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New Hampshire makes it tougher for students to vote. Democrats call it ‘devious’ suppression.

By Underground | July 21, 2018

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.

Average American worker takes less vacation than a medieval peasant

By Underground | July 19, 2018

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

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Poll: only 28 percent of young voters say they will certainly vote in the 2018 midterms

By Underground | July 19, 2018

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

Inside the Most Important Battle in Congress You Aren’t Paying Attention To

By Underground | July 18, 2018

The Farm Bill will have profound consequences for the country, especially poor people and rural areas. Negotiations over it have completely stalled. Only part of the Farm Bill concerns American farmers. The … Continue reading Inside the Most Important Battle in Congress You Aren’t Paying Attention To

NRA and some other nonprofits will no longer need to identify their donors to the IRS

By Underground | July 17, 2018

Some nonprofit groups will no longer have to give the IRS the names of donors who give them $5,000 or more. Interesting ruling considering that some foreign money might be flowing into … Continue reading NRA and some other nonprofits will no longer need to identify their donors to the IRS

Fiscal hawks’ tales of doom do not fly with the young

By Underground | July 14, 2018

Americans, particularly young Americans, are starting to question the assumptions that underlie some policymakers’ categorical opposition to federal government borrowing. For those hawks who make politically motivated forecasts of doom for the US’s fiscal health, it may be their own credibility that ends up paying a price. Because the threat of doom … Continue reading Fiscal hawks’ tales of doom do not fly with the young

Facebook labels Russian users as ‘interested in treason’ putting them at risk from the government

By Underground | July 11, 2018

Facebook’s advertising tools algorithmically labelled 65,000 Russians as interested in treason, potentially putting them at risk from the repressive state, until the company removed the category, following inquiries from journalists. Just another … Continue reading Facebook labels Russian users as ‘interested in treason’ putting them at risk from the government

America’s new revolutionaries

By Underground | July 11, 2018

The little-known history of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory hints at the coming transformation, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot Interesting read with more candidates to follow. Source: America’s new revolutionaries show how the left can win | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian Continue reading America’s new revolutionaries

What did corporate America do with that tax break? Buy record amounts of its own stock – not raise wages.

By Underground | July 11, 2018

The White House promised ’70 percent’ of the tax cut would go to workers. It didn’t. Trickle down #economics at work: "#Stock repurchases hit nearly $190 billion in the first quarter for … Continue reading What did corporate America do with that tax break? Buy record amounts of its own stock – not raise wages.

Twitter investor says US government is bad at managing its finances | FT Alphaville

By Underground | July 10, 2018

Are finance types really going to make us fight this battle for the rest of our careers? The government doesn’t operate like a household. When will people learn? Source: Twitter investor says … Continue reading Twitter investor says US government is bad at managing its finances | FT Alphaville

North Carolina early voting midterms: a diabolical new ploy to suppress black turnout.

By Underground | July 10, 2018

A new measure claims to expand access to voting but is likely to have the opposite effect. Sneaky. Source: North Carolina early voting midterms: a diabolical new Republican ploy to suppress black … Continue reading North Carolina early voting midterms: a diabolical new ploy to suppress black turnout.

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U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials

By Underground | July 8, 2018

Trade sanctions. Withdrawal of military aid. The Trump administration used both to try to block a measure that was considered uncontroversial and embraced by countries around the world. Promoting breastfeeding. The US… … Continue reading U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials