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Hedge Fund Managers Are Coming for Your State Pension Funds.

July 16th, 2015 · Comments Off on Hedge Fund Managers Are Coming for Your State Pension Funds. · Corporations and Industry, Economics, Fascism, government intervention, Health Care, Human Rights, Labor, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Romney, Social Security, The Budget, Wall Street

One of the most serious and largest scams now being perpetrated by the Republican Party on the American public is the “unfunded liability” state employee pension debate. The true story is essentially quite different from what they would have you believe.  The Republican governors have figured out that the best way to steal from the […]

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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, government intervention, 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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The Republicans’ First Act: Attack Abortion Rights

February 1st, 2015 · Comments Off on The Republicans’ First Act: Attack Abortion Rights · Abortion rights, Culture, Democracy, Education, government intervention, 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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Radical Changes in American Law Enforcement

November 13th, 2013 · Comments Off on Radical Changes in American Law Enforcement · Corporations and Industry, Culture, Democracy, Fascism, government intervention, Human Rights, Politics, Populism

We read more and more about severe changes to American local law enforcement. It is as if the world after 9/11 had adapted to a more dangerous mode of living. It is as if we hesitate when turning the key in the door or entering a new building or driving into a strange part of […]

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Inflation Versus Inaction

June 20th, 2013 · Comments Off on Inflation Versus Inaction · Corporations and Industry, Economics, General, government intervention, jobs, Lobbying, Politics, Populism

We now get a lot of activity from the theorists who say inflation is right around the corner. Every little up-tick in the interest rates, no matter how small, is seen as the first step in an upward spiral into the disaster of inflation. Well, who is saying this? It’s not the same economists who […]

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