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Does the ACLU Any Longer Defend Civil Liberty?

February 24, 2018 - 3:21am

Does the ACLU Any Longer Defend Civil Liberty?
Paul Craig Roberts
There are many signs of American collapse. One of the most scary is the fact that the American Civil Liberties Union no longer knows what are the civil liberties it purports to defend. Identity Politics has transformed civil rights into privileges for victim groups.

"Police Reform Is a Dead End": Alex Vitale on "The End of Policing"

February 24, 2018 - 1:10am
"Police Reform Is a Dead End": Alex Vitale on "The End of Policing"

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Do the police protect communities or suppress them? Alex S. Vitale argues that far too often, it is the latter, and that it is only through the radical rethinking of policing and the role of communities in building safe neighborhoods can effective change be achieved. Get The End of Policing with a donation to Truthout now!

What Marxism Can Tell Us About Organizing for Gun Reform

February 23, 2018 - 4:00pm

World-famous filmmaker Raoul Peck is releasing a film today in Los Angeles and New York on the life and times of Karl Marx. It's called "The Young Karl Marx." The film's release comes as the head of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, broke his silence after last week’s Florida school shooting that left 17 dead, attacking gun control advocates as communists in an address to the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC.

How Medicaid Work Requirements Will Harm Older Americans

February 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
How Medicaid Work Requirements Will Harm Older Americans

Many of the 8.5 million Americans age 50-64 who receive Medicaid became eligible due to the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid to more low-income adults. But Medicaid coverage for many older Americans is at risk due to the Trump administration's decision to let states impose work requirements on enrollees.(Photo: Stígur Már Karlsson / Heimsmyndir)

Trump Administration Proposes Rule to Loosen Curbs on Short-Term Health Plans

February 23, 2018 - 1:19am

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Insurers will again be able to sell short-term health insurance good for up to 12 months under a proposed rule released Tuesday by the Trump administration that could further roil the marketplace.

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