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Jim Hightower: Billionaire Koch Heads Pony Up for the GOP

Aug 5, 2014

Aug. 5, 2014 - The Koch brothers — the GOP megadonors and fossil fuel magnates — live in their own special world, enshrouded in the fumes emanating from their family's enormous stockpiles of wealth.

Charles and David Koch have always felt very special, and they expect those of us in the down-to-Earth world to treat...

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Robert Reich: World and Worth

Aug 5, 2014

Aug. 2, 2014 - What someone is paid has little or no relationship to what their work is worth to society.

Does anyone seriously believe hedge-fund mogul Steven A. Cohen is worth the $2.3 billion he raked in last year, despite being slapped with a $1.8 billion fine after his firm pleaded guilty to...

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Rice Knockout

Aug 5, 2014
Rice Knockout

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Bay Bridge and CalTrans

Aug 5, 2014
Bay Bridge and CalTrans

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Oil Trains

Aug 5, 2014
Oil Trains

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Toxic Algae Horror

Aug 5, 2014
Toxic Algae Horror

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Phyllis Bennis: Violating International Law in Gaza

Aug 1, 2014

July 30, 2014 - As Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip rages on, ceasefires come and go. Most last just long enough for Palestinians to dig out the dead from beneath their collapsed houses, get the injured to overcrowded and under-resourced hospitals, and seek enough food and water to last through the next round...

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American Immigration Council: The U.S. Must Not Lower the Bar on Protecting Children Fleeing Violence

Aug 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 30, 2014 - The humanitarian challenge posed by the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied children and young families at our southern border has once again ignited passions over the role immigration plays in our country. Rather tha...

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Wenonah Hauter: USDA Plans to Privatize Poultry Inspection Will Undermine Consumer Safety and Animal Welfare

Aug 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 31, 2014 - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the final rule that will transfer most poultry inspection from government inspectors to the companies so they can police themselves. With the poultry industry standing to gain financially due to increased production and fewer regulatory requirements, the plan is a gift...

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Jill Richardson: Should everyone pay a premium for food because Californians want to waste water?

Jul 31, 2014

July 31, 2014 - California's harsh new measure to deal with long-term drought is making waves. Residents caught wasting by washing sidewalks with their garden hose and committing similar reckless acts are incurring fines of up to $500.

Is that fair? Or will the fine be perceived as governmental overreach, like former New York Mayor...

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