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Category Archive for 'Class War'

The country of Vietnam wants to make baby formula more affordable for its citizens. American trade negotiators think that’s a bad idea. The measures are among more than a dozen public interest policies adopted by governments involved in talks for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that the U.S. considers “barriers to trade,” according to the latest […]

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What would Jesus do, Sam? You self-righteous piece of shit: A dollar bill is a special kind of thing. You can keep it as long as you like. You can pay for things with it. No one will ever charge you a fee. No one will ask any questions about your credit history. And other […]

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Republicans want to pay for an assistance program for workers whose jobs are lost through TPP by… taking the money out of Medicare! Nice! Michael Hiltzik of the L.A. Times explains: Medicare means many things to many people. To seniors, it’s a program providing good, low-cost healthcare at a stage in life when it’s most […]

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I just love when the cable TV bobbleheads hear something other than bullshit talking points. Go, Bernie! To prepare Americans for middle class jobs, Sanders said that he had “introduced legislation that would make public college tuition free.” “Where’s the money going to come from?” Blitzer wondered. “A tax on Wall Street speculation, and that’s […]

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This is a BBC documentary about Philadelphia’s high rate of violent crime. So mixed emotions: I don’t trust cops, as I’ve said before. But I don’t hate them — at least, not all of them, and not all the time. But look how they react to the suggestion that they might be hassling good guys: […]

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I know they did it, but I still can’t quite believe that “local control” Republicans apply it so sporadically: Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday signed a bill into law that prohibits cities and towns from banning an oil drilling practice known as hydraulic fracking, giving the state sole authority over oil and gas regulation. […]

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How the Kochs help the poor

So these Catholic kazillionaires wrote an op-ed last year for the Washington Post about how the teachings of Pope Francis are kinda sorta misguided, and the poor are actually best served by making large donations to the various Koch foundations, because freedom! No, I am not kidding: We support the Kochs’ efforts because they are […]

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Amen

This is what we need in order to get anything at all done. Good start! Hillary Clinton told a group of her top fundraisers Thursday that if she is elected president, her nominees to the Supreme Court will have to share her belief that the court’s 2010 Citizens United decision must be overturned, according to […]

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When Kick was about 10 months old, we were out with her at restaurant. She was fussing, and I got out one of these things to feed her. She ate, shoved it away, fussed some more, and ate again, and I noticed an elderly lady at the next table giving us the side-eye. I know […]

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UPDATE: Still not enough votes in the House. Alan Grayson keeps saying it won’t pass the House. I hope he’s right, because we don’t have the votes to hold the Senate: WASHINGTON — Senate leaders reached a deal Wednesday to push ahead with votes on President Barack Obama’s trade deals. The agreement came after Democrats […]

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