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A Star-Spangled Knockoff

A Star-Spangled Knockoff

Photo credit: futureatlas.com / flickr / cc An American flag made in China is not an American flag. It’s a knockoff. New York Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara wants a guarantee that flags flown at New York events and on New York poles are made in America. He has...
NAFTA Is An Accomplice To Murder

NAFTA Is An Accomplice To Murder

Oscar Hernández Romero’s friends searched for him in garbage dumps, ravines and all the other places that could hide what they feared to find—the bullet-riddled body of a Mexican labor activist. But they’ve turned up no trace of Oscar, who disappeared near the...
American Democracy is Not a Charity Case

American Democracy is Not a Charity Case

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, America’s fourth-richest person, finally admitted that no one deserves to accumulate as much wealth as he has. But hey, he says, at least he plans to give a lot of his $69.6 billion net worth to charity. That’s nice. But it’s not enough...
Even the Grim Reaper Favors the Rich

Even the Grim Reaper Favors the Rich

Regular exercise and an apple a day may help to keep the doctor away. But to live a long, healthy life, it helps to be rich. Income inequality is a pox on America. The rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer. CEO pay keeps rising while workers’...

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