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Opinion 2020-07-28T18:15:00Z
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Big Tech has no friends in Washington anymore

The CEOs of the four biggest tech companies — Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple — are going to testify to a House committee. It won't be pretty.
Opinion 2020-07-28T14:59:43Z
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There's a clear way for Congress to improve the PPP loan program and help America's small businesses

Streamlining the approval process so that PPP loans for many small businesses are forgiven quickly would save the economy money and help businesses.
Opinion 2020-07-28T12:34:40Z
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To help communities of color, Congress must extend the $600-a-week boosted unemployment benefit until the economy recovers

Recessions hit communities of color hard. To soften that blow and advance racial justice, Congress needs to extend the boosted unemployment benefit.
Opinion 2020-07-27T18:00:00Z

Trump's cynical plan to provoke chaos in America's cities is working

Sending in federal agents has made situations like Portland, Austin, and Seattle worse. This doesn't help anyone — except maybe Trump.
Opinion 2020-07-26T14:23:00Z

America's image around the world is being tarnished by the violent federal response in Portland

The aggressive federal response in Portland undermines America's message and hurts the already-damaged international perception of the US.

Trump knows his reelection chances are in trouble, so now he's trying to confuse Americans and erode trust in our elections

Trump is losing to Biden, according to almost every poll. So now he's trying to sow discord and confusion about the election.
Opinion 2020-07-26T13:04:00Z

I'm a college senior. I don't think students should go back to schools, even though it means I may miss my final year on campus.

I'm an incoming college senior who believes that the health risks for college students returning to campus are too great. Schools aren't prepared.

I was a Homeland Security prosecutor on Day One. How Trump is using my former department is damaging the country.

Opinion: The Department of Homeland Security was never meant to be a national police force or a presidential militia, but that's how it's being used.
Opinion 2020-07-26T12:23:00Z

The debate over masks is not a 'culture war,' stop calling it that

Trump's refusal to wear a mask was an attempt to impose his delusion that the coronavirus would disappear on Americans. That's what dictators do.
Opinion 2020-07-25T17:24:00Z

The pandemic is causing the rise of making real money from virtual worlds

Amid a worsening economy due to the COVID-19 crisis, virtual jobs are on the rise and may be here to stay.
Opinion 2020-07-25T13:22:00Z

Black communities were forgotten during the recovery from the Great Recession. We can't let that happen again.

During the Great Recession, communities of color were overlooked as recovery efforts focused on wealthier white people. That has to change.
Opinion 2020-07-25T12:08:00Z

'Surviving Autocracy' author Masha Gessen on Trump's casual racism, how his incompetence prevents accountability, and the institutions that failed us

The Trump project aims to "take American identity to an imaginary past," National Book Award winner Masha Gessen tells Business Insider in new interview.

The 8 questions that will shape the last 100 days of the campaign

Is Trump's fear message landing? Is the economy recovering or staggering? Is the pandemic easing and can Trump take credit? Has Biden been demonized?
Opinion 2020-07-24T14:15:00Z

If America is going to actually end police violence, it will take a movement like we've never seen before

The effort to curb police violence is going to take a monumental movement that not only includes protestors, but also . Two professors explain how.
Transportation 2020-07-23T18:21:38Z

When nobody was looking, Tesla turned into a manufacturing juggernaut

The company that long struggled with building cars is preparing to add plants in Germany and Texas as it moves toward a major expansion.
Opinion 2020-07-23T18:00:00Z

The bright spot in Trump's coronavirus response

The Trump administration's swift economic aid and willingness to pays billions for vaccines has been the only good part of the pandemic response.
Opinion 2020-07-23T14:14:26Z

Trump's not just 'playing' dictator anymore

Conservatives used to be terrified of federal agents invading cities or overreach by the government, but not anymore because Orange Man Good.
Opinion 2020-07-22T18:00:00Z

How long will the new, serious Trump last? A week?

Trump finally told people to wear masks and take the virus seriously. How long before he's bashing Biden and saying the virus will just go away?

A deal between Iran and China shows that 'getting tough' doesn't solve the US's problems

Opinion: The US's failed strategy not only fails at its intended purpose but it's also strengthened the bonds between our adversaries at our expense.
Opinion 2020-07-22T12:03:00Z

Trump always wanted his own police force. Portland is just his excuse to use it.

President Donald Trump loves "power" and "strength." Post-9/11 expansions of executive power have given him the secret police force he always wanted.
Opinion 2020-07-21T18:00:00Z

This is how democracy dies

Unmarked federal troops in Portland are just the latest worrying assault on America's democracy by the Trump administration.

Stop giving your money to presidential campaigns, donate to local races instead

Data shows that donations to presidential races don't mean much, but a donation to a local race can be much more influential.
Opinion 2020-07-21T13:05:56Z

The latest Republican coronavirus aid plan proves the GOP is living in a fantasyland

Republicans would offer so little help to states and people in a coronavirus aid bill that it's unclear whether they understand the problem at hand.

Trump's Covid-19 response shows he has given up on competition with China that doesn't involve guns and bombs

Opinion: In modern great-power competition, it takes more than military strength to win, and the US is showing it doesn't have much else to offer.
Opinion 2020-07-20T18:00:00Z

Democrats must abolish the filibuster if they win the Senate and White House

If Biden wins the White House and the Democrats take a majority in the Senate, the only option to get something done is to get rid of the filibuster.

A slew of former US ambassadors said disinformation is one of the world's biggest problems. It's time companies took the threat just as seriously.

Companies need to not only guard against disinformation about themselves, but also help to combat the risk to our society that misinformation creates.
Opinion 2020-07-19T15:04:00Z

The US meat industry is making people sick. If we want to fight disease and prevent future pandemics, it needs to be completely transformed.

Reorienting meat manufacturing to smaller scale farms may help curb global sickness caused by tainted meat.
Opinion 2020-07-19T14:27:00Z

The tech industry was supposed to help make the world more free, but instead it has turned into a tool of oppression

Tech companies have long gotten in the way of their own employees' fight for justice, and the evergreen search for profit could be to blame.

Trump used a high-risk, high-reward strategy to win in 2016. It looks like the same risky strategy is about to blow up in his face this time around.

Trump's negative campaign message in 2016 helped deliver him a slight win. The same strategy in 2020 has him trailing Joe Biden by a large margin.
Opinion 2020-07-19T12:23:00Z

The GOP's China hardliners are too scared to stand up to Trump and look more toothless by the day

China hawks are angry about Beijing's encroachment into Hong Kong, but the president's disinterest in their cause makes recent moves seem toothless.

The pandemic won't just radically reshape the 2020 election, it'll change how politicians campaign for years to come

Campaigns must look ahead to digital interactions as the COVID-19 crisis has totally changed the landscape of impacting potential voters.
Opinion 2020-07-18T13:48:00Z

Federal Reserve policy has failed Black Americans for decades. Now is the time to fix that.

The Federal Reserve has helped perpetuate economic inequality between Black and white Americans. The central bank now has the chance to change that.
Opinion 2020-07-18T13:12:00Z

The way the US measures poverty is outdated, misleading, and could leave millions of Americans without the help they need to make it through the pandemic

To measure poverty in the United States, we are using over 50-year-old models. This leaves out scores of poor people from the equation.
Opinion 2020-07-18T12:31:00Z

The leftist case for free speech as a tool for justice

The "Harper's letter" sparked a conversation about free expression and open debate. The left-wing case for free speech has been lost in the noise.
Retail 2020-07-17T20:35:21Z

Cracker Barrel cheese says anything can be a s'more. They are wrong.

Cracker Barrel recently tweeted: "Who said s'mores can only be made with marshmallows? Introducing: #SavorySmores." This tweet made me furious.

Trump has stopped doing his job

Trump isn't fulfilling his actual presidential duties and most of America is acting as if that isn't a deeply bizarre thing to happen.
Strategy 2020-07-17T11:59:00Z

It's time to be up front about the 3 neoliberal arguments that help keep racist economic systems in place in the US

Roosevelt Institute director Joelle Gamble says ideas like "a rising tide lifts all boats" are rigged to marginalize Black Americans.
Opinion 2020-07-16T23:07:00Z

The police rioted, and there was a lot of video

Cops can't be immune from the law, especially since it's their job to maintain lawfulness through force.
Opinion 2020-07-16T18:00:00Z

This is how structural racism works

A study found that Black people were treated worse when trying to apply for PPP small-business loans. That is structural racism in action.
Opinion 2020-07-16T14:47:23Z

There's an obvious way to strike back at China for the Hong Kong security law while scoring an economic win for the US

Want to strike back at China for the Hong Kong security law? Simple. Steal the brains from Hong Kong and bring them here.
Opinion 2020-07-16T12:02:00Z

We should legalize pot to fight the coronavirus

The novel coronavirus has destroyed countless jobs, and criminal-justice reform has never been more popular. Legalize marijuana already.
Opinion 2020-07-15T18:00:00Z

Government data is getting worse. That's a catastrophe.

Under Trump, government data on topics ranging from the pandemic to the climate to PPP loans is losing quality. That's a danger to America.
Opinion 2020-07-14T18:00:00Z

The Great Mask War is finally ending. It was so stupid.

People, even Republicans, are finally adopting the use of face masks to keep people safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Opinion 2020-07-14T12:42:52Z

There are clear reasons for the stock market's surge, despite the terrible pandemic news

The news about the COVID-19 pandemic is getting worse in places like Florida and California, but the stock market is going up anyway. Here's why.
Opinion 2020-07-13T18:00:00Z

What's the point of Trump's smear campaign against Fauci?

The Trump administration is bashing Dr. Fauci as the pandemic gets worse. But Fauci is helpful and could help Americans get through the crisis.
Opinion 2020-07-13T14:37:52Z

The pandemic exposed just how desperately America needs to overhaul our prison system

As protests grip the nation calling for criminal justice reform, the COVID-19 crisis exposes the intense need to reform our prison system.
Opinion 2020-07-12T14:18:00Z

It's finally time to defund the drug war

Calls to defund the police are justified, but we must also call for the reallocation of money from the destructive war on drugs.
Opinion 2020-07-12T13:31:00Z

Stop getting married at plantations

People are overlooking the atrocities that occurred at plantations in the south, and using them as wedding venues and tourist hot spots.
Opinion 2020-07-12T12:27:00Z

I'm a lawyer who has investigated thousands of cases of workplace discrimination. Here's how to go beyond anti-racist rhetoric and actually create an equitable workplace.

In the wake of George Floyd's death, companies have been making commitments to get better at diversity, but empty commitments aren't enough.
Opinion 2020-07-11T14:17:00Z

Charity from billionaires and corporations won't solve our country's deepest problems

Charities aren't accountable to voters and can't do the hard work to fix the problems with American society. We need government to step in.
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