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America's tax system is rigged to protect the rich and powerful

The US tax system is rigged, and it is breaking the country in more ways than one. Much of the Republican Party lives and breathes to protect the rich and powerful from paying taxes, and Democrats like Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia too often side with them. Meanwhile, public opinion -- strongly supporting higher taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations -- counts for little because the rich have undue influence over the political class.

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Opinion: The shocking government leak that changed everything in 1971

On Saturday, the US Justice Department announced that it would no longer seize reporters' records as part of leak investigations. The announcement came after President Joe Biden told CNN that the practice was "wrong, it's simply, simply wrong. I will not let that happen." The shift in policy came as a surprise, since such seizures had happened under both Republican and Democratic administrations -- including while Biden was vice president.

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Opinion: Manchin is on the wrong side of history

It's not an understatement to say we're facing a crisis of democracy. At a time when Republican state legislators are banning people from handing water to voters in line, closing down polling places and restricting absentee voting, Democrats must be united in taking bold action to fight back.

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Opinion: On transformative legislation, Joe Manchin should step up

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is wrong to choose to vote against the For the People Act, a bill that would increase election security and access to voting and reduce the influence of big money in politics. To pretend that former President Donald Trump's Republican Party will act in good faith to preserve democracy is naive.

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AOC says this message from Kamala Harris is 'disappointing'

Since departing for her first foreign trip in office to Guatemala and Mexico, Vice President Kamala Harris, has drawn criticism from both Republicans and Democrats as she looks to tackle the root causes of migration toward the US. CNN's Jeremy Diamond reports.

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Opinion: Biden no better at making deals than the 'former guy'

The news that infrastructure talks have broken down between President Joe Biden and Republican Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) is disappointing, if not surprising. Despite giving several inches, Biden was always unlikely to agree to a price tag that Republicans would accept (although he should have, as a way to show America that he -- and not progressive factions of the Democratic party -- are leading the charge).

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