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Donald Trump has been playing around with this for some time, but his call last night for Congress to pass a bill allowing Cabinet agencies to fire workers they consider disloyal to the current regime is effectively a call to repeal the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act of 1883, which ended the Spoils System of […]

The New Gilded Age

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On November 20, 2017

Only in the New Gilded Age would a high official see himself and his wife photographed as vile kleptocrats, be compared to the villains in Bond movies, and take the comparison as a compliment. Share

Fleece the 99%!

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On November 17, 2017

It is impressive how the Republicans aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. To finance a permanent cut in the corporate tax rate, the revised bill permanently repeals the Affordable Care Act’s

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The New Gilded Age in One Image

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On November 15, 2017
I knew I should have purchased that guillotine that went on the market a couple of years ago. This is an all-time classic image summarizing an entire era of graft and corporate control over our lives. Assuming we still have a nation a century from now that teaches history, this should be in the textbooks. […]

The Grifters

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On October 24, 2017

Trump combining the qualities of Warren Harding, Andrew Jackson, Richard Nixon, and Andrew Johnson is working out pretty great. A tiny, 2-year-old energy company from a small town in Montana won a $30

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