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We Are All Chumps Now: App Economy Edition

by Freddie deBoer

For awhile now, I’ve been arguing against the notion of a STEM shortage, the idea that our labor problems stem in part from a failure to produce enough graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields to meet demand. 851 more words

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The Cost Of Raising A Kid

by Dish Staff

It’s absurdly expensive:

It costs approximately $249,930 on average for a two-parent, middle-income family to raise an American child from birth until age 18, according to 

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Too Much Gun For A Small Town

by Dish Staff

Amanda Taub spells out why militarized small-town police are especially dangerous:

When the ACLU asked officials in the town of Farmington, Missouri (less than a 90 minute drive from Ferguson) to provide a copy of training materials for its Special Response Team, which is roughly like a SWAT team, the town sent only a copy of a single article.

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Will Foley's Murder Change Obama's Iraq Plans?

by Dish Staff

In the wake of James Foley’s murder, Fred Kaplan urges Obama to start building a regional coalition to defeat ISIS:

If the jihadists of ISIS are as dangerous as Obama says they are (and the evidence suggests they are), then it’s time to plow through diplomatic niceties and pursue the common interests of nations with which we otherwise might not get along.

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GARMIN HEART RATE MONITOR W/ SOFT STRAP PREMIUM VERSION

Save $ 10 order now GARMIN HEART RATE MONITOR W/ SOFT STRAP PREMIUM VERSION at Heart Rate Monitors store. Daily updated heart rate monitor reviews and find the best heart rate monitor on Top Brands. 19 more words

Living In Fear Of The Police

by Dish Staff

"I don't have a gun, stop shooting."
#MichealBrown #lastwords #ferguson http://t.co/SaQxch884Y
Shirin Barghi (@shebe86) August 14, 2014

Lanre Akinsiku shares what it’s like:

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Where Online Social Liberalism Lost The Script

by Freddie deBoer

I’ve developed something of a reputation as a socially liberal critic of today’s social liberalism. I got an email from a Dish reader who asked me to flesh out where I’m coming from. 970 more words

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