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Bernard Sanders and Robert Reich To Run For White House Together?

The idea of Senator Bernie Sanders running for President is appealing in itself, but the Sanders for President 2016 watch just got a little more interesting.

This coming Sunday, Senator Sanders is hosting a free showing of Inequality for All, a progressive economic documentary by former Secretary of Labor, and former presidential candidate, Robert Reich. [...]

Climate Change Raises Stakes Of Economic Inequality

The report notes that one of the major impacts of climate change has been and will continue to be extreme weather events. The report also points out that over 95% of deaths from natural disasters have taken place in “developing countries” – the poorer nations of the earth. [...]

Report: Inside the DC Beltway, Inequality is Even More Striking than Outside

Washington, DC has the 2nd highest average income among its richest 20% of all of America’s 50 largest cities. But the income of DC’s poorest 20% is far below the 50-largest-city average. The capital city of the United States of America is place of sky-high income inequality.

So finds the DC Fiscal Policy Institute in [...]

What Americans Elect Wants From You / What Americans Elect Will Tell You

Personal Information the Americans Elect Corporation Requires from all Applicants interested in becoming State Committee Members or Electors

Full Legal Name

Address

Birth Date

Social Security Number

Duration of Current Residency

Citizenship Status

Voter Registration Status

Name of Congressional Representative

Plans to Move, if Any

Criminal Record

Reasons for Supporting Americans Elect

Justification of [...]

CLG calls for General Strike 11-28-11 to protest Austerity on the back of the 99%

From Citizens for Legitimate Government:

General Strike: November 28, 2011!

The only thing we have left is our labor. This is what we must withhold.

The debt “super committee” makes its budget recommendations on Wednesday, November 23rd, the day before Thanksgiving.

We know that the recommendations will include deep cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social [...]

Obama Legal Team Protects Bush, Kicks Gays When They’re Down

Barack Obama doesn’t really have any consistent philosophy of following his legal responsibilities, even when they’re politically convenient. Obama and his partisan allies are just using that argument as an excuse to justify his broken promise to end discrimination against homosexual Americans. [...]

What does the GOP say to the Widest Income Gap on Record?

New 2009 Census Data: Income Down for the Poor, Down for the Middle Class, Up for the Rich in the USA

(All dollar figures below in 2009 dollars, adjusted for inflation)

New figures on Americans’ household income in 2009 released by the U.S. Census Bureau today divide the U.S. population into quintiles, fifths of the population ordered by their income. Data show that the four lowest quintiles in the U.S. population — those earning $100,000 or [...]

Income Inequality Review: How Much Does the Richest 0.1% Control?

Two days ago, I prepared for today’s release of new 2009 Census income inequality data by looking at the record historically, namely the average household income of each income quintile from 1967 to 2008:

The top quintile is the fifth of the population that earned the highest income in 2008; the lowest quintile is [...]

Maine Catholic Diocese Holds Collection for Marriage Inequality, Lets Churches Close

Which is more important to the Roman Catholic Church: carrying on its religious mission, or taking away the equal rights of gay people?

Earlier this year, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland gave us its answer. The diocese, which has jurisdiction over all catholic churches in Maine, had $100,000 at its disposal. Rather than spend [...]

Separate and Unequal America Under Obama Anti-Gay Agenda

The consensus in favor of recognizing same-sex marriages is rapidly expanding. President Obama is on the wrong side of a significant historical shift, and the time is running out for him to make a plausible self-correction, and show respect for the mandate of equality and the authority of the Constitution. [...]