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Paul Blest

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Cancel Medical Debt

A new study shows Americans have $140 billion in medical debt. Time to end it.

Healthcare
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The U.S. Doesn’t Actually Care About the Cuban People

The U.S. response to the crisis is about power, not human rights.

The World
Free
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The Democrats’ Embarrassing Voter ID Cave

The Democrats are trying to rewrite history on a key voting rights issue. Why?

Elections
Free
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Cookout Sides, Ranked

We're setting aside the hot dogs, hamburgers, and wings and celebrating the best (and worst) cookout sides.

The Discourse
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Our Broken Political Class Is Dooming Us All to Hell

The Pacific Northwest heatwave is a reminder of just how deep the shit we're in goes. Too bad our lawmakers don't seem to care.

Climate Change
Free
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Kyrsten Sinema’s Vibepartisanship

Her defense of the filibuster and bipartisanship is pure aesthetics.

Congress
Free
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Leaked Memo Shows No Evil Foods Justifying Laying Off Workers With No Severance

'Not being able to provide severance was one of the hardest, most painful decisions that our leadership team has ever had to make.'

Workers
Free
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How Not to Do Unemployment Journalism 101

Felix Salmon's 'deep dive' into unemployment fraud is astonishingly lazy and credulous.

Journalismism
Free
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Fighting Off Climate Doomerism With Kate Aronoff

Today in our What Now newsletter.

Climate Change
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The Fight Against the Corrupt Rideshare ‘Union’ Bills Is Just Getting Started

Grassroots organizing won the day in New York, but Uber and Lyft aren't finished.

Labor
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The Grassroots Movement to Unionize A New Orleans Charter School

The teachers at Bricolage Academy could get a union today—despite the best efforts of their bosses.

Unions
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Why This McDonald’s Worker Is Going Out on Strike Today

A conversation with a McDonald's worker in North Carolina about Fight for $15.

Workers
Free
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Essential Workers Are Over This Shit

What workers at McDonald's and Connecticut nursing homes say about the state of the labor movement after COVID.

Workers
Free
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The Fraudulent Martyrdom of Liz Cheney

This is not a hero.

Congress
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What’s Mark Warner’s Deal?

We should be paying more attention to how much this guy sucks.

Congress
Free
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Journey Into Hell With These TikTok Table Food Videos

We cannot have this as a society.

Bad Online
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Talking ‘Blowback’ Season 2 With Brendan James and Noah Kulwin

Today in 'What Now': the podcast hosts on their new season about the Cuban Revolution.

Housekeeping
Free
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Why Republicans Are Working So Hard to Elect This Democrat to Congress

A race in a deep-blue Louisiana district is being flooded with GOP cash.

Elections
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John Bolton Played Himself

One of the worst reactionaries in recent memory thinks a poll proved him right about Trump. Wrong!

Politics
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Meet the RNC-Linked Law Firm Behind Duke’s Anti-Union Crusade

The long, sordid history of Ogletree Deakins.

Labor
Free
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