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Frank Sharry: Memo to Speaker Boehner and the House GOP: Don’t Like President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration? Pass. The. Bill.

Dec 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 1, 2014 - With Congress back in session this week, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives is teeing up attacks on President Obama’s lawful use of executive action on immigration, with the House kicking things off with two hearings scheduled for Tuesday.

If Republicans are actually serious about dealing with immigration and preempting...

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Robert Reich: Patrolling the Boundaries Inside America

Dec 1, 2014

Nov. 28, 2014 - America is embroiled in an immigration debate that goes far beyond President Obama’s executive order on undocumented immigrants.

It goes to the heart of who “we” are. And it’s roiling communities across the nation.

In early November, school officials in Orinda, California, hired a private detective to determine whether a seven-year-old Latina...

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A five-minute animation: How an addiction is formed


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Battle of Franklin: 150 ago today

Nov 29, 2014
Battle of Franklin: 150 ago today

It is quite likely the biggest battle of the American War for Southern Independence (AKA The Civil War) that you have never heard of.On this day 150 years ago - November 30, 1864 - thousands of Confederate troops charged thousands of Union soldiers who...

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Pastor Cole’s Stunt on National News [NBC; Harry Smith reporting]

#revonthestreets The text to this NBC News segment can be found here.What is annoying for those of us Sacramentans who followed the story while it happened, a month ago, are several thingsOne is that this all happened a month ago. When will it end? And...

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Ann M. Starrs: U.S. Law and Policy Should Uphold and Support a Woman’s Personal Decisions About Her Pregnancy

Nov 26, 2014

Nov. 25, 2014 - On December 3, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS) to determine whether the company violated the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act. At issue is whether UPS failed to make reasonable accommodation for a pregnant employee, Peggy Young, by refusing to shift her...

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Thanksgiving comes at a price

Nov 26, 2014

The dear holiday of Thanksgiving died last year when retail stores made the decision to open their stores a day early. Sadly, none of us got a chance to say goodbye.

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Joe Margulies: Lack of an indictment for Darren Wilson actually opens more options for systemic reform to police-community relations

Nov 26, 2014

Nov. 25, 2014 - The grand jury decision in Ferguson Missouri today enrages many people – but the lack of an indictment actually opens more options for systemic reform to police-community relations, says Joe Margulies, civil rights attorney and visiting professor of government and law at Cornell University.

Margulies says: “Many people are enraged that...

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Robert Reich: Why College Is Necessary But Gets You Nowhere

Nov 26, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014 - This is the time of year when high school seniors apply to college, and when I get lots of mail about whether college is worth the cost.

The answer is unequivocally yes, but with one big qualification. I’ll come to the qualification in a moment but first the financial case for...

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Ferguson Grand Jury

Nov 25, 2014
Ferguson Grand Jury

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