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Trump Mafia Evades Probe
April 2, 2019

Trump Mafia Evades Mueller Probe

We should have known this was coming. As soon as Michael Cohen told us that the Trump organization worked like the Mafia, we should have known. Like dozens of previous prosecutors when jousting with mafia dons, Mueller couldn't pin a...

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The Crisis of Democracy is rooted in the terrible job situations for young people in U.S. and Europe
October 17, 2018

The Real Crisis of Democracy

In the United States and in Europe there is a Crisis of Democracy. Autocratic rulers in Hungry, Turkey, and Poland are using violence and intimidation to shut down the free press, restrict who can vote in elections, and silence freedom...

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Moderate Democrats do not fit neatly on a political spectrum
September 30, 2018

Voting for Moderate Democrats is the Road to Defeat

With just months to go until the November elections, journalists and experts are explaining why voters in Democratic primaries need to put their ideological preferences aside and support moderate Democrats. As they have proclaimed for the last 40 years, the...

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