The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap

From The Real News: JAISAL NOOR: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Jaisal Noor in Baltimore. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was widely condemned for recently saying, "The lack of compromise led to the Civil War." JOHN KELLY: Now it's different today but the lack of an ability to compromise led to …

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The Powell Memo: A Call-to-Arms for Corporations

From Bill Moyers: http://billmoyers.com/content/the-powell-memo-a-call-to-arms-for-corporations In this excerpt from Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, authors Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson explain the significance of the Powell Memorandum, a call-to-arms for American corporations written by Virginia lawyer (and future U.S. Supreme Court justice) Lewis Powell …

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UN Trade & Development Report 2017

Hi, The latest UNCTAD report is out. We have been warned. Full Report: http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=1852 Foreword: In sharp contrast to the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the world economy remains unbalanced in ways that are not only exclusionary, but also destabilizing and dangerous for the political, social and environmental health of the planet. …

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Marco Rubio: Welfare for me and my people, not for you!

Recently, Political magazine did a profile story on Marco Rubio. Immediately after, friends asked me to weight in and give my opinion of the article and Rubio himself. What I thought was going to be a a simple response turned into something much more lengthily and insightful. I think it turned out pretty well, so …

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Gun Control: Three Unorthodox Arguments in Support of a Better World

It's time to throw my hat into the gun-control debate. Truthfully, I'm not keen on the arguments from either side of the debate. The pro-gun reform advocates have some very good and  logical points; however, they usually land on deaf ears or are defeated by the experience of the opposing camp. I'd like to present …

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Pentagon study: ‘Irrational’ Nuclear Policy a Deterrent

I stumbled upon this interesting article and just had to share it. On March 1, 1998 CNN reported the following: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States should maintain the threat of nuclear retaliation with an "irrational and vindictive" streak to intimidate would-be attackers such as Iraq, according to an internal military study made public Sunday. …

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58 Things We’ve Learned About the NSA

NSA bugged German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone from 2002 until 2013. BBC, October 27, 2013 NSA spent $652 million to implant spyware on tens of millions of computers. BBC, October 22, 2013 NSA collected more than 70 million French phone records in a single month. Washington Post, October 21, 2013 NSA hacked Mexican President …

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