Friday, February 3, 2023

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Amazon’s defeat in NYC galvanizes movement to end billion-dollar corporate welfare

The lawmakers who took down Amazon say their victory is just the beginning of a major fight against tax subsidies for huge companies.

Families rally to end police raids in NYC public housing

Over the last few years, the New York City Police Department has collaborated with various federal agencies to conduct militarized raids in multiple New York City Housing Authority public housing developments around the city.

NY Senate Leader and Son Arrested on Federal Corruption Charges

Corruption is running rampant in New York City after the state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam Skelos, were arrested on Monday committing fraud, extortion and accepting bribes. The charges carry a potential sentence of over 80 years in prison.

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Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

A school choice nightmare: Families getting government funding to switch from public to private...

The harrowing story of a Maine family shows the potential perils families face when they transfer to privately run schools that are less subject to government oversight.

GOP readies ‘shameful’ vote to oust Omar from House Committee

"The GOP is riddled with white nationalists and antisemites. It is infuriating and absurd that they are trying to distract from the bigoted hatred in their own party by attacking a progressive woman of color."

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

City trees save lives, first-of-its-kind study finds

Planting trees has additional benefits for communities beyond keeping cities cool, such as reducing air pollution and boosting mental health.