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Entries by Sam Pizzigati from 02/2011

Brutal Bookends: Our Middle's Final Squeeze?

| Posted 02.03.2011 | Politics

Neither Brown in California nor Cuomo in New York sees any reason to inconvenience the financially fortunate. We're just "going to have to reduce government spending," as New York's Cuomo insists.

The Tax That Turned Ronald Reagan Right

| Posted 02.06.2011 | Politics

What changed the labor advocate -- with enough street cred to get elected president of Hollywood's actors union -- into a labor basher extraordinaire? According to Reagan himself, the federal income tax.

Finding the Good in the 'Good Old Days'

| Posted 02.17.2011 | Politics

Sometimes we can move forward by turning the political clock back -- if we know exactly where to stop.

A Game-Day 'Program' for the NFL Lockout

| Posted 02.19.2011 | Sports

To have any shot at comprehending the unfolding pro football lockout story, we need to first understand the mindset — and the mega millions R...

In Manhattan's Luxury Towers, Tax Bite Bigger on Janitors Than Mega-Millionaires

| Posted 02.26.2011 | Politics

The oh-so-loaded residents at New York's poshest addresses pay less of their income in federal taxes, a new analysis reveals, than the staff who clean...