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Obama’s Economic Turnaround Persists

BY JIM HOLLAND The U.S. economy again defied expectations in April, as another month of strong hiring and falling unemployment forced experts to reevaluate just how good the economy can get – and how long the current expansion can last. Employers added 263,000 new jobs last month, a record 103 straight months of job growth....
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Where The Money Is

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Famed bank robber Willie Sutton once explained that he busted into banks because “that’s where the money is.” What a small-timer! Corporate thieves – including the biggest banks – know that the big scores are in the tax code and federal budget. America’s superrich establishment decided to woo Trump and his fanatical...
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What Made Robert Mueller So Mad

BY JOE CONASON The Republican message from the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Mueller report, featuring Attorney General Bill Barr, was perfectly blunt: Forget that any of this ever happened – unless and until we can figure out how to blame Hillary Clinton. All of those “conservative” worthies including the chief law enforcement officer...

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Playing Monopoly For Real

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Shouting “Down with big government,” today’s tea party Trumpateers claim to be tax rebels – direct descendants of the Boston bunch who boarded three British ships in 1773 and heaved their cargo of tea chests into the harbor. But wait! That historic Tea Party wasn’t actually a tax protest. The audacious colonists...
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Paris And New York Are United By Urban Horror

BY FROMA HARROP Many of us watching the inferno at Notre Dame de Paris felt that 9/11 dread. This week, as nearly 18 years ago, the news channels kept looping the same horrific video of towers collapsing. At the end, the medieval cathedral remained mostly standing while the twin towers at New York’s World Trade...
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Change Is Coming To Health Care. Vote Wisely.

BY FROMA HARROP It’s a solid bet that our health care future won’t look quite like the present. Whether the outcome would be good or bad for the average working stiff will depend a great deal on who is president after the 2020 election. If Donald Trump is re-elected, we know where health coverage for...
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