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Open thread for night owls: Lower pay for new graduates follows them for life

The Wall Street Journal puts up a paywall for most articles, so unless you subscribe or engage the site with go-around software, you won't be able to read the whole piece I am going to excerpt below. And since I can't get permission for a longer excerpt as I usually do, this will be short. And, like so much information about the labor market these days: frustrating, troubling, even infuriating.
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Open thread for night owls. Time Machine: Senate drone report of 2019

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 days ago)

MQ-9 Reaper drone. Tom Englehardt writes The Senate Drone Report of 2019: Looking Back on Washington's War on Terror. An excerpt: It was December 6, 2019, three years into a sagging Clinton presidency and a bitterly divided Congress... Read Post

Open thread for night owls: Stingy on the clemency and pardons again

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (yesterday)

At The Atlantic, Matt Ford writes The Limits of Obama's Clemency. An excerpt: Few presidential powers are as unconstrained as the pardon. Neither Congress nor the courts need be consulted, and neither branch can override its applica... Read Post

Open thread for night owls: 1944 murder conviction of 14-year-old vacated. His execution can't be

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (3 days ago)

George Stinney's mugshots. Normally, I don't put a news excerpt from The New York Times in Night Owls, but I'm making an exception tonight to ensure that this awful story gets attention. Jesse Wegman writes: Seventy years after he w... Read Post


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