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Elizabeth Warren Just Ripped The S.E.C. Apart For Allowing A Criminal Back On Wall Street

Senator Elizabeth Warren is pissed and she is letting the Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) know it in no uncertain terms.<p>Her anger stems …

Activism

UnitedHealth joins what will be health insurance extortion

UnitedHealth could not compete - But why should they compete?<p>UnitedHealth exit from Obamacare is the beginning of the forthcoming insurance company …

Great Depression

Heck, What's a Little Extortion Among Friends? U.S.-Saudi Relations

On Saturday, Mark Mazzetti wrote an article that appears on the front page of the <i>New York Times</i> called, "Saudis Tell U.S. To Back Off Bill On 9/11 Lawsuits."<p>The shocking title alone should make American citizens sit up and take notice. When did the U.S. government start taking orders from foreign …

Saudi Arabia

President Obama To Save Americans $1,000 On Their Cable Bill – And Here’s The Best Part…

Why didn't Bernie Sanders raise any money for the DNC?

<i>This is my first diary.</i><p>Fundraising totals are in for the fourth quarter of 2015, and the leading Democratic candidates really knocked it out of the …

Does Bernie Sanders' Single-Payer/Medicare-for-all sound good now?

Single-payer is the only answer<p>What will it take for most Americans to see the light?It will likely take the death of close loved ones from …

Noam Chomsky: This Is the Propaganda System That Corporate Media Uses to Dominate Society

On February 26, four bumbling fools made their way up to Noam Chomsky’s office. We were going to record an interview with a man who had been an …

Human Rights
Middle-class

This Democrat Is Channeling FDR With A Plan To Break Up Big Cable

WASHINGTON -- Before Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sided with the striking Verizon workers this week, Democratic congressional candidate Zephyr Teachout had already made their cause a core part of her campaign.<p>Teachout, best known for her 2014 primary challenge to New York Gov. …

Middle-class
Clinton Foundation

Just because you're already retired doesn't mean Congress can't take your pension

Many members of Congress say they were not given the time to read the provisions or did not grasp the ramifications at the time, and they now say …

Mississippi Jails Are Losing Inmates, And Local Officials Are 'Devastated' By The Loss Of Revenue

County officials across Mississippi are warning of job losses and deep deficits as local jails are being deprived of the state inmates needed to keep them afloat. The culprit, say local officials, is state government and private prisons, which are looking to boost their own revenue as sentencing …

Tea Party

Charitable Plutocracy: Bill Gates, Washington State, and the Nuisance of Democracy

Share3<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Shares 3<p>BT ArtBox – Money Box / Dave Catchpole<p><i>This article is from the</i> Nonprofit Quarterly<i>’s spring 2016 edition, “Strategic</i> …

Education

Pro-TPP Op-Eds Remarkably Similar to Drafts by Foreign Government Lobbyists

OPINION COLUMNS PUBLISHED in California newspapers over the last year in support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership use language nearly identical to …

Wealth doesn't trickle down – it just floods offshore, research reveals

A far-reaching new study suggests a staggering $21tn in assets has been lost to global tax havens. If taxed, that could have been enough to put parts of Africa back on its feet – and even solve the euro crisis<p>The world's super-rich have taken advantage of lax tax rules to siphon off at least $21 …

There's a Place in India Where Religions Coexist Beautifully and Gender Equality Is Unmatched

KOCHI, India -- Back in the summer of 2015, the heart of a Hindu man was transported across Kerala for a Christian patient in dire need of a new one. Funds were raised by a Muslim businessman to pay for the operation, which was performed by the state's top heart surgeon: a Christian. The entire …

India