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November 26, 2019 at 1:05 AM

When Big Money Votes, Wealth Gaps Widen

When Big Money Votes, Wealth Gaps Widen     Andy Furillo November 13, 2019Capital & Main How changes to California’s Proposition 13 could reduce inequality. , Urban Design   Headed by the richest real estate man in the United Sta…
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November 26, 2019 at 1:05 AM

Israeli Spyware Targeted Americans

Israeli Spyware Targeted Americans     Asa Winstanley November 6, 2019The Electronic Intifada An Israeli company enabled the hacking of American citizens’ phones – possibly including some belonging to government officials. NSO hijacked hundreds…
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November 26, 2019 at 1:00 AM

"They're Killing Us Like Dogs"—A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help

"They're Killing Us Like Dogs"—A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help     Medea Benjamin November 22, 2019Common Dreams Writing this dispatch from Bolivia, the conflict here is spiraling out of control and I fear it will only get worse. Boli…
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November 26, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Harvesting rice in Maine waters is a slow, sticky job, and it’s reconnecting Native peoples with a traditional source of nourishment.

Portside Culture Harvesting rice in Maine waters is a slow, sticky job, and it’s reconnecting Native peoples with a traditional source of nourishment.     Amber Kapiloff November 4, 2019Down East Gedakina is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that…
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November 25, 2019 at 7:35 AM

Were Other Humans the First Victims of the Sixth Mass Extinction?

Were Other Humans the First Victims of the Sixth Mass Extinction?     Nick Longrich November 21, 2019The Conversation Our elimination of other species probably wasn’t a planned, coordinated effort of the sort practised by civilisations, but a war of att…
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November 25, 2019 at 7:19 AM

Filming the Black Belt: An Interview with RaMell Ross

Filming the Black Belt: An Interview with RaMell Ross     Max Fraser / RaMell Ross October 7, 2019Dissent Our culture is saturated with media representations of young black men. Rarely do we see their lives unfold as they do in Hale County This Morning,…
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November 25, 2019 at 6:22 AM

Nuclear Lies and Broken Promises

Nuclear Lies and Broken Promises     Conn Hallinan November 22, 2019Foreign Policy In Focus The path back to sanity is thorny but not impossible. The Nonproliferation Treaty was supposed to lead to disarmament. Instead, it’s led to nuclear apar…
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November 25, 2019 at 6:07 AM

Analyses Claiming That Taxes on Millionaires and Billionaires Will Slow Economic Growth Are Fundamentally Flawed

Analyses Claiming That Taxes on Millionaires and Billionaires Will Slow Economic Growth Are Fundamentally Flawed     Josh Bivens November 21, 2019Economic Policy Institute Highly stylized output of models that assume supply-constraints on growth are the…
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November 25, 2019 at 5:26 AM

Killing NAFTA Softly

Killing NAFTA Softly     Robert Kuttner November 22, 2019The American Prospect The vast majority of the House Democratic Caucus are progressives on the issue of trade. They have staunchly insisted that without drastic changes, a new NAFTA is not worth h…
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November 25, 2019 at 3:08 AM

Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun and the Imminent Rerecording War

Portside Culture Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun and the Imminent Rerecording War     Eriq Gardner November 20, 2019Hollywood Reporter From the artist standpoint, the influx of private equity into the music business raises the temperature as wel…
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November 25, 2019 at 1:00 AM

"The Great Society" a Brilliant Play About America's Violence Against U.S. Blacks and the People of Vietnam

Portside Culture "The Great Society" a Brilliant Play About America's Violence Against U.S. Blacks and the People of Vietnam     Lucy Komisar November 20, 2019The Komisar Scoop It could be a Shakespeare play, a tragedy that engulfs a complex, l…
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November 24, 2019 at 1:05 AM

Medicaid Funding Slashed In U.S. Territories

Medicaid Funding Slashed In U.S. Territories     Selena Simmons-Duffin November 20, 2019NPR When considered altogether, according to MACPAC's report, their Medicaid programs will be more than $1 billion short. Sandra King Young runs Medicaid in…
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November 24, 2019 at 1:05 AM

The Right to Vote Should Not Fall Victim to Partisan Battles

The Right to Vote Should Not Fall Victim to Partisan Battles     Jesse Jackson November 18, 2019Chicago Sun Times If voters overcome the tricks and traps designed to make voting difficult and vote in large numbers in 2020, fundamental democratic reform …
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November 24, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Boo-Hoo Billionaires: Why America's Super-Rich Are Afraid for 2020

Boo-Hoo Billionaires: Why America's Super-Rich Are Afraid for 2020     Dominic Rushe November 16, 2019The Guardian As Senators Warren and Sanders have made the ever-widening income inequality centerpieces of their election campaigns, a host of plutocrat…
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November 24, 2019 at 1:00 AM

Hatred of the Indian

Hatred of the Indian     Álvaro García Linera November 19, 2019Peoples Dispatch How did the traditional middle class incubate so much hatred towards the people, leading them to embrace racialized fascism centered on the Indian as the enemy? The answer i…
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November 24, 2019 at 1:00 AM

‘They Do Not Need Louisiana’s Permission’: Pipeline Companies Seize Land with Eminent Domain

‘They Do Not Need Louisiana’s Permission’: Pipeline Companies Seize Land with Eminent Domain     Tristan Baurick August 20, 2019Southerly Magazine Louisiana is one of the states, mostly Southern, where energy companies use eminent domain to take proper…
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November 23, 2019 at 4:00 AM

Friday Nite Videos | November 22, 2019

Friday Nite Videos | November 22, 2019     November 22, 2019xxxxxx Sondland Screws Trump. 'Crime After Crime' | Song Parody. WeWork - The $47 Billion Disaster. Motherless Brooklyn | Movie. Unearthing the Lives of Enslaved Africans. To view an v…
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November 23, 2019 at 3:10 AM

Ukrainian Meddling? A Russian Operation, U.S. Intel Says

Ukrainian Meddling? A Russian Operation, U.S. Intel Says     Julian E. Barnes and Matthew Rosenberg November 22, 2019New York Times Moscow has run a yearslong operation to blame Ukraine for its own 2016 election interference. Republicans have used simi…
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November 23, 2019 at 2:58 AM

Devin Nunes Accuses Witnesses of Misleading American People With Facts

Devin Nunes Accuses Witnesses of Misleading American People With Facts     Andy Borowitz November 22, 2019The New Yorker Nunes warns his Democratic colleagues that “the American people won’t be fooled by your relentless account of things that actually h…
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November 23, 2019 at 2:47 AM

'The Insect Apocalypse' and How We Can Stop It

'The Insect Apocalypse' and How We Can Stop It     Damian Carrington November 22, 2019The Guardian Scientists say bug deaths can be cut by switching off unnecessary lights Thousands of moths swarm around floodlights. Artificial light at night c…