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Headlines periodically blare that this regulator or that has imposed another jawdropping assessment on some gross polluter or other corporate criminal. “Justice Department Slaps BP with $20.8 Billion Punishment” the media shouted months after the... [read more]
Rick Snyder is butt deep in water woes.
First, the right-wing Michigan governor did a belly flop into the deep waters of autocracy when he literally suspended democracy in the city... [read more]
Not only have corporate outrages become commonplace, but the level of the outrages have gone nuclear.
Take Martin Shkreli – please! The 32-year-old CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals launched the drug maker... [read more]
The dictionary defines a patriot as, "One who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests."
Supports authority? Hooey. An American patriot is one who supports the egalitarian ideals... [read more]
Not only have crowds been streaming into arenas all around the country to hear Bernie Sanders' fact-studded speeches, but ordinary Americans have also been pitching in small donations (averaging only $23 each) to self-finance a... [read more]
The mantra of every Koch-headed, right-wing politico is that "government should be run like a business."
Welcome to Flint, Michigan. This impoverished, mostly African-American city has indeed been run like a... [read more]
One big difference between the rich and the poor in our country is that the rich don't tend to have their drinking water poisoned by their own governor.
Not that... [read more]
When I crossed paths with a Democratic campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come to the local IBEW hall to hear Bernie, adding that the Vermont senator was pondering a run for... [read more]
The word "free" in "free enterprise" is not an adjective, it's a verb – as in, let's "free up" the enterprise of small businesspeople who're locked out of the marketplace by monopoly power.
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The uber-rich like to collect trophies as proof of their unsurpassed uberness.
These are not like the tacky brass trophy you won in a bowling tournament. No, no – global ultra-billionaires... [read more]