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Why cutting public pensions will not lower your property taxes.

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Poor doors!

Because God forbid the worthies might brush shoulders with the poors! The push to ban “poor doors”—entrances that spare market-rate tenants from being forced to share an entrance with their less fortunate neighbors—wasn’t quick enough to stop the glass-bound luxury condo at 40 Riverside Boulevard. The Post reports that developer Extell has the green light from the HPD to construct […]

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I argue with people about boycotting this company all this time. They do love their Sodastreams, but the company is in an illegal settlement that was stolen from the Palestinians. They employed Palestinians, true — but not anymore: Sodastream, which makes soda machines for home use, fired 60 Palestinian workers this month from its plant […]

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It’s our responsibility, as moral human beings, to bear witness to these shameless atrocities. To remember, and to speak out. Here’s Amira Hass writing in Haaretz: I’m fed up with lying to myself – as if I could remotely, by phone, gather the information necessary to report on what the journalists located there are reporting […]

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Charges dropped

Yeah, I remember when Bill Clinton’s welfare reform bill included funding for daycare, and then the Republicans chipped away until there was nothing left. So tired of people criminalizing poor women for making the best of awful circumstances: PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona prosecutors will drop child abuse charges against a woman who generated nationwide attention […]

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So I know he won’t apologize for this Sometimes Bill Maher says some smart, insightful things, but he’s frequently dead wrong on politics. He loves to pontificate, but he won’t work hard enough to get it right. (In other words, he’s no John Oliver.) He’s a guy who ridicules religious extremism but sounds like the […]

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This time, for disability coverage: Issa’s implication is that almost all the applicants approved by these judges are unworthy. He’s hoping to shock taxpayers by stating that between 2005 and 2013, the judges “placed over 3.2 million people on federal disability programs at a total cost of nearly one trillion dollars.” There’s a good lesson […]

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Happy Bastille Day

Judy Collins:

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Here’s a surprise

Always happy to have this happen, but it won’t be in time for 2014: A Florida Circut County Court has struck down the state’s congressional map and ordered a redrawing of district lines. In his 41-page ruling issued Thursday evening, Judge Terry Lewis writes that the map drawn by the GOP-controlled legislature for the 2012 […]

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What would it take to make that happen here? Up to 2 million public sector workers participated in strike action on Thursday in a massive coordinated action against ‘poverty pay’, attacks on pensions, heavy workloads and workplace safety. Picket lines were manned by trade unionist and supporters nationwide outside courts, council offices, job centers and […]

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