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Could You Survive on Fast-Food Wages? Try Our Calculator | Mother Jones
"The average fast-food employee works less than 25 hours a week. To make a living wage in District of Columbia at current median wages, s/he would have to work 61 hours a week."
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august 2013 by cluebucket
What Would Orwell Make of Obama's Drone Policy? - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic
Orwell: "Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."

Adam Serwer: "The government needs the approval of a judge to detain a suspected terrorist. To kill one, it need only give itself permission."

TNC: Consider the notion of "imminence." Last year Eric Holder claimed that a lethal strike against an American citizen can only be made if to protect against "an imminent threat of violent attack." But the white paper states that imminence "does not require that the United States to have clear evidence that a specific attack on U.S. persons or interests will take place in the significant future." Effectively, the word "imminence" has no meaning beyond "we think you're a bad guy."
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february 2013 by cluebucket
"You Don't Give a Shit About Women Living in Virginia!" | Mother Jones
"Often called 'targeted regulation of abortion providers,' or 'TRAP' laws, these rules focus specifically on abortion providers with the intent, reproductive rights advocates say, of making it extremely difficult for clinics to operate."
motherjones  virginia  america  conservative  republican  abortion  clinic  healthcare  women  2010s  ken_cucinelli  2012  kate_sheppard  bullying  politics  politician 
september 2012 by cluebucket
The Case of CeCe McDonald: Murder—or Self-Defense Against a Hate Crime? | Mother Jones
Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality: "People are being killed out there, and CeCe is being punished for not being killed."
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may 2012 by cluebucket

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