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In every modern society, the people who hold the levers of state power control the deployment of vast riches; every decision about a change in the tax code or the issuance of oil drilling licenses is worth billions to someone.
- Neil Irwin speaks the obvious but eloquent truth for The New York Times Upshot blog.  (via brooklynmutt)

Read Charles Pierce on Elizabeth Warren today

The best teachers are the ones who remain students at heart, the ones who keep learning from their students, and from the world around them, and from their own drive to know even more about even more things, and who then are able to transmit that knowledge—and more important, the drive to know more—to their students. That’s how great teachers echo through time. That’s how great teachers become immortal.

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The Learning Channel

The Learning Channel

In other words: Political money and hence influence at the top levels is disproportionately white, male, and with almost no social context that includes significant numbers of African Americans and other people of color.


This is why money isn’t speech.

 another productive staff meeting

another productive staff meeting