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Oil Tank Car Safety

Oct 6, 2014
Oil Tank Car Safety

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Sorry Boy

Oct 6, 2014
Sorry Boy

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Robert Reich: Why We Allow Big Pharma to Rip Us Off

Oct 6, 2014

Oct. 6, 2014 - According to a new federal database put online last week, pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million in speaking and consulting fees over a five-month period in 2013.

Some doctors received over half a million dollars each, and others got millions of dollars in royalties from products they...

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The State Hornet
Fantasy football costs more than meets the eye

Oct 5, 2014

Football season is in full swing. For the next few months, stores will stuff their shelves with NFL teamwear, restaurants will celebrate with their Monday night specials and some of us will lose a loved one to the world of fantasy football. ...

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Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins: Congress still dragging its feet on fixes more than a year after Edward Snowden’s alarming revelations

Oct 3, 2014

October 3, 2014 - In a more innocent time not so long ago, perhaps only a million or so people in this country fell under the government’s suspecting glare. Achieving that distinctively fat FBI file might have required marching against a war or traveling to leftist lands.

These days, there’s no precise way to figure...

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Ryan Alexander: When $1.5 Trillion Could Be Too Low, the Price Tag Is Too High

Oct 2, 2014

October 2, 2014 - It’s not yet clear exactly how much the Pentagon’s fancy new F-35 combat jet will cost or when any of these stealth fighters will become operational. But the F-35 already shows great promise in the tough competition to become the most expensive weapons program ever undertaken.

Because of the jet’s projected...

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Jim Hightower: Let Them Eat Tips

Oct 2, 2014

October 2, 2014 - Just when you thought the plutocratic profiteers running America’s exploitative, low-wage economy couldn’t get any more clueless, self-serving, pious, and mingy — along comes Lady Maria of Marriott, magnanimously saying: “Let them eat tips.”

Marriott International supports the political notion that America is divided between a few noble “makers” (like them)...

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Measure L hands power to Mayor Johnson on a silver platter

Oct 2, 2014

Mayor Kevin Johnson has been heavily campaigning for Measure L and it is no surprise why. If the measure were to pass on Nov. 2, the elected mayor would have the power and authority that is usually handed over to a hired city manager who prov...

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Hong Kong Umbrella

Oct 2, 2014
Hong Kong Umbrella

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Obama’s Piece Prize

Oct 2, 2014
Obama’s Piece Prize

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