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Jail Wells Fargo CEO and Chairman John Stumpf!
Consider this. You’re a mob boss. You run a $1.8 trillion network of businesses across state lines and continents. Many of these are legit, but a select subset of them – not so much. Every so often the illegal components flare up; some Washington commission launches an investigation, someone blows...
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Amid Call for Trump Boycott, More Revelations About Nominee's Problems With Women
Donald Trump's treatment of women and workers continues to receive media scrutiny this week as one union calls for a national boycott of all the real estate mogul's businesses. Unite Here launched the boycott earlier this week, saying Trump Hotel Las Vegas has failed to honor its obligation to...
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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in America
Charles Tso is an urban planner who moved to Portland, Ore., from California more than a year ago. An avid biker, the 26-year-old doesn’t own a car and seldom drives. So when he went to his local Department of Motor Vehicles office in February to obtain a non-driver ID card, Tso was stoked to...
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Forget Paris, Scientists Say 'Radical Change' Only Way to Stay Below 2 Degrees
To much fanfare, global leaders have agreed to tackle the climate crisis by ratifying the Paris climate agreement , but a group of esteemed scientists is warning that current pledges to reduce emissions are far from sufficient and, in fact, put the world on track to reaching the dangerous 2°C...
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Don’t Believe What You Read: People Really Do Care about Free Trade
President Barack Obama is apparently dead set on a last-minute passage of the twelve-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership t h a t would e n h a n c e t h e p o w e r o f gigantic g l o b a l c o r p o r a t i o n s. His strategy appears to be to push it through during the lame duck session after the...
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Victory in Alabama: State's Anti-LGBTQ Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore on Friday was suspended for the rest of his term for urging an unconstitutional halt on same-sex marriage licenses. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary handed down its ruling (pdf) after finding Moore guilty of all six charges against him, including...
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18 Reasons Why We Must Invest in America's Infrastructure
In Monday's debate , Hillary Clinton pledged to spend $275 billion investing in America's infrastructure. Donald Trump doubled down, promises lots more. On Tuesday the Senate failed to pass a bill to keep the government open because Democrats insisted—and Republicans rejecting—inclusion of a modest...
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Citing Environmental Risks, Scientists Back Tribes in Dakota Access Fight
Close to 100 scientists have signed onto a letter decrying "inadequate environmental and cultural impact assessments" for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) , and calling for a halt to construction until such tests have been carried out as requested by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Lead signatories...
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TTP & TTIP: Map Shows How Trade Deals Would Enable 'Polluter Power-Grab'
Is a "polluter power-grab" lurking in your backyard? According to the Sierra Club, one might just be, thanks to two pending trade deals—the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ( TTIP ) and Trans-Pacific Partnership ( TPP )—that would allow multinational corporations to exert their power...
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When Is Direct Military Intervention Not Direct Military Intervention?
“President Obama has long refused to approve direct military intervention in Syria,” the New York Times asserted in an editorial ( 9/29/16 ) about “Vladimir Putin’s Outlaw State.” That’s a peculiar thing to say, given that the Times regularly covers the United States’ ongoing direct military...
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