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  • We Must Fight the Commodification of Everybody and Everything

    In this interview by Jacobin’s Grace Blakeley, West discusses the presidential election and why a democratic socialist vision is necessary to overcome capitalism and build a better society.

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  • What Happened To The Voting Rights Act?

    This country has a long history of disenfranchising and suppressing the votes of people of color, particularly in the South. But in 2013 the voter suppression efforts of yesteryear came roaring back. That’s when the Supreme Court gutted key provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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  • What’s at stake, by Ben Jealous

    The push by President Trump and Senate Republicans to pack the U.S. Supreme Court while ignoring the urgent needs of our community and our demands for justice is the ultimate evidence of how important this election is to America, especially to Black America.

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  • This election is About One Thing

    The single most important issue in this year’s election will be how voters feel about Donald Trump. A recent Pew poll showed that 51 per cent  of Trump voters said the major factors determining their vote were Trump’s personality, values, and leadership style, while 56 per cent of Biden voters said that what was motivating them was “voting against Trump”. This election will be about Donald Trump.

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  • Red and Blue America Took Different Roads. Here's How to Bring Them Together

    America has been coming apart at the seams, with Democrats and Republicans increasingly unable of communicating with one another. Red states and blue states, as decided in the 2016 election, have confronted each other in incomprehension, and are leading very different lives with very different economic conditions. Reuniting America requires a forward-looking path of sustainable development that benefits all regions, including the states that have been hard hit by the long-term decline in manufacturing jobs.  Sachs is a regular contributor to CNN.com

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  • The Armageddon Election

    With every passing day it becomes clearer that we are in for a long and rocky ride between now and November. More troubling than the difficulties we will encounter along the way is what may occur after election day. There is legitimate fear that our very democracy, already compromised by hyper-partisanship, may be at risk.

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  • The Choice Voters Will Make

    After two weeks of back-to-back political conventions, the choices facing voters as defined by the two parties are clear. It is either, according to Donald Trump Jr., “church, work, and school versus rioting, looting and vandalism.” Or as the Democratic Party has framed the election’s choice, “decency, compassion, and fairness versus hatred of the ‘other’, fear, and greed”.

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