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"Efforts To Reposition Themselves": Can Republicans Create Their Own Credible Economic Populism In Time For 2016?

When Republicans trooped to Iowa over the weekend for Steve King’s “Freedom Summit,” it was as much of a dash to the right as you would have expected from an event hosted by perhaps the most fervently anti-immigrant member of Congress, in a state whose presidential caucus was won by Rick Santorum in 2012 and Mike Huckabee in 2008. 738 more words


"Deliberate And Systemic": Inequality Isn’t Inevitable, It’s Engineered. That’s How The 1% Have Taken Over

Who will look after the super-rich and think about their needs? It’s not easy for them: the 1% of the world’s population who by next year will… 791 more words


"Bold Moves": Obama's State Of The Union Address Offered An Ambitious Vision To Address Income Inequality

I don’t know what President Barack Obama is eating, drinking or smoking these days but someone should give some of it to every Democrat in Congress.  553 more words


"The Biggest, Most Important 2016 Debate": Writing The Obituary Of Supply-Side Economics

It’s now shaping up that wages and the condition of the middle class are going to be the dominant issues as we enter this first phase of the 2016 slog. 1,022 more words


"MLK’s Prophetic Call For Economic Justice": This Country Has Socialism For The Rich, Rugged Individualism For The Poor

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s economic message was fiery and radical. To our society’s great shame, it has also proved timeless.

As we celebrate King’s great achievement and sacrifice, it is wrong to round off the sharp edges of his legacy. 725 more words


"An Enormously Difficult Task": Why Republicans Will Lose The Coming Argument Over The Economy

There may be 21 months remaining between now and the 2016 presidential election, but both Republicans and Democrats have come to an agreement on what the election should be about. 872 more words

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"We’re No. 1!": How Government Helps The 1 Percent

You may think that government takes a lot of money from the wealthy and gives it to poor people. You might also assume that the rich pay a lot to support government while the poor pay a pittance. 724 more words