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    ACT UP Takes On Big Pharma During Rent Live

    ACT UP Challenges Pharma Giant for advertising cost prohibitive drug during Rent.

    Taking on Big Pharma during an airing of Rent Live, whoever was live tweeting from the ACT UP New York account pulled no punches. Bringing musicals to life as live productions is one of the latest things on broadcast television. The networks have tackled several major productions including Grease, Hairspray, and The Wiz. Few productions […]

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    Tulsi Gabbard’s Homophobic Record

    Salam Morcos recently offered a defense of Tulsi Gabbard, a member of Congress from Hawaii who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Gabbard gained a name for herself in progressive circles in 2016 when, bucking the majority of the Democratic Party, she endorsed Bernie Sanders’s candidacy, and resigned her seat at the DNC to […]

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    Shutdown Stories

    The government shutdown has now been ongoing for a month, the longest of its kind in the history of the country, a full week (and counting) more than the previous longest shutdown. The Trump presidency has been (often terrifyingly) unique in many ways, and this certainly serves as yet another farcical medal around the President’s […]

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    In Defense of Tulsi Gabbard

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) recently announced her plan to run for president, joining what is expected to be a very crowded field of Democratic candidates. Unfortunately for the Iraq war veteran and the first Hindu member of Congress, her campaign is already off to a very poor start. As revelations about Gabbard’s past record and […]

  • Why Do We Call Them “Centrists”?

    “You know, I get accused of being kind of moderate and center. I plead guilty.” –Hillary Clinton Wait … “moderate and center” on what spectrum? This is what Clintonites and “Third Way” Democrats are often called, both in self-definition and as a pejorative — “Centrists,” as in not the hardline right or the radical left, […]

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    5 Commonly Whitewashed Aspects of Dr. King’s Life and Death

    “We made an indifferent and unconcerned nation rise from lethargy and subpoenaed its conscience to appear before the judgment seat of morality on the whole question of civil rights.” (Dr. Martin Luther King, 1967) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister, a brilliant orator, and a prolific civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1968 […]

  • Will Any Blue Do?

    Bad news: Broadly, a shut down government is about the same as a functioning one at this point. Earlier, 14 days into a shut down over his proposed border wall, President Trump surmised that the situation could continue for “months or even years,” adding, with his typical lack of understanding of the ‘everyperson’ he purports […]

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    Trump’s Syria Strategy

    On December 20th, President Trump somewhat shockingly announced plans to pull American troops out of Syria. Across mainstream media, from Fox News to MSNBC, and among establishment politicians, Democrat, and Republican alike, the response came in near uniformity … against the decision. It’s not that Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria necessarily holds […]

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    Open Letter to Corbyn: How to Solve the Brexit Dilemma

    Dear Jeremy Corbyn, The UK is fewer than 80 days away from crashing out of the European Union without a negotiated deal. The impacts of a no-deal Brexit scenario are catastrophic – the UK would be destined for a lengthy recession, the GDP would shrink by 7.7 percent in 15 years, goods and food supply […]

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    Ignore the Polls

    She the People, an organization that describes itself as a “national network connecting women of color to transform our democracy,” released a survey of political organizers, donors, and activists on potential 2020 Democratic candidates. The results showed Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Cal.) at the top, followed by Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-Tex.) and former Vice President Joe […]