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Category Archive for 'Class War'

Good take on the politics behind the scenes in Israel and Gaza, and why Netanyahu never wanted a peace agreement. Netanyahu could have chosen a different path.2 He could have used the reconciliation to reinforce Abbas’s position and further destabilize Hamas. He could, in recognition of the agreement, have encouraged Egypt to open its border […]

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Is this a secret? This so-called “recovery” is fake, just like extend-and-pretend policies Obama approved for the banks. If the banks had been held accountable and cleaned up, we’d have a real recovery by now: Think your money’s not going very far this year? It’s not your imagination. According to new research by the Economic […]

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Ivy League grads, reproducing themselves!

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I was telling Swamp Rabbit about my Labor Day Weekend trip to Atlantic City, where three casinos are closing and more than 5,700 casino workers are being laid off over the next two weeks. “Closed” stickers were slapped onto the Showboat’s front doors by security personnel at 3 p.m. yesterday. Just like that, 2,100 people […]

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Yay

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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