Immigration has historically been a controversial issue in the US political discourse. Whether Germans, Irish, Italians, Asians or Latin Americans they have all faced resistance based at worst on racist or nativist attitudes.
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The Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal.” But doesn’t the US have a stratified class structure based on family background, wealth, authority, occupation, age, gender, etc.? Sure.
Payday lenders offer loans on the order of a few hundred dollars, typically to low-income borrowers, who have to pay them back in a matter of weeks.
The impact of mega-farms on rural economies and our natural environment is generally horrible. The impact on generations of family farmers is devastating.
Maybe some scary specter could visit some of these scroogelike CEO’s in the middle of the night and fly them around the poorer sections of our nation while dressed in their sleeping gowns to underline the critical need of our constituents.
Before the end of her term as FEC Chair, Caroline Hunter joined the Democracy Works podcast to explore the relationship between campaign finance and democracy.
When you have a democracy, you have an equal say, equal input, and equal decision-making powers. One person one vote is the opposite of the currently ascendent “money is free speech” concept.
A new study co-authored by an MIT economist shows that when it comes to growth, democracy significantly increases development.
In looking for sense in the modern world, we must not overlook the fact that, whatever the judicial rationale supporting the decision that corporations are persons, corporations are not human.
KFC is memorializing a popular Communist hero with restaurant decor extolling his deeds, in matching of an iconic American brand with Communist propaganda.