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America's Ruling Class Hall of Shame

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Even among the few thousand members of the power elite, there are a small number whose influence is greater than the others. Here is a list of the 20 most influential members of the power elite.

"Moderate" Politicians, "Defense" Spending and Other Orwellian Nonsense

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

"Pro-life" values? Not a label that abortion-rights advocates should use for opponents of a woman's right to choose an abortion. One of the main reasons those opponents keep calling themselves "pro-life" is they want to imply that supporters of abortion rights are anti-life. Why help?

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.

Is There a Continuity of Administrations?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

The sad truth is, given what he has to deal with, and hard as it is to swallow, perhaps Obama can't be all that different.