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Bernie Sanders Says US Should Be Like Iceland, Legally Enforce Equal Pay

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American inequality is unequally distributed, and got lumpier after the Great Recession

Since the Great Recession, the wealth gap between poor whites and poor blacks and Hispanics collapsed (all the poor people are living in similar poverty), but the wealth gap in the middle class grew: middle class blacks and Hispanics are worse off than middle class whites, a phenomenon that’s increased since 2008/9.

Source: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/24/lbj-was-right.html

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Condoleezza Rice Asks Alabama Voters To ‘Reject Bigotry, Sexism And Intolerance’

Condoleezza Rice, an Alabama native who was former President George W. Bush’s secretary of state, is urging Alabamians to vote in Tuesday’s special election for the U.S. Senate ― a race she called “one of the most significant in Alabama’s history.” 

Rice, now a political science professor at Stanford University, provided a statement to AL.com ahead of the election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. The candidates are vying for the Senate seat that Jeff Sessions left when he became attorney general last year.  


Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2017/12/12/condoleezza-rice-asks-alabama-voters-to-reject-bigotry-sexism-and-intolerance_n_18794946.html

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House tax bill is causing uncertainty in L.A.’s homeless housing program


Los Angeles homeless advocates are raising alarms over a provision of the House tax bill that they say would deal a crippling blow to plans to add 1,000 new housing units annually.

The House bill, passed this month, seeks to generate new revenue by eliminating tax-free bonds that provide low-interest…

Source: http://www.latimes.com/la-me-ln-tax-credit-threat-20171125-story.html

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Federal Judge Blocks New Texas Anti-Abortion Law

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Trump transgender and immigration policies meet legal defeat


Judges block White House policies on so-called sanctuary cities and transgender service personnel.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42060108

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Justice Department investigating Harvard’s affirmative-action policies

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Justice Department investigating Harvard’s affirmative-action policies  Washington PostUS Threatens to Sue Harvard Over Admissions Policies  U.S. News & World ReportHarvard affirmative action ‘investigated by Justice Dept’  BBC NewsJustice Department investigating Harvard over its admission policies  The Boston GlobeHarvard Faces DOJ Probe Over Affirmative-Action Policies  Wall Street JournalFull coverage

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/11/21/justice-department-investigating-harvards-affirmative-action-policies/