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  1. vision 2020
    Kirsten Gillibrand’s New Policies Aim to Make Raising a Family EasierThe New York senator hopes to distinguish herself in the 2020 race with a Family Bill of Rights that addresses issues like child care and paid leave.
  2. sexual harassment
    McDonald’s Workers Say Time’s Up on Sexual HarassmentBacked by the Fight for 15, the ACLU, and the legal fund that grew out of #MeToo, fast-food employees are pushing for a safer workplace.
  3. abortion
    Do Democrats Have the Right Message on Abortion?Intelligencer staffers discuss the party’s reaction to a raft of stringent new laws.
  4. sexual harassment
    McDonald’s Workers Say Time’s Up on Sexual HarassmentBacked by the Fight for 15, the ACLU, and the legal fund that grew out of #MeToo, fast-food employees are pushing for a safer workplace.
  5. politics
    Abortion Is Morally GoodLiberals must avoid falling into the traps the anti-abortion movement sets for them.
  6. so you want to be president
    Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Save Abortion RightsAmid state attacks on Roe, Warren unveiled a comprehensive strategy for expanding reproductive rights.
  7. reproductive rights
    Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Save Abortion RightsAmid state attacks on Roe, Warren unveiled a comprehensive strategy for expanding reproductive rights.
  8. vision 2020
    Does Biden Really Understand That Health Care Is a ‘Big F*cking Deal’?Biden opposes Medicare for All because people are “satisfied with their own health-care system.” Americans may have a dimmer view than he realizes.
  9. so you want to be president
    Elizabeth Warren Wants to Put a Former Public-School Teacher in Her CabinetThe candidate has pledged to nominate a former public-school teacher to be Education secretary.
  10. politics
    Elizabeth Warren Wants to Put a Former Public School Teacher in Her CabinetThe candidate has pledged to nominate a former public school teacher to be Education secretary.
  11. open letter
    Dear Gamers of Delta Air Lines, You Have Nothing to Lose But Your ChainsDelta Air Lines is using video games to try to dissuade workers from unionizing.
  12. politics
    Bernie and AOC Team Up Against Companies That Prey on the PoorTheir cap on credit-card interest rates won’t pass anytime soon, but it may expose big differences among Democrats on predatory financial practices.
  13. politics
    Bernie and AOC Team Up Against Companies That Prey on the PoorTheir cap on credit-card interest rates won’t pass anytime soon, but it may expose big differences among Democrats on predatory financial practices.
  14. business
    Global Drivers’ Strike Shows Tide May Be Shifting for Uber and LyftWith both companies going public this spring, the demonstrations are drawing more attention, and Democratic politicians are echoing drivers’ concerns.
  15. politics
    Labor Dispute Opens New Front in Fight to Privatize the VAThe union that represents VA staffers adamantly opposes privatization. The VA is now trying to weaken it.
  16. politics
    Progressive Groups Back Marie Newman, Despite DCCC BlacklistMarie Newman, who’s challenging anti-abortion Democrat Dan Lipinski from the left, picked up a handful of early endorsements.
  17. politics
    With PRO Act, Democrats Commit to Dramatic Labor ReformsMany Democrats, including 2020 hopefuls, backed a bill that would greatly improve workers’ rights. The labor movement will hold them to it.
  18. politics
    Educators Leave Their Mark on International Workers’ DayAround 10,000 public educators in South Carolina marched in the state capital, and there were other rallies linked to RedforEd across the country.
  19. vision 2020
    Joe Biden Should Retire the Phrase ‘Dignity of Work’The phrase isn’t just cliché — it also highlights how Biden’s own policies have linked human dignity to a rigid view of worth and productivity.
  20. politics
    Erik Prince Has Plans for Venezuela — If He Can Avoid Perjury RapThe Blackwater founder reportedly wants mercenaries in Venezuela. A criminal referral to the DOJ over his Mueller testimony may or may not deter him.
  21. politics
    Raising the Minimum Wage May Help Reduce Suicide RatesA new study finds a causal relationship between a higher minimum wage and a decline in deaths by suicide.
  22. education
    Years of Low Pay Helped Spark the Teacher Strike WaveA new report affirms protesting teachers’ complaints, noting their wages have long been declining and they’re paid less than comparable professionals.
  23. politics
    Consultants Are Already Deserting Marie Newman’s Campaign Over DCCC RuleThe DCCC’s pro-incumbent policy could tip the scales in favor of an anti-choice Democrat, Representative Dan Lipinski of Illinois.
  24. politics
    Domestic Terrorist Christopher Hasson May Be Released Pending TrialThe white nationalist had a kill list of prominent Democrats and journalists.
  25. maternal mortality
    There’s a Problem With Elizabeth Warren’s Maternal Mortality PlanTaking money away from low-performing hospitals could harm the patients she wants to help.
  26. politics
    American Workplaces May Be Getting More DangerousOSHA has just 875 safety inspectors to cover 9 million workplaces, making the task of protecting U.S. workers’ health and safety even harder.
  27. white nationalism
    Coast Guard Officer Who Plotted Terror Attack Wanted ‘Race War,’ Documents SayCourt documents allege Christopher Hasson also targeted two Supreme Court justices and searched the phrase “please god let there be a race war.”
  28. far-right
    Please Get Rid of This Extremist, Washington Democrats Implore State GOPIn a disturbing chat with far-right activists, Matt Shea offered to surveil local liberals.
  29. politics
    After Smearing of Obama, Democrats Should Know How to Defend Ilhan OmarFor eight years, the right wing lobbed false, anti-Muslim attacks at Obama. Did Democrats actually learn from it?
  30. vision 2020
    Texas Senator John Cornyn’s Path to Reelection Just Got TougherTexas Democrat MJ Hegar narrowly lost a congressional race in 2018. Now, she’s taking on Cornyn.
  31. politics
    After Smearing of Obama, Democrats Should Know How to Defend Ilhan OmarFor eight years, the right wing lobbed false, anti-Muslim attacks at Obama. Did Democrats actually learn from it?
  32. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren Is Coming for Your Student Loan DebtWarren’s sweeping plan to cancel tens of millions of Americans’ student loan debt sets a radically progressive standard for the 2020 field.
  33. impeachment
    Should Democrats Impeach President Trump?Intelligencer staffers debate whether it would be principled or foolish to impeach the president with the election on the horizon.
  34. northern ireland
    A Young Journalist Has Been Killed Amid Violence in Northern IrelandLyra McKee, an editor for Mediagazer, died at the scene of a riot in Derry.
  35. not mueller time
    All the News That Was Buried by the Mueller ReportToday was a good day to hide bad news, if you had it. But we excavated it.
  36. mueller time
    Who Was the Bearded Man at Barr’s Mueller Press Conference?His name is Edward O’Callaghan, and he once thwarted an investigation into another Republican politician: Sarah Palin.
  37. mueller time
    Mueller Report Offers More Evidence That Erik Prince Lied to CongressHe told a congressional committee that he met a Russian oligarch in the Seychelles by accident. That doesn’t seem to be true.
  38. mueller time
    Who Was the Bearded Man at Barr’s Mueller Press Conference?His name is Edward O’Callaghan, and he once thwarted an investigation into another Republican politician: Sarah Palin.
  39. vision 2020
    Pete Buttigieg Is Already Facing Anti-Gay Harassment on the Campaign TrailHis candidacy will reveal either the strengths or the limitations of the nation’s professed tolerance for LGBT people.
  40. politics
    The Democratic Party Is Fighting to Keep Representatives It Needs to LoseMarie Newman’s progressive challenge to anti-abortion Democrat Dan Lipinski will force the party to decide where its political loyalties lie.
  41. war on drugs
    No, Fentanyl Isn’t a Weapon of Mass DestructionThe Trump administration is considering classifying fentanyl as a WMD – a move that has nothing to do with science and everything to do with politics.
  42. elizabeth warren
    The Labor Movement’s Resurgence in Democratic PoliticsIntelligencer staffers discuss which candidate might win over newly empowered unions in 2020.
  43. politics
    Massive Stop & Shop Strike Raises the Stakes for 2020 DemocratsAs a national strike wave continues, Democratic candidates will have to work hard for labor’s vote.
  44. politics
    So What If Bernie Sanders Is a Millionaire?The senator has become wealthy, and still embraces progressive principles. That doesn’t make him a hypocrite.
  45. crime
    Michael Avenatti’s Spectacular Fall Continues With New 36-Count IndictmentStormy Daniels’s former lawyer hid money from a client with disabilities and owes millions in payroll taxes, according to a federal grand jury.
  46. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders Can Still Set Himself Apart on Medicare for AllHis Medicare for All plan is now just one of many in the 2020 field, but he has some advantages over candidates open to more incremental reform.
  47. politics
    At Famed Civil-Rights Center, Fire Destroys a Building, But Not a MissionThe Highlander Center, a longtime target of racist attacks, shows its resilience again after a white-power symbol is found at the scene of a fire.
  48. politics
    Some NYC Pre-K Teachers Can’t Make Ends Meet. Now They’re Preparing to Strike.Kids are never too young to learn what scabbing is.
  49. politics
    Joe Manchin Can’t Be Democrats’ Only Strategy for Holding West VirginiaDemocrats are right to worry that they won’t retake the Senate in 2020 if Manchin runs for governor. But they can’t write off West Virginia forever.
  50. religion
    Same-Sex Marriage Isn’t Apostasy, LDS Church DecidesThe church lost members after handing down a draconian, anti-LGBT revelation in 2015.
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