The GOP-controlled state government recently passed a law that critics say amounts to placing a “poll tax” on college students. The idea is to make students have to register as permanent residents … Continue reading New Hampshire makes it tougher for students to vote. Democrats call it ‘devious’ suppression.
Medieval peasants lived grueling, terrible lives. But their vacation days beat out the policies now common even in progressive societies. That’s progress for ya! Source: Average American worker takes less vacation than … Continue reading Average American worker takes less vacation than a medieval peasant
This is not good. If young people want to have any say in shaping their world they need to become more involved. Perhaps the establishment needs to provide more candidates that young … Continue reading Poll: only 28 percent of young voters say they will certainly vote in the 2018 midterms
Campaigners say technology risks turning UK citizens into ‘walking ID cards’ UK police are using automated facial recognition cameras to record details of those taking part in lawful, peaceful protests eg … Continue reading Police face legal action over use of facial recognition cameras in the UK
The economy’s booming. Some states have raised minimum wages. But even with recent wage growth for the lowest-paid workers, there is still nowhere in the country where someone working a full-time minimum wage job could afford to rent a modest two-bedroom apartment, according to an annual report released Wednesday by the National Low … Continue reading A minimum-wage worker can’t afford a 2-bedroom apartment anywhere in the U.S.
Over the last 25 years, melting Antarctic ice has added nearly 3 trillion tons of water to the ocean, enough to fill Lake Erie six times over. What’s it going to take … Continue reading Antarctica is losing ice twice as fast as anyone thought | PBS NewsHour
These mergers hurt everyone except for CEOs and investors who profit off of monopolistic prices. If we step back, we see these two moves are part of a larger trend: America is … Continue reading Mega-mergers like AT&T and Time Warner crush American democracy
Corporate executives are using tax cuts and share buybacks to pad their own compensation, a top regulator said Monday. Duh, it’s the reason why the stock market is up. Companies are not … Continue reading SEC official: Clamp down on officials who cash in on stock buybacks
Every August, British 16-year-olds get their marks from the GCSE exams, a high-stakes test that has an enormous impact on their future educational and earnings prospects; on results day 2015, the British … Continue reading British army targeted “stressed” 16-year-olds on exam-results day with Facebook army recruitment ads
Day 1 of a worse internet. Certain websites and services will start running slower.. even if it’s just a fraction of a second slower it will be enough to get you to … Continue reading Net neutrality is officially dead. Here’s how you’ll notice it’s gone.
It emerged late Thursday that the Justice Department had secretly seized years of email and phone records of a New York Times reporter in connection with a leak investigation. This marks a … Continue reading How the Justice Department’s Seizure of a Reporter’s Email Records Subverts the Free Press
Americans paid twice as much as Canadians for health care, but they didn’t get twice the benefit, in fact they died sooner, according to a new study of patients with advanced colorectal … Continue reading Same cancer, worse results and twice the cost in the US – CNN
When Nick Hanauer was just 7, his father made sure he and his brother knew every aspect of the family business. Today, Hanauer is a self-made billionaire. Hanauer’s business acumen has allowed him to become one of the wealthiest Americans — the so-called 1 percent — but it has also made him … Continue reading Unfiltered: ‘Raising wages [doesn’t] kill jobs. It’s just a thing rich people say to poor people.’
Using street furniture like poles or electrical terminals, Tom creates colorful and whimsical pieces that interact with their surroundings. Source: There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In New York, And Let’s … Continue reading There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In New York, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him
The IMF reached a staff-level agreement Thursday to offer Argentina, which requested aid last month when its currency hit an all-time low, a $50 billion loan as part of a three-year standby … Continue reading Argentina bailout: $50 billion loan, biggest in IMF history