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Panama Papers reveal tip of an iceberg of shady dealings

The Norwich Bulletin By Scott Deshefy April 15, 2016 Thomas Jefferson stressed, “I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the republic than the people themselves,” and education their key to discretion. The majority, however, has lost its right to decision-making to a privileged few, a black hole of affluence concentrating wealth and capital within its pull. By placing price tags on Democrat and Republican lapels, a new American aristocracy adds to our tax burden by sidestepping theirs. And they’re not alone. A recent anonymous release of 11.5 million documents belonging to Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law…


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Finding a Cure for Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s Health Care Plans

Truthdig by Margaret Flowers and Jill Stein January 22, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s recent attack on Sen. Bernie Sanders for his advocacy of single-payer health plan has brought the health care crisis into the spotlight. We are both physicians who have a long history of working on health policy. While the two Democratic candidates offer proposals that are very different from each other, we see that neither is calling out health care privatization as the fatal flaw in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Clinton argues we can simply expand the Affordable Care Act to achieve universal coverage, which we view as…