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America Has 14,000 Golf Courses And 6,000 Refugees Waiting At The Border

The United States is a land of plenty, not scarcity — and undocumented immigrants are not the reason our hospitals and social services are crumbling.
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Beware of Gifts From Billionaires

We must reform the rules governing philanthropy to encourage more broad-based participation and to reduce the risks of top-heavy, tax-avoidance giving.
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Review: Season 2 of Trump Presidency

Where’s the Wall? Where’s the deal with North Korea? Where’s that Rust Belt revival?
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Marc Lamont Hill Was Arguing for the Rights of Humans, Not of States

The important demand that CNN rehire Hill has obscured much of the actual content of his speech.
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Inequality at the Center of Chicago Charter School Strikes

Teachers won the first charter school strike in the U.S. by demanding everything from pay raises to sanctuary schools for students.
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Nine Things to Buy with $5 Billion Instead of a Border Wall

Five billion dollars is not huge in a federal discretionary budget of more than $1 trillion. But it’s an incredibly meaningful sum to any number of smaller federal government programs.
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If Democrats Fracture, This Will Be the Fault Line

Should we treat the super rich as a distraction or a clear and present danger? No question more deeply divides the opposition to The Donald.
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How Skewed Are Our Government’s Economic Priorities?

As Trump threatens not to sign the appropriations bill, the battle over the border wall continues to hold up federal government funding.

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  • IPS Holiday Party 2018

    December 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm at Institute for Policy Studies

    Join IPS for food, beverages, great music, our annual holiday skit, a raffle of wonderful items, and a gathering of positive and progressive people.

  • The Runaway Train of Deregulation in the U.S. and Canada

    January 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Institute for Policy Studies

    A forums on the Lac-Mégantic, Quebec disaster and how deregulation is threatening communities, workers, and the environment in the U.S. and Canada.

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