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The Spanish Invasion: Leftist Leader Says Populism Rises from Failures of the Elite
Pablo Iglesias, leader of Podemos party in Spain, says it is 'impossible to separate economy from democracy'
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The Worst Sort of Violence Against Children
She was smiling and laughing, but her eyes were terrified. Sitting in class among her fellow middle school students, her words were all bravado. But her gestures were wild and frightened. Tears were close. So as the morning bell rang and the conversation continued unabated, I held myself in check...
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Why Is No One Talking About the GOP’s Plan to Send Millions of Disabled Americans Into Poverty?
Despite their virtues, many conservative Republicans have an unfortunate habit of picking on the weak and disadvantaged, slandering the people least able to fight back. We saw a glimpse of this callousness in Mitt Romney’s disparagement of the “47 percent” who are “takers” living off the hard-...
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How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1% and Bust the Rest
'The fact is, trade agreements are no longer really about trade.'
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'This Is Not A Game,' Declares Greek Minister as Talks Collapse in Brussels
'Europe must cut its lossses with a program that is not working,' declares Syriza's finance minister Yanis Varoufakis
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Brewing 'Perfect Storm,' GOP Lawmakers Push Millionaire-Friendly State Tax Schemes
Despite unfair burden on lower- and middle- classes, conservative-led state governments push regressive tax plans
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More Proof Conservative Anti-Tax Dogma Only Applies To The Rich
Here’s a question to ask New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie the next time he appears at a public event: “Why is it in your state the top 1 percent of income earners pay state taxes at a rate that is on average 28 percent less than what middle-income earners pay?” Then watch the fireworks. You might...
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'Apartheid' Is the Only Word That Will Do: Artists Boycott Israel
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In a Time of Climate Change, Boston—and the World—Can’t Afford the Olympics
The U.S. Olympic Committee’s decision last month to make Boston its candidate for the right to host the 2024 Summer Games has generated much excitement within the city and its environs. It has also engendered considerable opposition. Although Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has pledged to expend no...
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Krugman: Greece (and Europe) Deserve Democratic Ideals of Syriza
'Europe could do a lot worse — and if the creditors are vengeful, it will.'
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