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Wendell Potter: If Obamacare critics win high court case, effects will be wildly disparate

Mar 9, 2015

March 9, 2015 - If the Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, nowhere will the effect be more stark than along the 400-mile border between two states my family has called home, Tennessee and Kentucky.

In the state where I grew up, Tennessee, thousands of people would in...

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Robert Reich: The Conundrum of Corporation and Nation

Mar 9, 2015

March 8, 2015 - The U.S. economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren’t feeling it. By contrast, most European economies are still in bad shape, but most Europeans are doing relatively well.

What’s behind this? Two big facts.

First, American corporations exert far more political influence in the United States than their counterparts exert...

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CARTOON: Run, Hillary, Run

CARTOON: Run, Hillary, Run

  Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com

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CARTOON: Cal Fire Responds

CARTOON: Cal Fire Responds

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The State Hornet
You can be Mexican, and American, at the same time

Mar 6, 2015

Part of the human experience is developing an identity in order to feel a sense of belonging in your community. Having firm roots in one country, while being raised in another, leads to a tug-of-war in deciding which country one identifies wi...

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Morris Dees: Ghost of Jim Crow continues to haunt nation on 50th anniversary of Selma march

Mar 6, 2015

March 6, 2015 - The eyes of the nation will be trained on Selma, Alabama, this weekend as tens of thousands of people gather to watch President Obama address the nation on the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

It’s important that we commemorate March 7, 1965, as the day the world was given a...

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Katherine McFate: What We Lose with a Privatized Postal Service

Mar 6, 2015

March 6, 2015 - Did you know that when you ship a package through Federal Express, the U.S. Postal Service often carries it the last mile?

Last year, the Postal Service delivered 1.4 billion packages for FedEx and UPS. In fact, it delivers the last mile for almost a third of FedEx packages. The 618,000...

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Steve Roady: Leading Marine Scientists Sound Alarm on Destructive Oil and Gas Airgun Exploration in Atlantic

Mar 5, 2015
Steve Roady: Leading Marine Scientists Sound Alarm on Destructive Oil and Gas Airgun Exploration in Atlantic

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Anna Meyer: This Trade Deal Will Make You Sick

Mar 5, 2015

March 5, 2015 - Food is more than just what we eat. It connects us to each other and our environment. And how we treat it is of tremendous importance to our democracy.

Right now, the future of our food is being decided behind closed doors.

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade and investment...

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The State Hornet
Escape the ‘wedding sharks’ by eloping

Wedding season is just around the corner and invitations, as well as save-the-dates, have been flooding my mailbox. I have officially reached the age where many of my peers are getting married and starting new families; myself included. 



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