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Making Walmart Look Good? Goodwill’s Below-Minimum Wage

Goodwill apparently pays workers a painfully low $2.75 an hour, despite preaching charity; 9-5 schedules are counterproductive for creative workers; meanwhile, President Vladimir Putin stands up for Russia’s right to be homophobic. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Mandela’s Crucial Lesson for America—and the Republicans Who Never Learn

Beyond the eulogies bestowed this week on the late and truly great Nelson Mandela—a visionary, revolutionary and peacemaker—there is much for Americans to learn from the story of his vexed relationship with our country.

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Three Questions About the Motor City

Though these questions have mostly been ignored, continuing to ask them can at least highlight the fact that something nefarious is happening right now in the Motor City.

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GOP Christmas









GOP to the poor: That lump of coal represents the fuel that drives the engines of commerce. Use it wisely and you may rise to become a titan of industry. You'll thank me later.
Posted on Dec 12, 2013 ENLARGE



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What Reactions to the Obama-Thorning-Schmidt-Cameron Selfie Say About the Media

A glance at U.S. media coverage of Nelson Mandela’s memorial service will tell you only two important things happened: President Obama shook hands with Cuba’s Raul Castro and also took a selfie with the prime ministers of Denmark and the U.K. Neither of these nonevents should have received the attention they did, but the fact that they did tells us a lot about our media’s priorities.

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Global Warming Debate









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(Mis)Representations by Gerry Mander

“The Daily Show’s” Jason Jones discusses the “art” of gerrymandering with redistricting consultant Kimball Brace, a man who won’t stop drawing ludicrous new districts even after he’s run the country into the ground. The only thing left to do is honor this artist with a gallery exhibit that shows how he uses color to change the face of American politics.

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



Slate’s Person of the Year: Edward Snowden

Though Pope Francis beat the whistle-blower for the title in Time magazine, Snowden’s story remains one of the most influential of 2013; the Russian government will set up protest zones at the Sochi Winter Olympics; and Instagramming every moment may be altering your memory. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Congressional Negotiators Announce Budget Ahead of Schedule

Not only did Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., manage to reach a budget deal, but they did it ahead of schedule.

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Media Misfortune









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Iran Interim Agreement









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Winning Issues: Minimum Wage vs. Obamacare

Catching up on the day’s political news, one can see that the preferred issues of the Democrats and Republicans heading into the midterm elections are already having an impact.

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The Return of the Working Class Hero

For more than three decades, working class Americans receded as cultural heroes, replaced in the popular imagination by swashbuckling entrepreneurs, brilliant innovators, and shrewd investors who make millions at the touch of a computer key.

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Uruguay Likely to Become the First Nation to Legalize Marijuana

On Tuesday, Uruguay’s Senate will vote on a law that would allow for regulated distribution, production and sale of weed; income inequality in the U.S. is at its highest since 1928; meanwhile, Europeans are starting to believe that legalizing prostitution isn’t effective. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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How Elizabeth Warren Is Scaring the Crap Out of Think Tanks and Banks

The Massachusetts senator caused a stir this week after the Third Way think tank wrote an op-ed Monday warning Democrats not to follow Warren “over the populist cliff.” But what’s truly behind this resentment toward Warren? Fear, of course.

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Back in the Day, Minimum Wage Could Feed a Family

Current minimum wage earners can’t make it above the poverty line, but this wasn’t the case before the ’80s; a radioactive bomb can be used to clear out the AIDS virus in the body; meanwhile, a new study finds a correlation between intelligence and drinking. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Obamacare Explodes









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Obama’s Bigger Playing Field

The debate over the Affordable Care Act can stay small, focusing on website failures and other short-term difficulties facing the law. Or it can get bigger, with wider insurance coverage seen as part of a larger struggle for social justice in a nation growing steadily less equal.

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Poverty Wages in the Land Of Plenty

The holiday season is upon us. Sadly, the big retailers are Scrooges when it comes to paying their staffs.

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Ukraine Wants to be European









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George Orwell Nearly Died Halfway Through Writing ‘1984’

One of the most important books ever written almost never happened.

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Welcome Back, Jesus

The pope’s appraisal of modern capitalism is the obvious truth, whether divinely inspired or not.

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Knock, Knock









Never tell a knock knock joke to a gun owner
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The Puppet Master









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Kim Nicolini

Russell Brand, the Posh Left and the Politics of Class

What interested me more than Brand’s essay in The New Statesman this October was the backlash that he and people on the Left who support his political stance received from elite Academic Leftists and insulated politically correct Secular Leftists.

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Political Complications









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Pension Reform









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East China Sea Tensions









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Iran Nuclear Deal









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Kids’ Table









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Thanksgiving 2013









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Iran Nukes









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