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Why Does the Democratic Party Refuse to Address Poverty

photo: Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez listens to a speaker as he chairs an executive committee meeting at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Summer Meeting in Chicago, August 23, 2018. (Reuters / Daniel Acker)By Alan Minsky, Executive Director -...

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Bernie 2020 Campaign Has Corporate Democrats Running Scared

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses the crowd during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Dome event on January 21, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images) by Norman Solomon | Common Dreams The overarching fear that defenders...

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Black History Matters

photo: A painting dedicated to the founders of Black History Month the Black United Students at Kent State University, by Ernie Pryor.In solidarity, Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Mike H, Janis, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, Bryan, and Shayna—your PDA National Team Join...

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Tulsi Gabbard Under Attack Driven By Sexism

By Donna Smith, Advisory Board Chair - Progressive Democrats of America It’s been just four short days since Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, HI-2, announced she will make a run for the presidency in 2020.  The attacks against her began growing rapidly — many surrounding her early...

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The Game-Changing Promise of a Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to activists w/the Sunrise Movement protesting in the offices of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Washington D.C. on Nov. 13, 2018. Photo Sarar Silbiger/TheNewYorkTimes via ReduxBy Naomi Klein, The Intercept LIKE SO MANY others,...

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Making People Poorer Is Not Good for Public Health

By Donna Smith In January 2017, the city of Philadelphia imposed a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, ostensibly in the name of public health. Politicians promised that the new tax would raise $92.4 million, which would be earmarked for public education and job...

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Democratic Autopsy: One Year Later

By Norman Solomon, Jeff Cohen, Pia Gallegos, Sam McCann and Donna Smith | The Nation  Progressive momentum could lead to historic breakthroughs in the midterms and beyond. Realizing such potential will require transforming and energizing the Democratic Party. In...

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