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NY Times | L Santamaria

I was the first person in my family to go to college, so I already felt different from my peers in large and small ways. But their excitement about the break took that feeling to a new level.

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Wired | Shaboro/Getty

In downtown Los Angeles, public health workers visited encampments of homeless people to try to control a hepatitis outbreak.

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AAUP

The AAUP filed an amicus brief last night supporting a challenge to a statute and policy in Texas that compel faculty to permit concealed handguns in college classrooms. We argue that the policy violates faculty members’ academic freedom.

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The Gazette | L Martin

In 2016, DHS received more than 50,000 reports of alleged abuse on its abuse hotline, and social workers accepted about 52 percent of those cases. This year, the current rate of accepting cases is almost 65 percent, Harvey said.

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Catholic World Report

How social workers can live their faith in the workplace was the focus of the latest annual conference of the Catholic Social Workers National Association.

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NY Times | P Singh/AFP/Getty

Children play on makeshift swings, on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Modesto Bee

Basira, a fearless Afghan refugee, had her family shattered and her heart broken last winter after she’d declared war on domestic abuse.

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The Daily Northwestern | O Visentini

Justine Janis, the Evanston Public Library social worker. Janis said she hopes her position in the library helps break down barriers traditionally associated with seeking assistance.

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CSC

In the U.S., this mission conflict is a serious challenge that stands in the way of our moving from a system designed to rescue and protect children from their families to a system focused on the stability and protection of children in their families.

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CNN | Lumous

A room at Four Winds Spirit Orphanage, Haiti. It was shut down after being cited as one of the worst orphanages in the country.

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Guardian | R Hammond/NOOR

It was the oldest asylum in the Balkans. Now the doors are unlocked and patients are living new lives in the community. Zoran and Ruzica met at the institution in Osijek. They moved out in 2015 and are now married and living in an apartment in the town.

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Virginia Quarterly Review | M Crabapple

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Israel21c

Café Shalva employs people with intellectual disabilities.

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Jacobin | Keller/Library of Congress

1882 political cartoon from San Francisco, California, depicting a landlord as vampire.

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PNS | T Eytan

Vigils will be held in Rapid City and Sioux Falls

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Omaha /World-Herald | K Sievers

Headquarters of the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. The social workers believed the managers were focused on performance measures and bonuses and became suspicious that “meeting the measure was the product of malfeasance,” the report said.

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Common Dreams | Harrer/Bloomberg

“Soaking broke-ass grad students to pay for a private jet subsidy. All-out class war on the 99 percent.” (emphasis added)

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NIDA

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SCMP | EPA

Raising welfare and pension payments, and reforming the MPF isn’t going to solve the main problem – a persistent property bubble sustained by a cartel.

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NY Times | TA Clary/AFP/Getty

A woman holds up a paddle with an image of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” as she arrives at Christie’s before bidding on the painting Wednesday night in New York. The work sold for a record $450.3 million.

Posted in News on 11/19/2017 | Link to this post on IFP

NY Times | Proteus Digital Health

A wearable sensor patch made by Proteus Digital Health is part of the Abilify digital pill study.

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Wisconsin Gazette | M Frohna

Dr. Steven McMurtry, Director of UWM’s social welfare Ph.D. program and faculty member at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, agrees. “We’re in a period of uncertainty. Where do I connect?”

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WBIR

A professor with the University of Tennessee College of Social Work is taking a close look at Dolly Parton’s “My People Fund” to find out how much it helped after the Sevier County Wildfires last year.

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University Collage London

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In These Times

Even as Puerto Rico was racking up enormous debt, financial firms were hoovering up its bond offerings and clamoring for more. A number of the bonds were what Saqib Bhatti, co-author of a 2016 report from the ReFund America Project on Puerto Rico’s debt, describes as “the municipal version of a payday loan,” with astronomical interest rates. About half of Puerto Rico’s current debt is deferred interest on these loans. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and other Wall Street firms have raked in more than $1.6 billion in fees to structure the deals.

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Irish Times | T Honan

Protesters outside the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin during a demonstration calling for the end to the direct provision system.

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NY Times | J Tosello

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NY Times | E Thayer

Amendment books for the Republican tax plan were set out Thursday before a Senate Finance Committee meeting, where Republicans and Democrats sharply disagreed over an analysis of the bill’s effects on lower-income Americans.

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The Atlantic | E Miller/Getty/Z Bickel

The Democratic Party needs to make its own reckoning of the way it protected Bill Clinton.

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NY Times | GiveDirectly

A nonprofit organization, GiveDirectly, is proceeding with plans to provide universal cash grants in rural Kenya. A grant allowed this recipient to build a house.

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CSA

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Dissent

The labor movement is facing existential crises the world over—in the United States, it’s staring down the face of a Trump administration and Trump-appointed Supreme Court likely to overturn long-accepted labor laws and regulations.

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UIC Today

Associate Professor Henrika McCoy, the project’s principal investigator, says “3/40 Blueprint” is designed to close a gap in existing research and provide a one-stop, web-based digital guide for professionals working with LGBTQ runaway and homeless youth.

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The Atlantic | S Glerum

It wasn’t until the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August that the alt-right took on a form that most Americans could finally grasp as a real, and unambiguous, political movement. A disciplined, torch-lit procession snaked through a college town, with white men shouting explicitly white-nationalist slogans in chorus. A true believer drove his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of counterprotesters and was charged with killing a woman named Heather Heyer.

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In These Times | W McNamee/Getty

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The Scientist | RYANJLANE/ISTOCK

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Deutsche Welle | F Isza/afp/Getty

German government figures estimate the number of homeless people in the country to total around 860,000 — more than half of whom are refugees. That number is expected to rise a further 40 percent to 1.2 million by 2018.

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Gov.uk

Cardiff University has been named as the research partner for a new What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care.

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truthout | C Schuck/Getty

The undemocratic and unequal state of our own country can no longer be hidden. These reports are informative, but so far we’ve only glimpsed the oligarchy’s reach and power. This concentration of power must be investigated, and then it must be confronted — by a majority determined to take back the economy and democracy from the powerful few who have made it their plaything, before it’s too late.

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SFGate | CVJC

According to the Central Valley Justice Coalition, Fresno is attractive to traffickers for a handful of other reasons, including its proximity to other human trafficking hubs, like Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and its high population of groups particularly vulnerable to exploitation, including migrant workers and foster care youth.

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WISH | Indiana Recovery Alliance

Advocates called the elimination of the syringe exchange services in Madison and Lawrence counties “tragic.” “We’re in the midst of the worst drug crisis in the history of the world,” announced Christopher Abert, a social worker at the Indiana Recovery Alliance.

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UBNews

Dr. Melanie Sage (above) will study states’ compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act and develop materials to improve communication among all stakeholders

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Guardian | P Dazeley/Getty

For too long, discussions on social care have overlooked those who need care and support earlier in life.

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East Anglican Daily Times| Signs of Safety

A social work team from Suffolk County Council is up for a national award.

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New Yorker | B Wiseman

An addiction specialist said that the Sacklers’ firm, Purdue Pharma, bears the “lion’s share” of the blame for the opioid crisis.

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LA Times | R Vogel/AP

Ellen Lee, a family social worker at the nonprofit San Francisco Community Empowerment Center, which has helped lead the protests, said most of the people opposed to recreational cannabis are elderly and speak little to no English. She said children are impressionable and must be protected from a drug that remains illegal under federal law, and she is frustrated by elected officials.

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Louisville Cardinal | QIC-WD

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Der Spiegel | P Marchetti

Palermo, on the Italian island of Sicily, is known for its beautiful architecture. The region, however, is also Italy’s problem child, with one in five working-age adults unemployed and over half of all residents poor or at risk of poverty. On Nov. 5, 2017, the island voted for a new regional government that faces a deep crisis.

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Guardian | N hall/PA

Welcoming the agency’s move, Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary (above), told the Guardian: “No patient should be sent away from their family and friends for treatment when they are seriously unwell. It wouldn’t happen with physical health and we shouldn’t accept it for mental health. That’s why I’m personally committed to ending the practice by 2020.

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Guardian

Hundreds of members of the LGBT community marched through the Indian capital for the annual Delhi Queer Pride Parade. This Pride represents a milestone 10 years of collective struggle against all forms of shame, stigma, transphobia, homophobia and socio-economic hierarchy.

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SCMP | X Chen

Chor Ping-kay (above center) has been skipping breakfast for months and now he wonders when he is going to have to opt out of lunch too.

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Mother Jones | B Monteny/Getty; kodda/Getty

This isn’t the first time incarcerated people in Texas have alleged dismal conditions during hurricanes.

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Health Affairs

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YU News

Phil Goldfeder, former assistant vice president for government affairs at YU and New York State Assemblyman, and New York State Assemblywoman Jaime Williams share their insight into the political process with social workers.

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NY Times | N Bavarsky

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aily Post | NASOW

Nigeria Association of Social Workers (NASOW), the umbrella body of all Social Workers across the federation has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to Nigeria Council for Social Work Regulatory Bill which has already been passed by the National Assembly.

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Guardian | Zborowski/EPA

Polish nationalists marching in Warsaw on Saturday. The banner reads ‘Death to the enemies of the Homeland’. The slogans shouted today still wake disturbing echoes from 80 years ago.

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NY Times

According to the latest available figures, 63 percent of all the profits made outside of the United States by American multinationals are now reported in six low- or zero-tax countries: the Netherlands, Bermuda, Luxembourg, Ireland, Singapore and Switzerland. These countries, but above all the shareholders of these corporations, benefit while others lose.

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The Atlantic | A Rentz/Getty

A counterfactual narrative of aging blinds marketers to the real desires of retirees.

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Milwaukee NNS | E Mendez

Rafael Mercado holds a container of syringes collected during a recent needle clean-up on the South Side.

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NY Times | D Plunkert

Shingles is hardly a minor menace. “A million cases occur in the United States each and every year,” Dr. Schaffner said. “If you’re fortunate enough to reach your 80th birthday, you stand a one-in-three to one-in-two chance of shingles.”

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Jacobin | R Scoble

Information is slowly trickling out about the 238 bids officially submitted, each story more outrageous than the last. Chicago, for example, is reportedly offering over $2 billion in tax breaks and other incentives. That’s 40 percent of the estimated $5 billion that Amazon estimates it will cost to build its second headquarters. Not to be outdone, the state of New Jersey and the city of Newark are putting up a combined $7 billion in incentives — more than the value of the initial investment and well over $100,000 for each one of the 50,000 jobs Amazon says it will create.

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Yahoo News

Yemen is facing a mass famine that will affect millions of lives unless the Saudi-led coalition ends its blockade and allows aid deliveries into the country, the UN aid chief warned Wednesday.

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red pepper

Acid Corbynism allows people to imagine a future beyond the paltry offerings of capitalism

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Irish Times | P Byrne/PA Wire

Age Action spokesman Gerard Scully says older social housing tenants are “not house-blockers” and should not be forced out of their family homes.

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Conversation

Longreads | Getty/CSA Images/Mod Art Collection

Men, get ready to be uncomfortable for a while. While forgiveness may come one day, it won’t be soon.

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Science Daily | UM:C

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Sceince Daily | UIC

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The Intercept

Jeanne Allen, founder and CEO of the Center For Education Reform, told The Intercept that after helping students in short-term emergency settings, reformers “should be thinking about how to recreate the public education system in Puerto Rico.” Allen, who was involved in the New Orleans school reform efforts, says charter operators across the country, as well as virtual education providers, should be thinking about how they can get involved in Puerto Rico’s post-Maria landscape.

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The Local fr | AFP

The new report published by French charity the Secours Catholique shows that society’s most vulnerable groups are getting poorer.

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JSTOR Daily | iStock

Grief, heartbreak, or other severe emotional distress can be devastating. But can a broken heart actually kill you? The answer might be yes.

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The Herald | Barnardos

Martin Crewe, director of Barnardo’s Scotland, said treating foster carers as employees could fundamentally alter the relationship with young people in their care. “We believe it’s important that these children should be part of a family unit where they are cared for as a member of that family, rather than by an ‘employee’,” he said.

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Journal Times

At the Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility they have struggled to fill social worker positions. And at Racine County Jail, social workers are not staying as long as they used to. It’s all part of a common theme: a shortage of social workers in the public sector.

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Alternet | D Cima/Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Protesters in the Aguán River Valley of Honduras demand justice for Berta Cáceres, an environmental and indigenous activist who was shot and killed in her home in March 2016.

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Detroit News | R Woolf

It’s time to hire more social workers and guidance counselors in our schools, not police officers.

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HRW | Reuters

An aerial photo showing the site of a mass shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, U.S., November 6, 2017.

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The Conversation

Abyd Quinn-Aziz, Senior lecturer, Cardiff University

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CBC

Suzanne Brake is Newfoundland and Labrador’s first Seniors’ Advocate

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Irish Examiner | OJCCYA

The Provision of Foster Care Services in Ireland was published yesterday by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs.

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CommunityCare | SSCB

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Common Dreams | L Friedman

“Moreover, a full accounting of any war’s burdens cannot be placed in columns on a ledger. From the civilians harmed and displaced by violence, to the soldiers killed and wounded, to the children who play years later on roads and fields sown with improvised explosive devices and cluster bombs, no set of numbers can convey the human toll of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, or how they have spilled into the neighboring states of Syria and Pakistan, and come home to the U.S. and its allies in the form of wounded veterans and contractors. Wars also entail an opportunity cost—what we might have done differently with the money spent and obligated and how veterans’ and civilians’ lives could have been lived differently.””

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WSWS | WAPO

Sixteen years of war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria have drained $5.6 trillion from the United States economy

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Times of Malta | MASW

Apart from better recognition of the profession through better pay and continuous training, social workers would also like to be more involved in consultation on legislation, Charlene Martin, who chairs the Maltese Association of Social Workers said.

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Hannibal Courier-Post

Catherine Rymph, an associate professor of history at MU, has written a book examining the modern history of foster care in the United States and the stigma associated with the system.

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Common Dreams | Institute for Policy Studies

In the United States, the 400 richest individuals own as much wealth as the bottom 64 percent of the population and the three richest individuals own as much wealth as the bottom 50 percent, while pervasive poverty means one in five households have zero or negative net worth.

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BASW

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CBC | J Mone/Canadian Press/AP

The federal government is expecting to legalize cannabis by July 1, 2018.

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NY Times

A combination of Tylenol and Advil worked just as well as opioids for relief of pain in the emergency room, a randomized trial has found.

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KHN | H de Marco

Hundreds of urine samples arrive most nights by express mail to Comprehensive Pain Specialists clinics. The samples are tested for narcotics and other drugs, both legal and illegal.

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SSA

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HuffPost | WECHARGEGENOCIDE.ORG

Until the Chicago Police Department cleans up its act, it should not receive additional funding to build a new cop academy.

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New Statesman

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NIH | Carnegie Mellon University

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International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

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Penarth Daily News

The Vale of Glamorgan Council Offices in Barry

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The Nation | NH Anwar

Many young people are even to the left of Bernie. A YouGov poll in January 2016 found that 43 percent of people under the age of 30 had a favorable opinion of socialism, versus just 26 percent unfavorable. A recent poll of 18-to-29-year-olds by Harvard University found that a majority of the respondents did not “support capitalism.” This was too much for Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader. At a postelection town hall, she bolted out of her seat to declare: “I have to say, we’re capitalists—that’s just the way it is.”

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