To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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Drug Price Gouging A Product Of Our Political System

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BY FROMA HARROP If Hollywood had created Martin Shkreli as the monster from Wall Street, we would have accused it of unfair characterization. But Shkreli – a 32-year-old hedge fund director in T-shirts, dabbler in the punk rock music world – has saved Tinseltown the trouble. Shkreli has also done the American people a service […]
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What Really Poisoned Flint’s Water

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BY JIM HIGHTOWER The mantra of every Koch-headed, right-wing politico is that government should be run like a business, always focused on cutting costs. Welcome to Flint, MI. This impoverished, mostly African-American city has indeed been run like a private corporation since Republican Gov. Rick Snyder appointed his “emergency manager” to seize control of Flint’s […]
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Government For The Rich, The Poor Be Damned

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BY JIM HIGHTOWER Donald Trump loooooves farmers. We know this because he says so. “Farmers, I LOVE YOU!” he declared in December. And we’ve learned that whenever The Donald says something, it’s true – even when it’s not. These days, he’s loving farmers to death. Trump has ignored the obvious need to get monopolistic price-fixing bankers, […]
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Why Trump Tweeted A Conspiracy Smear

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BY JOE CONASON When Donald Trump retweeted a malicious fantasy about the apparent suicide of imprisoned pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, he wasn’t merely entertaining his deluded fans. Trump’s conspiratorial canard – with attendant promotion by Russian bots, American alt-rightists and far-right media – was plainly designed to deflect attention from his own embarrassing associations with Epstein. […]
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Boycotting Trump Donors To Save Country

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BY FROMA HARROP New York real estate developer Stephen Ross was reportedly shocked by calls to boycott his businesses. The issue was the fundraiser he held last weekend for Donald Trump. “Steve, welcome to the world of politics,” Trump joked at the posh luncheon. This was one of two back-to-back Hamptons events that put $12 […]
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