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California’s charter school task force failed in its chief objective 15.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

During the impassioned Los Angeles teachers’ strike earlier this year, one of the chief disputes was whether charter schools were a lifeline to students who deserve an alternative to low-performing district schools, or a leech that insidiously siphons money from a public school system struggling...

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When Will Presidential Candidates Propose Ending the Criminalization of Poverty? 14.6.2019
Democratic candidates are missing an opportunity to pitch sweeping prison reform as an economic justice issue.
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CFPB celebrates record of consumer protection — except for the whole watchdog thing 14.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Kathleen Kraninger marked her first six months as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this week, and the agency celebrated by releasing a scorecard of her accomplishments.

The listed achievements highlight Kraninger’s stated goal of shifting the bureau to more of an educational role,...

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We Know the Real Donald Trump. America Needs Four More Years | Opinion 14.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
We want the Real Deal—a guy who fights for America and provides strong economy and record-low unemployment, not sophisticated vocabulary. Don't you?
PwC fined £6.5m over 'lack of competence' in audit 13.6.2019 BBC: Business
The Financial Reporting Council reduced the fine to £4.6m after the accountancy admitted its mistakes.
Full text: Watch Bernie Sanders deliver speech on why democratic socialism is the ‘only way to defeat oligarchy and authoritarianism’ 13.6.2019 Raw Story
In a speech at George Washington University on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders laid out his vision of a democratic socialist society and made the case for why an ambitious agenda centered on economic rights for all is the only way to confront America’s deep inequities and defeat far-right authoritarianism. “We must recognize that in the […]
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It's Been 160 Days Of Democratic Majority in Congress. Where Are Trump's Tax Returns? | Opinion 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
It's past time for Congress to hold Steven Mnuchin in contempt.
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House Votes To Allow Contempt Proceedings Against Barr And McGahn 12.6.2019 Outside the Beltway
With the Trump Administration continuing to stonewall investigations, the House of Representatives is seeking to ramp up the pressure.
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F1 teams are split over talks on budget reform delay 12.6.2019 BBC: Front Page
Formula 1 teams are split on proposed changes to budgets in the sport, with new rules for 2021 supposed to be finalised by the end of June.
With $30k In Student Loans and No Job, Pennsylvania Man Joins Other Graduates By Leaving U.S. to Avoid Debt 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"I was expected to make a $400 loan payment every month, but I had no money, no sustainable income. College ruined my life."
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Trump wants to limit aid for low-income Americans. A look at his proposals 11.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Low-income Americans who take advantage of government safety net programs could be affected by a number of proposed rules and actions in areas such as housing, food aid, overtime and immigration.
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Boris Johnson’s threat to not pay Britain’s Brexit bill is dangerous for the UK economy 11.6.2019 Raw Story
The frontrunner in the Conservative Party leadership contest, Boris Johnson announced that, if elected to be the UK’s next prime minister, he would refuse to pay the UK’s Brexit divorce bill unless better withdrawal terms are on offer from the EU. This £39 billion bill is the amount agreed to settle the UK’s obligations towards […]
Ex-school district leader found dead weeks after stepping down amid questions 11.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Former Lennox School District Supt. Kent Taylor, 54, was found dead at a home in San Bernardino County two months after stepping down amid questions over his management of the school system, officials confirmed Monday.

His oversight of the South Bay school district had been under scrutiny on several...

California moves toward new limits on charter schools 10.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When Los Angeles teachers went on strike in January, a major issue was charter schools: Union leaders talked about halting the growth of these privately operated campuses and exerting more local control over where and how these schools operate.

California took a step in that direction last week...

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Don't Let The Kochs Take Over The Democratic Party 10.6.2019 Crooks Liars
Last cycle, the Koch Industries PAC picked 4 of the most right-wing fringe Blue Dogs to invest in. The PAC helped finance reelection campaigns for Jim Costa (CA), Henry Cuellar (TX), Collin Peterson (MN) and Kurt Schrader (OR), all of whom vote with the Republicans against regulating businesses and in other matters that benefit the Koch bottom line. Late last week, a Koch brothers spokesperson announced that the network of right-wing donors will be more "bipartisan" this year and plan to help "Democrats" in congressional primaries who are "in step with Koch policies." The Koch policies they put their money behind are not really the nice-sounding ones, like protecting DREAMers and fighting for criminal justice reform. We're not saying the Kochs aren't for those things. We're saying those issues are not the issues their network spends money on. They spend money on backing politicians who advocate for lower taxes for the super-rich, for politicians who oppose regulations that protect consumers, workers and ...
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Eleven things Nancy Pelosi gets wrong about impeachment 9.6.2019 Raw Story
At one point, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reluctance to pursue impeachment could certainly be defended as both politically and constitutionally prudent, even if President Trump had clearly committed impeachable offenses. Waiting for Robert Mueller’s final report (even in redacted form) before moving forward was a defensible, deliberative position. This article first appeared in Salon. But […]
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IMF warns of tech giant disruption 8.6.2019 BBC: World
Tech giants risk of causing major disruption to the global financial system, Christine Lagarde says.
Newly uncovered video exposes Mitch McConnell’s corrupt flip-flop on millionaires funding campaigns 8.6.2019 Raw Story
In recent years, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has wholeheartedly agreed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and opposed a broad swath of campaign finance regulations as a violation of the 1st Amendment. Citizens United equated campaign contributions with speech, and McConnell backed that view. But an unearthed video of McConnell speaking in […]
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Payday Lenders Spent $1 Million at a Trump Resort and Cashed In 6.6.2019
Payday lenders celebrated the potential death of a rule intended to protect their customers.
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How payday lenders spent $1 million at a Trump resort -- and cashed in 6.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
At the Trump Doral outside Miami, payday lenders celebrated the potential death of a rule intended to protect their customers. They couldn't have done it without President Donald Trump and his latest deregulator, Kathleen Kraninger.
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