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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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Pat LaMarche

Pat LaMarche

Pat LaMarche is an author, activist and advocate. She is the author of "Left Out In America: The State of Homelessness in the United States" (Updated, 2020).  Her novel, "The Magic Diary" (2019) is now available.


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The Climate-Fueled Camp Fire Took Their Homes. Now They Are at Risk of Losing FEMA Housing Too.

It's time for our country to focus on massive, extreme events—fueled by climate change—that result in the instantaneous homelessness of tens of thousands of people.

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Why Advocates for the Homeless Are Forced to Repeat Themselves Again and Again

Homelessness, at its root, is not about lack of housing. It is about systemic poverty and the instability our tattered social safety net creates.

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Trumpian Attacks on Homelessness and California Are Utter and Total Poppycock

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a system for counting the homeless that is worthless: utterly worthless. And the media's failure to report this story accurately is dangerous.

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Jaime Guttenberg - Murdered in Parkland - Her Grandmother Speaks Out

How is a grandma supposed to react when all NRA money pours into the pockets of the elected officials that are supposed to care about her grandchildren? In Guttenberg’s case, the grandma gets busy. 

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Westworld: A Show That Reveals Killing Is as American as Apple Pie

There are many who understand the fear the actors on Westworld are trying to convey.

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For the Many Millions Spent on Bombing Syria, The US Could Have Assisted Syrian Refugees by the Thousands

As those who have offered shelter and assistance to victims of war have said, "We were just doing what our mothers taught us."

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Is That a White House Advisor in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Helping Him Fleece Me

It's time to evict the slumlords taking up residence in the Trump White House

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In America, You Have a Right to Carry a Gun But Not a Right to Healthcare

People need guaranteed access to affordable housing, food, education, healthcare and jobs. But none of that is protected under the U.S. Constitution.

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