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The Guardian is tracking police shootings by country and it yields surprising results for the United States compared to many of it’s peers. Police in specific US cities will kill more suspects in a few days than entire countries do in decades. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. “It’s rather difficult to compare data from different time periods, according to different methodologies, across different parts of the world, and still come to definitive conclusions. But now that we […]

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Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) discusses the power of propaganda. A study has been released which looked into the effect of Nazi propaganda on Germany, particularly it’s long-term impact. Do you think the impact of Nazi propaganda is still felt today? Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Anti-Semitic propaganda had a life-long effect on German children schooled during the Nazi period, leaving them far more likely to harbor negative views of Jews than those born earlier and later, according to a study published Monday. The findings indicate that attempts […]

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Kansas is taking a storm of criticism over its new policy strictly limiting ATM withdrawals for welfare recipients to $25 a day. The controversial limit was signed into law in April by Gov. Sam Brownback (R) as part of a broader reform bill. But the change was placed in stark reality by a Thursday article in The Washington Post titled “Kansas has found the ultimate way to punish the poor.” The law was meant to limit extravagant or unnecessary spending of taxpayer resources, and the legislation also barred the use of welfare funds at recreational […]

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Read more: Study: Congress literally doesn’t care what you think. Tweet

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the largest–and worst–trade deal you’ve never heard of and Republicans in Congress want to work with the Obama administration to “fast track” its passage. Source. Tweet

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