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March Madness: The Fifth Straight Year of Extreme Corporate Tax Avoidance

March Madness: The Fifth Straight Year of Extreme Corporate Tax Avoidance
Corporations have simply stopped paying their taxes, perhaps using the 2008 recession as an excuse to plead hardship, but then never restoring their tax obligations when business got better. The facts are indisputable.
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Sequester: Starving Children to Protect Corporate Welfare

Sequester: Starving Children to Protect Corporate Welfare
Here's a pop quiz for Congress: If you cut food assistance for needy families by $333 million, and allow corporations to dodge $183 billion in federal taxes in the same year, how much did you end up reducing the deficit?
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Five Poisons of Privatization

Five Poisons of Privatization
Essential human needs are being packaged into products to be bought and sold. The right to food and water, education, health care, public spaces, and unrestricted speech shouldn't be based on who can pay the most, or on who can generate profits with the slickest marketing pitch.
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Big Business Must Pay Its Fair Share In Future Deals

Big Business Must Pay Its Fair Share In Future Deals
Business is business, but there are big differences between a multinational corporation on one hand, and a Main Street store or a mid-sized firm like my family’s publishing company in Smyrna ... and it’s not just the size of our bottom line.
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Is It Time For A New Constitutional Convention?

Is It Time For A New Constitutional Convention?
It's obvious to anyone paying attention at this point that this current government doesn't give a damn about anyone who isn't buying influence in Washington.
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Horror Care: How Private Health Care Is Shortening Our Lives

Horror Care: How Private Health Care Is Shortening Our Lives
Economists have told us that the profit motive of privatization comes with an "invisible hand" that automatically corrects inequities in the market. It hasn't worked that way for health care.
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The Senate's Cruz Missile

The Senate's Cruz Missile
Joe McCarthy discomfited and embarrassed his fellow Republicans for four years, before they finally summoned the courage to slap him down in 1954. Let's hope the current Senate brethren don't take nearly that long with Cruz.
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The 2013 Hypocrisy Oscars

The 2013 Hypocrisy Oscars
The best actors in America are the business and government leaders who impersonate job creators and makers of prosperity. For their stellar performances over the past year, they deserve to be considered for special awards. Here are the nominees...
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In Defense of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

In Defense of 'Zero Dark Thirty'
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore thinks the main takeaway from Zero Dark Thirty should be that good detective work can bring fruitful results – and that torture is wrong.
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Income Inequality: The Lamest Excuses Money Can Buy

Income Inequality: The Lamest Excuses Money Can Buy
As we try to grasp the reasoning behind cuts to life-saving programs while billion-dollar incomes and trillion-dollar profits are being made, we must understand that extreme wealth deadens parts of the brain.
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