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Sam Pizzigati: The Peasants Still Have Their Pitchforks

Americans want what 21st century politics has so far not delivered: real options for challenging concentrated wealth. What can we expect Congress to do about America’s staggeringly top-heavy concentration of … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Republican Political Alchemy and the Disappearing Democratic Party

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Trust him! He’s wearing a flag lapel pin — and pointing heavenwards! Matthew Jacobson Today’s Democrats do not realize the extent to which the…

September 15, 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

Why am I moving left?

I used to be right down the middle. But America’s changed, and so have I. In my late 50s, at a time of life when most people are supposed to … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Prison Industry Making Billions from Border Children

Despite growing evidence that the private prison industry is neither humane nor cost-effective, for-profit incarceration has increased dramatically in the past 10 years, and nowhere has the boom been more obvious than along … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The GOP’s Long-term Problem: Millennials Hate Conservatives

Republicans were already destined for piecemeal decimation due to the declining numbers of their core constituency. But they don’t just have a demographic problem anymore; they have a stylistic one. … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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