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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Kenny Stancil

Kenny Stancil

Staff Writer

Kenny Stancil is a staff writer for Common Dreams.


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Clean Water for Nearly 10 Million People Threatened by Red Sea's Aging Oil Tanker: Study

"Our results stress the need for urgent action to avert this looming disaster. The spill and its potentially disastrous impacts remain entirely preventable through offloading the oil."

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A Quarter of All 'Critical' US Infrastructure at Risk From Flooding: Report

"Our nation's infrastructure is not built to a standard that protects against the level of flood risk we face today, let alone how those risks will grow over the next 30 years as the climate changes," said one expert.

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Biden Approves Access to Trump's White House Records for Jan. 6 Probe

Biden, said one journalist, believes "there is a coup-plotting exception to executive privilege."

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Jobs Report Confirms Ending Unemployment Aid for 8 Million People Was a 'Complete Disaster'

The latest federal data, said Rep. Rashida Tlaib, should put "an end to the false myth that unemployment insurance benefits keep people from working."

Kenny Stancil ·

Facebook Suppressed Content Highlighting Israeli Abuses of Palestinians: Report

"Instead of respecting people's right to speak out, Facebook is silencing many people arbitrarily and without explanation, replicating online some of the same power imbalances and rights abuses we see on the ground."

Kenny Stancil ·

Trump Asked DOJ Nine Times to Overturn Election, Says 'Damning' Senate Report

"Donald Trump's Big Lie about the 2020 election represents a very real and continued threat to our democracy," said Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin.

Kenny Stancil ·

Formosa Case Study Spotlights Plastics Industry's 'Staggering' Global Devastation

"We may never be able to fully measure the magnitude and scale of the harm done by Formosa around the world—both in terms of the damage it has wrought to the environment as well as basic human rights."

Kenny Stancil ·

'Kellogg's On Strrr-ike': 1,400 Workers Walk Off Job to Protect Benefits

Kellogg's attempt to cut healthcare and other benefits comes as it rakes in record profits, "without regard for the well-being of the hardworking men and women who make the products that have created the company's massive profits."

Kenny Stancil ·

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