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While we Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, America's so-called "leaders" are aggressively commercializing our parks, converting these jewels of the common good into just another corporate cash cow.
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Get ready to swallow your "Statistic of the Day!"
But first, to help you absorb the big one, here's a preliminary statistic for you: 158,000. That's the number of kindergarten teachers... [read more]
Good grief. Just when you think that self-delusional, right-wing extremists can't get any more delusional – they're now going after Ahmed Mohamed.
He's the 14-year-old, all American boy from Irving, Texas,... [read more]
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, here's one worth a thousand times that.
It's a shot of three Volkswagen board members, gathered for a press conference to announce the resignation... [read more]
Democracy is never given to us, but has to be won through constant struggle against elites who keep scheming to siphon ever-more of society's money and power from the many into their own hands. A... [read more]
In 1992, Ross Perot chose a complete unknown to he his presidential running mate. In his first debate, the VP candidate began by asking a question: "Who am I? Why am I here?"
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Donnie Trump is for it, Barack Obama is too, as are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.
"It" is the idea of finally ending a ridiculous tax loophole that was written... [read more]
The great rocker, writer, and activist Patti Smith has a song that brings all three of her talents into a single refrain: "People have the power/ To dream/ To rule/ To wrestle the world from... [read more]
We've got a new darling in the GOP presidential race: Carly Fiorina!
Being the darling du jour, however, can be dicey – just ask Rick Perry and Scott Walker, two former... [read more]
With marijuana prohibition finally ending in states and cities across the land – including full legalization and/or commercialization in Alaska, Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, and Washington, DC – who better than... [read more]