With all the fanfare around the new movie version of The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann with a screenplay by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, it's a great time to go back to the book and be reminded of F. Scott Fitzgerald's elegant, graceful writing.
This election was a clear and unequivocal victory for the populist positions the president took on the campaign trail. Don't believe the hype: This was a great night for progressives, populists and agents of change.
While the other folks gathered around Paul Ryan either gave Ted Kinnaman a wary eye or completely ignored him, he walked right up to Rep. Ryan, who turned to greet him. "I came to see how the other 1 percent is doing," Kinnaman said to Ryan.
While you still hear noises about "corrupt union bosses," what people complain about today it that labor unions are "elitist." Shocking as it may be, America's working people actually use the E-word when referring to other working people.
The real issue that divides the country right now is not the precise tax rate but whether we as a people share a common fate or not.
Americans in today's political landscape are all too often portrayed in opposition. You are either a Democrat or a Republican, part of the masses or a one percenter. But most Colorado voters don't view energy and conservation within an either/or framework.
The problem isn't a shortage of scandalous stories. We've seen a lot of those. What we haven't seen, at least here in the United States, is a single indictment of a senior Wall Street banker from the United States Department of Justice.
The cold day in hell has arrived. If you had asked me a year ago if I would ever agree with Congressman Paul Ryan about anything, you would have eith...
I feel a responsibility to use my privilege to address privilege. This comes through my awareness of privilege and prejudices, and my efforts to critically address my own prejudices and call others out on theirs, too.
As the NATO summit in Chicago approaches, misplaced paranoia is striking deep. Here are 10 reasons why we're coming to Chicago for the Counter Summit.
I've been treating addicts for more than 40 years and when I hear the descriptions of those for whom millions and billions of dollars in wealth drives them to want more and more, I know we're dealing with addiction.
Instead of seeking remedies to this ongoing problem, the putative guardians of our democratic principles, rights and responsibilities -- the United States Supreme Court -- has chosen to vastly exacerbate the situation.
Counter to the contention of conservatives, tax cuts do not prevent immoral cost shifting. If anything, tax cuts increase that risk.
Even in an Occupy world, most Americans don't know exactly how the 1% does what it does. The mainstream media hasn't explained it, and the 1% likes things that way.
Occupy! was the 2011 Word of the Year according to the American Dialect Society. Did Americans sober up in 2011, or do we simply prefer to alternate between heaviosity and levity?
Though the overwhelmingly negative response to Brisbane was warranted, the episode itself illustrates the degree to which major political forces have already succeeded in bending the mainstream media to its will.