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Why the overdue SEC rule will underestimate the gap between CEO and worker pay

In 2010 — five years ago — the U.S. Congress passed into law a requirement that publicly-traded corporations must publicly reveal the gap between the pay for their CEOs and the pay for the rest of their employees. It wasn’t until yesterday that the Securities and Exchange Commission finally followed the law and enacted a […]

Rand Paul Doesn’t Want Parents To Know About Unequal Access To Education

Why should we allow a person with Rand Paul’s animosity to learning to become President of the United States? […]

The Rot In The American Economy, In One Sentence

“The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged in the trading session today on the back of the strong jobs report released in the morning.” – Stafford Daily

Republican Districts, Democratic Districts: How are they Different? (How are they Not?)

One of the best features of the newfangled Internet connectivity in our society is the ability of everyday citizens like you and me to take the data powerful governments, corporations and political parties have quietly accessed for decades and use it ourselves to answer driving questions we might have. Over the last few weeks I’ve […]

Sex Gap in Pay Narrows to Smallest Extent in U.S. History

In the face of a mantra of “only get worse“, “only get worse,” “only get worse,” “only get worse,” I offer this instance of bad matters getting better. The U.S. Census Bureau has just released information on the gap in median pay between men and women working full-time year-round in the United States:

Median […]

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


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. […]