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A Bipartisan Vote to Put the Brakes on War

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(OW) – One of the few things I recall fondly about the Trump campaign — a short list, I’ll admit — was the candidate’s apparent glee in ridiculing the war-mongering of his rivals and predecessors. In early 2016, Trump (correctly) summed…

Extortionate Phone Fees Cut Off US Prisoners

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(HRW) – A recent court ruling bars the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from establishing price limits on the cost of in-state phone calls made by prison inmates. That’s a big problem because call costs can be so exorbitant that they deprive…