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Faint praise for Barack Obama’s embrace of wealth

Faint praise for Barack Obama’s embrace of wealth

In 2009, President Obama said, “I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat cat bankers on Wall Street,” although he managed to do as much. Obama’s campaign included the notion that Wall Street fat cats should pay their fair share in taxes. That hasn’t happened, but at least some of those cats are paying a fair share to him.

An unwinnable war in Syria

An unwinnable war in Syria

President Donald Trump, just like Barack Obama before him, now seems intent on getting the United States involved in an unwinnable civil war in Syria. Launching 59 cruise missiles against rundown Syrian air bases in the middle of the night is easy enough. But there are consequences to Trump’s actions.

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Why I acted on immigration

Why I acted on immigration

President Obama penned an op-ed explaining his decision to do what he can to fix our broken immigration system. This post originally appeared in Gannett newspapers and websites.

The bottom 1 percent

The bottom 1 percent

A lot of research and writing explores the dynamics of the richest one percent, .1 percent, and even the .01 percent. But researchers only have the fuzziest understanding of America’s poorest.

Stop calling the Iraq War a ‘mistake’

Stop calling the Iraq War a ‘mistake’

The former presidential candidate challenges President Obama to tell the American public the truth about the Iraq fiasco. Kucinich insists that more problems were created by military intervention than solved. It should not take courage, he says, to point out the Iraq war was based on lies.

Let’s make capitalism a dirty word

Let’s make capitalism a dirty word

Under the capitalist system, the majority of life for today’s average American before retirement is spent pursuing profits that will never be shared with them, says the author. Based on the need to grow endlessly and never stagnate, capitalism is doomed to fail.

How Washington is playing Venezuela like a fiddle

How Washington is playing Venezuela like a fiddle

United States foreign policy can be summed up as hard power vs. soft power. An example of hard power is the U.S. backing the unsuccessful 2002 military coup d’état. An example of soft power is the current situation in Venezuela.

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