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Biden’s record is good but voters don’t feel it. Character, not policy, is key to victory

The new Harris poll, conducted for The Guardian is troubling, not only because it shows Americans are still pessimistic about the economy but also...

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The Trump hush-money trial reveals a seedy world shot through with moral rot

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I remember the 1960s crackdowns against war protesters. This is a repeat

I’ve been spending the last several weeks trying to find out what’s really going on with the campus protests. I’ve met with students at...

05.05.2024 30

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Protesting slaughter – like students in the US are doing – isn’t antisemitism

The most important thing I teach my students is to seek out people who disagree with them. That’s because the essence of learning is testing one’s...

23.04.2024 10

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The death of the Republican party is not a tragedy to be celebrated

Last Sunday, on ABC’s This Week, host George Stephanopoulos asked Chris Sununu, New Hampshire’s Republican governor, about his recent switch from...

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Companies are using inflation to price-gouge Americans – and making it worse

We learned this week that the Consumer Price Index climbed 3.5% in March from a year earlier, up from 3.2% in February, and faster than most...

11.04.2024 100

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Want to make it in the Republican party? Pledge allegiance to the Big Lie

If you’re seeking employment at the Republican National Committee (RNC), you’re likely to be asked in your job interview if you believe the 2020...

28.03.2024 60

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My feeling about this presidential election? Nauseated optimism

I feel a nauseated optimism about the presidential election. I chose the word nauseated over cautious because my stomach is churning at the very...

13.03.2024 30

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Here’s what Joe Biden should say in his State of the Union address

Joe Biden is addressing the country today in his State of the Union address. Here’s some free advice about what he should say about the economy –...

07.03.2024 100

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The Republican party wants to turn America into a theocracy

In a case centering on wrongful-death claims for frozen embryos that were accidentally destroyed at a fertility clinic, the Alabama supreme court...

23.02.2024 3

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Yes, Trump is dominating the primaries. That doesn’t mean he’ll beat Biden

The mainstream media is flabbergasted at Trump’s success in sweeping the Iowa caucuses, dominating the polls, and destroying all his rivals but...

23.01.2024 30

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Jamie Dimon thinks Trump was ‘kind of right’ about a lot of things. What?

On Wednesday, speaking from the World Economic Forum’s confab in Davos, Switzerland, Jamie Dimon – chair and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, the largest...

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As the election looms, we must be alert to Trump’s threats of vigilante justice

Donald Trump has galvanized an army of vigilantes who are casting a fearsome shadow over the 2024 election. It’s impossible to know how large this...

19.01.2024 10

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Republicans make wild claims about the dangers of immigration. Here’s the truth

Trumpist Republicans are using the surge of illegal immigration at the southern border of the US, as well as a surge of migrants seeking legal asylum,...

12.01.2024 100

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The five truths Trump hopes you will forget about 6 January 2021

Three years ago this week, the United States Capitol was attacked by thousands of armed loyalists of Donald Trump, some intent on killing members of...

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Follow Robert Reich Powerful donors managed to push out Harvard’s Claudine Gay. But at what cost?

Amid accusations of plagiarism and continuing outrage among Harvard’s major donors at her alleged failure to condemn Hamas and defend Israel,...

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Here are 10 new year resolutions for saving American democracy

This week not only marks the start of a new year, but also a terrifyingly high-stakes ride for America – with slightly over 10 months to the...

02.01.2024 30

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Mainstream media is playing into Trump’s neo-fascist hands. I’m sticking with democracy and the Guardian

The reason I write a column for the Guardian is the same reason I read it daily: I trust it. Not just the facts it conveys but also its judgment about...

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Academic freedom is the loser when big donors hound US university presidents

America’s prestigious universities play a big role in determining who gets into America’s wealthy elite. A degree from Harvard, Penn or MIT, to...

12.12.2023 10

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We need to talk about the United States’ mental health crisis – and its larger causes

I want to talk about an uncomfortable topic that needs much more open discussion than it’s receiving: the United States’ extraordinarily high...

11.12.2023 70

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The frantic battle over OpenAI shows that money triumphs in the end

How do we gain access to artificial intelligence’s huge potential benefits – such as devising new life-saving drugs or finding new ways to teach...

28.11.2023 20

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Billionaires are lining up to fund Donald Trump’s anti-democratic agenda

As an ever-greater portion of the nation’s total wealth goes to the top, it’s hardly surprising that ever more of that wealth is corrupting US...

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Is the pendulum of power swinging towards US unions?

The United Auto Workers has scored a major victory. It’s still awaiting a vote by union members, but it’s a big deal – a 25% wage increase over...

01.11.2023 8

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Is the fever of Trumpism starting to break?

There’s reason to feel a bit more secure about the strength of American democracy, notwithstanding Donald Trump’s escalating threats. For one...

03.10.2023 100

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It’s fantastic that Biden is joining the UAW picket line. But he should go further

Kudos to Joe Biden for joining the United Auto Workers picket line on Tuesday. He’s the first president to join a picket line in living memory. But...

26.09.2023 60

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The Guardian view on Keir Starmer in the Élysée: a cautious charm offensive

I f it’s Tuesday, it must be Paris. In the past few days, a whirlwind foreign tour has given Sir Keir Starmer the chance to pose as Britain’s...

20.09.2023 4

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19.09.2023 5

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Strikes aren’t bad for the US economy. They’re the best thing that could happen

America is in the midst of the biggest surge in labor activity in a quarter-century. The United Auto Workers (UAW), the Writers Guild of America, the...

19.09.2023 5

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Third party candidates will help Trump win

Whether they intend to be or not, third-party groups such as No Labels and the Green party are in effect front groups for Trump in 2024. No Labels has...

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