Michael Herbert

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5 outrageously expensive (and completely useless) defense projects your tax dollars are subsidizing right now

Overweighted fighter jets. Outmoded tanks. We’re blowing billions on war toys that have no practical application<p>Larry Schwartz<p>December 10, 2015 10:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Republican candidates for president have all sang out in less-than-beautiful harmony about …

Thinking of retiring soon? Try this Social Security calculator

In an attempt to keep workers from retiring and then discovering later that their Social Security benefits aren't stretching far enough, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday launched a free tool that can help you calculate monthly benefits before you take the plunge into …

Why Does the (White) Lower Middle Class Vote Republican?

During the 2008 Presidential election, 51% of white voters who earned less than $50,000<p>a year voted for John McCain. The Pew Research Center reported that, during the 2012 election, the GOP held a 54 percent to 37 per cent advantage over Democrats among whites without a college degree -- which …

19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Make You Weep

AP<p>See Also<p>The United States is rapidly becoming the very first "post-industrial" nation on the globe. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them, but the pace at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely …

The GOP’s entire identity is based on a lie: How the Obama presidency exposed Republican deficit delusions

<b>(Jewel Samad)</b><p>For six years, Republicans have pilloried Obama for out-of-control spending. But there’s one big problem with that<p>Bob Cesca<p>October 16, 2015 6:50pm (UTC)<p>Following the first Democratic debate, Fox News and the broader conservative ecosystem erupted in a coordinated effort to paint the …

Economics

Raising the Retirement Age: A Sneaky Way to Reduce Social Security Benefits

Some Republican candidates are promoting a policy change that would hurt workers by disguising it with a pleasant-sounding phrase.<p>Americans like their Social Security benefits quite a bit: They oppose cuts to them by a margin of two to one. Even Millennials, who won’t be seeing benefits anytime …

Corgis are for extroverts: What your favorite dog breed says about you

Science suggests your dog is an expression of your personality type. Find out if you and your pooch are a match<p>Caitlin Jill Anders<p>August 20, 2015 9:00am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Dodo.<p>Even though we love all dogs, most of us have to admit — we definitely play favorites. We all have …

Pets

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Earl The Grumpy Puppy Looks Like He's Gonna Tell Us To Get Off His Lawn

Move over, Grumpy Cat. There's a new grouch in town.<p>Meet Earl. Earl is not putting up with any of your crap.<p>Or at least that's how it looks.<p><i>(Story continues below.)</i><p>The dog, who's known as "Earl the Grumpy Puppy," has an underbite, some wrinkles, and a dark complexion causing him to really live up …

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