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Class Warfare

Social Justice Quiz 2012: Thirteen Questions

Bill Quigley | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Question One. The combined pay of the 299 highest paid CEOs in the U.S. is enough to support how many median salary jobs?

The Three Words That Will Cost Mitt Romney the Election

Keli Goff | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Amidst the temporary distraction of words like "Tiffany's account" and "open marriage" there will likely be three words that we will all remember after the 2012 presidential campaign is long over.

Arthur Delaney

Welfare Drug Testing Bill Withdrawn After Amended To Include Testing Lawmakers | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

A Republican member of the Indiana General Assembly withdrew his bill to create a pilot program for drug testing welfare applicants Friday after one o...

Obama State of the Union Message on Outsourcing a Positive Signal for Public Schools

Randy Turner | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

The 22 years I spent as a reporter before entering the teaching field left me with a healthy skepticism for any words escaping the lips of politicians. That being said, I was encouraged by Obama's speech.

Class Illusions Revisited

Paul Stoller | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

We like the myth of a classless society because it corresponds nicely to the stories we like to tell ourselves about the United States and the American Dream. For these reasons, the GOP spin on social divisiveness gets some traction in the public.

The Power of Owner-Entrepreneurship Education to Restore Our Middle-Class

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education
Steve Mariotti

Most of our national education efforts seek to teach low-income youth to become better workers. Why aren't we also teaching them how to own? If entrepreneurship is the engine of the American economy, why aren't we raising more creative entrepreneurs?

Who Started the Class War?

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Fred Rotondaro

The Romney tax plan is coming under scrutiny. The non-partisan Tax Policy Center says his plan extends the Bush tax cuts, lowers corporate rates, and eliminates the estate tax.

The Fight To Save The American Dream | Posted 01.18.2012 | Fifty

If you're part of the one percent, even getting fired comes with a cushion made of eiderdown. GMI, a research company that gets paid to keep an eye on...

Two Roads Diverge In America Today

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Given the country's current condition and the angst and anger emanating from those controlling the political debate, we can't tell which road is "the one less traveled by."

Paul Krugman: MLK Would Have Been Disappointed In Today's America | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business

When we observe Martin Luther King's Birthday, we have something very real to celebrate: the civil rights movement was one of America's finest hours, ...

Up Is Down and Down Is up -- Alice in America's Wonderland

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.16.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

The recent decision to axe an ethnic studies program in Tucson is symptomatic of a bewildering turn of events in our country.

Romney Blames Concerns About Inequality On 'Envy'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney claimed concerns about Wall Street, financial institutions and income inequality were the result of "envy....

Survey Reveals Surprising Result On Class Consciousness

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Significantly more Americans see "very strong" or "strong" class conflict between the rich and poor, according to a survey released Wednesday by the P...

Jon Stewart: GOP Against 'Class Warfare' Unless It's With Romney

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.10.2012 | Comedy

"The Daily Show" kicked things off this week with a look at Saturday's umpteenth GOP presidential debate in New Hampshire (as well as the ensuing deba...

Obama's Populism

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The only thing wrong with Obama's populism is that it took him until nearly the year of his re-election to practice it resolutely. More, please.

Increasing the Debt Ceiling Won't Fix the Economy

Sam Turer | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home
Sam Turer

We need to create a bipartisan legislation that will help the American people and government find some way out of its 300-year battle with debt.

Gingrich Blasts Obama's 'Radical Attitude'

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says Mitt Romney isn't showing leadership or courage by refusing to detail his p...

Arthur Delaney

GOP Rep On The 1 Percent: 'Let's Increase It To 2 Percent Versus 98' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the House of Representatives set to vote on a Republican jobs bill Tuesday, a freshman Republican congresswoman, riffing on Occupy ...

Notes From a Party for Rich People

Daniel Cubias | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

The aluminumadores in my neighborhood at least try to maintain some kind of dignity in spite of their humiliating circumstances. Contrast that with what I witnessed at the upscale party, where a wealthy man groveled and whined just to get his friends inside.

Rep. Ryan and the Myth of "Class Warfare"

Richard Brodsky | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

Republicans speak not about class conflict, but evoke the images of peasants seeking the demise of the rich. And all as a result of proposals that return us to the tax rates of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Not the America I Envisioned

Jim Worth | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

This country, America, has become ugly, and it's my generation that has made it this way.

Who Else Is Mad As Hell?

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

What America stands for is now being threatened. Right now the Occupy protesters are leading the moral struggle on behalf of the 99 percent in our country.

Elise Foley

John Boehner: Relationship With Obama Has Grown 'Frosty' | Elise Foley | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The relationship between House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and President Barack Obama has been "frosty" over the past two weeks, the s...

Colbert To Poor: Become Rich People's Pets

Posted 01.03.2012 | Comedy

Continuing his satirical coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement and its message of the 99% vs. 1%, Stephen Colbert offered a bold new solution to...

The Occupiers' Responsive Chord

Robert Reich | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The old view was anyone could make it in America with enough guts and gumption. As Herman Cain still says "if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself." But Cain's line isn't hitting a responsive chord.