400 Reasons Our Lives Feel Squeezed

America’s 400 richest are collecting far more of the nation’s income than they did two generations ago — and paying Uncle Sam far less. To fudge these facts, pals of plutocrats are having to work overtime.

Ferguson: A Failure to Prosecute

Benjamin Crump, attorney for Michael Brown's family said, "The process is broken," after the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson. The process was broken, perverted, and made a farce by prosecutor Bob McCulloch.
Terrance Heath
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Why Red-State Voters Should Cheer Obama’s Tax-Break Veto Threat

The major tax break that was about to be left off the "make permanent" list in the "tax extenders" bill President Obama threatened to veto last week – the Earned Income Tax Credit – disproportionately benefits rural families.
Isaiah J. Poole
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The Long, Dark Shadows of Plutocracy

The skyline of New York, and the shadows it casts on all things public, is a physical reminder of how wealth and power get their way without regard for the impact on the lives and neighborhoods of everyday people.
Bill Moyers
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Is The Democratic Party Relevant Anymore?

Many Democrats examining what happened in the 2014 midterms are asking "what did the voters want?" But the right question is why did only 36.4 percent of potential voters bother to register and vote?

Giving Thanks For The Strangers

As our family gathers this Thanksgiving, I am struck by the poetry and truth of the president's words in his immigration initiative: We know the heart of a stranger – we were strangers once, too. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Robert Borosage
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Wingnut Week In Review: Ferguson, Goddamn.

This week, the only thing worse than the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, was the right-wing reaction to that decision. […]
Terrance Heath
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Sorkin’s Attack on Elizabeth Warren Misses the Mark

Sen. Warren needs no help defending herself. Rather, it is Andrew Ross Sorkin's New York Times piece that warrants further examination for its failed arguments and the misplaced intensity of his own emotions.
Richard Eskow
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New Republican Plan: Defund Border Security

In other words, if Obama won't bend to Republicans demands, then funding for immigration enforcement will expire. And Republicans will be responsible for ending overnight all America does on a daily basis to secure the border.
Bill Scher
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GOP on Wrong Side of History on Immigration

President Obama, like all 10 presidents since 1956, Republican and Democrat, has issued an executive order on immigration. The order says America will treat 5 million striving unauthorized immigrants with respect.
Leo Gerard
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No Justice In Ferguson

"The system worked" quite well for those for whom it is designed to work. We should refuse, however, to call that "justice." Here is what we must demand.
Terrance Heath
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Seven Years After: Why This Recovery Is Still a Turkey

December will mark the seventh anniversary of the recession brought on by the collapse of the housing bubble. Usually an economy would be fully recovered after seven years. Unfortunately, this is not close to being the case now.
Dean Baker
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Uncle Sam Needs Some Better Nephews

The kingpins of Congress have spent years carving tax loopholes that help America’s CEOs fleece the federal treasury. Now these kingpins are pushing a corporate tax ‘reform’ that ignores the loopholes.

Keep On Steppin’, Mr. President

President Obama's executive action on immigration has been greeted with the expected threats by Republicans. He would best ignore the noise and keep on acting.
Robert Borosage
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Wingnut Week in Review: Punk’d By The President

This week, President Obama punk’d the GOP on immigration, leaving them caught between Latino voters and their wingnut base. And there’s not much they can do about it. Thursday night, […]
Terrance Heath
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NELP Report: Falling Wages In Factory Jobs

A National Employment Law Project study out today finds that factory jobs now pay much less than they did even a few years ago. In fact, more than 600,000 manufacturing workers make just $9.60 per hour or less.

Preparing For Injustice vs. Preparing for Justice in Ferguson

In Ferguson, Missouri, citizens and activists prepare for injustice, while government and law enforcement prepare for outraged reaction to injustice. But what about preparing for the justice Ferguson, and America, really needs?
Terrance Heath
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Why People Are ‘Walking In’ For Public Schools

Organizations representing advocates for public schools have joined their voices today in events across the country as part of a national Week of Action for the Public Schools All Our Children Deserve.
Jeff Bryant
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Obama Forces Republicans To Choose: Latinos Or Haters

Tonight's presidential announcement will be a historic moment, especially for immigrant families who will no longer live in fear. On the other hand, watching Republicans go apoplectic is just going to be fun to watch.
Bill Scher
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Forward From Ferguson

In the days, weeks, and months to come, anger over the absence of justice must not overshadow the changes we must continue to fight for after the grand jury makes its decision in the Michael Brown case.
Terrance Heath
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