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The Piketty Panic on the Left

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Just as one party has been pulled to the right, Piketty could help pull the other further left, fostering a dilemma that looks hard to avoid for moderate progressives.

On the "A" w/Souleo: Stax Records Book Explores Issues of Race

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Stax Records was more than a music machine releasing hits by the likes of Otis Redding and The Staple Singers.

The Key to Prosperity: Manufacturing American Jobs

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

It appears that the national conversation may be about to pivot from an almost obsessive concentration on big government and expense reduction to a concern for the well-being of the individual citizen and revenue generation.

Celebrating Successful Charters

John Thompson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Rather than complaining that successful charters had the unfair advantage of being liberated from suicidal administrative policies, perhaps all teachers should be given the right to teach a challenging curriculum in a respectful learning environment.

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

Life Lessons From a Dying Friend

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Given the size of my existing medical debt, a second miracle remission is simply out of the question. The resulting stress would prove to be fatal.

Letter to Obama from a Dying Friend

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Robert Ellis, who is dying of lupus, just wrote this open letter to Obama, challenging him to reach for his deepest levels of courage in being honest about what we face after decades of pillaging our economy.