Chronicling the 1 Percent’s War on America's Middle Class

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Koch Party Shill Delivers State of the Union Response

Newly-elected Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) will gave the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, perhaps providing further proof that the Koch political network has evolved into an independent political force....

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The GOP’s newest ruse to destroy Social Security

The GOP has a fresh strategy to attack Social Security: pitting older Americans against people with disabilities. The Social Security trust fund supports retired workers, while the Disability Insurance Trust Fund provides for working people of...

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Dems Decry Social Security Sneak Attack

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Social Security advocates are accusing House Republicans of launching a sneak attack on disability insurance on the very first day of the new Congress. The House on Tuesday passed legislation...

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American Society’s Real Moochers: CEOs

Holiday bells are silent in the homes of America’s struggling working poor, even with gasoline prices at their lowest levels in years. These are people derided as moochers because their starvation wages force them...

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Are Republicans Nostalgic for the Gilded Age?

The Republican Party today could be rechristened the Party of the Second Gilded Age. Hostility to abortion and affirmative action, deregulation of industry, tax breaks for the wealthy (i.e., “job creators”), and union-busting embody...