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Can the Rising Progressive Tide Lift All Ships?

Katrina vanden Heuvel

The growing progressive coalition that helped elect President Obama has emerged at the end of a failed and exhausted (Photo: xtine burrough)conservative era. The media now chronicle the flailings of Republican leaders slowly awakening to the weaknesses of a stale, pale and predominantly male party in today’s America.

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Why Are Domestic Workers Ignored in Immigration Reform?

Bryce Covert

Eight senators released a broad proposal for immigration reform yesterday. One detail nestled within it was highlighted by Seth Freed Wessler at Colorlines: the proposal includes special treatment for agricultural workers and DREAMers. For farm workers, the proposal states (my emphasis):

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Stand Up for Julian Assange

Mairead Maguire

Last month, on December 13th, 2012, I visited Julian Assange, Australian founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, in the Ecuadorian embassy, in Knightsbridge, London.

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One Billion Rising: 'It's Like a Feminist Tsunami'

Jane Martinson

Indian women in a protest this month against violence towards women. (Photograph: Harish Tyagi/EPA)Since Eve Ensler launched the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women she has been repeatedly asked: is it a dance movement or overtly political? A protest or a giant global celebration?

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Smart Talk on the Next Austerity Disaster

Robert Borosage

The United States is in the midst of the most protracted unemployment crisis in modern history, and for vast segments of the population, the recession has never ended. Wages are still sinking; more than 20 million people are in need of full-time work. Yet, the national debate is fixated on fixing the debt rather than fixing the economy.

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Why the Ideas of Karl Marx are More Relevant Than Ever

Bhaskar Sunkara

Capital used to sell us visions of tomorrow. At the 1939 World's Fair in New York, corporations showcased new technologies: nylon, air conditioning, fluorescent lamps, the ever-impressive View-Master.

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The Politics of Debt in America: From Debtor’s Prison to Debtor Nation

Steve Fraser

[This essay will appear in the next issue of Jacobin.  It is posted at with the kind permission of that magazine, and re-posted at Common Dreams with subsequent permission.]

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Failed Filibuster Reform Threatens Legislative Agenda

Renee Parsons

Despite Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (Nev) repeated pronouncements that the Republican stranglehold on the Senate’s filibuster could no longer be tolerated, that is exactly the final outcome of recent reform efforts. With the success of important Obama legislative initiatives like depending on a Democratic Senate for enactment, what was Harry Reid thinking?

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The Non Zero-Sum Society: How the Rich Are Destroying the US Economy

Robert Reich

As President Obama said in his inaugural address last week, America “cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.”

Yet that continues to be the direction we’re heading in.

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Land of the Free? Home of the Brave? Only When It’s Convenient

John Atcheson

These days, it’s almost mandatory for public figures to laud our men and women in the military with praise and gratitude.  “Thank you for your service,” rolls off the tongues of Republicans and Democrats alike.(Photo: AFP)

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