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The passing of Beau Biden

Last night, Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, died of the brain cancer he had been battling since 2013. This is Beau Biden at the DNC in 2008, introducing his Dad: (grab kleenexes) […]

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“Cruel and absurd”

Back in early April, Charles Pierce wrote about the sentencing phase of the Boston Marathon bomber trial. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been found guilty and the jury would now decide his fate: life in prison or […]

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Aloha! Green Power!!

From ThinkProgress: Hawaii Will Soon Get All Of Its Electricity From Renewable Sources The state legislature sent a bill to the governor’s desk this week that moves the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) up to 100 […]

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The Legacy of NAFTA

From Al Jazeera: When the ‘refrigerator capital of the world’ lost its refrigerator plant [The Hoisingtons] long-standing jobs with Electrolux, the multinational firm that took ownership of the plant in the 1980s, gave the couple […]