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did someone say delaware
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Nathalie Baptiste 32m
while the Republicans were busy calling you lazy for wanting $600 a week, the super rich made another $685 billion during the COVID crisis. 's video shows just how astronomical that number is.
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The likely source of the next pandemic is all around us: Industrial-scale hog and chicken farming—innovated in the United States and rapidly spreading globally.
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No one wants to think about the likely source of the *next* pandemic in this awful time. But we kinda have to. New piece:
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Becca 10h
Class warfare and shit!
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Billionaires in the US have gotten so much richer during coronavirus that it’s nearly impossible to conceptualize just how much money they've made. So we made an animation to help.
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The White House–Kodak controversy has a new angle: a billionaire's huge stock gift to a synagogue
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David Corn 1h
SCOOP: During the Kodak stock frenzy caused by reports of a $765m Trump admin. loan, billionaire George Karfunkel, a Kodak board member, donated 3m shares worth up to $180m to a Jewish synagogue with no public profile. Big tax deduction. Big mystery.
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David Corn 1h
The coronavirus pandemic has been an absolute bonanza for billionaires. Donald Trump’s coronavirus denial and inaction have provided them a mega-windfall.
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70 percent of ICE arrests originate in the criminal justice system, mostly in jails. And as President Trump’s war on immigrants has expanded, local sheriffs have become some of its most enthusiastic foot soldiers.
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California judge orders Uber and Lyft to convert their drivers into employees right now.
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In the middle of a pandemic, in an election year, Trump is realizing that Americans highly value the health care system he’s tried so hard to dismantle.
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A “perfect storm” of factors has made the coronavirus especially severe in the Latinx community
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Meet the company that writes the policies that protect cops
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So, while Americans wait on a stalled Congress and endure empty presidential promises of relief via potentially unconstitutional executive orders, make no mistake: the ultra-wealthy are feeling like a billion bucks these days.
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Industrial hog farms are breeding the next pandemic
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The cost of hiring 50,000 teachers nationwide ($30 billion) pales in comparison to the new wealth sloshing around the investment accounts of the ultra-wealthy.
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Let's put some of that mind-bending new wealth into perspective. The US postal service, a beleaguered institution now getting attacked by Trump, has yearly revenues of $71.1 billion—just a fraction of the wealth increase of these few billionaires.
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The coronavirus pandemic has been an absolute bonanza for billionaires, for whom Donald Trump’s brutalist coronavirus denial and inaction have reaped untold rewards. The numbers are astounding:
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Billionaires in the US have made an absolute killing during the pandemic. They've gotten so much richer that it’s nearly impossible to conceptualize just how much money they've made. So we made an animation to help.
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