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Lamar W. Hankins : Medicare and the Corporatist Agenda

The assault of corporatism. Image from The Nation blogs.Medicare’s backstory:How corporatism controls the agenda By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / June 7, 2011 Ever since President Lyndon Johnson succeeded in getting Medicare enacted in 1965, corporatist politicians … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Medicare and the Corporatist Agenda

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John Aloysius Farrell : The Koch Brothers’ Web of Influence

Koch Inc., headquartered in Wichita, Kan., spends tens of millions of dollars to lobby Congress and federal agencies on issues ranging from oil and gas to the estate tax. Photo by Larry W. Smith / AP.The Koch brothers’ web of … finish reading John Aloysius Farrell : The Koch Brothers’ Web of Influence

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Jim Hightower : Obama is Waltzing With the Devil

Dancing with the devil. Drawing from Decoded Stuff.Obama, Inc.:With Daley and Immelt on board,our president is waltzing with the devil. By Jim Hightower / CommonDreams / February 9, 2011 When you dance with the devil, never fool yourself into thinking … finish reading Jim Hightower : Obama is Waltzing With the Devil

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Danny Schechter : Fascism, and the Past as Prologue

Image from The Silent Majority.The past as prologue:What would American fascism look like? By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / January 17, 2011 Fascism is one of those words that sounds like it belongs in the past, conjuring up, … finish reading Danny Schechter : Fascism, and the Past as Prologue

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Chris Hedges : Collapse of the Liberal Class

Image from Voices in Dialogue.A choreographed charade:The world liberal opportunists made The collapse of liberal institutions means those outside the circles of power are trapped, with no recourse, and this is why many Americans are turning in desperation toward idiotic … finish reading Chris Hedges : Collapse of the Liberal Class

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David P. Hamilton :
‘Citizens United’ and the corruption of American politics

The playing field has never been level, but the advantages now enjoyed by the capitalist class in the electoral system have reached a qualitatively new high. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | October 28, 2010 This article … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
‘Citizens United’ and the corruption of American politics

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Harvey Wasserman : Corporate Apocalypse Cometh

Coming your way soon: Horsemen of the corporate apocalypse. Image from TheDailyBite.Survival means change now:Stop the corporate apocalypse By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / June 16, 2010 BP’s apocalyptic Gulf gusher has put our ability to survive in … finish reading Harvey Wasserman : Corporate Apocalypse Cometh

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David P. Hamilton : On My Retirement from Political Activism

David Hamilton at MDS anti-war vigil in Austin, December, 2008. Photo by Sally Hamilton / The Rag Blog.On my retirement from political activism By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / March 30, 2010 Last Sunday, the “health care … finish reading David P. Hamilton : On My Retirement from Political Activism

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VERSE / Verandah Porche : CORP O RAT ION

Goya print revisited by Jake and Dinos Chapman. Image from The Guardian. CORP O RAT ION Corporation = root or panic = orca portion = crap iron too = poor can riot = cop or ration = raptor coo in … finish reading VERSE / Verandah Porche : CORP O RAT ION

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ACLU on Campaign Finance : Standing With the Corporate Hacks

Et tu, ACLU?It’s not the same as defending the Klan This decision has transformed the ACLU into a conservative political organization, working to arm the ultimate enemies of democracy with unlimited monetary and political power. By Bob Fitrakis and Harvey … finish reading ACLU on Campaign Finance : Standing With the Corporate Hacks

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Life During Wartime : Corporations Are People Too!

Political cartoon by Joshua Brown / Historians Against the War / The Rag BlogThanks to Dr. S.R. Keister /The Rag Blog

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Roger Baker : Is America Already a Failed State?

Is America already a failed state?No public trust for a dysfunctional system The main obstacle to progress is a corporate dominated political system that resists favoring broad long range public benefits over the short term profits of the few. By … finish reading Roger Baker : Is America Already a Failed State?

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