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Only One Country Recovered From The Recession Faster Than The U.S.
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Koch Brothers Targeted By Democratic Senate Candidate In New TV Ad
For some time now, observers -- a surprisingly wide range of them -- have been saying that Barack Obama seems more like a king than a president.
Perhaps you have seen the headlines and the television interviews about how New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, is closing charter schools, evicting poor minority children, destroying their dreams for the future, and their chance to escape failing public schools. Time for a fact check.
The result of the Republican budget would be opportunity only for those who already have money. So, of course, the GOP had to try to kill a budget conceived under the proposition of opportunity for everyone.
As more abortion clinics close in the state of Texas, a retrospective look at the politics that led to this form of oppression points mostly at men. In fact, the five Republican candidates for the most powerful statewide offices in Texas, all of whom are dedicated to increasing abortion restrictions, are male
The United States has proved itself essential to mobilizing the political pressures most persuasive to Putin, and Secretary of State John Kerry is managing the diplomacy with admirable firmness and nuance. But this is really a European affair.
That researchers and health advocates need to presume harsh judgement of sexually active women to convince skeptics of birth control's utility just reminds us how far we have to go.
Is this what education is -- a way to make more money off of our children? Is this the drive of education in America? What happened to the democratic ideal of education creating an informed citizenry?
The uproar over high-stakes testing associated with Common Core in New York State and complaints that children are being tested on things they were not taught, has obscured the deepening of racial, ethnic and class divisions in education in New York and the United States.
"Cheater," "bribe taker," "skirt chaser" and "drunk" should not be the first words that come to mind when you think of the U.S. military. But a series of scandals involving the military's top brass have brought to light a bizarre and seemingly unethical culture.
Why are media stories on poverty in America so insufficient? Stories that showcase the faces of poverty do not grab the public's attention the way that entertainment, political and economic stories do -- unless poverty stories are controversial or negative, that is.
Climate change is here. It is happening, and it is affecting women at a greater rate than men. While our effort to limit carbon emissions and assist those impacted by climate change is no small task, involving more women in these negotiations is something that we can change immediately.
Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and his staff have reviewed whether President Johnson's "War on Poverty" has been effective over the last 50 years. There are at least five major problems with the report and the subsequent conclusions that are reached.
It is extremely disturbing that the government of Malaysia -- by continuing to press this case beyond the bounds of reason, let alone the bounds of justice -- has used the courts to short-circuit the political process.
Years from now we will know that we stood on the right side of history.
The nation is still in an economic crisis -- a crisis of jobs, social mobility, wages and growth. We need to start focusing more on the lives that are being devastated by this crisis, and less on the artificial crisis of "debt reduction."
Politicians manipulate deep prejudice to rouse hostility against minorities and the government, according to Haney López, and summon support for policies that make economic inequality even worse.
In spite of these strides, millions of female workers are getting the squeeze in today's economy. Even as women break the glass ceiling in business and politics, they still earn on average, 77 cents to every dollar earned by men -- and unions are a big part of the solution.
Now that we're having a serious conversation about capitalism, we can also have a conversation about solutions. Along with calling out flaws of capitalism, I'm proposing four solutions that would fix the most glaring problems in capitalism and blaze a new path forward for the next generation.