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Tennessee Republicans seem nice: Nashville Public Radio reported over the weekend that the Tennessee legislature is finalizing legislation that would add work requirements to the state’s Medicaid program, kicking at least 3,700 Tennessee workers off their health care. The state’s Republican leaders appear to have no qualms about taking health insurance away from Tennesseans who […]
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Mother’s Day

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On May 14, 2017
As another Mother’s Day winds down, here’s a reminder that the real way we treat our mothers is allowing poor mothers to die in childbirth, forcing them to live in poverty, don’t provide state-supported child care (thanks Nixon!), deny mothers parental and sick leave, and basically allow our mothers and thus their children to suffer […]
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New Mexico’s Poverty

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On April 5, 2016
New Mexico has a new tourism campaign that is, um, somewhat more successful than the laughable tourism campaign disaster of my state of Rhode Island. But of course New Mexico has become a playground for wealthy white people that travel there in the midst of (and sometimes because of) endemic poverty among the Native American […]
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The Low-Wage New Industrial Jobs

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On November 2, 2015
When wages and working conditions in the United States get bad enough, a few industrial jobs begin returning to the U.S. But most of those jobs are hard and bad, with low wages and poor working conditions. Companies use the same strategies of employment obfuscation and opacity to protect themselves from having to treat employees […]
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