A Speech I’ve Needed to Give

One of America’s great men, FDR, although not without faults, began the practice of speaking to the nation via radio shortly after he was inaugurated in the winter of 1933. He was talking about the banking crisis that then enveloped the nation and his aim to was to alert the people about the problem and then sell them on his drastic proposals to shut all the banks, audit any and all of them, and then reopen the ones that were basically sound and put in place restrictions and guarantees that still underlay the banking system in this country.

The unfettered view of the night sky is a highlight of Allagash trips

The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is a spectacular 92-mile long river and lake area like no other waterway in the eastern United States. To those who are willing to get off the beaten path and unplug from technology it offers remarkable natural beauty, an opportunity to experience solitude and escape from the constant demands of our busy world.

For too long Lyft and Uber have abused drivers like me. Not any more | Edan Alva

A new California law will finally give thousands of misclassified workers the rights and protections that everyone deserves

Have you ever taken a ride using the Lyft app? There’s a chance I drove you.

I’ve worked in the gig economy for over four years, mostly as a Lyft driver. I started driving to make money during my hour-long commute to work. When I lost my full time job, Lyft became my primary source of income.

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How Trump could lose the popular vote again – and hold the White House

Hillary Clinton won a majority but lost the presidency in the electoral college. A close election could bring a repeat

Some defeats never lose their sting. In Washington this week, Hillary Clinton summed up her bid for the White House in 2016.

Related: America needs ranked choice voting – here’s why

Badger cull in England extended to ‘unimaginable scale’

The controversial badger cull in England has been expanded to an “unimaginable scale”, according to a leading expert who warned the government is paying far too little attention to the transmission of tuberculosis between cattle when they are traded. Ministers approved culling in 11 new areas on Wednesday, taking the total to 43. Up to […]

Donald Trump is no hero of the working class. And the GM strikers know it | Robert Reich

The walkout at General Motors is a predictable and powerful result of the president’s own kind of capitalism

Donald Trump pretends to be a tribune of the working class, standing up for American jobs. Last week nearly 50,000 General Motors workers went on strike to get what they see as their fair share of its profits and stop further layoffs. Trump’s response? A shrug.

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