Five basic points to understand how widening disparities are damaging America.

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Protests blocked Central American refugees, but city needs immigrants to thrive.
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Tax credits for Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman would cost the state dearly.
Conservative federal judges use any argument they can to kill health care reform law.
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President doesn’t let Ukraine plane shoot-down or Gaza death toll interrupt his regular schedule.

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Two seasoned California campaign strategists, one a Republican and one a Democrat, who advised a “no party prefence” candidate running for secretary of state, discuss the campaign.

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Bobby Jindal once gave a speech inspiring TV entertainer-commentator Jon Stewart to respond with satiric torture, which is to say, the speech wasn't just a little awful, but laughably awful. The other day, I saw Jindal give a speech inspiring a massive audience to a standing ovation, which is to say, it is untrue he's all substance and no show. He has the oratorical oomph to get to the Oval Office.
The following editorial appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Friday, July 18:
The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Tuesday, July 22:
A few days after Iowa's governor was spotlighted on MSNBC for declaring undocumented children from Central America unwelcome in his state, "Meet the Press" highlighted one Iowa city's plan to welcome them.
It's a revealing video.

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