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How Globalism is Rigged To Make the Rich Richer

There is no break from politics.

Even though the election will finally - thankfully - hopefully end next week - the next big fight in Washington has already been pencilled into the schedule.

It'll be over the Trans-Pacific Partnership - or TPP - the massive trade deal between the US and 11 other Pacific Rim nations that both major candidates for president oppose.

Is Comey's Sabotage Working?

One week before the election and four days after the FBI director revealed that his agency had come across a set of emails that may or may not be relevant to the Clinton email case, the race for the White House is suddenly, shockingly, close.

Did Comey Break the Law?

James Comey's integrity is now seriously in question - and with just 8 days to go before election day - voters need some answers - fast.

Will The New President Fix The Economy?

With just a few days to go before the presidential election, things are looking pretty good for the economy.

According to new numbers out last week, it grew at a rate of 2.9 percent last quarter.

Whose Fault Is It? Obamacare Rates Are Going Up...

Obamacare is in trouble.

With just two weeks to go before Election Day, the White House announced Monday that premiums on the healthcare law's state-level exchanges will increase by an average of 22 percent next year.

Premiums on the federal exchanges will jump an average of 25 percent.

Yikes...

Carbon Tax... Where Should We Start?

In Washington State a fierce debate has erupted over a ballot measure aimed at fighting climate change. As the reality of runaway climate change continues to sink in, the question of what do about it gets even more pressing.

We are not just dealing with the possibility of a few hotter days there - or a few nastier thunderstorms there.

Obamacare Price Hikes Put Public Option Back in Play

Obamacare is in trouble. With just two weeks to go before Election Day, the White House announced Monday that premiums on the healthcare law's state-level exchanges will increase by an average of 22 percent next year.

The AT&T/Time Warner Merger - Time To Worry?

Give Donald Trump some credit: he might be a bigoted crypto-fascist who's taken the Republican Party to the right of Attila the Hun - but every once in a while he's 100 percent correct.

Case in point: his take on AT&T's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner.

First Commercial Farm Without Soil Or Fresh Water

It's Monday - let's get geeky on indoor farming!

Sundrop Farms in the South Australian desert has become the first farm to produce crops without fresh water, soil, or unnecessary energy from the grid.

Income Inequality Has Gone Up

The chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Jason Furman, recently wrote in the Washington Post that "Last year saw the largest single-year reduction in poverty since the 1960s."

Trump Discredits The Election Process

President Obama is absolutely disgusted with Donald Trump's talk about a rigged election.

He made that very clear this week during a press conference at the White House - in which he called Trump's conspiracy theories about voter fraud "unprecedented".

Who's Rigging The Election?

Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump in nearly every poll following Trump's weeklong meltdown as at least nine women came forward to publicly accuse Trump of sexual harassment.

And like a bad card player, Trump is certain that the real reason he's losing is because everyone else is cheating.

The Death of Trees

It's autumn here in the nation's capital, and that means that in a normal year, trees would be bursting with color, the air would turn crisp, and harvest apples and seasonal apple products would fill store shelves.

The Danger With Trump's "Election Rigging" Talk

Even if he doesn't win, Donald Trump has still done untold damage to our country.

His sexist rhetoric, xenophobic appeals to white nationalists, and all-out embrace of the far-right fringe have mainstreamed a kind of hateful politics that will take a long time to get rid of.

Lead Poisoning Drug Price Skyrockets

It's the same story with a different drug.

Just a few weeks after Mylan NV faced public outrcy about the skyrocketing price of EpiPens, another pharmaceutical company - Valeant - is under fire for the price of something known as Calcium EDTA.

How Do You Have Freedom If You Don’t Have Healthcare?

Unless it's replaced with something better - like single-payer - repealing Obamacare will make life miserable for millions of Americans.

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