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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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Democracy R.I.P.

Thom Hartmann echoes what I’ve been writing, the 2010 Citizens United decision of the conservative Supreme Court has destroyed what was left of our democracy. Hartmann is more generous in saying we are a just a few years from being … Continue reading

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