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

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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...

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Walmart workers plan Black Friday strike

For the third Black Friday running, America’s largest retailer is expected to face labor protests at locations across the country. Workers and supporters affiliated with the union-backed labor campaign OUR Walmart say this Friday...

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How CEOs Are Rigging The Game To Get Paid More

The paranoid water-cooler lament that the boss has rigged the rules so that he will get paid even if he screws up is mostly true, according to new in-depth research on executive compensation rules...

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The Peasants Still Have Their Pitchforks

What can we expect Congress to do about America’s staggeringly top-heavy concentration of income and wealth over the next two years? Absolutely nothing. What do Americans want Congress to do about that concentration? A...

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Scott Brown’s Big-Money Sellout

Name a major super-PAC or dark-money outfit and there’s a good chance it has helped Republican Scott Brown, the former senator from Massachusetts now trying to oust Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire....