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  • 40 Percent of Restaurant Workers Live in Near-Poverty

    27 August 2014, 6:00 am by: Tom Philpott

    It isn't just fast-food empires that rely on a low-paid, disempowered, and quite-often impoverished workforce. As a stomach-turning new report (PDF viewable here) from the Economic Policy Institute shows, the entire restaurant industry hides a dirty little…
  • Think You Can Solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? Play This Game.

    27 August 2014, 6:00 am by: Sam Brodey

    I am only 10 minutes into trying to solve the Israeli-Palestine conflict and things are already starting to hit the fan. I am playing PeaceMaker, and I've taken the role of the Israeli Prime Minister. I channel my inner Yitzhak Rabin and take the dovish…
  • Scott Brown Sure Posts a Lot of Photos of Himself Working Out

    27 August 2014, 6:00 am by: Tim Murphy

    "Nothing like starting off the morning with a triathlon," tweeted former Sen. Scott Brown on August 10th.…
  • 10 Hours in Ferguson: A Visual Timeline of Michael Brown's Death and Its Aftermath

    27 August 2014, 6:00 am by: Julia Lurie

    Also see our report: How police desecrated Michael Brown's memorial that night.…
  • Michael Brown's Mom Laid Flowers Where He Was Shot—and Police Crushed Them

    27 August 2014, 6:00 am by: Mark Follman

    St. Louis County Police officers confront a crowd in Ferguson after Brown's shooting. David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT/ZUMA Press…
  • Why We're In A Golden Age of Global Investigative Journalism

    26 August 2014, 5:57 pm by: Anya Schiffrin

    This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website.…
  • Obama's Iraq Policy Has Been Pretty Masterly

    26 August 2014, 1:00 pm by: Kevin Drum

    I'm not a diehard supporter of Barack Obama's foreign policy. Some of his actions I just plain disagree with: the surge in Afghanistan, the enormous increase in drone use, his almost inhuman patience in putting up with Bibi Netanyahu's nearly open contempt for…
  • Is Europe's Central Bank Finally Getting Worried About Deflation?

    26 August 2014, 12:21 pm by: Kevin Drum

    Brad DeLong notes that Mario Draghi, the head of Europe's central bank, went off text in his speech at Jackson Hole. Here's his summary of Draghi's extended ad-lib:…
  • Wyoming Is Thinking About Accepting Medicaid Expansion After All

    26 August 2014, 11:54 am by: Kevin Drum

    Michael Hiltzik passes along the news that Wyoming's governor is the latest traitor to the cause of denying health care to poor people no matter what the cost:…
  • Ukraine Claims it Has Captured Russian Soldiers

    26 August 2014, 10:18 am by: Kevin Drum

    Ukraine claims that it now has proof that Russian soldiers have been involved in fighting on Ukrainian soil:…

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