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Let’s Solve Homelessness – With Wolves, Says GOP Congressman (VIDEO)

March 6, 2015

Life took a turn for the bizarre on Thursday, when Don Young, Republican representative from Alaska, proposed solving the problem of homelessness with wolves: How many of you have got wolves in your district? None. None. Not one. They haven’t got…

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Who Is Going To Clean Seattle’s Toilets?

March 2, 2015

Seattle has driven its poor people out of the city because an influx of the affluent ratcheted up housing costs. Now Seattle has a problem: who is going to clean the toilets? In King County, where Seattle is located, the inhabitants are either very…

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Why Did Scott Walker Sell WI’s Poorest Native Tribe Down the River?

February 28, 2015

Republican Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker waited for a year and a half before officially deciding on February 19 to crush the dreams of some of the poorest people in Wisconsin. The Menominee tribe, a sovereign Native nation with a…

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Republican Abortion Policies Target the Poor

February 26, 2015

It’s no secret that Republicans have a huge problem with reproductive rights in general, and abortion in particular. But in opposing abortion Republicans have, whether by malice or simple incompetence, created a new class of casualty in their never-ending war…

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Editorial Cartoon: The Gospel Of Art Pope

February 23, 2015

Please use the buttons above to share the cartoon. Please note:  The ads within this article are how the artist earns a living from his work.  Sharing the link to this page helps the artist pay his bills.  Copying his…

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Ferguson, MO Sued In Federal Court Over Running Illegal ‘Debtors Prisons’

February 9, 2015

Debtors’ prisons were outlawed in the United States before the Civil War. That’s what the history books tell us. In reality, however, they thrive in places like Ferguson, MO, which use them as cash cows. Consider that in 2013, Ferguson…

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In A Shocking Twist, Wealth Can Buy You Justice

February 5, 2015

This just in, from the Department of Why Do We Care: yet another scion of wealth and privilege has been caught behaving rather badly. Seems that Hilton sibling Conrad Hughes Hilton III had a bit of a dust up on…

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Being Unemployed Is Like a Slow-Motion Heart Attack

January 31, 2015

I have four degrees and have just been rejected for a job by an earnest young man who might be all of 23 years old. He is cultivating a moustache that looks like a chocolate milk smudge, and his shoes…

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Food fight! Hypocritical Wisc. GOP Wants To Ban ‘Junk Food’ For SNAP Recipients

January 4, 2015

In Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, the Republican crusade to reward large corporations while punishing the poor has hit a snag. A bill proposed by Republican state legislators would force recipients of food stamps to spend at least two-thirds of their benefits…

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