So, Republicans are “tired of hearing” about the problems of poor people and the middle class. Why would average Republicans vote for their party? [SIC] Reply


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Chris Christie: I’m ‘tired’ of minimum wage talk

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“I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am.”
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“Joni Ernst Promises Americans a Very Painful Lesson If Elected” Reply


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“Koch Foundation to College: We’ll Give You Millions—if You Teach Our Libertarian Claptrap”


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In 2007, when the Charles Koch Foundation considered giving millions of dollars to Florida State University’s economics department, the offer came with strings attached.

First, the curriculum it funded must align with the libertarian, deregulatory economic philosophy of Charles Koch, the billionaire industrialist and Republican political bankroller.

Second, the Charles Koch Foundation would at least partially control which faculty members Florida State University hired.

And third, Bruce Benson, a prominent libertarian economic theorist and Florida State University economics department chairman, must stay on another three years as department chairman—even though he told his wife he’d step down in 2009 after a single three-year term.

The Charles Koch Foundation expressed a willingness to give Florida State an extra $105,000 to keep Benson—a self-described “libertarian anarchist” who asserts that every government function he’s studied “can be, has been, or is being produced better by the private sector”—in place.

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“Study Blows The Lid Off The GOP’s Big Lie By Revealing Citizens United Helps Republicans Win”


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“Labor Day and How You Thank the Kochs’ and Big Oil for Ripping You Off”


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“The growing dangers of Keystone XL”


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“Who’s really in charge of the operation in Ferguson?”


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“Within black families, hard truths told to sons amid Ferguson unrest” By Michael Martinez, Stephanie Elam and Erica Henry, CNN


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“THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION”


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The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.

The Bill of Rights was originally proposed as a measure to assuage Anti-Federalist opposition to Constitutional ratification. Initially, the First Amendment applied only to laws enacted by the Congress, and many of its provisions were interpreted more narrowly than they are today. Beginning with Gitlow v. New York (1925), the Supreme Court applied the First Amendment to states—a process known as incorporation—through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. [FULL POST]

“Ferguson’s lack of diversity goes way beyond its cops”


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