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Warren: why did the Justice Dept. go easy on big banks?
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National
Warren: why did the Justice Dept. go easy on big banks?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is demanding information from the Justice Department about actions that Trump administration officials took last year to reduce the penalties against two large banks that sold faulty mortgages to investors in the run-up to the financial crisis.
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Waging peace, healing our nation
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Opinion
Waging peace, healing our nation
We have suffered 255 mass shootings this year – that’s more than 1 mass shooting a day. With every bullet that’s fired, with every life that is stolen, with every community that is torn apart – we are becoming increasingly traumatized.
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Impeachment: The constitutionally-approved procedure
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Editorial
Impeachment: The constitutionally-approved procedure
While informed Americans should want to vote against a candidate for president who is disloyal to the country, Congress has a duty beyond political opposition to remove an offending president by the impeachment process.
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Opinion
Bold actions needed to abate debt crisis
Clearly, public policy reforms can and should address the national student debt crisis.
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Patriotism on the wane
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Editorial
Patriotism on the wane
A decidedly unpatriotic president and a series of questionable wars have challenged Americans’ notions of love for country.
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Opinion
CFPB denies duty to enforce military lending act
Acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney has halted its use of its supervisory powers to fulfill its mandate of Military Lending Act enforcement. Keywords:
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Impeachment — an involved process
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Editorial
Impeachment — an involved process
The ultimate device to remove a flawed president is the next election, but four years between elections can be a long time to wait. The Founding Fathers anticipated earlier removal, but impeachment is wisely not so simple that it can become a normal strategy for reversing an unfortunate election result.
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Editorial
Medicare for All: A shared benefit
Medicare for All is a primary issue for Sen. Bernie Sanders. At the very least, Americans should learn more about the problem as he campaigns.
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Opinion
Nation’s racial wealth divide worsens with federal tax cuts
From 1983-2016, the median black family saw their wealth drop by more than half after adjusting for inflation, compared to a 33 percent increase for the median white households.
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Progressives, women prevail in Chicago elections
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National
Progressives, women prevail in Chicago elections
The scene hardly had the look of history being made. On an Election Day with low turnout, the voting booths stood empty. Outside, the surrounding blocks in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood were mostly quiet except for the sound of the bitterly cold wind.
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Opinion
Mueller report won’t likely change much
Not a day passes without speculation somewhere in the media about when Special Counsel Robert Mueller will release his report and just what exactly it will say about Trump.
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Words have power
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Editorial
Words have power
Those pursuing abstract causes have to avoid the improper use of language lest they harm their objectives. That happened to some extent with “affirmative action,” and a careless usage of “socialism” seems to be developing.
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