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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Investing in Home Care Workers Like Me Is the Solution We Need

In my home state of Virginia and across this nation, we work day and night to help seniors and people with disabilities. Failing to repair our broken care system hurts all of us.

Rena Bumbray-Graves ·


'Compromising' on Climate Is Horrible Politics, Deadly Policy, and Stupid Economics

At this stage, Democrats have offered Joe Manchin a basket full of polluter-friendly subsidies to prop up essentially non-existent carbon capture power technology, a watered-down clean power plan barely better than the status quo, or a meaningless carbon tax that mostly exists as a totem for an industry that pretends to care about the planetary damage it has caused.

Mitch Jones ·


Rich Jerks in Space

The frivolous use of large amounts of resources by the very rich is a problem for the economy and society.

Dean Baker ·


5 Ways to Tax Wealth to Pay for the Build Back Better Agenda

Proposals in play to pay for the ambitious public investment plan could help reverse skyrocketing wealth inequality.

Sarah Anderson ·


Kunming Declaration Sets Path Toward a More Just Global Biodiversity Framework

Human rights defenders have urged for a rights-based approach to conservation that would protect and honor the stewardship of biodiversity routinely practiced by the Indigenous and other "ecosystem peoples" in the global South and around the world.

Subhankar Banerjee ·


The Unconscionable Hypocrisy of the Federal Spending Debate

Why is it controversial to spend on social programs but not the Pentagon? Or to subsidize the poor but not the rich?

Sister Karen M. Donahue ·


Any Democrat Who Stands Against Lower Drug Prices Should Be Primaried in 2022

If you happen to be a constituent of one of these four Democrats, don't vote for them when they’re up for reelection.

Robert Reich ·


Banks Worldwide Must End Funding of Factory Farms to Halt Climate Damage

Public development banks are directly undermining UN and Paris climate goals by channeling billions of taxpayer dollars into multinational meat corporations.

Kari Hamerschlag ·


Our Future vs. Neoliberalism

As we reject the inevitability of neoliberalism and Thatcher's lie that there is no alternative, we must also reject the lie that we are just passive, powerless consumers.

Medea Benjamin ·


Don't Blow Up Our Future, Senator Manchin!

What a shameful situation for these policymakers to abdicate their responsibilities as elected officials even as climate change, economic inequity, and environmental injustices strike at the hearts of communities all over the country in both red and blue states.

Rachel Cleetus ·

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