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IMF: Inequality is the "defining issue of our time"

According to the International Monetary Fund, income inequality is the “defining issue of our time.”

Only Government Can Solve the Climate Crisis

California’s renewable energy revolution is a model for the rest of America. The state is now getting nearly a quarter of its power from renewable sources - and in 2014 it became the first state to get more than 5 percent of its energy from the sun.

The Billionaire Alliance That Wants to Handpick the Supreme Court

A specter is haunting America, the specter of the Koch-Adelson alliance.

The economic side of racial discrimination.

This year has been filled with examples of racial discrimination and police brutality. From Ferguson to Cleveland to McKinney, Texas, we've seen tons of coverage about these often-tragic events, but rarely do we see real discussion about the conditions that lead up to such violence.

Why We Shouldn’t Look the Other Way On Bush’s Iraq War Crimes

Donald Rumsfeld is this generation’s Robert McNamara.

Over 12 years after overseeing and helping to design the 2003 invasion of Iraq - the former secretary of defense is now re-writing his own role in the invasion.

Regulations Create Jobs - Lots of Them!

Republicans love to say that regulations kill jobs and destroy the economy.

That’s the meme they used to oppose Obamacare, it’s how they attacked the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, and it’s how they frame every argument against common sense environmental laws.

Our oceans are the lifeblood of our planet.

Our warming planet is causing major changes to our oceans. According to new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, warming waters are drastically altering the biodiversity in our oceans.

Stop Drinking the Climate Denial Cult’s Kool-Aid!

We will have a fossil fuel-free economy by 2100. That’s according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who announced today that the G7 nations have agreed to “decarbonise the global economy in the course of this century.”

The G7’s agreement is more of a goal than it is a hard-and-fast plan, but it’s still a big deal.

Get money out.

Sometimes studies and polls teach us something new. And, sometimes, they simply confirm something we already knew.

This week, a new study confirmed that U.S. presidents serve the wealthy elite, and a separate poll confirmed that Americans are sick and tired of ultra-rich controlling our political system.

Only the Little People Pay Taxes in America

Why are our seniors paying higher taxes on their social security benefits than billionaires pay on stocks?

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