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Krugman on the Policy Elites

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Paul Krugman launches an attack Monday in the New York Times on what the headline of his column calls "The Unwisdom of Elites." Well, I can agree with...

Gregory Beyer

The Elites Who Killed Osama Bin Laden | Gregory Beyer | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

A curious word crept into the dialogue this week, as news outlets fed the voracious public appetite for every last detail of the secret raid that kill...

Jason Linkins

Allen West Seems To Think That Washingtonians Are Doing Really Well, Financially | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

They said the Tea Party lawmakers would never be co-opted by the establishment elite! And yet, Adam Serwer captures Florida Tea Party-styley Congressm...

What the Rally for Sanity and Obama Have in Common and It's Not Politics

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Solod

On the bus ride home to the Shenandoah Valley with some of the nearly two hundred people who made the hours-long journey to the Rally for Sanity, Octo...

DIY U, Educational Access, and the New Elitism

Anya Kamenetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Anya Kamenetz

Either we use technology to bend the cost curve in higher education, or we resign ourselves to never having enough of it.

Start Making Sense

Adam Neiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Neiman

The great conundrum and tragicomedy of American politics is the way the PhDs attempt to champion the interests of working people while well-paid faux populists serve the interests of the MBAs.

On Marty Peretz' Bigotry. And Elitism. And Incoherence.

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

It has become a staple of an increasingly openly bigoted movement in America to insist on their right to bigotry while simultaneously expressing outrage at anyone who actually calls them on it.

An Ode to Black Women and a Fair, Firm Message to ALL Others

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a Black woman in America, I have never known a time in my life when I have felt more unsafe, vulnerable and unprotected. This acute sense of insecu...

Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Reinforces National Backlash

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

When a court reverses the voters' decision, it reinforces the tidal wave of disgust at political elites who run roughshod over the will of the people.

Choosing Sides in a 1930s-like Economy

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

If you are truly for freedom and prosperity, it must be for all humans, not just a select spoiled few. Elect people like Elizabeth Warren to office, fight for people who truly represent everyone's best interests.

The Irrefutable Stupidity of Sarah Palin

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Why don't we call Newt Gingrich or Dick Cheney stupid? We don't make those charges against those people, because as much as we might not agree with them or like them, we know that they are not dullards.

Hope 2.0: Standing With Obama Over the Long Haul

Mark Klempner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Klempner

It's not that I object to critical thinking. We need it. Yet, while we're reminding Obama of his promises and scrutinizing him on his decisions, we need to stand with him.

Jason Linkins

Sarah Palin: Working Class Hero? (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I appreciate that Ross Douthat is looking for a working-class hero for the future GOP of his book, Grand New Party. The sooner he can bring himself f...

Elite Deception and the Rise of Inequality

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

By deflecting their elitism onto their rivals, the party of plutocrats has for decades held the trust of millions of Americans while simultaneously swindling them.

Jason Linkins

Hannity Attacks Obama For Putting Mustard On His Burger [UPDATED] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

[Good Lord, this has become a full-blown "thing" now. Please see utterly deranged updates, below.] Oh hi, everyone! Are we still doing that election...

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Lisa Solod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Solod

If being an elitist means that I still and will always care about nurturing my mind and the minds of others then I will wear that banner proudly.

The Election Seen Through a Class Prism: Why Obama Will be Our Next President

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Lauria

Socialism hasn't been an issue in a presidential campaign since Nixon accused McGovern of it 1972. Before the collapse no one would believe it would become one again.

Maybe You Shouldn't Vote

Bill Folman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Folman

I ask that you take a moment to answer the following questions and determine whether you have the skill and the know-how to vote responsibly for our next president.


Adam Kernan-Schloss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adam Kernan-Schloss

To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, there he goes again. On at least two occasions during last night's debate, John McCain disparaged Barack Obama's eloquen...

This Negative Campaign Hurts My Feelings

Faith Salie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Faith Salie

Does Sarah Palin loathe me because I'm not Jo-sephine Six-pack? I don't like beer. I've tried to like it, really, especially when wearing my cowboy boots, but doggone it, I just don't.

I Challenge You to a Fight, Bobby Lee May

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

Perhaps it was an attempt at humor to insinuate that Obama is a terrorist-loving, communist ghetto drug thug, but it will go down as perhaps the lamest right wing column in modern history.

This Country Needs An Intellectual

Sheila Suess Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheila Suess Kennedy

The charge of elitism is a manifestation of America's longstanding and unfortunate subtext of anti-intellectualism, and its use during this campaign is both revealing and disturbing.

Jason Linkins

Elitist To Abandon Democratic Party Over Elitism, Endorse The Guy With Seven Homes | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Those who are concerned about which member of the landed gentry would take up the cause of flacking John McCain now that Carly Fiorina's been taken of...

Cynical and Divisive Chutzpah

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

It is clear that any criticism of Sarah Palin will be interpreted by the Republican campaign as prima facie evidence of elitism.

I'm Tired Of Hearing About Elitism

Marcus Alexander Gadson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marcus Alexander Gadson

Both parties have been using accusations of elitism as a campaign strategy but this tactic has been a favorite of Republicans. Kerry was portrayed as an elitist, a hypocritical charge given the pampered background of George W. Bush.