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Andrea Germanos – ‘Shameful’: Another Presidential Debate Basically Ignores Climate Change

As environmental organizations denounce climate change’s near total absence from thesecond presidential debate, a new analysis highlights the starkly differing attitudes backers of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hold on the issue. Released by the Pew Research Center and based on surveys conducted May 10-June 6 and Aug. 16-Sept. 12, the breakdown of the views covers whether the supporters care …

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Steven Rosenfeld – 8 Ways the Super Wealthy Show Their Cruel Values and Desire to Destroy the Public’s Safety Net

The richest Americans increasingly are taking over the levers of power and shaping the political debate, despite opposing views held by a majority of Americans, a new and unprecedented academic study of the top 1 percent has confirmed. The super-rich are more politically active than average Americans, financing and contacting elected officials and knowing many on a first-name basis. Their …

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Steven W Thrasher – Income inequality happens by design. We can’t fix it by tweaking capitalism

The poorest Americans have no realistic hope of achieving anything that approaches income equality. They still struggle for access to the basics he economic hoarding by those at the top has been termed “income inequality”, but that’s neither a strong nor accurate enough phrasing. I have never heard poor people complain about “income inequality”; poor people complain about being screwed …

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Why Are We Still Asking if a Dying Woman Should Be Able to Get an Abortion to Save Her Life? – Jennifer Dalven

A recent analysis of abortion attitudes byThe New York Times came to the right conclusion: The divide on how Americans feel about abortion is much smaller than partisan politics would have us believe. But there’s a bigger idea that the piece in the Times — and the poll it relies on — missed: All too often, we’re still asking the wrong …