Thanks, austerity hawks! The Census Bureau’s latest headline numbers on income, poverty and health insurance received wide coverage: The poverty rate fell in 2013 while real (inflation-adjusted) median household income was little changed and the share of Americans without health insurance coverage fell. Here’s a look behind the headlines, courtesy of my Center on Budget […]
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Charlie Pierce on the media bobbleheads’ attack on Bernie Sanders: Bernie Sanders won’t be president? No kidding, Bob. What was your first freaking clue? But, as I said, here’s the thing. Chris Christie won’t be president, either. Rand Paul won’t be president, either. Nobody’s out there in 2014 reminding their supporters that they’ll have to […]
Gee, even the New York Times gets it.
Bye, Tom! Don’t let the door hit you in the ass, etc.: PHILADELPHIA — A poll of voters likely to cast ballots in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial election shows they prefer Democrat Tom Wolf over Republican incumbent Tom Corbett by a 24-point margin. The Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Wolf, a wealthy businessman, is favored by […]
I guess it didn’t occur to them to provide food and job training? An Alabama megachurch recently held an open house to showcase their $26 million multipurpose complex complete with a 12-lane bowling center, wedding venue, fitness center, and cafe. Faith Chapel Christian Center located near Birmingham funded the project with tithes and offerings from […]
I was telling Swamp Rabbit about my Labor Day Weekend trip to Atlantic City, where three casinos are closing and more than 5,700 casino workers are being laid off over the next two weeks. “Closed” stickers were slapped onto the Showboat’s front doors by security personnel at 3 p.m. yesterday. Just like that, 2,100 people […]
Can we please fix some infrastructure now? You’re looking at the biggest story involving the federal budget and a crucial one for the future of the American economy. Every year for the last six years in a row, the Congressional Budget Office has reduced its estimate for how much the federal government will need to […]
Not to beat a dead horse, but you really need to let your electeds know you oppose the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger. It will only spread the misery and exploitation to an even larger segment of America: Setting limits on data and charging extra when customers exceed them is precisely the type of scheme that […]
This is the kind of sleazy crap that happens when you have cities scraping for money — they decide to take advantage of the vulnerable: Philadelphia law enforcement has transformed a once obscure legal process into a racket that treats Americans as little more than ATMs. Every year, the city collectsalmost $6 million in revenue from […]