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So Much for Anonymous: Twitter Uses Verizon ID to Track Users

So Much for Anonymous: Twitter Uses Verizon ID to Track Users
Twitter's mobile advertising arm enables its clients to use a hidden, undeletable tracking number created by Verizon to track user behavior on smartphones and tablets.
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Groundswell Shouts Down Time Magazine’s Egregious Teacher-Hating Cover

Groundswell Shouts Down Time Magazine’s Egregious Teacher-Hating Cover
You wouldn't have a mechanic perform your heart surgery, would you? So why is Time Magazine giving a bunch of billionaires – with no experience running schools – who want to "fix" the public education system such extensive coverage?
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Study Shows NJ Charters Cherry-Picking Students, Leaving Most In-Need to Public System

Study Shows NJ Charters Cherry-Picking Students, Leaving Most In-Need to Public System
A new study shows New Jersey charter schools reaping the benefits of taxpayer funds, but without having to teach or care for those students most in need – economically, or disability-wise.
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How the U.S.-Saudi Joint Venture Funds and Fuels Terrorism Against the U.S.

How the U.S.-Saudi Joint Venture Funds and Fuels Terrorism Against the U.S.
The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are more than allies, they’re equal partners in a joint venture to maximize returns from the Arab state’s natural resources. This much is obvious, but once you understand and acknowledge that, you understand why the U.S. will never win the war on terror.
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Klayman Warns That Obama's 'High Risk Caper Puts Whites and Others at Risk' for Ebola

Klayman Warns That Obama's 'High Risk Caper Puts Whites and Others at Risk' for Ebola
From some random Ted Cruz staffer to Larry Klayman, the right wing is really coming out and using Ebola hysteria in any way they can, no matter how irrational or three kinds of racist.
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Diagnosing Republicans with Empathy Deficit Disorder

Diagnosing Republicans with Empathy Deficit Disorder
Commenting on a recent student suicide at an Alaska high school, Alaska’s Republican Congressman Don Young said suicide didn’t exist in Alaska before “government largesse” gave residents an entitlement mentality.
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50 Years Later, Ronald Reagan's 'Time for Choosing' Speech Reads Like a Tea Party Manifesto

50 Years Later, Ronald Reagan's 'Time for Choosing' Speech Reads Like a Tea Party Manifesto
Fifty years ago today, on October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered his (in)famous "A Time for Choosing Speech" in support of Republican Presidential nominee Barry Goldwater over President Lyndon Johnson. Soon thereafter, LBJ went on to defeat Goldwater in one of the greatest landslides in U.S. history. So, in that respect at least, Reagan's speech wasn't toxic. But in most other respects, the speech — and Reagan himself — were a dangerous mix of dishonesty, demagoguery, delusion, and divisiveness.
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What Happens to Gay, Black Southerners After Conservatives Secede from US and Create Country Called 'Reagan'?

What Happens to Gay, Black Southerners After Conservatives Secede from US and Create Country Called 'Reagan'?
Douglas MacKinnon, a former aide of Ronald Reagan, is calling for the South to secede and form its own nation called "Reagan." While the most avid Tea Partiers would threaten armed revolution over some of the former president's ideas, the idea of Reagan himself is at a false idol high.
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Walmart: The Waltons Get the Goldmine, the Workers Get the Shaft

Walmart: The Waltons Get the Goldmine, the Workers Get the Shaft
Gosh, time flies when it’s pushed along by a jet stream of greed. It seems like only yesterday that Wal-Mart announced, with much self-congratulatory fanfare, that the super-rich retailing colossus wasn’t a scrooge after all.
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Back to the No Future: Wealth Bottoms Out to 1986 Levels for 90% of Americans

Back to the No Future: Wealth Bottoms Out to 1986 Levels for 90% of Americans
Just in case you need a reminder of how lopsided the economy has become, a new paper from economists at the London School of Economics and the University of California at Berkeley shows the bottom 90 percent of American families are no wealthier than they were in 1986. While the top one percent have seen their share of wealth steadily grow, the vast majority of Americans are making due with less.
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