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The country of Vietnam wants to make baby formula more affordable for its citizens. American trade negotiators think that’s a bad idea. The measures are among more than a dozen public interest policies adopted by governments involved in talks for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that the U.S. considers “barriers to trade,” according to the latest […]

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As much as I enjoy Jon Stewart, he doesn’t really hold a candle to John Oliver: Because Oliver always draws the line between outrageous situations and the political actors who created them. Because Oliver urges you to contact your legislators and get something done. This segment, exposing the abuses of contract farming in the chicken […]

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What would Jesus do, Sam? You self-righteous piece of shit: A dollar bill is a special kind of thing. You can keep it as long as you like. You can pay for things with it. No one will ever charge you a fee. No one will ask any questions about your credit history. And other […]

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I just love when the cable TV bobbleheads hear something other than bullshit talking points. Go, Bernie! To prepare Americans for middle class jobs, Sanders said that he had “introduced legislation that would make public college tuition free.” “Where’s the money going to come from?” Blitzer wondered. “A tax on Wall Street speculation, and that’s […]

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This is a BBC documentary about Philadelphia’s high rate of violent crime. So mixed emotions: I don’t trust cops, as I’ve said before. But I don’t hate them — at least, not all of them, and not all the time. But look how they react to the suggestion that they might be hassling good guys: […]

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How the Kochs help the poor

So these Catholic kazillionaires wrote an op-ed last year for the Washington Post about how the teachings of Pope Francis are kinda sorta misguided, and the poor are actually best served by making large donations to the various Koch foundations, because freedom! No, I am not kidding: We support the Kochs’ efforts because they are […]

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When Kick was about 10 months old, we were out with her at restaurant. She was fussing, and I got out one of these things to feed her. She ate, shoved it away, fussed some more, and ate again, and I noticed an elderly lady at the next table giving us the side-eye. I know […]

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Let’s see if we can’t hold the votes together for the next round. But yes, it was sweet: A seemingly unstoppable coalition of the powerful assembled to advance the Trans Pacific Partnership trade bill: A Democratic president aligned with the Republican majority in both chambers of Congress and the full lobbying might of Corporate America. […]

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But you probably already knew that! Also, a douchebag: In early 2013, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) surprised nearly everyone by announcing he’d changed his mind about Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act. The Republican governor had long condemned the idea, but he apparently had a change of heart. “I cannot, in good conscience, […]

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This might be one of the most maddening things I’ve ever read, and God knows, I’ve read a lot of them. May these people get what’s coming to them: With federal action expected this summer to regulate the cost of prison phone calls, the National Sheriffs’ Association announced they may “significantly limit or eliminate altogether” […]

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