organizers continue to play a significant role in informing and driving policy within the Democratic Party. By Candice Norwood, PBS — In 2014, Kayla Reed was working as a pharmacy technician in St. Louis, Missouri, when news broke that an 18-year-old African American man named Michael Brown was fatally shot by a white police officer in nearby Ferguson. Brown’s death came amid other highly publicized killings of black people…

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Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Reached Out to Black Voters. Why Didn’t It Work?

By Commentaries/Opinions

The democratic socialist champions underrepresented groups. So far they’ve voted, en masse, for his rival. By Adam Harris, The Atlantic — Two years ago, Bernie Sanders journeyed south to trace the history of a past revolution, and to imagine a new one. On April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., thousands of people gathered on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, for a rally…

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