National Politics

Should NY’s Left Have Challenged Cuomo?

Posted September 11, 2014 by

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took a huge election fall this week. After delivering for the poor as Clinton’s second HUD Secretary, Cuomo has often moved sharply right since since taking office. His scorn for the state’s Democrats gave home
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Call on Congress to Fully Fund Housing

Posted September 10, 2014 by NLIHC

Congress returns from August recess this week and will get to work on a continuing resolution (CR) to keep federal programs, including HUD’s housing programs, funded until mid-December. A CR is necessary if Congress does not pass an FY15 HUD
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Obama’s Betrayal

Posted September 9, 2014 by

President Obama’s latest broken commitment to millions of undocumented immigrants and their supporters is a stab in the back to all activists working for social change. After setting an end of summer deadline for an Executive Order legalizing millions, the
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Did Dems Miss Chance for Latino Mobilization?

Posted September 9, 2014 by Matt Barreto and Gary Segura

On June 30, 2014 president Obama announced that if Congress did not pass comprehensive immigration reform that he would implement an administrative order providing temporary legal status to millions of undocumented by the end of summer and before the November
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The Celebrity Photo Hacker’s Message To All Women

Posted September 3, 2014 by Jessica Goldstein

When a 4Chan poster hacked into more than 100 female celebrities’ iCloud accounts, leaking naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and others, Lawrence’s representative called the crime “a flagrant violation of privacy.” Of course it did not take long
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Uber’s War Against Lyft Gets Ugly

Posted August 28, 2014 by The Verge

Uber is arming teams of independent contractors with burner phones and credit cards as part of its sophisticated effort to undermine Lyft and other competitors. Interviews with current and former contractors, along with internal documents obtained by The Verge, outline
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Can Obama Resist Calls for War?

Posted August 26, 2014 by

As the United States grapples with underfunded schools, rising homelessness, and increased inequality,  the U.S. media elite has a solution: a new war. Not a war to reduce U.S. poverty, homelessness, or inequality, but another war to stop terrorism abroad.
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