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Or “just us”? A little over a week ago, a 23-year-old construction worker in the Bronx named Jeff Rivera got in an argument with his wife, from whom he is separated. During the argument, he struck her door, pushing in the screen. Rivera was arrested and brought to court, where he was charged with criminal […]

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Wolf Blitzer is such a putz: Bookmark It

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The thing I used to love about Philly was how affordable it was. Not now! The rents are going much, much higher and my nightmare is that I’ll have to move back to the suburbs. Nice to see at least one major city doing something about it: Berlin has become the first city in Germany […]

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I’m sure more than a few of us can relate, yes? I once lost a whole truck over a few hundred bucks. It had been towed, and when I called the company they told me they’d need a few hundred dollars for the fee. I didn’t have a few hundred dollars. So I told them […]

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King vs. Burwell… ugh. In observing the events of this case against the ACA; I just keep asking my self, “How did this challenge get this far?” The case was spearheaded by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a conservative “think tank” that recruited, in my mind, some pretty weak plaintiffs for the case. Here is David […]

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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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