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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell recently proclaimed: "The best interest of the country would be achieved by pulling out Obamacare, root and branch."
Like Captain Ahab's suicidal obsession with Moby... [read more]
Loan sharks and their lobbyists really know how to put the "ick" in eth-icks.
Though they've tried to buff-up their public image by calling themselves "consumer lenders," their game remains the... [read more]
Don't look now, but the overbearing power of America's military-industrial-complex has probably snuck into your town.
The multibillion-dollar global armament giants have discovered a hot new growth market here at home:... [read more]
If you want a real Halloween fright, don’t look for it among the trick-or-treaters coming to your door – just check out the Republican spooks tying to peddle panic in this political year.
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I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done – can-do groups that can, and do. But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Choo-Choo That Couldn't: The... [read more]
The University of North Texas, known for its jazz school and sometimes for its “Mean Green” football team, might soon be known nationwide as Frack U.
UNT (where I went to... [read more]
I have breaking news from the frontlines of the war.
No, not the new war in Iraq, which really is Iraq War III for us – our nation’s third trip there... [read more]
When five Supreme Court justices decreed that corporations are entitled to full free speech rights in our elections and that corporate money is a form of speech that cannot be restricted, they produced a nightmare... [read more]
It's bad enough that the goliaths of Big Beer are consuming each other in a new round of mega-mergers, meaning fewer choices and higher prices for consumers – but the really bad news is that... [read more]
Here's an unusal über-rich guy with an unusual message for his fellow one-percent-of-the-one-percenters.
Nick Hanauer, who made billions as an internet entrepreneur, recently wrote in an open letter to other über-richies... [read more]