If You Like Democracy, You Should Oppose Capitalism

Liberal democracy gives us essential rights like free speech and civil liberties. But without challenging the domination of capital, liberal rights will always be curtailed by the power of the rich. In his 2001 book, Justice as Fairness: A Restatement, Rawls argued that competitive capitalism, and even an extensive Nordic-style welfare state, didn’t meet the requirements


Jen Psaki in tears during interview on Republican anti-LGBTQ…

The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, broke down in tears during an interview in which she condemned the “cruelty” of a wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation sweeping Republican states. Known for her toughness at the briefing room podium, Psaki showed a more emotional side during the discussion with Jessica Yellin, host of the News Not Noise podcast,

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Turns out an awful lot of US politicians see…

Last year the US government lifted millions of children out of poverty when it expanded the Child Tax Credit – and then the policy was simply chucked away. This one simple trick will help get kids out of poverty Child poverty is bad. I think we can all agree on that, right? Americans are divided


Republicans are dusting off a tried and true election…

Male voters have been drifting right in record numbers – and Republicans are taking a viciously homophobic and sexist tack to appeal to them. The 2022 midterm elections are shaping up to be among the most deeply gender-divided elections in American history. A new poll by NBC News, measuring voters’ preferences ahead of the November elections,

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Efforts to ban books jumped four-fold in 2021

From NPR Book banning is not new — in the U.S. alone the practice goes back to Puritan times, when Thomas Morton’s book New English Caanan and others opposing this way of life were tossed from Massachusetts. But the American Library Association said Monday that this year there have been more challenges to books than they have seen since