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The New American Majority Bends to Greet Obama

The New American Majority Bends to Greet Obama
There is an Obama majority in American politics, symbolized by Monday’s throng on the Mall, whose existence is both the consequence of profound changes to our nation’s composition and values and the cause of changes yet to come.
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FDR's Four Freedoms: Diminished and Defiled

FDR's Four Freedoms: Diminished and Defiled
For every $100 owned by a white family, a black family has $2. For every $100 owned by a single white woman, a single black or Hispanic woman has 25 cents.
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Why are Guns Constitutionally Protected?

Why are Guns Constitutionally Protected?
A friend of mine fought in Iraq with the 101st Airborne. He says, “If people want to play with guns that badly, let them join the Army,” which, when you think about it, is one kind of a well-regulated militia.
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Jason Stanford
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The Extremist Cult of Capitalism

The Extremist Cult of Capitalism
Capitalism is a cult. It is devoted to the ideals of privatization over the common good, profit over social needs, and control by a small group of people who defy the public's will.
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Paul Buchheit
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Martin Luther King Was a Radical, Not a Saint

Martin Luther King Was a Radical, Not a Saint
Today Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is viewed as something of an American saint. His birthday is a national holiday. His name adorns schools and street signs. Americans from across the political spectrum invoke King’s name to justify their beliefs and actions, as President Barack Obama will no doubt do...
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NRA Cares More About Selling Guns to Teachers Than Protecting Their Safety

NRA Cares More About Selling Guns to Teachers Than Protecting Their Safety
In the weeks since the Newtown, Connecticut massacre, we’ve learned about what it will mean for America, if the NRA gets its wishes and school teachers, students and visitors to schools can carry concealed guns. We’ve learned how contemptuous of the rights of other citizens the gun nutters are.
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In Texas, School Choice Means Giving Wealthy White Families Taxpayer-Subsidized Private School

In Texas, School Choice Means Giving Wealthy White Families Taxpayer-Subsidized Private School
Starting this fall Texas will no longer exclude upper-middle class white kids from the gravy train of school choice, traditionally only targeting kids from poor families. You know, the lucky ones who get those free lunches.
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King: I Have a Dream. Obama: I Have a Drone.

King: I Have a Dream. Obama: I Have a Drone.
President Obama has not ignored Martin Luther King’s anti-war legacy. On the contrary, the President has gone out of his way to distort and belittle it.
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Zero Dark Thirty: A War We Didn’t Lose, but Also Didn’t Win

Zero Dark Thirty: A War We Didn’t Lose, but Also Didn’t Win
I was all set not to like Zero Dark Thirty. I judged director Kathryn Bigelow an enemy of truth and justice for depicting torture as a necessary evil to find Osama bin Laden. When I walked into the screening, I was ready to hate Zero Dark Thirty as revisionist conservative propaganda.
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The Five-Step Process to Cheat the Middle Class Worker

The Five-Step Process to Cheat the Middle Class Worker
It's so artfully done, and so diabolical, that one can picture secret seminars in subterranean Wall Street meeting rooms, guiding young business recruits in the proven process of taking an extra share of wealth from the middle class.
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Paul Buchheit
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