National Politics

New VA Privatization Threat to Vets

Posted October 12, 2017 by Suzanne Gordon

On Thursday October 5th,the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)  the union that represents federal employees, held a briefing on the threat to privatize the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  Veterans, VHA caregivers, and policy
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Ken Burns’ Vietnam Documentary Misses Mark

Posted October 10, 2017 by Anh Lê

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary, “The Vietnam War,” is a misnomer. The title suggests that it is a definitive history of the War in Viet Nam.  It is not. Burns and Novick’s title suggests that it offers a critical,
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Where Are All the Monuments to the Progressive Americans?

Posted September 19, 2017 by Peter Dreier

The organizers, activists, artists, writers, athletes, judges and occasional elected officials who fought to make the United States a more humane and inclusive country often go unacknowledged. The current controversy over whether to dismantle statues of some prominent Confederate figures
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What Will Happen to DREAMers and the Lives They’ve Built?

Posted September 7, 2017 by Lornet Turnbull

Trump’s repeal of DACA has DREAMers and their advocates vowing to fight back and scrambling to find Plan B. Christian Moreno’s job as a residential assistant at California Lutheran University allows him to cover the $8,700 gap in expenses that
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