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Bloomberg TV Interview: Exactly Who You Feared

Zeeshan Aleem Vox
That Bloomberg’s comments on his stop-and-frisk policies are so easy to demonstrate as false suggests he either wasn’t prepared to handle the question or that he doesn’t care about the truth

Limited Eating Times: A New Way to Fight Obesity and Diabetes

Satchin Panda and Pam Taub The Conversation
Healthy people can adopt Time Restricted Eating (TRE), independent of diet and exercise, to reduce their risk for metabolic diseases. A new study suggests it is also an effective treatment for people with obesity or diabetes.

Friday Nite Videos | December 6, 2019

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Why Billionaires Won’t Save Us. GIULIANI! (Here He Goes Again). Pete Buttigieg and the Republican Lie. Youth Climate Strike Leader Endorses Bernie. Who Is Worse: Donald Trump or Mitch McConnell?

Mark Zuckerberg and I

Brendan Walsh Rattle
“I’ve become obsessed,” writes the poet Branden Walsh, “with trying to understand the compulsions and sickness of a society that believes billionaires are a healthy/natural component of civilization.” He tries here to humanize just one.

General Strike in France Challenges Macron

Adam Nossiter New York Times
Thursday’s protests completed the circle of anger against Mr. Macron begun last year by the Yellow Vests. This time, it was the unionized employed — teachers, hospital workers, some civil servants — who came out.

Fred Hampton Murdered by Chicago Police 50 Years Ago

Ted Pearson; Norman Stockwell, Frances Madeson interviewing Jeffrey Haas
Early morning, December 4, 1969, fourteen police officers executed a search warrant on a Chicago flat rented by the Black Panther Party. Supposedly looking for illegal weapons, instead, they shot and killed two people, leaving four others wounded.

Tidbits - Dec. 5, 2019 - Reader Comments: Economy Not Fine, Half Work Low-Wage Jobs; Reparations; Chicago Teachers Strike Lessons; UAW GM Strike Was Significant; Resources: Bullies in Blue; Multicultural Children's Books; "I Am Troy Davis"; more

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Reader Comments: Economy Not Fine, Half Work Low-Wage Jobs; Reparations; Centrist Dems; Work at Amazon; Chicago Teachers Strike Lessons; UAW GM Strike Was Significant; Resources: Bullies in Blue; Multicultural Children's Books; "I Am Troy Davis"....

Monopoly and Its Discontents

Gerald Berk The American Prospect
It's no Marxist critique of class power--would that it were--but Matt Stoller's Goliath, aimed at moving the Democratic Party off dead center, slams all the right enemies in urging the resuscitating of the anti-monopoly tradition of the 20th century