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U.S. court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

The Associated Press reports:

‘A divided U.S. appeals court on Thursday threw out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war. 117 more words

USA

"The Koch-Tested, Koch-Approved Version": Paul Ryan’s Faux Populism Isn’t Going To End Poverty Or Reduce Inequality

Paul Ryan’s fellow Republicans are quick to dismiss Elizabeth Warren as too radical, too progressive, too populist.

But Ryan is trying—a bit clumsily, but trying all the same—to borrow a page from the Massachusetts senator as he seeks to remake himself in anticipation of a potential 2016 run for the Republican presidential nomination. 932 more words

Republicans

End corporate trick for evading taxes

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday hammered U.S. companies that avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as “inversions” and called on Congress to pass a bill to end the practice. 403 more words

Politics

Are American women less human than corporate ‘persons’?

OPINION8:58 a.m. EDT July 21, 2014

Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the majority opinion, had previously stated that the Constitution does not prohibit sex discrimination. In a ruling the next day, the Supreme Court declared that its decision applies to for-profit employers who oppose all 20 forms of birth control mandated in the Affordable Care Act. 440 more words

Health Care

Equality of Speech

One of the proudest facts about living in the United States is that we completely defend freedom of speech, but it can also be something of a source of embarrassment. 1,509 more words

One size doesn't fit all

Our educational systems our build around the paradigm that teaching should be done through mainly words and logic. There are off course exceptions, but this is based on my personal experience and view on the world. 207 more words

Personal Evolution