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Category Archive for 'Class War'

And it’ll all be fine! The stress of growing up in a poor and unstable household affects children as young as 9 years old on a genetic level, shortening a portion of their chromosomes that scientists say is a key indicator of aging and illness, according to a study released Monday. The researchers say their findings […]

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Bill Moyers: The evidence of income inequality just keeps mounting. According to “Working for the Few,” a recent briefing paper from Oxfam, “In the US, the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom 90 percent became poorer.” Our now infamous one percent own more than 35 percent […]

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Studies of Bloated CEO Pay Miss the Fattest Cats in America (via Moyers & Company) Each year The New York Times creates a furor by publishing a list of the highest paid CEOs. (This year the top 10 averaged $30.3 million in total compensation.) And each year “the paper of record” misses the real story: […]

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Preppy drug dealers on the Main Line

I got a kick out of these Haverford School grads doing their upscale alma mater proud! And of course they were serving the kind of high schools where parents relax, knowing they’re away from “bad influences.” I wonder what kind of sentences they will get. Just kidding, I already know! LOWER MERION, Pa. – April […]

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R.I.P. Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

Dead at 76. Bookmark It

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Josh Marshall on how the GOP expected to capitalize on Obamacare. Oops! On Obamacare, the Republican party has bet big on failure for four years. Now the results are in. And they lost. Big time. [...] As I noted recently, GOP policy analysts are pretty clear now that Obamacare isn’t collapsing, hopes of the politicals […]

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Sometimes I hate myself for reading the Daily Mail, but they really do find some crazy stories: A pregnant journalist was recovering in hospital last night after a pro-Kremlin political leader in Russia told two male aides to ‘violently rape’ her. Nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky launched his extraordinary tirade after reporter Stella Dubovitskaya asked him an […]

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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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