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http://www.latimes.com/la-me-ln-gay-pride-la-weapons-20160612-snap-story.html While gay men are often targets, let’s not forget that a classroom of kindergartners were targeted, too. That’s the horror of our national gun fetish — the entirely unpredictable nature of so much gun slaughter: Authorities in Santa Monica found possible explosives as well as assault rifles and ammunition Sunday in the car of […]

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John Oliver’s weekly 20-minute rants have a knack for seeping into the mainstream. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced new, stronger regulations on the payday loan industry, nearly two years after Oliver called them out for their predatory business model. At Oliver’s urging, viewers sent 45,000 emails to the Federal Communications Commission urging them […]

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Told ya: President Obama’s decision to join Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren in calling for expansion of Social Security is a big win for the left wing of the Democratic Party. Liberal Democrats and their allies in the labor union movement put this idea on the table several years ago to try to […]

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Charles Pierce: If there is a single, overriding lesson in the unfolding Trump University scandal, it is this: If you are the defendant in a civil trial in which you are accused of a massive and grotesque act of fraud, it’s probably best if you don’t get up in public and imply (loudly) that the […]

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They’d stop voter suppression: The Nation’s Ari Berman made this case recently, arguing that Trump stands to benefit from state laws restricting ballot access — 17 of which may impact a presidential election for the first time in 2016. One of those state laws comes out of my native Ohio, where, in 2014,Governor John Kasich’s […]

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Colorado’s GOP Chair Distancing Herself From Racist Facebook Post This is an update of our previous story on GOP Chair Linda Sorenson. You can read our initial report here. At first, Colorado GOP Chair Linda Sorenson said that a racist meme on her Facebook page that depicted President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee was only […]

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Were you one of the millions who lost your home, job or both in 2008 when the housing market crashed? It shouldn’t surprise you to discover that Donald Trump was one of the guys sitting on the sidelines waiting to profit from your misery. This happened while he was peddling his bogus Trump University courses […]

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Not for contractors, of course, but for a lot of people: The Obama administration will unveil a new rule Wednesday that would make millions of middle-income workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that delivers a long-sought victory for labor groups. The regulations, which were last updated more than a decade ago, would let full-time […]

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This makes me sick: Madison — A trial over Wisconsin’s voting laws kicked off Monday with a former aide to a Republican state senator testifying that GOP senators were “giddy” over the prospect the state’s 2011 voter ID law could keep some people from voting. Todd Allbaugh, who worked at the time for then-Sen. Dale […]

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Via Pro Publica: Why do many school districts fail to meet the needs of their students? One commonly cited response is our country’s disparate school funding system: because most districts rely heavily on local property tax for funding, schools in poor districts are often left with fewer resources than schools in wealthier areas. Even though […]

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