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As increasing privatization "starves the beast" of government, infrastructure is failing, and companies like Nestle pay nearly nothing to take over our water supply and sell it back to us Views
How Privatization Cuts Us in Two, While Public Institutions Make Us a Better People
Most people looking to make big money are eager to disparage public systems as inefficient, wasteful, inferior. Many of those people are in a position to starve the public systems of funding, thereby making them less functional, and making the private options look more appealing. But privatization...
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Until Elected Officials Champion Medicare for All, They Can Expect Nurses at Their Offices — and in Their Seats
ere’s what nurses know about the body of our country: healthy leadership is required to pass healthy legislation, and that makes for a healthy society. If our leaders don’t have the political will to fight for healthy legislation — Senator Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Act, S.1804 being a prime...
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This Is What Democracy Looks Like
Small gesture, big moment. Pretty electrifying to see the over 100 NFL players, along with a number of coaches and owners, fight for their rights Sunday by taking a knee, sitting down, locking arms, raising fists or just not showing up during the National Anthem, that oh-so-fraught but often empty...
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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) News
Demanding Diplomacy With North Korea, Women Leaders Condemn Trump Warmongering
As tensions between the U.S. and North Korea reached a fever pitch, hundreds of women leaders and organizations are calling for urgent de-escalation, emphasizing diplomacy over warmongering to bring greater security to the whole region. A necessary step at this point, says Women Cross DMZ, a global...
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Trump Says Frederick Douglass Is Doing An Amazing Job Making All His Friends Rich In Nambia
King Leopold explores Africa's "tremendous business potential." With death lurking daily - either from our impending un-health care and the mountain of lies being told about it or from an understandably pissed North Korea threatening to take revenge on our "deranged" leader by setting off a...
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Tom Price Is Enhancing the Health of the American People By Wasting $60,000 On Private Jets, Trashing Medicaid and Committing Other Crimes Against Humanity
Hypocrisy, thy name is the malignant gang of grifters, liars and swamp monsters now in control of many American institutions. Thus on Wednesday, we had the bizarre spectacle of a pink-shroud-engulfed Melania stumbling through an anti-bullying speech at the U.N. - "Do unto others," proclaimed the...
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Whose Streets? The Police State's Streets
Stop Killing Us. AP photo One more time, this time in St. Louis, a judge has ruled it's legal for cops to murder black people - even when, as in the December 2011 shooting by former cop Jason Stockley of Anthony Lamar Smith after he stopped Smith for a suspected drug deal, the cop screams while...
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Single-Payer Movement Shows: Life After Trump May Not Suck
"My critics will say that Trump, uncharacteristically, puts too much faith in bureaucracy; a single-payer plan would generate a gigantic agency to distribute funds to doctors. I'd point out that by creating one agency we do away with hundreds of smaller ones that are hard to monitor." —Donald Trump...
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We All Did It: The Birmingham Church Bombing
Family members at the funerals Friday marked the 54th anniversary of the infamous 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing of Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church, which killed four black girls: Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson were all 14, and Carol Denise McNair was 11. The blast...
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Why Bernie Sanders' Single-Payer Push Is Great Policy and Even Better Politics
Bernie Sanders unveiled his latest version of a Medicare-for-all plan on Wednesday, to a highly unusual level of media attention and support within the Democratic Party. A third of the party's Senate caucus have come out as co-sponsors — although, unsurprisingly, neither Chuck Schumer nor Nancy...
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