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As South Carolina Debates the Confederate Flag, Meet the Activist Who Took It Down

Democracy Now! speaks with Bree Newsome.
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John Oliver Goes into Overdrive: Watch Him Tackle 15 Topics in One Minute Flat

Forget structure. This week's "Last Week Tonight" tackled conspiracy theories, bagels, Al Roker, orgies and more!
Forget structure. This week's "Last Week Tonight" tackled conspiracy theories, bagels, Al Roker, orgies and more!
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Robert Reich: The California County That's Leading the Way in Cutting the Banks Out of Its Economy

Robert Reich says counties should follow Santa Cruz's lead.
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Banksters are like vampires.
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Rand Paul, Doofus: The Libertarian's Embarrassing "Racial Outreach"

Communing with the hero to wingnuts isn’t going to win the Kentucky senator black votes.
Communing with the hero to wingnuts isn’t going to win the Kentucky senator black votes.
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reach with way the road goes stop acting and following the Candidate = Robert Redford
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Is There Any Movement Among Presidential Candidates on the Death Penalty?

Will changing public opinion have any effect on death penalty hawks?
Will changing public opinion have any effect on death penalty hawks?
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+deborah rabbit white if it will get support for ending the death penalty once and for all across the country, at least it will end the possibility of killing innocents wrongfully convicted by our (in)justice system.
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The Times' Condescending Attitude Toward Bernie Sanders

A new profile treats Sanders as an eccentric uncle who is a bit of a blowhard.
A new profile treats Sanders as an eccentric uncle who is a bit of a blowhard.
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Anyone remember Judith Miller? Since that episode, the Times has had not even a scintilla of credibility with me.
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23 Cents an Hour? The Perfectly Legal Slavery Happening in Modern-Day America

The government and corporations have a pool of powerless, exploitable workers in skyrocketing prison populations.
In skyrocketing prison populations, the government and corporations have a pool of powerless, exploitable workers.
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+Ben Robinson so are you saying it's just too hard to stop, that we should give up?
Your pessimism is unwelcome.
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Paul Krugman: Europe Is Acting Like 'Medieval Doctors Bleeding Their Patients'

The voters said "no" to a campaign of bullying and intimidation.
The voters said "no" to a campaign of bullying and intimidation.
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Ok, So just forget about the overspending, the widespread corruption and the tax evasion?
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Presidential Candidates Get Graded on Marijuana: Guess Who Passed and Who Failed?

Here are the positions of all the candidates on pot policy.
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Obama to Free Scores of Non-Violent Drug Offenders from Prison

Finally, a little laxing of the drug war.
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Oh noes, the Zombie Apocalypse is upon us! 
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United States of Inc.: Corporations As Nation-States in Silicon Valley’s Latest Utopian Management Scheme

In Holacracy's vision, workers are citizens of the companies that will one day rule the world.
In Holacracy's vision, workers are citizens of the companies that will one day rule the world.
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Bernie may be a beacon of light to an out of control government intoxicated by power and fat-cat money.
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Can Marijuana Cure PTSD? Many Veterans Say Yes

Many vets say that marijuana relieves their PTSD symptoms, although hard evidence is lacking. That may be about to change, but obstacles remain.
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It's a tool in a toolbox to fight PTSD. One type of medicine doesn't work for everyone, but I do think it works for some. So do it, whatever it takes, to bring relief to people who suffer from PTSD. 
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