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Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel

Hope: A Tragedy: A Novel

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Uncle Sam

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Government Shutdown

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Congressman Wingnut

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Obama Can’t Waste This Moment

The key in politics is to snatch victory from the jaws of victory. 

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U.S. Government Angle

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Locked

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GOP Shuts Down

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Shutdown

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Train Wreck

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Cruz Line

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Boehner in the Catbird’s Seat

Don’t feel sorry for John Boehner. His party and his country may be losers in this absurd crisis, but he clearly intends to come out a winner.

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Regulator Says She Was Fired for Not Covering Up Goldman Sachs’ Conflicts of Interest

Carmen M. Segarra, formerly of the New York Fed, says she was fired after she refused to change her mind about Goldman Sachs, an investment firm that, she found, put its own greed ahead of its clients.

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The Heartbreak of Extremism

The only thing keeping our country from being its growing, innovative and successful self is genuinely and unnecessarily stupid politics.

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Freedom

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Get Over It

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Obama Will Nominate Janet Yellen as the First Woman to Chair the Fed

President Obama will reportedly nominate Fed Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen to head the central bank, making her the first woman in the institution’s 99-year history to do so if she is confirmed by the Senate.

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Republican Knife

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Dark Money Group Wins IRS Recognition as Tax-Exempt Nonprofit

The IRS has granted nonprofit status to America Is Not Stupid 2013, a so-called dark money group best known for a 2012 election ad featuring a talking baby who compared the smell of his diaper with a Montana senator.

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The World Ponders

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Ted Cruz’s Vision

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Pushy Congress

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Government Shutdown

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Road Block

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Obamacare Ambulance

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Care for Green

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Tea Party Courage

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Shut Down Obama

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Democracy Now!

Truthdigger of the Week: Lori Wallach

This critic of globalization is one of the few voices trying to alert the public to a secretive, ongoing effort to create a legal means for corporations to attack and subvert government.

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GOP Shuts Down U.S. Government

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The True State of the Economy

There is a tradeoff for all the loot Obama’s friends have been pilfering from working people, and that tradeoff is trust. Americans no longer have confidence in the government, the market or the justice system. And while the effects might not appear in the next month or two, there are sectors of the economy that are showing signs of weakness already.

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How Republican Extremists Are Shredding Every Principle the GOP Claims to Uphold

By Washington standards, the current government shutdown is an everyday disaster—of a kind we are gradually learning to expect whenever the Republican Party controls Congress.

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Boehner’s Little Helper

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Shutdown

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Obamacare Rollout

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Glitches

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Warm Enough for You?

Skeptics and deniers can make all the noise they want, but a landmark new report is unequivocal: There is a 95 percent chance that human-generated emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are changing the climate in ways that court disaster.

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Wrecking Ball

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Closed

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Self Inflicted Injury

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Liberty Bell

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Less Driving, More Texting

Smartphone apps have revolutionized the way Americans use transportation; the CEO of The Guardian says his paper can’t survive in the U.K.; meanwhile, why aren’t millennial liberals protesting the shutdown? These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Health Care for All: Why We Need a New Prescription

The right-wing assault on Obamacare is a distraction, but the “progressive” (or rather party line) defense of the Affordable Care Act is also a dead end.

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Why This Government Shutdown Will Backfire on Republicans

It’s their idea, and they’re proud of it.

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How the GOP Invented Obamacare

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The Sparks of Rebellion

The tinder for revolt will not be the same as in past industrialized societies. Guided by the revolutionists who came before us, we will have to create our own forms of resistance out of the wreckage of the corporate state.

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Ted Cruz Talkathon

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House All but Seals Fate for Government Shutdown Tuesday

In a mood described as “downright giddy,” House Republicans early Sunday morning approved a measure already rejected by Senate Democrats and President Obama that would swap a year delay in Obamacare for a new budget. And, just to mix apples and oranges, to let employers drop birth control coverage from health plans if they find it morally objectionable.

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Evolution

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Banks Suspected of Racial Bias in Housing Crisis Aftermath

Financial institutions handling foreclosures, especially Bank of America, have been accused of letting properties in minority neighborhoods deteriorate. The National Fair Housing Alliance collected evidence that the bank is maintaining foreclosed houses in predominantly white areas in far better conditions.

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California’s Minimum Wage Sky Falling

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