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The people who are helping to dismantle the Philadelphia School District, that is: When Superindentent Hite was brought to Philadelphia, his purpose was clear: enact the Boston Consulting Group’s plan for the School District of Philadelphia. This plan detailed the closing of dozens of schools in the district and a following reorganization of what was […]

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The netroots were all a-twitter over this Saturday: Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley arrived at the annual Netroots Nation convention hoping to impress some of the party’s most influential liberal activists. Things didn’t exactly go as planned. Demonstrators protesting cases of police brutality and the treatment of black Americans by law enforcement […]

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Groundbreaking news

This is, as Joe Biden would say, a big fucking deal: WASHINGTON — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that existing civil rights law bars sexual orientation-based employment discrimination — a groundbreaking decision to advance legal protections for gay, lesbian, and bisexual workers. “[A]llegations of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation necessarily state […]

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No doubt you’ve heard of and seen Nate Silver. He’s the genius of statistical data who correctly predicted the last two Presidential elections and was even exactly right when he projected how 49 of the 50 states would vote in 2008. The guy is simply amazing. Now Silver is speaking out on how much more […]

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What a swell guy

Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey thinks it’s perfectly okay to let people pick on LGBTQ kids — him and almost all of the other Republican senators. Nice, huh? Remember that when he runs next year as a “moderate.” Bookmark It

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Fuck this. This isn't the EU any of us signed up for. http://t.co/sbhp1H5aAE pic.twitter.com/eIQR1o57Lf — James Mackenzie (@mrjamesmack) July 12, 2015 Meanwhile Greece's future is at least in part in the hands of actual Finnish fascists. http://t.co/bl1kLmJvhK pic.twitter.com/vhDMmOl1J3 — James Mackenzie (@mrjamesmack) July 12, 2015 My will to actively campaign to stay in EU in […]

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While campaigning Wednesday in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush described his plan to grow the economy to a local newspaper, stating that “people need to work longer hours.” ABC reported that the comment, provoked by a question about tax reform, took place during a live streamed interview. Bush told reporters that his vision for a more […]

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Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley wrote an op-ed this week for TIME magazine, and this part caught my attention: The cornerstone of American strength in the world is economic strength at home. Maintaining our security in the long run will require an economy that works for all Americans. No fighter jet or troop battalion will […]

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They absolutely need this if they want to avoid being raped and pillaged by the bankers: IOWA CITY, Iowa (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Tuesday joined calls for changes in U.S. bankruptcy laws that would enable Puerto Rico’s public entities to restructure some $72 billion in debt. In Washington, two Democratic […]

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Remember, the U.S. really wants this negotiated, because China and Russia are waiting with bailout funds if Greece leaves the EU — and they really don’t want that. So the battle continues. Ian Welsh: So: the ECB has both decided not to extend any more money to Greek banks AND appears to have increased the […]

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