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In Texas, School Choice Means Giving Wealthy White Families Taxpayer-Subsidized Private School

In Texas, School Choice Means Giving Wealthy White Families Taxpayer-Subsidized Private School
Starting this fall Texas will no longer exclude upper-middle class white kids from the gravy train of school choice, traditionally only targeting kids from poor families. You know, the lucky ones who get those free lunches.
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King: I Have a Dream. Obama: I Have a Drone.

King: I Have a Dream. Obama: I Have a Drone.
President Obama has not ignored Martin Luther King’s anti-war legacy. On the contrary, the President has gone out of his way to distort and belittle it.
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Zero Dark Thirty: A War We Didn’t Lose, but Also Didn’t Win

Zero Dark Thirty: A War We Didn’t Lose, but Also Didn’t Win
I was all set not to like Zero Dark Thirty. I judged director Kathryn Bigelow an enemy of truth and justice for depicting torture as a necessary evil to find Osama bin Laden. When I walked into the screening, I was ready to hate Zero Dark Thirty as revisionist conservative propaganda.
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The Five-Step Process to Cheat the Middle Class Worker

The Five-Step Process to Cheat the Middle Class Worker
It's so artfully done, and so diabolical, that one can picture secret seminars in subterranean Wall Street meeting rooms, guiding young business recruits in the proven process of taking an extra share of wealth from the middle class.
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Paul Buchheit
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Attention Democrats: Chris Christie Isn’t Your New Best Friend

Attention Democrats: Chris Christie Isn’t Your New Best Friend
Just because Christie criticized the most unproductive and unpopular House of Representatives in the history of the U.S. Congress doesn’t make him particularly brave, and it certainly doesn’t mitigate his more conservative policy positions.
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We Are Kitty Genovese

We Are Kitty Genovese
If you were to see some poor soul, let's say, taken from their home, brutally beaten down, robbed and humiliated by a gang of thugs whose only thought was to increase their own pleasure and personal gain, what would you do? Would you look away, draw the curtains and hope someone else would do the right thing?
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Robert Reich: It's Time to Break Up the Banks

Robert Reich: It's Time to Break Up the Banks
The biggest Wall Street banks are now far bigger than they were four years ago when they were considered too big to fail. The five largest have almost 44 percent of all U.S. bank deposits.
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Bernie Sanders: We Can Solve the Deficit Without Attacking the Elderly, Sick or Poor

Bernie Sanders: We Can Solve the Deficit Without Attacking the Elderly, Sick or Poor
Despite such terminology as "fiscal cliff" and "debt ceiling," the great debate taking place in Washington now has relatively little to do with financial issues. It is all about ideology. It is all about the soul of America.
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Forget Assault Weapons – Texas Congressman’s Focus is on Hammers

Forget Assault Weapons – Texas Congressman’s Focus is on Hammers
Gohmert got his law degree at Baylor, which either goes to show that nobody is totally dumb or that just because someone’s a lawyer doesn’t mean they’re smart. Then he got himself elected judge, and all would have been fine if Gov. Rick Perry had never appointed him chief justice of an appellate court.
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Hurricane Sandy Relief: A Flood of Hypocrisy

Hurricane Sandy Relief: A Flood of Hypocrisy
Republican hypocrites have voted the federal flood insurance program into debt, and now are using that debt as an excuse to vote against relief aid for storm-battered areas of the East Coast.
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