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Category Archive for 'Fuck the Poor'

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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What a bully denies loudest, they generally fear most. As you can tell from the above video, Donald Trump is clearly scared to death that lawsuits against ‘Trump University’ will derail his presidential ambitions. Otherwise, why would he bother making veiled threats, telling bald-faced lies, and spinning facts to his advantage like this? Start with […]

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In the Supreme Court hearing on new Texas abortion laws: Seconds after Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller began to speak Wednesday morning, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg zeroed in on the “undue burden” question—quickly and mercilessly knocking Keller off balance and setting the tone for the rest of his nearly 40 minutes at the lectern. Ginsburg […]

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Many people don’t “get” Donald Trump’s appeal, ascribing it to his racist, xenophobic talk. But there is another factor, a very strong one, and we had best pay attention. Trump is tapping into an economic anxiety felt by many, many Americans. Our trade policies are at the root of this anxiety, and Trump knows it […]

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Media in Gaza reported on Friday that a Palestinian fell to his death from the sixth floor of a building in Rafah in the southern Strip. Less than 24 hours later, reports emerged to the effect that the man, who was in his 20s, had committed suicide. A week earlier, a 33-year-old Palestinian, a resident […]

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