What’s going on in Ferguson, Missouri?

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Ferguson, Missouri, a small suburb of St Louis, has turned into a warzone. On August 9, Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man was shot multiple times and killed by an unnamed, white police officer. The killing took place in the middle of the street, at around noon and in front of lots of witnesses. According to those witnesses, Brown had … [Read more...]

Contrary to what that t-shirt says, water is not a human right

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The city of Detroit has begun shutting off the water to city residents who haven't been paying their monthly bills. So far, over 15,000 residential customers have had the water cut off, and thousands more will be joining them shortly. From The Daily Beast: Tangela Harris been doing her best to keep up, but when she was no longer able to work … [Read more...]

The problem with employer-sponsored health insurance

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The Supreme Court ruled with one of its splendid 5-4 rulings that for-profit employers with religious objections don't have to provide contraception coverage in health insurance plans. The five so-called "conservative" justices sided with Hobby Lobby, saying that the family-run company had to choose between violating its sincerely held religious … [Read more...]

Cliven Bundy is a racist idiot

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Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was in the news recently for allowing his cattle to graze on federal land without paying for the privilege. He's evidently been doing this for twenty years. The reason he's never paid for the privilege of having his cattle graze on federal land, like other ranchers do, is because he chooses not to do business with the … [Read more...]

Group wants to ban the word ‘bossy’

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Evidently if you use the word bossy, you are condemning millions of women to a life of perpetual servitude to overly assertive men. At least that's what Lean In, the nonprofit group founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, would have you believe. The word bossy is so destructive, that members of Lean In are attempting to get the word banned. … [Read more...]

Federal judge rules that NSA program appears to NOT violate the Constitution

William Pauley, a federal judge from the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York, appointed by President Bill Clinton, ruled that the National Security Agency’s practice of collecting records of all telephone calls made in the United States, does not violate the U.S. Constitution, specifically, the Fourth Amendment. Imagine … [Read more...]