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A Sweet New Century for America’s Most Privileged While Wealth Inequality Is Spectacularly Worse

Posted by on July 17, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
A Sweet New Century for America’s Most Privileged While Wealth Inequality Is Spectacularly Worse

Something went horribly wrong over the last quarter of the 20th century that drastically increased the wealth. And what has happened so far in century 21? It seems our decision makers in Washington have done their best to make things even worse.

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There’s an All-Out War on Kids, and Not Just on the Border

Posted by on July 6, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
There’s an All-Out War on Kids, and Not Just on the Border

What we’re witnessing at our border is one part of a war against all children — whether by cuts to schools, child nutrition, health care, safe air and water, or family-supporting jobs. Your children will feel the hurt of the Trump’s agenda, too. Here are a just a few highlights.

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Mexico’s ‘Bernie Sanders’ Wins In Historic Landslide With Mandate to Reshape the Nation

Posted by on July 2, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Mexico’s ‘Bernie Sanders’ Wins In Historic Landslide With Mandate to Reshape the Nation

Progressive anti-Trump candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been elected president of Mexico on Sunday in an apparent landslide victory. “AMLO is definitely the Bernie Sanders of Mexico. He was the mayor of a city, like Sanders, though Mexico City is quite a bit bigger than Burlington, Vermont. He governed in the same pragmatic way that Bernie did, often partnering with the business community. As Jon Lee Anderson writes in The New Yorker, AMLO “succeeded in creating a pension fund for elderly residents, expanding highways to ease congestion, and devising a public-private scheme, with the telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim, to restore the historic downtown.” The latter is reminiscent of Sanders’s deals to revive Burlington’s waterfront.”

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North Carolina To Sue Anti-Vaccine Attorney, Ask Him To Hand Over Client Files…

North Carolina To Sue Anti-Vaccine Attorney, Ask Him To Hand Over Client Files…

Phillips is not alone in his claim that NC Bar attorneys have engaged in serious misconduct. His complaint against NC Bar attorneys is supported by two independent legal experts, and Phillips’ own preliminary investigation has turned up other witnesses to NC Bar officials fabricating facts, and other attorneys who claim they were disbarred based on facts invented by NC Bar attorneys. So, there appears to be a very serious problem at the NC State Bar!

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explains to Colbert What a ‘Moral’ Economy Would Look Like

Posted by on July 1, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explains to Colbert What a ‘Moral’ Economy Would Look Like

In an interview with Stephen Colbert, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explained the core principles of democratic socialism to an audience of millions. “So what that means is healthcare as a human right,” Ocasio-Cortez explained. “It means that every child, no matter where you are born, should have access to a college or trade school education if they so choose it. And, you know, I think that no person should be homeless if we can have public structures and public policies to allow for people to have homes and food and lead a dignified life in the United States.”

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Bernie Sanders Just Won His War Against Democratic Party Superdelegates

Posted by on June 29, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Bernie Sanders Just Won His War Against Democratic Party Superdelegates

In an important and long-overdue step toward making the Democratic Party more accountable to voters and less captive to the interests of establishment insiders, the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) Rules and Bylaws arm voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to drastically curtail the influence of superdelegates by barring them from voting on the first ballot of the presidential nomination.

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Ripping Trump for Treating Children Worse Than Seized Property, Judge Orders Reunification of Separated Families

Posted by on June 28, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Ripping Trump for Treating Children Worse Than Seized Property, Judge Orders Reunification of Separated Families

A federal judge in San Diego, California ruled late Tuesday that the more than 2,000 migrant children separated from their parents under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy must be reunited with their families within 30 days—and children under age 5 must be returned to parents within two weeks.

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Democratic Lawmaker To Introduce Legislation To Abolish ICE

Posted by on June 26, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Democratic Lawmaker To Introduce Legislation To Abolish ICE

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) announced Monday his intention to introduce legislation to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), joining a swelling chorus of demands that the Department of Homeland Security agency be eliminated.

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Breaking Up Families? America Looks Like a Dickens Novel

Posted by on June 25, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 2 Comments
Breaking Up Families? America Looks Like a Dickens Novel

Sarah Bilston: There are startling parallels between the Trump administration’s policy on immigrant families and the “New” Poor Laws of England in the 1830s, whose cruelty was illuminated by Charles Dickens in novels and other writings… I’ve taught the novels of Charles Dickens for more than 20 years. My students have tended to approach his era as a bizarre and strangely cruel period in human history. But Dickens’s world has come to life again.

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Ralph Nader Asks Former First Ladies: Why No “Heartfelt Concern for Tens of Thousands of Children Killed or Seriously Maimed” by Their Husbands’ Wars?

Posted by on June 24, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
Ralph Nader Asks Former First Ladies: Why No “Heartfelt Concern for Tens of Thousands of Children Killed or Seriously Maimed” by Their Husbands’ Wars?

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader puts check on Laura Bush and Michelle Obama for selective criticism when it comes to kids harmed by brutal U.S. policies: “Would be nice if Laura Bush and Michelle Obama had expressed similar heartfelt concern for the tens of thousands of children killed or seriously maimed by the wars of their husbands in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.”

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‘Morally Bankrupt’: After Tax Cuts for Richest, House GOP Unveils $5.4 Trillion Attack on Nation’s Safety Net

Posted by on June 20, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Morally Bankrupt’: After Tax Cuts for Richest, House GOP Unveils $5.4 Trillion Attack on Nation’s Safety Net

With the nation’s attention rightly fixated on President Donald Trump’s horrific treatment of immigrant children, House Republicans on Tuesday quietly unveiled their 2019 budget proposal that calls for $537 billion in cuts to Medicare, $1.5 trillion in cuts to Medicaid, and four billion in cuts to Social Security over the next decade in an effort to pay for their deficit-exploding tax cuts for the wealthy.

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New Video and Audio Captures ‘Horrifying’ Reality of Children Taken From Parents as GOP Pressed to ‘Find Their Conscience’

Posted by on June 19, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 2 Comments
New Video and Audio Captures ‘Horrifying’ Reality of Children Taken From Parents as GOP Pressed to ‘Find Their Conscience’

As newly published images, videos, and audio provided brief and “horrifying” glimpses inside America’s child detention facilities in the midst of President Donald Trump’s massive attack on immigrant families, all 49 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus on Monday united behind a bill that would end the White House’s family separation policy immediately—putting pressure on Republicans who claim to oppose the cruel practice to act on their words.

“The images and stories coming from the detention centers near the border are both heartbreaking and infuriating,” CREDO campaign manager Nicole Regalado said in a statement on Monday. “Republicans in Congress have the power to put a stop to Trump’s cruel family separation policy today. Democrats have coalesced around legislation that would immediately halt this barbaric practice. All we need now is for a handful of Republicans to find their conscience and stand up to the Trump regime.”

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California Senate Passes Revolutionary Bill to Bypass Federal Reserve, Create Cannabis Banking Industry

Posted by on June 17, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
California Senate Passes Revolutionary Bill to Bypass Federal Reserve, Create Cannabis Banking Industry

The California Senate just passed a revolutionary bill that will nullify the control the Federal Reserve has over the cannabis industry by creating a separate banking industry—solely for cannabis.

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UN Report on US: 40 Million Live In Poverty, 18.5 Million In Extreme Poverty & Government Is Deliberately Making Things Worse

Posted by on June 17, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
UN Report on US: 40 Million Live In Poverty, 18.5 Million In Extreme Poverty & Government Is Deliberately Making Things Worse

UN Report on US: 40 million live in poverty, 18.5 million in extreme poverty and 5.3 million live in Third World conditions of absolute poverty. The report is a terrible indictment of the U.S. and of the Trump Administration. Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel prize winning economist told The Guardian “This administration inherited a bad situation with inequality in the U.S. and is now fanning the flames and worsening the situation. What is so disturbing is that Trump, rather than taking measures to ameliorate the problem, is taking measures to aggravate it.”

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Other Countries Expect More of Their Leaders. So Should We.

Posted by on June 15, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Other Countries Expect More of Their Leaders. So Should We.

Most Americans don’t know it, but in 1977 the U.S. actually signed an international treaty called the UN Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, which mandates government responsibility to ensure their citizens do more than merely survive. Unfortunately, one U.S. administration after the other has completely disregarded it, and Congress never ratified it. Our leaders have apparently judged that we either don’t need — or don’t deserve — things like an adequate standard of living and universal health care. 164 countries have ratified the treaty, but ours won’t. Are their people more deserving than we are? As one dizzy U.S. congressman claims, “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”

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