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Category Archive for 'Class War'

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So many companies use this nasty trick, and I’m really glad they ruled against them. Let’s see if it goes to SCOTUS: A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that 2,300 drivers working for FedEx Corp. in California were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. As a result, the company may owe its drivers hundreds […]

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Isn’t this thoughtful? Pop quiz, teachers: Would you like to inject a strong dose of libertarianism into the curriculum you take back to school this fall? If you answered yes, then a Koch-funded think tank has exactly what you need. And it won’t cost you or your school a penny. The EDvantage, a project of […]

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It’s so appalling to me that we live in a country where the justice system goes after “crimes” like this, and yet banks and grand-scale thieves walk free. It’s just crazy, isn’t it? Madison, MN- A mother in Minnesota was charged with child endangerment after giving her son medical marijuana oil from Colorado after she had exhausted all […]

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This is the kind of sleazy crap that happens when you have cities scraping for money — they decide to take advantage of the vulnerable: Philadelphia law enforcement has transformed a once obscure legal process into a racket that treats Americans as little more than ATMs. Every year, the city collectsalmost $6 million in revenue from […]

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Working for one of these for-profit schools was the most disgusting experience I’ve ever had. It made me feel slimy.

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Long-term truce for Gaza

UPDATE: AFP reports: An anonymous Palestinian official also told AFP that the contacts working on the issue in Egypt’s capital “agreed a permanent cease-fire, a [deal to] end the blockade and a guarantee that Gaza’s demands and needs will be met.” Prior to the ceasefire’s announcement, Azzam al-Ahmed, head of the Palestinian delegation had been […]

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And apparently, they’re not even moving their headquarters to avoid taxes, as first thought. It’s to appease Canadian regulators: Updated, 8:45 a.m. | Burger King Worldwide agreed on Tuesday to buy the Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons for about $11.4 billion, creating one of the biggest fast-food operations in the world – with a little […]

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They don’t even pretend

To be logical. They just make up a cover story, and stick to it: A coroner’s report obtained exclusively by NBC News directly contradicts the police version of how a 22-year-old black man died in the back seat of a Louisiana police cruiser earlier this year — but still says the man, whose hands were […]

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David Dayen warns that Big Shitpile was never really fixed and that all the “extend and pretend” programs propping it up are about to run out. Wheee! Go read the whole thing, of course: We are nearly eight years removed from the beginnings of the foreclosure crisis, with over five million homes lost. So it […]

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