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Why conservative billionaires have started talking like Bernie Sanders: “We are creating a caste system from which it’s almost impossible to escape”

<b>(AP/Richard Drew)</b><p>This is Kenneth Langone, the founder of Home Depot and a longtime GOP donor. His biggest fear? Income inequality<p>Matthew Pulver<p>August 11, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>I’ve written previously about the growing fear among elites that they’ve pushed economic inequality too far. That fear is …

Obama, the Police, and the Rise of the Racial Mob

John F. Kennedy never sought to become America’s first Catholic president. He sought to be America’s president. His Catholicism was incidental to his oath of office. If anything, he went out of his way in word and deed to reassure those for whom his Catholicism was an issue that their fears were …

11 essential facts about guns and mass shootings in America

Two people are dead, not including the gunman, after a shooting in a movie theater in Lafayette, La. Thursday night. Nine others have been injured. And last Thursday, a jury convicted James Holmes of murdering 12 people in another movie theater in Aurora, Colo. Holmes' rampage was three years ago …

Get Out of Your Own Light: Aldous Huxley on Who We Are, the Trap of Language, and the Necessity of Mind-Body Education

“In all the activities of life, from the simplest physical activities to the highest intellectual and spiritual activities, our whole effort must be to get out of our own light.”<p><b>Aldous Huxley</b> endures as one of the most visionary and unusual minds of the twentieth century — a man of strong …

Earth's best-known climate scientist issues bombshell sea-level warning

The study — written by James Hansen, NASA's former lead climate scientist, and 16 coauthors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields — concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times as fast as previous consensus estimates, resulting in a sea-level rise of …

Rebel alliance: How Bernie Sanders’ unlikely rise, the Greek mini-rebellion and crazy Donald Trump (!?) have fueled the climate of resistance

Bernie and the Donald have electrified a tedious campaign, and Greece has rocked Europe to its core. What next?<p>Is it an accident that the two presidential candidates who have surged in the polls and dominated media coverage over the past couple of weeks have been Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump? …

Millennials Are Destroying Banks, And It’s The Banks’ Fault

Millennials are rejecting home ownership across the land. Millennials aren’t buying crap anymore, destroying businesses that, well, sell crap. Millennials are changing the workplace to be, I kid you not, more friendly to “millennial values.” Millennials this, millennials that, and those are just …

My Take on the Minimum Wage

A minimum wage discussion.<p>Above is the character of Eric from the hit television sitcom "The Seventies Show" The show was the story of several teens finding their way in the world and in this case a good example that a minimum wage job is not supposed to be a living wage job.<p>Okay, let's get that …