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3 ways Bernie Sanders and his movement snuck into the first presidential debate

3 ways Bernie Sanders and his movement snuck into the first presidential debate
While many progressives might be missing Bernie Sanders, if you look hard enough, he was there Monday night.
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Millennials are now the largest living generation. Will they act like it on Election Day?

Millennials are now the largest living generation. Will they act like it on Election Day?
In a close election, millennials could cast the deciding votes. But will they show up at the polls?
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Could Texas Really Secede if it Wanted To?

Could Texas Really Secede if it Wanted To?
Attention has shifted to the upcoming Republican state convention in Texas and the debate over a pro-Texas secession plank to the party platform.
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Sanders Scores Major Upset, Defeats Clinton in Michigan

Sanders Scores Major Upset, Defeats Clinton in Michigan
Though expectations were met as Hillary Clinton claimed a win by large margin in the Mississippi primary, the big story of Tuesday's two Democratic primaries is that Bernie Sanders has achieved an "upset of almost unheard of proportions" by claiming victory in the bellwether state of Michigan.
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What’s Really at Stake in the Apple Encryption Debate

What’s Really at Stake in the Apple Encryption Debate
by Julia Angwin
The FBI’s much-discussed request to Apple can seem innocuous: Help us extract six weeks of encrypted data from the locked iPhone of Syed Farook, an employee of San Bernardino health department who spearheaded an attack that killed 14 people. Most people believe Apple should comply.
But the FBI is d
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VA Turns Down Navy Vets for Agent Orange Benefits . . . Again

VA Turns Down Navy Vets for Agent Orange Benefits . . . Again
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has once again turned down an effort by Navy veterans to get compensation for possible exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. In a document released Friday, the VA said it would continue to limit benefits related to Agent Orange exposure to only those veterans who set foot in Vietnam, where the herbicide was sprayed, and to those who were on boats in inland rivers.
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Kakistocracy: Everybody Wants to Rule the Worst

Kakistocracy: Everybody Wants to Rule the Worst
Are you coming to grips with the fact that we live in a world where pondering the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency is no longer considered completely delusional?
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Why Is Mitch McConnell Picking This Fight?

Why Is Mitch McConnell Picking This Fight?
In early 2009, as Barack Obama was about to take office, Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican minority in the Senate, assembled his caucus at a retreat in West Virginia. There, he laid out his strategy for taking on the new president, who was sweeping into office on a tide of popularity, historical resonance and great expectations barely diminished by the economic free fall then underway.
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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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Dr. Strangedrug or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big PhARMA

Dr. Strangedrug or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big PhARMA
I watched the Super Bowl with my father, and as a cord-cutting member of the millenial generation I will admit that the most expensive ad buys of the year are a guilty pleasure. My fave was definitey Mt. Dew Kickstart’s “Puppy Monkey Baby”. Great dose of weirdness for a product I will never buy. The real shocker though was an ad for a new drug, taking care of a problem one would like to think only a small, small minority of Americans face. Surely the market of people suffering from Opioid-Induced Constipation is not so great as to justify a multi-million dollar Super Bowl ad buy…. but apparently it is.
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