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Young People in Hard Right's Crosshairs

The war against young people is continuing.

Idaho State Senator Threatens High School Kids with Arrest for Participating in Democracy

The ugly face of Republican authoritarianism.

Two Simple Laws Could Solve America's Epidemic of Violence

Two simple changes to U.S. law, both things based in other laws that we already know and like, could solve most of America's gun violence problem:

1. Treat all semi-automatic weapons in a similar way under the same laws as fully-automatic weapons.
2. Regulate gun ownership and usage the same way we regulate car ownership and usage.

Gun Lobby Shills Ask For More Surveillance Instead Of Needed Gun Control

The meme that I was hearing over and over after the Florida shooting, and I was yelling at the TV, the meme that they kept promoting that was making me so crazy was, "oh, if you see something, say something - we should have been able to see this coming." As if to say that only in the United States do we have people who have mental illness problems. This is just total crap.

Thom Hartmann: We Live in a Country That Has a Totally Corrupted Political System

As the school shooting in Parkland, Florida has shown, what was considered insanely corrupt political behavior 40 years ago is now normal. And you can thank right-wingers on the Supreme Court.

Why We Can't Privatize Fire Fighters... Again

This should be the metric by which we determine what is public and what is private - public being government-run, we all own it collectively, and private being privately owned, it's owned by capitalists, essentially.

Trump's America First Policy Is Leading America To Last Place in Healthcare

Everybody has the right to education. It's a basic right. Everybody has the right to housing. It's a basic right. Everyone has the right to food. It's a basic right.

Donald Trump's Budget Will Cut Trillions From Social Safety Net To Give Tax Breaks To Morbidly Rich

This is fascinating because the Trumpistas, the Republicans, just released a budget which is going to cut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps. It's going to cut everything. It's just right across the board, it's three trillion dollars in cuts over a ten-year period. Three hundred billion dollars a year.

How the GOP Used a Two Santa Clauses Tactic to Con America for Nearly 40 Years


This scam has been killing wages and enriching billionaires for decades.

"The only thing wrong with the U.S. economy is the failure of the Republican Party to play Santa Claus."

-Jude Wanniski, March 6, 1976

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