Tuesday, 19 September 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • To Make Our Democracy Functional, We Must Confront Economic Inequality

    By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout | Interview

    An activist raises a fist to a crowd during a Fast Food Workers' Strike on May 15, 2014, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo: Joe Brusky)An activist raises a fist to a crowd during a fast-food workers' strike on May 15, 2014, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo: Joe Brusky)

    The United States is a plutocratic disaster. In this exclusive interview for Truthout, renowned political scientist Larry Bartels, author of the already classic work Unequal Democracy, provides a sweeping look at the state of our dysfunctional society.

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  • Are Hazardous Vapors Seeping Into Your Home?

    Are Hazardous Vapors Seeping Into Your Home?

    By Lynne Peeples, Ensia | News Analysis

    When Jane Horton bought her dream 800-square-foot farmhouse in 1975, she thought little of the semiconductor manufacturing plant across the street. Even after the company's buildings were demolished and a chain-link fence went up around the campus, she still had no knowledge of the toxic dangers lurking beneath her feet -- let alone of the fact that they were invading her home.

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  • Demanding Affordable Medicines: Lessons From Maryland's Law Against Price Gouging

    Demanding Affordable Medicines: Lessons From Maryland's Law Against Price Gouging

    By Lucas Allen, Truthout | Report

    Rather than wait for a Big Pharma-controlled president and Congress to provide relief on exploitative drug pricing, states should follow Maryland's example. Using grassroots organizing, Maryland residents were successful in pressuring state legislators to pass HB 631.

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