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How America's 2-Tiered Education System Is Perpetuating Inequality

And how online courses might only exacerbate the problem<p>In 2006, Amherst College made a decision that administrators at some other schools considered radical. The critics said it would dent the value of the school's degree, or force it to "lower its standards." The school's then-president pushed …

Oregon senator proposes appeal to Monsanto Protection Act

Following outcry, Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., announced that he would put forward an amendment to Senate farm bill<p>The so-called "Monsanto Protection Act" -- a bill that protects genetically modified seed manufacturers from litigation in the face of health risks -- sneaked into law with the passing of …

Apple uses foreign companies to avoid billions in taxes

According to a Senate investigation, the world’s most valuable company has stashed $102 billion in cash overseas<p>WASHINGTON - Apple Inc. employs a group of affiliate companies located outside the United States to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. income taxes, a Senate investigation has found.<p>…

Krist Novoselic: My plan to fix Congress, curb obstruction

Nirvana’s former bassist is working to end political dysfunction. Here’s his plan to make Congress more accountable<p>That Congress is totally dysfunctional is evident to most Americans, with just 16 percent telling pollsters they approve of the job the body is doing. The good news is there’s a …

The real IRS scandal

Forget Tea Party targeting. The true abuse of power is letting big corporations make secret campaign donations<p>“This systematic abuse cannot be fixed with just one resignation, or two,” said David Camp, the Republican chairman of the House tax-writing committee, at an oversight hearing Friday …

Cop who killed unarmed Bronx teen walks free

Due to a procedural mistake, judge tosses case against NYPD officer who shot dead Ramarley Graham<p>The NYPD officer who shot dead Bronx teen Ramarley Graham walked free this week, as a judge dropped manslaughter charges against him due to procedural mistakes. Former officer Richard Haste shot the …

New York activist faces jail for his silence

My friend Jerry Koch will, for the second time, not cooperate with a grand jury — the black box of federal justice<p>During Occupy's most resonant days in New York in late 2011 and early 2012, regular marches and protests led typically to at least a handful of arrests. Those nights, tired bodies would …