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Davos, Switzerland Big but not surprising news as the World Economic Forum convenes its annual meeting in the Swiss mountains: ...
by Laurence Lewis
Comment Count 83 comments on Mon Jan 19, 2015 at 10:57 AM PST with 69 Recommends
There is little doubt that if Martin Luther King Jr. was alive today--and he would be 85 years old--he would be at the forefront of decrying the class warfare that has reached levels that even he ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon Jan 19, 2015 at 04:11 AM PST with 30 Recommends
Sometimes, it's hard to connect the dots between things that happened twenty years ago--because we don't teach real history in schools and Crazy Birds is more popular than reading a book. So, people ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 06:15 AM PST with 14 Recommends
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” So begins Dickens “A Tale of Two Cities,” set amidst the French Revolution ...
by bobburnett
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 05:17 AM PST with 1 Recommend
It's hard work to make it on a Million dollars these days. $1,000,000.00 doesn't go as far as it used to , you know. They have it rough, what with having to choose between so many Tax Avoidance ...
by jamess
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 06:57 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Not that this should be entirely shocking but this should end the debate about how is getting fleeced and who carries the burden in society. And it's useful to have this handy to dispatch to the ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 68 comments on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 01:07 PM PST with 114 Recommends
And he does it with humor and keen observations of the 'stupid stuff' we tell ourselves, as working class Americans. {... Obligatory 'Course Language' warning ...} Last Week Tonight with John ...
by jamess
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Jan 13, 2015 at 07:32 PM PST with 45 Recommends
Over the years, the Democratic opposition in the House to so-called "free trade" has grown, with more members opposed to so-called "free trade" than say back in the 1990s; the Senate has continued ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 111 comments on Thu Jan 08, 2015 at 11:49 AM PST with 202 Recommends
Give anyone a loud microphone, a regular audience of concerned citizens -- and they're liable to do some damage after a while. Especially if they "sound measured and reasonable," and their soapbox ...
by jamess
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Dec 26, 2014 at 11:50 AM PST with 6 Recommends
I write here of peace in a progressive Christian context, so please consider this both a Christmas message and an inclusive holiday message. Whatever holidays you celebrate at this time of year, ...
by elenacarlena
Comment Count 43 comments on Thu Dec 25, 2014 at 04:46 PM PST with 34 Recommends
I have to admit to being more than a bit frustrated these days. Despite a majority of Americans believing in the issues our party stands for, we got clobbered in last November's midterms. Despite a ...
by emaycee
Comment Count 30 comments on Mon Dec 15, 2014 at 07:32 PM PST with 63 Recommends
This screw-the-worker saga is rich . Rich with irony, ire, and incomplete coverage. So take a few minutes and get up to speed. If your BP can handle it , that is ... if not, I suggest this other ...
by jamess
Comment Count 213 comments on Sat Dec 13, 2014 at 04:41 PM PST with 231 Recommends
In the list of serious "first world problems"--or maybe "first world stupidities"--you can list the hysteria around Ebola in the U.S. i.e., the non-existent Ebola crisis in this country. And, of ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Dec 09, 2014 at 07:32 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Sorry, I don't share the optimism or excitement in the headlines about the new job figures--partly because I don't believe this lasts. It's funny how the elites always demand that we think about how ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2014 at 10:51 AM PST with 17 Recommends
The steady robbery of peoples' hard work has taken place over the past five decades, with the pace accelerating over the past twenty years. What this robbery does is basically squeeze people so hard ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Dec 03, 2014 at 10:54 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Well, of course, you didn't--and this is no Nigerian prince scam. Rather, it's the average income for the top 400 earners in the U.S. This isn't the top 1 percent. This is the ubber top percenters, ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Nov 25, 2014 at 08:13 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Because what has happened is robbery. Pure and simple. "Stagnation" is too passive. It makes it sound like a natural phenomena, like a sunset. It makes it sound like there were never active ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 118 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 01:50 PM PST with 239 Recommends
Dear Mr. 1% http://youtu.be/VYtJW0J7rNM Remember all those long torturous hours as a child playing Monopoly? One kid (Mr. Moneybags) would buy all the utilities or matching properties, creating ...
by PoppaD
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Oct 29, 2014 at 05:21 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
In the summer of 2013, weeks before Michelle Nunn announced her run for the U.S. Senate, a nationally recognized Democratic VIP asked me if I thought she would fulfill the rumors and finally throw ...
by ProseAndThorn
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Oct 23, 2014 at 07:48 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Courtesy of the latest Supreme Court ruling -- and the mind-numbing Bureaucracy known as VoteTexas.gov. Welcome to the Machine ... Required Identification for Voting in Person -- votetexas.gov [...
by jamess
Comment Count 57 comments on Sat Oct 18, 2014 at 08:13 PM PDT with 45 Recommends