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The Billionaires Won. The Rest of Us Lost.

By Arlen Grossman It’s not your grandfather’s America anymore. Democracy in the United States has failed. So we shouldn’t be surprised when tax cuts favor the wealthy, and we see the rich growing richer and the poor losing ground. In addition, … Continue reading

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Is America Past the Point of No Return?

(It may be my imagination, but Thom Hartmann appears to be channeling and expanding on my June 25 Op-Ed…..) Oligarchs representing monopolistic Big Pharma, Big Banks, and Big Retail/Fast Food are devastating us. By Thom Hartmann/ AlterNet/ July 4, 2017 … Continue reading

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THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEVER WIN–HERE’S WHY

**Headline and first line changed from prior posting **Headlined at OpEd News, June 28 By Arlen Grossman There’s a reason most Americans don’t get what they want. Billionaires and Large Corporations own this country. Period. They make the rules and … Continue reading

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HOW CORPORATE MEDIA FAILS US

We Have All Won An Oligarchy and Lost A Democracy By Thom Hartmann/ thomhartmann.com/ September 26, 2016 Here’s a thought experiment for you. Ask yourself, “When was the last time I heard any conversation at all about the role of … Continue reading

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But You Knew That

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy By Tom McKay/ PolicyMic/ April 16, 2014 The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researcher Martin Gilens and Northwestern researcher Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science … Continue reading

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RFK Jr: Democracy Under Assault

BPR Quote of the Day: “American democracy is under assault….. The senators and congressmen (the Super PACS) fund and elect are not representing the United States—they are representing Koch and its oil industry cronies, Big Pharma, and the Wall Street banksters … Continue reading

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EITHER WAY WE’RE DEAD

How Do You Take Your Poison? By Chris Hedges/ Truthdig/ September 24, 2012 We will all swallow our cup of corporate poison. We can take it from nurse Romney, who will tell us not to whine and play the victim, … Continue reading

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Unfortunately, We Don’t Get to Choose

OLIGARCHY OR DEMOCRACY? By Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)/ OpEdNews/ July 31, 2012 Economically, the United States today has, by far, the most unequal distribution of wealth and income of any major country on earth, and that inequality is worse today … Continue reading

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Wisconsin: The Final Nail in the Coffin of American Democracy

by Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report American Democracy had struggled on life support for many years. It took its final breath on January 21, 2010, when a conservative Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in the landmark Citizens United case that … Continue reading

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Oligarchy, American Style

By Paul Krugman    November 3, 2011 Inequality is back in the news, largely thanks to Occupy Wall Street, but with an assist from the Congressional Budget Office. And you know what that means: It’s time to roll out the … Continue reading

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