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Don’t Fan the Flames

by E.S. Cormac September 5, 2013

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Albany’s Townsend Park became a scene of protest on Saturday (Aug. 31) as more than 100 activists stood with antiwar signs and gave speeches in a show of solidarity with the people of war-torn Syria, ...

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What the People Said

by Ari Melber November 8, 2012

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Copyright © 2012 The Nation—distributed by Agence Global President Obama's reelection marks the most decisive mandate for an assertive, progressive governing model in well over a generation. It is worth beginning with a memory. Barack Obama was ...

Dispatches From Electionland

by The Staff November 8, 2012

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  Rumblings on the Interwebs Elections make people crazy. Razor-thin electoral contests make people insane. You didn’t have to go far to find this. On the right, the Romney people and their media minions worked hard to make ...

Mandate! Now, For What?

by Miriam Axel-Lute November 8, 2012

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  It’s the demographics, stupid. Also the economy. And climate change. And women’s rights. Tuesday was a rout. It was more of a rout than the numbers and the results show, because let’s remember that the progressive ...

Big Names, Big News

by The Staff December 30, 2011

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s victories on gay marriage, a property tax cap and an early budget—as well as his shrewd moves to get income-tax reform passed his way—made him the year’s big winner, politically . Marriage equality finally ...

Better Learning

by Ali Hibbs May 18, 2011

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"America is slowly coming out of the Recession of 2007—only to find itself on a collision course with the future: not enough Americans are completing college.” This is the disheartening conclusion reached by labor economists at ...