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March 2021 Quickie.

In our inaugural Quickie, we take a topical look at three members of the Democratic Party that are having very different experiences of late:...

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America Inc.

This week, we unf*ck the corporate attack on the system and break down the inherent evils of privatization and deregulation, the dreaded sisters of...

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Rush Limbaugh speaking into a microphone at a podium.

Rush Limbaugh.

“Great?” Oh, yes. He was great. In the broadcasting world, and in terms of his influence over a generation of politicians and other talking heads, he...

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Ayn Rand smoking and laughing. She has faint devil horns appearing on her head.

Ayn Rand Was a Dick.

In this essay of UNFTR, we unf*ck the theory of “objectivism,” a movement inspired by novelist Ayn Rand in the 1950s and talk about how it still...

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The Prosperity Doctrine.

In this essay, we trace the journey of the Christian Fundamentalist movement from its origins through to today, where millions of Americans believe...

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A large Black Lives Matter protest; visible signs say 'Black Lives Matter,' 'Fund Our Schools' and 'American Democracy Is a Hypocrisy.'


While the country wrestles with police brutality and protests, dividing between Black Lives Matter or Back the Blue, a bizarre phenomenon has been...

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Money being flushed down the toilet.


Coronavirus exposed the American budget and monetary policy as giant myths. Turns out, we can afford to pay for just about anything we want....

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