Rights and Democracy

Bring Back May Day

Bring Back May Day

Most of the world recognizes May 1 — May Day — as International Workers' Day. Here in one of the few countries that doesn't, it's worth pausing to ask how U.S. workers are doing. At an event last December, Fight for $15 organizer Terrence Wise recalled "going to bed...

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‘The Art of the Deal’ Was a Lie

‘The Art of the Deal’ Was a Lie

Remember how Trump's one main virtue as a leader was excelling in "the art of the deal"? Alas, the story of Trump the brash dealmaker famously told in The Art of the Deal was — as the author has revealed — not entirely truthful. Although apparently Trump thinks that...

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A Quiet Conspiracy of Billionaires

A Quiet Conspiracy of Billionaires

The Koch brothers are oil magnates and billionaire GOP funders. They believe that their great wealth entitles them to rule over the many. For decades, they've been running a surreptitious assault on the rules that protect the majority of us from their abuse. From...

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Five Tax Myths Debunked

Five Tax Myths Debunked

Tax Day has come and gone. Maybe you have a big bill from Uncle Sam or maybe you got a fat refund. Either way, it’s easy to get lost in the noise from pundits and politicians who thrive on the tax code's complexity. This is made even harder by the right-wing groups...

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It’s Time to Cut the Contractors Loose

It’s Time to Cut the Contractors Loose

How much of your paycheck do you plan to hand over to corporate Pentagon contractors this year? The average American taxpayer will have paid $14,520 in federal income taxes in 2017. And that’s not even including the taxes that every working person pays to take care of...

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