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An economic crash is looming, and it could determine the fate of Trump - and the country

Thom plus logo If he times it right, Donald Trump might set back the Democratic Party for a generation or more; if he misses, he'll go down in history along with Herbert Hoover as the guy who brought the nation an economic disaster.

What Would Prevent You From Going Vegan If It both Saved the World & Your Body?

Thom plus logo Want to save the world, save some money, and live a few years longer than you might otherwise? You can do all three at once by simply going vegan. The single most powerful thing that any American can do to fight global climate change is to stop eating meat and dairy products.

Whose Base is Bigger - Democrats or Republicans?

Thom plus logo In 1980, the Democratic and Republican parties went in different directions with regard to how to win elections. Knowing that so-called "swing voters" only represent about 5% of voters, Republicans worked hard to get out their base of hard-core right wingers.

The American Dream is Alive & Well In China

Thom plus logo As we are seeing millions of people in the streets in Hong Kong becoming politically active, we also learned that roughly 70% of Chinese millennials already own their own homes.

Here's what the feud and reconciliation between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson can teach us about civility

Thom plus logo Donald Trump did not invent the art of the political insult but he's inflamed the level of vitriolic public discourse and incivility to a new low unmatched by other presidents. In a tainted tradition that has permeated our history, other presidents have not been immune to dishing out acerbic insults against one another.

To Save 99% of Americans - We Have to Tax the Rich

Thom plus logo The massive inequality we are now experiencing in the United States has a singular source. It started with the Reagan tax cut that took tax rates on the wealthiest Americans from 74%, where it had been for two generations, and lowered it to 25%.

How Fears of Abolition Shaped the Second Amendment

Thom plus logo Little did Madison, Jefferson, or Henry realize that one day in the future, weapons-manufacturing corporations, newly defined as "persons" by a dysfunctional Supreme Court, would use his slave-patrol militia amendment to protect their "right" to manufacture and sell guns to individuals who would use them to murder schoolchildren

It's to Be a Democracy, Ma'am, if You Can Keep It

Thom plus logo America is divided. With one single exception, every state is entirely under the control of one party or the other. A large part of this divide is being driven by big money propping up the Republican Party so that they can get lower taxes and less protections for the public, also known as regulations.

After the Year's Worst Shooting the NRA Continues to Gaslight Americans

Thom plus logo The day after the Virginia beach shooting, the largest mass shooting this year, a spokeswoman for the NRA publicly argued that they had no role in the shooting.

How guns literally go to men’s heads

Thom plus logo People are asking why the shooter in Virginia Beach used a gun to settle his workplace score. The answer is probably pretty simple.

When a man has a gun, he literally holds the power of life and death in his hand. That kind of power is extraordinarily seductive.
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