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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

You know, I’m not surprised: When hacker collective Guardians of Peace broke into Sony’s servers on November 24, hundreds of thousands of the entertainment network’s private emails became public. Reporters discovered emotional conversations between executives, plans for upcoming movies, and now, evidence of the gender pay gap in Hollywood. In an email dated December 5, […]

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Photo by Ashley L. Conti, Bangor Daily News Stories like this make me so sad. When a plant closes, the ripple effects in a community are devastating. If only we had some kind of sane trade policy that prevented foreign nations from putting places like this out of business: BUCKSPORT, Maine — Some came out […]

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But he did! ALBANY — The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, ending years of uncertainty by concluding that the controversial method of extracting gas from deep underground could contaminate the state’s air and water and pose inestimable public-health risks. “I cannot support high volume hydraulic fracturing […]

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We don’t see this happen too often, we should pay attention: CHARLESTON, WV –Four owners and managers of Freedom Industries have been indicted and charged with federal violations of the Clean Water Act for failing to operate the company in an environmentally sound manner, resulting in the chemical leak that contaminated the drinking water of […]

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No one really gives a shit about ordinary people’s concerns anymore: (Reuters) – For the past 18 months, Americans from Albany to Oregon have voiced growing alarm over the rising number of oil-laden freight trains coursing through their cities, a trend they fear is endangering public safety. In at least a handful of places, the […]

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Yep. Microsoft and other cloud services are furious that U.S. surveillance is ruining their overseas business: Microsoft’s fight against the US position that it may search its overseas servers with a valid US warrant is getting nasty. Microsoft, which is fighting a US warrant that it hand over e-mail to the US from its Ireland […]

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What could possibly be wrong with allowing high-spending right-wing billionaires to dictate what’s taught to high school kids? Public high school students in North Carolina will be taught from a lesson plans and worksheets prepared by a organization closely tied to the billionaire Koch brothers, if the state’s Department of Public Instruction gets its way. […]

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Oh, if only Ed Rendell cared as much about the working class as he does about the Eagles: TRENTON — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell unleashed on Gov. Chris Christie’s football preferences on the radio today, calling New Jersey’s executive “pathetic” for being a Dallas Cowboys fan. Rendell, a former two-term governor and former Philadelphia […]

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Geeze, they’re not even subtle anymore. If there was any doubt that the fox was in the henhouse, this little episode has clarified things considerably, am I right? Think about this: The president of the United States and unindicted criminal Jamie Dimon were working together to push a bill that will bail out Wall Street’s […]

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Party at Jamie Dimon’s house! Looks like this thing passed the House. Goes to Senate now. pic.twitter.com/EY0HKuYsex — GovExec (@GovExec) December 12, 2014 Never bet against torturers or Wall Street. — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 12, 2014 And the conservative/Libertarian base is all excited because nothing says conservative small gov like another Wall St bailout. […]

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