Net Neutrality Day of Action

After Wal Mart Leaves ; How Syria Divides the Left ...and More Picks

minimum wage,fast food workers
Missouri to St. Louis, Lower Wages: The Missouri legislature passed a law to lower the minimum wage in St. Louis by 23%, from $10 to $7.70 on August 28. This is an example of a growing trend of states preempting laws of all kinds in local jurisdictions. About this photo: Demonstration in support of fast food workers in New York City, December 5, 2013. Photo credit: Michael Fleshman / Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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Net Neutrality Day of Action (Trevin)

The FCC received over 1.6M comments. Tech giants and mayors in over 50 cities also participated.

After Walmart Leaves (Reader Laura)

What happens when big box stores like Wal Mart leave is the story of rural America fighting the new Main Street.

Intercept to Cover Reality Winner’s Legal Expenses (Dan)

Reality Winner is the first whistleblower case made public by the Trump administration. Leaker outlet The Intercept, which some feel is to blame for Winner’s exposure, will cover her legal cost.

How Syria Divides the Left (Jimmy)

Middle East scholar Stephen Zunes talks about why journalists and academics on the Left are in such disagreement about the Syrian war.

Why a ‘Mental Health Day’ is Not Wrong (Reader Steve)

There are increasing parallels between mental and physical health. Madalyn Parker knows first hand – she was hospitalized once due to ‘mental health’ problems. When she recently requested time off for mental health, her boss gave a surprising response.

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