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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 12:21 am
 I’ve observed that the true political spectrum in our society does not range from right to left, but from top to bottom. This is how America’s economic and political systems really shake out...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 12:17 am
Thanksgiving, America’s most food-focused holiday, traces its roots back to the abundant feast that Pilgrims and Native Americans enjoyed together in the fall of 1621.Not even half of the 100 or so...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:19 am
 In 2006, then-president George W. Bush, congressional Republican leaders, the powerful “privatizer lobby” and Koch-funded think tanks and Astroturf front groups colluded to put a one-of-a-ki...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 12:16 am
Donald Trump hates you. But don’t take it personally; he hates me, too. The billionaire’s antipathy is not directed at us as individuals, but as users of publicly provided services. He sees no nee...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:16 am
 Here come the real spine-chilling horrors of the season: office-seeking politicians of the extreme right demanding votes on Election Day. With devilish signals to their base, they promise to be...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 12:18 am
 Ideally, elections are about ideas.In our dark times of money-soaked and bitterly negative campaigns, however, policy discussions are being shoved aside by raw partisanship and vitriol. This not...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 12:13 am
If you despair that a mysterious plague of incurable political knuckleheadism has swept our country, turning previously progressive white working-class people...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 12:14 am
A consortium of national, state and local officials of Republican persuasion have mounted a tawdry campaign over the past decade to slam the ballot box shut on entire segments of America’s electorat...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 12:17 am
Listen to the eerie “sound of silence” from the Trumpeteers and congressional Republicans who so loudly cheered themselves just a year ago for bestowing a trillion-dollar tax giveaway on corporate...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:21 am
One of America’s great strengths is our highly diversified population, continually fueled by generations of immigrants who come here as refugees or who simply seek opportunity. Consider the example...

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