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the havoc that the wealthy wreak

Another must read on Brexit. It’s embarrassing, trying to explain Brexit to Americans. It’s like trying to explain wildfires to people whose houses are underwater. Given that Americans have their own political horror show to watch through their fingers as their … Continue reading

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why the deficit and budget deal is a big thing

While we appear to have dodged the bullet (provided the next set of votes go through, that is), I thought it was still of importance to understand why this whole thing has been so important and why it has taken … Continue reading

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the rich are held to a different standard

From MoveOn.org: If that doesn’t infuriate you, nothing will. Like 0

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shared sacrifice, by bernie sanders

A letter to the President: Shared Sacrifice Everyone understands that over the long-term we have got to reduce the deficit – a deficit that was caused mainly by Wall Street greed, tax breaks for the rich, two wars, and a … Continue reading

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this n that

Look. Legally THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF BLACKMAIL AND EXTORTION. Why isn’t Breitbart being arrested and prosecuted FOR BLACKMAIL?? (Breitbart won’t release X-rated photo of Weiner, via Dan Savage) Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger who first reported on the lewd … Continue reading

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this n that

This seems oddly politically tone-deaf — I’m astonished that the Republican House is refusing to pass such a thing (it passed unanimously in the Senate): No House resolution honoring military’s bin Laden mission. The house GOPers may have seen it … Continue reading

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the grossness of wealth inequality

I just thought I’d pass this tidbit along Just take a look at the latest reports on what the top hedge fund managers haul in. In 2010 John Paulson led the list with a record $4.9 billion in personal earnings. … Continue reading

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this n that

Fighting Back: Corporate Control? Not in These Communities Save Our Schools: March and National Call to Action Top 10 Worst Things about the Republicans’ Immoral Budget GOP Thuggery: Disenfranchisment major theme: NH GOP Seeks To Disenfranchise Students Who ‘Just Vote … Continue reading

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You know, in the U.S. the revolution would be fucking overlooked: Poll: Barely Half Of Americans Know Health Care Law Hasn’t Been Repealed. The crazy on unions just keeps piling up: GOP-union debate escalates in Indiana Oklahoma panel votes to … Continue reading

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more political pwnage — this time, Walker

Update, below. Updated again. Updated a third time. A quick recap in case you’ve been busy reading other news: Governor Walker is he of the Wisconsin budget fiasco wherein he instituted tax cuts that unbalanced the budget which he then … Continue reading

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Hell, yes: Taxes are the membership fees for a civilized society

Take a look at this: Vision: Everyday Brits Are in Revolt Against Wealthy Tax Cheats — Can We Do That Here? Imagine a parallel universe where the Great Crash of 2008 was followed by a Tea Party of a very … Continue reading

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I just…what? GLAAD Angry About Westboro Radio Deal. So, the haters from Westboro Baptist church have been blocked from picketing the funeral, which is good. In return, they’ve got a deal to broadcast their hate and vitriol on radio. Here’s … Continue reading

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Boosting the signal: Guest Post – Carl Siciliano Youth homeless shelters in NYC are taking a severe beating with the budget cuts. Carl Siciliano, the Executive Director of Ali Forney Center describes the magnitude of the problem. If you can … Continue reading

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