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Texas bans capitalism

The Texas state school board has erased "capitalism" from the social studies curriculum and substituted "free enterprise," since "capitalism" is only used by "liberal" professors.

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Obama halts offshore drilling

President Obama announced today that he is extending a moratorium on deepwater oil drilling permits, and said the BP explosion showed the need to transition to a green economy.

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Single-payer health care in health care overhaul law?

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Is single-payer government-run health care - a key cause for 21 international unions and 500 other labor organizations and a bugaboo for the health insurers and the Radical Right - in the massive health care overhaul Congress approved on party-line votes and President Barack Obama signed?

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Minority, women farmers’discrimination suits nears settlement

U.S. government discrimination against minority farmers and women will be a thing of the past if the Obama administration has anything to say about it.

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BP oil rig disaster is big setback for Big Oil

This week brought new revelations about the "cozy relationship" between the oil industry and government officials, and about deregulation's role in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

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Police chiefs slam Arizona anti-immigrant law

Police chiefs from 10 major U.S. cities, including Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., expressed strong disapproval of Arizona's anti-immigrant law today, May 26 in a meeting with US Attorney General Eric Holder.

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Highlights from CPUSA’s 29th Convention, includes video

I had the great pleasure of attending the 29th National Convention of the Communist Party USA this past weekend in New York.

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Homeless tent cities grow in the West

Ira Birkenfeld works with homeless people in Reno, Nevada.

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Calif. Assembly honors Japanese American civil liberties fighter

OAKLAND, Calif. - Almost seven decades after young Fred Korematsu was arrested for defying orders to relocate to an internment camp during World War II, the California Assembly last week passed a bill to recognize his Jan. 30 birthday as "Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties."

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Bluegrass or Blue Dog State? 2010 Kentucky primaries

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- On May 18, the U.S. Senate primary elections took place in Kentucky.

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