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The Gospel of Citizens United: In Hobby Lobby, Corporations Pray for the Right to Deny Workers Contraception

The Gospel of Citizens United: In Hobby Lobby, Corporations Pray for the Right to Deny Workers Contraception | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
-- by Jamie Raskin, PFAW Foundation Senior Fellow

"[C]orporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires."

-- Justice John Paul Stevens, dissenting in Citizens Uni
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There are several big issues I have with this religious stand of Hobby Lobby.  


First if some forms of birth control for employees of the store offend  the companies religious beliefs than why does Hobby Lobby buy more than half of it's inventory from a nation that has a one child policy very firmly enforced and pushed.  Achieving that without all sorts of birth control is nearly impossible and Hobby Lobby has never decided not to do business and make millions on the backs of this cheap massive labor source. Also exactly which religion is it on the membership list of? I can understand dual citizenship, but dual personhood is really over the top. Personhood is claimed for each owner and employee already so exactly who is it and how is it that the owners or a collection of owners get to be counted and treated  as yet another person in the form of a corporation and granted rights as both an individual person and given a business personhood in addition to that?


Second, when a company offers benefits to employees it is the form of a compensation package or delayed compensation such as retirement or investments and is thus these are employee's funds, not the employer's as they would like everyone to think and employers all too often seem to forget. This being so then these companies are then forcing their beliefs onto employees in an attempt to withhold due payment in the form of group insurance compensation, which is designed to lower cost of medical payments for a bargaining group of employees. The group to bargain with would not exist for that company without that group of employees compensation of insurance funds. Employees would often leave a company for one that provides better insurance or demand higher wages to afford and obtain insurance. 

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Are the Reformers Cracking Up?

Are the Reformers Cracking Up? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Jeanne Allen's Center for Education Reform is one of the long-time reformer groups in D.C. Allen was beating the drums for school choice long before it was cool or bipartisan.
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Which would really improve student outcomes most? A: Is it better to have less children living in poverty and provide great self- paced reading and math specialist k-12 in all schools and provide motivating teacher inspiration in content areas and across curriculum tie in to make learning meaningful. Or B: Is it best to assume teachers, administrators and students are all in education to rip everyone off, be lazy, unmotivated unless threatened with test failures to high stake highly expensive examines to ensure they are not cheating the system, fund cut offs, state take over, and teacher and administrator firings, school closure and out of local community take overs of control or privatization were the local community no longer has ownership of the education of its own children. Really which would move you to learn more...???? Enough wealth and food to feel somewhat secure and professionals that trained to be your personal helping hand in the form of specialist to improve reading and writing skills and math skills if you fall behind or ahead in some cases. Or is learning motivated by threats that attempt to force you to not cheat and directly threaten you with failure that will ruin your life???? If we want to train people not to cheat and to pass test well rather than to read, write and think.... I think we need to make our instruction about that and the classes we teach about honesty and test taking.... And perhaps law and criminal behavior and work ethics and not reading history and so forth. By the way has anyone ever giving you a break you didn't really deserve? If you took or got that break did it ruin your life? Did you feel like a cheat? Did it turn you into someone that always excepts a break from everyone? I had a student once who's mother blew her Brian's out right before he return to start his freshman year... Some Teachers and students did give him breaks. I don't think anyone ever felt guilty for having tried to save him some pain and failure. His death came soon after graduation through recklessness and youthful risk in a car. But his community loved him the best they could and I'm sure they would again if they had the chance..a few breaks won't ruin a life but not getting a few breaks might.caring communities breed caring community members.breakpeople.
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Will Donald Trump’s Campaign Make Him Rich?

Will Donald Trump’s Campaign Make Him Rich? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The release of campaign financial filings revealed a curious fact about Donald Trump. He may end up enriching himself, his family, and his far-flung enterprises by running for president.
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Bridging the Divide

Bridging the Divide | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
I have to admit that I flinched a bit when President Obama said this during his State of the Union address: It’s one of the few regrets of my presidency -- that the rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better.
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Records: Trump businesses profiting from Trump campaign - CNN Video

Records: Trump businesses profiting from Trump campaign - CNN Video | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Donald Trump has directed nearly one-fifth of his campaign cash to companies that are part of his vast business empire, new federal records show. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
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Jeff Bryant: How Long Can Big Money Keep Democrats in the Charter Camp?

Jeff Bryant: How Long Can Big Money Keep Democrats in the Charter Camp? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Jeff Bryant, a crack investigative journalist, writes on Bill Moyers' blog about the big money that has chained many Democrats to the charter school industry, putting them in the bizarre position of defending privatization of public education.
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The most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen.

The most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen. | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
First of all — this is not my writing.  It's a Facebook post by someone I don’t even know, a man named Michael Arnovitz in Portland OR.  But as a Facebook post it passes the fair use test and I’m quite certain he would not object that I share i...
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I still feel there is no defense of Hillary or Donald.
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For U.S. Parents, a Troubling Happiness Gap - NYTimes.com

For U.S. Parents, a Troubling Happiness Gap - NYTimes.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Interesting study....
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Are the media complicit in mass shootings?

Are the media complicit in mass shootings? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Among the most chilling details to emerge in the Orlando massacre is that the killer paused during his three-hour rampage at the Pulse nightclub to search Facebook for news about it.
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Trump was accused of destroying email evidence in lawsuit 10 years ago

Trump was accused of destroying email evidence in lawsuit 10 years ago | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
10 years ago, Trump's lawyers told a judge that Trump's companies had no centralized e-mail system and routinely deleted email records until the mid-2000s.
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Voting Rights at the Crossroads

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A constitutional lawyer dissects two competing trends in voting rights—and explains why automatic voting registration is the “biggest, immediate” solution for voting reform.
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The ‘Gateway Drug’ Is Alcohol, Not Marijuana

The ‘Gateway Drug’ Is Alcohol, Not Marijuana | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Florida have found that the theory of a “gateway drug” is not associated with marijuana – results from the Guttman scale indicated that alcohol represented the gateway drug, leading to the use of tobacco, marijuana,...
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Dutch Firm Trains Eagles to Take Down High-Tech Prey: Drones - NYTimes.com

Dutch Firm Trains Eagles to Take Down High-Tech Prey: Drones - NYTimes.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Trump campaign’s claim that State Department gave $55.2 million to Laureate Education after hiring Bill Clinton

Trump campaign’s claim that State Department gave $55.2 million to Laureate Education after hiring Bill Clinton | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
We check out a charge by the Trump campaign, but find no evidence to back it up.
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Very,very interesting!!!!!!
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Hillary Helps a Bank—and Then It Funnels Millions to the Clintons

Hillary Helps a Bank—and Then It Funnels Millions to the Clintons | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal’s eyebrow-raising story of how the presidential candidate and her husband accepted cash from UBS without any regard for the appearance of impropriety that it created.
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Will Donald Trump’s Campaign Make Him Rich?

Will Donald Trump’s Campaign Make Him Rich? | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The release of campaign financial filings revealed a curious fact about Donald Trump. He may end up enriching himself, his family, and his far-flung enterprises by running for president.
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Donald Trump and R.N.C. See Common Foe: Rogue Delegates - NYTimes.com

Donald Trump and R.N.C. See Common Foe: Rogue Delegates - NYTimes.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Monica S Mcfeeters's insight:
Remember that Hitler style salute Trump had his followers perform at one rally... Threatening his own party into supporting him is another Dictaor classic move.....of course the Dems seem to have done basically the same thing without the same overt threats....Bernie received nearly half of the votes but delegates promised to support Hillary no mater what.... We need to shut down both of these corrupted parties.
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Fred Klonsky: Juan Rangel of UNO Gets a Gentle Slap on the Wrist for Fraud

Fred Klonsky: Juan Rangel of UNO Gets a Gentle Slap on the Wrist for Fraud | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Juan Rangel, a political activist in Chicago, created the city's largest charter chain, called UNO. Rangel was co-chairman of Rahm Emanuel's mayoral campaign in 2011, when he first ran for mayor. UNO was an amazing cash cow.
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More Charter school corruption....
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Kansas Lawmakers Pass Bill in Bid to Stop Court From Closing Schools - NYTimes.com

Kansas Lawmakers Pass Bill in Bid to Stop Court From Closing Schools - NYTimes.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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Take note Mississippi the Law makers here and in a number of states are following the same failed idea as the republican education and funding plan.
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BILL CRAWFORD: Father of U.S. Constitution feared factionalism - Daily Journal

BILL CRAWFORD: Father of U.S. Constitution feared factionalism - Daily Journal | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
If our founding fathers could watch the malfunction of our state and local governments and the lack of reasoned discourse therein, what might they say? A good place to look would be the Federalist Papers.
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Great article in today's paper about the founding fathers of the nation... Adding this for a different kind of Father's Day reading.
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What ISIS Really Wants

What ISIS Really Wants | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
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Great article! Pretty long but worth the time.
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Afghans say the Orlando attack is an issue for Americans, not them

Afghans say the Orlando attack is an issue for Americans, not them | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The reaction to the Florida massacre in Kabul was muted — and wary.
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Trump was accused of destroying email evidence in lawsuit 10 years ago

Trump was accused of destroying email evidence in lawsuit 10 years ago | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
10 years ago, Trump's lawyers told a judge that Trump's companies had no centralized e-mail system and routinely deleted email records until the mid-2000s.
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Voting Rights at the Crossroads

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A constitutional lawyer dissects two competing trends in voting rights—and explains why automatic voting registration is the “biggest, immediate” solution for voting reform.
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Talking About Text Structure in the PBL Classroom

Talking About Text Structure in the PBL Classroom | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Enhance PBL by teaching students how to identify text structure how to and use it within their project-based reading and writing.
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