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Forget shaming this do-nothing Congress. Stop paying them! (9/19/2017) - Want good quality, lower-cost health care for your family – and (what the hell, let's think big here) for every man, woman, and (especially) every child in our society?
The gaping hole in Trump’s border wall (9/14/2017) - How much of your money does Donald Trump want to pour into his xenophobic fantasy of erecting an impenetrable wall on our Mexican border?
Where can Congress find the money to repair damage from Hurricane Harvey? (9/12/2017) - Donald Trump loves it when crowds at his raucous right-wing rallies stand and chant in red-faced fury: "Build that wall! Build that wall!"
What is worse than being poor? (9/7/2017) - One of the lucky things about being rich is that you automatically become handsome, your jokes are hilarious, and politicians treat you with fawning deference.
Amazon buys out Whole Foods: What’s it to us? (9/5/2017) - Wall Street analysts tell us that Amazon's $14 billion buy-out of Whole Foods Market is not only a win-win for both of them - but also for consumers, for Amazon intends to lower the organic grocer's prices.
Will you enlist in “Trump’s War?” (8/31/2017) - President Trump might have dodged military service in his youth, but he certainly is militaristic – he is bellicose, likes to issue commands, and is constantly firing off militant tweets at anyone he perceives to be an enemy (which seems to include everyone who dares to disagree with him).
Trump versus the wisdom of Robert E. Lee (8/29/2017) - While our present President's moral character seems stuck somewhere between boorish and brutish, it's only fair to note that he also has an aesthetic dimension.
Who’s drafting Trump’s “New NAFTA” deal – and who’s not? (8/24/2017) - Like rose blossoms, a politician's promises can be beautiful when they burst into full, glorious bloom - only to see them fade over time and, petal by petal, fall away.
Who’s left for Trump to tweet-bomb? (8/22/2017) - I hate to say this, but I'm starting to feel sorry for Donald Trump. He's only been in office for half a year, and already he's running out of Americans to attack.
Who’ll help America’s hard-hit gold miners? (8/16/2017) - These are hard times for America's gold miners, who're scrambling to get ahead, but seeing their pay dropping. Take Bob Mercer, who's been a top miner for years, but last year even Bob was down. He pulled in only $125 million in pay. Can you feel Bob's pain?
Wall Street thieves find “New Way” to steal from us (8/10/2017) - We know that millions of American families lost their homes after Wall Street's 2007 financial crash... but where did all those houses go?
When will Wall Street quit being stupid? (8/8/2017) - The self-described "Geniuses of Wall Street" are being stupid. Again.
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