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Today on TAP: Michael Bloomberg comes out against economic inequality Read more


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The 2010s saw a surge in activism. Here are some of the highlights. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants the federal poverty line to better reflect the realities of modern life. The Trump administration wants to do the opposite. Read more

Economic Policy


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Rolling Stone says the religious left should welcome Pete Buttigieg’s ‘public embrace of Christianity,’ but AOC’s ‘love thy neighbor’ politics reflects the Catholic Worker roots of democratic socialism. Read more


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The ‘team’ we need to make America decent again Read more


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Derrick Z. Jackson

Priority for abused communities must pervade every aspect of a Green New Deal. Read more

Green New Deal


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A look back at the origins of the 21st-century left Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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His interventions in the presidential race are music to the ears of the wealthy and powerful. Read more


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There are basically only five ways to accumulate a billion dollars, and none of them has to do with being successful in free market capitalism. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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A French economist finds that America’s tax structure lies at the heart of inequality. Read more

Economic Policy


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The legendary protests of the World Trade Organization in 1999 can serve as a model for a deeply needed labor/environmental coalition for climate justice. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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In Arizona, the industry has a bill that would block minimum wage increases, because when people don’t have money, they need short-term loans. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The folly of voluntary charity as a substitute for government tax and transfer policies is most evident in the story of the Giving Pledge. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Voters reject a constitutional amendment that would have ended tax refunds for state residents and re-directed those dollars to sectors in need of a fiscal infusion. Read more

Housing and Transportation

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Investor, philanthropist, and Patriotic Millionaires founding member Lawrence Benenson discusses solutions to pressing American political and economic inequity. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Voters can’t fathom why a booming state doesn’t have great highways, transit, and public education—and in November, they’ll have a chance to fix them. Read more


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His proposal seeks to create a class of marijuana small-business owners, rather than nationalizing the industry and forwarding the benefits to victims of marijuana prohibition. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Today on TAP: As wealth has concentrated, investment has declined Read more



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Congress writes the laws, but the IRS interprets them, and they can do so in ways that make the system more fair. Read more

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