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Thanks to Trump, No More Ameri-Splaining

By Ted Rall/ rall.com/ December 7, 2016   “A shining city on a hill,” Ronald Reagan called America (by way of the Puritan  authoritarian John Winthrop).  “We are great because we are good,” Hillary Clinton said during the campaign (via Tocqueville).  Michelle … Continue reading

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Capitalism: The True Cost of the Free Market

The Evidence Keeps Pouring In: Capitalism Just Isn’t Working By Paul Buchheit/ Common Dreams/ August 24, 2015 (Photo: Jonny White/cc/flickr) To followers of Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan, and to all the business people who despise government, ‘community’ is a form … Continue reading

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Oh Really, O’Reilly?

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NOTHING HAS CHANGED

BPR QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It is a government of the people by the people for the people no longer; it is a government of corporations by corporations for corporations.” Rutherford B. Hayes

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His Message Still Rings True

Huey Long’s Share Our Wealth Speech In a national radio address on February 23, 1934, Huey Long unveiled his “Share Our Wealth” plan, a program designed to provide a decent standard of living to all Americans by spreading the nation’s … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders: The Cost of Hypercapitalism

by Jonathan Tasini/ Playboy/ October 17, 2013 At a time when politicians—particularly members of Congress—are almost universally reviled and blind partisanship seems to dictate the fate of every piece of legislation, one U.S. senator stands out as a unique voice. Bernie … Continue reading

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