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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

And yet, no one in power seems to have learned anything at all — because insiders never criticize other insiders! WASHINGTON — The violent ambitions of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have been condemned across the world: in Europe and the Middle East, by Sunni nations and Shiite ones, and by sworn enemies […]

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So here we have biblical values in practice: Daphne Richards was a full-time manager at a Colorado Chick-fil-A when she received a breast cancer diagnosis in May. She took leave for a double mastectomy and when she had been cleared to return to work, she was shocked when management told her she was being demoted: […]

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Yes, that Erskine Bowles. Of “Fix The Debt” and the Simpson-Bowles team that was trying to make a deal to cut our Social Security? Uh huh.

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(Thanks, Ron.) Man, this stuff pisses me off: What started as a short YouTube video and a couple of local news interviews about a Texas landowner being able to light his water on fire has ballooned into a free speech fight that’s being closely watched by anti-fracking activists across the country. Steve Lipsky has complained […]

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#Lobsterboat Trial criminal charges for Jay O'Hara and Ken Ward dropped to civil fine. Celebratin' time. pic.twitter.com/bR8lfpTOsU — Sarah Moon (@Sarahrmoon) September 8, 2014 When a DA actually seeks justice instead of a win: Bristol Massachusetts District Attorney Samuel Sutter gave an usual explanation for dropping charges against two environmental activists who had blocked a […]

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I spent much of my day in the hospital yesterday, getting my sinuses evaluated. (I have to admit, I was thrilled when getting a CAT scan was as simple as walking over to the next office.) The verdict? They’re perfectly clear! I thought I had another sinus tumor, because I had the same symptoms as […]

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I’m beginning to think that they really do want a revolution, or they wouldn’t keep doing shit like this, right? The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to waive sanctions against Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE:AG) that would prevent it from managing pension money in the wake of the bank pleading guilty to criminal charges. […]

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It’s always the lower-level traders and not the systemic fraud that crashed the economy. This is peanuts compared to what the big Wall Street banks pulled in on mortgage fraud and the related derivatives. So why aren’t the Jamie Dimons of the world on trial? I think we all know why: NEW YORK (AP) — […]

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Climate scientists say we’re past the point of prevention, and should be working on mitigating the worst effects of climate change. Which makes me wonder: Doesn’t that same thinking apply to our political system as well? Everything is so thoroughly corrupt, it seems like revolution is inevitable. So really, shouldn’t we be talking about how […]

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TLC

Sure would be nice if these daycare centers were tightly regulated and regularly inspected, huh? But after all, this IS Texas: A Texas child care center accused of duct-taping children to mats at nap time also withheld water from children to avoid frequent diaper changes, according to an investigation by the state’s regulatory agency for […]

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