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Category Archive for 'Class War'

Christ, I hope so: PHILADELPHIA, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Senior Democrats in the House of Representatives said on Thursday they would insist President Barack Obama provide hard evidence that proposed free trade deals will boost median U.S. incomes, laying out tough terms to support his trade agenda. The demands, hours before Obama’s address to a […]

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One of my close friends is an American Indian, and she’s always telling me how naive I am about how prevalent anti-Indian bigotry is. Guess she’s right, this really shocks me: RAPID CITY— “Some 57 charges of child abuse and assault reportedly will be filed against the drunken hockey fans who subjected 57 American Indian […]

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Yeah, there’s always been a kind of benign liberal who was well protected from the tragedies of the poor — but it’s not so theoretical anymore, is it? Michael Lind explains in Salon: Early 20th century Progressives tended to have backgrounds in the mainline Protestant clergy, the professoriate and the law. Woodrow Wilson, a professor […]

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Ian Welsh with a thoughtful piece. I’ve thought about this, too — there are so many cameras everywhere, people are less violent — but also more aware of being under surveillance: Stephen Pinker, in 2011, for the Wall Street Journal, wrote an article on the decline of violence, arguing that it has been decreasing for […]

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Why did the Department of Education bail these bastards out? And as Matthew Bruckner explains today in Credit Slips, not only did the Administration rescue enable the government to escape losses on debt that otherwise could have been wiped out, but the DoE even reaped fees for salvaging this toxic operation: While the CFPB continued […]

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The Kochs can only win if we don’t get out our base. God, it drives me crazy that Dems so consistently equate money with winning. It’s just not true, and I wonder if it isn’t just an excuse for more lazy, automatic-pilot campaigning: When news broke Monday that conservative billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch […]

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I’m not surprised that he thinks this. I’m just surprised he said it out loud: Rep. John Yarmuth says Republican House Speaker John Boehner inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to the House of Representatives is “close to subversion.” Speaking with the Stephanie Miller Show on Friday, the Kentucky Democrat added some Congress […]

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Love this! WASHINGTON — Alabama’s only openly gay legislator is putting her anti-gay colleagues on notice: If they keep espousing family values rhetoric as a reason to oppose marriage equality, she’ll start making their marital infidelities public. “I will not stand by and allow legislators to talk about ‘family values’ when they have affairs, and […]

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In an excellent, lengthy piece for In These Times (I strongly urge you to go read it all), Rick Perlstein uses Rahm Emanuel as an example of how to transfer the assets of a city into the pockets of pals and donors: So things rest: Most privatization deals fail every public policy test. There’s little […]

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