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Robert Reich: Why So Many Americans Feel So Powerless

Apr 27, 2015

April 26, 2015 - A security guard recently told me he didn’t know how much he’d be earning from week to week because his firm kept changing his schedule and his pay. “They just don’t care,” he said.

A traveler I met in the Dallas Fort-Worth Airport last week said she’d been there eight hours...

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CARTOON: Tax Freedom Day!

CARTOON: Tax Freedom Day!

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Op-Ed: Grace Meng: A Step for Equal Justice for California’s Immigrants

Apr 24, 2015

April 22, 2015 - In California, if you are arrested for a minor drug offense and successfully complete a program under “deferred entry of judgment,” you can avoid jail time and even a criminal record. You can move on with your life – unless you are an immigrant.

That unequal treatment – which has led...

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Jewish Voice for Peace: Congress Should Reject Pro-Settlement Legislation

Apr 24, 2015

April 23, 2015 - Jewish Voice for Peace strongly opposes proposed amendments to trade legislation intended to institutionalize support for the Israeli occupation and attempt to criminalize non-violent boycotts of Israel. Yesterday the Senate Finance Committee approved amended language to S.995, while a related bill (HR. 825) is pending in the House. This added...

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Craig Aaron: Failure of $45 billion Comcast-Time Warner mega-merger a massive win for the public interest

Apr 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 - Comcast abandoned its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable on Friday morning. The move followed media reports of considerable skepticism about the benefits of the merger by staff at the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission, the two agencies charged with reviewing the deal.

Free Press President and...

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Jesselyn Radack: Gen. Petraeus Sentence “Slap on the Wrist” Highlights Gross Double Standard in Application of Justice

Apr 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, April 24, 2015 - Attorney for Snowden, Kiriakou and Drake Comments on Gen. Petraeus Sentence

Yesterday, Gen. David Petraeus was sentenced to two years’ probation and a $100,000 fine after illegally disclosing classified information to his mistress, including code-word information, detailed discussions with the President, and the names of covert operatives. He additionally...

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Gregory Lipper: Deja Vu All Over Again: Religious Objections To Interracial Marriage And Same-Sex Marriage

Apr 23, 2015

April 23, 2015 - “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” has become a cliché, but opposition to marriage equality remains rooted in certain religious beliefs. The same-sex marriage bans of four states will be considered next week by the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges. Proponents of these marriage bans framed their arguments...

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Fred Wertheimer: Why Jeb Bush’s super PAC plan is potentially illegal

Apr 23, 2015

April 23, 2015 - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is preparing to push the role of the individual-candidate super PAC to new, brazen heights.

The Bush campaign is reportedly planning to reverse the role of Bush’s campaign committee and the “independent” super PAC supporting him – so that the super PAC would essentially become Bush’s...

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Mark Cooper: The public interest can only be served if senior decision makers reject the Comcast merger

Apr 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 23, 2015 - Shortly after the Comcast-Time Warner merger was proposed, an analysis by the Consumer Federation of America concluded the merger represented such a dramatic increase in concentration at key choke points in the digital communications ecology that it was “unapprovable.” Application of the recently revised Merger Guidelines published by...

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Hybrid classes: More harm than good

Apr 23, 2015

Technology can either hurt or help students in their educational process. Hybrid classrooms are meant to be convenient for students and professors with busy schedules. Students are able to learn and professors are able to teach from the comfo...

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