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Teacher Strikes Shut Down Schools Across Oklahoma and Kentucky

West Virginia's educators have kicked off a red-state rebellion. The red-state teachers rebellion that started in West Virginia continues to grow, with teachers in Kentucky and Oklahoma walking out on Monday after the Kentucky teachers shut down schools in nearly two dozen counties on Friday. In Oklahoma, dozens of school districts have announced closures for Monday, and many Kentucky schools are closed …

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This week at progressive state blogs: NRA collides with kids it can’t shut up; a ‘D’ for Delaware

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the Feb. 17 edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with—or endorsement of—its contents. At Blue Jersey, Rosi Efthim writes—Socialism, socialism, blah blah blah: NRA’s …

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Thank you, Trump: Shut down of coal plants accelerates

Donald Trump’s War on Coal continues unabated as coal plants are closing at an increasing rate. … by end-2017, owners of coal plants – which directly compete with gas in many areas of the country – had announced 12.5GW of planned retirements for 2018, foreshadowing the largest year for coal decommissioning since the 15GW of retirements …

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Don Lemon Flat-Out Says ‘Shut Up’ to Those Who Claim It’s Too Soon to Discuss Gun Control

Click here for reuse options! The CNN anchor isn't tolerating this sick defense of gun culture any longer. CNN anchor Don Lemon offered a clear defense of gun control Wednesday following the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead. “If you look at any of the information, any of the studies, anything that’s been …

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France to shut down its coal plants two years earlier than planned

French president Emmanuel Macron announced France will be shutting down all coal plants in the country by 2021, which is two years earlier than originally promised. In today’s market, coal plants are failing financially to their competition: clean energy technologies. According to a recent report from the Carbon Tracker, half of the EU’s 619 coal-fired …

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Republican Senator Rand Paul Single-Handedly Shut Down the Government Just to Make a Point

There was no strategic reason for this shutdown. At 12 a.m. ET on February 9th, the U.S government shut down for the second time in 2018. But this time, the shutdown was not for any serious reason. Sen. Rand Paul, the libertarian-leaning Republican from Arkansas, used a procedural mechanism to temporarily shut down the government …

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FEMA to shut off aid to Puerto Rico with municipalities still without electricity and water

As parts of Puerto Rico continue to struggle to recover four months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officially announced it will shut off food and water aid to the island as of Jan. 31. A third of Puerto Rico residents are still without electricity and lack access to …

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‘The View’ Hosts Shut S. E. Cupp Down for Using Monica Lewinsky to Divert from Trump Scandal

“She’s been interviewed a hundred times.” Conservative commentator S. E. Cupp met stiff resistance from most of the panelists on ABC’s “The View” on Friday when she said that people who are dwelling on President Donald Trump’s purported liaison with adult film star Stormy Daniels should be giving equal time to Monica Lewinsky. “Don’t you want her …

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Baseless accusations: Shut it down?

Good morning. Your federal government is shut down. Trump said he thought that would be good. We will see if the portions of his base who rely on federal programs would agree. Military families, for one, will find services often unavailable. The Republicans control all three branches of the federal government and still manage to fail …

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Former Chair of the Republican Party Tells Trump-Supporting Evangelicals to ‘Shut the Hell Up’

“They have no voice of authority anymore for me." Former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele blasted Family Research Council president Tony Perkins for giving President Donald Trump a “mulligan” on paying hush money to former adult film star. “When it comes down to giving Trump a pass, some top evangelical leaders are turning a blind eye …

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