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When President Trump announced his grand plan for a new and improved NAFTA, he seemed most proud of the new name—replacing NAFTA with the more awkward-sounding United States-Mexico Canada-Agreement (USMCA). And no wonder: Other than the name change, it’s the same old story. In an analysis of the final draft, the Labor Advisory Committee (LAC), representing […]

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The Art of No Mideast Deal

October 13, 2018

Whatever happened to President Trump’s “Deal of the Century”—his promise to forge an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians bringing a 70-year conflict to a close? We now have two answers. One, whatever comes out of this undertaking will not be a deal. Since the Palestinians have refused to negotiate, it will be an imposed plan […]

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Black and white wealth gap, not the employment numbers, is the real problem. It’s true what President Donald Trump said in May. The 5.9 percent unemployment rate was indeed the lowest number for African Americans ever recorded by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. What the president and his surrogates don’t like to discuss […]

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Members of a Black anti-imperialist collective say people of African descent have been misinformed about the true nature of the United States’ seemingly benevolent military presence in the motherland, currently manifested through U.S. Africa Command. As the unified combatant command, known as AFRICOM, enters its 11th year of existence, the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP), […]

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“BORING.” That was Donald Trump’s instant verdict on the New York Times’s blockbuster investigation into the rampant tax fraud and nepotism that undergirds his fortune. Sarah Huckabee Sanders heartily concurred, informing the White House press corps that she refused to “go through every line of a very boring, 14,000-word story.” Welcome to a new political PR strategy premised […]

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Ten years ago, Wall Street crashed the economy after some bankers committed massive fraud so they could pocket billions in bonuses. Since then, here’s the number of senior bankers imprisoned for this fraud: zero. And how much success has Washington had in reforming misplaced pay incentives that drove the fraud? Also zero. One trader at […]

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James Early, Former Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution, and board member of the Institute for Policy Studies joins the show to talk about Brazil’s General Elections on Sunday, what to expect in the Presidential run-off between Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad, and what a right-wing government would mean for a quickly deteriorating Brazil. Listen to the […]

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Long after Donald Trump ceases to be President, the newly renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement may be harming the environment. As Ben Beachy of the Sierra Club describes it, the new agreement “will encourage further outsourcing of pollution and jobs, includes special handouts to some of the world’s most notorious polluters, [and] would help […]

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Oct. 1, 2018 – The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) has launched U.S. Out of Africa!: Shut Down AFRICOM, a campaign designed to end the U.S. invasion and occupation of Africa. Today marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of AFRICOM, short for U.S. Africa Command. Although U.S. leaders say AFRICOM is “fighting terrorism” on the […]

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When Professor Anita Hill courageously testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991, I was ten years old. Though I could not possibly comprehend all of the political implications of this moment, what I knew was that Professor Hill looked like my mother, and, like Professor Hill, my mother had all kinds of […]

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A rock seawall protecting the Air Force’s Cape Lisburne Long Range Radar Station on the North East Alaska coast is under increasing duress from extreme weather patterns affecting Arctic sea ice—nearly $50 million has been spent replacing vulnerable parts of the wall already. In 2013, a late summer monsoon rainstorm struck Fort Irwin, in California, flooding more […]

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On Friday, while the White House press corps was playing Dungeons and Dragons: the Judge Kavanaugh edition, President Trump was signing an $854 billion dollar spending bill with no reporters present. The almost $1trillion package included an obscene $674 billion defense budget. The military spending spree includes Lockheed-Martin’s troubled F-35 which Popular Mechanics described as a “trillion-dollar” albatross.  “For over […]

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Insurgent progressives have scored remarkable victories in primaries up and down the ballot and are winning the domestic “ideas primary.” As Barack Obama recently acknowledged, bold reform ideas — from Medicare for All to tuition-free college to a $15 minimum wage — have become almost standard fare for Democrats. Now, we need a forceful articulation of […]

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VANCOUVER—Whether Canadian cannabis workers will be permitted to cross into the United States may hang on the outcome of the November midterm elections, says an American policy expert. Rep. J. Luis Correa, a Democratic congressman from California, sent a congressional letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen last week expressing concern that Canadians engaged in “lawful business […]

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While wages for low- and middle-income workers have begun to recover, wealth inequality has still climbed to new heights, according to a new survey from the Federal Reserve, which conducts a checkup of the nation’s finances every three years. In 2016, median household net worth improved across all income brackets — up 16 percent overall […]

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