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Category Archive for 'Class War'

Were you one of the millions who lost your home, job or both in 2008 when the housing market crashed? It shouldn’t surprise you to discover that Donald Trump was one of the guys sitting on the sidelines waiting to profit from your misery. This happened while he was peddling his bogus Trump University courses […]

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Not for contractors, of course, but for a lot of people: The Obama administration will unveil a new rule Wednesday that would make millions of middle-income workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that delivers a long-sought victory for labor groups. The regulations, which were last updated more than a decade ago, would let full-time […]

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This makes me sick: Madison — A trial over Wisconsin’s voting laws kicked off Monday with a former aide to a Republican state senator testifying that GOP senators were “giddy” over the prospect the state’s 2011 voter ID law could keep some people from voting. Todd Allbaugh, who worked at the time for then-Sen. Dale […]

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Via Pro Publica: Why do many school districts fail to meet the needs of their students? One commonly cited response is our country’s disparate school funding system: because most districts rely heavily on local property tax for funding, schools in poor districts are often left with fewer resources than schools in wealthier areas. Even though […]

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Presidential candidates from both parties swept through my state last month, stumping about the need to bring more factory jobs to Ohio and across the country. They forgot to mention one thing: Many of the new factory jobs that politicians celebrate at ribbon cuttings across the country pay barely more than what you find at […]

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Here’s a little something I wrote back in 2013 that still applies: “I don’t care if you fuck an elephant, just so long as you don’t cover the circus.” — Abe Rosenthal, with a quote made famous after he fired a New York Times reporter who was sleeping with one of her sources. It boils […]

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Donald Trump just lost a delegate. White supremacist leader William Johnson has resigned as a Donald Trump delegate to the Republican National Convention after campaign officials blamed his nomination on a “database error.” “They don’t need the baggage that came along with my signing up as a delegate,” said Johnson, according to the Washington Post. […]

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During the worst of the recession, employers demanded workers with multiple skill sets because they wanted to replace two workers with one. Now they’re bitching: In a separate report, the National Federation of Independent Business said small businesses continued to report a shortage of qualified workers to fill job openings, with some saying they had […]

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But a lot of the same people think the idea of everyone carrying guns is acceptable, too. Via Think Progress: Colorado Springs will pay back destitute people it illegally jailed because they couldn’t pay court fines, the city announced Thursday. The city will also discontinue its debtor’s prison policy, which violated both the U.S. Constitution […]

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By new EU austerity measures: During the debate, opposition parties argued pension cuts and tax hikes would prove recessionary, dealing another blow to a population fatigued by years of austerity. “The measures will be a tombstone for growth prospects,” said Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of the conservative New Democracy party which leads in opinion polls. Tsipras […]

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