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The Mad Military Money Machine

July 30, 2019           |                                       

There’s something sick about U.S. Military spending. It’s certainly not keeping anyone safe. This week, why we the public spend billions on bad technology and what happens to service people who speak up about it. Then, a peace economy – what might it look like? I’ll talk to Jodie Evans of Code Pink. Featured Guests: […]

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Paved Perks: An Uzbek Man Of The People, With Benefits

June 14, 2019           |                                       

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev has ordered top public officials to live like average citizens, but giving up the perks of high office might be easier said than done. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/29999856.html

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The Report of the Augar Review investigating the future of post-18 education funding has finally been published. The Review was motivated by two factors. On the one hand, this was Theresa May’s desperate response to Jeremy Corbyn’s commitment to scrap university tuition fees and to bring back the Education Maintenance Allowance that David Cameron and […]

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Society Is in Decay

May 31, 2019           |                                       

Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those who pollute our planet and […]

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Dara Lind and Kirsten Berg Join ProPublica’s D.C. Newsroom

May 30, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica announced Thursday that reporter Dara Lind and research reporter Kirsten Berg will be joining its Washington, D.C., newsroom, under the leadership of senior editor Marilyn Thompson. Other hires are still forthcoming. As part of the Washington reporting team, Lind and Berg will contribute to ProPublica’s investigative coverage of the federal government and its impact […]

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Americans lost big-time on May 15 when the Trump administration renewed two expired mineral leases for Chilean mining giant Antofagasta to mine sulfide-ore copper right on the edge of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, the most-visited wilderness area in the United States. The leases, vital to Antofagasta’s Twin Metals mining project, had been terminated in 2016 by […]

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Lies in Politics: Boris Johnson, the Law and the European Union

May 29, 2019           |                                       

An enduring memory of the 2016 Brexit campaign, so marked by the foppish-haired blusterer, Boris Johnson, was the claim that the European Union was hungrily drawing out from British coffers £350 million a week. It was insufferable, unqualified and dishonest. It was a claim reared in the atmosphere of outrageous deception marking the effort on […]

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By Ralph NaderMay 29, 2019 Plutocrats like to control the range of permissible public dialogue. Plutocrats also like to shape what society values. If you want to see where a country’s priorities lie, look at how it allocates its money. While teachers and nurses earn comparatively little for performing critical jobs, corporate bosses including those […]

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The 2016 presidential elections were not exactly a high point for the two national teachers’ unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. Leaders took heat for jumping in with what many believed was a premature endorsement of Hillary Clinton involving too few rank and file voices. So this time around, the […]

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Elizabeth Warren wants to cancel part or all student loan debt for 95 percent of Americans and make public college free for everyone—the latest, and perhaps most ambitious, policy proposal for the 2020 Democratic contender. Warren announced the policy in a Medium post Monday morning. The Massachusetts Democrat told readers that her own past as […]

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