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What’s Socialist?

Public schools. Cooperative extensions. Community hospitals. Pre-K. Public roads. Public transportation. Social Security. Medicare. Public libraries. Minimum wage. Overtime pay. Work safety. Vaccination programs. Job training. Unemployment insurance. Flood insurance. The GI Bill. Insider trading laws. Earned Income Tax Credit. Food stamps for kids. Emergency

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Our Socialist Public Schools

As the United States teeters on the brink of right wing echolalia on the issue of health care reform, some progressives are trying to appeal to reason, pointing out that government-run health care is not actually a very radical idea, that it would save money,

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Pitts: The Dastardly Opposition, Now that It Is Not Us

Leonard Pitts’ latest column: Last year, Barack Obama was elected president, the first American of African heritage ever to reach that office. If this was regarded as a new beginning by most Americans, it was regarded apocalyptically by others who promptly proceeded to lose both

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Republicans Try Having It Both Ways Too

Congressional Republicans want you to forget all about the past, and how they spent the last decade running a borrow and spend government. Perhaps the Democrats are trying to have it both ways, but the Republicans are too.

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Newton, Amana and the Hidden History of American Socialism

Someone listening to the NPR Weekend Edition story about Newton and Amana in Iowa wouldn’t know about this important difference between the communities, and wouldn’t understand an essential part of economic conditions resulting from the communities’ very different histories.

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News Flash: Mortgage Corportation is now "Socialist"

Georgia Newsom of Sylva, North Carolina writes in today’s Asheville Citizen-Times against the candidacy of Barack Obama by pointing to what she calls “socialism”: “Why complain? Government intervention, especially Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, programs run by the government with roots going back to the

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Why Let Wealth Remain Hoarded?

It’s not radical redistribution of wealth. It’s not socialism. It’s merely asking the economic elites of America to work according to the same rules that the rest of us have been working under.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?