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Playing Monopoly For Real
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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…

Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much
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Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much

BY GARY EDMONDSON Monday is the last day for Americans to submit their income taxes: write that check or daydream about that refund. One year in, what has been the effect of Greed’s Own Party’s tax breaks for the rich? “The GOP tax scam gives ‘eye-popping’ payouts to CEOs, and workers pick up larger share of…

Fossil Fueled Fascism
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Fossil Fueled Fascism

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES There are at least four things about which our current president is quite consistent: He is anti-immigrant and anti-refugee in relation to non-white immigrants. He is anti-Islam, except in the case of Saudi Arabia and its allies. He supports Christian Fundamentalism. He supports the fossil fuel industry. These four things contribute…

Bringing The Future Back Into American Politics
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Bringing The Future Back Into American Politics

BY FROMA HARROP An ad on ABC’s Live with Kelly and Ryanshows a little girl dragging a teddy bear to her mom at an elegant dinner table. The mother hugs her again and again. Then up pop the words: “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.”…

The Deadliest Sin
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The Deadliest Sin

BY SHARON MARTIN It’s a common joke in our house when something doesn’t get done: “The owner of this establishment is not responsible.” The more I see of my fellow humans [and of myself] the more I realize that humans are pretty irresponsible creatures. The term “humanity” doesn’t always have positive connotations. And America hasn’t…

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