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Class Warfare

How the Gender Wars Became a Class War

Joan Williams | Posted 05.20.2012 | Media
Joan Williams

When The Atlantic's article "The End of Men" came out, I was irritated. They're at it again in a piece that crows about "The Spectacular Triumph of Working Women Around the Globe" -- a title that becomes mystifying as soon as you read the article.

Equal or Fair?

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Ask any six-year-old what is fair, and they will have rather clear answers. As Occupy Wall Street is looking for new directions, promoting fairness should top the list.

Romney, Santorum and GOP Snobs: The Rise of America's Plutocratic 1%

Edward Wyckoff Williams | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Edward Wyckoff Williams

The nation has entered a twilight zone where 'elite' and 'elitism' only have subjective meaning. It's an alternate universe in which Mitt Romney can admit he's "not concerned about the very poor" and his wife can claim she doesn't consider herself "wealthy." All this during a time of record unemployment.

"Occupy Rousseau" and Challenge Inequality in America

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

Jean-Jacques Rousseau proclaimed in his Social Contract that men, though born free, were everywhere in chains. Astonishingly, three centuries later, inequality continues to dog capitalism and taint democracy's legitimacy -- worse now even than back then.

Class War in the USA

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

When Americans suggest the wealthiest members of society might pay a little more tax, they are not unleashing Mao's Red Guards, or Rwanda's Interahamwe. They are debating the relative costs we should all bear for being privileged enough to live in a healthy, safe democracy.

Clash Warfare

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

"Clash warfare" may appeal to a minority, but it does nothing to respond to the economic and social concerns of the majority of Americans. For them, class warfare is not the issue -- fairness and opportunity are.

Should We Cut Rich People's Taxes Completely?

Posted 03.01.2012 | Comedy

On Wednesday night's show, Stephen Colbert made the argument that everyone else is afraid to make: cut rich people's taxes all together. During his...

C. Wright Mills Would Have Loved Occupy Wall Street

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Few Occupy Wall Street activists have probably heard of Mills. But Mills' breakthrough ideas -- especially his notion of the "power elite" -- resonate today with the growing recognition that too much wealth and power in the hands of the superrich undermines democracy.

Class Warfare and Private Equity

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Andrew Reinbach

Looking after the people in their care, the country's pension funds, and the government itself, are waging war on the middle class; cutting their wages and retirements and making rich people richer.

Class Warfare: Which Side Are You on?

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The 2012 election will be a referendum on the economy and Obama's leadership. But at another, deeper level, the election will be about class warfare.

America's Got 99 Problems and Needs Someone from the 1 (%)

Corey Stern | Posted 04.15.2012 | Home
Corey Stern

Wouldn't we want someone like Romney, with experience as a CEO and a self-acquired net worth of over $200 million to run our nation? Doesn't his past show that he's capable of leading us in the right direction?

It's Not Envy, My Friend

Jim Worth | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

It's pity: pity of your desperation, of your personal purgatory over the issues, your lack of true understanding, of your feckless attempts at convincing the American people you're the answer to their struggles.

'I Wondered Whether My Race Would Hold Me Back'

| Posted 02.12.2012 | Home

This is a youth-written article from our friends at Represent Magazine, a platform for and by young people in foster care. By Natasha Santos I ...

Contraception Isn't a PR Game; It's a Woman's Right

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

This is about the notion that some religiously affiliated hospitals and schools receive federal money and therefore cannot deny a woman a federal guarantee. This is real 'class warfare' and this time the victims are the most vulnerable -- women from lower-income neighborhoods.

The Problem With Trampolines...

Carolita Johnson | Posted 04.08.2012 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson


The General Welfare

Anthony Flaccavento | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Anthony Flaccavento

How to build an economy and political system that secures this general welfare, now and in the future, is the most critical and challenging question we face.

Social Justice Quiz 2012: Thirteen Questions

Bill Quigley | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Question One. The combined pay of the 299 highest paid CEOs in the U.S. is enough to support how many median salary jobs?

The Three Words That Will Cost Mitt Romney the Election

Keli Goff | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Amidst the temporary distraction of words like "Tiffany's account" and "open marriage" there will likely be three words that we will all remember after the 2012 presidential campaign is long over.

Arthur Delaney

Welfare Drug Testing Bill Withdrawn After Amended To Include Testing Lawmakers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

A Republican member of the Indiana General Assembly withdrew his bill to create a pilot program for drug testing welfare applicants Friday after one o...

Obama State of the Union Message on Outsourcing a Positive Signal for Public Schools

Randy Turner | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

The 22 years I spent as a reporter before entering the teaching field left me with a healthy skepticism for any words escaping the lips of politicians. That being said, I was encouraged by Obama's speech.

Class Illusions Revisited

Paul Stoller | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

We like the myth of a classless society because it corresponds nicely to the stories we like to tell ourselves about the United States and the American Dream. For these reasons, the GOP spin on social divisiveness gets some traction in the public.

The Power of Owner-Entrepreneurship Education to Restore Our Middle-Class

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education
Steve Mariotti

Most of our national education efforts seek to teach low-income youth to become better workers. Why aren't we also teaching them how to own? If entrepreneurship is the engine of the American economy, why aren't we raising more creative entrepreneurs?

Who Started the Class War?

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Fred Rotondaro

The Romney tax plan is coming under scrutiny. The non-partisan Tax Policy Center says his plan extends the Bush tax cuts, lowers corporate rates, and eliminates the estate tax.

The Fight To Save The American Dream | Posted 01.18.2012 | Fifty

If you're part of the one percent, even getting fired comes with a cushion made of eiderdown. GMI, a research company that gets paid to keep an eye on...

Two Roads Diverge In America Today

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Given the country's current condition and the angst and anger emanating from those controlling the political debate, we can't tell which road is "the one less traveled by."