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“Obamacare” is a job creator

This just in: Serco Inc. will be hiring and training 600 new workers for its new Wentzville, Missouri location. Bright, shiny new jobs. The Post-Dispatch has the scoop: Obamacare may be controversial, but it’s about to bring hundreds of jobs to Wentzville. A Virginia-based government contractor is planning to hire 600 people over the next…

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This week in litigious politicians: MO state rep sues federal gov’t over birth control in ACA

It’s been in the media for just a few days but has already received national attention. Missouri Representative Paul Wieland and his wife are suing the federal government for “forcing” them to receive health insurance benefits that include coverage of birth control, which is against their religious beliefs. Rep. Wieland, quoted here: Missouri Consolidated Health…

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The racial dot map

Many of us in progressive circles pride ourselves on being a diverse, tolerant, and accepting group. And we are. It’s not hard to see how that plays out in politics, with the GOP constantly struggling for relevancy among minorities, not usually an issue for Democrats. Thanks to Dustin Cable at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper…

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Koch-ifying the news

Industrialists Charles and David Koch, well known for their climate change denial, have very recently expressed interest in buying newspapers. We all know the Koch brothers by now. They are known to create and support partisan astroturf groups [e.g. Freedomworks and Americans for Prosperity] that have no problem bending and/or denying the truth to fit…

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