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What Does a Progressive Budget Look Like? Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

'A Proposal from World Beyond War' The Congressional Progressive Caucus has requested budget proposals from organizations and members of the public. Here is a friendly suggestion from World Beyond War.  Last year’s Congressional Progressive Caucus budget proposed to cut military spending by,..

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WAAAHHHH…but we don’t wanna get arrested!! Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

As the macho, gun-toting, testosterone-addled cowboys who took over the wildlife refuge in Oregon call it quits, their pitiful whine can be heard all the way to Florida: “Waaahhh…but we don’t wannna get arrested…” So much for the rugged-individualists and badass proponents of personal..

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It’s Hard Not to Be Sexist in Iowa Monday, February 1st, 2016

No, the cornfields are not full of dumb blondes (except when Fox News shows up), but it truly is hard not to be sexist in Iowa. For example, I think it's reprehensible to take tens of millions of dollars from murderous kingdoms and dictatorships and then waive restrictions on selling them weapons..

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Tara laments missing smile on Nepalese faces Friday, January 1st, 2016

Purushottam Dhakal, Los Angeles, USA: There are simply too many who refuse to believe that a daughter of a teacher father had no access to education in childhood. That is after they find out what she has achieved here in the US. Tara Gurung, who was once an "uneducated woman" is with time heading..

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Bern the Feel :: By David Swanson Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

If you have to obsess over a political candidate who's ocassionally allowed on television, please do so with Ted Rall's book on Bernie. This is not John Nichols' interview of Bernie in which he forgets that foreign policy even exists. This is not Jonathan Tasini's almost worshipful book in which he..

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Limits of Liberal War Opposition :: By David Swanson Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Robert Reich's website is full of proposals for how to oppose plutocracy, raise the minimum wage, reverse the trend toward greater inequality of wealth, etc. His focus on domestic economic policy is done in the traditional bizarre manner of U.S. liberals in which virtually no mention is ever made..

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Why Allen Dulles Killed the Kennedys :: By David Swanson Friday, November 13th, 2015

By now there's not nearly as much disagreement regarding what happened to John and Robert Kennedy as major communications corporations would have you believe. While every researcher and author highlights different details, there isn't any serious disagreement among, say, Jim Douglass' JFK and the..

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Appeals Court Delivers Setback to Obama’s Immigration Plan Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

By KEVIN MCGILL, NEW ORLEANS,(AP): A federal appeals court has ruled against President Barack Obama's plan to protect an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally from deportation. In a 2-1 decision Monday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas-based federal..

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Panama President Varela met Illegal Nepali immigrants Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Los Angeles: An unknown number of Illegal Nepali immigrants, who were apparently heading to the United States of America, have been caught for illegally entering the Central American country. They are currently staying at a shelter in Meteti, Panama. Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela..

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The White Swans of 2020 Monday, February 17th, 2020

In my 2010 book, Crisis Economics, I defined financial crises not as the “black swan” events that Nassim Nicholas Taleb described in his eponymous bestseller, but as..

Social Democracy Beats Democratic Socialism Monday, February 17th, 2020

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