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Battlefield America: The War on the American People
Battlefield America: The War on the American People By John W. Whitehead  April 20, 2015 “A government which will turn its tanks upon its people, for any reason, is a government with a taste of blo...
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The Big Idea: California Is So Over
California has met the future, and it really doesn’t work. As the mounting panic surrounding the drought suggests, the Golden State, once renowned for meeting human and geographic challenges, is lo...
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Medicaid Hardball
The state is headed for fiscal catastrophe if it persists in refusing to expand Medicaid and stands to lose some $4 billion in federal funds if a lucrative Medicaid waiver expires. This is the lega...
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Poorly educated, don’t-give-a-damn workers are dragging down the economy
Conventional wisdom has it that one of the main reasons for the lethargic U.S. economy is that middle- and low-income workers are getting the short end of the wage stick. Read more: Poorly educated...
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Allen West Blames Football Injuries On Church-State Separation
In a speech to a Gladewater, Texas, conservative group last week, former Rep. Allen West blamed high school football injuries on the end of state-sponsored prayer in schools, saying that when he wa...
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72-Year-Old Southern Grannie Goes On A Tear Against 'Modern Women' and Lazy, Welfare Recipients
72-Year-Old Southern Grannie Goes On A Tear Against 'Modern Women' and Lazy, Welfare Recipients "We had mothers to raise us, they raised us to be women and raise our own children!"  Read more
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Man Kills Himself Holding 'Tax The 1%' in Front of Capitol—and Nobody Hears About It
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When 64-year-old Vietnam vet John Constantino burned himself to death on the DC Mall in October of 2013 I couldn’t stop thinking about this man and his act. Who was he? What compelled him? What was...
Analysis: When Texans' Presidential Primary Votes Matter
by ROSS RAMSEY, The Texas Tribune
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Analysis: When Texans' Presidential Primary Votes Matter by Ross Ramsey , The Texas Tribune April 20, 2015 The Republicans could do to Texas in 2016 what the Democrats did in 2008 — bring an unsett...
'Reely, Kevin?'
by CHRIS HEDGES, TruthDig
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MINISINK, N.Y.—The affable, soft-spoken dairy farmer stood outside his 70-stall milking barn on his 230-acre family farm. When his father started farming there in 1950 were about 800 dairy farms in...
Movie Review: Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
by RON IRWIN
Apr 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 I will cheerfully admit that I approached this movie with low expectations. I knew with certainty that what I was about to see was absolutely not any  Gone With the Wind,  or ...
The anti-Obamacare movement is making red states sicker and poorer
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Arizona just passed  a bizarre new anti-Obamacare law  that, in effect, promises to let the Supreme Court wreck the state's health-care system. It's a microcosm of the strange strategy Republicans ...
Bad decisions
by GLENN MOLLETTE
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Bad decisions,         Age is only a number   By Glenn Mollette    Two police officers - one from South Carolina and one from Oklahoma should never have pulled their handguns. Their decisions took ...
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People look at an artillery shell in the ground along a damaged street, caused by an April 20 air strike that hit a nearby army weapons depot, in Sanaa(Reuters) - Two air strikes in Yemen on Tuesday killed at least 40 people, most of them civilians and wounded dozens of others, medical sources said. One strike hit a bridge in central Ibb province as cars carrying militia members were driving on it, residents said, killing at least 20 people, mostly civilians. Another, on a security building in the city of Haradh near Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia, killed 13 civilians and seven soldiers. Saudi Arabia and its Sunni Arab allies have been bombing Yemen for almost a month in a bid to weaken the country's dominant force, the Shi'ite Houthi militia movement allied to Iran.


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EGYPT-POLITICSCAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.


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