Opinion | The Rich Are Not Remotely Paying Their Fair Share

We hear it all the time: The wealthy must pay their fair share in tax.Many of the wealthy, and the members of Congress they sponsor, contend they already are. And they have all sorts of facts and figures to make that appear true. After all, for a billionaire, even a tiny tax payment in percentage terms is a big check.So, are the rich paying their fair share?We took a
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What a STUPID BITCH. ‘This Government Is Not God’: Marjorie Taylor Green Explains Why She Refused to Honor Those Who Protected the U.S. Capitol From Trump’s Insurrectionists

‘This Government Is Not God’: Marjorie Taylor Green Explains Why She Refused to Honor Those Who Protected the U.S. Capitol From Trump’s Insurrectionists https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/this-government-is-not-god-marjorie-taylor-green-explains-why-she-refused-to-honor-those-who-protected-the-u-s-capitol-from-trumps-insurrectionists/

Opinion | The Filibuster Should Be Abolished or Make Senators Pay a Price for Keeping It

Our democracy is in serious need of reform. So perhaps it’s not surprising that a landmark bill to make it happen is being blocked by an anti-democratic tactic: the Senate filibuster.Changing the rules to get rid of the 60-vote threshold for passing bills would require the cooperation of all 50 Senate Democrats. That includes Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who has said
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Further | Please Spare Us From One More Murderous White Boy’s Fever Dream Of A Really Bad Day | Opinion

In our white supremacist country, it’s evidently not bad enough when a young, sick, white guy with a fetish commits mass murder at three massage parlors, killing six Asian women and two other people; we also get an old, sick, white cop explaining the kid was having “a really bad day” – the white-male-rage alternative to bingeing on ice cream. This is why we need police reform,
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