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More Guns For Everyone! Idaho School Arms Teachers and What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Because America's estimated 300 million guns and seven shootings an hour are apparently just not enough, a rural school in Idaho has bought four rifles and 2,000 rounds of ammunition for faculty to serve as a "line of first defense" against possible if currently unknown violent intruders, thus...
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Monsanto, Let Our Farmers Grow: Rock Star Bucks Coffee Giant
The indefatigable rocker and activist Neil Young has released a new video featuring an anti-Starbucks anthem, part of Young's fierce fight against Monsanto, GMOs and Starbucks' alleged support of them in an industry lawsuit against GMO labeling. The vintage-style song, "A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee...
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In the Same Spirit As Heretofore: The Guardian's Rusbridger Steps Down
Edward Snowden with Ewen Macaskill and Rusbridger in Russia in 2014 . Photo by Alex Healey of The Guardian. After 20 years at the helm of arguably the world's greatest newspaper, Alan Rusbridger has stepped down with a thoughtful, grateful, eloquent farewell to "the readers...the real carriers of...
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Swedish Dads Told to Take Three Months Paternity Leave
Sweden is planning to introduce a third month of paid parental leave reserved for fathers as of 2016, in a bid to further increase gender equality, the country’s government has just announced. The country's Left Party is hoping for more individualized paid time off for new parents, according to...
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With Plan to Subsidize Internet Access for the Poor, FCC Seeks to 'Reboot'
Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler on Thursday introduced a proposal to subsidize internet access for low-income Americans, marking the agency's strongest and most recent recognition that broadband services are an essential public utility. The plan seeks to expand the FCC's $1.7...
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Breathtaking In Its Stupidity
Oh, Wisconsin. It wasn't bad enough your alleged governor - deemed “exceptionally incompetent (and) exceptionally irresponsible” in a new editorial - just tried to defend his indefensible, intrusive, mandated ultrasounds by declaring them "a cool thing," just like a selfie in the womb. Now, in what...
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Forget 9-9-9, Progressives and Workers Should Back 10-10-10
The following is an excerpt from the author's new book, Sixteen for '16: a Progressive Agenda for a Better America , and is re-printed with the kind permission of Policy Press publishers. Far and away the most memorable slogan of the 2012 election campaign was the Republican candidate Herman Cain’s...
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How Chicago Cops Protect and Serve
Cook County file photo So, this. A judge finally released this photo of two Chicago cops posing with their hunting trophy - an unidentified black guy on the floor with antlers on his head - after the police spent years trying to hide it, they said, to protect the privacy of the guy . LOL. The cops...
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Sanders Bill Signals Growth of Broad Robin Hood Tax Movement
Seven years after Wall Street gamblers wrenched the U.S. economy into the worst economic swoon since the Great Depression, the movement to make the high rollers pay some restitution to people and communities harmed by their profligacy is gaining stream. Earlier this month, Vermont Sen. Bernie...
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Tracking the Progress of the Progressive Agenda
We live in a political era dominated by corporate cash, billionaire “beauty pageants,” and a right-wing noise machine whose rhetorical phasers are permanently set to “stun.” It’s easy to lose track of ourselves when we’re distracted from moment to moment by Fox News pinwheels and celebrity-driven...
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