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Category Archive for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

Paul Ryan is not working for his constituents, and neither are many of his cohorts in Congress. They are working to increase the profit margins of health insurance companies, period. Speaker Ryan wants to remove the provision of the president’s signature health care legislation that prevents insurance companies from denying care to those with pre-existing […]

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I think we all relate; so many people who are struggling like this. Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency: I know what it is like to have to juggle creditors to make it through a week. I know what it is like to have to swallow my […]

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& Partners: I can tell you from personal experience over the last several months, having met with countless investors and leaders of media companies and editors and writers and technologists in the media world that there is a desperate belief that The Problem can be solved with the New Thing. And goddammit someone must have […]

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I can’t believe only one of my friends has called herself since the recession. A few of them are still teetering: Numerous studies have found a strong connection between right-wing economic policies and suicide. Recent research from sociologists David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu, for example, found that suicide rates in both the US and UK […]

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Just going to link to a few stories you should read, like this: In 1999, there were a handful of Arab flight students in SW Florida. In 2001 there were thousands. At a big AFB base in the Panhandle, a trainer told me, “It used to be Iranians. Now its all Saudis.” Were they there […]

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It’s not a done deal, but Republicans have let out one of their big strategies they’ll use against a possible Hillary Clinton presidential run – Swiftboating Benghazi. On ABC’s This Week, host George Stephanopoulos asked RNC head Reince Priebus to comment on Clinton’s new ad against Donald Trump. The 95-second video includes snippets of Mr. […]

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This story was co-published with The New Yorker. It is not subject to our Creative Commons license. In the late summer of 2009, lawyers at the Securities and Exchange Commission were preparing to bring charges in what they expected would be their first big crackdown coming out of the financial crisis. The investigators had been […]

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UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest commercial health insurer, made good on a six-month-old threat and announced Tuesday that it will pull out of Affordable Care Act exchanges in all but “a handful of states” after this year. The questions that raises are: Will that hurt? And, if so, who does it hurt? United had previously […]

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To the post-Hurricane Katrina Danziger Bridge massacre. They did it. The New Orleans police officers accused of killing and maiming innocent people on Danziger Bridge the Sunday after Hurricane Katrina? And accused of attempting to cover up their crimes by concocting a story that they were under attack? The same officers who were hailed as […]

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Ted Cruz has discovered a new retirement plan. You know there’s a law that candidates cannot spend campaign donations to benefit themselves. There’s about 174 ways around that law that I can come up with before sundown. But, in all honesty, this is the first time I’ve seen this one. Here’s how it works. Write […]

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