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What the US could learn from Thailand about health care coverage 14.12.2018 Raw Story

The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) draws to a close on Dec. 15. Yet, recent assaults on the ACA by the Trump administration stand in marked contrast to efforts to expand access to health care and medicine in the rest of the world. In fact, on Dec. 12, the world observed Uni...

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The privatization myth: Here are 5 ways conservatives’ free-market ideology can destroy public goods 14.12.2018 Raw Story

Robert Reich reveals how privatization can go so wrong....

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There’s a Hunger Crisis in North Carolina 12.12.2018 Truthout.com
All kinds of people in North Carolina — children, adults and seniors — face food insecurity and hunger.

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Startling investigation reveals how the GOP hamstrung the IRS — and let the wealthy get away with financial murder 11.12.2018 Raw Story

In the summer of 2008, William Pfeil made a startling discovery: Hundreds of foreign companies that operated in the U.S. weren’t paying U.S. taxes, and his employer, the Internal Revenue Service, had no idea. Under U.S. law, companies that do business in the Gulf of Mexico owe the American governmen...

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The Dead End of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” 9.12.2018 Truthout.com
It’s time for the immigrant justice movement to reject this solution touted by Democrats for the last 10 years.

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New Trump Immigration Rule Could Devastate Rural Hospitals 7.12.2018 Truthout.com
Texas, California and Nevada could see particularly chilling effects for their immigrant residents.

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President Pence? Here are 50 terrible ideas that could become law if Trump is impeached and his VP becomes president 6.12.2018 Raw Story

As many Americans ponder the prospect of Donald Trump being removed from office, they should take a deep breath and look at what a President Mike Pence and a Republican Senate are likely to do if the disrupter-in-chief is sent packing. Vice-President Pence, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc...

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Roadblocks to Health Care Could Be a Death Sentence 5.12.2018 Truthout.com
The government hides its cruel agenda under layers of bureaucracy.

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Medicaid work requirements: Where do they stand after the blue wave? 5.12.2018 Raw Story

The 2018 midterm elections have dealt a significant setback to President Trump’s agenda in the legislative arena. However, there are still many ways for the Trump administration to keep swinging away at the Affordable Care Act. One particularly effective unilateral instrument is the regulatory proce...

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Here are 5 ways American policies and attitudes make us lonely, anxious and antisocial 2.12.2018 Raw Story

You would think that by the 21st century, we would know something about what it takes for humans to live fulfilling lives. After all, we’ve witnessed enormous advances in science, psychology, sociology, and related fields over the past couple of centuries. The great mystery is that we seem to be doi...

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Attention, Marketplace Shoppers: Don’t Delay On 2019 Enrollment 1.12.2018 Truthout.com
If customers miss the Dec. 15 deadline, they may not have a plan that starts in January 2019.

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Ayn Rand raged against government benefits — but grabbed Social Security and Medicare when she needed them 25.11.2018 Raw Story

At least she put up a fight before succumbing to the imperatives of the real world....

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Bake Sales Can’t Fix School Funding Pinch Caused by Corporate Tax Cuts 23.11.2018 Truthout.com
No amount of corporate philanthropy can replace corporate taxes as a source of funding for public schools.

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How the US Creates ‘Sh*thole’ Countries 19.11.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
A new collection of essays, edited by former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, clearly shows that it is the U.S. that is largely responsible for the poverty and suffering in these very nations, says Robert Fantina. By Robert Fantina In two years,…Read more →
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California Already Has a Housing Crisis. The Fires Just Made It Worse. 16.11.2018 Truthout.com
Recovery from wildfires can take years, and for affected communities, one aspect is especially pressing: housing.

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Who Gets to Tell Stories About Poverty? 15.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  It should not be all that difficult to report on economic inequality. It’s a fixture, after all, of modern American life. And yet, the journalism industry, charged with analyzing and conveying news of wage stagnation, persistent poverty, and downward mobility, has itself crumbled alongside much of the middle class. Over the past several decades, more and more journalists have been laid off, while the rates paid freelancers have fallen, too. As the chasm of inequality has only continued to grow, the very journalists who cover it have not always been able to escape it. In 2012, when the country was still reeling from the economic recession and when reporting about inequality was needed perhaps more than ever, author Barbara Ehrenreich started the Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP). The idea was to change the media landscape, and support reporters—by then, many low-income and working-class ...
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Red vs. Blue: Here’s how tax-taking, Trump-loving states are completely dependent on the rest of America 12.11.2018 Raw Story

Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress love to demonize government handouts, which, in fact, their own supporters depend on and are increasingly financed by taxpayers in blue states. The federal program Temporary Assistance for Needy Families – what we used to call “welfare” – provides cash assist...

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LIVE: Peace Congress to End U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad 10.11.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
The No Trump Military Parade coalition of 250 organizations is holding a Peace Congress in Washington, D.C., on Saturday in place of the Trump military parade, which they helped to stop. Watch live on Consortium News, starting at 9:30 a.m. EST. In…Read more →
The Election Was Step One. Now It’s Time to Take On the Capitalist Class. 9.11.2018 Truthout.com
Only a mass multiracial working class movement can stop Trump.

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These 10 notorious Republican villains were defeated on Tuesday 8.11.2018 Raw Story

The midterm elections on Tuesday night delivered mixed results that left no one completely satisfied. Democrats won the House for the first time in nearly a decade, picked up eight governorships, flipped a half dozen state legislative chambers, and won some important state judicial races and ballot ...

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