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And it’ll all be fine! The stress of growing up in a poor and unstable household affects children as young as 9 years old on a genetic level, shortening a portion of their chromosomes that scientists say is a key indicator of aging and illness, according to a study released Monday. The researchers say their findings […]

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Matt Taibbi’s new book is about how the rich are never punished for their crimes. “The Divide” marks a shift in Taibbi’s tone. More Lincoln Steffens than Hunter Thompson, Taibbi drops most of the histrionics to reveal the corruption and injustice at hand. He even goes out of his way to be reasonable. He acknowledges […]

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Of course he is, the little weasel: ALBANY—Governor Andrew Cuomo will headline an education retreat next month in Lake Placid hosted by hedge-fund managers who support the Common Core standards, charter schools, mayoral control of schools, testing and student-data collection. Cuomo is the “honorary chairman” of Camp Philos, “a philosopher’s camp on education reform” presented […]

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I was just talking to a friend about this, that Obama’s fixation on the deficit meant that Americans were deprived of social services at a time when they needed them the most. I don’t want to hear any crap about how “his hands were tied.” Bullshit. He validated this wingnut bullshit every time he opened […]

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Dumping the losers

The guiding principle of the school “reform” movement.” Bookmark It

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Men and women in orange jumpsuits shuffled into the courtroom in Augusta, Georgia, their wrists and ankles bound by heavy shackles, one day in October 2012. Many had arrived there not because they had committed a new crime, but because they could not keep up with payments to the private probation company contracted to collect […]

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Robert Parry on Ukraine’s new IMF regime: It’s a safe bet that most of the Ukrainians who flooded Maidan Square in Kiev in February did not do so because they wanted the International Monetary Fund to make their lives even more miserable by slashing subsidies for heat, gutting pensions and devaluing the currency to make […]

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Kevin Hayden is one of the originals, and a helluva nice guy – maybe too nice. Always taking care of other people, and working to be a good son and father. (I’ve written about him before.) Now he’s in jail and had to make bail for driving uninsured. They’ve taken his truck. (The truck he […]

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The UN Human Rights Committee says the U.S. should stop criminalizing homeless people for being homeless, and the administration says they’re sorry, and they’ll get right on it. Haha, April Fool! Jerome Murdough, a 56-year-old, mentally-ill homeless veteran, was just trying to stay alive during a New York City cold snap when he thought he […]

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I’m pretty sure the Texas wingnuts weren’t counting on this: SAN ANTONIO (March 25, 2014) Planned Parenthood says it will build a $5 million abortion clinic in San Antonio that meets all of the strict new abortion standards adopted last year by Texas lawmakers. Planned Parenthood South Texas President and CEO Jeffrey Hons said at […]

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