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Undocumented pay more in state and local taxes

Who would really benefit from legalizing all undocumented immigrants? Everyone.

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Community packs hearing on “LaSalle St” financial transaction tax

The LaSalle Street Tax (LST) campaign turned out in force with members of various unions packing the hearing in favor of HB106.

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Admitting defeat, Oklahoma Republicans to request Obamacare Medicaid money

With an economy in crisis, Governor Mary Fallin and Sooner State Republicans are engaged in a dramatic about-face on Obamacare and Medicaid expansion.

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Rigged economy was main issue in March 15 primaries

No matter who wins the Democratic nomination, the candidate will need the enthusiasm being generated by the Sanders campaign to win in November.

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Investing in tragedy: the political economy of mass shootings

There seems to be a mutually beneficial relationship that ties the gun industry, the gun lobby, and the GOP together.

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Elizabeth Warren rolls out women's economic agenda

"Achieving pay equality for women isn't enough - we have to make sure that all workers, men and women, are earning enough to live on."

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Third way Democrats preparing to challenge the left for factional control

Surrendering to the narrative that Hillary is another Wall Street Democrat will leave us all flat-footed when it's time to go up against the GOP.

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No joy in Wisconsin Mudville as state economy strikes out

The Walker approach hasn't opened Wisconsin to business, it has propelled an exodus.

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Down the rabbit hole: Kochs want an end to corporate welfare?

To believe that the Kochs or the far-gone, far-right Republican Party have your best interest at heart, you'd have to be as mad as a hatter.

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Today in history: LBJ’s “Great Society” is launched

On this date in 1964, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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