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Were you one of the millions who lost your home, job or both in 2008 when the housing market crashed? It shouldn’t surprise you to discover that Donald Trump was one of the guys sitting on the sidelines waiting to profit from your misery. This happened while he was peddling his bogus Trump University courses […]

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This makes me sick: Madison — A trial over Wisconsin’s voting laws kicked off Monday with a former aide to a Republican state senator testifying that GOP senators were “giddy” over the prospect the state’s 2011 voter ID law could keep some people from voting. Todd Allbaugh, who worked at the time for then-Sen. Dale […]

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Via Pro Publica: Why do many school districts fail to meet the needs of their students? One commonly cited response is our country’s disparate school funding system: because most districts rely heavily on local property tax for funding, schools in poor districts are often left with fewer resources than schools in wealthier areas. Even though […]

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Millions of Americans live with the possibility that, at any moment, their wages or the cash in their bank accounts could be seized over an old debt. It’s an easily ignored part of America’s financial system, in part due to a common attitude that people who don’t pay their debts deserve what’s coming to them. […]

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Don’t kid yourself. This is happening in every state now: Five New Mexico state workers admitted last week that they denied food assistance to needy families after being pressured by superiors. According to KTRK, five workers at the state’s Human Services department told a federal court that they falsified records to claim that families applying […]

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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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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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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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I’ll update with details when I have them. Just in: Criminal charges coming Wednesday in Flint water crisis https://t.co/YvF52pHV5N — SPLC (@splcenter) April 20, 2016 UPDATE: I read somewhere later that the D.A. is doing this as a stunt, but we’ll see. 2ND UPDATE: Here it is. FLINT, MI – Felony and misdemeanor charges have […]

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Oh yes, I remember this. I remember thinking I would never file a rape complaint, because who ever believes women? I still remember the night Nicole Simpson was killed, and telling my editor we should save a spot on the front page, because the AP wire said the cops wanted to talk to OJ. He […]

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