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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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If it wasn’t for these worker visas, employers might have to pay a living wage and provide safe working conditions! Can’t have that: NEW ORLEANS—Yesterday, a jury awarded over $14 million in damages to the plaintiffs of David v. Signal International, the first of a series of lawsuits that together constitute one of the largest […]

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Paul Krugman tends to be more of a big-picture guy. Jared Bernstein is very good at diving into the nuts and bolts of economic policy and how it affects ordinary people. They can’t get much past him! First, as Marr points out, Ryan and his Republican colleagues just voted “to permanently extend an expensive small-business […]

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I’m trying to work up enough motivation to go out and start my car so the battery doesn’t die, but it’s 0 degrees and I’m not feeling it yet. Here in the urban hellhole, when we have an extended deep freeze, our 150-year-old infrastructure starts blowing up: water mains and gas pipes. I feel for […]

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Teacher Steve Singer over at Gadfly On The Wall: As any experienced public school teacher knows, you have to satisfy a person’s basic needs before you have any chance at teaching them something new. Psychologist Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is always at the back of mind. Students must have their physical needs met first […]

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The headline — “Economic plan is a quandary for Clinton ’16” — was provocative. The lede was downright bizarre: With advice from more than 200 policy experts, Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to answer what has emerged as a central question of her early presidential campaign strategy: how to address the anger about income inequality […]

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These GOP governors are all cut from the same Koch-approved cloth: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a bill Monday prohibiting cities across the state from establishing mandatory minimum wage and employee benefits, including vacation or sick leave days. Advocates of the new law contend that efforts to increase the minimum wage across various municipalities could […]

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