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Hain’t We Got All the Fools?

If you’re poor in America, you don’t stand a damn chance; if you’re poor and black, that goes double. The dunces and duffers shout, what about black on black...
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The U.S. March to Theocracy

While conservatives rail at the specter of Islamic Sharia law being imposed in the United States, many people overlook, or worse, praise American goose-stepping to a fundamentalist Christianist theocracy...
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Going to the Dogs

Let me set this straight from the beginning: there is a fundamental difference between the average American’s life and a wealthy American’s life. If the average American wants a...
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Binge-Drinking Women Do Not Provoke Sexual Assault, Men Do

In America, rape is an endemic issue. Unfortunately, sexual assault is one social problem that has become far too pervasive for a reliably concerted and effective response quite yet....
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Gaza: Dueling Responses to Grave Crimes

Grave crimes and injustices produce two kinds of responses from those victimized by those crimes. On the one hand, it sensitizes people to oppression and makes many of them...
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Throwing Away Billions: Our Broken Healthcare

If you blame Obamacare for the awful defects in our healthcare system, you are indeed naïve, since any cost-effectiveness or fairness in our system disintegrated long before Barack Obama,...
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What Televangelists & Alternative Medicine Proponents Have in Common


To the skeptical, Andrew Weil, Mehmet Oz, Joe Mercola, and Deepak Chopra, have an unsavory commonality with people like Jimmy Swaggart,

Everywhere is War


Summer approaches and the stench of war is all around. Or, as the great Bob Marley put it, “Everywhere is war”. Start with the commemorations over a five-week span of Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day, all presented varyingly as celebrations of our war dead, symbols of our greatness, the freedoms we love...

False Face

The False Face of Capitalism


The premier American liberal politician in the candor of a private letter asserts, the system is fatally corrupt and has been for more than a century. Seventy–five years later, it’s only gotten worse.

Gun Violence

What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding


One of the critical studies that we supported was looking at the question of whether having a firearm in your home protects you or puts you at increased risk.