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Pocahontas proves her indigenous ancestry (cnn.com)
by tovarichpeter on 15 Oct 2018  232 comments, latest 7 months ago
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/15

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Renting is your best bet (latimes.com)
by tovarichpeter on 20 Feb 2014  190 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.latimes.com/busines It’s now cheaper to rent than own. Across a large swath of Southern California, owning a house has become less attractive financially in the wake of rapid home price...

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America's doctors are overpaid (slate.com)
by tovarichpeter on 25 Feb 2013  153 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.slate.com/articles/ American health care costs a lot because the prices Americans pay for health care services are very high. And hospitals charge those high prices for the same reason any...

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Inequality is a bitch (nytimes.com)
by tovarichpeter on 8 Aug 2014  145 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08

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Tech workers want to leave Silicon Valley (qz.com)
by tovarichpeter on 29 Feb 2016  134 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://qz.com/627414/tech-work A growing number of engineers and tech workers from the San Francisco Bay Area are looking to leave Silicon Valley for burgeoning tech hubs such as Austin, Texas, and...

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83% of U.S. top science students are children of immigrants (forbes.com)
by tovarichpeter on 14 Mar 2017  134 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.forbes.com/sites/s The author is a Forbes contributor. The opinions expressed are those of the writer. Loading ... Loading ...

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Core beliefs of economic right wingers (organizedwealth.us)
by tovarichpeter on 31 May 2014  129 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.organizedwealth.us/ The Right believes that anyone who does not succeed or prosper in the system lacks the necessary self-discipline, or was born with the wrong genes. There are no flaws...

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$10 minimum wage will lift 5 million out of poverty (huffingtonpost.com)
by tovarichpeter on 2 Jan 2014  121 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Monday from University of Massachusetts-Amherst economist Arindrajit Dube finds. That would bring about 4.6 million people out of poverty directly and reduce the ranks of the nation's poor by...

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What caused the past, and current housing bubbles (cepr.net)
by tovarichpeter on 6 Jan 2014  121 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/ Wallison wants to blame the bubble on government policy of promoting homeownership. There certainly has been a problem of a housing policy that is far too tilted toward homeownership,...

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Save money. Don't buy vitamins (theatlantic.com)
by tovarichpeter on 20 Jul 2013  120 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.theatlantic.com/hea Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and...

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We are doomed without a wealth tax (mail.google.com)
by tovarichpeter on 9 Oct 2014  120 comments, latest 5 years ago
https://mail.google.com/mail/#

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LA is being destroyed by pensions (latimes.com)
by tovarichpeter on 16 Dec 2018  115 comments, latest 5 months ago
https://www.latimes.com/local/

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Making America more like Scandinavia (theatlantic.com)
by tovarichpeter on 12 Jul 2016  110 comments, latest a day ago
http://www.theatlantic.com/pol A once powerful demographic group is losing ground in American politics. For most of the countrys history, white Christian Americathe cultural and political edifice built primarily by white Protestant...

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Trump has already lied more than any other president (nytimes.com)
by tovarichpeter on 3 Mar 2017  103 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/0

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Medicare for All is the realistic solution (collegemedianetwork.com)
by tovarichpeter on 19 Apr 2018  99 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.collegemedianetwor

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Our financial elite learned nothing from the housing bubble (cepr.net)
by tovarichpeter on 17 Aug 2017  96 comments, latest 2 years ago
http://cepr.net/publications/o BLOGS Ten Years After Financial Crisis Our Elites Have Learned Nothing Dean BakerTruthout, August 14, 2017See article on original siteLast week, I heard BBC announce the 10th anniversary of...

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A rising tide only lifts rich people's yachts (salon.com)
by tovarichpeter on 4 Oct 2014  94 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.salon.com/2014/10/0 For a long time, the right has argued that we shouldnt worry about inequality because the true concern is the reduction of poverty. Conservatives also maintained that higher levels...

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Housing starts plummet (finance.yahoo.com)
by tovarichpeter on 16 May 2013  91 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ Reuters) - Ground-breaking for new U.S. homes plummeted more than expected in April from an almost five-year high, but applications to build new homes shows the housing sector could...

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Bernie Sanders announces Medicare For All (huffingtonpost.com)
by tovarichpeter on 26 Mar 2017  91 comments, latest 2 years ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Affordable Care Act on Friday, leading figures in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party are rallying behind a single-payer health insurance and a raft of other bold reforms.

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Medicare For All plan would actually save us money (amp.businessinsider.com)
by tovarichpeter on 31 Jul 2018  91 comments, latest 10 months ago
https://amp.businessinsider.co

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What Second Amendment Rights? (newyorker.com)
by tovarichpeter on 18 Dec 2012  89 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.newyorker.com/onlin

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The class war is widening on airplanes (economist.com)
by tovarichpeter on 18 Sep 2014  88 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.economist.com/news/ Miami and Paris, after one annexed the sliver of territory they shared by reclining his seat. It was one of three such incidents within a fortnight which led to...

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Should we repeal the second amendment (usatoday.com)
by tovarichpeter on 27 Mar 2018  85 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.usatoday.com/story

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Ten ways to spur job growth (salon.com)
by tovarichpeter on 11 Jan 2014  82 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.salon.com/2014/01/1 Americans is now employed than at any time in the last three decades (before women surged into the workforce). What does this have to do with the fact that...

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The "voter fraud" myth (latimes.com)
by tovarichpeter on 12 Feb 2017  79 comments, latest 9 months ago
http://www.latimes.com/science MIT MIT President Rafael Reif speaks to alumni in San Francisco. MIT President Rafael Reif speaks to alumni in San Francisco.

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Most people not doing well in todays economy (cepr.net)
by tovarichpeter on 10 Sep 2014  77 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/ Fed's new Survey of Consumer Finance. The item that many may find surprising is that median wealth was lower in 2013 than it was in 2010 is spite of...

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Minimum wage is not a job killer (azcentral.com)
by tovarichpeter on 28 Dec 2013  73 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.azcentral.com/busin

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10 things we are worse at than Europeans (salon.com)
by tovarichpeter on 11 Jul 2014  73 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.salon.com/2014/07/1 The term American exceptionalism is often tossed around by politicians. Neocons, far-right Christian fundamentalists and members of the Republican Party in particular seem to hate it when anyone dares...

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Why we need a strong minimum wage - Graph (huffingtonpost.com)
by tovarichpeter on 30 Jan 2014  72 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

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illegal immigrants pay billions in taxes (eastbaytimes.com)
by tovarichpeter on 2 Mar 2017  71 comments, latest 2 years ago
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/20 In this file photo, participants in the “Day Without Immigrants,” hold the Mexican flag, while Mexica Yolotl, a traditional Aztec group of Mexico-Americans dancers and drummers from the Twin...

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The decline of science and technology in America (online.wsj.com)
by tovarichpeter on 9 Nov 2013  66 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://online.wsj.com/news/art If the early years of the 21st century often feel like a retread of the 1970seconomic anxiety, turmoil overseas, American leaders who don't seem to understand what the problems...

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Occupied people have a right to exist (theguardian.com)
by tovarichpeter on 25 Jul 2014  66 comments, latest 5 years ago
http://www.theguardian.com/com For the third time in five years, the worlds fourth largest military power has launched a full-scale armed onslaught on one of its most deprived and overcrowded territories. Since...

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People speaking out for gun control (huffingtonpost.com)
by tovarichpeter on 14 Dec 2012  64 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

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Globalization is not something that just "happened" (cepr.net)
by tovarichpeter on 30 Apr 2015  63 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.cepr.net/blogs/beat Post this morning, but they suffer from the same major error. Both note the loss of manufacturing jobs and downward pressure on the wages of non-college educated workers due...

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The Importance of Elizabeth Warren's election (economix.blogs.nytimes.com)
by tovarichpeter on 8 Nov 2012  62 comments, latest 7 years ago
http://economix.blogs.nytimes. United States senator from Massachusetts. Her victory matters not only because it helps the Democrats keep control of the Senate but also because Ms. Warren has a track record...

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U.S. has among lowest taxes in the world (theatlantic.com)
by tovarichpeter on 14 Jan 2013  62 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.theatlantic.com/bus U.S. Unlike most advanced economies, the U.S. don't supplement personal income taxes with a national sales tax, or value-added tax (VAT). Consumption taxes accounted for about a fifth of...

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The end of capitalism has begun (theguardian.com)
by tovarichpeter on 17 Jul 2015  62 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.theguardian.com/boo For much of the 20th century this was how the left conceived the first stage of an economy beyond capitalism. The force would be applied by the working class,...

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Trump suggests guns could settle election (bbc.com)
by tovarichpeter on 9 Aug 2016  62 comments, latest 3 years ago
http://www.bbc.com/news/electi Republican Donald Trump has sparked anger by suggesting his supporters could stop his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by exercising their gun rights. He said that Mrs Clinton would put...

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NYT says CA housing crisis at breaking point (nytimes.com)
by tovarichpeter on 17 Jul 2017  61 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/0

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Why I don't vaccinate my child: The Onion (theonion.com)
by tovarichpeter on 5 Feb 2015  60 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://www.theonion.com/articl As a mother, I put my parenting decisions above all else. Nobody knows my son better than me, and the choices I make about how to care for him...
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