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Government

Two Veterans Perform Citizens Arrest on Entire County Board, They Laugh Until Sheriff Shows Up

Many times, normal people get frustrated and wonder what they could possibly do to fight an out of control government. This could happen at the …

Why Do We Care If Facebook Is Biased?

The “trending” section of Facebook—the space on the top right-hand side of the page where you can read about what’s happening in the world—functions sort of like the front page of a newspaper. But if you compare it to the cover of an actual national newspaper you won’t see much overlap. On Tuesday …

Corruption scandals spawn ballot measure that would let lawmakers suspend colleagues without pay

During the eight months that former Democratic state Sens.<p>Leland Yeeand Ronald Calderon were on suspension in 2014 while facing federal corruption charges, they each received more than $63,000 from taxpayers.<p>Their paychecks were made possible by state law, which does not allow the Legislature to …

Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems

Financial meltdown, environmental disaster and even the rise of Donald Trump – neoliberalism has played its part in them all. Why has the left failed to come up with an alternative?<p>Imagine if the people of the Soviet Union had never heard of communism. The ideology that dominates our lives has, for …

Economics

Proposal to Congress would require police to get de-escalation training, create national use of force standard

Legislation set to be introduced to Congress on Thursday would create a new national standard for when police officers can use deadly force and require police academies to teach officers de-escalation techniques — the latest in a series of measures to be proposed during the current national …

Law Enforcement

Unemployment is down. Gas prices are low. Why isn’t America shopping?

For more than a year, the biggest names at the shopping mall have cast a hopeful eye on the declining jobless rate and low gas prices, betting that it was only a matter of time before consumers snapped out of a cycle of tepid spending that has left many retailers grappling with weak sales and …

eCommerce