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The terrorist group that the American media never talks about: Numerous sources in Israel-Palestine are reporting that an Israeli settler ran over two young Palestinian girls with a car, killing 5-year-old Enas Shawkat and injuring the other, in a terrorist attack at a kindergarten in the occupied West Bank today, near Ramallah. The exact details […]

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I have to admit, I didn’t even bother reading the article praising Obama when that issue came in the mail — because Krugman, of all people, should know better. (Once Matt Taibbi left, I figured Jann Wenner would have to justify the magazine’s all-out push for Obama in the 2007 primaries.) Turns out I wasn’t […]

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What is the big fucking deal? People are poor now, more people than ever. Yes, they have jobs — shitty jobs. Most likely, more than one job, which might make it look better than it is. People are killing themselves, running just to stay afloat. Do they want medals? Fuck these cheerleaders, the people in […]

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I will never, ever understand the way conservatives think, not in a million years: Prosecutors in Charleston, South Carolina are arguing that the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law doesn’t apply in the case of domestic abuse victims who strike out against people they live with. You see, it’s for intruders, and it really wouldn’t be […]

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She occasionally gives a million or two to pet causes, the way you or I might give a dollar to a panhandler. How nice: Alice Walton, an heir to the Walmart fortune, is worth $35 billion. Today, a lot of poor people stood outside her house and yelled at her. Those poor people were Walmart […]

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Because they’re job creators and it’s God’s will, of course: For the second year in a row, America’s richest 14 individuals made more from their annual investments than the $80 billion provided for people in need of food. Nearly half of the food-deprived are children. Perversely, the food stamp program was CUT because of a […]

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Judges won’t uphold crazily restrictive non-competes like this, so I imagine Jimmy John’s just wants to make workers think they have no other options. Joke’s on them — I’ll bet most workers sign it without reading it: If you’re considering working at a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop, you may want to read the fine print […]

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Typical Village mentality: The substance of Panetta’s foreign-policy critique is arguably half-baked, for reasons outlined by Peter Beinart, Kevin Drum, and Daniel Larison. Panetta’s reflexively hawkish assumptions strike me as unsupported and reckless. But if the man believes that President Obama is making poor decisions on matters as grave as war—and that his experience and […]

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With Thomas Frank: That’s right. Regulatory capture, this is an old problem. I was writing about it, obviously, in the Bush days. But President Obama had a golden opportunity when he came in to change the system and I just don’t feel like it has changed, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aside. I mean, are […]

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The missing piece that economist and former White House advisor Jared Bernstein knows and is too nice to say, is that the Powers That Be set out to deliberately suppress wages, to the point where hiring an engineer in America won’t cost any more than hiring one in Pakistan. But I’m not that nice, so […]

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