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Uber and Plouffe a regulatory marriage made in heaven?

Uber Picks David Plouffe, Obama’s Former Campaign Manager, to Wage Its Regulatory Battles. Uber wants your vote of support. And it has hired a campaign manager to win you over. Uber, the fast-growing private car... Read More
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There is a very good chance your airline is poisoning you as you sit on the tarmac

The incidents are poorly tracked and could be killing you. Can airplane cabin air kill? The question has nagged at airplane manufacturers, crew and passengers ever since the jet age shut us into pressurized metal... Read More
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So Compton has authorised school police to carry AR-15′s… what could possibly go wrong?

Compton, California campus police authorized to carry AR-15 assault weapons. As Compton students head back to school Monday, residents are expressing concern about a school board policy passed in July that allows campus police who pass... Read More
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Six Days in Ferguson: Voices from the Protests

A day-by-day chronology of what happened in Ferguson, drawn from the best reporting by journalists and witnesses on the ground. by Lois Beckett ProPublica On Saturday afternoon, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri shot and killed... Read More
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Secrets learned to why we feel so bad after a few too many drinks

Adam Rogers new book releases the secrets we all wonder about. It can be nice to relax with a glass of wine, a beer or a shot of whiskey. But one drink too many, and... Read More
Donna Brazile mocks GOP pollster for insisting Perry’s ‘hipster glasses’ saved his campaign

Donna Brazile mocks GOP pollster for insisting Perry’s ‘hipster glasses’ saved his campaign

Sunday morning television has a case of the sillies as the GOP are so desperate for a leading standard bearer now think magic glasses will save the day. Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson told ABC... Read More
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Is the White House about to jam the GOP by enlisting Big Business in the Immigration fight?

Sure looks that way as The President meets with Big Business. Senior White House officials are in talks with business leaders that could expand the executive actions President Barack Obama takes on immigration. Obama was... Read More
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David Cameron: stop playing the ISIS fear card in an election season

The Guardian asks a number of important questions about the timing of PM Cameron’s recent Iraq statements. With a general election only months away, an inevitable question applies: why is this politician saying this now?... Read More
Fox News guy wishes all the blacks would back the hell off so the whitewash can proceed

Fox News guy wishes all the blacks would back the hell off so the whitewash can proceed

This racist blowhard is on a national news network why? Everybody, it seems, is displeased with the pace of the investigation into the murder — or ‘good police work’ if you work at Twitchy —... Read More
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The Disease of American Democracy

by Robert Reich Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The President’s approval ratings are also in the basement. A large portion of... Read More
Foodbanks are now used by 1 in 4 military families: something we know a lot about in the UK

Foodbanks are now used by 1 in 4 military families: something we know a lot about in the UK

As we learned in Bridgend, Wales hunger is growing and food banks are being asked everywhere to fill an unprecedented need. Now USA Today reports 1 in 4 military families in the USA seek help... Read More
Georgetown’s Michael Eric Dyson spells it out for white  people: Police won’t kill your child!

Georgetown’s Michael Eric Dyson spells it out for white people: Police won’t kill your child!

Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson on Sunday called on President Barack Obama to use his position to explain to white Americans that do not continually fear that police would “kill your child” as African-American... Read More
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John Oliver: Deny militarized cops their ‘f*cking toys’ as long as they’re killing unarmed black men

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight could be the best written satirical news show on television. Yes, even better than The Daily Show.
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Turning Policemen Into Soldiers, the Culmination of a Long Trend

Another poisoned fruit of the post-9/11 sensibility. The images from Missouri of stormtrooper-looking police confronting their citizens naturally raises the question: how the hell did we get to this point? When did the normal cops... Read More