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The Supreme Court Just Destroyed Our Democracy in Favor of the Plutocrats

That clanging sound you hear is the Supreme Court, hammering the final nails into democracy’s casket. With Wednesday’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, the court has crossed the line protecting the last vestige of campaign finance reform, and making it official: Rule by the rich is now unfettered. Plutocracy’s moment has arrived.

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Rand Paul's Deluded Fantasy that Marriage Magically Fixes Poverty

Sen. Rand Paul is, once again, confused. Recently, he told a Chamber of Commerce gathering that being “married with kids versus unmarried with kids is the difference between living in poverty and not,” and that the government “should sell that message.”

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MOOCs: Corporate Welfare for Credit

The New York Times declared 2012 to be the Year of the MOOC, enthusiastically adopting venture capitalist argot advocating “disruption” and “starting the revolution that has higher education gasping.” Thomas Friedman referred to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as a “revolution” nine times in three separate columns.

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