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Tag: plutocracy

Populist plutocracy and the future of America

Trump has consistently sold out the blue-collar, socially conservative whites who brought him to power, while pursuing policies to enrich his fellow plutocrats. What might he do to keep the "base" on his side?

Why we need to confront the billionaires’ paradise

It’s time to “strike back” – not against wealthy individuals, but against oligarchy itself.

The sport of plutocrats

Golf is Trump.

The rich line up at the White House ATM

The wealthiest administration in American history is primed to make even more money for its already well-to-do staff.

The dance of death

Idiots and charlatans, the handmaidens of death, lure us into the abyss.

How 90% of American households lost an average of $17,000 in...

The obscene transfer of wealth and income to the plutocrats won't end until we demand a return to the Commons, where we work as a society rather than allow predatory plutocratic individuals to control us.

Policing in America’s plutocracy

The White House wants to see local cops cracking down on poor people who break federal laws on immigration. Why not a crackdown on the rich who scoff at tax laws?

We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People

The religion of inequality -- of money and power -- has failed us; its gods are false gods.

The Top Nine Developments that Defined the Struggle between Democracy and...

“Just as democracy and peace are mutually reinforcing, perpetual war and perpetual corruption are mutually reinforcing. The concentrated power involved in conducting war corrupts; corruption undermines democracy, the surest way to peace.”

The State of the Plutocracy: The Kabuki President on Money in...

Though Obama campaigned against the way Washington does business, his most historic advances have been for the militarized plutocracy that he campaigned against.

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Native American water protector becomes first to be sentenced to time in federal prison...

Seven Native Americans face felony charges, while hundreds of others still face lesser charges for their role in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.

‘That’s pretty pathetic:’ Bernie Sanders on Trump’s immigration policies

"I think that's pretty pathetic, but I think ultimately that's his strategy."

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trump signs executive order halting family separation policy he created President Trump signed an executive order halting what has become a notorious family separation policy...

New investigation pins Koch brothers to ‘anti-transit canvassing campaigns’

While the development of public transit is seen by many as "positive for both impoverished communities and the environment," it hurts the Koch brothers' bottom line.

Could the formation of a Space Force be on Trump’s agenda?

“Space as a war fighting domain is the latest obscenity in a long list of vile actions by a vile administration."

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