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Faculty Join Fast Food in the Fight for $15
ZNet - 7 Hours ago
As yesterday’s Fight for $15 protests wound to a close across the country, it’s become clear that this movement is not a fleeting effort—it’s here to stay. The focal point has primarily been on the most
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Have Pollsters Become Too Powerful?
The New Republic Online - 12 Hours ago
T he last time Peter Kellner forecast the result on the eve of a major British vote, he was accused of costing U.K. taxpayers tens of billions of pounds. For much of the Scottish referendum campaign,
Living by numbers: YouGove and the power of the pollsters New Statesman
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Jeb Bush Came So Close to Acknowledging Climate Change Today
The New Republic Online - 4/17/2015
A t an event in New Hampshire on Friday, presidential hopeful Jeb Bush did something exceedingly rare for a Republican to do these days: openly acknowledge carbon pollution.  "The climate is changing,
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Photo of the Day, Long Time Ago In a Galaxy Far, Far Away Edition
American Prospect - 4/17/2015
Flickr/Betsy Weber I'm not even going to bother linking to the new trailer for the new Star Wars movie, because it's been out since yesterday, and if you haven't watched it already there's obviously
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America's Political Obsession With the "Middle Class" Hurts Workers
The New Republic Online - 4/17/2015
I f you hadn’t noticed, Hillary Clinton has officially embarked upon her 2016 presidential campaign. For the next 18 months, we’ll hear her appeal to American voters: her experience, her passion, and
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Two More Candidates to Begin Doomed Runs for Presidency
American Prospect - 4/17/2015
What leads a man to look in the mirror and say, "I could be president of the United States"? Anybody can say they should be president, of course—after all, aren't all your ideas the right ones?—but it
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Martin O'Malley Just Jumped to the Left of Elizabeth Warren. Your Move, Hillary.
The New Republic Online - 4/17/2015
S peaking at Harvard University on Thursday night, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley cranked up the pressure on Hillary Clinton by calling for a $15 an hour minimum wage and voicing his opposition
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Jeb Bush Was Born On Third Base. Does He Think He Hit a Triple?
American Prospect - 4/17/2015
View image | gettyimages.com Jeb Bush, you may or may not be aware, spent much of his adult life as a "businessman." I put that word in quotes because from what we've learned so far Bush doesn't seem
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Cut Taxes or Expand Medicaid? Florida Governor Rick Scott Is in Quite a Pickle.
The New Republic Online - 4/17/2015
T he Florida state government has been a hotbed of opposition to Obamacare, and has succeeded in resisting the law’s Medicaid expansion, in large part because of the state's Low Income Pool: a multi-billion
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Republicans Are Trying to Fight Abortion with Ignorance
The New Republic Online - 4/16/2015
D r. Matt Zerden has raised his voice before when he felt something was wrong. As a student at Harvard Medical School in 2009, he told   The New York Times he felt  "violated" when he and classmates discovered
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Two Ways Clinton Can Make Voters Care About Climate Change
The New Republic Online - 4/16/2015
C onventional political wisdom often says climate change is a bottom-tier issue for voters. “It is very difficult to find an issue that voters place lower on the list than climate change,” GOP pollster
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Obama's Intraparty Trade Fight Has Officially Begun
The New Republic Online - 4/16/2015
S enators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee respectively, and Representative Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, reached
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The Real Reason Social Security Is the Third Rail of American Politics
American Prospect - 4/16/2015
View image | gettyimages.com Chris Christie still harbors hopes of becoming the Republican nominee for president, and in search of a way to convince conservatives that he's one of them—and reinforce
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Hillary Clinton's Evolution On Marriage Equality Shows How Change Happens, and Why
American Prospect - 4/16/2015
Over the last few days, Chris Geidner of Buzzfeed has been documenting Hillary Clinton's evolution on the issue of same-sex marriage, an evolution that may now finally be complete. First Geidner posted
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Pope Francis's Populist War on the Devil
The New Republic Online - 4/16/2015
A t the conclusion of last year, Pope Francis helped broker a watershed deal between the United States and Cuba, which led to the much - celebrated thawing of diplomatic relations between the two nations.
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Obama Mentor Laurence Tribe Is Pitting Obamacare Supporters Against Environmentalists
The New Republic Online - 4/15/2015
O n Thursday, representing coal company Peabody Energy, Laurence Tribe will  argue  in federal court that the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which would cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions on a state-by-state
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Where the Candidates Stand On Taxes
American Prospect - 4/15/2015
Keep up with Paul!   View image | gettyimages.com Tax day is a good time to wonder just what sort of changes to the tax code we might expect when we get a new president 21 months from now. Most of
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You Don't Have to Drink the Clinton Kool-Aid to See That Hillary Is the Only Option
The New Republic Online - 4/15/2015
I t’s only week one of Hillary for President: The Sequel , and already the nominee-in-waiting is proving an exception to a standard campaign rule.  Traditionally, the more perfect a famous figure looks
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Republicans Understand Climate Change, But Only Behind Closed Doors
The New Republic Online - 4/15/2015
S even years ago, Richard Alley, a prominent climate scientist studying melting glaciers, briefed ten U.S. senators on a congressional trip to Greenland. They took plane and boat rides to visit icebergs
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Federal Contract Workers and the Fight For a Living Wage
American Prospect - 4/15/2015
How your tax dollars are creating millions of underpaid jobs—and how workers are fighting back.  PinItInstapaperPocketEmailPrint Tommy Wells/Flickr Public employees at a 2013 Good Jobs Nation rally
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The gender pay gap is bad. The gender pay gap for women of color is even worse.
Free-i-News - 4/15/2015
Tweet [embedded content] Tweet [embedded content] Women, on average, earn 22% less than men, or 78 cents for every white man’s dollar. This fact is everywhere, especially on Tuesday, Equal Pay Day.
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We're Checking the Wrong "Privilege"
The New Republic Online - 4/15/2015
I n a New York Times article on Sunday, “First-Generation Students Unite,” Laura Pappano describes efforts to make life easier for the handful of Harvard who can’t afford “$1,000 Moncler puffer jackets.”
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Raise Our Taxes. Please.
The New Republic Online - 4/15/2015
M ost Americans hate today. After all, it’s Tax Day—and no one likes seeing the federal government take a large chunk of their income. ( Well almost no one .) As the 2016 campaign gets underway, candidates,
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Paid Leave Takes a Place on Hillary Clinton’s Platform
The New Republic Online - 4/15/2015
Today, three days into Hillary Clinton's candidacy, her campaign will announce its three senior policy advisers. And the selection of one of them, Ann O’Leary, is sending a strong message that the Clinton
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It Turns Out People Can Be Persuasive When They're High
American Prospect - 4/14/2015
I'm fairly certain she's a "yes" on legalization. (Flickr/Jonathan Piccolo) The Pew Research Center has a new poll out on marijuana legalization, and in many ways it's about what you'd expect if you've
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