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Some senators say Biden’s social and climate bill costs too much, but comparing it to the military spending plan they just passed suggests otherwise.
Feeling bleak? Well, 2021 wasn’t all bad — here are a few astounding things ordinary people won at home and abroad.
The year to come could still see big changes for the better. Here’s how.
The last decade saw democratization in El Salvador and brutal repression in Honduras. Suddenly, those trends appear to have reversed.
Congress just passed a $778 billion military budget, and failed to pass the Build Back Better plan that costs less than a quarter of that annually.
Russia is a leading carbon emitter and exporter. But change is afoot inside the country.
How long will we tolerate the corporate executive ‘risk taking’ that puts only workers at real risk?
The end of the war in Afghanistan resulted not in a budget decrease, but more increases. Then Congress cut Build Back Better in half.
Our economic and racial divides grew even wider in 2021, but there are signs of hope for a more equitable future.