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Republican Congress Moves to Privatize Public Land

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – Editor-in-Chief – We hate to say we told you so. But it is what it is. Donald J. Trump has not even been inaugurated president yet and the privatization of public land has already begun. On the very day we published a…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – Apparently President Obama is not quite ready to bow out as a lame duck just yet and give President-elect Donald J. Trump all the Twitter fun. His administration announced Sunday afternoon that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to deny…

Trumpeting Triumph Over Castro: New President Yearns to Turn Back Time

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – Most American cities have official sister cities sprinkled around the globe. Mobile’s include Havana, Cuba. This happened three decades ago through the unorthodox efforts of a few Mobilians. They decided to ignore the chronic Cold War anti-commie fevers of the…

One Big Unfinished Bill Clinton Promise Hillary Should Embrace

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Bar corporations from deducting all executive pay in excess of $1 million – By Robert Reich – What can be done to deter pharmaceutical companies from jacking up prices of critical drugs? To prevent Wall Street banks from excessive gambling? To nudge CEOs into taking a longer-term…

Demonstrations Planned Against Offshore Oil Leases in New Orleans

Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…EDITOR’S NOTE – For info about a free roundtrip bus on Saturday from Mobile to this demonstration go to the Facebook event page for Gulf Coast Interdependence Day. You can sign up as a volunteer and RSVP to attend and find out details about the bus and…

Trump Knocks One Out of the Park in Cleveland

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…It was a doozy of a speech, full of iffy facts and false promises. But they loved it… By Glynn Wilson – While many of my liberal and progressive Democrat friends say on Facebook they could not watch Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican convention Thursday…

Trump Could Be the Next Herbert Hoover

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By John L. Micek – One of them is a free trade-wary millionaire and political neophyte who locked up the Republican presidential nomination with promises to make America great and get the economy firing on all cylinders. The other is Donald Trump. As he’s insulted, ranted…

How to Reverse the Widening Wealth Gap in America

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Robert Reich – Wealth inequality is even more of a problem than income inequality. That’s because you have to have enough savings from income to begin to accumulate wealth – buying a house or investing in stocks and bonds, or saving up to send a…

Bernie’s Proposals Would Spur Economic Growth

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – A few days ago, Neel Kashkari – now president of the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, who was the senior Treasury Department official in the George W. Bush and Obama administrations helping to save the big Wall Street banks – said “I believe…

State Sponsor of Terrorism Iran Orders 114 Planes From Airbus

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Will they build them in Mobile? How will state and local officials and the local media respond? – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — When Alabama officials celebrated the news that Airbus would open a plant to build planes and provide jobs here, little did they…

‘The Big Short’ and Bernie’s Plan to Bust Up Wall Street

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Robert Reich – If you haven’t yet seen “The Big Short” – directed and co-written by Adam McKay, based on the non-fiction prize-winning book by Michael Lewis about the housing and credit bubble that triggered the Great Recession — I recommend you do so. Not…

The Economy in 2016: On the Edge of Recession

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Robert Reich – Economic forecasters exist to make astrologers look good, but I’ll hazard a guess. I expect the U.S. economy to sputter in 2016. That’s because the economy faces a deep structural problem: not enough demand for all the goods and services it’s capable…

At Stake in 2016: Ending the Vicious Cycle of Wealth and Power

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Robert Reich – What’s at stake this election year? Let me put as directly as I can. America has succumbed to a vicious cycle in which great wealth translates into political power, which generates even more wealth, and even more power. This spiral is most…

Why American Workers Hate Their Jobs and What To Do About It

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. – A fog rolled through the historic Oakleigh Garden District this morning as I opened my eyes, got out of bed, started the coffee and cranked up the Internet on the Mac. We have a team together and will be…

The Sharing Economy is Harming Workers

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Robert Reich – In this holiday season it’s especially appropriate to acknowledge how many Americans don’t have steady work. The so-called “share economy” includes independent contractors, temporary workers, the self-employed, part-timers, freelancers, and free agents. Most file 1099s rather than W2s, for tax purposes. It’s estimated…

Media Controversy Rages in Mobile Alabama Over Oil Storage Tanks

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBIlE, Ala. – While the national news is rife with stories about the death of the Keystone XL Pipeline out west, the ongoing climate talks in Paris and the low price of oil internationally, a local petroleum industry front group and the politicians…