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Category Archive for 'Class War'

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Isn’t it ironic? If I have to move again, I will probably end up in the suburbs — because my city, which used to be one of the most affordable on the East Coast — is now too expensive for me to get an apartment: Concentrated poverty is one of the biggest problems facing cities […]

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It’s kind of astounding to me that they got control of the House and Senate with a strategy of saying no to everything. Now they’re trying to back out of shutting down Homeland Security — as if the Democrats are forcing them to do it: Senate Republican leaders are plotting a new strategy that they […]

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Like, wouldn’t it be fun if someone managed to pull a “Trading Places” like scam and break the Koch brothers? Ah, a girl can dream! Bookmark It

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Remember, this movement started with no help (let alone leadership) from the political establishment on the minimum wage organizing, and this certainly wasn’t driven by electoral politics. This was accomplished by the workers themselves and some good old-fashioned organizing, and those organizers who helped pulled it off should be congratulated: BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores […]

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If it wasn’t for these worker visas, employers might have to pay a living wage and provide safe working conditions! Can’t have that: NEW ORLEANS—Yesterday, a jury awarded over $14 million in damages to the plaintiffs of David v. Signal International, the first of a series of lawsuits that together constitute one of the largest […]

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What Germany just did to Greece’s new ruling coalition: Germany has rejected a Greek request for a six-month extension to its eurozone loan programme. The rejection came despite the European Commission calling the Greek request “positive” only minutes earlier. Greece had sought a new six-month assistance package, rather than a renewal of the existing deal […]

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Fox 2 News Headlines If she “prayed” on this, and this was what she came up with, well, she just didn’t pray long enough! Unless Jesus was just kidding about hanging out with the scorned and the heathens: The Contrerasas were told to make an appointment with Roi once Bay arrived. The baby was born […]

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While reading this, I felt like I was having PTSD flashbacks. This is what politics has come down to: who can lie most effectively. Ugh. And just in case it’s not obvious, all these accusations were eventually discredited. But a host of other anti-Clinton groups and individuals operate by the anything-goes rules of the 1990s. […]

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Paul Krugman tends to be more of a big-picture guy. Jared Bernstein is very good at diving into the nuts and bolts of economic policy and how it affects ordinary people. They can’t get much past him! First, as Marr points out, Ryan and his Republican colleagues just voted “to permanently extend an expensive small-business […]

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I know some great people fighting the good fight in North Carolina. It’s an uphill battle, though, because of Art Pope and his millions. Closing the Poverty Center wouldn’t stop Nichol from writing, but it would be a further hollowing out of a public university system that used to have high regard for the poor. […]

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