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Thirty-five years ago, babies born in the U.S. had an infant mortality rate equal to Germany. Today, American babies die at twice the rate of those in Germany. Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. ...
Dartagnan 04/29/2015
08:07 AM
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I am a white son of Ferguson, Mo. I am a son of Dellwood, Castle Point, Moline Acres, Jennings, St. Ann, Riverview Gardens, Northwoods and Normandy and north St. Louis County. I am a St. Louis ...
RDScally 05/04/2015
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Join the Campaign or Sign up to Volunteer for specific tasks or Sign up for Updates . To donate: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lets-go-bernie Stand with Bernie We are at a moment of ...
distraught 04/30/2015
07:19 AM
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Officer Justin Craven after being charged with misconduct in the shooting death of Ernest Satterwhite On April 7, two white police officers in South Carolina were arrested for shooting and ...
Shaun King 05/04/2015
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Three tropical cyclones churned the waters around Australia on March 11, 2015, including Pam, which reached ...
FishOutofWater 04/30/2015
07:00 AM
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Now that charges have been filed in the Police Murder of Freddie Gray we've begun to hear the excuses and counter claims that the Prosecutor " Overcharged ", was "Politically Motivated" in ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/04/2015
08:16 AM
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Colors changed so the map can be seen by all. Original is below the fold. Click ...
Susan Grigsby 05/03/2015
01:30 PM
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The Baltimore Orioles baseball team has been ...
Laurence Lewis 04/30/2015
09:26 AM
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It was only a two-minute drive between the police station and where Freddie Gray was arrested. Why, then, did it take 30 minutes? So many egregious ...
Shaun King 04/30/2015
08:02 AM
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As Jeremy Epstein notes on his Freedom to Tinker blog , in great detail: "If your States election was held in 2014 using the AVS WinVote touchscreen Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machine,
windsong01 04/29/2015
08:00 AM
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Thanks to reporters Mark Puente & Wesley Lowery for the screen shot: The official list of charges against the 6 officers (not 1, not 2, not 3...*six*) is out:
Brainwrap 05/01/2015
08:10 AM
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A couple of years ago, I spent many hours with Bernie Sanders interviewing him for Playboy magazine (the interview was published in October 2013). I've just received permission to post unpublished ...
Tasini 04/29/2015
01:22 PM
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Still Life with Deciders and ...
koNko 05/03/2015
06:00 PM
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Talk about a flat learning curve - the US auto industry was bailed out back in 2009 as part of the TARP stimulus package for the banking and auto industry, but they're right back to the same ...
campskunk2 05/03/2015
10:01 AM
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Over the past few years, two topics have come to dominate the discourse about religion in America. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act and especially the rapid acceptance of marriage ...
Jon Perr 05/03/2015
07:30 AM
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Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
Denise Oliver Velez 05/03/2015
06:00 AM
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On Friday morning, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that the death of Freddie Gray has been ruled a homicide and that criminal charges will be pursued.
Barbara Morrill 05/01/2015
07:46 AM
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Photo courtesy of J.M. Giordano at the Baltimore City Paper Public Defender Marci Tarrant Johnson posted this story on ...
Leslie Salzillo 04/30/2015
12:33 PM
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Tamir in a photo taken in the month before he was shot and killed by Cleveland police Shot and killed by Officer Timothy Loehmann of the Cleveland ...
Shaun King 05/05/2015
12:21 PM
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Yup, I'm Rec-begging on this one 'cus I am *angry* (if not surprised). One week ago I posted en entry titled "Color me shocked: Michigan GOP State Senator spewing nonsense" , which documented an ...
Brainwrap 05/03/2015
11:35 PM
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Almost every day on Facebook, Twitter, or some other social media, I see a conservative ranting away with how the Republican Party is the party of, ahem, “good Christian values” Often ...
Jerry Nelson 05/03/2015
03:00 AM
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Marilyn Mosby 5/1 UPDATE: Marilyn Mosby just charged all six officers with crimes ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. I seriously doubted that someone with such deep ties ...
Shaun King 04/30/2015
12:26 PM
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A new app for your smartphone promises to change the very nature of police-citizen interaction. The ACLU of California has released the app , called Mobile Justice CA , which allows a citizen to ...
recoveringConservative 04/30/2015
11:18 AM
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"Don't walk away, just listen to me. Talk to me." A protester in West Baltimore confronted Geraldo Rivera last night before he went to his live shot for Fox News. He went OFF on Geraldo, asking ...
Jen Hayden 04/29/2015
02:17 PM
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If there's one good thing about social media, it's illuminating how much hatred there is in the Republican Party for ordinary Americans, particularly those who question or challenge Republican ...
Dartagnan 05/05/2015
12:11 PM
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Cross-posted from Real Economics . The TPP has brought the issue of "free trade agreements" to the fore again, so I think it is time we looked honestly at what has happened to the three North ...
NBBooks 05/04/2015
06:38 PM
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House Speaker John Boehner was Chuck Todd's star interview on Sunday's Meet the ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015
07:55 AM
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Egberto Willies 05/04/2015
04:38 AM
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Excerpted by Alternet from Michael Bader'...
Meteor Blades 05/03/2015
07:30 PM
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Last week in Texas, a Republican lawmaker proposed an amendment so outrageous, that even some of his own GOP colleagues were repulsed. ...
Leslie Salzillo 05/03/2015
12:44 PM
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Look, I don't know what we're supposed to do about our bullshit political system but it seems to me that it must start with facing up to the facts. Believing that this time, someone is actually ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/03/2015
09:55 AM
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No snarky comment here. Not for this image. 'Why?' It's the most useful one word sentence in the English language. It's how we begin the search for causes, for understanding, for truth. We have to ...
Ian Reifowitz 05/03/2015
09:00 AM
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Haymarket Tragedy Note: This is not presented as a general overview of May Day history and the Haymarket Martyrs. For a general overview, please ...
ZhenRen 05/03/2015
08:51 AM
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Besides standing up against Trade Deals that end up exporting American Jobs; Besides calling for more equitable Tax rates on the Wealthy, that will reduce the dangerous and growing gaps in Income ...
jamess 05/02/2015
07:02 PM
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After issuing Murder Indictments against the Officers who Killed Freddie Gray just 24 hrs after receiving the case from the Baltimore PD , when talking to CNN's Don Lemon, yeah Don Lemon, Maryland ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/01/2015
05:18 PM
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Jeb Bush ...
Laura Clawson 05/01/2015
07:16 AM
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Mother Jones magazine reported that police actions triggered the riot.
CharlesII 04/30/2015
03:01 PM
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Republican state Sen. Ray Scott congratulated public health officials on the award before voting to defund the program. Colorado ...
Kerry Eleveld 04/30/2015
02:19 PM
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[UPDATE] Thanks @HillaryClinton . Looking forward to debating the big issues: income inequality, climate change & getting big money out of politics. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 30, ...
Armando 04/30/2015
09:33 AM
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Story by Pamela Hess, UPI Pentagon Correspondent [not The Onion ] Rumsfeld: Looting is transition to freedom [F]reedom's untidy. And free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do ...
AnnieJo 04/30/2015
05:13 AM
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Bernie Sanders Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who describes himself as ...
David Nir 04/29/2015
06:11 PM
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British Prime Minister David Cameron For over a hundred years, British politics has largely functioned as a three-party ...
dwb115 04/29/2015
07:00 AM
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I'm moving to a different part of Brooklyn in two weeks and when I change my voter registration I will, for the first time since 1996, register as a Democrat. I've been a Green since I first ...
lucid 05/05/2015
05:38 PM
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So here we have a woman whose drunken behavior outside of a Miami Beach nightclub was unruly enough for police to be called and her to be handcuffed and brought to the station. While just outside ...
Frank Vyan Walton 05/05/2015
02:47 PM
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( Note: This diary got so long that I decided to divide it in two. The first part will briefly recount US oppression of African Americans up to the Civil Rights movement of the sixties. The second ...
Bill Day 05/05/2015
10:14 AM
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The United States is the 33rd best place in the world to be a mother , according to the 2015 State of the World's Mothers report prepared by Save the Children. And, adding insult to injury, 33rd is ...
james321 05/05/2015
08:46 AM
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"Kill the Faggots" - it is apparently what Jesus would do. Randall Hermann tried (unsuccessfully) to launch a line of Christian-themed skateboarding shoes before moving to another ...
Jen Hayden 05/05/2015
08:36 AM
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Well if U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman's indictment is any guide, it was quite a lot. Full text of Wildstein indictment courierpostonline.com -- May 1, 2015 [ pg 4 ] [...] 2. From in or about ...
jamess 05/04/2015
07:23 PM
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On April 29th, in New York City, the Mystery Writers of America announced the 2015 Edgar Award winners. A Monday Murder Mystery (MMM) diary with all of the nominees can be ...
Susan Grigsby 05/04/2015
05:00 PM
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Yes, it's the waste water left over from fracking. The fracking liquid that contains chemicals we don't know about. This is the kind of idiocy posing as one solution to the California man-...
VL Baker 05/04/2015
04:41 PM
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Nothing to see here! Two years ago, scientists at UCLA predicted there would ...
Jen Hayden 05/04/2015
12:09 PM
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When it comes down to it, the president has a problem. No one doubts that he is wicked smart. And there's the rub when it comes to the Trans Pacific Partnership: if he was, say, Sarah Palin-level ...
Tasini 05/04/2015
10:28 AM
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House Speaker John Boehner visited the National September ...
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015
08:46 AM
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Former President Bill Clinton is pushing back against the attacks on the Clinton Foundation's ...
Laura Clawson 05/04/2015
07:38 AM
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Support independent cartooning: join Sparky's List —and be sure to visit TT'...
Tom Tomorrow 05/04/2015
06:50 AM
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Thank you ABC News and and George Stephanopoulos for giving a Progressive Candidate a forum, on your national "Political Viewpoints" show. More please . Sen. Bernie Sanders Says America Needs '...
jamess 05/03/2015
12:57 PM
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No, the odds are you're really not going to get very rich, or even moderately rich, although you'll probably go to your deathbed ...
Dartagnan 05/03/2015
10:05 AM
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"You know, I, for the love of me, I cannot understand why people who have billions of dollars are compulsively driven for more and how many people have got to die because they don't go to a doctor,
Leslie Salzillo 05/03/2015
10:05 AM
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Salon's Bill Curry says it very well here: Bernie Sanders really matters: He doesn’t have to win to build a progressive movement Stop thinking about winners, losers and the dumb horse race. Let's ...
don mikulecky 05/03/2015
09:57 AM
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Egberto Willies 05/02/2015
06:09 AM
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Has anyone visited the comment section of an MSN news story, which involved police brutality of blacks, or just blacks? If you have, you probably noticed an ill feeling in your gut as you read the ...
TheLovingThinkingFighter 05/02/2015
05:23 AM
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Right after Bernie Sanders announced his intention to run, grassroots supporters from the occupy, labor, environmental and socialist movements published an open letter endorsing his candidacy . ...
clenchner 05/02/2015
05:03 AM
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This book review is slightly long - but I crammed it full of thought, feeling, experience and imagination. Then I lovingly planished the prose until it flowed smoothly. This diary has sandpipers vs.
Brecht 05/01/2015
05:33 PM
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“First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law.” These reassuring words from President Obama came during unsettling anti-police riots in Ferguson, MO. But times have stayed ...
jccayford 05/01/2015
03:00 PM
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Democrats are trying to create a bit more transparency around campaign ads ...
Jen Hayden 05/01/2015
12:35 PM
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Long-shot Miliband now the favorite to become Britain’s prime minister STOCKTON-ON-TEES, ENGLAND — Even before the election campaign began, the verdict was in on Ed Miliband: He was too weak ...
smiley7 05/01/2015
10:51 AM
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Paul Krugman's May 1 column in the New York Times states the devastatingly obvious: Ideology and Integrity . ...Nonetheless, many in the news media will try to make the campaign about ...
xaxnar 05/01/2015
06:54 AM
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The EmDrive which made made headlines last year is back in the news with the results from a new set of tests by NASA showing that the drive has been successfully tested in a hard vacuum. The EM ...
Unit Zero 04/30/2015
10:14 PM
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The day has finally arrived! Bernie Sanders has announced that he's running for president, to save the country and the Democratic party. He's a brave man with a big heart, a sharp mind and ...
Dallasdoc 04/30/2015
05:01 PM
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The polls open UK wide in one week. But the most interesting part of the election is happening in Scotland. Here's a map of Scotland in 2010 along with the most recent Polling projections for ...
OllieGarkey 04/30/2015
01:04 PM
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"Now Are We Willing to Face Our Own Hypocrisy?" That is the question asked yesterday by [Goldie Taylorhttp://bluenationreview.com/we-celebrated-that-mother-in-baltimore-now-are-we-willing-to-face-...
bastrop 04/29/2015
07:05 PM
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Ok, I admit to being a bit obsessive with the Freddie Gray case and subsequent protests and police riots but this latest posted on the not venerable WaPo is utter bullshite. Prisoner in Van Says . .
gchaucer2 04/29/2015
06:53 PM
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Originally posted at Eclectablog . On Monday of this week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer Mitchell Quinn shot and killed 20-year old Detroiter Terrance Kellom. The killing took ...
Eclectablog 04/29/2015
04:54 PM
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According to International Business Journal, former President Jimmy Carter said he raised 'zero' money in donations during his 1976 run against the current President Gerald Ford, who also ...
Leslie Salzillo 04/29/2015
11:56 AM
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Well, this is flattering...I guess... Testimony before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship by MICHAEL F. CANNON April 29, 2015 ...If the Court sides with the challengers, ...
Brainwrap 04/29/2015
11:41 AM
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Moments before Joseph Kent vanished on live television Joseph Kent is a well-known activist who has been a leader in organizing nonviolent protests–first in Ferguson, Missouri and now in Baltimore,
Jen Hayden 04/29/2015
10:32 AM
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Freddie Gray in the hospital after surgeries attempting to save his life Exactly what is it about being conservative that makes one want to lie about young black men who have been killed by police?
Shaun King 04/29/2015
08:23 AM
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Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich writes Trans-Pacific Trickle-Down Economics : Now comes the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It’s being sold as a way to boost the U.S. economy, expand exports, ...
Meteor Blades 05/05/2015
08:00 PM
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Everyone talks about this problem of Money in Politics . Some Candidates have been talking about it long before "it was kool." Bernie Sanders on What Money Does to Politics (with Video) on ...
jamess 05/05/2015
07:29 PM
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Hillary Clinton at Rancho ...
Kerry Eleveld 05/05/2015
06:26 PM
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With currently a staggering 829 votes ... Bernie Sanders is expected to win the nomination 61.52% to 38.48% . ** http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2015/04/30/bernie-sanders-will-challenge-...
cdub24 05/05/2015
11:21 AM
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There are times when life gets a little financially rough. We have been asking for donations to help out elenacarlena . So far, we’ve raised enough to cover her rent payment (which was due ...
Ojibwa 05/05/2015
11:08 AM
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Gee, who would have guessed ? A Texas high school is in the middle of a chlamydia outbreak, officials say. But according to the school district's student handbook, it does not offer ...
FaithGardner 05/05/2015
10:59 AM
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I'll make this brief, because newly announced presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is not regarded as having much of a shot at the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. For one thing, Huckabee carries a ...
Troutfishing 05/05/2015
10:31 AM
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One might think with all the union-bashing in corporate media, Faux News, multiple levels of government, and the general rhetoric, that unions are decidedly unpopular among Americans as a whole. ...
Risen Tree 05/04/2015
06:05 PM
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There are worse conditions than cancer. I'll leave it up to each of you to fill in the blank with your own nominations, since what "worse" means is undoubtedly idiosyncratic. Recently, most ...
peregrine kate 05/04/2015
05:38 PM
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The healthcare wonks putting the Affordable Care Act together back in 2009-10 had a lot of ideas about a lot of small, varied projects that could reduce healthcare spending. They tried one of them�
Joan McCarter 05/04/2015
12:59 PM
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Curbing coal plant emissions would save lots of lives. Not that this matters to EPA haters. A new study published in the ...
Meteor Blades 05/04/2015
12:50 PM
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It is a privilege and a duty even by sacrifice to advance our priceless cause. I am therefore ready to receive the sentence this court should declare itself without either authority, right or ...
JayRaye 05/04/2015
11:00 AM
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Wow, Mitt Romney. Just wow. At a time when even many Republicans are pretending to care about ...
Laura Clawson 05/04/2015
10:15 AM
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New hashtag promoted by the Baltimore Police Union What in the world? After six Baltimore police officers were arrested on felony charges in ...
Shaun King 05/04/2015
09:10 AM
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The Satanic Temple begins legal aid fund to offer exemptions against, and actively challenge, arbitrary, insulting, and outright harmful anti-abortion legislation. The Satanic Temple (TST), ...
Doug Mesner 05/04/2015
07:34 AM
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I wrote a diary the other day that wandered all over the place and never really made a point. I'm going to try to flesh this out a bit better here. We have an economic system in this country made ...
GeneralB 05/04/2015
06:47 AM
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Two men shot dead outside of "Draw the Prophet Show" That's what is coming in over the wires from Garland, Texas Two people were fatally shot today outside a Garland, Texas, community center that ...
Radiowalla 05/03/2015
07:38 PM
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Renewable energy has been making great strides the past few years, as the supply of photovoltaic solar cells has increased dramatically while the cost of those cells has also dropped considerably.
728huey 05/03/2015
04:38 PM
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The large scale universe projected onto a two-dimensional boundary There is an active field of research in cosmology and physics seeking to explain the cosmos in terms of a radical idea: we live ...
DarkSyde 05/03/2015
04:30 PM
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Headlines like this really say it all: Republicans push Barack Obama to rally Democrats for TPP vote Yes, the same Party whose economic philosophy led to the meltdown of the economy in 2007-2008 ...
Dartagnan 05/03/2015
03:05 PM
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One hundred and twenty-nine years ago today, history was made at the Haymarket Square in Chicago, Illinois. This piece of history was so critically important to the lives of working men and ...
thanatokephaloides 05/03/2015
03:00 PM
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Happy Birthday [Insert Name] from your corporate overlords My birthday was last Sunday and I received hundreds of birthday greetings from friends, family, and corporate America. The screen capture ...
Mark E Andersen 05/03/2015
03:00 PM
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Instead of interviewing the Vermont Senator on his Sunday "Politics" show, instead of asking his Pundit Panel what they thought of the Sanders' Candidacy, Chuck Todd took it upon himself to single-...
jamess 05/03/2015
10:18 AM
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