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Entries from February 20th, 2015

How Cable Companies Use ALEC to Get in Your Pocket

February 20th, 2015 · Comments Off on How Cable Companies Use ALEC to Get in Your Pocket · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism

About 100 million people in the U.S. pay for what by comparison with other countries is substandard cable or satellite TV every year. Both our cable and our Internet pale in comparison and yet are twice as expensive as the same services are in…oh, say…Paris! Yes, one of the most expensive cities in the world […]

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Republicans Attacking Americans’ Affordable Health Care

February 9th, 2015 · Comments Off on Republicans Attacking Americans’ Affordable Health Care · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, Obstruction, Politics, Populism

The Patient’s Responsibility and Affordable Health Care Act—commonly known as Obamacare—had a remarkable milestone recently. After something like the 50th or 60th Republican House vote to repeal (one loses count after so many) the Affordable Care Act, one must ask—why? Hasn’t that plan worked out rather well? How has that plan, one whose signing into […]

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The Republicans’ First Act: Attack Abortion Rights

February 1st, 2015 · Comments Off on The Republicans’ First Act: Attack Abortion Rights · Abortion rights, Democracy, Education, Health Care, Human Rights, Politics, Populism

The Republicans have returned to power. They now control the House of Representatives and the Senate. They rode in on a wave of gerrymandered House seats and the contributions of hugely wealthy political Pacs. The Senate victory was predictable, as the money went even farther there. The Republicans elected 54 Senators by winning all 9 […]

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