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Because they pay too much in taxes--
To feed the poor and fight the axis--
The rich are truly discommoded.
It spoils the fun of being loaded.

1. Which of the following statements is true?
A: George W. Bush has been arrested four times.
B: George W. Bush is the first President with an MBA.

There is a stunning disconnect between the terrible budget shortfalls
facing states and localities and the priorities of federal tax-cutters.
States face budget deficits of more than $60 billio

Money is needed for social programs. And the rich have more than their

How does a fiercely anticorporate musician feel about participating in a
corporate entertainment system?

As the general strike against President Hugo Chávez entered its
third week in early December, a major TV channel broadcast statements by
baseball hero Andres Galarraga and other celebrit

So onward into 2003 we go, amid INS roundups of Middle Easterners in
Southern California and the grand hunt for Saddam's "material breaches,"
which could be a song out of Gilbert and Sullivan.


Winter Bone—if you haven't seen this extraordinary, woman-directed film about a family in trouble in the Ozarks of Missouri, I recommend it. Grim it is. Irrelevant it is not.

July 8, 2010

While conservative media obsesses over the deficit and Republicans are knocking down job creation plans left and right, Obama will have to convince the American people that the deficit really isn't the priority here.

July 7, 2010

Speaking before the Democratic Socialists of America in Chicago, The Nation's William Greider draws parallels between the political realities of today and the challenges labor activists, socialists  and civic reformers mounted against US capitalism at the turn of the 20th century.

July 6, 2010

Although pundits galore like to do it—a lot—it makes no sense to lump the sexes into undifferentiated groups.

July 1, 2010

Failure to extend unemployment benefits is a problem created by both the GOP and the democratic Congress, Laura Flanders and Tim Carney explain on The Ed Show, guest hosted by Christopher Hayes

July 1, 2010

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, the most ardent bank critic in the House, voted "no" on the legislation backed by the Obama administration and Congressional leaders. Why? Because she is serious about reform.

July 1, 2010

David Leonhardt, writing in the New York Times, quotes source after source saying, "The world’s rich countries are now conducting a dangerous experiment."

June 30, 2010

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center on Economic Policy Research, says that though Obama's financial reforms may ultimately result in greater transparency in the way banks and big corporations do business, the changes will do little to combat rampant economic inequality and unemployment.

June 28, 2010

The Nation's Max Fraser and Michael Whitney of Firedoglake join Laura Flanders to deconstruct the ways in which labor's long-term alliance with the Democratic party is in trouble.

June 24, 2010

Nation Washington Editor Christopher Hayes tells Rachel Maddow that jumping on the GOP's conflicted messages about BP's liability for the Gulf spill is a way for Democrats to "cleve" the Republican party.

June 22, 2010