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IMF: Inequality is the "defining issue of our time"

According to the International Monetary Fund, income inequality is the “defining issue of our time.”

Only Government Can Solve the Climate Crisis

California’s renewable energy revolution is a model for the rest of America. The state is now getting nearly a quarter of its power from renewable sources - and in 2014 it became the first state to get more than 5 percent of its energy from the sun.

The Billionaire Alliance That Wants to Handpick the Supreme Court

A specter is haunting America, the specter of the Koch-Adelson alliance.

The economic side of racial discrimination.

This year has been filled with examples of racial discrimination and police brutality. From Ferguson to Cleveland to McKinney, Texas, we've seen tons of coverage about these often-tragic events, but rarely do we see real discussion about the conditions that lead up to such violence.

Why We Shouldn’t Look the Other Way On Bush’s Iraq War Crimes

Donald Rumsfeld is this generation’s Robert McNamara.

Over 12 years after overseeing and helping to design the 2003 invasion of Iraq - the former secretary of defense is now re-writing his own role in the invasion.

Regulations Create Jobs - Lots of Them!

Republicans love to say that regulations kill jobs and destroy the economy.

That’s the meme they used to oppose Obamacare, it’s how they attacked the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, and it’s how they frame every argument against common sense environmental laws.

Our oceans are the lifeblood of our planet.

Our warming planet is causing major changes to our oceans. According to new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, warming waters are drastically altering the biodiversity in our oceans.

Stop Drinking the Climate Denial Cult’s Kool-Aid!

We will have a fossil fuel-free economy by 2100. That’s according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who announced today that the G7 nations have agreed to “decarbonise the global economy in the course of this century.”

The G7’s agreement is more of a goal than it is a hard-and-fast plan, but it’s still a big deal.

Get money out.

Sometimes studies and polls teach us something new. And, sometimes, they simply confirm something we already knew.

This week, a new study confirmed that U.S. presidents serve the wealthy elite, and a separate poll confirmed that Americans are sick and tired of ultra-rich controlling our political system.

Only the Little People Pay Taxes in America

Why are our seniors paying higher taxes on their social security benefits than billionaires pay on stocks?

China: If They Pull the Plug, We're Screwed

One of the most dangerous low-level conflicts in the world right now is the fight over the South China Sea, and if a war breaks out there, it could tank the American economy.

Big Pharma is Killing Us

Drug company profits are literally killing people - and now even doctors are speaking out.

America. No Longer the Home of the Brave but the Scared S*#tless

Today, for the first time in years, normal everyday Americans can theoretically make a phone call without the government spying on them. That’s because just after midnight last night, Section 215 of the Patriot Act expired.

Climate deniers are running out of excuses...

One-by-one, the excuses for failing to act on climate change are disappearing.

Earlier this month, China proved that it's possible to quickly and dramatically reduce carbon emissions. According to an analysis by Greenpeace, our planet's largest greenhouse gas emitter reduced coal use by about 8 percent in a single year.

How much did "fast track" cost the corporate elite?

It cost corporations less than $18,000 bucks per vote to get “fast track” passed in the United States Senate.

According to a recent analysis by The Guardian Newspaper, corporate members of the US Business Coalition for TPP donated more than $1.1 million dollars to Senate campaigns in the first quarter of 2015. The average Democrat received about $9,700 dollars and the average Republican raked in almost $20,000.

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Trump Gets His Talking Points from Storm Front

Donald Trump’s call on Russia to hack and release Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails was one of the stranger moments in what’s been one of the stranger campaigns in American history.

It was a sign that Trump is either stupid or trying to join the Ronald Reagan/Richard Nixon club of Republicans who have betrayed their country to get elected president.

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