All Articles on Ronald Reagan

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Wall Street Sings While Americans Sob: Happy New Year One and All
Wall Street posts record gains as millions of Americans face a year of more cuts
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NSA, Benghazi and the Monsters of Our Own Creation
If we are so smart why are we so dumb? I am referring to the “intelligence” that our spy agencies have gathered at great cost in both massive secret black box budgets and, much more important, the surrender of our personal freedom to the snooping eyes of our modern surveillance state. “We know...
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Spy Wars: Americans Need to Know More Than Snowden has Revealed
We've been here before, in the 1960s and '70s, when spy agencies flagrantly violated civil rights in the name of national security
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US Sailors: Response to Fukushima Emergency Resulted in Cancer
Dozens of crew members have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, testicular cancer and leukemia
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NAFTA's Disaster at 20: State of the North American Worker
Twenty years since its passage, NAFTA has displaced workers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, depressed wages, weakened unions, and set the terms of the neoliberal global economy.
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Nelson Mandela Views
Mandela: The Man and the Movement
Nelson Mandela’s passing last week at the age of 95 has been met with a global outpouring of remembrance and reflection. A giant of modern human history has died. Mandela is rightly remembered for his remarkable ability to reconcile with his oppressors, and the political prescription his...
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Sanders Goes on Offense Against Austerity with 'Progressive Budget Blueprint'
As budget committee meets again, progressive lawmakers declare full-throated defense of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid while saying 'Jobs, Not Cuts' is more sensible path
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Bill de Blasio: Harbinger of a New Populist Left in America
Strong stances on inequality and policing underpin the New York mayor's win. If he holds true, he can shift the national debate
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Bombing Food Stamps, Feeding Bombs
Beginning Nov. 1, food stamp cutbacks mean $36 per month less for a family of four. Public ‘servants’ like Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan and Democratic former President Bill Clinton point to the failure of poverty programs to end poverty, and then slash those program budgets or abolish them...
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Lou Reed’s Politics
Lou Reed, who has died at age 71 , will be rightly remembered for creating a canon that was groundbreaking in the scope of its sociological and literary achievement. There was nothing unreasonable about Reed’s 1987 suggestion to Rolling Stone that “all through this, I’ve always thought that if you...
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