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Half a century after it was passed, there are still Republicans unsure about the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Of course it's constitutional. Any 40 years old piece of legislation that helps minorities or poor people has been thoroughly vetted by our courts and an army of rightwing lawyers hell-bent on destroying it.
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Many of the pro-Russian militants occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine are being referred to in the media—or at least are referring to themselves—as Cossacks. Between this and the role Cossacks played in policing the Sochi Olympics—notably their filmed attack on members of Pussy Riot—the Cossacks have made a fairly...
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I remember the name while reading Tolstoy's  Sevastopol Sketches which led to him writing War and Peace.
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Health insurers got their first taste of Obamacare this year. And they want seconds. Insurers saw disaster in the fall when Obamacare’s rollout flopped and HealthCare.gov was a mess. But a strong March enrollment surge, along with indications that younger and healthier people had begun signing up, has changed their attitude. Around the country,...
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Charles Keating was best known for his shady financial dealings, but his politics were even more destructive
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The Myth of Working Your Way Through College
www.theatlantic.com

Once upon a time, a summer spent scooping ice cream could pay for a year of college. Today, the average student's annual tuition is equivale

The Conservative Myth of a Social Safety Net Built on Charity
www.theatlantic.com

The right yearns for an era when churches and local organizations took care of society's weakest—an era that never existed and can't exist t

100 Years of Right (And Left) Moves
www.thedailybeast.com

The sign-up deadline for the Affordable Care Act has arrived, and in looking back at the last century of presidential power actions on both

Poll: Majority of women voters giving Hobby Lobby serious side-eye over ...
www.salon.com

A strong majority of women voters in the U.S. oppose letting corporations opt out of providing birth control. Duh

Ryan: GOP 'Party of Ideas' -- Democrats 'Party of Personalities' - Bloom...
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Rep. Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee Chairman, during the American Conservative Union Conference on March 6, 2014 in National Harbor. Amon

Pat Buchanan: Repeal all civil rights laws!
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America's racist right-wing uncle has a modest proposal

America's Biggest Newspapers Slam The GOP Over Shutdown - HuffPost Live
live.huffingtonpost.com

Republicans looking for supporters of their shutdown strategy will have to look somewhere other than the country's biggest newspapers.

Obamacare launch poised to reach millions despite shutdown drama
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Millions of Americans will learn on Tuesday what President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law actually means for

WATCH: Republicans Spent Year Blocking Budget Conference
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WASHINGTON -- House Republicans decided Monday that government shutdown or not, it was more important for them to keep trying to strike a bl

Debt standoff could 'all but wipe out' US recovery, economists warn
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Analysts say government shutdown would be nothing compared to a failure to raise America's $16.7tn debt ceiling

US government on verge of shutdown as House votes to delay health law
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Resolution passed Sunday, makes funding government until December contingent upon one-year delay of healthcare reforms

RIP, the middle class: 1946-2013
www.salon.com

The 1 percent hollowed out the middle class and our industrial base. And Washington just let it happen

It's the austerity, stupid: The cherry-picked data behind the biggest li...
www.motherjones.com

Once again, the Beltway fell for cherry-picked data—and you paid the price.

John Boehner’s Congress is a train wreck
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He's the guy in charge of the worst-performing part of one of the worst-performing Congresses in history

Obama to ask business leaders to push Congress to raise debt limit
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will appeal to business leaders on Wednesday to urge Congress to approve an increase in the U.

Republicans ramp up war on poor people
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You might think providing 9 million uninsured people with affordable healthcare is a no-brainer. Think again

THE COMMA SUTRA: 13 Rules For Using Commas Without Looking Like An Idiot
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Thirteen rules that will get you through an email to your boss unscathed.