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Class War

The Doctrine of Corporate Separateness: Why the Hobby Lobby Decision Is an Absolute Farce

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Because corporations exist in order to put up a barrier between a business and its owners, that means that the religious liberty of the owners cannot be violated by anything the corporation is compelled, by law, to do.

San Francisco's Invisible Class War

danah boyd | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
danah boyd

San Francisco is in the middle of a class war. It's not the first or last city to have heart-wrenching inequality tear at its fabric, challenge its values, test its support structures. But what's jaw-dropping to me is how openly, defensively, and critically technology folks demean those who are struggling.

How the Republicans Impounded 'Class War'

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

If you've heard the phrase "class war" in twenty-first-century America, the odds are that it's been a curse spat from the mouths of Republican warriors castigating Democrats for engaging in high crimes and misdemeanors like trying to tax the rich.

The Great American Class War

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Why are record numbers of Americans on food stamps? Because record numbers of Americans are in poverty. Why are people falling through the cracks? Because there are cracks to fall through.

An Open Letter to the One Percent

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You worked hard for that money. No one can deny that. You have been rewarded for your talent, your intelligence, your risk-taking, your creativity, and your good fortune. The notion that you should change a system that has worked so well must seem downright stupid.

We Just Had A Class War .. And One Side Won

New York Magazine | Jonathan Chait | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

When President Obama took the stage at McCormick Place in Chicago well after midnight, we were all too wiped out with joy or depression or Nate Silver...

What Happens When You Can't Afford Your Children?

June Carbone | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
June Carbone

Since the Great Recession, a larger portion of adults worry that they cannot afford children. Doing so often requires a stark choice between jobs essential to the family's solvency or adequate supervision of the young. The class contrasts are wide and growing starker.

Romney, Santorum and GOP Snobs: The Rise of America's Plutocratic 1%

Edward Wyckoff Williams | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Edward Wyckoff Williams

The nation has entered a twilight zone where 'elite' and 'elitism' only have subjective meaning. It's an alternate universe in which Mitt Romney can admit he's "not concerned about the very poor" and his wife can claim she doesn't consider herself "wealthy." All this during a time of record unemployment.

"Occupy Rousseau" and Challenge Inequality in America

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

Jean-Jacques Rousseau proclaimed in his Social Contract that men, though born free, were everywhere in chains. Astonishingly, three centuries later, inequality continues to dog capitalism and taint democracy's legitimacy -- worse now even than back then.

Class War in the USA

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

When Americans suggest the wealthiest members of society might pay a little more tax, they are not unleashing Mao's Red Guards, or Rwanda's Interahamwe. They are debating the relative costs we should all bear for being privileged enough to live in a healthy, safe democracy.

Michelle, Hillary, Elizabeth

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

This is a story about three great women and two historic waves that embody the political, social, cultural, economic and consumer waves that are transforming America and the world in real time.

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.

Roosevelt Explains It All to You, and to Obama

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

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Nixon Now!

George Kenney | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
George Kenney

After a tough week, I collapsed in my leather recliner and drifted into a reverie. It smelled of wax, polish, sweat and stale cigar smoke. A voice spo...

The F Word: Corruption and Inequality Begin at Home

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The U.S. media seems to have found a new language for the economy. There's been talk of "solidarity" and even "class war." The only problem? They're talking about Egypt.

The F Word: No Solutions at State of the Union

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Obama will deliver his take on the State of the Union tonight, and while Congress has bickered about bipartisan seating, it doesn't matter where anyon...

CLASS WARFARE

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

We're in a class war. It's the corporations and the very wealthiest against all the rest of us. We're losing. In 1962 the wealthiest 1% of American h...

The F Word: WikiLeaks' Economic Warfare

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

If Assange's cyber invasion is to Bankster Street what the civil rights marchers were to segregation, what are Wall Street's water cannons? I can hardly wait to find out.

The F Word: Why Tax When You Can Freeze?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Although that $2 billion Obama estimates he'll save in freezing federal employees' wages sounds like a lot of money, it isn't. Compare it to the $700 billion that we handed over to Wall Street.

What's Wrong with America? Let Me List the Books....

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

Sun Tzu writes that if you do not know your enemy, AND you do not know yourself, you are destined to fail. The United States of America is not a Repu...

The F Word: Fighting Class War Fighting Bob Style

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Obama spoke to a labor crowd in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Monday, calling for new energy investment, and new infrastructure. The word most people want t...

Tea Party Favorite Continues Class War Against the Poor

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Paladino is taking dehumanization of the poor to its logical conclusion. If it's their fault they're jobless, then it follows that they are somehow lesser beings. We should just lock them away and throw away the key.

The F Word: Cutting the Net When We Need It Most

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

At the very time when the social safety net is most needed, investors the world over are calling it a drag on the world economy.   Here in the U....

Junk Economics and the Assault on the Middle Class

Garrett Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Garrett Johnson

This recession isn't cyclical, and the problems are systemic. We didn't get here by accident. Choices were made by very wealthy and powerful people, and those choices can be reversed.

Jason Linkins

The Phony "War On Wealth"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Been hearing that the administration has "declared war on the rich," lately? Well, Newsweek's Daniel Gross puts our latest would-be culture warriors ...