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Friday, December 9, 2016

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Big business tax holidays are bad for small business,

Big business tax holidays are bad for small business, bad for America

    By Margot Dorfman   If small business owners decided to stop paying our fair share of taxes, we'd be sent to jail. Big business tax dodgers want Congress to reward them with a tax holiday. The U. S. Women's Chamber of Commerce strongly opposes legislation in Congress that would reward U. S. multinational corporations with massive, unwarranted tax discounts to bring back hundreds of billions in U. S. profits they shifted offshore to avoid paying taxes in the first place. So ... Full Story

Udall Should Re-Think his Amendment

  By Isabella Woods There is no doubt that US Senator Mark Udall has a strong political pedigree, and he always seems like quite a likeable fellow.  He’s strong on the environment, civil liberties and support for veterans, and keen on adopting a bi-partisan approach to most issues.  Now he wants Congress to agree to change the constitution by accepting his balanced budget amendment. Amendments, and more Amendments The Senator is of course not the first to make such a proposal, although ... Full Story

White House Role In Blocking Climate Progress

White House Role In Blocking Climate Progress “is Deadly And Unforgivable”

      Press Release     Stein Says White House Role In Blocking Climate Progress "is Deadly And Unforgivable" (BOSTON) Regarding the recently ended Durban climate change talks, Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, issued the following statement this morning: "Unlike my Republican opponents, President Obama professes to believe in science. He knows that America and the world is rapidly rushing to the catastrophic financial and environmental impacts of ... Full Story

Who are the 1%, Vote Now

Who are the 1%, Vote Now

  Know the Facts   In just the last generation, the richest 1% almost quadrupled their incomes. The average wealth of the 1% is 225 times bigger than the wealth of the typical household – the highest it’s ever been. Three decades ago, CEOs made about 40 times as much as an average worker – now CEOs make almost 200 times as much as regular employees. Last year, half of Americans earned less than $26,000 while CEOs at top 500 companies raked in an average of $11 million. Over the ... Full Story

Merck—Too Big to Prosecute?

Merck—Too Big to Prosecute?

                Merck—Too Big to Prosecute? December 6, 2011 There is a surprising reason why the government won’t go after drug companies for serious crimes. It is because government programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans Administration would then be barred from doing business with them! In 1999 the FDA approved Vioxx, a drug created by Merck and Co. to treat arthritis. Vioxx was pulled off the market in 2004 because evidence showed it ... Full Story

America the Battlefield

America the Battlefield

  America the Battlefield: The End of the Rule of Law December 5, 2011
 By John W. Whitehead  “All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined… could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. ... Full Story

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?

          When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? Some of my Republican friends ask if I’ve gone crazy. I say: Look in the mirror. By David Frum Published Nov 20, 2011 It’s a very strange experience to have your friends think you’ve gone crazy. Some will tell you so. Others will indulgently humor you. Still others will avoid you. More than a few will demand that the authorities do something to get you off the streets. During one unpleasant moment after I was ... Full Story

Police vs Peaceful Protesters

Police vs Peaceful Protesters

  Pepper-Spraying Protesters Is Just the Beginning: Here Are More Hypermilitarized Weapons Your Local Police Force Could Employ By arming local police departments with military grade equipment, domestic policing has come to resemble a combat operation with citizens as the enemy. November 22, 2011 | On Friday, November 18, a group of UC Davis students staged a sit-in to protect their Occupy encampment from destruction by a horde of riot police. Seated on the ground, the students defensively ... Full Story

The False Premise Of The Iran Debate

    The False Premise Of The Iran Debate November 23, 2011 1:19 pm ET — Walid Zafar Being a hawk means never having to say you're sorry. The Iraq war did not discredit the idea of war, but it certainly should discredit the people who strongly promoted it. In fact, it has in most circles. But among conservatives, such people still have the standing to be taken seriously when they promote another war based on false premises, exaggeration and lies. Although most of the Iraq deceivers ... Full Story

Call for Univ. California president to step down

Call for Univ. California president to step down

    Editorials Yudof Gets It Wrong Again By Becky O'Malley Wednesday November 23, 2011 - 11:07:00 AM The University of California bureaucracy is all over the Occupy scandal, now that it’s gone viral. Seldom have I experienced such a fast response to my online opinions—but University of California President Mark Yudof seems to have hopped to, with alacrity. Unfortunately, he's only made things worse. Last Wednesday I predicted that U.C. administrators would continue their ... Full Story

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