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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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Inequality Is Much Worse Than You Think

Inequality Is Much Worse Than You Think
Inequality in America grows more extreme each day. The richest 400 Americans, for example, increased their wealth by 54 percent between 2005 and 2010, while the median middle-class family saw its wealth decline by 35 percent.
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How Corporations Have Betrayed American Workers

How Corporations Have Betrayed American Workers
Free market idealists argue that capitalism works for anyone with a little initiative and a willingness to work hard. That might be true if job opportunities were available to everyone.
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Scaredy-Cat Conservatives Can’t Handle Beyonce’s Power

Scaredy-Cat Conservatives Can’t Handle Beyonce’s Power
Beyoncé Knowles has won 16 Grammy Awards, sold 88 million albums and has spent 36 weeks on top of the charts, but it wasn’t until the lights went out after her incendiary Super Bowl halftime show that the Houston native transitioned from pop icon to political target.
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