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Democrats Face Ridicule and Ire for Letting GOP Ram Through Six More Right-Wing Judges

Democrats Face Ridicule and Ire for Letting GOP Ram Through Six More Right-Wing Judges
"The ability of Senate Democrats to keep making the same strategic error over and over again is, in its own way, quite impressive."
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When a Brain Surgeon Becomes a Malpractice Lawyer

When a Brain Surgeon Becomes a Malpractice Lawyer
The line drive ripped off the hitter’s bat and rocketed into the right hand of Dr. Lawrence Schlachter, shattering bones and ending his career as a neurosurgeon. The Atlanta doctor, then 52, turned to an unusual place for a new challenge: Law school. He became, of all things, a medical malpractice attorney. Schlachter has been practicing law for a dozen years and says he sees the medical world differently than he did from the operating room. Now it is from the perspective of patients, who too often suffer infections and injuries while undergoing medical care and then are unable to get answers from doctors and medical officials.
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5 Ways We're Getting Screwed by Privatization

5 Ways We're Getting Screwed by Privatization
The Project on Government Oversight found that in 33 of 35 cases the federal government spent more on private contractors than on public employees for the same services. The authors of the report summarized, "Our findings were shocking."
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Self-Destruction by a Thousand Cuts

Self-Destruction by a Thousand Cuts
America is gradually, but unrelentingly, destroying part of itself. The facts to support this are well-documented, told in many ways from past to present.
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New State Dept Top Energy Diplomat Amos Hochstein a Former Marathon Oil Lobbyist

New State Dept Top Energy Diplomat Amos Hochstein a Former Marathon Oil Lobbyist
The U.S. State Department recently announced that Amos Hochstein, currently the special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs, will take over as the State Department's top international energy diplomat.
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Ted Cruz Against a Free and Open Internet: 'Net Neutrality Like Obamacare for the Internet!'

Ted Cruz Against a Free and Open Internet: 'Net Neutrality Like Obamacare for the Internet!'
Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Ted Cruz has come out against Net Neutrality, comparing it to Obamacare. With a Republican controlled Congress, what could they do to back major corporations like AT&T and Verizon and stop the FCC from preserving net neutrality?
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Matt Binder
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Partisan Divide? More Like Canyon

Partisan Divide? More Like Canyon
Although many politicians campaign on their willingness to “reach across the aisle”, when they get to Congress the two parties are more polarized than ever before.
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VP Biden Expresses Disappointment, Anger Regarding Lack of US Infrastructure Funding

VP Biden Expresses Disappointment, Anger Regarding Lack of US Infrastructure Funding
Speaking at the “America Answers: Improving How We Get From Here To There” event hosted by the Washington Post, Vice President Joe Biden used a downright angry tone as he scorned the U.S. for scrimping on infrastructure spending. This comes in the shadow of a report suggesting that America must increase infrastructure spending by $3.6 trillion before 2020 to be up to par.
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Right Wing's 'Passionate Intensity' Overpowering Liberal's Focus on Facts

Right Wing's 'Passionate Intensity' Overpowering Liberal's Focus on Facts
The academic left's battle against the religious right can best be summed up from a line from Yeats: "the best lack all conviction, while the worst / Are filled with a passionate intensity."
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Michele Bachmann Leaves Congress, But Her Ideology Is Here To Stay

Michele Bachmann Leaves Congress, But Her Ideology Is Here To Stay
At the Heritage Foundation this morning, Rep. Michele Bachmann gave what may have been her last major speech as a member of Congress.
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