Salinas CA police with their new toy (and urban-friendly camophlage). Note the kick-ass sunglasses.

“When the Social Contract breaks from above, it breaks from below as well”

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The Rich can’t break their part of the bargain and expect the Rest to keep the other end up, can they? (That’s whe
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Paul Ryan: ‘Climate Change occurs no matter what’ (and government is not going to pay for it)

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The climate deniers are admitting the climate is changing. Now they’re denying responsibility for the cost.
Workers who cashed out their 401(k)s when changing jobs (click to enlarge)

Inequality: The best of the Bigs made $3.4 bn last year; Littles are cashing in their 401(k)s

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The inequality gap is growing larger. Steven Cohen puts his “art collection to work.” We sell our retirements.
Imperial Storm Troopers guarding a bank in Portland.

The violence of the State & the crime of peaceful protest

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So much of our analysis of the State ignores its violence. Chris Hedges has more.
Should you be financing the "new PBS"? Let the billionaires do that.

(Updated) Why is Public Television against public schools?

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The billionaire “privatize education” agenda is being promoted by so-called public television. Should you fund it?
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The Hedge Fund Managers tax break: Because Wall Streeters want your money

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if you earn a billion dollars a year, do you get your own tax exemption? Take a guess.
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Six ways of looking at infrastructure: “It’s their world. We just serve them in it.”

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Six shapshots: Why we can’t have nice things, like infrastructure.
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IPCC accidentally proves that “international cooperation” on climate change is dead

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The rich don’t do “incremental” climate changes. They do victory dances on graves of their enemies.
Hobby Lobby photo via DangApricot. Pope clothes via Shutterstock (Maxisport / Shutterstock.com)

Corporate world scared silly that Hobby Lobby will win ACA suit

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If Hobby Lobby wins its ACA case, it would “pierce the veil” that protects corporate owners from personal suits.
Harvard University at night, via Shutterstock.

Why Harvard must divest from carbon companies: A student’s open letter

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We can start fixing climate change by forcing universities to divest from carbon — fossil fuel — companies.
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