What the Greek Crisis Might Reveal about Global Capitalism

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Writing under the pseudonym Tyler Durden (Fight Club fans will recognize that name), the primary author at Zero Hedge has offered an interesting perspective on what the brutally realistic options are for the newly elected Syriza leaders, if the party...More

Iran: Paranoia, Uncomfortable Facts and Elusive Peace

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In their 2007 book, the The Sphinx of Tehran , Yossi Melman and Meir Javedanfar built a narrative around the theory, supported by Israeli intelligence given to Melman, that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was a dangerous fanatic whose ideas were...More

Restitution

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In most criminal justice systems, individuals receive punishment whenever they commit a certain crime. Punishments take different forms of penal sanctions. The common legal penalties include probation, fines, imprisonment, restitution and fines. Therefore, restitution is a form of penal sanction...More

Exigent Circumstances

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Exigent circumstances refer to the existing exceptions to general warrant requirements as enshrined by the Fourth Amendment seizures and searches. Such situations occur whenever law enforcement officers have probable causes but no adequate time to obtain a warrant, particularly in...More

Marco Rubio has new ideas?

MO-Sen: Jason Kander (D) Speaks Out Against The TPP & Highlights How It Hurts Jobs In Missouri

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Missouri Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander (D. MO) just posted this video on his campaign website where he speaks out against fast tracking the Trans-Pacific Partnership and explains how it would hurt jobs in Missouri. Please...More

PA-Sen: Bob Casey (D) Fights Back Against Fast Tracking The TPP

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He's not up for re-election but my home state U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr . (D) has a terrific record on labor and he's helping in leading the fight to stop fast tracking the T.P.P.: I need your help to...More

IA-Sen: WH Press Sec. Slams Grassley (R) Of Being 'Duplicitous' For Delaying Loretta Lynch Nom.

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BOOM! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called out Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Thursday after Grassley blamed Democrats for not confirming Loretta Lynch while they controlled the Senate. Earnest accused Grassley of being "duplicitous" when he...More

Scott Walker and Ron Johnson Tanking in Wisconsin Polls; RoJo Taking Action; Walker - Meh

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Latest poll isn't good for Rojo. Couldn't happen to 2 more deserving people IMVHO. I realized something was up when I actually received a reply to an email I sent to Wisconsin's Junior Senator, Ron Johnson (R-IBoughtMySenateSeat): Dear Ms. (my...More

The Politicus: College User Generated Challenge {2015}

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The Politicus invites YOU to participate in our 5th annual user generated college writing challenge ( high school students welcomed ). Contestants are asked to create smart, sophisticated and topical articles about our favorite subject politics! Articles can cover a...More

FL-Sen: Alan Grayson (D) Moving Closer To Senate Run

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Looks like there might be a real Democratic primary in the battle to take outgoing Senator Marco Rubio's (R. FL) seat: http://www.tampabay.com/... Rep. Alan Grayson says he’s moving closer to getting in the race for U.S. Senate, citing difficulty of...More

WI-Sen: New Marquette University Poll Has Russ Feingold (D) Leading Ron Johnson (R) 54-38

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This better prompt Russ Feingold (D. WI) to jump in and take back his Senate seat: http://www.jsonline.com/... As Gov. Scott Walker moves closer to a formal announcement that he will run for president, the latest Marquette University Law School poll...More

One Woman Discovers The Wage Gap

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BuzzFeed created an amazing video to draw more attention to the gender wage gap in the United States. Below that video is a chart by AAUW that shows the gender wage gap by state. (function(d, s, id) { var js,...More

The Cheryl's Birthday problem

Here's to obsessions. And math problems. And visual aids to thinking. And to Singapore where teaching kids how to think takes precedence over doofus regurge.

Here's the problem:

Upside Downtrodden - episode 112

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EPISODE 112 TOPIC: TAXES EPISODE 112 SEGMENTS: JUSTWORTHY CAUSE - CTJ.ORG, THE TAX CODE, WORDS TO LIVE BY We live in a world of make-believe, institutionalized by man-made systems of control which seek to disparage, undermine, and enslave society. Let...More

Israel: Bibi_who? reported "stuck" on overpromised Defense & Housing posts. Likud leaks "Unity" pact

This is big news. Bayit Yehudi Scolds Netanyahu For Broken Promise on Defense Ministry Offer to Bennett -- written up by Eliyahu Berkovitz. Take a step back to yesterday and Haaretz reported another leak out of the senior Likud leadership:...More

The LPS Washington Update: Noteworthy Polling Results

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Today is everyone's favorite day of the year and what better way to take your mind off taxes than some new and interesting data? In our newest Washington Update, you will find maps showing the changing age demographics across the...More

Would you support means testing Social Security?

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A means test is a determination of whether an individual or family is eligible for government assistance, based upon whether the individual or family possesses the means to do without that help.More

Kansas seeks to shame the poor...politcal pandering at its worse

Marco Rubio is an empty suit. #RubioRuse

The game is rigged; and Florida has long needed a Senator who fights to turn the tables in favor of the middle class. Instead, we have had a do-nothing Senator in Marco Rubio. Marco Rubio has mastered the art of...More

What two candidates are more likely to end up in a Presidential General Election against each other? (Pick 1 Dem and 1 GOP)

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Please pick one Democrat and one Republican.More

A damaged Chris Christie to climb in the ring?

IL, CA & MD-Sen: Duckworth (D), Harris (D) & Edwards (D) Keep Up The Fight For Equal Pay

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Received this e-mail today from Rep. Tammy Duckworth's (D. IL) U.S. Senate campaign on behalf of herself and California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D. CA) and Rep. Donna Edwards' (D. MD) U.S. Senate campaigns: During my Army service, I always...More

Likudniks overpromise Knesset chairs. "Unity" possible. OC Rabbi pleads guilty to bribing their FBI

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The Holy Land has its problems. One big one, if we're going to be honest about this, is is that the Jewish community in Israel is plagued with dishonesty. During the run up to the March 17th election, Likud's promises...More

Voter's Manifesto

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This is not my usual satire and light-hearted stuff , but I am increasingly frustrated with politicians so this is my Voter’s Manifesto...FOR ALL POLITICIANS. I don't care which party you are in. Dear Politician, I, a voter, am fed...More

PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 4/13/15 Edition

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Received this e-mail today from Joe Sestak's (D. PA) U.S. Senate campaign: Sen. Toomey says one thing in Pennsylvania, and then does another with his vote in Washington, D.C. Let's take a look. On the left, below, we have what...More

AK-Sen: CREDO Action Goes After Lisa Murkowksi's (R) Plan To Privatize American Public Lands

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Received this e-mail today from CREDO Action: Republicans didn’t campaign on getting rid of America’s public lands and national monuments in the last election, but they sure are acting like it. First they attempted to pass a bill that would...More

MT-Gov: Steve Bullock (D) Lampoons Koch Group Over 'Millions Of Montanans' Goof

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Nice: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/... Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) bashed the Koch brothers-funded conservative outside group Americans for Prosperity for botching the total population of Montana in a response to Montana Democrats advancing legislation that would expand Medicaid in the state. The...More

FL-Sen: Patrick Murphy (D), "Raise Your Water Bottles & Bid Farewell To Marco Rubio (R)"

Received this e-mail today from Rep. Patrick Murphy's (D. FL) U.S. Senate campaign: It’s official: Senator Marco Rubio just announced he’s running for President. That means he won’t be running against Patrick Murphy for United States Senate in 2016! Frankly,...More

Michael Slager speaking to Senior Officer right after shooting Walter Scott (Audio)

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Police Officer Michael Slager is heard speaking with a Senior Officer about "what happens next" after shooting and killing Walter Scott. The audio was obtained by The Guardian newspaper , which said it came from the dashcam of Slager's police...More

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