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Wendell Potter: Health insurers ‘may go the way of Blockbuster’

May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015 - In its heyday—which wasn’t so long ago—Blockbuster had 60,000 employees and 9,000 locations. For most Americans, for a minute anyway, it was the place to rent a movie. Then along came Netflix. And Redbox, which operates most of the movie-rental kiosks in convenience and grocery stores.

Before you knew it,...

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Career in the NFL

May 4, 2015
Career in the NFL

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Campaign Sketchbook: Bernie Sanders

May 4, 2015
Campaign Sketchbook: Bernie Sanders

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Robert Reich: Trans Pacific Trickle-Down Economics

May 4, 2015

May 2, 2015 - Have we learned nothing from thirty years of failed trickle-down economics?

By now we should know that when big corporations, Wall Street, and the wealthy get special goodies, the rest of us get shafted.

The Reagan and George W. Bush tax cuts of 1981, 2001, and 2003, respectively, were sold to America...

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Strong is the new skinny

Apr 30, 2015

A healthy woman can come in all shapes and sizes. Although we may often strive to lose some weight in the gym, a healthy body is not always a size zero. The reverse is also true: a skinny body is not necessarily a healthy one.

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Iraq Veterans Against the War: IVAW Calls on the MD National Guard to Stand Down in Baltimore

Apr 30, 2015

BALTIMORE, MD, April 29, 2015 - Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), a national group of Post 9/11 veterans, call on the Maryland National Guard to stand down from their mobilization to Baltimore. As 1,000 soldiers currently deploy to put down an upri...

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Emily Schwartz Greco: Coal’s collateral damage: The industry is still wrecking the Appalachians as it withers

Apr 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 - Coal’s death throes are drawing closer, especially in Appalachia.

Nearly three-quarters of the coal extracted from West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky these days is being mined at a loss. The number of coal companies declaring bankruptcy or edging toward it is mounting.

That’s good for people and the planet. Burning coal fuels...

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Marti Hiken and Luke Hiken | No Entrance: Baseball- Baltimore Style

Apr 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 - What if they played a professional baseball game, but excluded the public? Sound Kafkaesque? Welcome to Baltimore, 2015!

To close a baseball game to the public and lock the fans out is representative of the state of “democracy” in the United States today. The Baseball Czars decided that playing to rows...

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Cecilia Velasco: Reagan’s Lasting Gift to Immigrant Families

Apr 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 - This Mother’s Day, I can hug my mother tightly and celebrate with her. I’d like to thank our 40th president for that.

Seriously: As a progressive young Latina from a working-class background, whose parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico without papers, I’m actually thankful for something Ronald Reagan did.

He...

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Donald Kaul: The Baltimore Uprising’s Backstory

Apr 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 - What started out as righteous protest over the death of a young black man in the hands of Baltimore cops (he had been accused of “making eye contact with a police officer”) quickly degenerated into a full-scale riot. By nightfall the city was on fire, its hopes for a better...

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