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If Minimum Wage Kept Up With The One Percent’s Gains

Minimum Wage One Percent

And yet, we can’t even debate a less-than $2 increase. Congress’s priorities are clear.

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The Nonviolent Inmates Overfilling Our Prisons

Federal Prison Capacity

Add to this the fact that many cops are effectively incentivized to make as many arrests as possible a month–and it’s a lot easier to handcuff a man for nonviolent drug crimes than it is to crack down on violent, life-ending ones–and you’ve got one bitter and bottomless cocktail that disproportionately impacts minorities and the poor. Drug abuse is a symptom of a larger set of problems–namely poverty and systemic segregation–not the cause.

If you want to learn about the failed (or pending how much money and DC-influence you desire, “successful”) drug war, be sure to watch Eugene Jarecki’s “The House I Live In”. Check out the trailer below:

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Dwight Eisenhower, The Last Republican

Eisenhower Last Republican

Jeb Bush has said it; even Ronald Reagan would have a hard time getting elected in today’s GOP. Ike, one of the party’s most successful members, would likely suffer a political stoning.

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Why We Can Never Get Rid Of The NSA In Four Frames

National Security Inc

What a crafty little chokehold they’ve got us in.

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Obama’s Dirty Dishes

Obama Dirty Dishes

Taking a sledgehammer to trust and privacy does a marriage–and a country–a helluva lot of good, don’t you think?

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