Feed on
Posts
Comments



Category Archive for 'Class War'

One of the questions I encounter most often in politics (at least among liberals and progressives) is, “Why do so many poor and middle class Americans vote against their own interests by supporting the Republican party?” It’s a valid question, but the answer(s) to it really isn’t all that complicated. Though it’s undoubtedly mind-boggling to […]

Read Full Post »

Can’t wait until I have the time to read this: While it is well-known that deep pockets finance the big names in politics, much about the private world they inhabit and how their money is allocated remains hidden. The network of hard-right billionaires extends far beyond the infamous Koch brothers. Jane Mayer’s Dark Money: The […]

Read Full Post »

Sweet land of liberty! A professor at an evangelical university near Chicago who got in trouble after saying Muslims and Christians worship the same God will leave the school, according to a joint statement released by Wheaton College on Saturday night. Larycia Hawkins, a tenured political science professor, had been scheduled for a disciplinary hearing […]

Read Full Post »

In this story about what a Republican in the White House does to workers: One privatization story that literally “hits home” is the story of the people who work in the home of our federal government, the U.S. Capitol. In 2008 the U.S. Senate “saved money” by privatizing its food services. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein […]

Read Full Post »

Oh well, it’s not like we care about poor kids anyway! Water authorities across the US are systematically distorting water tests to downplay the amount of lead in samples, risking a dangerous spread of the toxic water crisis that has gripped Flint, documents seen by the Guardian show. The controversial approach to water testing is […]

Read Full Post »

When I was first cutting my teeth in the newspaper business, my editors sent me out on “house ends,” visits to homes where I would interview families of interest because something very bad of interest had happened to them. It was the late 1960s and many of these house ends were the result of the […]

Read Full Post »

This is an interesting approach, I think. I doubt it’ll work, but it’s certainly interesting. And Gary Gensler is an honest-to-good Wall Street reformer, so I’m inclined to respect him: Davenport, Iowa (CNN)—Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign sought to turn a potential liability into a strength on Monday, goading rival Bernie Sanders into a fight ahead […]

Read Full Post »

So many of my friends are still scrambling to find anything more than part-time work. This was one of the reasons Shadgirl killed herself: She was earning only 30% of what she was making before the crash. Sigh… Laid off at the start of the recession from the diagnostic testing firm in Seattle where she […]

Read Full Post »

Making Uber pay

This article certainly cheered me up in the new year. Not everyone lives in places where Uber is used heavily, but I can already see them eventually putting the taxis out of business. (One solution, of course, is to stop charging so much for taxi medallions and allow owners and lessees to put more money […]

Read Full Post »

Charlie Pierce: I have to admit that it took a day before I could sit down and write about the thoroughgoing bag-job that was the official investigation into the summary execution-by-cop of Tamir Rice, a 12-year old who apparently had the misfortune of having a growth spurt in the fevered mind of one Officer Timothy […]

Read Full Post »

Next »