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Why We React Differently To Terror Attacks Depending On Where They Happen

By Aldo Zammit Borda/The Conversation
People in the Middle East and Africa are more generous with their responses to terrorism in the West than vice versa.

Posted on May 31, 2016

Continuing The Political Revolution

By Steve Schwartzberg and Steve Balkin
The political revolution Bernie Sanders has launched against big money's corruption of American politics has begun well. If Bernie wins the Democratic nomination, it will proceed with great advantage. It should proceed even if he does not.

Posted on May 26, 2016

Black And Brown Kids Don't Need To Learn 'Grit,' They Need Schools To Stop Being Racist

By Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report
Stop adjusting youth to injustice.

Posted on May 25, 2016

Pro-Clinton Super PAC Caught Astroturfing On Social Media, Op-Ed Pages

By Deirdre Fulton/Common Dreams
For example, an anti-Sanders column purportedly penned by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was actually written by a corporate lobbyist and edited by David Brock's Correct the Record.

Posted on May 24, 2016

Uncovering The Stark Disparities Behind School Money

By Annie Waldman/ProPublica
Blame property taxes, Satan and segregation.

Posted on May 23, 2016

Patriotic Millionaires Vs. Carried Interest

By Morris Pearl/Patriotic Millionaires
The most indefensible example of money's corruptive influence in politics.

Posted on May 20, 2016

SPONSORED POST: An English Pub Quiz For The Presidential Campaign That's Driving Us To Drink

Test Your Knowledge With The Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief Of The Financial Times
Who can forget Jim Gilmore, the former governor of Virginia? Well, nearly everyone!

Posted on May 19, 2016

'Stunning:' CIA Admits 'Mistakenly' Deleting Copy of Senate Torture Report

By Nika Knight/Common Dreams
The admission comes only days after a federal court ruled that the Freedom of Information Act does not apply to the report, blocking its release to the public. Observers noted that the deletion coincides with widespread government efforts to suppress the document.

Posted on May 18, 2016

NSA Today: Archives Of Spy Agency's Internal Newsletter Culled From Snowden Documents

By Jon Queally/Common Dreams
A glimpse inside our secret government, with new chilling revelations.

Posted on May 17, 2016

Syria's Stateless Children

By John Davison/Reuters
Stateless children risk missing out on basic rights such as education and healthcare, can face difficulties getting a job and are exposed to abuse and even trafficking.

Posted on May 16, 2016

A Schlupfloch Here, A Schlupfloch There. Now It's Real Money

By Allan Sloan/ProPublica
German tax law allowed American mutual fund investors, American fund companies and (naturally) American investment banks to all profit at the expense of German taxpayers.

Posted on May 14, 2016

Obama Planning Huge Deportation Sweep Of Immigrant Families

By Julia Edwards/Reuters
The operation would also cover minors entered the country without a guardian and have since turned 18 years of age.

Posted on May 13, 2016

Prosecutor Targets Commerzbank For Deals That Dodge German Taxes

By Cezary Podkul/ProPublica
One variety of dividend arbitrage - known as "cum/ex" trades - was engineered to help investors and banks reclaim more tax money than was actually withheld by the government.

Posted on May 12, 2016

Study Calls On Obama To Withdraw Legal Memo That Allows Faith-Based Charities To Discriminate

By Sarah Smith/ProPublica
Yet another broken campaign pledge.

Posted on May 11, 2016

How Milwaukee Landlords Avoid Taxes

By David Epstein/ProPublica
Including one who has a second job: Playing in the NBA.

Posted on May 10, 2016

How Safe Is Your Data In The Sharing Economy?

By The Electronic Frontier Foundation
Who has your back? A report on Uber, Taskrabbit, Airbnb and more.

Posted on May 9, 2016

So Sue Them: What We've Learned About The Debt Collection Lawsuit Machine

By Paul Kiel/ProPublica
The most important difference since the late '90s is relatively simple: the emergence of debt buying.

Posted on May 6, 2016

German Finance Minister Cries Foul Over Tax Avoidance Deals

By Cezary Podkul/ProPublica
Or as the German Left Party chairman said, "I doubt that the dividend deals are legal. In no case are they decent. Investment banking is the playground for tax thieves."

Posted on May 5, 2016

Wall Street Stock Loans Drain $1 Billion A Year From German Taxpayers

By Cezary Podkul/ProPublica and Allan Sloan/Washington Post
A key feature of the transactions is the absence of risk for borrowers and lenders.

Posted on May 4, 2016

How Barclays Turned A $10 Billion Profit Into A Tax Loss

By Tom Bergin/Reuters
Significant windfalls to executives; bupkis for citizens.

Posted on May 3, 2016

Where Have 4.8 Million Syrian Refugees Gone?

By Jeffrey Cohen/The Conversation
Reaching the shores of Europe is not a goal for most.

Posted on May 1, 2016

MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock.
TV - Cricket vs. Brexit.
POLITICS - An Odd Call From Bermuda.
SPORTS - All Is Not Forgiven, Bears.

BOOKS - Turning Points Of The Civil War.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Baxter's IV Bag Shortages.


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