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Republican tax scam: make america grieve again Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (2 comments)     

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So you think You'll Get a Tax Break, or tax cut? Really? So, you think you're getting a middle-class tax cut? Well, first of all only, about half the middle class might get even a tiny tax cut. The other half of the middle class is going to pay more.

Kochfest 2017 Billionaires: Time To Get What We Paid For! Saturday, November 11, 2017 (9 comments)     

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It Doesn't Cost Billionaires Anything To Oppress You Republicans will never ever speak out against pollution because the donor class is making money on that, against guns because the donor class is making money on that, against the obscene profits the pharmaceutical industry is making because the Republican donor class is making money off that.

Judge Roy Moore Speech at his Senate Race Rally Saturday, November 4, 2017 (3 comments)     

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What America's Founders Would Say to Alabama's Fundamentalist Hustler Roy Moore Moore's main arguments for keeping a graven image of the Ten Commandments in the Alabama Supreme Court rotunda are, he said, that America is a Judeo/Christian nation founded by Christians, and that the foundation of American law is the Bible and the Ten Commandments. He's repeating these claims in his run for the Senate.

Sad Flag Tuesday, October 17, 2017 (29 comments)     

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The America I Knew Has Almost Disappeared There's really very little democracy left in our democracy. Our votes are handled in secret by private, unaccountable for-profit corporations. Our laws are written, more often than not, by corporate lawyers/lobbyists or representatives of billionaire-level wealth. And our media is owned by the same class of investors/stockholders, so it's a stretch to expect them to do much critical reporting.

Image created from image crediting Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (9 comments)     

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What the Corporate News Industry Won't Ever Tell Its Audience When the only metric is profit, everything can be explained by profit. And profit doesn't give a damn about morality or democracy or you or me or even the future of our nation or world. It's essentially a sociopathic business model, which works out really well for sociopathic politicians and the sociopathic polluters who own them -- and the media they lavish billions onto.

The Second Amendment Tuesday, October 3, 2017 (45 comments)     

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So Few Americans Understand What the Second Amendment Is Really About -- or Its Dark History The Second Amendment, which is now used by the weapons industry to justify selling weapons of war to civilians, was originally created, at least in part, to help preserve slavery in the South. You really couldn't ask for a better metaphor for everything that's challenging about America and its history.

President Ronald Reagan Saturday, September 30, 2017 (9 comments)     

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How the Republican Party Has Conned America for Over 30 Years Ronald Reagan was the first national Republican politician to suggest that he could cut taxes on rich people and businesses, that those tax cuts would cause them to take their surplus money and build factories to make more stuff, and that the more stuff there was supplying the economy the faster it would grow.

New Health Care Bill: #BernieCare Saturday, September 16, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Berniecare finally arrives Conservatives hate bureaucracy. So when will they get behind Bernie Sanders' single-payer plan, which would do away with the paper-pushing waste in our healthcare system once and for all? Berniecare is finally here.

Donald Trump Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (6 comments)     

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The Media Is Creating a Left-Wing "Threat" to Balance Out the Awful Racist Right-Wing Hordes Who Threaten Civil Society Given all the "mainstream" press now being thrown at the Antifa movement, it's a sure thing that they're going to be the Administration's and the media's next big boogeyman. Somewhere out there is the next Marinus van der Lubbe, and Trump and his press are ready. Look out.

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Why the GOP Sides With the Klan and the Nazis Trump will threaten North Korea with nukes, but won't even name the terrorists who showed up in Virginia. And it's very, very hard to find an elected Republican (who isn't a presidential wannabe) who will call this what it is: White Christian Racial Terrorism.

Image created from image crediting Saturday, July 29, 2017 (15 comments)     

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The Past 5 GOP Presidents Have Used Fraud and Treason to Steer Themselves to Electoral Victory The Trump and Republican campaign of 2016, Americans are now discovering, was nearly all lies, well-supported by a vast right-wing media machine and a timid, profit-obsessed "mainstream" corporate media. Meanwhile, it seemed that all the Democrats could say was, "The children are watching!" Fraud, treason, and lies have worked well for the GOP for half a century.

Umm...can we talk about the elephant in the room? Thursday, July 6, 2017 (12 comments)     

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Is America Past the Point of No Return? While climate change is ravaging the world, the administration of billionaire oligarch Donald Trump has pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate change agreement and is rolling back climate-protecting rules on behalf other oligarchs in the oil, coal and gas business so they can continue to use our atmosphere as a sewer.

FDR - Lesson on the Use of Propaganda.mp4 FDR points out the irony in Republicans trying to blame him Saturday, May 6, 2017 (12 comments)     

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Republicans' Vicious and Immoral Health Care Bill Is Just Part of a Sinister Long Game While Democrats are jubilant that the GOP passed a terrible healthcare/tax-cut bill through the House, which they think will cause voters to reject the GOP in 2018, it's a very, very premature celebration. The Republicans are playing a longer game here, one based on a time-tested strategy first explicated by Machiavelli and fully put into place by Goebbels in the early 1930s, then fine-tuned by Reagan through the 1980s.

Climate Emergency Rally - Melbourne Monday, April 24, 2017 (4 comments)     

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The Bizarre Experience of Watching Cable News in America on Earth Day Nobody's Talking About How People Are Getting Rich by Destroying the Planet Just exactly what the hell are they afraid of? Are the fossil fuel billionaires, corporations, and lobby really so strong that they can cow entire television networks and newspapers? Not to mention politicians?

Marco Rubio's Quest to Kill Obamacare Monday, March 20, 2017 (3 comments)     

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How Republicans Quietly Sabotaged Obamacare Long Before Trump Came into Office Donald Trump identified the wrong culprit as the person who poison-pilled Obamacare for 2017. That distinction would go to Marco Rubio (and his Republican helpers in the Senate). Democrats should have been screaming bloody murder for the past two years. Maybe they can start now, every time a reporter or Republican says, "Obamacare is failing..."

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Right-Wing Billionaires Have a Project to Rewrite Our Constitution, and They Are Shockingly Close to Pulling It Off The billionaire right's behavior today eerily parallels the day in 1936 when Roosevelt said, "In vain they seek to hide behind the flag and the Constitution. In their blindness they forget what the flag and the Constitution stand for." It's critical that we call out these economic royalists for what they're doing, and not let them and their minions rewrite our Constitution.

Tough Times Tough Shit: The Republican philosophy Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Here's Proof Republicans Are Done With Democracy The families of Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Samuel DeBose, and Sandra Bland (among thousands of others), and increasingly in Trumpworld, anybody who looks Hispanic or Muslim, or even has a Muslim-sounding name like the son of Muhammad Ali, can tell you something about selective enforcement of the law in America. This is not what democracy looks like.

GOP Tax Cuts Are Devastating Friday, February 24, 2017 (14 comments)     

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The Perennial GOP Tax Scam With the GOP in power, get ready to see working people's pay start dropping again, as it did starting in the 1980s after Reagan's tax cut and in the early 2000s after Bush's. Also get ready to see income inequality grow even worse, as the truly rich see a big boost in their take-home pay and thus their overall wealth, while working people and our nation's infrastructure get screwed.

Donald_Trump_at_Aston%2C_PA_September_37th.jpg: Donald Trump Sunday, February 5, 2017 (1 comments)     

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Trump Lends the Banksters a Hand Donald Trump just pulled off the biggest bait-and-switch in American history. Back when he was a presidential candidate, Trump said things about the big banks that made him sound like a Bernie Sanders Democrat. In his final ad before Election he blasted the "global power structure" that was robbing the country blind at the expense of working Americans. That ad will go down in history as a con job of epic proportions.

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The Coming War on Net Neutrality Net neutrality doesn't threaten freedom or hold back investment -- net neutrality keeps the Internet the way we've always known it: everyone's online content and services are treated the exact same way as anyone else's, no matter whether the creator is a tech-savvy amateur or a giant multinational like Microsoft.

Replace Insecure http://www.lifestylecent.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/press-freedom.jpg Saturday, January 14, 2017 (57 comments)     

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The Trump Story the Media Dare Not Utter Freedom of the press in America has become as much an economic as a political issue. This is problematic, because no democracy can survive when most of the media has a sole commitment to profit with little consideration for the public good. The Trump presidency is virtually entirely a product of our modern for-profit, highly-consolidated media.

More GOP Election Rigging Saturday, January 7, 2017 (4 comments)     

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The Massive Election-Rigging Scandal the Media Ignored In 2016, the Democratic Party and the American media and American people have wrongly decided that America should not count the votes that were not cast in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and so many other places that determined the presidency of the United States.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 (4 comments)     

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Will Trump Provoke a Serious Conflict with China? The so-called "pivot to Asia" that President Obama made the centerpiece of his long-term foreign policy agenda was also predicated in large part on the idea that China is a potential adversary that needs to be countered -- perhaps by force. But is China really our enemy? Or are we just turning them into one? And are we risking nuclear annihilation in the process?

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Here's How We Can Really Protect America It's time to wake up and realize that we've become the planet's village idiots. Giant transnational corporations and the politicians the Supreme Court has allowed them to own have sold us out. We're the only developed country in the world that doesn't aggressively practice at least some form of protectionism.

Donald Trump Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (21 comments)     

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The Danger With Trump's "Election Rigging" Talk The real problem with Trump's rigged election talk is that it will give Republican legislatures all across the country a new justification to ramp up their war on young people, people of color and older people voting. The base will want it because Trump will have primed them for it, and so will the party establishment, because they've always worked to suppress the vote.

Wells Fargo Friday, October 14, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Our Giant Experiment With "Greed Is Good" Has Failed If we really want to stop other banks from doing what Wells Fargo did, we need to repudiate Reaganomics and the tax structure and business rules that allow it flourish. Start enforcing the Sherman Act and break up the giant corporate monopolies. Raise the top tax rate. And eliminate the corporate deduction for compensating executives with stock and stock options.

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Now, Every Storm Is a Climate Change Storm We can't stop every extreme storm event from happening, but we can demand that our politicians make our planet's climate crisis their top priority; we can put a price on carbon and start funding efforts to make our cities greener and more resilient; and, we can hold the fossil fuel industry accountable for lying to consumers and investors about the threat that their business model poses to humanity.

climate-change Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (41 comments)     

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Time To Save the World Now We are rapidly running out of time to stop climate change. We're already in the danger zone, and every single day we keep pumping fossil fuels into the atmosphere just pushes us closer towards total climate devastation. The situation may even be worse than most people realize. Let's get to work before it's too late.

Ronald Reagan Saturday, October 1, 2016 (8 comments)     

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Forty Years of Reaganism Behind Like the crash in Philadelphia last year, this crash was preventable, and we can prevent it from happening again, but to do so, we need to address our nation's infrastructure and public transportation crises. We need to reject Reaganism once and for all, and we need a massive government investment to bring US infrastructure into the 21st century.

United_States_of_America_Flag_at_Half-mast_in_New_England_in_Summer_2015.jpg: Unite Thursday, September 29, 2016 (1 comments)     

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The US Is a Country, Not a Business With Reaganomics came the idea that government isn't the solution, it's the problem. But this mantra is the source of many things wrong with this country. By waging war on government, which they call the "problem," Ronald Reagan and his contemporary followers in the Republican Party have sold us out to big business.

The Most Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (5 comments)     

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We Have All Won an Oligarchy and Lost a Democracy Since Reagan killed the Fairness Doctrine and the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, our media has completely shifted from "news" to infotainment. It's largely fact-free, and the only things discussed are personalities, gotchas and the horse-race claptrap. It's completely free of facts that would give us any information, context or understanding of the role that corporate power plays in our lives.

Climate Change and Health Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Goldman Sachs Is Acknowledging Climate Change. Why Isn't the GOP? The Republican Party. The so-called Grand Old Party, the party of Lincoln, is the only major political party in the developed world that denies man-made climate change. Despite all the evidence, despite the fact that the past 16 months have been the hottest on record, despite the fact that we're now seeing 1,000-year weather events on monthly basis -- despite all this, the Republican Party still refuses to accept reality.

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Why Does Trump Survive Scandals? Because Scandals Are Part of His Appeal Trump is someone who's made billions by hustles and bribes, and he's not going to suddenly change once he becomes president. He'll still be the same privileged bully he's always been. If he brings his corrupt deal-making skills to the White House, expect him and his buddies to get rich and US workers to get the shaft. That's the way it's always been with Trump the businessman; it's the way it'll be with Trump the politician.

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Don't Buy the Hype -- the TPP Won't Secure the US All this talk about "confronting China" and "preserving American hegemony" is doublespeak aimed at keeping the American people in the dark about the corporate grab bag the TPP really is. When it comes down to it, the TPP is just another neoliberal corporate plan to reduce national sovereignty and strengthen the role corporations play in running the world.

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Bus Drivers Shouldn't Pay More Taxes Than Millionaires Even though it only benefits about 2,000 people every year, the carried interest loophole costs taxpayers -- you and me -- about $2 billion in lost revenue every single year. Closing it, some studies have found, could bring in as much $18 billion over 10 years.

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The Tax Evasion Double Standard: How US CEOs Are Withholding Revenue We need to rein in companies that put their company's profits ahead of the well-being of the United States and act like paying taxes is a negotiation. Our tax code needs to be fixed to encourage companies to come home and pay their taxes, and to block companies from doing business in the US without paying their fair share.

Obama Moves Forward With TPP Despite Democratic Objections Saturday, August 20, 2016 (2 comments)     

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TiSA" Big Brother and Big Business Together By far the most sweeping deal that's being negotiated in secret and largely overlooked by activists is the Trade in Services Agreement, also known as TiSA. TiSA will undermine citizens' privacy and governments' sovereignty, and negotiators are hoping to have a deal finalized by the end of this year. It will cripple our democratic republic by making it even easier for corporations to manage or strike down our public laws.

Electric car charging station Wednesday, August 17, 2016     

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How to Change Our Pathetic Green Infrastructure The major reason we lag behind Europe and other developed regions of the world when it comes to embracing green technology is the simple fact that we have oligarchs working hard to ensure that we remain obedient to the status quo. These oligarchs work in tandem with private utility companies, and they are the main obstacle to a greener future here in the US.

From climateviewer.com/2013/11/27/public-revolts-against-main-stream-media-propaganda-cnn-and-msnbc-lose-almost-half-the Saturday, August 13, 2016 (16 comments)     

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I'm Sick of the So-Called "News" The corporate media drives viewership and profits by airing personal drama over public policy, and the end result is that viewers turn off the TV at the end of the day as ill-informed as they were when they tuned in. There's no silver bullet for this problem, because this crisis in our media is the result of more than 40 years of conservative policies that have radically altered our news media.

Climate Emergency Saturday, August 6, 2016 (9 comments)     

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Are We Looking at a Mass Extinction Event? To save human and other life as we know it on this planet, we need to put a price on carbon NOW, and we need to hold those who fund climate deniers accountable for knowing the risks of fossil fuels for decades, and lying to the public about it. Our survival as a species may well depend on it.

Occupy Monsanto Wednesday, August 3, 2016 (5 comments)     

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How One GMO Nearly Took Down the Planet The issue surrounding GMOs isn't just about what these companies are putting into our food and stocking our stores with. What's potentially more devastating for the planet is that genetically modified organisms developed by companies like Monsanto and DuPont can escape into our ecosystems and potentially wreak havoc before they are even tested or approved as safe.

Donald Trump Caricature Friday, July 29, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Trump Gets His Talking Points From White Supremacist Twitter Accounts Even if Trump doesn't believe what these Neo-Nazis think, he's bringing their ideas out in the open by tweeting memes and giving them shout-outs in press conferences. He's not making America great again; he's making US white supremacy acceptable again. Trump is a racist and a crypto-fascist, and the many of the people who actually are paying attention to his policies and still support him are even worse.

Tax the rich Thursday, July 21, 2016 (3 comments)     

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How a Bank Robber Is Right on Taxes If policymakers need to raise revenues, they should go to where the money is: Tax the multi-millionaires and billionaires on their net assets, end our insane system of corporate subsidies that funnel wealth from the middle class to the top 1%, and close the tax loopholes that let the top 1% hide their fortunes overseas in places like Panama and Switzerland.

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Thanks to the NRA and Their Lackeys in Congress, It Is Illegal to Study Gun Violence Even if reporting police violence data were compulsory, there'd still be big obstacles to using that data in any sensible way. That's because thanks to Republicans and the National Rifle Association, it's been illegal for more than 20 years for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct any research on gun violence.

Porn Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (2 comments)     

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What?! GOP Focus on Heat From Porn Instead of Climate Change" Rational people are worried about the planet heating up, and climate scientists are worried about the climate melting down, and Republicans are having their own absurd meltdown about "hot" videos online. Republicans are less worried about climate change than they are about tackling pornography, because pornography's "harmful effects, especially on children, has become a public health crisis that is destroying millions."

Marco Rubio Friday, July 8, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Climate Denier Marco Rubio Clueless on Florida Toxic Algae Since 2011, Senator Rubio's accepted more than $800,000 from Big Ag to help agribusinesses pollute Florida's waterways, and he's accepted another $800,000 from the fossil-fuel industry to deny climate science and to help the fossil-fuel industry warm our planet with greenhouse gases, leading to more rainfall and warmer coastal waters, which leads right to this algae bloom.

Support Disclosure Labels Wednesday, July 6, 2016     

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How the Food Industry Destroys Democracy the Vermont labeling law is changing the landscape of our grocery stores, and making it easier than ever to know which products contain GMOs. And less than a week later after that law went into effect, that Vermont law is under full-out attack. Monsanto and their bought-and-paid-for toadies in Congress are pushing very legislation to override Vermont's law.

Climate Change and Social Justice Thursday, June 30, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Lying About Science for Politics Is Evil The Democrats have taken a good first step by coming together as a party to call for the Justice Department to investigate what companies like ExxonMobil knew about climate change, when they knew it and whether they misled their investors and the American public.

Sam Brownback Sunday, June 26, 2016     

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Here's What's the Matter With Kansas If we genuinely want to help low-income Americans, if we want to promote small businesses, if we really want to see our states grow, we need lawmakers across the country to reject the failed ALEC-backed "red state model" and to follow the proven model of raising taxes on the billionaire class and investing in the state economy.

Climate Emergency Saturday, June 25, 2016 (3 comments)     

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Why Dying Coral Reefs Will Bring Planetary Instability We won World War II in four years; we could tackle climate change in an even shorter timeframe just by using technology that's already there. The stakes are as high as they come when it comes to climate change, but it's also an opportunity to fundamentally transform our economy for the better, and create millions of jobs in the process.

BROKEN DEMOCRACY Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (3 comments)     

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How NRA Dark Money Impedes Gun Control Reform If we ever do want to see common-sense gun control legislation passed, we need to get money out of politics, we need to overturn Citizens United and we need to get the corrupting influence of corporate lobbyists out of our political system. Because as former President Jimmy Carter has pointed out, we're no longer living in a democracy where US politicians listen to the will of the American people.

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The Weaponization of Hate When hate-promoting pastors, priests and imams jump forward to use hate and intolerance to increase their followings; when politicians use these most primal and easily-manipulated emotions to maintain and even build their own power; it's time for all of us to say: No. Enough. Too much, in fact. We either stand together as a human family, or we die together in misery.

Flood Sunday, June 5, 2016 (9 comments)     

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The Mainstream Media's Climate Malpractice The corporate media in this country need to stop kowtowing to vested fossil fuel advertisers that want to keep the US public in the dark, and they need to start telling people the truth about the connections between extreme weather events and climate change. We can't expect the US public to rally to aggressively address our climate crisis if the mainstream media refuses to talk about the realities of climate change.

Truck Accident Sunday, May 22, 2016     

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Why Is Congress Using Zika to Weaken Truck Safety? So far in 2016, the members of the House have taken a full week off during every single month of this year, and they've actually been in session for only 59 days. The Senate was only in session for 65 days. considering the fact that every single representative is up for reelection this year, you can be certain that they've been spending their weekends and weeks off hustling campaign donations.

Climate Change Disaster Thursday, May 19, 2016 (3 comments)     

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There's No Time to "Debate" Climate Change: We Need Global Transformation The planet is getting warmer and warmer, and we're setting more and more planetary records with every passing month. And now we're starting to see the front end of runaway climate change and getting a glimpse at the disasters that lay ahead unless we immediately stop burning fossil fuels.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (16 comments)     

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The United States Needs to Realize FDR's Dream and Adopt the "Nordic Model" In Nordic countries basic services such as health care, child care and education are free. The economy is heavily regulated to keep corporate greed in check, and unions make up as much as 70 percent of the workforce, guaranteeing livable salaries and sensible working hours. It's time for us to follow their lead, to return to our roots and bring the Nordic model to the United States. It's time to make FDR's dream a reality.

EPA's Tie to Monsanto Could Be Disastrous for Us Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (4 comments)     

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The EPA's Ties to Monsanto Could Be Disastrous for the US When Nixon authorized the creation of the EPA, there was bipartisan consensus that this country needs a single, streamlined regulatory agency dedicated to protecting our air and water. Now, we're approaching a bipartisan consensus that the EPA is broken. And the fact is, it's been broken for more than 30 years, ever since the Reagan administration turned it into a partner of industry, rather than a regulator.

Sick:Republican Rep. Jack Kingston believes if poor kids want to eat a school lunc Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Republicans Only Care About Children Before They're Born if Republicans really cared about kids they'd stop their blockade of Medicaid expansion. They'd also stop supporting the war on drugs that creates the school-to-prison pipeline. They'd stop turning our schools into profit-making engines for the billionaire class; and they'd stop trying to cut Head Start, food stamps and welfare for single moms. They'd also pass federal funding for Flint, Michigan.

Climate Change is here Friday, May 6, 2016 (1 comments)     

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Fossil Fuel Billionaires Kill Children The people who have been making the most extreme predictions about climate change, the so-called "alarmists," have been right all along, and in many cases, even have been too conservative in their predictions. And for millennials, their children and the generation of teens living today: It's past time to be alarmed.

Bernie Sanders: The Warning Shot Of The Impending Revolution Thursday, April 28, 2016 (3 comments)     

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Bernie's R.I. Win is a Rebirth for the Democratic Party Bernie isn't just winning over a key voting demographic, he's energizing people to participate in the political process as Democrats. If the Democratic Party were smart, it'd capitalize on Bernie's rapport with independents, as well as young people. An obvious starting point would be adopting Bernie's positions on things like healthcare, Social Security, free college, no more stupid wars, and taking on Wall Street.

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