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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:19 am
 With the 2016 presidential campaigns in full swing, the burdens of the working middle class have taken center stage. And believe it or not, there is bipartisan support from the front-runners on...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:01 am
As Henrik Ibsen said: “You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.”Democracy is never given to us, but has to be won through constant struggle against...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:21 am
 Meet Scott Walker, corporate whore and lousy gambler (with taxpayer money, of course).The Wisconsin governor says he should be America’s next president because he’s a proven budget whacker w...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:28 am
For today’s report, I have a bunch of statistics for you. Wait – don’t run away! Where are you going? Come back here and sit still while I drill these stats into your head. It’ll be fun, and y...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 Occasionally I see something that is so bizarre, so out of place, so wrong that I have to assume I’m hallucinating. For example, I could have sworn I was delusional when I heard about the Nati...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:18 am
Peter Georgescu has a message he wants America’s corporate and political elites to hear: “I’m scared,” he said in a recent New York Times opinion piece.He adds that Paul Tudor Jones is scared,...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 12:21 am
Butch Hancock, one of Austin’s finest singer-songwriters, grew up in the Texas Panhandle, out among dry-land farmers and strict fundamentalist Christians. Butch once told me that he felt he’d been...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:19 am
 Once upon a time in our Good Ol’ US-of-A, presidential contenders and their political parties had to raise the funds needed to make the race. How quaint.But for the 2016 run, this quaint way o...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:20 am
Earlier this year, music legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard teamed up to make a pro-marijuana video titled “It’s All Going to Pot.”And, apparently they were right, for I’ve now learned th...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:01 am
Our presidents are good at praising America’s magnificent national park system, but they’re lousy at maintaining it. Bill Clinton-the-candidate, for example, spoke of how lucky he was to have Hot ...


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