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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…

Monopoly Or Democracy?
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Monopoly Or Democracy?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER America’s political history has been written in the fierce narrative of war – not only our country’s many military clashes with foreign nations, but also our own unending war for democracy in the U.S. Generation after generation of moneyed elites have persisted in trying to take wealth and power from the workaday…

American Brats Abroad
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American Brats Abroad

BY FROMA HARROP Amanda Knox was innocent of the grisly murder for which she did time in an Italian jail. There was no DNA link suggesting that the student from Seattle had slit the throat of her English roommate. Other evidence at the crime scene had been contaminated. Yet to the angry locals, it mattered…

The Economic Theory From Hell
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The Economic Theory From Hell

BY VERN TURNER Netflix recently produced a violent series called Narcos. It attempted to chronicle the Colombian drug history in a partially fictionalized story about the infamous Pablo Escobar, the man who would assume to be president of Colombia. Not only was it violent in the sense of people shooting other people as if they…

Open Internet Survives Weird Politics
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Open Internet Survives Weird Politics

BY FROMA HARROP Net neutrality won the day in Washington, and that wasn’t supposed to happen. Republicans indignantly opposed regulating Internet service, currently dominated by a few cable giants. Texas Republican Ted Cruz called it “ObamaCare for the Internet” [in his world, fightin’ words]. The lobbying money and muscle of Comcast, AT&T and Time Warner…

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