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If Bernie continues to gain support it's precisely because voters understand that the choice is clear -- accept the reality of plutocracy and beg for crumbs --- or fight to tear it down.
Elections take place in the now, not the long-term, especially in an ahistorical American era. And the now these days in this ADD/hyper-partisan media environment is short-term and savagely prone to character assassination.
The financial crisis is behind us, right? Why would Wall Street shower Hillary Clinton with millions of dollars in speaking fees and tens of millions in campaign contributions? I think it is an insurance policy. Wall Street wants a friend in the White House to protect the status quo, and if they can't get a Republican elected, Hillary is the next best thing. I think they need a friend in government because the industry could not survive an investigation into how they actually make their profits. Wall Street doesn't want you to know how they make their money. A brief review of how Wall Street bankers earn their outrageous fees and bonuses will highlight why they don't want to see a reformer like Bernie Sanders succeed.
It's time to change the game by creating platforms and sharing power and value with the people who give them life.
The Iowa primary caucuses will be held one week from Tuesday. But a defining moment happened about three months ago in Des Moines when Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley held their second debate.
Falling oil prices, combined with the costs of war and of housing refugees, is threatening the Kurdish Peshmerga's ability to fight ISIS.
Many patients with heart failure are unclear about what exactly they have. Heart failure is not a distinct disease, such as cancer or having a heart attack. Heart failure describes a group of symptoms that arises from problems with the heart's ability to pump blood.
As we reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we think about African-Americans as agents of history. Well-documented gaps in unemployment rates, earnings, poverty and wealth too often lead to viewing African-Americans as bystanders to America's economy.
We have an opportunity right now to make sure the digital revolution is supported by a long-overdue revolution in values -- one that embeds empathy and equity more centrally in how we imagine progress and success.
People of color do far better in terms of employment, incarceration and income growth when a Democrat is in office. The incomes of the poorest tend to increase more rapidly as well. Both effects are likely tied to two major policies.
Deforestation is one of the fastest ways that environments are changing dramatically, while climate change is creating vast fast changes on a global scale.
The most impactful economic development efforts almost always employ a balanced approach. We know startups, and the entrepreneurs behind them, will always be a critical part of our growing economy.