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Can Liberals Learn To Love The Trump Voter?

It is possible—and necessary—to loudly condemn the racism essential to Trump’s rise, the racism his voters articulated and countenanced, while simultaneously building a broad political movement that targets if not those very voters, then ones very much like them who stayed home on election day. However, doing so requires abandoning the most comforting liberal narratives about the right and its supporters.

February 20, 2017

5 Reasons Democrats Should Be Proud Of This Presidential Primary

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have fervent supporters who oppose the other, although the fanatics are a minority. Both candidates are historic in their own right. And both candidates represent the kind of energy necessary to grow the Obama coalition.

January 25, 2016
US economic growth surged to its highest level in 11 years in the third quarter, data released on December 23 showed

Big Tax Bills For The Poor, Tiny Ones For The Rich

America’s broken tax codes don’t aren’t just exacerbating inequality — they’re hurting the economy.

January 23, 2015

Meet The New Campaign To Pressure Both Parties On Women’s Economic Concerns

Tuesday marks the launch of Make It Work, a three-year, non-profit campaign that hopes to call attention to women’s economic security — or, one may argue, insecurity. Make It Work is specifically focused on the economic inequality experienced by women, which the organizers believe is too often ignored or forgotten in broader discussions of income and wealth […]

June 17, 2014

Chart: Wage Inequality Has Dramatically Increased Over Past Three Decades

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute, released Tuesday, highlights the increasingly prevalent and disparate effects of wage inequality. With a focus on same-gender wage gaps, the report demonstrates that income inequality affects all Americans, and reminds us that the implications and scope of the widening wage gap are not limited only to the poorest […]

June 4, 2014

White House: Obama To Meet Pope Francis In March

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama will visit Vatican City in March to meet Pope Francis, whom he has praised as an “eloquent” spokesman on the scourge of inequality — a key issue in his own political agenda. The White House said Obama would travel to see the pontiff on March 27, following stops in […]

January 21, 2014

For U.S. Kids, The Rich Get Thinner And The Poor Get Fatter

Los Angeles Times From many corners of the United States — Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Mississippi — recent years have brought heartening news about the relentless rise in obesity among American children: Several years into a campaign to get kids to eat better and exercise more, child obesity rates have appeared to stabilize, and might reverse. […]

January 14, 2014