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This is a fair take; I happen to be of the opinion that getting Democrats to vote in every election is a much more effective and immediate fix than anything else on the table, but I could be wrong: One final thing Hillary cannot say, but which many Democrats intuitively grasp, is that her nomination […]

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While people are yelling about breaking up the banks, it seems that at least some of them are doing it themselves: The operative question for the country’s largest financial firms is increasingly whether the government has made it too expensive to be big. On Tuesday, insurer MetLife Inc. became the second major firm in the […]

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This is an interesting approach, I think. I doubt it’ll work, but it’s certainly interesting. And Gary Gensler is an honest-to-good Wall Street reformer, so I’m inclined to respect him: Davenport, Iowa (CNN)—Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign sought to turn a potential liability into a strength on Monday, goading rival Bernie Sanders into a fight ahead […]

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Yeah, fuck that shit. This is stupid, and Hillary Clinton should stop talking/thinking like this. It’s not 1990.

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Bernie Sanders is speaking live at Georgetown University on Democratic Socialism and how to defeat ISIS. Watch the live stream below: Full text of the speech, as posted by the Sanders campaign: In his inaugural remarks in January 1937, in the midst of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt looked out at the nation […]

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Scott Walker went right back to Wisconsin to do some really unthinkable things: The Koch-backed measures to eviscerate Wisconsin’s limits on money in elections and neuter the state’s election watchdog hit a stumbling block in the state senate this week, with a handful of Republican senators expressing concern that the measures go too far. So […]

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I don’t know how i missed this Thursday, but I’ll believe it when I see it: The U.S. Department of Justice issued a memo on Thursday containing new guidelines stating that it will pursue the prosecution of individual employees, and not just their companies, for their role in precipitating the financial crisis in 2008. Many […]

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The Eurozone is more important than a democratic election? Portugal has entered dangerous political waters. For the first time since the creation of Europe’s monetary union, a member state has taken the explicit step of forbidding eurosceptic parties from taking office on the grounds of national interest. Anibal Cavaco Silva, Portugal’s constitutional president, has refused […]

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This is pretty scary. It’s specifically about Canada, but I imagine the principal applies to all parties in that iteration of the TPP, so it may affect NPR and PBS — not to mention the postal service: A secret letter leaked by WikiLeaks on Wednesday reveals that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Canada Post […]

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But he seems like he really cares about us! Politico’s Danny Vinik summed up who the big winners are under Trump’s plan, “Who would be the winners of the Trump tax plan? The rich. The top tax rate falling from 39.6 percent to 25 percent will give them a huge windfall, as will eliminating the […]

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