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Has quantitative easing worked?

The US Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce the end of its “quantitative easing” policy this week. Has it worked? Or has it set the scene for another financial crisis?

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Christie Blinks in Ebola Fight

The New Jersey governor insists his quarantine policy is still intact even as the first person isolated at Newark airport flies home and threatens a lawsuit.

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Rand Paul Channels Malala to Bash Obama

The Kentucky senator will try to end confusion over his foreign policy but not before he attacks the White House from the left.

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Pound falls on Bank meeting minutes

The pound falls after Bank of England policy makers find “insufficient evidence” of inflationary pressure to justify a rate rise.

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Pentagon: Yes to LGB, No to T

The end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell let gays, lesbians, and bisexuals serve openly in the military. But transgender individuals remain excluded. A conference Monday examined that policy.

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Family Synod: Certainly a Big Tremor

He’s not changing doctrine or policy yet, but Pope Francis is at least making the Church acknowledge the complexities of modern life.

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Top 400 US Billionaires’ Wealth Equals Brazil’s GDP

Rob Johnson is the Director of the Economic Policy Initiative at the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and is a regular contributor to the Institute’s blog NewDeal2.0. He serves on the UN Commission of Experts on Finance and International Monetary Reform. Previously, Dr. Johnson was a Managing Director at Soros Fund Management where he managed a global currency, bond and equity portfolio specializing in emerging markets. He was also a Managing Director at the Bankers Trust Company. Dr. Johnson has served as Chief Economist of the US Senate Banking Committee under the leadership of Chairman William Proxmire and was Senior Economist of the US Senate Budget Committee under the leadership of Chairman Pete Domenici. Dr. Johnson was an Executive Producer of Taxi to the Dark Side, an Oscar Winning documentary produced and directed by Alex Gibney.

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Drag Queens Make Facebook Say Uncle

Facebook sparked outrage with its ‘real name’ policy—which many felt unfairly targeted drag queens and the LGBTQ community. Now the company is apologizing—but not changing.

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Police move on firearms officers

Police Scotland clarifies its policy on deploying firearms officers, following concerns over guns being carried on routine patrols.

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How to Use a Fake Name on Facebook Without Getting Flagged

Facebook has always had a policy of requiring users to supply their real name on the site. Enforcement has been lax, but there’s still a risk of getting caught. Here’s how to fly under the radar if you need to.Read more…

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Facebook’s ‘Real Name Policy’ Is a Drag

Facebook’s policy requires users’ profiles to show their real, given names—not their chosen names. It’s a policy that unfairly targets drag queens and the LGBTQ community.

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Dark Money Corruption of Democracy Forces Climate Change Direct Action and Mass Mobilization

Seventeen critical years after the Kyoto Protocol signing, climate activists have come to realize that when our governments are bought and sold, policy shifts must begin in the streets. Compromised politicians will not willingly act to save the ecological balance of the planet.

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World Leaders Drugs’ Panel: Legalize It!

Cannabis, psychedelics, and other substances should be made legal, Richard Branson, Kofi Annan, and others on the Global Commission on Drug Policy recommend in a radical new report.

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McCain, Rand Are Allies on ISIS War Vote

John McCain and Rand Paul. Lindsey Graham and Dianne Feinstein. Lawmakers you’d never expect to unite on foreign policy are agreed on the threat—but expect more talk than action.

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The United States Was Welcoming to White European Immigrants, But Not to Peoples of Color Today

In a profoundly insightful book that explores the history of unfair US immigration policy, Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal, Aviva Chomsky explains how prejudice and the exploitation of inexpensive labor has increasingly shaped immigration law and lives.

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The United States Was Welcoming to White European Immigrants, But Not to Peoples of Color

In a profoundly insightful book that explores the history of unfair US immigration policy, Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal, Aviva Chomsky explains how prejudice and the exploitation of inexpensive labor has increasingly shaped immigration law and lives.

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The Rhinohawks Come Roaring Back

Obama’s lack of a foreign policy strategy is bad for the world—and maybe worse for America, as it gives the hawks new power and leverage.

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Return of The GOP’s Tough Guy Brigade

Obama’s lack of a foreign policy strategy is bad for the world—and maybe worse for America, as it gives the hawks new power and leverage.

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Former Hostage: Negotiate With ISIS

The US should be more flexible and honest regarding its policy of never paying ransom for hostages.

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Nikole Hannah-Jones and Jennifer Taub on the Housing Crisis: What’s Changed?

More than five years after the housing market collapsed, the crisis continues, its sources still disputed. Is Americans’ inability to acquire a home of their own in a neighborhood that feels safe a personal or a political problem? Apparently, it’s a matter of public policy.

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