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Want to see pure altruism in action? Go to Washington, DC – not to the marbled buildings of the federal government, but to the real city, where ordinary folks live.
There you’ll find... [read more]
Al Capone was a bad boy. How bad? He cheated on his income taxes. They sent him to prison for that. Not for the people he gunned down, nor for any of the other gross... [read more]
Well, finally! Hard-right congressional leaders and the Obama White House have agreed that interest rates on student loans should not double to nearly 7 percent, as they let happen early in July. Instead, college students... [read more]
"Stop the moochers!" shouted a flock of GOP budget whackers in the US House recently, as they literally ripped all food stamp funding out of the farm bill.
They say they're... [read more]
At last, a fast food giant that gives a damn about the economic hardships faced by low-wage workers.
Not only does McDonald's care, but, by gollies, the good executives who... [read more]
It's back. The Patriot Act – a grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors – has risen again, this time with an added twist of Orwellian intrusiveness from the Obamacans.
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It’s so great – truly heartwarming – to see billionaires devoting their deepest thoughts to finding solutions for eradicating poverty.
For example, I can’t begin to tell you how grateful America’s... [read more]
Most of America's corporate, political, and media cognoscenti are street-preaching proselytizers of the holy virtues of NAFTA-style trade deals. "Believe!" they shout, with the fervor of corporatized Elmer Gantries.
But the... [read more]
One thing I've come to value in the last couple of years is the altruism and keen economic insights of the fourth richest man in America: Charles Koch.
Even though Koch... [read more]
Is it just me, or has American politics regressed from its normal abnormal to become full-blown wacky? So many politicos these days seem off-the-wall, personally peculiar… and, dare I say it: Queer?
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