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Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America

SEATTLE—Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election this year. Since joining the council in January of 2014 she has helped push through a gradual raising of the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Seattle. 858 more words

Social Justice

Marc Jampole: Barack Obama's Terrifying Otherness

GOP letter to Iran is not about treaty but about undermining the legitimacy of President Obama.

Republicans, and Democrats for that matter, have every right to make public their opposition to negotiating an agreement that will slow down or stop Iran’s development of nuclear weapons in return for lifting severe economic sanctions on Iran. 470 more words

Opinion Leaders

John Samuel Tieman: Ferguson and the We-ness of Transition

All we have is anger and sadness. On the front page of Friday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch was a story of two policemen shot in Ferguson. There was also a huge photograph of an anarchist blocking traffic during the demonstration in which the policemen were shot. 516 more words

Social Justice

Experts Say U.S. Standing Takes Hit After GOP Letter

Stupid.

U.S. standing is much better.

It shows Republicans are not always for appeasement.

Nations want to see a weak Untied States.

u-bam-a made America look weak. 23 more words

COMMENTARY

Chris Hedges: Pornography is what the end of the world looks like

“Fifty Shades of Grey,” the book and the movie, is a celebration of the sadism that dominates nearly every aspect of American culture and lies at the core of pornography and global capitalism. 917 more words

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Russia Ends Activity in European Security Group

Russia is halting its participation in a consulting group on the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe, ending one of its last modes of participation on the 1990 security treaty. 54 more words

COMMENTARY

Republican Senators Take Down Iran

47 Republican senators sent a letter to Iran designed to kill any potential deal.

The letter suggests that any deal between u-bam-a and Iran would amount to only an “executive agreement” that could be undone by Congress or a future president. 43 more words

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