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The [Thursday] Papers

The site may be light through the weekend due to both unforeseen and foreseen circumstances. No one ever says "foreseen circumstances," but why? Often they are foreseen. In this case, both. So let's jump right to the social media.

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BeachBook

Citigroup's Non-Prosecution Agreement.

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TweetWood
A sampling.

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"And here's why you should only pay the minimum each month, and borrow more if you need to like the mayor!"

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CPS Board Meeting, A Frank Clark Production.

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"Clarksplain." Kudos!

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Democracy Dies Behind A Paywall.

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Journalism!

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Plus, the money isn't going toward the deficit, but to finance tax cuts to the wealthy.

Democracy dies behind bad journalism.

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Unfortunately, voters cannot do the same.

Does early voting boost the numbers of those participating in elections? Yes. But there are other ways to do that - making election days national holidays; voting on Saturdays; more aggressively attacking voter suppression. Even shortening the early voting window would help - what's the point of increasing the number of voters if they're making their decisions on incomplete information?

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The Beachwood Tronc Line: The flip side.



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Posted on May 25, 2017


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BOOKS - Quimby's Adult Thrillers!

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