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Today in the New Gilded Age

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On February 20, 2018
Michael Hiltzik on the wonderful times we live in: The first government-mandated disclosure of the ratio of CEO vs. average worker pay has surfaced, and as has been widely expected, it’s obscene. Technology company Honeywell, in a proxy statement dated Friday, disclosed that its CEO, Darius Adamczyk, was paid 333 times as much as a […]
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Your Republican Party

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On December 3, 2017
Orrin Hatch with that iron-clad Republican logic: The lead author of the Senate Republican tax plan, Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, said that the federal government no longer has the money to fund the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP. “The reason CHIP is having trouble [passing] is because we don’t […]

The New Gilded Age

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On November 20, 2017

Only in the New Gilded Age would a high official see himself and his wife photographed as vile kleptocrats, be compared to the villains in Bond movies, and take the comparison as a compliment. Share

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Fleece the 99%!

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On November 17, 2017
It is impressive how the Republicans aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. To finance a permanent cut in the corporate tax rate, the revised bill permanently repeals the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate — the requirement that people get health insurance or pay a penalty — which would leave 13 million more people uninsured, […]

The Grifters

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On October 24, 2017

Trump combining the qualities of Warren Harding, Andrew Jackson, Richard Nixon, and Andrew Johnson is working out pretty great. A tiny, 2-year-old energy company from a small town in Montana won a $30

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