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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

Comcast Sent Man a $300 Bill, Even Though His Home Burned Down That Comcast! Always going out of its way to demonstrate how much it hates…er…”values” its customers. Yes, nothing says “we appreciate your business” quite like sending someone a cable bill after they lost their home. Yep, Comcast sent a guy a $300 bill […]

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In this story about what a Republican in the White House does to workers: One privatization story that literally “hits home” is the story of the people who work in the home of our federal government, the U.S. Capitol. In 2008 the U.S. Senate “saved money” by privatizing its food services. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein […]

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Not a good sign: Japan’s Economy Minister Akira Amari has said he is resigning amid corruption allegations. Mr Amari unexpectedly made the announcement at a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday. But he again denied personally receiving bribes from a construction company, as had been alleged by a Japanese magazine. The development will be seen […]

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This is a fair take; I happen to be of the opinion that getting Democrats to vote in every election is a much more effective and immediate fix than anything else on the table, but I could be wrong: One final thing Hillary cannot say, but which many Democrats intuitively grasp, is that her nomination […]

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The New York Review of Books has an interesting piece by David Maraniss: I grew up in Wisconsin during the 1960s, when Lombardi’s Packers were winning five championships in nine seasons, and later wrote a biography of him, which might explain why, although baseball is my preferred game, the Packers are my favorite team in […]

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For three months, the Los Angeles area has been dealing with a gas leak that’s the worst environmental catastrophe since British Petroleum’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Due to the explosive nature of the leak, there is no comforting end in sight. the gas leak is spewing tons of methane into the environment […]

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God, I hate Republicans. They just can’t allow anything good to happen, people might get ideas: Although Nevada is one of the sunniest places in the world, there has recently been a dark cloud hovering over the rooftop solar industry in the state. Just before Christmas, Nevada’s public utility commission (PUC) gave the state’s only […]

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While people are yelling about breaking up the banks, it seems that at least some of them are doing it themselves: The operative question for the country’s largest financial firms is increasingly whether the government has made it too expensive to be big. On Tuesday, insurer MetLife Inc. became the second major firm in the […]

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I’m sure there was no connection! (CNN)The state of Florida is putting thousands of children with heart defects at risk, a group of cardiac doctors say, because of a change in policy that came after Tenet Healthcare contributed $200,000 to Florida Republicans. In a widely publicized investigation in June, CNN revealed that a program at […]

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PHILADELPHIA — The owner of The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com has donated the news organizations to a newly created media institute, the core of a complicated transaction designed to ensure that quality journalism endures in Philadelphia for generations. The move places the region’s dominant news-gatherers under the auspices of the nonprofit Philadelphia […]

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