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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]
Public education used to be, you know, public – as in: An essential societal investment for the betterment of all, paid for by all through school taxes.
In addition to... [read more]
Phil Gramm, the former right-wing senator from Texas, has surprised me.
I had assumed he had zero charitable instincts, for he kept trying to kill such poor people's programs as food... [read more]
While our presidents praise America's magnificent national park system, they're not maintaining them. Bill Clinton, for example, spoke of how lucky he was to have Hot Springs National Park as a childhood playground. Yet he... [read more]