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Higher Education: From a Hand Up to a Slap Down in a Generation

The deal on public university education a generation ago: If you’ve made it in life, that’s great. Chances are you did it with help. So take a portion of your income and pay taxes to help others make the most of themselves through a low-cost public university education. When they succeed, they’ll take a portion […]

Snooty Mitt Romney Parties At Chateau Carolands

The Mitt Romney for President campaign is having its latest big campaign fundraiser, not at the average house on your corner, but at Chateau Carolands, a 65,000 square foot palace. The price to have dinner with Mitt Romney is 50,000 dollars. Those better be some really tasty chicken nuggets. […]

Big Finance Democrats Willing to Throw Obama Under the Bus for irking their Masters

As you may know, the presidential re-election campaign of Barack Obama recently released a campaign advertisement that — correctly, according to PolitiFact — showed how Mitt Romney made himself rich as head of Bain Capital by gutting American industries, kicking Americans out of work and subjecting American workers’ hard-earned pensions to jeopardy.

The facts are […]

New York Workers Simmer As New York Times Elitists Look Away

There were huge and dramatic May Day protests throughout Manhattan and across the country yesterday, but if you look at the front page of the New York Times, you wouldn’t know anything had happened at all. […]

Which Watch Wealth?

Two watches. One costs just over $125. The other watch costs more than 20 times that much. What’s the difference? […]

Research: Lucky People Feel More Lucky!

Is it true that if we all would just do the work of cultivating a feeling of gratefulness, all our wages would go up, we would get sick less often, people would like us more, we would shake the monkeys off our backs, and sleep well at night? […]

Poor Ann Romney

If money isn’t really important to the Romneys, why have they collected so much of it? Why are they hoarding their wealth, instead of giving it away to people who need it? […]

The General Election Pledge Americans Elect Hasn’t Made

It’s only 85 days until the first ballot of the Americans Elect presidential nomination, the first ever all-online presidential nomination in which a corporation will decide which candidates can run, the same corporation will run the election, and yes, the very same corporation is in charge of how the votes are counted. What else do […]

The Problem of Donald Trump for Americans Elect: What Ideology is Me?

Donald Trump’s hired political spokesman, Michael Cohen, is making the rounds to news outlets in order to let it be known that Donald Trump is thinking hard about running for President under the banner of Americans Elect. Says Cohen on behalf of his boss:

“Couple Donald Trump’s name recognition with his extraordinary wealth and Americans […]

No-tax ultrawealthy megachurch Rick Warren writes: the Poor pay too little in taxes!

When conservative preacher Rick Warren raked in $2.4 million last December for his “Saddleback Church” (an archipelago of high-tech churches, gymnasium courts, restaurants and even a music school sitting on nine campuses of prime California real estate), the church didn’t pay a penny of tax on that income. Saddleback Church is tax-exempt despite its wealth.

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List of 31 Democrats Who Signed The Letter Insisting On Tax Cuts For The Rich

A list of the 31 Democrats who signed a letter demanding that Democratic congressional leadership cave into Republican insistence on permanent tax cuts for the rich. […]