Articles by: John Viall

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Our National Disgrace: 74 School Shootings Since Sandy Hook

When will the gunfire end? Seventy-four school shootings in eighteen months. This time the blood spilled out on the floor of a high school in Troutdale, Oregon.

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It’s The Anniversary Of Brown v. Board of Education: A Decision That Altered The Course Of History

It is the 50th anniversary of the unanimous decision in Brown vs The Board Of Education, which began our slow march into delivering on the promise made in our founding – that all men are created equal.

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K-12 Incorporated – Where For-Profit Schools Mean Millions

K-12 Incorporated – Where For-Profit Schools Mean Millions

Senator Lamar Alexander comes up with another plan to save American education. This one means shoveling money into the hands of for-profit schools.

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China: For American Business, A New Land Of Opportunity And Repression

U. S. business leaders discover a new land of opportunity: China! When it comes to working with communists green matters more than red. Freedom? Forget it!

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Think The W. VA Toxic Spill Is Bad? Read This History Of Environmental Fails

Think the toxic spill in West Virginia’s bad? This tree hugger’s history of massive environmental fails shows why we need regulation more than ever.

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Another Bloody Week: The Continuing Tragedy Of Guns In America

It was another bloody week in another bloody month in another bloody year in America. The problem, as always, comes down to guns in America.

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Rush Limbaugh Makes List Of ‘Most Admired People’ In New Poll

Rush Limbaugh is gloating this week. He finished ninth in a poll when Americans named the ‘most admired people’ of 2014. Hillary Clinton finished ‘last.’

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Barack Obama – Imaginary Reign Of Tyranny

The right-wing loves to insist President Barack Obama is engaged in tyranny. We look at history to explain why the right-wing is nuts.

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Colorado River Lowest In 1,300 Years; Climate Deniers Keep It Up (VIDEO)

The right-wing continues to insist there are no real threats to the environment. Meanwhile, the Colorado River runs dry, thanks to short-sighted politics.

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Bowl Season 2014: Bogus Classes For Athletes, Big Money For Schools

UNC Professor Julius Nyang’oro has been indicted in a scheme involving bogus classes for star athletes, exposing a scam with millions on the line.

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‘Good Catholic’ Sean Hannity Says ‘Marxist’ Pope Is Wrong (VIDEO)

Sean Hannity can’t believe Pope Francis wants to help the poor. Rush Limbaugh calls Francis’ recent comments pure Marxism and Hannity agrees.

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Capitalists Love What The Right Doesn’t Notice – Capitalists Love Communism!

Capitalists Love What The Right Doesn’t Notice – Capitalists Love Communism!

President Obama shook Raul Castro’s hand. The right-wing went nuts. American businesses routinely grease communist hands. Capitalists love communism!

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A Short (Sarcastic) History Of Marriage Equality In The United States

A Short (Sarcastic) History Of Marriage Equality In The United States

If you’ve been following the news you know Thanksgiving will be tense at Dick Cheney’s house this year. In fact, his daughters are not speaking to each other. The point of contention? Marriage equality. More specifically, Liz Cheney wants to be elected the next U. S. Senator from deep red Wyoming […]

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Maryland College Decides To Invest In Bulletproof Whiteboards

Maryland College Decides To Invest In Bulletproof Whiteboards

To combat the threat of gun violence a Maryland college purchases bulletproof whiteboards for professors. Congress does nothing about school shootings.

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Another school shooting shatters a typical school day. This time the killing takes place in Nevada. Will your community's schools be next?
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Fifteenth School Shooting Of 2013 Rocks Sparks Middle School

   (PHOTO) Once again an ordinary American school day ended in a cacophony of gunfire. Once again all the guns in the world don’t seem to make America’s students and teachers safer. Once again the gun lobby will refuse to admit even simple truths. Well, let me be the first […]

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Prescription drug prices in the U. S. continue to soar. Pharmaceutical companies deploy armies of lobbyists and lawyers, and pile up $270 billion in sales. Image: Chris Potter @ Flickr

Drug Companies Pile Up $270 Billion In Annual Sales: Prescription Drug Prices Continue To Skyrocket

Prescription drug prices soar in 2012! Drug company lobbyists thrilled. Perhaps you have noticed; prescription drug prices continue to soar. Last year, generics were up 5.3%. Brand name drug costs rose 25%. You remember getting a 25% raise last year at work, don’t you? No? Well, if you want to […]

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How Low Can These Idiots Go? Popularity Of The Republican Party Takes Dramatic Plunge

How Low Can These Idiots Go? Popularity Of The Republican Party Takes Dramatic Plunge

Hard-working conservative crazies help GOP attain new lows–still have plans to sink farther–and Popularity of the Republican Party tanks.

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Only In Texas: Right-Wingers Want New Biology Textbook To Sound Just Like Genesis

This Texas education panel’s looking into creationist biology text books. Why not apply the Bible to other school subjects as well?

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Tea Party To Organize Awards Ceremony In Honor Of American Business Heroes

Imagine it, the Tea Party holding a ceremony to honor businessmen and business women, not to mention scam artists, swindlers and crooks – the Pinto Awards.

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Pope Francis Attacks “Savage Capitalism”

After a stunning epiphany, Pope Francis chucked his prepared remarks and spoke from the heart to a crowd of 20,000 unemployed workers.

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