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In less than two years, Athens has changed from a reasonably prosperous capital to a broken city.
Not really. But debates on rising inequality are now de rigueur at the World Economic Forum.
Republicans in Congress are quietly killing the provisions of Obama’s stimulus act that have kept millions out of poverty.
For all its flaws, the food stamp program helps one in seven Americans put food on the table.
With 5.7 million Americans out of work six months or more, benefits for the unemployed are woefully inadequate—and even so, the GOP would cut them.
“When Clinton signed Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, I knew single mothers like me would suffer. Fifteen years later, millions have been kicked off the welfare rolls.”
Ignoring the signs of dire need, the government is slashing its housing budget.
In contrast to Obama’s go-easy approach, officials like Eric Schneiderman and Martha Coakley are insisting on vigorous prosecution of bankers.
Gingrich, the champion of child labor, has risen to the top of a GOP field so extreme it would scare Goldwater and Reagan.
After months of political upheaval and chaos in the bond markets, few investors believe austerity programs are a route to growth and debt reduction.
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