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Category Archive for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

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But I’m sure Gov. Corbett would never do anything that might put people at risk, right? Ha ha, just kidding! A report released by human rights groups in Pennsylvania on Tuesday questions whether cancer rates and other serious health ailments among inmates at a maximum security state prison are connected to an adjacent coal waste […]

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Chris Hedges on the last gasp of climate change liberals: The climate change march in New York on Sept. 21, expected to draw as many as 200,000 people, is one of the last gasps of conventional liberalism’s response to the climate crisis. It will take place two days before the actual gathering of world leadersin New York called […]

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A homeless handicapped woman and a service dog? Yeah, I can see why he felt threatened: For eight months, Diane Smith says she has been panhandling near the Highway 65 off ramp on Hubbell Avenue without any problems. That is until recently, when the 50-year-old says she was attacked by a Polk County Deputy, who […]

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Fattah isn’t exactly renowned for his engagement with policy, although he does have the very occasional good idea — he’s more famous for ducking out of work to play golf. Lots of rumors like this dogged his long tenure and it looks like this may catch up to him: A longtime aide and political adviser […]

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Yay

So many companies use this nasty trick, and I’m really glad they ruled against them. Let’s see if it goes to SCOTUS: A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that 2,300 drivers working for FedEx Corp. in California were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. As a result, the company may owe its drivers hundreds […]

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See no evil

Yeah, I remember when people insisted a constitutional lawyer in the White House would put a stop to things like this. Good times!

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Isn’t this thoughtful? Pop quiz, teachers: Would you like to inject a strong dose of libertarianism into the curriculum you take back to school this fall? If you answered yes, then a Koch-funded think tank has exactly what you need. And it won’t cost you or your school a penny. The EDvantage, a project of […]

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This is the kind of sleazy crap that happens when you have cities scraping for money — they decide to take advantage of the vulnerable: Philadelphia law enforcement has transformed a once obscure legal process into a racket that treats Americans as little more than ATMs. Every year, the city collectsalmost $6 million in revenue from […]

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Working for one of these for-profit schools was the most disgusting experience I’ve ever had. It made me feel slimy.

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