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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stories to Watch: 4/17/14

A new study out of Princeton University finds that the United States is no longer a democracy, but an oligarchy. Try to act surprised. Class warfare? We already had that war. the rich won. What the right calls "class warfare" is actually more in line with what the Chinese used to call "counter-revolutionary" -- i.e., trying to undo the new order and restore the previous system.

 Related" Dick Morris says the popular vote is just a way for Democrats to steal elections. You know, by being all counter-revolutionary and everything.

Obamacare signups are now at 8 million -- way over the target of 7 million. And that problem where the young "indestructibles" decide not to sign up? Yeah, that didn't actually happen. "This is good news—very, very good news," reports Jonathon Cohn. Well, it's good news unless you're a Republican and politically invested in America's failure -- then it's not good news at all.

A rightwing PAC shuts down after an uproar of it's offensive name -- "Boats 'N Hoes PAC." At this point, if Republicans want to convince people that they aren't waging a War on Women, it would probably be wisest to avoid any mention of anything remotely female ever again. They clearly have no idea how to talk about women respectfully.

You might want to go through your Facebook and see if you ever liked anything from General Mills. The food giant argues that liking a brand online means you can't sue them if you get a bad batch. This seems like marketing suicide to me -- why on Earth would you ever like one of their products now?

American ex-pat whistleblower Edward Snowden embarrasses Putin by putting him on the spot on live TV.

Finally, New York City is considering raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour.

[cartoon via Truthdig]

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