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Bernie The Good vs. Bernie The Bad
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Bernie The Good vs. Bernie The Bad

BY FROMA HARROP Bernie Sanders is back in the news, showing us all both his good side and the bad. Let’s start with the good. “If Democrats control either the House or the Senate,” he recently told The New York Times, “Trump’s agenda is dead.” Here is Bernie at his best – blunt and colorful,…

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Bernie The Good vs. Bernie The Bad

BY FROMA HARROP Bernie Sanders is back in the news, showing us all both his good side and the bad. Let’s start with the good. “If Democrats control either the House or the Senate,” he recently told The New York Times, “Trump’s agenda is dead.” Here is Bernie at his best – blunt and colorful,...
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The Woman Who Landed The Plane

BY SUSAN ESTRICH For years, people such as myself have been arguing that gender discrimination doesn’t just hurt women: It hurts all of us, our economy, our efficiency, and, yes, even our safety. The stories about the obstacles that Tammie Jo Shults, the now-famous pilot of Southwest Flight 1380, faced in her quest to become...
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Imagine A Cuomo-Trump Street Fight In 2020

BY FROMA HARROP Democrats scouring their ranks for a 2020 presidential candidate should put Andrew Cuomo high on their list. The New York governor is already on the case, giving speeches tailored for the Iowa caucuses. Assuming Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination for a second term, Cuomo would be an especially strong combatant. Five...
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Thank You, Mrs. Bush

Editor’s Note: Tom Rosshirt wrote this column in June 2012. BY TOM ROSSHIRT My brother Matt died of AIDS 26 years ago today, passing away in his bed in my parents’ home in Houston. It was a benighted time for people with AIDS. There were no antiretrovirals then. There was nothing much you could do...
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Examining The Kochtopus

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Multibillionaires Charles and David Koch want nothing less than to supplant America’s core democratic principle of majority rule – the will of The People – with their core plutocratic principle of inviolable property rights, also known as domination by the wealthy minority. Their notion is that “property” [accumulated wealth and the means...
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Social Media Spreads Fake Bodies, As Well As Fake News

BY FROMA HARROP Phony “news” stories aren’t the only toxic content being spread on social media these days. Bad people are pitching digitally touched-up rear ends and modified thighs as real, dismaying teens and young women unable to attain what’s being sold as perfection. Public anger at the ills unleashed by social media currently burns...
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