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How Capitalism Is Dismembering America

How Capitalism Is Dismembering America
Too many Americans are unaware of the extreme disparities that have been caused by the unregulated profit incentive of capitalism. Our winner-take-all system is flailing away at once-healthy parts of society, leaving them like withered limbs on a trembling body.
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Boston Bombing: Memories of London From Early 1990s

Boston Bombing: Memories of London From Early 1990s
The Boston bombing has jarred my memories of living in London in the early '90s. It's a cliche to say that people are resilient, that they shrug off terrorism and get on with their lives, but there is much truth to that nonetheless.
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The Stealth Sequester

The Stealth Sequester
So far, the much-dreaded “sequester” — some $85 billion in federal spending cuts between March and September 30 — hasn’t been evident to most Americans. Take a closer look, though, and Americans are starting to feel the pain. They just don’t know it yet.
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Is Marijuana the New Gay Marriage?

Is Marijuana the New Gay Marriage?
The nonpartisan Pew Research Center has released a new survey that speaks for itself: "For the first time in more than four decades of polling, a majority of Americans favor legalizing the use of marijuana."
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The Corporate Betrayal of America

The Corporate Betrayal of America
Multinational corporations have built their businesses on the backs of American taxpayers. Yet they've turned around and mocked us with declining tax payments, low wages and dwindling retirement support.
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The View of North Korea from Uijeongbu

The View of North Korea from Uijeongbu
I can think of nothing that could unify our country and allies more than an attack by North Korea against democratic South Korea—especially among international economic powerhouses South Korea and Japan.
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Poor Folks Don't Care About the Stock Market Rally

Poor Folks Don't Care About the Stock Market Rally
The reason most of us Americans still plod helplessly along the same doomed course of longer hours for less wages and act like nothing is wrong is best summed up by John Steinbeck. He said, "Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily-embarrassed millionaires."
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Modern Capitalism's Hall of Hypocrisy

Modern Capitalism's Hall of Hypocrisy
Ronald Reagan's big fat lie: 93 percent of non-home wealth is now owned by the richest quintile of Americans, while everyone else has experienced a 35-year decline in income.
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The Religious Right: Ballast and Baggage for Republicans

The Religious Right: Ballast and Baggage for Republicans
To fully appreciate how seriously the GOP is hampered by the dead weight of the religious right, look no further than Sunday's chat shows, where Ralph Reed and Gary Bauer did their darndest to deny reality.
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America Split in Two: Five Ugly Extremes of Inequality

America Split in Two: Five Ugly Extremes of Inequality
The first step is to learn the facts, and then to get angry and to ask ourselves, as progressives and caring human beings, what we can do about the relentless transfer of wealth to a small group of well-positioned Americans.
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