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How Is Washington Still Not Talking About Poverty?

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Charles Pierce, Esquire

In a truly sane and civil democracy, the fact that the alleged party of the people spent almost a flat year arguing over precisely how miserable it could make the lives of the destitute without surrendering any political advantage would be cause for extraordinary outrage and (maybe) even some electoral consequences down the line.

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Socialists Made Strong Showing on Election Day

By Editors' Choice

By Ned Resnikoff, MSNBC

It’s a far cry from a revolution, but socialists had a surprisingly strong showing in two city council races on Election Day, November 5. In Seattle, Kshama Sawant picked up 46% of the vote while challenging 15-year Democratic incumbent Richard Conlin. And in Minneapolis, Ty Moore is only 131 votes behind Democratic candidate Alondra Cano.

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