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Category Archive for 'Class War'

In this clip, economist Paul Krugman tells Bill that America is on the road to becoming a society controlled not by self-made men or women, but by their offspring. “Those of you who talk about the 1 percent, you don’t really get what’s going on. You’re living in the past. You’re living in the ’80s. […]

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David Cay Johnston really lets the Obama administration have it for refusing to prosecute bankers: With a track record like that, you might think Black would have been the first person President Barack Obama called when he took office five years ago as the economy was being gutted because of reckless and rapacious banking practices […]

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Mayor Michael Nutter should have stopped this regressive practice a long time ago: Philadelphia police will no longer detain immigrants unless the federal government shows up with a warrant, Mayor Michael Nutter announced Wednesday morning. The mayor signed an executive order at a press conference that would limit cooperation between the Philadelphia Police Department and the Immigration […]

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She says (and I agree) that the amount is nowhere near enough: PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia has declined to approve deals for another batch of retired players suing the NFL over concussion-linked claims. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody’s preliminary ruling Wednesday follows a similar ruling in January on the proposed $765 […]

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Ethnic cleansing in Jaffa city. Bookmark It

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Krugman reviews the new Thomas Piketty book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. It’s making quite the stir among the talking classes: It therefore came as a revelation when Piketty and his colleagues showed that incomes of the now famous “one percent,” and of even narrower groups, are actually the big story in rising inequality. And […]

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Lots of political will for these babies — unlike the unemployment insurance extension that sank like a stone! An entire bundle of big-ticket special interest tax exemptions will always slide through Congress: No one in Congress really likes doing things this way, agreeing that the better approach would be to evaluate each tax break on […]

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Of course he is, the little weasel: ALBANY—Governor Andrew Cuomo will headline an education retreat next month in Lake Placid hosted by hedge-fund managers who support the Common Core standards, charter schools, mayoral control of schools, testing and student-data collection. Cuomo is the “honorary chairman” of Camp Philos, “a philosopher’s camp on education reform” presented […]

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I was just talking to a friend about this, that Obama’s fixation on the deficit meant that Americans were deprived of social services at a time when they needed them the most. I don’t want to hear any crap about how “his hands were tied.” Bullshit. He validated this wingnut bullshit every time he opened […]

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I saw this story the other day and meant to write about it, and by this time, the problem was already fixed. Which is great, right? Bookmark It

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