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Low Information Voters and Republican Support: This Isn’t Eisenhower’s Party Anymore

“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes … Continue reading

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The Marketing Success of Oligarchs, Bigger Even Than Bud Light Lime

As the talk show host Tavis Smiley and I have said in our national tour against poverty, the recent budget deal is only the latest phase of a 30-year, top-down, one-sided war against the poor and working people in the … Continue reading

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US Women Are Dying Younger Than Women in Panama and Vietnam

We seem intent on destroying ourselves. In 737 U.S. counties out of more than 3,000, life expectancies for women declined between 1997 and 2007. For life expectancy to decline in a developed nation is rare. Setbacks on this scale have … Continue reading

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On the Contrary, Politicians Do Get Ahead by Allying With Banks

Allying with the banks is not how you get ahead in American politics. Ezra Klein Actually it seems exactly like how you get ahead. The debate over financial regulation was more like tough love vs. indulgent love. Very few national … Continue reading

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