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Chattering Class

The Tea Party Misses the Point of OWS's Aspirations

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.10.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is the outrage against the corruption and destruction of our once heralded system of meritocracy that is the core of Occupy Wall Street. The Tea party would do well to take heed.

The Liberal Divide: Recovery vs. Revenge

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

When Eugene McCarthy served on the Senate Finance Committee, he explained the GOP's tax philosophy with a metaphor from his boyhood on a Minnesota farm: "Republicans believe in feeding the sparrows by feeding the horses."

The Elections You May Not Have Noticed

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I think as people continue to see so much of politics as usual in this town -- partisan bickering and big money buying votes -- they are increasingly likely to vote against whatever represents the old politics for them.

Let's Press Reset on Rush & Co.: We Need Practical Optimism from the Chattering Class -- Now

Carlos Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carlos Watson

What Rush reminded us of in the last few weeks is what will keep most of us down: negativity and mindless carping. Our floundering economy needs a fundamental reset of the public commentator class.