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New York Casinos Are Coming, So Here's How the State Can Make Them Work

New casinos will be a boon for New York's economy and people --- if the state and local governments deal with them wisely.

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New Apple iPad Air: Think Twice Before Buying One, If You Care About an Open Internet

Most people know the internet is heavily censored in China, but did you know that Apple is part of the problem?

This Horrible Law Keeps You From Getting the Most Out Of Your iPad

Fifteen years ago, President Bill Clinton signed a piece of legislation that has restricted free speech and slowed technological progress.
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War on Drugs in Rochester Ignores History and Puts Residents in Danger

A city in New York State wants to set up "drug-free zones" where police can use barriers to mark off an area where they can arbitrarily arrest people loitering. It completely ignores history.
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Why Nashville's Solution to Homelessness is a Model For Other Cities

A coalition of government agencies, nonprofits, and landlords found a way to bring homes to the homeless in Nashville, Tenn. Your city can do it too.
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Shutdown 2013 Won't Kill the Education System, It'll Make it Stronger

Public education will take a small hit due to the government shutdown, but the local nature of education means the impact will be relatively smaller compared to other areas.

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Janet Yellen Next Fed Chair: How She Could Keep America Out Of Another Recession

In a few months, Obama may appoint her to a position with the power to manage a large portion of America's economic policy. Can we trust her to make a positive difference?
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3 Stealthy Ways Republicans Are Torpedoing the Obamacare Bill

It's immoral that obstructionists are using these three sneaky tactics to block people from receiving benefits of reform.
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What's Really Behind the Republican Push to Drug Test Welfare Recipients

It's not that Republicans hate the poor, it's that they love Big Pharma.
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3 Charts That Prove Prison Reform is the Most Important Economic Issue in America

Fifty years after the March on Washington for jobs and freedom, mass incarceration continues to stifle job opportunities for minorities.
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Government Shutdown 2013: Still a Terrible Idea

Republican hardliners threaten to shut down the federal government to prevent implementation of Affordable Care Act. Such hostage-taking tactics would have great negative repercussions.

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Free Market Supporters Always Get This One Thing Wrong

Conservatives and libertarians believe, erroneously, that antitrust laws are unnecessary.
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Israeli-Palestinian Talks Just Began, and the Hardliners Are Already Pulling Out

Not all stakeholders on the ground are enamored of Kerry's efforts to bring a final settlement to Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and some powerful factions are refusing to join in
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Will This Teetering Northeastern City Be the Next Detroit?

A once vibrant New England industrial city is on the verge of bankruptcy. Can measures taken by its state-appointed budget commission save it from the brink?
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A Shocking Look At Who is Really Getting Financial Aid At America’s Colleges

While the purpose of financial aid should be to assist those who otherwise could not afford college, a good chunk of it goes to rich families.
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Immigration Reform 2013: Why It Won't Be Obama's Legacy

Past experience suggests that changes in immigration laws are unlikely to become something a president is remembered for.

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Bipartisan Prison Reform is Decades in the Making — and Its Time Has Come

This year, the Justice Department, bipartisan legislators, and members of the judiciary have all come out to demand sentencing and penal reforms amidst the ballooning of our prison population.

While Zimmerman Walks, CeCe McDonald Is Still In Jail For Self-Defense

CeCe McDonald defended herself with a pair of scissors after she was harassed and attacked. When it comes to claims of self-defense, not everyone is created equal.
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Privatize Schools: Why It's Crony Capitalism At Its Worst

Opening the door for the private sector to manage our schools may in theory free them from stifling bureaucratic control, but in reality it instead invites more greed and abuse.
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Egypt Protests: Anti-Morsi Protests Are Part Of the Rocky Path Toward Democracy

And this will strengthen democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.