s skippy the bush kangaroo: June 2016

skippy the bush kangaroo

Thursday, June 30, 2016

thursday night agression

two days, four victories for reproductive rights

high iq does not predispose us to perfection

why america really dropped the a-bomb on hiroshima

is donald trump using his campaign to launch a media empire?

senegal's killer hippos problem
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

our weekend starts on wednesday

from brexit to texit: texas secession for the 2018 ballot

sanders' success: democratic socialism goes mainstream

the weakening of the transnational ruling class

waze versus neighborhoods

scientist accidentally proves terrifying 200-year-old theory about electric eels 
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

trampoline tuesday

taking abortion rights seriously

the shaming of paul ryan is now complete

what's next after sanders?

more young adults live with their parents than not... for the first time in 130 years

how about none of the above?
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Monday, June 27, 2016

monday on fire

millions seek brexit re-vote as they learn just what they did

clinton's campaign manager can't stop talking about aliens

what's killing the bees

vancouver's former olympic village is now a home for urban beavers

chemical spill closes willy wonka chocolate factory 

and rip keyboardist for parliment & funkadelic bernie worrell
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

springtime on sunday

the british are frantically googling what the e.u. is, hours after voting to leave it

51% of all american workers  make less than $30,000 a year

here's why  our infrastructure is crumbling

the enduring whiteness of the american media

on the scarcity of elevators
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Saturday, June 25, 2016

wake up sally, it's saturday

gordon gekko's america

growing temp industry shuts out blacks, exploits latinos

democrats are now the agressive war party

migrant workers in the u.s. are exposed to forced labor conditions

when pregnant women get flu shots, babies are healthier
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Friday, June 24, 2016

friday town

20,000 commit to occupy dnc protest

san diego union-tribune endorses ronald reagan for president

the u.s. is ranked 103rd on the  global peace index

noah's ark gone awry

the science behind captain america's shield 
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

thursday night blues

isn't it time to stop calling it the "national" debt?

work requirements don't cut poverty

scotland bans fracking forever

samsung says don't install windows 10

an algorithm wants your job 
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

my favorite wet wednesday afternoon

where the world's slaves live

the nra's insane advice:  store guns in children's bedrooms

why resolving homelessness is stupidly easy

for-profit college students wind up earning less than if they had never enrolled

7 lies and myths  about social security
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

torpedoes on tuesday

clinton struggles to improve her likability

how the bernie sanders revolution staved off a much bigger threat to the democratic party

the only continent with weaker economic growth than europe is antartica

ticking closer to nuclear midnight

the secretive world of selling data about you
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Monday, June 20, 2016

monday nineteen hours

why hillary's 90's nostalgia is so dangerous

what everybody gets wrong about independent voters

deferments helped trump dodge viet nam

the conservative bias in economics

the rio olympics are going to be a disaster for human rights

and rip young mr. chekov, actor anton yelchin 
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Sunday, June 19, 2016

some sunday morning

obama wanted to cut social security. then bernie sanders happened

how fake news sites trick big time journalists

the democratic party ignored its 2012 platform

big oil is terminal

when two choices for president aren't enough 

and rip romper room's miss mary ann, mary ann king
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Saturday, June 18, 2016

waiting for saturday night

a new campaign to hold wall street accountable

how america lost its mojo

a worrisome pile-up of hundred-million dollar homes

as union membership declines, the top 10 percent get a larger share of income

how much you need to afford a 2 bedroom apartment in ten major cities
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Friday, June 17, 2016

friday street

court rules companies cannot impose illegal arbitration clauses

tax dodgin'  silicon valley

inequality can cause urinary tract infections

the feminist (and green party's) case againts hillary clinton

swarm of bees follows car for 2 days to rescue queen trapped in back
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

thursday night

study confirms world's coastal cities unsavable if we don't slash carbon emissions

should the brazil summer olympics be cancelled?

to win in november, clinton will need sanders' supporter votes

how natural history museums open peoples' minds

the night i almost peed on henry kissinger 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

michigan jim dances to songs of love and death on wednesday

dnc chair is on thin ice

the financial crisis may have caused 500,000 extra cancer deaths

campbell brown blames tv for trump 

confronting the parasitic economy

tweeting about research papers gets more people to read them
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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today tuesday

the superbug that doctors have been dreading has just hit the u.s.

ww iii will be fought over water

experts on fascism agree:  trump is not a fascist

retailers are fueling a warehouse boom to keep up with amazon 

too fat for facebook
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just a suggestion...

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Monday, June 13, 2016

monday night special

the viet nam war is still killing people

why the sugar industry hates the nutritional facts label

the real reason neocons are upset about trump

the grotesque crminalization of poverty in america

california shopping center hires robo-cop 
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Sunday, June 12, 2016

six ways til sunday

nancy pelosi defends bernie sanders

why america can't quit the drug war

the 6 hour workday works in europe.  why not america?

skeptics:  bash bigfoot less, mammograms and war more

12 of 20 of america's drunkest cities  are in wisconsin
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Saturday, June 11, 2016

waiting for saturday

dems discuss dropping wasserman-schultz

the national park service is selling out to corporations

how big pharma preps you to buy drugs you don't need

why the very poor have become poorer

libertarian gary johnson is polling at 10 percent against trump and clinton

and rip the wayne gretsky of his time, hockey legend gordie howe
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joshua holland is an idiot

joshua holland's "think" piece needs some thinking. bernie lost not because his ideas were unpopular but because the dumbocratic party (as embodied by debbie whatshername-"i know nothing!" shultz) made sure the "right" person (and did you notice? hillary's logo points to the right) won. social security was not an incrementalist idea as josh joshes you. it was a socialist idea then and now. and woe to any goldman-sachs toady that wants to make a grand bargain with the rapepublicans to prove her pragmatism.
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Friday, June 10, 2016

friday smile

most mass shooters are not mentally ill

obama has been at war longer than any american president

is sanders hurting clinton by staying in the race?

does a fear of death lie at the heart of capitalism?

interventions don't work at fraternities
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Thursday, June 09, 2016

thursday morning waking

the worst famine since 1985 is sweeping across africa

can the democrats win without the berniecrats?

hillary and donald may be the most disliked candidates in 3 decades

it's not really about bathrooms

on the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bull shit
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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

long wednesday

corporate inequality is the defining fact in business today

the coming democratic crack up

sacrificing lives for profit 

tylenol might be making you less empathetic

that time trump wanted the all-black vs. all-white apprentice 
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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

toca tuesday

the biggest myth about abortion that you probably think is true

tax the rich not unhealthy products

the poor are paying more for everyday purchases

the privilege of buying 36 rolls of toilet paper at once

a gorgeous guide to the earliest computers 
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Monday, June 06, 2016

monday night raw

the middle class is shrinking just about everywhere in america

india records its highest temperature ever

can cops keep your stuff?

white nationalist party claims more of its members are now trump delegates 

i loved uber as a passenger.  then i became a driver
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Sunday, June 05, 2016

save your sundays for surfing

90% of disasters are weather-related

democratic convention hosted by republican donors

how good are the jobs the economy is creating? 

nearly 4,100 sea turtles sucked into florida power plant

elephants hate drones
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Saturday, June 04, 2016

until saturday

the man who saw trump coming

the collapse of the middle class job

post-racial is racist

the new albany high school that banned amnesty international 

hey, look!  it's the world's longest insect!

and rip the greatest, world heavyweight champ muhammad ali
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Friday, June 03, 2016

friday skit

two billionaires think they know what poor kids need

christian right's distress over transgendered students hits a fever pitch

money influences everybody, including hillary clinton

the confessions of congressman x 

conservatives predicted it, but is there a pizza drought in seattle
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Thursday, June 02, 2016

thursday morning

the intelligence community cast its vote for hillary clinton

facebook will sponsor trump's gop convention

pennsylvania ex-gov rendell:  bernie supporters better behave when he loses at the convention

not quite 100% true, but hedge funds = dark money

uber for tractors 
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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

just wednesday

the supreme court is at stake, so vote this election!

chomsky:  today's elected democrats are moderate republicans

iceland's pirate party gets more funding than all its rivals combined 

pens don't rob people, plutocrats do

woman regains sight after 20 years after falling over and hitting her head

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