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It's time to make Postal Banking a reality!

Millions of Americans are being ripped off by payday lenders and check cashing stores, and the United States Postal Service could put a stop to it. Mark Dimondstein, the president of the American Postal Workers Union, says that offering basic banking services at post offices is a win-win for the public and postal workers.

What Happens When Big Business Takes Over Government

What happens when an industry sets out to take over a government? Just ask the good citizens of Canada.

This past weekend, a train carrying an unknown amount of crude oil derailed in northern Ontario, Canada, spilling oil and causing a large fire. Twenty-nine of the train’s 100 cars derailed and at least 7 caught on fire.

What world do Conservatives live in?

You need to know this…. Conservatives live in a fantasy world, and nowhere is that more clear right now than in Washington State.

Right now, the Evergreen State is trying to streamline its policies on medical and recreational marijuana. Back in 2012, Washington State voters approved the creation of a legal recreational-marijuana market. That market is now heavily regulated and taxed.

Threat of deadly pathogens on the rise with global warming...

Climate change is quickly becoming an infectious disease’s best friend.

Yesterday, after six long months, students in Liberia returned to their classrooms. Schools across Liberia had been shut down since the height of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. But, while schools may be reopened, they are taking plenty of precautions.

The Big Difference between the European and American Right

If you were to ask most Americans what the word “conservative” stands for, they’d probably tell you that it stands for someone who believes in small government.

When comes to the U.S., that definition of conservative is actually spot on.

Too Big to Exist.

The too-big-to-jail banks may have gotten away with even more crimes than we thought. According to new details exposed in the so-called “biggest banking leak in history,” HSBC helped their clients shield billions of dollars in assets from taxes in their home countries.

Meet Saudi Arabia's New Frankenstein...

Let me remind you about the story of Frankenstein.

In the Mary Shelley classic, mad alchemist Dr. Victor Frankenstein spends months creating this creature out of old body parts. Then, one night, Frankenstein brings his creation to life, only to be absolutely horrified at the sight of the monster he has created.

It's Time to Wake People Up From Their Death Cults

Today, President Obama sent to Congress the White House’s plan for authorizing the fight against ISIS. The President’s proposal limits to three years the now-six-month-long campaign in Iraq and Syria, but it perpetuates the idea that war is the answer in the fight against terrorism. And that’s a big mistake.

Leaked files reveal new bankster scam

When are we going to lock up the banksters?

The Biggest Welfare Queens of Them All

Republicans love to talk about how Democrats take money from good, hardworking Americans and give it to lazy deadbeats. That story is the meme right-wingers use when they cut welfare, it’s how they frame their war against Obamacare, and it’s how they justify doing awful heartless things like slashing funding for school lunch programs.

Can we bring about the end of austerity?

It looks like President Obama took a cue from Greece. This week, the White House unveiled their 2016 budget, which would put an end to austerity and make corporate tax dodgers pay for stashing billions overseas.

FOX News: American PR Department for ISIS

ISIS’ propaganda machine just gained a new ally.

Conservative pundit Erick Erickson has a new piece over at Red State, where he praises Fox News and its president Roger Ailes for boldly making the decision to air the gruesome unedited version of a Jordanian pilot being burned alive by ISIS terrorists.

What the Corporate Media Isn’t Telling You About The TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP as it’s more commonly known, is a public health disaster waiting to happen.

We need less offshore drilling... not more!

While environmental groups work tirelessly to end offshore oil drilling, the Obama Administration proposes opening up new areas along our coastline to fossil fuel extraction.

The Real NFL Scandal

Seattle’s decision to throw the ball at the goal line with 20 seconds to go in last night’s Super Bowl was a costly one. But in the long run, it won’t be nearly as costly to the rest of America as the National Football League itself.

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What’s the Difference Between Cancer and Donald Trump?

So-called “free market" or "unregulated capitalism” is really nothing more than the cancer-stage of capitalism. And that uninhibited cancerous growth has spread, so that now even our political system is infected with the cancer of corporatism.

Donald Trump’s candidacy is an example of how our political system is being eaten alive by the cancer-stage of capitalism.

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