Let Them Eat Tips

Just when you thought the plutocratic profiteers running America’s low-wage economy couldn’t get any more clueless, self-serving, pious, and mingy — along comes Lady Maria of Marriott, magnanimously saying: “Let them eat tips."
Jim Hightower
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Why Republicans May Not Win The Senate After All

National polls show the GOP to be about as popular as the heartbreak of psoriasis. The Democrats, for all their faults, remain more popular. Republicans are not for anything.
Craig Shirley
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Why the Economy is Still Failing Most Americans

Economic expansions used to improve the incomes of the bottom 90 percent more than the top 10 percent. But starting with the “Reagan” recovery the benefits of economic growth during expansions have gone mostly to the top 10 percent.

Demanding Justice For Dead Young Black Men

Every time a young black man is unjustly killed by police, or private citizens "standing their ground," we are told to "trust the system." Clearly, trusting the system to deliver justice doesn't work. We need a movement that demands it.
Terrance Heath
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Midterm Ad Watch: Republicans Love Social Security!

If these Republicans win on Election Day, it'll be important to remember why. Not because they were running as unadulterated conservatives, but because they were telling voters they would uphold a pillar of the New Deal.
Bill Scher
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The Way to Win: Election Talk with Celinda Lake

The conversation was enlightening. It was also alarming – as in, a wake-up call. There's substantial polling data which lays out what must be done. The question is, Will enough Democrats get the message?
Richard Eskow
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Bill Clinton’s Corporate Fantasy

Bill Clinton argues that corporate CEOs will soon care more about employees and society than profits. But today's CEO's are cashing out their own companies' futures to line their pockets. Sweet dreams won't change that.
Robert Borosage
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Why Now Is The Time To Tackle Poverty

Every couple of generations, the stars align to create the potential for monumental, transformative social change. It turns out we're in just such a moment when it comes to tackling poverty in the United States.
Alan Jenkins
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Anger Is Still Privileged In “Post-Racial” America

The New York Times caught hell for an article characterizing television producer Shonda Rhimes as an “angry black woman,” but anger is still privileged in “post-racial” America.
Terrance Heath
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How Capping Carbon Can Create Millions Of Jobs

It's important to know we can save the planet without much, if any, net cost. It's also important to know we can save the planet and create millions of jobs, if we are willing to pay for it.
Bill Scher
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GOP Defrauds Voters

Voter ID laws prevent voting by people Republicans detest, the derided “47 percent” that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney spit on. Republicans are robbing citizens of the fundamental right to vote. It’s criminal.
Leo Gerard
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100 Zephyrs: Why The Left Must Challenge Corporate Democrats

Bill Scher concludes that there are only minor differences within the "Democratic family" which are best resolved without “war”-like primary challenges. It’s an attractive vision. Unfortunately, its also wrong. Unfort
Richard Eskow
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No, Zephyr, Democrats Don’t Need to Have a Civil War

Is Zephur Teachout strategically correct when she says an army of primary challengers is the wisest way to maximize liberal influence within the Democratic Party? Recent history suggests not.
Bill Scher
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Campaign 2014: Will Democrats Get the Message?

As the campaign enters into its last weeks, ordinary voters begin to pay attention. People don't seem to be buying what Republicans are selling. But Democrats can overcome the odds only if they turn to a more populist voice.
Robert Borosage
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Wingnut Week In Review: Return to the “Appalahchian Trail”

With one bizarre Facebook post Rep. Mark Sanford (R, SC) dis-engaged his “Appalachian Trail” “soulmate,” and went from being a comeback kid to being punchline, again. And that’s not even the crazy part.
Terrance Heath
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Start Climate Summit Week Right: March.

The People's Climate March appears on track to be largest climate march in history, and possibly the most consequential, if it can pressure the U.N. to forge a real agreement to collectively cut our greenhouse gas emissions.
Bill Scher
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What’s The Matter With Kansas Education Policy?

Left-leaning people have been warned to pay attention to how conservative politics in the heartland resonate into national trends. This dynamic is especially acute in education.
Jeff Bryant
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