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You Cannot Destroy History
Photo by Cultural Leadership The bad news (which we know seems unending): Unknown perpetrators have vandalized, not for the first time, a Money, Miss. civil rights memorial to Emmett Till, scratching it so badly the facts and photos of Till’s brutal death at age 14 have been obliterated. The sign,...
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'It's Not Hyperbole': Study Finds Thousands Could Die If Trumpcare Passes
On the heels of the Congressional Budget Office report projecting 22 million people could lose health insurance if the Senate's version of Trumpcare becomes law, a new analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM) suggests the legislation could cause the deaths of thousands of people...
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US Mayors: Instead of War, Spend Big on 'Human and Environmental Needs'
Hundreds of U.S. mayors have rejected the ongoing militarism supported by the present and Congress and instead called for a budget that supports "human and environmental needs." Over 250 Democrat, Republican, and Independent city leaders that make up the U.S. Conference of Mayors delivered their...
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FYI GOP: First, Do No Harm
McConnell Does Health Care, by Jonathan Schmock The GOP, being the GOP, has kept up the dystopian, mendacious , Granny-killing rush to ram through their behind-closed-doors "Let's Just Help People We Don't Care About Die Quickly To Get More Tax Cuts Bill" - stubbornly insisting $880 billion of cuts...
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Why We Need Four Years of Trump
Outrage at President Trump’s behavior and policies is already leading to speculation over whether he will manage to complete his term of office. Speculation over how he might fall is a favorite after-dinner topic. Impeachment, criminal conviction, removal by the Cabinet, resignation, secret coup by...
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UN Expert Touts Universal Basic Income as "Bold and Imaginative Solution' to Poverty
Amplifying the call for a universal basic income, a United Nations expert has presented a report describing the idea as "a bold and imaginative solution" at a time of growing economic insecurity. "People feel exposed, vulnerable, overwhelmed, and helpless and some are being systematically...
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Too Many Getting Shooted, Still
Sorry, but the bleak news keeps coming. Friday, another white cop got away with another murder of a black man, the third such travesty in about a month. Ray Tensing's second hung jury came in the Cincinnati killing of Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop ( does this sound familiar?), which was...
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Killing People For Tax Cuts: What The F*ck World Are We Living In?
Trying to stay alive. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Now we've gone so low we're down to dueling obscenities: The GOP Senate version of "health care" aka tax cuts for the richest 2% of Americans vs. the ungodly spectacle of Capitol police arresting, manhandling and dragging out of wheelchairs...
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Wage Love to End Debt’s Stranglehold
Debt is an age-old means of shaming and controlling poor people. The practice is so commonplace, we hardly notice it. For many, going into debt is the only way to get an education, buy a home, or survive a medical emergency. Shaking off that debt can be impossible for those living on low-wage and...
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Here's How We Kill the Senate's Trumpcare Bill
What's in this “new” TrumpCare bill? After weeks of total secrecy, this morning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the Senate TrumpCare bill. And what a cruel, ugly bill it is. It guts Medicaid, it increases health costs for the middle-class, it cuts coverage for pre-existing...
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