Positive Thinking could be considered the high fructose corn syrup of the thinking world--when forced. It's not necessary, and research has found that it's not good for us when we have to sell ourselves on it.
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When Ehrenreich observes, "It's a mistake to try to turn your anger and resentment and sadness or grief into something else," I'm with her all the way.
The unmistakable sign of a well-wrought book or film is that it puts us in a light trance. We suspend disbelief, immerse ourselves in the universe unfolding before us.
Just as she did last month, she has published the best op-ed read of the day.
The reason I haven't been arrested is not because I'm white -- it's because I'm not poor. If I were, living in my police state would not be okay.
There are more than 200,000 women in New York working as nannies, companions and housekeepers, whose lives are typified by long hours, meagre wages, drudgery, and worse.
American consumers are being taken for a ride.
Who is rich and powerful? Who is poor and weak? Artists and journalists always write about these things, but how they do so is telling.
We can end chronic homelessness, but only if we abandon ineffective and entrenched practices.
We're so close to passing the Employee Free Choice Act that we must dispel the last-minute attempts by anti-labor politicians to quash our efforts of standing up for working people.
The fog of memory and the spin of media are teaming up to explain that Obama must hew to "the center" if he knows what's good for his presidency.
The truth is that we, the Socialist International Conspiracy, not only saw the crash of the stock market coming, we are the ones who made it happen.
This year marks the 160th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto and capitalism, aka "free enterprise," seems willing to observe the occasion by dropping dead.
After Joel and Victoria Osteen's latest incident, there's a possible message from on high: that their brand of Christianity fosters a distinctly un-Christian narcissism.
Suicide is becoming an increasingly popular response to debt. If you can't pay your debts and if, in addition you're no longer needed at the workplace, then there's no further point to your existence.
The Edwards endorsement of Obama made all the news. The Edwards plan to battle soaring levels of poverty in this country, Half in Ten, has made almost no news at all.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have yet to acknowledge the Iraq withdrawal plan crafted by members of their own party, and it appears there is little pressure from the press to question them on it.
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