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There has been a war on the freedom of the press in America since Donald Trump was elected president.

He infamously called the press the "enemy of the state" during his inaugural speech. He did nothing to punish the Saudi Crown Prince after he directed the murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Kashoggi.

Back in September, New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger revealed that the paper had to turn to the Irish government for help after one of its reporters, Declan Walsh, was threatened with arrest in Egypt.

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You Paid More in Taxes than America's Largest Corporation How American Corporations Pay No Taxes in 2010

As you prepare your 2010 taxes, consider this: if you pay even one penny, you'll be paying more than General Electric.


If you pay taxes at all, even one penny, then you paid more to Uncle Sam than a multi-billion dollar company according to the The New York Times.

General Electric, what the Times calls America's largest corporation, paid no taxes at all in 2010 despite global pre-tax income of more than $14 billion.

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Let's All Ask The New York Times Why Its Healthcare Reform Coverage Is So Lopsided

We've got a project for you: Let's demand some accountability from our newsmakers.


Early Thursday I told you that nearly 50 percent of Americans either believe Obama's Affordable Care Act has been repealed or don't know enough to say whether it's still a law. If that stat seems like a condemnation of American civics knowledge, it is—but only partially.

For the rest of the story, or, perhaps, for an explanation about why many Americans are so ignorant, consider the above graph. Ezra Klein made it with data from the Washington Monthly, and it shows the disparity between media coverage of court rulings that have ruled healthcare reform unconstitutional and rulings that have found the law completely legal.

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Geoffrey Canada Tells Stephen Colbert Racism Has Nothing to Do with the Achievement Gap

The Waiting for Superman star says teachers unions are to blame for everything wrong in public education.

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Why isn’t public education fixed yet? According to the Harlem Children’s Zone founder and Waiting for Superman star Geoffrey Canada, if teachers unions didn’t exist, all would be well in our nation’s schools. Such talk is par for the course for Canada, but on Tuesday night’s episode of The Colbert Report, he added something new to his education reform spiel. Canada claimed that racism has nothing to do with the achievement gap.

When Colbert asked Canada to explain what the achievement gap is, Canada replied, “As soon as we can test kids, we find between a 25- to 35-point difference between white kids and black kids in math and in reading.”

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