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Midterms: Democratic Party didn’t give people a reason to vote

It’s absolutely true that Mitch McConnell and the Republicans obstructed every Democratic initiative. On the other hand, Democrats didn’t give people a reason to go to the polls. Why should Democrats bother to vote when its clear their party chooses the needs of banks and corporations over the needs of its constituents? Whatever you think…

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Why is the stock market soaring when the real economy is on its knees?

The short answer is the Fed has been propping up the stock market. And, high stock prices are not always tethered to traditional methods of stock valuation, like productivity, price, earnings, growth—all those “fundamentals” you learn about in the “Investing for Dummies” book. The market has become a highly manipulated gambling casino for the elite, where bank…

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Council on Foreign Relations: West is responsible for Ukraine crisis

Given the ongoing, ludicrous, and mostly fictional coverage of Ukraine in the American media that relentlessly depicts Vladimir Putin as an evil, crazed, aggressive, megalomaniac, it’s refreshing—and surprising—to have Foreign Affairs, published by The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the conservative foreign policy institution of the elite, set the record straight. Author John J. Mearshimer, debunks the media…

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10 reasons why school vouchers should be rejected

Republicans are for school vouchers because they want to privatize public education, turn education into a money making venture, and use taxpayer money to fund religious schools. Some Democrats support vouchers because of a genuine desire to improve education. They want vouchers for innovative schools with alternative curriculums, creative teachers, and enhanced learning environments. Yet, the truth is, this very small number of…

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Ferguson MO in context: The militarization of the police

When a Ferguson, Missouri police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, the neighborhood erupted, and area police departments were quickly on the scene–transported in heavily armored vehicles. Their appearance is another instance of a national trend toward the militarization of local police forces. In 2011, we posted the following article on this…

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Bob’s Red Mill owner gives company to employees

Bob Moore, a retired automobile service manager and advocate of healthy eating, founded Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods with his wife Charlee, in 1978. If you shop in health food stores, you may be familiar with their distinctively designed, old-fashioned looking bags of healthy flours and cereals. Today, the company has 209 employees, revenues of…

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