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Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

The American Prospect

Quiet Desperation and American Fascism

21 hours, 17 minutes ago

AP Photo/The Advocate Messenger, Clay Jackson Voting precinct booths are empty early Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Danville, Kentucky.  This is an updated version of an article that ran in The Huffington Post. There’s a must-read article if you want to understand why Democrats are losing the support…
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The Labor Prospect: Right-to-Work Whack-a-Mole

21 hours, 42 minutes ago

Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signs a ceremonial veto of the controversial "right-to-work" legislation on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 training facility in St. Louis.  Welcome to The American Prospect’s weekly roundup…
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It's Beginning to Feel Like 2002 All Over Again

1 day, 3 hours ago

(Photo: AP/Rachel La Corte) Protesters on opposing sides of the refugee issue rally in front of the state capitol in Olympia, Washington, after Governor Jay Inslee said the state would welcome refugees. At the end of last week, the liberal group Media Matters noted that in the wake of the Madrid…
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Working-Class Voters Hold Key to 2016

1 day, 9 hours ago

Presidential candidates from both parties are tossing around ideas about how to help everyday working Americans. But something’s missing. Strongmen on the right are speaking almost exclusively to white, working-class voters, stoking populist resentment toward people of color—both immigrants and African…
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Employer Political Coercion: A Growing Threat

1 day, 10 hours ago

Photographee.eu/Shutterstock This article appears in the Fall 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. A common piece of advice for new hires is to avoid talking about politics, sex, and religion in the workplace. But it may be increasingly difficult for workers to keep their…
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Letter to the Editor

3 days, 23 hours ago

We received the following letter from Ron Beit of the RBH Group responding to this article. The Prospect's repeated efforts over several weeks to reach Mr. Beit while this article was being reported and written went unanswered. —Harold Meyerson To the Editor: Rachel Cohen’s article, “Can Affordable Housing…
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Americans See a Government Of, By, and For the Rich

4 days, 6 hours ago

Miker/Shutterstock An unidentified participant in a Occupy Minnesota protest holds up "I'm am the 99%" sign on October 29, 2011 in Minneapolis.  This article originally appeared at The Washington Post.  At first glance—and second, and third—Americans look to be marching off in two diametrically…
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Report: VA Outperforms Private Sector on Key Measures

4 days, 9 hours ago

(Photo: AP/Molly Riley) Witnesses from the Department of Veterans Affairs testify on Capitol Hill this month. A little-noticed recent report by three leading research groups found that on critical measures, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) consistently performs as well as and often…
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Bernie Defines Socialism

4 days, 18 hours ago

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. During the 1930s, conservatives repeatedly alleged that Franklin Roosevelt was really a socialist. Today, Bernie Sanders said they were right. In…
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Ta-Nehisi Coates's Caricature of Black Reality

5 days, 9 hours ago

John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Ta-Nehisi Coates. This book review appears in the Fall 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me is an open letter to his 15-year-old son, Samori. It conveys worry over Samori’s prospects…
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