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  • A Two-Pronged Assault on Women

    We heard a lot about the "war on women" during the 2012 election cycle. While the phrase has faded this election year, the war on women has not. Now we're fighting on two fronts -- reproductive rights and economic survival.

  • The Pragmatic Impacts of Bernie Sanders' Big Dreams

    Even with Tuesday's campaign setbacks, Bernie Sanders' pledge to make the country more equitable and sustainable is more realistic than some people are letting on.

  • Members of Congress Call for End to Mass Voter Suppression and Insecure Elections

    By Ben Ptashnik and Victoria Collier, Truthout | News Analysis

    Packed Congressional hearing on voter suppression, April 21, 2016. (Photo: National Election Defense Coalition)A packed House Judiciary Committee hearing addresses the issue of voter suppression, April 21, 2016. (Photo: National Election Defense Coalition)

    Last week, nine members of Congress, their staff and 200 activists gathered to address the present crisis in US democracy: voter suppression and the manipulation of elections. Now, they are planning to hold hearings across the nation aimed at giving voice to citizens who were not allowed to vote in the 2016 presidential primaries.

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