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Ohio Politician Pushes "Let Them Die" Proposal in Response to Opioid Overdoses

Let them die. That's Middletown, Ohio, City Council member Dan Picard's barbaric "solution" for the opioid epidemic ravaging his town and much of the rest of t...   [ continue reading...]

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What Is Behind the Renegotiation of NAFTA? Trumpism and the New Global Economy

President Trump leaves the stage following a rally on June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Contrary to Trump's public sta...   [ continue reading...]

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Four Charts That Show Who Loses Out if the White House Cuts Food Stamps

The White House has proposed cutting 25 percent of SNAP's budget -- about US $193 billion -- over the next decade. SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assist...   [ continue reading...]

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It's (Loan) Shark Week: Families Are Biting Back

(Photo: Ismagilov / Getty Images) It's Shark Week, but the most dangerous predators this year aren't on TV or at the beaches -- they are in Washington DC, wher...   [ continue reading...]

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There's an Effort Around the Country to Curtail People's Fundamental First Amendment Rights

Janine Jackson interviewed Mara Verheyden-Hilliard about the right to protest for the July 14, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump and the GOP Are Not Discussing Whether to Let Obamacare Die. They Are Plotting to Kill It

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. John Thune and Sen. John Cornyn speak to the media July 19, 2017, at the White House in Washington, DC. The senator...   [ continue reading...]

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Sewage Sludge Is Endangering Our Food Supply

The "land application" of sewage sludge has been promoted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 1993 as the preferred method for the disposal of th...   [ continue reading...]

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As the Russia Investigation Heightens, Trump Suggests Pardoning Himself

While the president has his staff looking at ways to torpedo the Russia investigation, he also is allegedly asking questions about his power to pardon -- includ...   [ continue reading...]

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The Limits of the Sandra Bland Act

Two years ago this month, Sandra Bland was found hanged in her jail cell in Waller County, Texas, three days after State Trooper Brian Encinia stopped her for f...   [ continue reading...]

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Journalism Is Dying and Content Marketing Is Taking Its Place (I Know Because I Do Both)

As more and more journalists are forced to make a living as content producers for corporations creating "news" articles, infographics and videos, it's becoming...   [ continue reading...]

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On Fighting Inequality, Which Nations Do More Than Pay Lip Service?

Two years ago, in 2015, just about all the nations in the world came together and agreed to make reducing inequality -- the gap between rich and poor -- a prime...   [ continue reading...]

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Financialization Has Turned the Global Economy Into a House of Cards: An Interview With Gerald Epstein

To rein in financial instability and other destructive financial practices, we not only must re-regulate finance -- we must develop more public options in finan...   [ continue reading...]

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A Despot in Disguise: One Man's Mission to Rip Up Democracy

Complete freedom for billionaires means poverty, insecurity, pollution and collapsing public services for everyone else. Because we will not vote for this, it c...   [ continue reading...]

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Building Resistance on Trump Island

Staten Island, the whitest and most suburban of New York's five boroughs, has a reputation as the most right-wing part of the city. Its voters provided the marg...   [ continue reading...]

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North and South Korea Want a Peace Treaty: The US Must Join Them

People watch a television broadcast reporting the North Korean missile launch at the Seoul Railway Station on July 4, 2017, in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo: Chung...   [ continue reading...]

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Pardon Me? Trump Gives an Interview and Hell Breaks Loose

Donald Trump delivers remarks during a "Made in America" product showcase in the East Room of the White House July 17, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Som...   [ continue reading...]

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Hey Senator, Sick People Aren't Damaged Cars

Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin speaks at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 3, 2016. (Photo: Gage Skidmore)...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump's Environmental Protection Pick Is BP's Former Lawyer -- and May Preside Over Cases Involving BP

Jeffrey Bossert Clark, nominee to be an assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, looks on during a Senate Judiciary Committee nom...   [ continue reading...]

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Death as a Social Privilege? How Aid-in-Dying Laws May Be Revealing a New Health Care Divide

The California Department of Public Health has just released a report that detailed the number of terminally ill patients over the past year who took advantage...   [ continue reading...]

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Economic Update: Economics Taught Badly

This week's episode discusses United Airlines' pattern of profiting from customer abuse; a bankster who is blaming the government; China's rapid economic grow...   [ continue reading...]

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