Assault on the Working Poor

I wonder whether the Republican Party is deliberately sabotaging America’s working poor in order to create an even more vulnerable underclass. First, consider Paul Ryan’s budget.  It would slash billions from welfare programs and offer the rich even more generous tax breaks. It would also privatize Medicare, funneling more money to rich corporations. It would […]
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Exploding the Myth of America’s “Meritocracy”

We’re hearing a lot about America’s “meritocracy” as the 2012 election campaign gets rolling. Of course, there’s no such thing. And I doubt there ever was. As the Good Book says, ” the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but time and chance decide all things.” Time and chance […]
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Is This the Dawning of America’s “Arab Spring”?

What on earth do they mean when Republicans accuse the president of “class warfare”? Do they really believe Barack Obama invented the war between the economic classes in America? Do they think he could stop it if he wished? Do they think there was a time when the classes were not at war? With each […]
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