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[edit] June 2016

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2The tyranny of forced fun at work.
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2How should property rights in space be governed?
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3The toxic myth that working moms fail their kids is based on old pseudoscience.
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5A world without work isn't a bad thing.
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3Brexit's success shows the failures of the West's established institutions.
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4How American Politics Went Insane
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9Donald Trump, Poland, and America 'B'.
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9Why does homelessness look the same in San Franciso?
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11America's shameful history of mistreatment of migrant workers.
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6Confessions of a payday lender.
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10The "knowledge economy" is a myth.
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4Social justice and democracy must be at the heart of Brexit negotiations.
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5Everyone should love explainers: Why Brexit Should Scare The Shit Out Of You, Explained
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12Brexit: the reaction from that immigrant Englishwoman in Portugal from the other day. (This time, just pull down to the end of the Portuguese text to read the English one, although you'll still have to click the blue rectangule in order to continue to read the text.)
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13Andrew Cuomo’s BDS blacklist is a clear violation of the First Amendment.
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7Fully Loaded: Inside the shadowy world of America's 10 biggest gun manufacturers.
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6The Democrats gun reforms are weak and disingenuous.
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15My four months as a private prison guard
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16Twitter Trolls Are Reporting Pro-LGBT Muslim Women to Their Governments, Where Punishment Can Mean Death
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11"Today, I can no longer disregard the inconvenient fact that I was a quack": Former Naturopathic doctor Britt Marie Hermes speaks of the start to her journey into the world of real medicine.
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20Donald Trump’s problems are making it too easy for Democrats to ignore their own.
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12The best courtroom transcript ever recorded.
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10What it's like to have your period in a women's prison.
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5How union contracts shield police departments from DOJ reforms.
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7I grew up in a racist militia. (Cracked)
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17Someone from the Daily Caller tries to pick a fight with Snopes. It goes about as well as you'd expect.
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-4The Democrats' war against due process and terrorist fearmongering have long predated Orlando.
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6How years of macho food marketing is killing men.
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1The return of lesser evilism.
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5Why did white workers leave the Democratic Party?
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1Death has become a part of Britain’s benefits system.
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-8These are the nine lost souls the FBI charged as terrorists while letting the Orlando shooter go.
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11Cracked: I (Charlie Veitch) Was A Professional 9/11 Truther (And I Gave It Up)
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5There can be no racial justice until we end money bails.
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7Scientific publishers are killing research papers.
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-4A Twitter thread on why the "Berniebro" narrative is harmful to PoC and women.
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15Youth unemployment is caused by late retirement, driven by pension precarity, not by automation.
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4An immigrant Englishwoman in Portugal talks about Brexit (to read the English version, just click on the blue rectangule that says "continuar a ler", then scroll down 'till the end of the Portuguese text, which is just a little bit more).
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10Six answers to the question behind Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
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14Why wasteful military spending never stops. (The American Conservative)
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11The US's mental health crisis ensnares inmates, judges, jailers and hospitals.
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12Why doesn’t education in juvenile detention facilities get any attention or support?
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6Remembering the 1953 East German worker's strike.
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1The FBI was right not to arrest Omar Mateen before the shooting.
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8The shadowy war on the press: How the rich silence journalists.
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5How Israel is inciting Palestinian violence.
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-3Recalling the judge that sentenced Brock Turner may hurt racial minorities.
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10My mom was killed in the Charleston shooting. Executing Dylann Roof won’t bring her back.
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11How I bought an AR-15 in a Five Guys parking lot.
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12How juice companies game science to perpetuate the myth that cranberry prevents UTIs
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9Britain is in the midst of a working-class revolt.
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9I escaped Romania's dictatorship, went to Oxford and started a business – all thanks to European openness.
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11Why is Jo Cox's killer not being called a terrorist?
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167 bullshit cures for Zika that are spreading online
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32"This is just soul-crushingly awful": A live-tweet of the June 14 Trump Rally in Greensboro, NC by a Georgia Southern U. professor.
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14Public defenders can be biased and it hurts PoC.
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1The Supreme Court is afraid of racial justice.
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-6What activist Jasmine Richards's "lynching" conviction means for the Black Lives Matter movement
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-19I don't have to vote and I can still complain. (The Federalist)
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11Poor Native Americans have a hard time recieving a lawyer.
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22How Menards bombards its employees with right-wing propaganda
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11Since When Is An Act of Terrorism an Act of God?: A discussion of religiously-motivated/ideologue-driven hate from a devout LGBT Catholic.
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14After Orlando, time to recognize that anti-gay bigotry is not religious freedom
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256 ways Ronald Reagan ruined the country. (Cracked)
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10United States of Paranoia: A look at the targeted individuals community.
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29Only the rich are gaining from the recovery after the Great Recession.
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9PTSD may be more physical than psychological.
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15Senator Ron Wyden and Judge Andrew Napolitano (video) have both come out against the FBI's unconstitutional attempt to increase their warrantless surveillance access over internet browsing history.
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4The Humanist Report on why Bernie Sanders should not drop out before the Democratic Convention in July.
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0The UK might leave the European Union. Here’s why.
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11The State of Surveillance. - Vice News
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12Your definitive guide to the Silicon Valley's bizarre politics.
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15All human knowledge is there so why can’t everybody access it?
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8Democrats work with Big Tobacco and Big Pharma to choke the vaping industry.
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14Drones emerge from shadows to become key cog in U.S. war machine.
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16Three years on, it appears Snowden's leaks have damaged the NSA so badly that it's healthier than ever.
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13Tased in the chest for 23 seconds, dead for 8 minutes, and now facing a lifetime of recovery.
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17The Day the Micropig Internet Mob Came After Me: a reminder of the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory[wp] and how a small vocal group on the Internet can turn into a storm of harassment and anger over something as innocuous as an album of cute tiny pig photos.
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5Kyle Kulinski on Bernie Sanders' response to a journalist asking whether or not it is sexist of him to keep running against Hillary Clinton.
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2The Bitcoin price is an illusion built by faked volume: A sale of 265 coins crashed the price.
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17Everyone from the The Week and Salon, to the National Review and Reason agree that Andrew Cuomo's order against businesses and organizations associated with BDS is a threat to freedom of expression.
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9Challenging police violence shouldn’t require black Americans to sacrifice their privacy.
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6This is where Libertarians abandon fusionism with social conservatives.
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9The myth of of the 70's ice age prediction.
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3These photos show some of the many places people have died crossing the US's southern border.
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23When DNA implicates the innocent.
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-3Tattoo recognition research threatens free speech and privacy.
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9To stop bad prosecutors the Fed must gain oversight over them.
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13Andrew Cuomo and other Democrats launch severe attacks on free speech in order to protect Israel.
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5Nixonian palace guard now protects Hillary - Jonathan Turley
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9How MSG got a bad rap: Flawed science and xenophobia.
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12John Oliver explains debt buyers.
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37Now that Muhammad Ali is dead and no longer able to respond, conservatives are already rushing to whitewash and claim him for themselves, just like they did with "MLK the Republican" (Spoilers: he wasn't one either).
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9Cruel and Unusual: Radiolab explores the legal history of the death penalty.
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13Three IMF economists have released a report doubting the success of neoliberalism.
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16As restrictions on free speech grow we must speak out to save it.
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12Doubt grows as Michel Temer's presidency continues to crumble under corruption.
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3Having Their Cake and Eating Ours Too
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19Your money or your life data: How Russian cybercrime bosses crafted a ransomware empire out of an economic crisis.
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9It should be OK to teach "wrong" ideas in science. Case study: the Bohr model.
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