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Betsy DeVos may be the best messenger against her own agenda

Betsy DeVos and Donald Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may destroy America’s education system through a combination of underfunding, privatization, and discrimination. But if we can get through the Trump-DeVos years, the rebuilding process may be easier because the politics of education privatization will have become a lot clearer for …

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Senate Democrats stepped up, and they saved Obamacare

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) embraces Jill Hile of Hilliard, Ohio, whose daughter Allison lives with cystic fibrosis. Campaign Action Sure, the trio of Republican defectors in the Senate—Collins, McCain, and Murkowski—are getting lots of plaudits for standing up to leadership to kill Trumpcare. But what absolutely has to be recognized …

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Advanced activist tactics: Desensitization and trust

We often like to think that we’re not animals, but we’re animals.  Chimpanzee in cage at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary. Emotions drive us and emotions tend to be more powerful than logic. This is the reason that the two tactics we discussed earlier—logic, and/or fighting with people (by calling them names …

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'Left,' 'progressive,' and 'working-class' do not mean 'white'

There is no way to cover the entirety of what is often left out of the understanding of the ”left” when it comes to the question of racism and black struggles to survive in this society. So this will simply touch upon some of the history, which might illuminate a more comprehensive perspective for those …

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