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Thanks to Obama Bailouts and Trump Tax Cuts, Five Largest US Banks Have Raked in $583 Billion Since 2008 Crash
"With no jail time for executives and half a trillion in post-crisis profits, the big banks have made out like bandits during the post-crash period."
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The point of this informal midterm report card is not to argue that Donald Trump has somehow failed. It is rather to highlight his essential irrelevance. (Photo: AP/J. Scott Applewhite) Views
The President Is a Pimple
After Trump: On The Donald in the rearview mirror
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With Hundreds of Children Still Detained, Sessions Instructs Judges to Show Less 'Sympathy' for Immigrants
One immigration judge denounced the attorney general's comments as a "political statement which does not articulate a legal concept that judges are required to be aware of and follow"
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Medicare for All and the Myth of the 40% Physician Pay Cut
A single payer system works by cutting administrative waste, not doctors' income
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What's Taking So Long? Internet Defenders Demand Gov. Jerry Brown Sign California Net Neutrality Bill 'Without Delay'
"Protecting access to the internet is critical to our democracy. We expect Gov. Brown to be on the right side of history."
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Aside from the racism of the column’s headline—note that it’s different to say that some individuals in an ethnic group are “crazy rich” than it is to say that a group as a whole is poor because they’re crazy—it’s just empirically wrong to suggest that Middle Eastern countries are poorer as a whole than Asian countries. (Photo: Screengrab) Views
Thomas Friedman’s Crazy Poor Economics
As with many columns by Thomas Friedman, this one prompts the question: What is he talking about?
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Oil & Gas Companies Fail to Reign in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Investors Must Demand Paris Compliant Plan
We no longer have the luxury of time.
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News Flash (Duh) For Kavanaugh: Contraception Is Not Abortion
Shameful sham. Reuters Photo. Front photo by Alex Brandon/AP In what was dubbed a telling "red-alarm moment" in his turbulent confirmation hearings Thursday, increasingly slimy Brett Kavanaugh dropped his fastidious " Roe v. Wade is important precedent" mask long enough to conflate birth control -...
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It’s Time to Get Billionaires Off of Welfare
The working families and middle class of this country should not have to subsidize the wealthiest people in the United States. That’s absurd. That’s what a rigged economy is all about.
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Here Comes Tax Scam 2.0: As Worker Wages Fall and Corporate Profits Soar, GOP Readies $600 Billion Tax Giveaway for the Rich
"Don't fall for the con. Real wages have fallen over the last year, despite an economy nearing full employment. Good jobs are still being shipped abroad."
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