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“There’s been class warfare going on for the last 20 years, and my class has won”

New research out of Oxfam proves Warren Buffet was right — and suggests income inequality is only getting worse<p>“There’s been class warfare going on for the last 20 years, and my class has won.”<p>Billionaire investor Warren Buffett made that remark more than three years ago and it still holds true …

4 sordid tales of selfishness from the super rich

Greed is not good. For proof, one need only look at some of these rules and regulations handicapping the poor<p>If the mainstream media made the effort to analyze and report the facts, the whole country would know about a level of selfishness that has spiraled out of control since the economists of …

Peter Kassig's murder by ISIS: A sign of weakness from a terror group on the run

The beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig by ISIS is an act of cruelty, but it's also an act of desperation by a terrorist organization that has found itself on the run.<p>None of us, sadly, can be surprised anymore at the brutality of ISIS, the insidious group that now controls huge chunks of …

Why Wall Street Loves Hillary

She's trying to sound populist, but the banks are ready to shower her campaign with cash.<p>An odd thing happened last month when, stumping just before the midterms, Hillary Clinton came in close proximity to the woman who has sometimes been described as the conscience of the Democratic Party. …

Robert Reich: The Reagan revolution is killing America’s middle class

The former secretary of labor explains why the economy will never benefit from the rich having more money<p>I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per hour minimum wage in the country.<p>Other cities and states should …

Voters Choose Progressive Path on Ballot Measures

From the media coverage and pundit reactions to yesterday's election results, you would think that progressives should just call it quits. No doubt what happened for Democrats across the country on Tuesday wasn't ideal and there's plenty of work still to do, but it's worth noting and applauding …

Middle-class

No Obama pivot after midterms

Voters demanded change from Washington on Tuesday, and Republicans say it’s now up to President Barack Obama to deliver it.<p>But don’t count on that happening.<p>The White House that emerges after the midterm elections won’t look, act or sound drastically different than the one battered for months by …

Independents, Anti-Incumbent Wave Could Create Election Day Surprises

Republicans are planning election night celebrations all over Washington. Some of them with no music or entertainment. "The entertainment is Fox News," a Republican lobbyist told Politico. Bookmakers put the odds at a Republican takeover of the Senate at 80 to 90 percent. Sounds pretty close to a …

Pew Research Center

Ebola outbreak in the West: Why some survive, some don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died ?<p>Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Rick Sacra all contracted the disease while working in Liberia -- and all survived.<p>Spanish nurse's aide Teresa Romero Ramos got the virus while …

U.S. military: Airstrikes against ISIS won't save key city of Kobani

U.S. airstrikes "are not going to save" the key Syrian city of Kobani from being overtaken by ISIS, said Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby.<p>"I think we all should be steeling ourselves for that eventuality," he told reporters in a daily briefing Wednesday.<p>"We are doing everything we can to …

Elizabeth Warren and Suze Orman Call for Student Debt Reform

<i>Correction appended Sept. 17 at 2:40 p.m.</i><p>Senator Elizabeth Warren and personal finance expert Suze Orman teamed up Wednesday morning for a spirited, …

Personal Finance

ISIS Is Having An Alarmingly Easy Time Recruiting Fighters In Turkey

"As many as 1,000 Turks have joined ISIS, according to Turkish news media reports and government officials here," Yengisu writes.<p>Turkey, a secular Muslim country led by a moderate Islamist party, faces a problem of disgruntled Islamists hoping for a more purely Islamic society.<p>"Recruits cite the …

Middle East

10 Things The Best Leaders Never Say

Whether you like it or not, the words you use can seriously affect your ability to achieve success. And that's especially true for leaders.<p>"The most successful leaders can articulate their organization's mission and express it in ways that inspire others to achieve it," says Darlene Price, …

Leadership