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Alexander Sammon

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Alexander Sammon is a staff writer at The American Prospect. His email is asammon@prospect.org.

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Vermont’s GOP governor could appoint a Republican to replace him and throw everything into disarray. Read more

Politics

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To the chagrin of members of the establishment, Bernie Sanders has finally coalesced a movement of young people and people of color that they have banked on for decades. Read more

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The last question in the debate revealed that the entire field sees Sanders as the likely delegate leader once voting ends. Read more

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He was angered that senior advocates would organize to stop cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. He also praised Paul Ryan. Read more

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A primary challenge to a conservative Democrat now pits an array of national progressive organizations against the Chamber of Commerce and the Koch network. Read more

Politics

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Battling the coronavirus is challenging after years of deep cuts to outbreak prevention and response programs. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Buttigieg settles on deficit hawkery as a closing argument in New Hampshire. It’s hard to think of a school of political thought with less credibility and less popularity. Read more

Politics

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With friends like the Iowa Democratic Party, does democracy need enemies? Read more

Politics

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The anticlimax of the impeachment saga reinforces the ‘lol nothing matters’ attitude that defines this presidency. Read more

Impeachment

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The candidate with the most money, most committed supporters, and now the highest early-state poll numbers was dismissed by the Democratic establishment for months. It was a disqualifying mistake. Read more

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The 2020 Democratic primary has been as much about how candidates raise money as what they want to do once in office. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The billionaire has used an ad blitz to get into the conversation in Nevada. His position on health care could entice the state’s most powerful union. Read more

Politics

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The Indian prime minister’s global rehabilitation began before Trump, and it’s culminating in vicious anti-Muslim policies. Read more

America and the World

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Buttigieg’s corrected list of fundraisers includes a top executive at one of the vulture fund holders of Puerto Rican debt. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Our staff writer takes a look back at his finest work this year. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Vox cites a new California law against misclassifying workers as its smoke screen—excuse us, reason—for mass layoffs. Read more

Working in America

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For the second year in a row, janitors and security guards at federal buildings and other contract employees won’t get back pay from last winter’s 35-day shutdown, which continues to cause financial stress. Read more

Working in America

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Lyft is hosting an event on the climate crisis, when it’s one of the largest drivers (literally) of transportation-related emissions. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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By taking super PAC support, Joe Biden and other 2020 candidates are ceding legitimacy on fighting money in politics. Read more

Politics

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Many see nuclear power as a necessary part of any carbon-neutral mix. The reality isn’t so simple. Read more

Green New Deal

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