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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 …

Want to Hire a Worker-Owned Co-op? There’s an App for That

Coopify wants to bring a sense of community to the app-based booking world by connecting worker-owned cooperatives and other low-income task workers …

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 …

Noam Chomsky: There's a Huge Desire to Revamp Our Exploitive Economy, Bubbling in the Collective Unconscious

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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 …

President Obama To Save Americans $1,000 On Their Cable Bill - And Here's The Best Part...

Which of your bills do you hate paying the most? Which company’s customer service department do you dread calling? Chances are, it’s your cable …

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 …

Bernie begins raising cash for down-ballot progressives

Bernie Sanders is raising money for a trio of progressive House candidates who have endorsed him, a move that comes just weeks after he faced friendly fire for not committing to fundraise for down-ballot Democrats.<p>In the fundraising emails, backers are given an opportunity to split their donation …

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

Zephyr Teachout pitches more broadband as part of a new New Deal.<p>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 …

Where Does Clinton Foundation Money Go?

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says that “so little” of the charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation “actually go to …

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

"If they do not send us our inmates back, we can't make it," said one county supervisor.<p>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 …

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

Share6<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Share<p>6 Shares<p>BT ArtBox – Money Box / Dave Catchpole<p><i>This article is from the</i> Nonprofit Quarterly<i>’s spring 2016 edition, “Strategic</i> …

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

The world's super-rich have taken advantage of lax tax rules to siphon off at least $21 trillion, and possibly as much as $32tn, from their home countries and hide it abroad – a sum larger than the entire American economy.<p>James Henry, a former chief economist at consultancy McKinsey and an expert …

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 …

Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants Anti-Gay Businesses to Post “No Gays Allowed” Signs. Excellent!

When not debating whether to outlaw hoodies or protect parents’ decision to force their children into ex-gay conversion therapy, the severely …