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Bill Moyers, Michael Winship: Don’t Let Them Silence You — Vote, Dammit.

A new nationwide effort to suppress the vote, nurtured by fear and fierce resistance to inevitable demographic change, has hammered the ideals of democracy in the United States. (Photo: Erik … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Knights of Earth

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Steve Naidamast After surviving tragedy at the World Trade Center on 9-11-2001 (I escaped from building #5, which was engulfed in a fireball 30…

September 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Video: “I Kill Everybody. I don’t care,” says Ferguson cop

A fourth police officer has been suspended in St. Louis, after a violent episode in which he pushed CNN reporter Don Lemon. After the incident, CNN reporters began looking into the … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Robert Reich: The Disease of American Democracy

Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The President’s approval ratings are also in the basement. A large … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chase Madar: The Over-Policing of America 

If all you’ve got is a hammer, then everything starts to look like a nail. And if police and prosecutors are your only tool, sooner or later everything and everyone … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

GOP Seeks to Further Weaken Campaign Finance Laws

Experts say latest challenge could further erode contribution limits Republican lawmakers hoping to rake in more campaign cash from Wall Street are challenging a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Standard & Poor: How Increasing Income Inequality Is Dampening U.S. Economic Growth

The topic of income inequality and its effects has been the subject of countless analysis stretching back generations and crossing geopolitical boundaries. Despite the tendency to speak about this issue … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Why Democrats Should Enter the Class War

This spring, a prominent Democratic pollster sent a memo to party leaders and Democratic elected officials advising them to speak and think differently. The nation’s economy had deteriorated so drastically, … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Blue Suits And Socialism: Suggestions For A Party Platform

Last week, I went to a reception.   Twenty years ago, a friend won a First Amendment case that went all the way to the Supreme Court.   We joked about the … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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