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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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Russ is in!!!!

Great news for Wisconsin: Russ Feingold has announced that he will run against teaparty Sen. Ron Johnson in November 2016 Feingold was defeated in 2010 in the low-turnout mid-term election and starts out the 2016 […]

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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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Feeding the poors … Republican Style

From yr Wonkette: Wisconsin Takes Lead In F*ck The Poors Sweepstakes: Now You Can’t Buy Beans And Rice Wisconsin is one of those states that really hates poor people. (Yeah, we know. Just like the […]

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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 […]

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Bernie and Social Security

Chief among them is Social Security, a program he describes as one of the “most successful government programs in American history.” However, without changes — benefit cuts or tax increases — the fund that maintains […]

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Fifty Years Ago Today: “Bloody Sunday”

The president’s speech in Selma: Rep. Terri Sewell at 1:59:20 Rep. John Lewis at 2:04:00 President Obama at 2:12:00 Transcript: Remarks by the President at the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches (full […]