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Remember, competing with the Socialist and Communist parties is what pushed FDR into offering the New Deal: Socialism has been declared dead many times. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the ensuing collapse of the “communist” regimes in Eastern Europe, the global capitalist elite launched an unprecedented ideological offensive. The obituary was written […]

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Explain to me how this crook is going to win the Republican nomination: TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie will have no doubt he’ll be able to defeat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if he decides to toss his hat in the ring, the governor said. Christie, speaking on his monthly radio show Monday night, […]

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Funny, how the media never talks about the progressive budget. You’d almost think they weren’t allowed to talk about it! Too often neglected in this Beltway brawl is the budget alternative offered by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The fifth annual CPC alternative — “The People’s Budget: A Raise for America” — is about as close […]

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Oh, here we go with the block grants again! Not that that some Democrats don’t try to chip away at Social Security and Medicare, but in general, voting for Democrats is still a reasonably good strategy for protecting the safety net: WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans now in charge of Congress offer their budget blueprint this […]

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First of all, George Mason is a wingnut school whose economic programs are funded by the usual suspects. The other point (one which Michael Hiltzik hints at but doesn’t address directly) is that the Social Security disability system is not meant to deny eligible claims simply to fit the budgetary wishes of Congress. Either you’re […]

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Like, wouldn’t it be fun if someone managed to pull a “Trading Places” like scam and break the Koch brothers? Ah, a girl can dream! Bookmark It

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Remember, this movement started with no help (let alone leadership) from the political establishment on the minimum wage organizing, and this certainly wasn’t driven by electoral politics. This was accomplished by the workers themselves and some good old-fashioned organizing, and those organizers who helped pulled it off should be congratulated: BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores […]

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What Germany just did to Greece’s new ruling coalition: Germany has rejected a Greek request for a six-month extension to its eurozone loan programme. The rejection came despite the European Commission calling the Greek request “positive” only minutes earlier. Greece had sought a new six-month assistance package, rather than a renewal of the existing deal […]

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I know some great people fighting the good fight in North Carolina. It’s an uphill battle, though, because of Art Pope and his millions. Closing the Poverty Center wouldn’t stop Nichol from writing, but it would be a further hollowing out of a public university system that used to have high regard for the poor. […]

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After all, it’s not as if the TPP establishes corporate rule over international law, or anything crazy like that! WASHINGTON — A Democratic congressman has accused the Obama administration of dodging his request for “unimpeded” access to two controversial trade agreements — reigniting a dispute over transparency as the president presses legislators for so-called “fast-track” […]

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