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Peter Temin: Economic Mobility Requires the Nearly Impossible - The Atlantic.

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“What’s your current salary?” is a trap question—Here's how to answer it. HealthFoods. Barney Frank: Here's how to not waste your time pressuring lawmakers. After 32 years in the House of Representatives, here is my advice on how people opposed to President Donald Trump’s assault on our basic values — a majority of those who voted last November — can best influence members of Congress.

Barney Frank: Here's how to not waste your time pressuring lawmakers

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Controlling the World. Racism, Discrimination & Diversity. Wealth. Law. Human Work. Poverty. Social Security. Eugenics. Slavery. Battles Over Free Speech.

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Log In. The United States once had a less punitive approach to addiction.

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But beginning in the 1970s, its presidents, exploiting fears of criminality that white voters associated with African-Americans, initiated a war on drugs that expanded drug policing and prosecutions. This shifted money away from treatment toward interdiction and incarceration, and prodded the country to embrace a “lock-’em-up” mentality. Belatedly, those policies have come in for a reckoning. Politicians from both parties now acknowledge that too many people have been put away for too long; in any given year, nearly a third of those who enter prison are admitted for drug crimes.

Racial inequities are stark. It was evidence of those jarring racial disparities that led Seattle officials to consider the LEAD approach. Photo. Albuquerque Gives Panhandlers Day Jobs, Not Tickets. Twice a week, a city van rolls through downtown Albuquerque, N.M., stopping at popular panhandling locations.

Albuquerque Gives Panhandlers Day Jobs, Not Tickets

The driver, Will Cole, asks panhandlers if they want a day job. Work pays $9 an hour, higher than the state's $7.50 minimum wage. Amy Goodman Is Facing Prison for Reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All. This Monday afternoon, as the sun hits its peak over Mandan, North Dakota, the award-winning journalist, and host of Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman Is Facing Prison for Reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All.

, Amy Goodman will walk into the Morton County–Mandan Combined Law Enforcement and Corrections Center and turn herself in to the local authorities. Tell the Copyright Office: Copyright Law Shouldn't Punish Research and Repair. After eighteen years, we may finally see real reform to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s unconstitutional pro-DRM provisions.

Tell the Copyright Office: Copyright Law Shouldn't Punish Research and Repair

But we need your help. In enacting the “anti-circumvention” provisions of the DMCA, Congress ostensibly intended to stop copyright “pirates” from defeating DRM and other content access or copy restrictions on copyrighted works and to ban the “black box” devices intended for that purpose. In practice, the DMCA anti-circumvention provisions haven’t had much impact on unauthorized sharing of copyrighted content. Instead, they’ve hampered lawful creativity, innovation, competition, security, and privacy. In the past few years, there’s been a growing movement to reform the law. It seems the Copyright Office has heard those concerns.

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Just Education. Chemicals. Personal Health & Medical Justice. Social Media & Employment Policy. Spying & Privacy. Writing Quality. A Place at the Table (Official Movie Site) - Starring Jeff Bridges - Now on DVD and Blu-ray™ LEGO Friends Comic Goes Viral: An Interview with Illustrator Maritsa Patrinos. A comic titled “LEGO Friends” recently went viral, striking a chord with people by humorously pointing out that girls don’t need a separate line of LEGO toys.

LEGO Friends Comic Goes Viral: An Interview with Illustrator Maritsa Patrinos

No, no—girls just need better female representation within existing LEGO sets: “LEGO Friends” by Maritsa Patrinos of Seasonal Depression. Used with permission. I was so taken by how well this cartoon encapsulates so many parents’ and advocates’ position on the unnecessary gendering of children’s toys—a topic I address in detail in my book, The Princess Problem—that I reached out to the cartoon’s creator, Maritsa Patrinos, to learn more about her work. Never Forget. There was a saying in khmer from those times. the people would caution that a body "was fading away.

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" they would say: "be careful or your body may disappear. " on the day the man was reunited with his wife (thinking her already dead), how could he have known that she had just seventeen more hours before disappearing? The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right: Atul Gawande: 9780312430009: Amazon.com. Primary Sources. Introduction | Questions to Consider | Source.

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‘To quarterback behind the scenes, third-party efforts’: the tobacco industry and the Tea Party. From Evaluation to Inspiration. We live in a culture saturated with evaluation.

From Evaluation to Inspiration

In school, we learn to take tests. We take the tests, and depending on the outcome, either feel really smart or really stupid. History News Network. This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources.

History News Network

The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Shannon Brownlee: Why Hospitals Are Still So Dangerous. Imagine you are sitting in first class on a plane, waiting for the plane to push off from the gate, when you see two people in uniform, the pilot and co-pilot, dash from the Jetway into the cockpit.