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Maine Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote
The Maine Senate has passed a bill that would award the state’s Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote in a presidential election.
oligarchy  win 
may 2019 by joeybaker
McConnell blocks resolution calling for Mueller report to be released publicly
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday blocked a resolution calling for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to be released publicly.
trumpAristocracy  trumpAuthoritarianism  oligarchy  corruptedPolitics  governmentOverreach  governmentImpotence 
march 2019 by joeybaker
Cardinal George Pell has been sentenced to six years in prison for the sexual abuse of two choir boys in the 1990s
Members of the public pack a Melbourne courtroom where Cardinal George Pell is this morning being sentenced for sexually abusing two choirboys in the 1990s.
judicialStupidity  oligarchy 
march 2019 by joeybaker
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Manafort sentencing shows justice isn't 'blind,' it's 'bought'
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) sees Paul Manafort’s 47-month sentence for bank and tax fraud as further proof that the criminal justice system is broken.
On Thursday evening, MSNBC’s Ari Melber tweeted that the sentence is “far below” the recommended 20 years, despite “extensive felonies and post-conviction obstruction.” This is a “reminder of the blatant inequalities in our justice system that we all know about, because they reoccur every week in courts across America.”
Ocasio-Cortez agreed. “Paul Manafort getting such little jail time for such serious crimes lays out for the world how it’s almost impossible for rich people to go to jail for the same amount of time as someone who is lower income,” she tweeted. “In our current broken system, ‘justice’ isn’t blind. It’s bought.” Catherine Garcia
judicialStupidity  judicialCorruption  oligarchy  trumpAristocracy 
march 2019 by joeybaker
McConnell won't allow vote on election reform bill
“What is the problem we’re trying to solve here?” McConnell asked.
oligarchy  endOfTheGOP 
march 2019 by joeybaker
Rich students who have poor classmates become (i) more prosocial, generous, and egalitarian; and (ii) less likely to discriminate against poor students, and more willing to socialize with them. These effects are driven by personal interactions between ric
Familiarity Does Not Breed Contempt: Generosity, Discrimination, and Diversity in Delhi Schools by Gautam Rao. Published in volume 109, issue 3, pages 774-809 of American Economic Review, March 2019, Abstract: I exploit a natural experiment in Indian schools to study how being integrated with poor s...
humanPsycology  oligarchy 
march 2019 by joeybaker
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