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Time for them all to come clean about their education “reform” agenda: The National Education Association, the largest U.S. labor union, is pushing to make public schools a front-burner domestic issue throughout the 2016 presidential race, union leaders said Wednesday. “We have 3 million members who want desperately to know what the candidates have to […]

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When I think of Paul Ryan, I think of this. Freedom to become a pauper, freedom to hurry up and die! Digby says: So Paul Ryan is out there instructing states not to set up state exchanges if the Supremes knock down the federal exchange subsidies. He said he’s been assured that Justice Alito will […]

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I know we’re all inundated with donation requests, but I always give to the water charities. It’s too basic to ignore: Half a million babies die in their first month of life from preventable deaths in unclean hospitals and clinics across the world, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and […]

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Oh, here we go with the block grants again! Not that that some Democrats don’t try to chip away at Social Security and Medicare, but in general, voting for Democrats is still a reasonably good strategy for protecting the safety net: WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans now in charge of Congress offer their budget blueprint this […]

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First of all, George Mason is a wingnut school whose economic programs are funded by the usual suspects. The other point (one which Michael Hiltzik hints at but doesn’t address directly) is that the Social Security disability system is not meant to deny eligible claims simply to fit the budgetary wishes of Congress. Either you’re […]

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Towns will do anything to harass homeless people now. This is one of the more egregious examples I’ve seen, taking place in Portland, Oregon: This past July, a homeless Portland woman was charged with third-degree theft when she plugged her cellphone charger into an outlet on a sidewalk planter box in Old Town. Cases in […]

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Millionaire healthcare fraud Gov. Rick Scott doesn’t give a shit about the uninsured — because he can’t squeeze any profit from them: In case there’s anyone left who thinks Scott cares if even more Floridians die without health insurance, this quote from Scott in the New York Times should clear that right up for you. […]

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I was working on the mayoral race when I was shocked to find out that city jails were filled with harmless offenders who couldn’t afford to pay even a $100 fine. It’s disgusting, and it’s un-American. I’m glad that Georgia is taking some steps to reduce the financial penalties for poor people caught in the […]

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I’ve seen this so clearly, both in myself and my friends: Long periods of unemployment drain our bank accounts and weaken the economy. New research suggests extended joblessness could also dampen our personalities. And that can make it harder to find more work. A study published this month in the Journal of Applied Psychologyexamined a sample […]

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