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Obamacare repeal is class warfare

The poor aren't losing just to the rich.<p>Many liberals view the Republican health care bill, which passed the House on Thursday, as a deliberate act of class warfare — eliminating health care subsidies for the neediest Americans in order to finance tax cuts for corporations and the highest …

Yes, Bernie would probably have won — and his resurgent left-wing populism is the way forward

<b>Bernie Sanders (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)</b><p>Now the establishment claims the French and British elections will vindicate the neoliberal center. Not so much!<p>Conor Lynch<p>May 5, 2017 9:00am (UTC)<p>On last week’s broadcast of Showtime's documentary series “The Circus,” Sen. Bernie Sanders finally acknowledged …

Middle-class

The “pro-life” party has become the party of death: New research on why Republicans hate poor and sick people

<b>Trey Gowdy; Paul Ryan; Kevin McCarthy (AP/Susan Walsh/J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters/Gary Cameron)</b><p>New data and the health care debate reveal how Republicans feel about poor people who get sick: They deserve it<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>May 4, 2017 5:40pm (UTC)<p>On Thursday, Republicans in the House of …

Health Care

The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it | Clive Hamilton

We continue to plan for the future as if climate scientists don’t exist. The greatest shame is the absence of a sense of tragedy<p>After 200,000 years of modern humans on a 4.5 billion-year-old Earth, we have arrived at new point in history: the Anthropocene. The change has come upon us with …

Climate Change

Theranos adds a bunch of qualified medical experts and scientists to the board

Theranos has taken a pretty damning hit in a string of bad news reports over the past year but it looks like the one drop blood analysis company is trying to turn things around.<p>Theranos announced this morning it would add eight medical and lab experts to its scientific and medical advisory board. …

They created this nightmare for themselves: The clueless GOP establishment is fueling hurricane Donald Trump

<b>Mitch McConnell, David Koch, Paul Ryan (AP/Reuters/J. Scott Applewhite/Paul Vernon/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>What aloof GOP leaders don’t get is that rank-and-file, working-class voters feel betrayed by them<p>Jim Hightower<p>April 7, 2016 11:59am (UTC)<p>Elites tend to be... well, elite. As in, "clueless" about what …

Middle-class

Another chance

SINCE the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi nearly five years ago, good news from Libya has been in short supply. But on March 30th some came at last. …

Sanders Digs In, Clinton Calls for Unity in Spat Over Qualifications

NEW YORK – Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continued a charged back-and-forth Thursday over their qualifications for the Oval Office, with Sanders vowing to "fight back" against his rival as Clinton sought to stake out high ground and urge Democratic unity.<p>"If Secretary Clinton thinks that just …

Four Men Reportedly Accuse Former House Speaker of Sexual Abuse

The 74-year-old Illinois Republican has allegedly been holding onto a decades-old secret.<p>A new investigation may answer some of the many questions left lingering after longtime former Speaker of the House <b>Dennis Hastert</b> admitted to making a series of secret, illegal payments to keep an unnamed …

Email took an almighty beating this week, but it’s far from dead

While 2016 is shaping up to be the year virtual reality and the Internet of Things went mainstream, it could also go down in history as the year email’s much-touted demise cranked into overdrive. At least, if this week’s events are anything to go by.<p>With the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, …

The Week in Review: Global Sea Levels Could ‘More Than Double’

An “unstoppable ice collapse” in the Antarctic could cause sea levels to rise at an extreme rate by the end of the century, according to new research released this week. The study, published in the Journal Nature on Wednesday, suggests major coastal cities including New York, London and Sydney …