October

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No ordinary crisis: The shutdown and its aftermath

Defunding Obamacare by undemocratic means was to be the first trophy in a power play by a reactionary clique and their big-pocketed financial backers.

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Media aids Republican attack on Affordable Care Act

The media seems to be working overtime to spread mass confusion on the Affordable Care Act.

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Obama renews immigration call, but ignores deportation crisis

"Every day, more than 1,000 aspiring Americans are deported, mothers and fathers separated from children."

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Prosecuting JPMorgan Chase a good start, but…

There's a long way to go. And, unfortunately, the politicians who enabled the corporate criminals on Wall Street seem to be beyond the law's reach.

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Author calls for fight to prevent extinction of the college prof

Today only a few universities are faculty drive. Harvard and the University of Chicago are among them and are among the best institutions in America. So what happened?

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Plutocratic push at the Supreme Court

Watergate? If the Supreme Court ends all limits on what our super rich can throw into election campaigns, U.S. politics faces dangers more troubling than anything Richard Nixon ever created.

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Shutdown: Fascism with a democratic face

The democratic process was kidnapped by Republicans (and seven Democrats) in the U.S. House of Representatives on October 1.

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Dog poop and hipsters rated higher than GOP-run House

Voters surveyed also put hemorrhoids, toenail fungus, potholes, and zombies on the list of things they liked better than Congress.

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Top pollster says Americans will punish Republicans for shutdown

"When all is said and done, the most telling thing that people will remember is that at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 1, the Republicans shut down the government."

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Government shutdown: Monumental idiocy

"Punishing federal workers and taxpayers to prove a point is a temper tantrum worthy of a four-year old, not a policy choice of a responsible political party."