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Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:21 am
 If you take the word f-r-e-e and rip the “r” out of it, what do you get? Two things, actually: One, instead of “free” you get “fee” – and then you get mad.This is happening to mill...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:21 am
OK people, we need to discuss billboardsBillboards must be living creatures for they appear to propagate, spreading everywhere growing to enormous size, shouting corporate messages at us – and even...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:21 am
 The financial transaction tax is not an idea whose time has just now come; it simply has returned. From 1914 to 1966, our country taxed all sales and transfers of stock. The tax was doubled in t...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:21 am
Big news, people! Especially for those of you upset by the skyrocketing prices of the essential prescription medicines you take – including thousands of patients who were hit last year with a 5,000...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:21 am
 The basic problem facing the corporate and political powers that want you and me to swallow their Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is that they can’t make chicken salad out of chicken manure.But...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:20 am
The mantra of every Koch-headed, right-wing politico is that government should be run like a business, always focused on cutting costs.Welcome to Flint, Mich. This impoverished, mostly African-America...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:21 am
 At a recent dinner with my work team, I was reminded that I had said I wanted to travel less for work this year so I could focus on other projects. Instead, I find myself bouncing across the cou...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:27 am
 When I crossed paths with a Democratic Party campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come out to the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall to hear Bernie Sa...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:21 am
A long time ago, in a not so faraway land, a civilization existed that was governed through a fairly rational political system. Even conservative candidates for high office had to have a good idea or...


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