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Usually, Republicans hide their contempt for workers in some kind of language of bootstrapism or something. But not Karen Handel. “This is an example of the fundamental difference between a liberal and a conservative: I do not support a livable wage,” she said on Atlanta’s WSB-TV in response to a viewer question about raising the […]
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Drain That Swamp!

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On April 26, 2017
Congressional Republicans are really going to sell the public on keeping themselves on the ACA while they continue attempting dooming millions of Americans to early and painful deaths. House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts Members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan. The new Republican amendment, introduced […]

On Philanthropy

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On April 19, 2017

Americans love philanthropy because we love individualism and we love our rich. We indeed think that could be us with some luck and hard work. Bootstrapism remains a powerful mythology within our soci

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Sarah Jaffe has an interview with labor activist and overall genius Stephen Lerner that explores some of the campaigns he’s been involved with recently to connect labor organizing with targeting the plutocrats that dominate the New Gilded Age economy. The whole thing is well worth your reading and consideration. A brief excerpt: We are doing […]

Life Under Puzder

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On February 8, 2017

I won’t attack Andy Puzder for hiring an undocumented worker to clean his house, but I sure will attack for everything else, including how he treats his own workers. In 1984, I was hired as a ca

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