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Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ are more sinister than satire

US President Donald Trump. Picture: REUTERS<p>Trump uses the ‘fake news’ label to tar almost any news outlet or story he doesn’t like ... The idea is to …

Richard Spencer Loves His European Heritage, But Europe Just Banned Him

Trust fund white supremacist Richard Spencer, the guy who brags about his white, European heritage and wants to create a racist “ethno-state” in the …

Surprise! The Senate Tax Bill Kills the Middle Class, But It’s Great For the Rich

A few days ago the Joint Committee on Taxation released its analysis of the Senate tax bill, which I wrote about here. My conclusion was that the …

Middle-class

Republicans Want You to Know They’re for Corporations, Not the Middle Class

Congressional Republicans said that their No. 1 priority was to deliver tax relief to the middle class. Then they released a pair of bills that …

Middle-class

Say Goodbye To The Middle Class

The trends are clear - the middle class is shrinking. The trends began almost forty years ago and the Millennials seem to be wallowing in this …

Demographics

Not feeling the recovery? You’re not alone

Incomes are up, the stock market is soaring, and home prices have largely recovered from the mortgage meltdown. But Americans still haven’t regained all the wealth they lost and, on the whole, are worse off than in 1998.<p>The Federal Reserve’s just-released Survey of Consumer Finances, done every …

Income Inequality

“I heard the toilet flush”: Woman fires cleaning lady for using her bathroom; also throws out plate and silverware that she ate with

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>While you read the latest absurdity coming out of Brazil I want you to ask yourself, again, “Are we really all equal?”, in</i> …

São Paulo

An executive at a $3 trillion money manager shares her advice for female entrepreneurs

When you think of the largest companies in the world — Apple, Google, Amazon, etc. — they were all founded by men.<p>Lori Feinsilver, UBS' Head of Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility in the Americas, wants to change that.<p>Feinsilver launched Project Entrepreneur, a venture competition program, …

Trump bizarrely responds to article suggesting he criticizes black people for racist reasons

President Donald Trump on Thursday offered a bizarre but familiar response to a tweet with an article from The Washington Post's liberal-leaning Plum Line blog suggesting that he criticizes prominent black people to play on racist sentiment within his base.<p>The article's author, Greg Sargent, …

Poll: Nearly half of white Southerners feel like they're under attack

Nearly half of white American poll respondents living in the South feel like they’re under attack, a new Winthrop University poll found.<p>Forty-six …

Polling

The real world, only in reverse: What would it be like if black people and white people traded places? How would people react?

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>So, did you notice anything strange about the photo above? If so, what struck you as strange? In a country like Brazil,</i> …

Women of Color

KHNL: Top Stories

Mnuchin says most in middle class will get tax break

President Trump's Treasury secretary says most middle income Americans will get a tax break under the Republican plan brewing in Congress.<p>But he stopped short of saying that break would be for all of them.<p>"By simplifying the code, we're putting everybody on a level playing field," Steven Mnuchin …

Middle-class