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Wal-Mart Asks Employees to Feed One Another

Known for its poor treatment of workers and low wages, the retail giant is under fire in Canton, Ohio, where its store apparently set up a food drive for needy employees.

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Tea Party Rules

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Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Freaky New World Order of International Treaties

WikiLeaks blew open the secret negotiations behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on Wednesday, releasing draft text that looks good for big corporations and bad for ordinary people.

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GOP Blessings

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Can L.A.’s New Mayor Succeed Where Other Charming Liberals Failed?

The difficult task of ending income and social inequality in Los Angeles is now in the hands of a liberal new mayor, Eric Garcetti, a compromiser rather than a crusader.

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The Economics of Middle-Class Identity

As the recession forces many of us to frequently change jobs and work in servile positions, defining whom we are becomes increasingly difficult; Karl Marx is considered by some to be the world’s most influential scholar; meanwhile, animals can speak, scientists find, but they don’t say much beyond the basics. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Our Good Old Todays

Years from now, when someday the nation is mired in another recession or bogged down in another ill-conceived war, these may be remembered as the good old days.

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David Cameron’s Surprise: Permanent Austerity

Back in 2010, the British PM began slashing the country’s budget on the promise that temporary cuts were necessary to reduce the deficit and right the economy. Another recession soon followed.

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The Liar’s Club

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Gobbling Obamacare

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Disinformation

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The Connection Between Poverty and Education

Google the phrase “education crisis” and you’ll be hit with a glut of articles, blog posts and think tank reports claiming the entire American school system is facing an emergency.

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Running With the Tea Party

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Cellphones Are Interfering With Your Brainwaves

Scientists have discovered that radiation from cellphones has affected the way our brains have evolved to function; newsrooms all over the country are downsizing and becoming digital in the process; meanwhile, Germany denies Edward Snowden asylum yet again, but this time wants to find a way to question him. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Discredited Economic Theory Holds Europe in Deflationary Thrall

Why there is such iron fidelity to neoliberal austerity in the contemporary community of official, semiofficial and even academic economists? It can’t be that it works. It doesn’t work.

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The Speaker Speaks

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Tea Time for Ted

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Interest

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GOP Grave Dance

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War on al-Qaida

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Obamacare Disaster

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GOP Obstruction

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Tea Party Tantrum

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First, Admit the Problem

Here’s the mistake made by President Obama and the Democrats that nobody is talking about: They have been too fearful of confronting our country’s three-year obsession with the wrong problem.

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Will Work for Money

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Glitch Blame

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Republican Obstruction

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Obamacare Website Glitches

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Obama Technology

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Obamacare Bricks

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Obamacare Down

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GOP Tea Head

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The Tax Migration Myth

It is not news that New York’s political and media elites worship the extremely rich.

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Tea Party

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Trick or Treat

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Democracy Leftover

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Obamacare Launch

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Pirates of the Congress

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Grand Reopening

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Obamacare Rollout

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Corruption

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Now Is a Time for Growth

It’s fine to talk—eventually—about chronic deficits and mounting debt. But now that our government is up and running again, the nation’s first priority should be economic growth.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 READ MORE



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What Fine? Why JPMorgan Is Laughing All the Way to the Bank

The biggest U.S. bank will pay a record $13 billion fine with a criminal investigation pending, but the stock price is riding high.

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U.S. Debt

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Janet Yellen

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No Economic Disaster

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United States Debt Ceiling

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Let’s Get This Class War Started

If we had paid attention to history we might understand the imperative of battling the rich.

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Peterson Study: Tea Party Extremism Cost Millions of Jobs, Risks Millions More

If Americans learn anything from this month’s shutdown-and-debt-ceiling debacle, they ought to realize that political extremism brings real costs.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 READ MORE



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A Case for Hope

“Blessed are they who expect nothing, for they shall not be disappointed.” It was the early 20th century socialist Eugene V. Debs who pointed to the utility of this extra Beatitude.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 READ MORE


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