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Each one of us is a toxic super fund site...

We are all lab rats in one giant, toxic, and deadly experiment. The Environmental Defense Fund has released a new report, titled Toxics Across America, which looks at the billions of pounds of toxic and potentially deadly chemicals that are currently in the American marketplace. The report lo

The Middle Class is not “Normal”

There’s nothing “normal” about having a middle class.

Why ordinary citizens have no say...

The United States could be at the forefront of creating a global green economy that runs on renewable energy.

American Democracy No Longer Works.

Washington politicians don't give a damn about you or me. They only answer to billionaires and giant corporations.

We've lost 90 years in the fight for economic equality.

The wealth gap today is as bad as it was in the 1920s. New research from economists Emmanual Saez and Gabriel Zucman shows that those at the very top hold more of the wealth than at any time since 1928. In fact, only the super-wealthy, the top tenth of the top one percent, have seen huge gains in assets over the last three decades.

The Conservative Death Panel

It’s time to kick the bums out of office. Right now, millions of Americans across 23 states are uninsured, because their Republican lawmakers have refused to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. As a result, they fall into the “Red State Donut Hole,” that was drilled into Obamacare by Supreme Cou

The Climate Deniers Are Using the Same Tactics as the Tobacco Industry

As it becomes increasingly obvious that global warming is entering doomsday scenario territory, the fossil fuel industry is ramping up the propaganda war. Last week, the so-called Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Read more

Let's Repudiate Reaganomics

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…I want to tell you a tale of two countries, Country A and Country B. Country A has extraordinary wealth.

Time is running out.

This week, government officials and climate scientists from all over the world are meeting in Berlin, Germany, to finalize a U.N.

Let's reboot the American Dream!

Three decades of Reaganomics has left half of our entire nation in poverty. Thanks to economic policies that only benefit the one percent, nearly one fifth of all Americans live below the federal poverty line, and another 32 percent are officially low-income. And, those statistics would be even worse if we weren't using an economic measure that is stuck in the 1950s.

Shouldn't GM Get the Death Penalty for 57 Cent Premeditated Murder?

Executives at General Motors have answered the age-old question of how much is a life worth.

Charles Keating and the Lessons of the S&L Crisis

Charles H. Keating Jr., one of the most notorious fraudsters in American history, died yesterday at the age of 90.

When capitalism fails...a job should still be a right

It’s easier to get into Harvard than Wal-Mart. During the 2014 admissions process, Harvard University accepted 5.9% of freshmen who applied to that school.

Is it Time to Charge People with Ecocide?

Our public officials, elected representatives, and business leaders could all be guilty of crimes against humanity.

It's time for a basic minimum income!

All around the world, people are talking about a basic minimum income, and what they're saying makes a lot of economic sense. Regardless of whether you want to fight poverty, stimulate the economy, shrink the size of government, or simply ensure everyone has a sense of human dignity – you should be calling for a no-strings-attached basic income for all.

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Our kids are counting on us to reverse austerity.

According to UNICEF, even in the world's richest countires, children remain “the most enduring victims” of the recession. In the last six years, 2.6 million more kids have fallen below the poverty line, and more than half of them live right here in the United States.

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