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Capitalists go to absurd lengths to lie about capitalism’s true nature. (Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig) Views
The Capitalists Are Afraid
They know the reigning ideology of neoliberalism no longer has any credibility. Its lies have been exposed. They also know they are to blame.
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Poverty in America a Literal 'Death Sentence,' Says Sanders, Following Devastating GAO Report
"If we do not urgently act to solve the economic distress of millions of Americans, a whole generation will be condemned to early death."
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Sanders Campaign Says Trump 'Worried About Being Exposed as a Fraud' as Report Suggests President Wary of Running Against Socialism in 2020
"We'll have a national debate about policies that help the one percent versus policies that lift the 99. I get the sense Trump knows the reckoning is coming... No Sharpie edits will save him."
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Elizabeth Warren speaking at the Heartland Forum in Storm Lake, Iowa on March 31, 2019. Views
The Jack Lew Problem
Jack Lew was the sort of knife-by-spreadsheet wonk that Warren campaigned to confront during her 2012 run for senate in Massachusetts—so why did she vote to confirm him?
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School lunch programs have been critical for feeding kids. Views
US Kids Shouldn't Go to School Hungry
One might wonder why politicians would want to literally take healthy food out of the mouths of hungry school children
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'Shameful': Warren Warns Trump Plan to Privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Would Make Housing Crisis Worse
"The Trump administration wants to make it harder for creditworthy working families—especially families of color—to buy a home and build wealth."
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Setting the Record Straight On Hurricanes, Grifters, Mensches
Dorian's devastation. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty. Front Twitter photo of a mensch/chef giving a hungry kid a sandwich . Remarkably - "it was the worst of times" - #Sharpiegate, wherein the alleged leader of the free world argued for days with a map, persists. In the latest petty, deranged,...
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'Hell No,' Say Progressives, After GOP Sen. Joni Ernst Suggests Cutting Social Security 'Behind Closed Doors'
"No matter how hard you try to hide, the American people will be watching—and we won't let you cut our earned Social Security benefits."
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'No Fossil Fuel Money!': Protests Outside Big-Money Fundraiser for Biden Co-Hosted by Natural Gas Executive
"Biden can't expect to convince Americans that he's a leader on climate if he's also cozying up to fossil fuel power players."
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Corporations like Aircastle use tax shelters like Bermuda or Mauritius to legally avoid millions in taxes that would otherwise support services in countries where they do business. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Corporations Getting to Zero With GOP's Inside Help on Tax Avoidance
The GOP has made it easier than ever for companies to pay $0 in taxes. A Connecticut-based airplane company shows it was already too easy.
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