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A Green New Deal For A New America
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A Green New Deal For A New America

BY GARY EDMONDSON Two related news items from early this month. From The Oklahoma Observer: “That shockwave felt across carbon country was a U.S. Energy Information Administration report that clean energy – for the first time – supplied more of America’s electricity than coal in April.” From KOTA Territory TV in Rapid City, SD: “More…

Drug Price Gouging: An American Story
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Drug Price Gouging: An American Story

BY FROMA HARROP To be American is a wonderful thing most of the time. There are moments, however, when it is downright humiliating. Can you imagine a more pitiful scene than a busload of Americans traveling 815 miles from Minneapolis to a Walmart in London, Ontario, Canada, to buy insulin at a 10th – a…

Racists In Office
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Racists In Office

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES President Trump’s racist comments about four American persons of color in the U.S. House of Representatives in which he declared they should “go back to where they came from,” and the unwillingness of the vast majority of Republican members of Congress to condemn Trump’s comments, led me to think of another…

Put A Bow On It
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Put A Bow On It

BY DAVID PERRYMAN There are phrases that are used to illustrate that whatever you call something, it doesn’t change what it is. In Shakespeare’s age, it was “A Rose by any other name is still a Rose.” Some areas of the country say “Put a Bow on It.” In rural Oklahoma, when we recognize that…

How Did Jeffrey Epstein Escape Justice?
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How Did Jeffrey Epstein Escape Justice?

BY JOE CONASON The case of super-rich sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is so disturbing, not only because dozens of women say he victimized them as young girls, and not only because he went almost unpunished, but because his wealth appears to have enabled his criminality for years. While the sources of Epstein’s enormous fortune remain…

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