The Green New Deal is fracturing a critical base for Democrats: unions

The Green New Deal is fracturing a critical base for Democrats: unions

National labor leaders oppose the Green New Deal but some state unions endorse it. That’s a challenge for presidential contenders. As a statement of principles and goals, the Green New Deal seems to take economic justice and workers’ rights pretty seriously. It calls for a federal jobs guarantee. It says we need workforce retraining, strengthening collective bargaining rights, retirement security, and universal health care. The resolution decries “antilabor policies” and says it must be fleshed…

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Trump still refuses to admit he was wrong about the Central Park 5

Trump still refuses to admit he was wrong about the Central Park 5

“You have people on both sides of that.” More than a decade after the exoneration of five black and Latino teens accused of raping a woman in Central Park, President Donald Trump indicated on Tuesday that he still doesn’t accept their innocence. Nor does he think he owes them an apology for publicly calling for their executions. The teenagers, known as the Central Park 5, were exonerated by DNA evidence and a confession from the…

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Gender stereotypes have been banned from British ads. What does that mean?

Gender stereotypes have been banned from British ads. What does that mean?

The UK’s advertising regulator gave agencies six months to eliminate stereotypes “likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offense.” Playing off gender stereotypes to sell stuff is now explicitly against the law for advertisers in the UK. Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority announced the ban in December, with a six-month buffer period before it went into effect. And that announcement came shortly after the ASA published a 64-page report on how gender stereotypes in ads…

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Are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders the same? The debate, explained.

Are Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders the same? The debate, explained.

Sanders and Warren: two separate candidates with similar policies and fundamentally different politics. Listen to Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren speak, and the two couldn’t be more stylistically different. At the Poor People’s Campaign presidential forum held Monday on poverty and racism, Warren laid out her vision to end inequality with, “we start in America with a wealth tax,” explaining, in detail, her proposal for a 2 percent tax levied on assets more than…

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