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A Strike Against Student Debt
THIS week a group of former students calling themselves the Corinthian 15 announced that they were committing a new kind of civil disobedience: a debt strike. They are refusing to make any more payments on their federalstudent loans. Along with many others, they found themselves in significant debt

Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher
For years, politicians wanting to block legislation on climate change have bolstered their arguments by pointing to the work of a handful of scientists who claim that greenhouse gases pose little risk to humanity. One of the names they invoke most often is Wei-Hock Soon, known as Willie, a sci

Aging water mains a $1-billion headache for DWP
The water main break that flooded Nowita Place in 2013 wasn't the kind of spectacle that brought TV cameras. Water sprayed a foot in the air through a hole in the buckled asphalt, leaving residents in the Venice neighborhood without water service for hours. But the break fit an increasingly common

New Front In #RepublicanClassWar: Social Security for the Disabled
Nine out of ten Americans have fallen behind financially as the well-to-do - especially the ultra-wealthy – capture an ever-increasing chunk of our national income. This inequality threatens the entire economy's future growth and stability. But whenever someone offers a solution to this growin

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