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The War on Tesla, Musk, and the Fight for the Future

Upfront: If you think that anything is justified against a person simply because that person is wealthy, this is not an article for you. If you think it’s okay to lie, mislead, or otherwise attack a person simply because of their financial status, consequences be

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Samantha Bee Demands Abolishment of ICE. Democrats Should Heed The Call.

ICE was created from the ill-conceived “Patriot Act” in 2003.  In the wake of rampant Islamophobia, immigration changed overnight from being an economic/labor issue to a national security issue.  The newly created ICE was headed by men who had spent years working anti-terrorism, and brought this

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What We’ve Achieved Together So Far This Year

Dear MoveOn member, The year so far has, of course, been shaped by Trump and the GOP’s ongoing and deeply destructive cyclone of chaos. But it has also been deeply defined by the inspiring, tenacious efforts of millions of MoveOn members like you. I’m so

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MoveOn Members are Demanding an End to Gun Violence

The shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas was the 22nd school shooting in 2018. Ten students and teachers were killed. More people have been killed in school shootings so far this year than have been killed serving in the U.S. military. It’s clearer

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MoveOn Members in IL-14 Endorse Lauren Underwood for Congress

ILLINOIS — MoveOn Political Action members in Illinois’ 14th congressional district have voted overwhelmingly to endorse Lauren Underwood for Congress, with 98% of votes cast in favor of backing Underwood. A native of Naperville, Underwood is registered nurse, with hands-on experience in America’s healthcare industry.

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BBC Totally Trolled Trump

Burn: x just saying ¯_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/1zoOGFKeU3 — BBC Three (@bbcthree) May 19, 2018 J.K. Rowling tweeted a similar photo comparison and added a very clear distinction: x Love > Hate pic.twitter.com/iDzjmJ9qSt — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 19, 2018 The sparsely populated photo on the right

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Oakland Passes Toughest Surveillance Regulation Law in the Country.

On Tuesday, May 15th, the Oakland City Council passed into law what has deservedly been called the “strongest surveillance oversight law in the country.” Some of its key requirements:    Public hearings on every new gadget and computer program that can be used for surveillance

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No, You Can't Sell Our Post Office and Put Up a Parking Lot! We Win!

It's true! A Federal Court just ruled it so! Yesterday, May 14th, 2018, Federal District Judge William Alsup issued a decision saying that Berkeley, California's Zoning Ordinance, restricting the area around its Civic Center from being used for commercial purposes, is constitutional as it applies

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MoveOn Condemns Unilateral Embassy Move to Jerusalem and Calls on Democrats to Demand an Immediate End to Violence Against Nonviolent Palestinian Protesters

Statement from Ilya Sheyman, Executive Director, MoveOn Political Action: “In unilaterally moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, Donald Trump and his war cabinet have once again rejected partnership with the international community, escalated tensions, and contributed to a situation that has now led to the

Pay-to-play in the press: A case study

If Donald Trump was a Marvel character, his name might be something like “DeceptiCon.” That is, the never-before-seen frequency and magnitude of Trump’s lies combine to create a Cloak of Confusion, a black hole-like force from which the truth seemingly cannot escape. Defying the laws

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The Best Machine You Will Ever See

I like to write on Sunday, but the stories I was going to post went from maddening to depressing—in that order—from the national to the state to the county level. There STILL hasn’t been any apology from Huckabee’s staffer—nor anyone from the White House– over