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Nor Any Drop To Drink 0

Image of glass of water.  Caption:  Is the glass half-empty or half-full?  A better question might be:  Was the glass of water poured before or after the EPS scaled back federal protection of water bodies to 1986 standards?

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This Can’t Be Good 0

It’s raining Styrofoam in Charlotte, N. C.

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The Flight of the Emolument 0

Plane labeled

Via Job’s Anger.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Trumpling Puerto Rico.

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How Stuff Works, Know the Scoring Dept. 0

I stumbled over an enlightening column about how credit scores work.

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The Pusher Men 0

The Sacklers want to keep their sacks.

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How Stuff Works, Your Elected Representative Incongruously Assembled Dept. 0

Citizen:  Thank you, Senator, for hearing me out on these issues.  I know I'm just an average citizen.  Senator:  Don't be silly.  I'll do everything I can to help.  Citizen:  So you'll voter for the bill?  Senator:  Ohhh, love to, but some big industries might get a tad bit angry.  Citizen:  But you'd be doing the right thing.  Senator:  Yeah, but they give me moola.  Citizen:  So?  Senator:  So without it, I can't win reelection.  Citizen:  But who cares about reelection.  Senator:  I do.  Citizen:  But if you didn't, you could do the right thing?  Senator:  Yes.  Citizen:  No.  Citizen:  Because this is all about you.  Senator:  BINGO!  It's always exciting when you commoners figure out government.  (Final Frame)  Goat:  Since when does an average person get a meeting with a Senator?  Rat:  Yeah, it's much too hopeful.  Pig:

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Incarceration Nation 0

Bruce Lowry says, “Follow the money.”

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The Pusher Men, Now Pushing Cash 0

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“The New Gotchas” 0

Thom discusses the latest medical scam: Surprise Billing.

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“Do No Harm” 0

Caduceus with the two snakes wound about it, one of which is labeled

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The Pusher Men 0

Drug company executive in a can labeled

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The Pusher Men 0

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The Truth Is in the Labelling 0

Image:  Donald and Ivanka Trump branded products bearing

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The Fire This Time 0

Will Bunch muses on the legacy of David Koch.

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Picking the Public Purse 0

Thom explains the “Medicare disAdvantage” scam.

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How Far Will Wells Fargo? 0

Pretty damned far.

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Everyone Must Get Fracked 0

Oh, and speaking of global warming . . . .

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