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Adam Smith in 1776 Showed Rush Limbaugh, Not the Pope, to be the Real Clown

According to Rush Limbaugh and many other conservatives, Pope Francis is a Marxist. He must be, or he would not criticize capitalism.<p>Limbaugh has …

Here Are the Top-Selling Drugs in the US

The top-earning prescription drug brought in nearly $8 billion in 2014.<p>Prescription drugs are a vital part of American health, helping millions every …

FDA

Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Confederate flag: 'It's offensive to an entire race'

SONOMA, Calif. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn't think much of the Confederate flag.<p>NASCAR's most popular driver reiterated his longtime stance on the flag Friday when asked by reporters at Sonoma Raceway, saying he agreed with NASCAR that it should be removed from the grounds of the South Carolina …

Read Late 1970s Bernie Sanders' No-Holds-Barred Critique Of Mass Media

Sanders wrote that media abides by the "well-tested Hitlerian principle that people should be treated as morons and bombarded over and over again with the same simple phrases and ideas."

Unregulated Capitalism Is Destroying the Planet

The Earth hasn’t seen this kind of widespread extinction since the dinosaurs were wiped out by meteors more than 65 million years ago. (Photo: T-Rex …

Breakthroughs

70 million Americans teetering on edge of financial ruin

In the past few years, the job market has vastly improved and home prices have rebounded — yet Americans are becoming even more irresponsible when it …

Retirement

The Entire World Knows GOP Trickle Down Is Disastrous For Americans And The Economy

For most human beings, even idiots in America, there are just some things that are glaringly self-evident such as every day the Sun will rise in the …

Corporate America Wins Again

WASHINGTON, June 23 – Sen. Bernie Sanders expressed deep disappointment on Tuesday after the Senate voted 60-37 to cut off debate and advance …

Middle-class

Attitudes Toward Racism And Inequality Are Shifting

After nine black Americans were killed in a historic black church Wednesday in Charleston, South Carolina, the Post and Courier ran an article …

University of Pennsylvania

Bernie Sanders Draws More Supporters Than Every Republican Candidate as 4,500 Fill Denver

Bernie Sanders drew a bigger crowd than any Republican candidate, as 4,500 supporters filled his event in Denver.<p>According to the Sanders campaign:</i> …

Middle-class

China's economic problems are everyone's economic problems

GDP growth has slowed from 10.4% annually in 2011 to 7.4% last year. According to the World Bank, this number should continue to slide, going below 7% by 2017.<p>Joseph P. Quinlan, a strategist for US Trust, wrote about the importance of Chinese importing.<p>"Import demand in China has been simply …

International Monetary Fund

LAPD Shoot Man In Head, Roll Him Over and Handcuff Him

The LAPD fired four shots at a man who flagged them down with a hand wrapped in a towel. After striking his head, they rolled him over to handcuff …

Bernie Sanders Wants To Bring Back Your 40-Hour Workweek

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) thinks Americans may have forgotten about the 40-hour week.<p>"A hundred years ago workers took to the streets" to fight for 40 hours, Sanders told The Huffington Post. "And a hundred years have come and gone, we’ve seen an …

Bill Says There Is No Such Thing as Income Inequality; Americans Are Just Stupid - The Ring of Fire Network

According to Bill O’Reilly, income inequality is just a ruse by the Democratic party to get votes America’s idiotic poor. What Bill O’Reilly claims …

GOP Catholics think they know better than the pope: Why they break with Francis on poverty, death penalty and free markets

Santorum dissed the pope for his views on climate change. It isn’t the only time he’s slighted His Holiness<p>Last week, Republican presidential contender and devout Catholic Rick Santorum threw some shade at Pope Francis. Santorum said that he was a “huge fan” of His Holiness, but took issue with …

5 ways the freelance economy fails the poor and the middle class

One overlooked reason the middle class is shrinking: Only a handful of professions are producing stable salaries<p>Lisa Baugh<p>June 5, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It's no secret the middle class is shrinking. Over 8 million good jobs with stable, middle-class incomes …

Bernie's Burlington: What Kind of Mayor Was Bernie Sanders?

<i>Mayor Bernie Sanders in his City Hall office in Burlington, Vermont in 1981</i><p>John Davis remembers a meeting in 1986 when Bernie Sanders, then the mayor of Burlington, Vermont, confronted the owners of the city's largest affordable-housing complex. The federal program that had subsidized the Northgate …

The FCC Just Made It Easier to Raise Your Cable Rates

The Fed­er­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions Com­mis­sion has quietly ap­proved a pro­pos­al that could make it easi­er for ma­jor cable pro­viders like Com­cast …

Net Neutrality

Ending the Presidential-Debate Duopoly

Including a third-party candidate would reinvigorate American democracy.<p>The Democratic and Republican parties—which cannot seem to agree on anything else these days—have conspired to construct and defend a duopoly that closes competition to all other political alternatives. As a result, every …

Government