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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.
Living Wage Preemption Act (8/3/2017) -
The governors of many states are boldly stepping forward these days to stop grassroots democracy.
Should churches become Unholy Temples of Dark Money? (8/1/2017) -
You know what's wrong with American politics? It's that there just aren't enough ways for giant corporations and mega-rich political donors to funnel their big bucks into our elections and buy our government.
Real news, fake news… and BS news (7/27/2017) -
How can journalism help people make sense of our turbulent world if it can't make sense of itself?
Why did Trump back off from his Mexican border tax? (7/25/2017) -
Often, when world powers pick fights with seemingly powerless countries, they learn that even small dogs have sharp teeth - as President Trump is finding out in his ill-fated war with Mexico.
Should we entrust our school children to corporate profiteers? (7/20/2017) -
Betsy DeVos and her hubby, Dick, are lucky enough to have inherited a big chunk of the multibillion-dollar fortune that Daddy DeVos amassed through his shady Amway corporation. But what they've done with their Amway money is certainly not the American Way.
What are the Koch Boys up to? (7/18/2017) -
Where are Charlie and Dave, Mrs. Koch's two mischievous boys? The Koch brothers have stayed out of the national limelight recently but they're still trying to supplant American democracy with their little laissez-fairyland plutocracy. In fact, in late June, they held a meeting of the Koch Boys Billionaires Club, gathering about 400 other uber-wealthy rascals to plot some political high jinks for next year's elections.
Amazon buys out Whole Foods: What’s it to us? (7/13/2017) -
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.
Should lousy, low-wage “jobs” count as jobs? (7/11/2017) -
Excellent news, folks: Jobs are now plentiful! As the Associated Press put it, "The US job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth." At long last then, the American dream is back for working families, right? No.
When is daylight robbery not a crime? (7/6/2017) -
     I thought Donnie Trump and his fellow Republicans were big law 'n' order politicians. So, why are they trying to kill the sheriff and unleash thousands of robbers to run wild across America? 
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