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Julie Fidler – Study Finds Stress at Work is Just as Bad for Your Health as Second-Hand Smoke

Being stressed out at work is just as bad as regularly being exposed to second-hand smoke, a new study by researchers at Harvard Business School and Stanford University finds. Using data from 228 other studies that assessed the effects of 10 workplace stressors on employee physical and mental health, morbidity, and mortality, researchers concluded that workers who faced a great …

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Ben Norton – Racist Donald Trump Fans Allegedly Beat, Urinated on Sleeping Latino Homeless Man

Two white Boston brothers Scott J. Leader, 38, and Steve M. Leader, 30, were arrested on numerous charges of assault, indecent exposure, and more after allegedly urinating on and then beating a sleeping 58-year-old Latino homeless man because he was Latino. According to the charges, the Boston Globe reports [3], the brothers allegedly urinated on the man, punched him, and …

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Barbara Ehrenreich – In America, only the rich can afford to write about poverty

Back in the fat years – two or three decades ago, when the “mainstream” media were booming – I was able to earn a living as a freelance writer. My income was meager and I had to hustle to get it, turning out about four articles – essays, reported pieces, reviews – a month at $1 or $2 a word. …

Emergency Powers Give Barack Obama Authority Over Just About Everything During A Major National Crisis By Michael Snyder

Presidents have always exercised emergency powers, but now thanks to dozens of new laws, regulations, court decisions and executive orders, Barack Obama is the most powerful president in all of U.S. history.  Of course the U.S. Constitution does not actually give the president any special powers during a time of national emergency, but over time presidents have decided that they …

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The Worst Case for War With Iran You’ll Read in a Major Newspaper

Many opponents of a nuclear deal with Iran simply won’t come out and say what they seem to be constantly getting at: that the United States should go to war. Well, kudos to the hawkish opinion pages ofThe Washington Post and the neoconservative scholar Joshua Muravchik for making just that argument in Sunday’s paper. Muravchik purports to explain how negotiations will never work …