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East Baton Rouge Sheriff Says Shooting Isn’t About Gun Control

“To me, this is not so much about gun control as it is about what’s in men’s hearts.”
Pub Date: 
Sat, 07/16/2016

Meet IL Governor Bruce Rauner -- Poster Boy for War on Middle Class

Pub Date: 
Tue, 02/10/2015

Rauner -- and other anti-union ideologues -- claim that workers should not be "forced" to join unions against their will. In fact no one is forced to join a union. The provisions in labor agreements with state unions -- in many states -- require that after state workers have democratically chosen a bargaining agent, that employees who do not wish to join the union should pay a "fair share" contribution to support the portions of the union's operations that negotiate and administer the provisions of the labor contract from which they are benefiting.

GOP favors public option for property, not people

Pub Date: 
Wed, 09/23/2009

Two standards, separate and unequal, for the health of property and the health of people, are un-American. This bias in favor of property over people should be ended with all deliberate speed by raising the standard for people to that of property. A public option would be one small step in that direction. 

Reviving Pecora's Ghost

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Sun, 05/03/2009

Pecora's work led to several resignations of bank executives, but more importantly in created a climate for reform legislation. Pecora's findings helped inform the Glass Steagall Act of 1933 separating investment banking from government-insured commercial banking, the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Most importantly, it functioned as a public shaming of Wall Street. It thus helped change the political climate so that radical reforms could proceed. President Roosevelt encouraged Pecora's work and he encouraged the public indignation.

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