So, a few years ago, I was sent a request from the Department of Education to take a survey for the White House about how I felt about education. 758 more words
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When Funghi, the unemployed alcoholic featured in the recent Benefits Street television series, disclosed that he had been abused as a child, most of those condemning him on twitter did not even blink. 1,044 more words
It takes a certain type of callousness to look at this situation and see anything other than misfortune. PETA saw an opportunity! The animal rights group has made an offer to poor Detroit residents: Be one of 10 families to denounce meat and they'll put an end to your family's thirst. PETA will even throw in a basket of vegetables for the effort.
PETA’s Five Most Tone-Deaf Stunts
Proving once again PETA is unfamiliar with how to a deliver meaningful publicity campaign, the animal rights group is now looking to score a win off poor people’s thirst. 353 more words
Paul Ryan’s Faux Populism Isn’t Going to End Poverty or Reduce Inequality - by John Nichols on July 24, 2014 - 2:29 PM ET
Congressman Paul Ryan (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Paul Ryan’s fellow Republicans are quick to dismiss Elizabeth Warren as too radical, too progressive, too populist.
But Ryan is trying—a bit clumsily, but trying all the same—to borrow a page from the Massachusetts senator as he seeks to remake himself in anticipation of a potential 2016 run for the Republican presidential nomination. 255 more words