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Category Archive for 'Corporate Statism'

She says (and I agree) that the amount is nowhere near enough: PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia has declined to approve deals for another batch of retired players suing the NFL over concussion-linked claims. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody’s preliminary ruling Wednesday follows a similar ruling in January on the proposed $765 […]

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Wouldn’t it be nice to see some bankers go to jail? ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An official familiar with the investigation said the New York Attorney General’s Office has issued subpoenas to six firms and sent a letter to another for details about split-second stock trading and any unfair advantages. The official told The Associated […]

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Lots of political will for these babies — unlike the unemployment insurance extension that sank like a stone! An entire bundle of big-ticket special interest tax exemptions will always slide through Congress: No one in Congress really likes doing things this way, agreeing that the better approach would be to evaluate each tax break on […]

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Of course he is, the little weasel: ALBANY—Governor Andrew Cuomo will headline an education retreat next month in Lake Placid hosted by hedge-fund managers who support the Common Core standards, charter schools, mayoral control of schools, testing and student-data collection. Cuomo is the “honorary chairman” of Camp Philos, “a philosopher’s camp on education reform” presented […]

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I was just talking to a friend about this, that Obama’s fixation on the deficit meant that Americans were deprived of social services at a time when they needed them the most. I don’t want to hear any crap about how “his hands were tied.” Bullshit. He validated this wingnut bullshit every time he opened […]

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That “range war” story? Turns out it’s really about the Kochs wanting federal land. Teabaggers are chumped again! Go read. Bookmark It

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They’re so ingenious, aren’t they? There was no stronger pro-merger witness at Wednesday’s Senate hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal than University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor Christopher Yoo. A well-known professor of law, communications and information science, Yoo told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee the $45 billion merger wouldn’t jeopardize competition […]

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If I hear one more nitwit “explaining” to me that giving mortgages to brown people destroyed the economy, I will scream — especially when it was brought down by massive system fraud and de facto deregulation. Felix Salmon: Back in 2011, I asked whether the SEC was colluding with banks on CDO prosecutions. And now, thanks to […]

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Will Voters Know Who’s Funding Who by Election Time? (via Moyers & Company) Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority in Wednesday’s McCutcheon decision, noted that he sees no need for government to place restraints on individuals’ campaign spending because such information can be found “almost… Bookmark It

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Who could have predicted? Just about every DFH who tried to warn us: In a series of preliminary opinions, an international tribunal of conscience has condemned massive violations of human rights in Mexico. Now wrapping up a four-year process of evidence gathering, members of the Mexican chapter of the Permanent Peoples Tribunal (PPT) have found […]

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