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FEB 27, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Protests Erupt Over UNC Board's Decision To Shutter Poverty Center

University of North Carolina students and faculty raucously protested the board of governors' vote Friday to disband a poverty-focused think-tank led by a critic of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and the GOP-controlled state legislature. Approximately two-dozen protesters disrupted the meeting to voice their disapproval of the board's decision to close the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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As Selma Anniversary Nears, Here Are The Lawmakers Actually Trying To Strengthen Voting Rights

WASHINGTON -- It's been almost 50 years since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, and Congress is ready to celebrate the people who made it possible. Lawmakers have overwhelmingly passed a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the thousands who marched on Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday and the final stretch of the 54 miles from Selma ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - The Nation

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The Activists Who Won Net Neutrality Must Defend It in 2016

Net neutrality rally in Los Angeles (Photo by Stacie Isabella Turk/Ribbonhead, CC BY-SA 2.0) The Federal Communications Commission has finally taken the necessary steps to preserve a free and open Internet by guaranteeing Net Neutrality. With the commission's 3-2 vote on Thursday, the issue is settled. For now. Then it will rise again. No, there will not be a mass ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - New Statesman

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Simon Heffer: Could the general election lead to constitutional crisis?

Another hung parliament and the ill-conceived Fixed Term Parliaments Act could compromise the country's constitution. Get it? Although it has become a commonplace that the outcome of the general election on 7 May is less predictable than almost any in living memory, the consequences of a result that does not provide a majority government are only now beginning to be ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - American Prospect

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The Libertarian Delusion

This article appears as part of a special report, "What the Free Market Can't Do," in the Winter 2015 issue of  The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. The stubborn appeal of the libertarian idea persists, despite mountains of evidence that the free market is neither efficient, nor fair, nor free from periodic catastrophe. In an Adam Smith world, the interplay of supply and ...

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