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Are We Sick of Winning Yet? A Resistance Report Card

Are We Sick of Winning Yet? A Resistance Report Card
As US democracy faces its deepest crisis since the Civil War, it isn’t easy to keep track of all the moving parts. As Donald and his enablers move on multiple fronts to degrade our democratic norms, traditions, and institutions into cheap tools for a white nationalist mob led by a would-be strongman, we need a scorecard to keep track of where we stand – and to avoid the kind of disorientation or dismay that their daily “shock and awe” psychological warfare campaign is meant to achieve.
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GO Home: Nation Applauds Corporate Giant For Obvious Shift Into Present

GO Home: Nation Applauds Corporate Giant For Obvious Shift Into Present
HBO's big news that sent their competitor Netflix's stocks tumbling is hardly news at all, says the New Yorker among others. For HBO – an arm of Time Warner that raked in nearly $2 billion profits last year – it's capitalism at its best.
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Justin Strout

Connecting the Crazy Dots: Fox Host Somehow Ties Obama's Skin Color to Ebola, Security Lapses

Connecting the Crazy Dots: Fox Host Somehow Ties Obama's Skin Color to Ebola, Security Lapses
Fox hose Laura Ingraham has been known to say some crazy things on her show, but this one may take the prize. Obama's 'African roots' are to blame for Ebola in Texas and the security lapses at the White House in her bizarre world.
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Did US Threaten Families Trying to Rescue Their Children from ISIS?

Did US Threaten Families Trying to Rescue Their Children from ISIS?
Is ISIS successfully manipulating U.S. politicians and media? Did the U.S. government threaten the families of the beheaded journalists if they paid the ransom allegedly demanded by the extremist group?
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CHART: Wage Theft (by Bosses) More Than Doubles Actual Theft (by Robbers) in Kentucky

CHART: Wage Theft (by Bosses) More Than Doubles Actual Theft (by Robbers) in Kentucky
Kentuckians lose more than twice the amount of money to bad bosses than they do to robbers according to an odd new chart from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. Comparing numbers from the Kentucky State Police to their own data, the office discovered $2.5 million more in wage theft (from 12,264 victims) than common theft (from 1,937 victims).
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NRCC on Its Fake News Sites: Dems 'Just Jealous That They Didn't Think of This Strategy First'

NRCC on Its Fake News Sites: Dems 'Just Jealous That They Didn't Think of This Strategy First'
In over 20 congressional districts, websites made to look like legitimate news sites have popped up offering a one-sided attack against Democratic candidates. And the perpetrators of this world wide web of lies won’t come as much of a surprise. With names like “Central Valley Update” and “Augusta Update,” the sites posit to be real deal, right-leaning publications. But if you scroll to the very bottom you can see that they are in fact created and run by the National Republican Congressional Committee.
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Chaz Bolte
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You Can't Do That on TV: Upstart Broadcaster Knocked Down Hard by SCOTUS

You Can't Do That on TV: Upstart Broadcaster Knocked Down Hard by SCOTUS
The Supreme Court ruled that upstart broadcaster Aereo was, in fact, acting like a cable company. It means that pulling signals from the air – the fundamental crux of Aereo's business model – was copyright infringement. A definite win for the broadcasters who don't want the traditional model upended.
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Obama in Speech: Media Shouldn't Give Equal Weight to Crazy (And Very Wrong) Positions on the Right

Obama in Speech: Media Shouldn't Give Equal Weight to Crazy (And Very Wrong) Positions on the Right
President Barack Obama lambasted the media's penchant for false equivalency in a speech in Chicago Thursday night. We have a group (Republicans) who deny science, who continue to race bait, who's intractable political obstinance has caused the government to grind to a screaming halt. These positions are empirically wrong, plain and simple.
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How to Defeat Dark Money, Congress and the Supreme Court (It'll Take More Than Cat Memes)

How to Defeat Dark Money, Congress and the Supreme Court (It'll Take More Than Cat Memes)
It wasn’t too long ago that “transparency” and “disclosure” in political fundraising were rallying cries from Republicans. But four years after the Supreme Court majority in Citizens United v. FEC promised unlimited political fundraising posed no risks of corruption as long as the donors are disclosed, the 2014 election is shaping up to have the most undisclosed money ever. And with Congress tied in knots on nearly every policy issue, we shouldn’t hold our breath for a legislative fix to shine a light on this “dark money.”
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Martin Evans
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Tower of Power: New Radio Program Is the 'Voice of Working Men and Women' in KY

Tower of Power: New Radio Program Is the 'Voice of Working Men and Women' in KY
The country's only nationally-syndicated labor radio program, "The Union Edge" is growing its reach and its listeners, all in an effort to prove that unions aren't yet dead. As long as there are workers and those who wish to take away their rights, host Charles Showalter will strive to be the "voice of working men and women."
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