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Category Archive for 'Power to the People'

I love this story: Like Han Solo in the Millennium Falcon, organizers of a massive $50 million gamer convention have flown in to save the day—threatening to take their business elsewhere if Indiana governor Mike Pence signs SB 101, the controversial bill that would allow individuals to discriminate against LGBT people on religious grounds. The […]

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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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He’s just kind of robotic. (As Molly Ivins said, you can’t become president without “the Elvis”). And he’s sounding more like Elizabeth Warren every day: The most serious structural reform we can make is reinstating the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act that kept commercial banks separate from investment banks. Under Glass-Steagall, our country did not see a […]

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Great! Here’s hoping they don’t fuck it up. I have to admit, I have to love a movement whose unofficial anthem is Patti Smith’s “People Have The Power”: ATHENS — Greece rejected the punishing economics of austerity on Sunday and sent a warning signal to the rest of Europe as the left-wing Syriza party won […]

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Bernie Sanders revealed his economic plan on the floor of the Senate yesterday: Sen. Sanders said, “Are we prepared to take on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class or do we continue to slide into economic and political oligarchy?…Today, millions of Americans are working longer hours for lower wages. In inflation-adjusted […]

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A new era

This is a natural — because a lot of the adults I know love Girl Scout cookies, but just don’t know any Girl Scouts. And if you’re ordering your food online, you’re not going to see those cute little girls in uniform who are selling them at the local supermarket: Girl Scouts are adding digital […]

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Ferguson everywhere

It’s encouraging to see so many people protesting, but depressing that after all these years, they still have to protest: In Atlanta and Boston and New York and Los Angeles, they marched by the hundreds or the thousands — blocking bridges, tunnels and major highways as they shouted their anger over a Missouri grand jury’s […]

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NEW UPDATE: They’ve created an entirely new position for Warren. Read more here. UPDATE: Politico says they’re going to pick Blue Dog Jon Tester instead. He’s good on war stuff, conservative on others. Very good news, indeed: WASHINGTON — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is under consideration for a leadership position in the Senate Democratic caucus, […]

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Link: BLITZER: Let me just ask you, I want to get your quick reaction to what we heard from speaker of the House, John Boehner. He was very blunt. He said if the president goes ahead and, through executive action, unilaterally, without going through Congress, tries to change the status of illegal immigrants here in […]

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Maybe we should all move to California! In a surprise victory, Tom Butt was elected Richmond Mayor tonight after a multimillion-dollar campaign by the Chevron Corporation failed to defeat Butt or elect a slate of candidates the giant oil company had supported. According to tallies as of Wednesday morning, Butt received 51.43 percent of votes, […]

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