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Union faces down banker greed

IRONICALLY, AT THE VERY TIME that boneheaded senators in Washington were working furiously to impose their anti-union extremism on our country, most Americans were captivated by some 250 feisty union members in... Read more...
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Congress gives Citi all it wants

A DECADE AGO, CITIGROUP led a full-court lobbying press on Washington, ultimately winning what big bankers, insurance giants, and high-rolling investment wizards wanted: government deregulation. By forcing the ... Read more...
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Derivatives: What are these things?

Derivatives amount to a casino game. They are pieces of paper whose only real value is derived from the anticipated value of some other tangible asset--such as mortgages on people's homes. Wall Street banks buy... Read more...
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The bailout bonanza

The Bushites' trillion-dollar giveaway started out as a bailout for banks with big holdings of investment schemes based on home mortgages. Then lobbyists got "any other financial instrument" included. Then fore... Read more...
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McCain opens the spigots

"I am very angry, frankly, at the oil companies, not only because of the obscene profits they've made, but at their failure to invest in alternate energy to help us eliminate our dependence on foreign oil." ... Read more...
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Bush II brought to you by…

The buying of the government 2004 (Part 1) The Capitol City is swarming this month with party-hopping Republicans celebrating the inauguration of their boy Bush—but the most joyous inaugural party of... Read more...
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Our health and education— trashed

George W. scorns the very notion of "commonwealth" Observing from afar, it seems to me that "Being Bush" must be such a great joy. Reality never seems to intrude, his own lies (including whoppers) se... Read more...
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Hemp

It's a natural high for the econonmy, the enviroment & our body politic It was Willie Nelson who first suggested to me that hemp is "not just for breakfast anymore." And Willie is a fellow who kn... Read more...