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The Daily 202: Will Trump deliver the unifying inaugural address that his aides keep promising? 19.1.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Still sniping at ‘haters’ on eve of inauguration, he benefits from low expectations
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In a County With More Babies Than Any Other, Childcare Comes at a Cost -- and Not Just for Parents 19.1.2017 Truthout.com
In California, childcare for infants costs as much as tuition in the University of California (UC) system, according to  new data  from the Lucile Packard Foundation of Children's Health. In 2014, parents of infants in California spent an average of more than $13,300 on childcare. That year, UC tuition and fees were just over $13,200.  At the national level, all eyes are on college affordability. But the lack of affordable early childhood options has even more dire long-term consequences.  Achievement gaps start early. According to a report this year from the  Economic Policy Institute , children from more affluent backgrounds tend to perform better than lower-income children in reading and math as early as kindergarten. And that gap then continues throughout the rest of the kids' schooling.  "For most families, if you're talking about full-time care for an infant or toddler, those costs certainly rival, if not exceed in many cases, higher education costs," says Ted Lempert, the president of Children Now ...
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The Betsy DeVos Hearing: ‘Those Potential Grizzlies’ 19.1.2017 The Moderate Voice
"It was low, insulting burlesque and a revolting dumbshow of the arrogance of monied ignorance. I think we're all going to have to get used to that kind of thing." - Charles P. ...
States sue to block last-minute Obama environmental rule 18.1.2017 The Hill
The rule would prohibit miners from dumping debris near streams and rivers.
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The Daily 202: Lamar Alexander is dragging Betsy DeVos across the finish line to become secretary of education 18.1.2017 Washington Post: Politics
GOP chairman limits questioning, schedules late-night hearing to clear inexperienced nominee
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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday 18.1.2017 Daily Kos
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Bigly Blast from the Past Trackdown was a TV series that ran from 1957-59 , and took place in the fictional Texas town of Porter following the Civil War. The great Robert Culp plays Ranger and de facto Sheriff Hoby Gilman. I'd never heard of it before until Kossack Thinking Fella sent me a link to this clip from a 1958 episode (“The End of the World”) in which a con artist named---wait for it---Trump rides into town and tries to---wait for it---bamboozle the citizens into buying into a---wait for it---big beautiful wall to protect them from---wait for it---non-existent threats. This is really something: x You can watch the full episode here . Nothing much to add except: freaky. Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold... [Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! ...
Is The Number Of Women Leaving The Labor Force Really A Problem? 18.1.2017 Forbes.com: News
Figures show a drop in the labor force participation by women. There are some potential explanations, but the wider question of participation by men and women of all ages could become a problem.
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Betsy DeVos faces Senate committee, though her ethics review is not yet complete 18.1.2017 Washington Post
President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Education Department is expected to experience an unusually contentious confirmation hearing.
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Google exec with Chicago ties, Margo Georgiadis, named Mattel CEO 17.1.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Margo Georgiadis ⇒ , a Google executive with strong ties to Chicago, will take over as CEO of toymaker Mattel on Feb. 8, the company announced Tuesday. Georgiadis had been serving as Google's president of Americas. She took on that role in 2011, after a brief stint  as chief operating officer ...
5 Traits of the Most Successful Women in Business 17.1.2017 Inc
Getting ahead in business and life is rarely a lucky accident.
Wisconsin doctor was worth two obits 16.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Several fans of NewsCut's The Art of the Obituary category have called our attention to Friday's passing of Dr. Kay Heggestad of Madison, Wis.,who merited two obituaries in Sunday's Wisconsin State Journal. She wrote one of them. Her family wrote the other, to fill in the extraordinary details she left out.
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Letter: Enough of the anti-porn piety 16.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The tireless, moral crusade against pornography is unfounded, unethical and unconstitutional. From Gov. Gary Herbert’s declaration that porn is a “public health crisis” to Sen. Todd Weiler’s recently proposed bill to punish porn-hosting sites, individual autonomy is under attack. Every time you reinforce the belief that pornography is inherently evil, you also reinforce rape culture and the idea that sex workers are subhuman. If your concern is truly for the well-being of women, consider: 1 • F... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Two dead after a pair of accidents overnight in Denver 15.1.2017 Denver Post: Local
As Saturday crept toward Sunday, a single vehicle crash killed one person, and early Sunday, another died in a hit-and-run, Denver police said.
A Firestorm of Protests Will Take Aim at Donald Trump's Inauguration 14.1.2017 Mother Jones
On Friday, president-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated into office. The day will begin with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery followed by several celebrations, including galas and inaugural balls, throughout the weekend. But if Trump's critics have anything to do with it, the inauguration won't entirely be festive: Dozens of groups have announced rallies and protests leading up to the historic event, including the Women's March on Washington , which is expected to draw as many as 200,000 attendees. Washington, DC officials say they're preparing for at least a million visitors to the city for the inauguration and protests. And it's not just the capital that's bracing for January 20. Hundreds of cities expect local rallies to take place. Here are some of the major events planned across the country over the next few weeks: January 14: March for Immigrants and Refugees Organized as part of the We Are Here to Stay campaign, immigrant and refugee rights groups plan to organize on ...
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‘Women’s March’ Praises Abortion in New Platform; Rejects Pro-Lifers 13.1.2017 NewsBusters
According to the new platform just released by the Women’s March, “women” only stands for “women who agree with ...
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Why white men are diversity’s missing stakeholders 13.1.2017 TechCrunch
 We need to evolve the tech industry’s approach to diversity and inclusion. Despite the best of intentions, our expectations have been unrealistic — and Silicon Valley has started to recognize its own idealism. It’s time to get real, and that means acknowledging a very sobering fact: We need white men on our side and active in the diversity discussion if we’re ever going… Read ...
65 Years of NBC’s Today: The Morning Show’s Worst Liberal Bias 13.1.2017 NewsBusters
On January 14, NBC’s Today show will mark its 65th anniversary on the air. Over the decades, hosts and correspondents on the morning program have routinely spouted liberal talking points on a wide range of issues, boosted Democrats, and lambasted Republicans. Despite the cavalcade of co-hosts – from Bryant Gumbel to Matt Lauer, Katie Couric to Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry to Savannah Guthrie – the left-wing bias has remained constant. Here are some of the most obnoxious Today quotes over the ...
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Pay gap between college grads and everyone else at a record 12.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
College graduates, on average, earned 56 percent more than high school grads in 2015, according to data compiled by the Economic Policy Institute. That was up from 51 percent in 1999.
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Pay gap between college grads, others at a record 12.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record. The growing disparity has become a source of frustration for millions of Americans worried that they — and their children — are losing economic ground. College graduates, on average, earned 56 percent more than high school grads in 2015, according to data compiled by...
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The Daily 202: Rex Tillerson’s struggles show the risk of a president and secretary of state with no government experience 12.1.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Rubio still on the fence after raking him over the coals
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