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D.C. court nominations put spotlight on filibuster

"The country needs a Senate that works as our founders intended."

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Cancer patients more likely to go bankrupt

Cancer patients are twice as likely to file for bankruptcy as people without cancer, a study in Washington State has found.

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Texas plant blast explainable, not excusable

The plant's owner apparently didn't disclose the dangers there, and the government agencies responsible for protecting the area also failed. Profoundly.

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Scandal, smandal, sign me up for Obamacare!

It's true that liberal and progressive - frankly political - organizations have taken advantage of the 501(c)(4) tax exempt provisions too, but not on the scale of the tea party.

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Education coalition assails wide use of temporary faculty

Elite colleges are being reserved for the very wealthy and higher education for the 99 percent becoming more standardized, impersonal, low quality or completely out-of-reach.

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CPUSA leader talks strategy for defeating the extreme right

In a speech he delivered to a recent members conference of the CPUSA, Sam Webb, the party's chairman, acknowledged "it is easy to become frustrated with the pace and scale of change in recent years."

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FOX-y move? Koch brothers may buy major U.S. newspapers

The far-right billionaire Koch brothers are reportedly seeking to buy The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, and five other daily newspapers.

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Russian homeland threatened by feminism

It's fairly obvious that feminist groups (and bands like Pussy Riot) are a grave danger to the true function of womanhood in service to the KKK of freedom.

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Two tales of jackpots and taxes

Our nation's tax experts no longer think about taxes as a tool for combating our "undue concentration of wealth." They see taxes as a matter of raising revenue.

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Jovan Belcher tragedy: Time to examine our gun culture

We need to look at a society that rewards ruthless competition while undermining cooperation and community.

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