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Don’t let your friends vote for Republican governors and legislators: Not a single welfare recipient or applicant has tested positive for banned drugs in a Michigan pilot program, part of the growing practice of screening beneficiaries of government assistance for drug abuse. The program, which ends on 30 September, may face renewed scrutiny in the […]

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.@Wendys, @McDonalds testing ordering kiosks. Spokesman: “It’s not specifically tied to raising the minimum wage.” https://t.co/oC6RbTvpX7 — PhillyVoice (@thephillyvoice) June 22, 2016

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Told ya: President Obama’s decision to join Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Warren in calling for expansion of Social Security is a big win for the left wing of the Democratic Party. Liberal Democrats and their allies in the labor union movement put this idea on the table several years ago to try to […]

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Charles Pierce: If there is a single, overriding lesson in the unfolding Trump University scandal, it is this: If you are the defendant in a civil trial in which you are accused of a massive and grotesque act of fraud, it’s probably best if you don’t get up in public and imply (loudly) that the […]

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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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