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Gov. Scott Walker, Mic Checked By Stand Up! Chicago

November 6, 2011
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Gov. Scott Walker, Mic Checked By Stand Up! Chicago

Most days, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is too absorbed with the business of consolidating the wealth of his friends and donors to think about the bottom 99% of Wisconsinites. Not this day: Tweet This Post

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Why I’m Headed to Occupy Wall Street

October 20, 2011
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Why I’m Headed to Occupy Wall Street

I’m a Capitalist against CRONY capitalism. A flood of corporate money – much of it gushing forth from the bailed-out banks on Wall Street – has overwhelmed our political system and stolen the voice of 99% of us. I’m going to Wall Street to take back my voice. The captured status of our government leaves…

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October 20, 2011
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Time To Find Our Own Way Home

August 25, 2011
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Time To Find Our Own Way Home

You gotta dance with them what brung ya, unless them what brung ya is under the bleachers blowing a banker, taking in from behind by a Chinese outsourcing firm part owned by an American multinational, and giving hand jobs to oil and pharma CEOs. In that case, you dance with whomever pleases you and you…

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Random Sunday: David Millar on Cycling

June 26, 2011
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Random Sunday: David Millar on Cycling

Spotted at The Guardian, UK: David Millar: Cycling is such a stupid sport. Next time you are in a car traveling at 40mph think about jumping out – naked. That’s what it’s like when we crash. Yes, but it’s the bit about getting the ...

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Washington Post: (Not) spreading the wealth

June 20, 2011
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Washington Post: (Not) spreading the wealth

This morning’s Washington Post (6/20/11) features an article and series of charts “(Not) spreading the wealth” which nicely illustrate how America’s hijacked economy has funneled all of the wealth created by American workers’ productivity gains over the last 3 decades into pockets of the richest of the rich. Note that the graph above excludes capital…

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Why Do Tea Partied Republicans Want to Destory America’s Military?

June 18, 2011
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Why Do Tea Partied Republicans Want to Destory America’s Military?

Listening to a Left, Right & Center podcast discussion (6-17-11) of Afghanistan this morning, I stumbled on a sudden realization: Tea Party Republican policies would eventually render the American military as incompetent as the current Afghan military. LRC’s host Matt Miller was describing current US military efforts to train up the Afghan military to stand…

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Cost of War Threatens More Americans than Terrorists Do

June 15, 2011
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Cost of War Threatens More Americans than Terrorists Do

Suddenly Afghanistan is closer and more dangerous At lunch I bumped into an old bike racing buddy, who tells me over a parting handshake that he is leaving for Afghanistan tomorrow to take a job with a defense contractor. The recession has devastated his small business. “Good money, I hope?” “Oh yeah,” he smiles. “Money’s…

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Taiwan Rejects American-Style Health Care, Achieves 99% Coverage, Saves Money

June 11, 2011
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Taiwan Rejects American-Style Health Care, Achieves 99% Coverage, Saves Money

Taiwan switched from US-style private health insurance to Canadian-style single-payer system, increased coverage from 60% to 99% and cut cost.  Back in 2009 the Anne Underwood writing for The New York Times interviewed William Hsiao, a professor of economics at the Harvard School of Public Health, who advised the Taiwan government during their 1990′s health…

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Anthony Weiner, Do Not Resign!

June 11, 2011
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Anthony Weiner, Do Not Resign!

Anthony Weiner should not resign, but Democrats in his district should start looking for another progressive voice with better personal judgement and mature self-restraint. I’ve been a big fan of Representative Anthony Weiner, who has been a strong voice in Congress for genuinely progressive causes. For an extensive list of Rep. Weiner’s voting history, check…

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