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Service Employees International Union sponsored AB 1250 would stop outsourcing of financial, economic, accounting, engineering, legal, etc jobs by counties.

The NFL offers to collaborate with the player's union on cannabis research for pain control.

CSU is dropping its algebra requirement for non-math and science majors.

Ephemerisle and Seasteading.

The war on hydroponic tomatoes by overzealous narcs.

FDA is warming to vaping as less harmful than smoking tobacco.

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The GOP Obamacare repeal and replace debacle.

The Trump proposal to halve legal immigration and go to a merit-based system.

Trump plans to start a trade war with China starting with steel tariffs.

Trump applauds police being rough with suspects in speech to cops. Cops applaud Trump.

Trump's military transgender "ban" that he forgot to tell his generals about.

The rise of the sex bots.

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The problem of actually using city owned undeveloped property in Dixon.

Toronto retired mechanic Adi Asti spent $550 on materials and hiring a homeless man to build a set of stairs in a community park that city fathers wanted to spend $65.000 on...whenever they got around to it. In spite of accidents being prevented by the stairs, city fathers are not happy.

A vigilante pothole team is fixing roads in Santa Cruz County over the objections of county officials...and preventing many thousands of dollars in tire damage in doing so.

Populist Dialogues - What a Fair trade agreement would look like

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National Organizing Director of Citizens Trade Campaign, Elizabeth Swager, talks with us about corporate trade agreements, like NAFTA, CAFTA and many more. She draws the differences between these agreements and what progressive people and organizations would like. Progressives want policies which are fair and just for the people, no for multi-national corporations. She cites one specific example of how these agreements have elevated corporate rights over human rights.

Populist Dialogues - Social Insecurity 401ks and the Retirement Crisis

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Guest James Russell is the author of "Social Insecurity, 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis. The retirement crisis is that people are going over a fiscal cliff instead of being able to retire with financial security. James states that this is the result of moving from traditional pension plans to 401(k)s and explains how that has happened with what consequences.

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Poor neighborhoods hit hardest by asset forfeiture in Chicago. Study by Lucy Parson Labs, a Chicago non-profit shows South and West side black neighborhoods hit the worst.

La’Shieka White (mother of EL Jr.) v VICC – PLF is waiting on a decision from the 8th Cir. after oral argument in April on behalf of Edmund Lee Jr.’s fight against racial discrimination in St. Louis that forbids Edmund to attend the same school as his white neighbors because of race.

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In private letter AG Jeff Sessions asks Congress for permission to go after medical marijuana.

JP Krause – A high school canceled the results of its class presidential election when the student body elected JP after a classmate videotaped his satirical campaign speech in AP History class. PLF defends JP’s First Amendment rights, arguing that freedom of speech does not end at the school steps.

Benjamin Powell of Independent Institute says more immigration is positively correlated with more economic freedom.