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Category Archive for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

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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And apparently, they’re not even moving their headquarters to avoid taxes, as first thought. It’s to appease Canadian regulators: Updated, 8:45 a.m. | Burger King Worldwide agreed on Tuesday to buy the Canadian restaurant chain Tim Hortons for about $11.4 billion, creating one of the biggest fast-food operations in the world – with a little […]

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David Dayen warns that Big Shitpile was never really fixed and that all the “extend and pretend” programs propping it up are about to run out. Wheee! Go read the whole thing, of course: We are nearly eight years removed from the beginnings of the foreclosure crisis, with over five million homes lost. So it […]

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So the “Just Us” Department is really, really good at going after medical marijuana users, but not so good at enforcing laws that might upset powerful special interest groups — and not just Wall Street! One of the reasons we don’t have data on police use of excessive force is because compiling this information relies […]

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