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Justice Works 2014

Albany, NY  |  The Desmond Hotel  |  August 2 & 3, 2014

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The Weekly Wonk July 27, 2014

The Weekly Wonk is a summary of Oklahoma Policy Institute’s events, publications, blog posts, and coverage. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In The KnowClick here to subscribe to In The Know.

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Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan Would Have Devastating Impact in Washington State

Elena Hernandez & Lori Pfingst -House Budget Chair Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty proposal
doesn’t reflect reality and would have damaging effects for Washington state’s
low income children and families.  On
Tuesday, we highlighted data from the 2014 KIDS COUNT Databook demonstrating that kids in our state continue to see declines in economic
well-being, making this new proposal all the more concerning.

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Tweet Chat Blog Series: It’s time to Make “Big Brother” Play by the Rules

by Jack Lohmann, Summer Intern

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Lickety Piketty: A Very Brief Guide to Income Inequality

There has been a great deal of interest this year in the subject of income inequality – as evidenced by the fact that economist Thomas Piketty’s book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” reached No.

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Lickety Piketty: A Very Brief Guide to Income Inequality

There has been a great deal of interest this year in the subject of income inequality – as evidenced by the fact that economist Thomas Piketty’s book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” reached No.

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Prisoners Tortured by the CIA Find Justice (In Europe)

A court handed down a huge victory yesterday, for two men who were rendered to a secret prison in Poland and tortured by the CIA. But it wasn't in an American court. And it wasn't the United States that was held to account.

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Afraid, Lawyerless, and Warehoused: The Mothers of Artesia

The road to Artesia from Las Cruces, New Mexico, is a scenic three-hour drive past pristine white sand dunes, through chilly, foggy mountain ranges, and across flat, open pampas spotted with yucca plants. Artesia, itself, is a dusty town of around 11,000 people, mostly farmers, ranchers, and workers at local oil wells and refineries.

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This Week in Progress

Another week, another example of people in power rigging the system.
This Week in PM Blogging:
The Right Tweets
The online trolls were out in force during Netroots Nation and my Twitter activity was unknowingly feeding into their zeal. The thing I never expected was the blatant hate and racism being thrown at Detroit and Detroiters.

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The OK Policy Podcast: Episode 1

Here’s the first episode of a new weekly podcast from OK Policy. This week, we share some of the most important Oklahoma headlines, bust some myths surrounding the migrant children at Fort Sill, and discuss one of the largest business subsidies in Oklahoma.

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