Author Archives: Ivan Weiss

Issue #333

(Daily Clips will publish Tuesday, September 2. Enjoy Labor Day.) The expanding world of poverty capitalism In Orange County CA the probation department’s “supervised electronic confinement program,” which monitors the movements of low-risk offenders, has been outsourced to a private company, … Continue reading

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Issue #332

Will wage theft derail Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law? Seattle may soon find that passing a $15 minimum wage was the easy part. The real challenge will be making sure workers actually get what they deserve under the law. In the … Continue reading

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Issue #331

Fox News’ latest phony obsession: Ferguson, gun control, and Second Amendment hypocrisy It may be apocryphal, but the story goes that in 1967, Gov. Ronald Reagan agreed to sign a California gun control law that made it against the law … Continue reading

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Issue #330

Inside the Democrats’ plan to save Arkansas—and the Senate No sign announces the purpose of this little storefront, squeezed between a Bestway Rent to Own and a Rent-a-Center in a dilapidated Pine Bluff shopping center. But the words hand-lettered in … Continue reading

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Issue #330

Labor organizing under way at Boeing and MUSC, despite antiunion climate in South Carolina It is famously difficult to start a union in South Carolina. The state has the third-lowest union participation rate in the country, with just 4.7 percent of workers … Continue reading

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Issue #329

Meet 13 Republican climate deniers who want to be president It’s hard to believe, surveying the GOP field of possible presidential nominees, but back in 2008 the parties were not that far apart on climate change. Sen. John McCain of … Continue reading

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Issue #328

The Kochs’ plan to beat Harry Reid—if they can Harry Reid’s reelection is more than two years off, but the Koch brothers’ political machine is already methodically laying the groundwork that will be used to try to take him out. The … Continue reading

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Issue #327

Andrew Cuomo’s unlikely challenger for Governor of New York is gaining endorsements and giving him a headache It was a beautiful evening overlooking the Hudson River in Ossining NY, and Zephyr Teachout was standing on a small wooden stage with … Continue reading

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Issue #326

When companies flee U.S. tax system, investors often don’t reap big returns Establishing a tax domicile abroad to avoid U.S. taxes is a hot strategy in corporate America, but many companies that have done such “inversion” deals have failed to … Continue reading

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Issue #325

(Editor’s note: This one is several months old, but people need a reminder sometimes.) Five obnoxious libertarian oligarchs who earned fortunes from the government they’d like to destroy The cult of the libertarian-minded ultra-wealthy would make an intriguing anthropological case … Continue reading

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