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Webster’s Dictionary Trolls Trump After he Took Credit for a 200 Year Old Phrase

May 11, 2017

Trump ‘Just Came Up’ with the Phrase ‘Prime The Pump’ a Few Days Ago President Trump — joined by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn — spoke with The Economist last week for a lengthy interview, the…

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‘Talk About Snowflakes!’ Paul Krugman Mocks ‘Whining’ GOP Hypocrisy

February 24, 2017

Paul Krugman Calls GOP ‘Snowflakes’ In Latest NYT Column Paul Krugman called out Republicans for whining over the angry town hall meetings that have cropped up like wildfire around the U.S. In panicked defense, GOP lawmakers claim that the protesters…

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The US Was Just Demoted A Whole Tier Of Democracy According To Economist Ranking

January 25, 2017

American Democracy Is In Decline In case it wasn’t obvious, American democracy has gone pretty far down the wrong path. That is the conclusion of a new report issued by The Economist this month. The annual Democracy Index ranking gives a…

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Robert Reich Brilliantly Debunks The Myth That Charlotte Police Were Justified In Killing

September 23, 2016

Robert Reich Shreds Police Argument Robert Reich has a way of cutting through the bullshit and exposing that core of truth – even if that core of truth is ugly and hateful and no one really wants to look at…

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BOMBSHELL: NRA’s Favorite ‘Academic’ Is A Fraud, New Evidence Reveals (VIDEO)

August 12, 2016

He’s a pro-gun author, columnist and the darling of the NRA — and he’s considered to be a right-wing academic.  But ten years ago, he tanked his career after using falsified data and relying on dubious studies. After the massacre…

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Why Aren’t Millennials Buying Diamonds? F***ing Oligarchy, That’s Why!

July 5, 2016

Offering “authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology,” The Economist tweeted recently, “Why aren’t millennials buying diamonds?” Why aren't millennials buying diamonds? — The Economist (@TheEconomist) July 1, 2016 Naturally, the internet…

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TX Mulls Racist Textbook Produced By Religious Extremists

May 24, 2016

Texas textbook pushes hateful rhetoric When activists in Texas asked the State Board of Education to include textbooks on Mexican-American studies in the state curriculum, the board complied, but left the activists reeling in shock. The board went completely sideways and…

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‘Just’ 0.25 Percent? Bernie Sanders Tears Fed A New One For Hiking Interest Rates (VIDEO)

December 17, 2015

You think the Federal Reserve raising interest rates won’t hurt consumers? Think again. It’s just a tiny little raise in the Federal Reserve’s interest rates. Just a modest .025 percent, and it’s the first rate hike in almost a decade. Plus, the federal…

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Six Things Corporations Should NEVER Do If They’ve Betrayed America To Avoid Taxes

December 8, 2015

Another day, another corporate tax inversion. Pfizer, a Big Pharma company, is the latest to pursue this tax avoidance scam as they prepare to merge with Ireland’s Allergan and move their headquarters to the Emerald Isle…At least in theory. In…

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Climate Change May Cost Rich Investors TRILLIONS…NOW Will They Do Something? (VIDEO)

July 25, 2015

Worried about human-made climate change? Here’s some good news for a change: The wealthy investors who rule the world (and who control our GOP-run congress) may begin turning over a new leaf. Why? Because the catastrophic effects of global warming may wind…

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