Unions Fighting Single-Payer Are Fighting Against Their Workers’ Interests

March 4, 2020 - 1:42am

In early February, as the momentum of the primaries gathered behind Bernie Sanders, the senator’s universal health care plan took center stage in Las Vegas, promising working-class Nevadans comprehensive access to health care and relief from soaring medical costs. Nonetheless, one of Medicare for All’s biggest critics in the lead-up to the Nevada caucus seemed to come from one of Sanders’s key constituent groups: organized labor.

Klobuchar Ends Her Campaign and Plans to Endorse Biden

March 3, 2020 - 6:26am

Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has suspended her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Klobuchar’s exit from the race leaves her fellow Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as the only viable woman vying to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
The senator from Minnesota plans to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden, according to the Associated Press.

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises in Iran Amid US Sanctions and Government Negligence

March 3, 2020 - 5:54am

The official coronavirus death toll in Iran, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, has risen to at least 54 — the highest number of fatalities outside of China, where the outbreak began. Experts say the real number of people who died from the disease may be as high as 200. This comes after Iran’s deputy health minister, Iraj Harirchi, posted a video on social media last week acknowledging he contracted coronavirus.

US-Taliban Deal Hailed as Breakthrough, But Violence Likely to Continue

March 3, 2020 - 5:22am

The U.S. has signed a deal with the Taliban aimed at drawing down its military presence and ending its 18-year war in Afghanistan. The long-anticipated deal comes after a year and a half of negotiations and following a week-long partial truce. Officials hope the accord will set the stage for a more detailed peace plan that creates a power-sharing arrangement and lasting ceasefire, but the deal did not include a key player: the U.S.-backed Afghanistan government.