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In Kansas, lawmakers lose patience with governor's tax cuts

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — After he became Kansas governor in 2011, Sam Brownback slashed personal income taxes on the promise that the deep cuts would …

Meet the presidential candidate who makes Bernie Sanders look conservative

Jill Stein has a plan to win the presidency.<p>Her idea is almost genius in its simplicity. There are 43 million Americans with student debt, Stein …

Middle-class

Elizabeth Warren: Enough Is Enough, It's Time To Stand Up To Donald Trump

"Donald Trump is a bigger, uglier threat every day that goes by."<p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is calling on "decent people everywhere" to denounce Donald Trump, saying the GOP presidential frontrunner continues to grow into a "bigger, uglier threat every day."<p>Warren put up her statement in a …

Donald Trump is working his way through the 1st Amendment

Donald Trump loves the 2nd Amendment, according to Donald Trump. One of the indisputable conservative credentials that he can boast is that he's got a permit to carry a firearm in New York City, and on the campaign trail, he's frequently mentioned his support for the right to bear arms. (That …

Donald Trump

Federal government’s ‘perverse’ contract policies encourage industry to gouge taxpayers: leaked report

OTTAWA — A major independent study of federal government contract pricing and policies has warned that the current system provides “perverse …

Donald Trump Poses an Unprecedented Threat to American Democracy

Last month, I made the case that a Donald Trump nomination would be better for America than the nomination of one of his Republican rivals. I no …

After the latest debacle, we agree with Donald Trump: “We’ve had enough of the debates”

Thursday’s debate reminds us it’s not just Trump we should be ashamed of — it’s the entire GOP<p>If you’re not a masochist — or even if you <i>are</i>, but you’re just not into politics — you may not know that there was yet another presidential debate Thursday night, this time the Republicans, and it was as …

North Carolina man charged with assaulting protester at Trump rally | Reuters

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - A 78-year-old white man accused of punching a black protester in the face during a rally in North Carolina for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been arrested on an assault charge, a local sheriff’s office said on Thursday.<p>Rakeem Jones lies on the …

Elizabeth Warren knocks it out of the f*cking park addressing Republicans for 7 years of obstruction

Thursday March 10, 2016 · 11:14 AM PST

Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Warren takes heat on Clinton-Sanders battle

Supporters of presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersWho is the farthest left of them all? The Hamas-led clashes at Gaza-Israel …

7 Things People Who Say They're 'Fiscally Conservative But Socially Liberal' Don't Understand

"Well, I'm conservative, but I'm not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I'm pro-choice! I'm pro-same-sex-marriage! …

Income Inequality

Critcl | A Pest Control Website To Help You Get Rid of Critters At Home

Did you know that there are over 3,500 species of cockroaches in the world? While that was a fact that you probably didn’t want to know, you can rest …

Insects

Of Course Millennials Love Bernie Sanders. They’re Born Socialists.

Indignation oozes from presidential candidates like Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton when they’re forced to confront Bernie Sanders’ surging appeal …

Stephen Colbert Had Some Fun With Hillary Clinton's Pathetic New Youth Initiative

There's even a Geocities reference.<p>After an ode to Presidents Day, Stephen Colbert dove into the gladiatorial mudpit that is the 2016 election. He touched on Hillary Clinton's crushing New Hampshire defeat to Bernie Sanders, a rout fueled in part by young voters breaking Bernie's way 83-16. It's a …

Election fraud Chicago style: Illinois’ decades-old notoriety for election corruption is legendary

<b>Mary Frances Berry (Jim Abbott)</b><p>These days, opportunities for corruption may have shrunk for civil servants, but not for business leaders<p>Mary Frances Berry<p>February 14, 2016 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy”<p>He went to …

Why Brother Bernie Is Better for Black People Than Sister Hillary

The future of American democracy depends on our response to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. And that legacy is not just about defending civil rights; it’s also about fighting to fix our rigged economy, which yields grotesque wealth inequality; our narcissistic culture, which unleashes obscene …

Middle-class

Inequality Against Democracy: 10 Facts About the 1 Percent

Inequality Against Democracy: 10 Facts About the 1 Percent<p>Thu, 2/11/2016 - by Richard Eskow<p>This article originally appeared on Campaign for America's …

Appropriation, Capitalism, Blackness and Beyoncé

The tragic consequence of being a megastar is possessing a cult-like following that doesn't question or challenge your decisions. It's a blind allegiance that will shield one from seeing possible deception and manipulation.<p>In the world of celebrity "standom," Beyoncé's "Bey-Hive" is one of the …

Elizabeth Warren’s critique of Hillary Clinton’s 2001 bankruptcy vote

<i>“You will not find that I ever changed a view or a vote because of any donation that I ever received.”</i><p><b>–Hillary Clinton, in the fifth Democratic debate, Feb. 4, 2016</b><p>Moments after the former secretary of state (and N.Y. senator) made this statement, the Bernie Sanders campaign issued a news release …

Government

An open letter to older women voting for Hillary, from a younger woman voting for Bernie

I respect Gloria Steinem, Madeline Albright and all the feminist trailblazers. I’m still voting for Bernie Sanders<p>Dear Older Women Insisting All Women Vote For Hillary,<p>Thank you for everything you've given us in your fight for women's rights and civil rights through the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, your …

Feel Left Out? Blame the Two-Party System

In the 10 days leading up to the Iowa caucuses on Monday night, I witnessed a genuine democratic process that involved a good percentage of the …

Evaluating the Trent Richardson Trade's Impact on Colts, Browns and NFL Draft

The Cleveland Browns sent shock waves through the league when they traded running back Trent Richardson, the No. 3 overall selection in the 2012 NFL draft, to the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday. It is rare for any first-round pick, let alone a top-three overall pick, to be traded less than two …

Miami Dolphins: Breaking Down the Ryan Tannehill and Mike Wallace Connection

After failing to make an impact in a Week 1 matchup with the Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace expressed his frustrations …