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Robert Reich: Wall Street’s Democrats

Dec 9, 2014

Dec. 8, 2014 - In Washington’s coming budget battles, sacred cows like the tax deductions for home mortgage interest and charitable donations are likely to be on the table along with potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

But no one on Capitol Hill believes Wall Street’s beloved carried-interest tax loophole will be touched.

Don’t blame...

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Senator McConnell Transfers Filibuster Power to Senator Reid

Dec 8, 2014
Senator McConnell Transfers Filibuster Power to Senator Reid

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Breathe free

Dec 8, 2014
Breathe free

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James Zogby: ‘Protect and Serve’ or ‘In Your Face’

Dec 8, 2014

Dec. 8, 2014 - In 1971, I was working at a Boy's Club in the Germantown section of Philadelphia running an after-school program. One day, the Police Athletic League representative dropped off a pile of coloring books for the younger kids. On the cover ...

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Robert Borosage: Bernie Sanders Lays Down the Gauntlet

Dec 8, 2014

Dec. 8, 2014 - Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders released an Economic Agenda for America last week, detailing 12 reforms to help make this economy work for working people once more.

“The question of our time,” he said in a fiery speech, “is whether or not we are prepared to take on the enormous economic and...

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Lisa Lange: Discovery Channel’s “Eaten Alive” a Shameful Stunt for Ratings

Dec 8, 2014

Dec. 8, 2014 - Statement From PETA Sr. Vice President Lisa Lange re Discovery Channel’s Eaten Alive

Last night, despite protests by conservationists, biologists, herpetologists, and decent people everywhere who oppose the abuse of wildlife, the Discovery Channel aired the inexcusable torment of a captured wild green anaconda and several other snakes. The animals were...

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Homeless people in one city in France forced to wear Yellow Triangles [A direct reminder of Nazi-era policies.]

Homeless people in one city in France forced to wear Yellow Triangles [A direct reminder of Nazi-era policies.]


This is mindboggling.

In the major port city of Marseille, on the Mediterranean Sea, homeless people in the were told that they must wear visible cards with a yellow triangle. On the back of the card is information about the homeless person’s health issues.

This is outrageous because Jews and other people...

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Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins: Wage Gap Too Big to Ignore

Dec 5, 2014

December 5, 2014 - Three years after the Occupy movement first directed long-overdue attention to the scourge of inequality in America, the gulf between rich and poor has gotten too big for even the Federal Reserve to ignore.

As Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently pointed out, half of us now own a mere 1...

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Santa camera

Dec 5, 2014
Santa camera

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American justice

Dec 5, 2014
American justice

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