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Charlie Pierce on the media bobbleheads’ attack on Bernie Sanders: Bernie Sanders won’t be president? No kidding, Bob. What was your first freaking clue? But, as I said, here’s the thing. Chris Christie won’t be president, either. Rand Paul won’t be president, either. Nobody’s out there in 2014 reminding their supporters that they’ll have to […]

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I thought this was really interesting. A lot of big-name legal types got together to talk about reform and corporate crime, but the press wasn’t allowed to be there.

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Gee, even the New York Times gets it.

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So here we have biblical values in practice: Daphne Richards was a full-time manager at a Colorado Chick-fil-A when she received a breast cancer diagnosis in May. She took leave for a double mastectomy and when she had been cleared to return to work, she was shocked when management told her she was being demoted: […]

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Yes, that Erskine Bowles. Of “Fix The Debt” and the Simpson-Bowles team that was trying to make a deal to cut our Social Security? Uh huh. H/t Terry Eaton Attorney at Law.

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Once again, the special interests are sharpening their knives to go after Social Security and Medicare. I mean, Council for Foreign Relations’ “Renewing America” project? The name alone makes me want to puke: While other large wealthy countries have been cutting their entitlement programs, the United States has left Medicare and Social Security mostly untouched. […]

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I’m beginning to think that they really do want a revolution, or they wouldn’t keep doing shit like this, right? The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to waive sanctions against Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE:AG) that would prevent it from managing pension money in the wake of the bank pleading guilty to criminal charges. […]

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It’s always the lower-level traders and not the systemic fraud that crashed the economy. This is peanuts compared to what the big Wall Street banks pulled in on mortgage fraud and the related derivatives. So why aren’t the Jamie Dimons of the world on trial? I think we all know why: NEW YORK (AP) — […]

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Climate scientists say we’re past the point of prevention, and should be working on mitigating the worst effects of climate change. Which makes me wonder: Doesn’t that same thinking apply to our political system as well? Everything is so thoroughly corrupt, it seems like revolution is inevitable. So really, shouldn’t we be talking about how […]

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