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WATCH: Restoring an America That Has Lost Its Way

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Author Bob Herbert found an America in which jobs have disappeared, infrastructure is falling apart and the "virtuous cycle" of well-paid workers spending their wages to power the economy has been broken by greed and the gap between the very rich and everyone else.

The 1% In My Head

Abraham Lateiner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Abraham Lateiner

The belief that money is a reliable measurement of a person's value is not true and causes deep suffering. Money is a wildly inaccurate gauge of character.

Watch: America's Mad Dash Toward Oligarchy

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

A new report shows that top CEOs were paid 331 times more than the average U.S. worker in 2013. At the same time, the poorest fifth of Americans paid an average tax rate of 11 percent while the richest one percent contributed half that rate at state and local levels.

Ladders and Tumbrils

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Jerry and Joe Long

In an ideal State Of The Union speech Obama would have appeared with his face covered in camo paint like Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now glowering silently at the gaggle of impaired miscreants otherwise known as Republicans.

Proof Jesus Was Not a Capitalist: The Richest 1 Percent Own Half the World's Wealth

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

God's rules on economics, as articulated both by the prophets and Jesus of Nazareth, are strikingly clear.

ALEC Wants Your Legislator's Loyalty -- And You Get to Foot the Bill

Dan Montgomery | Posted 03.11.2014 | Chicago
Dan Montgomery

The Guardian uncovered an internal ALEC document that proposed a "loyalty oath" that ALEC state chairs must take that states: "I will act with care and loyalty and put the interests of the organization first." That's right. They aren't supposed to put the interests of the taxpayers who elected them first.

50 Years From the War on Poverty -- Win or Lose?

Martha Burk | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

The truth is that as a country, we're getting stingier, not more generous with the poor. And the difference between the very rich and the rest of us has grown astronomically since President Johnson declared his war.

Sunset of American Hegemony

J Henry Fair | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics
J Henry Fair

For years the creeping erosion of American hegemony has been evident, from the offshoring of manufacturing jobs which ultimately led to the demise of the middle class, to the defunding of our education system which could only lead to the dumbing down of the population.

ReThink Review: Elysium -- The 1 Percent in Orbit

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I was so blown away by Elysium that I need two reviews to describe why I think it's the best movie of this summer by far, and probably of 2013.

How Rich People Deal With Sweat

Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy

Sometimes a hanky just wont do. Sometimes you need something with a bit more substance to wipe the sweat off that "hard working" brow. How about a €...

13 Tips to Get That Job in 2013 on LinkedIn

Joanna Popper | Posted 04.28.2013 | Technology
Joanna Popper

6. Do not send job requests in an email with multiple cc's at various companies. Court your contacts. Make them feel special. No one wants to see that you want any old job. We'd like to feel that you want a job from us or with our companies.

Exclusive: DC Comics Reveals Two New Politically-Charged Books

Bryan Young | Posted 04.09.2013 | Books
Bryan Young

With these two brand new titles, DC Comics is taking the themes and issues that came to the surface with the Occupy Wall Street movement and are bringing both sides of the coin into the world of superheroes.

The Definition of Wealthy: Living Small

James Berman | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business
James Berman

A key to acquiring wealth is preventing living standards from rising along with income. Those who let their needs swell commensurately with their wallet never feel rich.

The Case for a Tax Hike on 100 Percent of Americans

Dinkar Jain | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

Since there is no agreement on entitlement cuts, let the fiscal cliff kick in. Let taxes rise on 100 percent of Americans and 100 percent of small businesses. Let us get a little closer to balancing the budget. Let us share the burden of our votes -- if we voted for bigger government, let us all pay for it too.

Heading for the Cliff: Why the Republican Low Tax Dogma Is Doomed

Marten Weber | Posted 11.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

The real mystery is, although Mr.Norquist and his ilk seem like smart guys, why do they and so many others in the Republican Party not recognize the conundrum they are facing?

Fountainhead

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The First Amendment guarantees our right to embrace any religion we choose, no matter how peculiar. It also protects our right to talk about it along with almost anything else (truthfulness is optional).

Mitt Romney: The Gated Candidate

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The wealthiest Americans often choose to live in gated communities, designed to shield them from the intrusion of those Ann Romney calls "you people." Now, Mitt Romney is applying that same notion to his campaign for the presidency.

China's 1% Following the American Model

Michael Levy | Posted 09.01.2012 | World
Michael Levy

We should not harbor illusions about China. It is largely run by the rich, for the rich. Perhaps that's why it feels, to me, so much like home.

I Pledge My Health Insurance Refund to President Obama's Re-Election. Will You Join Me?

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

I am all in favor of peoples' fun and games, just not with my health care dollars. Now, under our new health insurance system, if an insurer spends less than 80 percent of the premiums it collects on healthcare, they owe us the difference.

What Is Mitt Romney's View of Government?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Republicans rail against "big government" and any sort of assistance or program designed to help the 99%'ers. Which begs the question, just what is government for?

America's Economic Death Panel: The Republican Congress -- European Austerity Produces European Job Growth

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It is not really worth arguing the point. As the stimulus wanes in the U.S., so does job growth. As austerity pinches in the U.S., job growth declines.

Democracy Improves Lives in China -- and Here, Too

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Where democracy is weak, so is the economy for regular people. And when regular people are not doing well there isn't much of a "market." Democracy is the only economics that works.

The President and the Privileged

Hayden Bixby | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Hayden Bixby

Even more tellingly, the people ahead of me in line had worked a graveyard shift in order to pay the $200 it cost them to attend. And they hadn't slept, because they drove up to Seattle from Tacoma right after work to get in line.

Zach Carter

Bank Of America Meeting Gets Protestors Warmed Up For Democratic National Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Dozens of good-government groups, Occupy Wall Street contingents, environmental activists, struggling homeowners and institutional investors are desce...

Lake Como Vs. La Quinta

Dina Gachman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Travel
Dina Gachman

Sure plane travel hasn't always been as rosy as a 1950s beach blanket melodrama, but still. Meals and bite sized snacks used to be free. Flights used to be pretty much on time. It didn't cost $25 to check your luggage.