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Ben & Jerry’s Is Carrying on a Proud Tradition of Boycotts for Human Rights

Pulling out of Israel’s illegal settlements, encouraged by a petition campaign in their home state of Vermont, is consistent with their history — and U.S. public opinion.
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Corporations Should Pay Their Fair Share for Human Needs

Corporations pay lower taxes than ever. A modest corporate tax hike would be transformative.
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Biden Should Reject the Infrastructure Plan Written by Exxon and Invest in Saving the Climate Instead

As disaster after disaster unfolds, any plan that doesn’t tackle the climate crisis with urgency isn’t worth taking seriously.
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The Global Right Wing’s Bizarre Obsession with Pedophilia

Child molestation is a very real problem. But the far right is far more interested in demonizing women, homosexuals, and the transgender community.
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New Research Suggests DAF Payout Is Worse Than We Thought

We must prevent our charitable system from being misused by those with the means and motivation to do so.
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Biden’s Climate Pledges Are Incompatible With His Belligerence Toward China

Bipartisan belligerence and spiraling Pentagon budgets threaten to undermine global climate action just when we need it most.
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Is There Really Freedom in the Outdoors?

After a year indoors, a writer remembers the joy — and pressures — of a childhood spent in Utah.
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To Break the Corporate Tax Logjam, Tax Overinflated CEO Pay

An across-the-board rate hike and a CEO pay surtax would send a powerful message: All large profitable corporations must pay their fair share.

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