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An ambitious housing bill sparks debate over the best way to build more and bring down prices. Opponents of SB 50 gather as lawmakers discuss the bill in Sacramento, California. “Everyone hates SB 50—everyone hates it,” said California state Sen.


Democrats push financial inclusion as 2020 election race heats up

Pete Shroeder, Anna Irrera

Mar 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boosting access to the U.S. banking system is emerging as a prominent theme as Democrats tap discontent over income inequality ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Following the 2008 financial crisis, many banks pulled back from their

A Real ‘World-Class City’ Takes Care of Its People

Saqib Bhatti

Feb 2019

Chicagoans have a history of coming together to improve our communities. We believe that if everyone does their part, we can make life better for all of us. Whether it’s helping dig out our neighbors’ cars after a snowstorm or

The world’s largest bookstore has a neo-Nazi problem. Amazon is ready to let people develop their own Alexa apps, getting its customers to create games, lectures, and other voice-controlled experiences that can expand what its virtual assistant can do. There

Kamala Harris is running as the candidate for “rule of law,” but some progresssives see her as a symbol of an unjust system. California Senator Kamala Harris is the most recent high-profile Democrat to officially announce her intention to run

Religion News

Amazon pulls offensive bathmats with Quranic text

Aysha Khan

Jan 2019

Merchandise is scanned to be tracked as it moves through the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Feb. 9, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) (RNS) — After complaints from Muslim advocates, the online retailer Amazon has removed more than 20

Solidarity is key to building a multiracial working class movement. IN POSTELECTION STRATEGY MEETINGS, progressives everywhere are asking: Should we organize around race or class? Inevitably, someone answers, “Of course, we need to do both.” Heads nod. I disagree. The

In These Times

Why Labor and the Movement For Racial Justice Should Work Together

Maurice Weeks and Marilyn Sneiderman

Sep 2016

It is exciting to imagine potential bargaining demands major unions could undertake alongside racial justice organizations. (Fix L.A./ Facebook)   The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) has made tremendous strides in exposing and challenging racial injustice, and has won real policy

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to the media in Chicago. (AP Photo / M. Spencer Green) Mayor Rahm Emanuel, State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, and the Chicago Police Department are under intense scrutiny for covering up the murder of Laquan McDonald,