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5 depressing ways the 1 percent is strangling the US economy

Once the backbone of our society, the middle class has been broken — and we have the country’s richest to thank<p>The middle class, once the backbone of a strong American society, has been broken, beaten down, pushed further and further toward poverty levels. Here are five well-documented ways that …

GOP’s latest shutdown delusion: They missed the Obamacare negotiations!

They ignore a year of hearings and desperate bargaining on Obamacare. Plus: The worst shutdown punditry ever<p>I had the good luck of debating former Newt Gingrich flack Rick Tyler on MSNBC Sunday. It was good luck, because it forced me to encounter one of the ways Republicans are lying to the country …

NSA and GCHQ: the flawed psychology of government mass surveillance

Research shows that indiscriminate monitoring fosters distrust, conformity and mediocrity<p>Recent disclosures about the scope of government surveillance are staggering. We now know that the UK's Tempora program records huge volumes of private communications, including – as standard – our emails, …

“Indescribably insane”: A public school system from hell

Pennsylvania’s right-wing governor drains public schools of basic funds — and the sickening details will shock you<p>Want to see a public school system in its death throes? Look no further than Philadelphia. There, the school district is facing end times, with teachers, parents and students staring …

The Tea Party’s paranoid aesthetic

To understand the powerful appeal of the movement to many of its adherents, a narrative history is first required<p>Most commentary on the Tea Party focuses on its political aspects -- its positions on specific programs or pieces of legislation, or its support (or lack thereof) for particular …

Profits At High, Wages At Low

Five years after the start of the financial crisis, the U.S. economy is still struggling.<p>Unemployment is above 7%.<p>Growth is weak.<p>Most consumers are strapped.<p>Meanwhile, the stock market is hitting record highs, and corporations are printing money.<p>If you're wondering what's going on here--why these …

Economics

Jon Favreau on the Destructive Rise of the No-Government Conservatives

The party is divided—and small-government side is losing. Jon Favreau on the ruinous ideology on the rise.<p>Nine months after a decisive loss in the …

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Congress' poor decisions might be the greatest threat to US national security

The greatest challenge for the US military these days isn't a bunch of al-Qaida types hiding in caves along the Af-Pak border or even rogue nerds on …

North Carolina approves nation’s most restrictive voter suppression law

SCOTUS’ gutting of the Voting Rights Act paves way for radical new restrictions on democracy in the Tar Heel State<p>Late Thursday night, the North Carolina state legislature approved a radical voter suppression bill on a party line vote. The measure, easily the most extreme anti-voter bill passed by …

White House urges Congress to reject moves to curb NSA surveillance

The Obama administration has forcefully urged the defeat of a legislative measure to curb its wide-ranging collection of Americans' phone records, …

Former CIA Chief: Snowden's Leak Is 'a Little Like the Boston Bombers'

Michael Hayden likened an ideological preference for transparency to Islamic fundamentalism. Seriously.<p>In an interview with <i>Financial Review</i>, an Australian publication, General Michael Hayden, who has served as head of both the NSA and the CIA, made what may be the most jaw-dropping statement of the …

The Huge Threat to Capitalism That Republicans Are Ignoring

In the 1950s, Communist ideology posed the biggest threat to the free market. Today, crony capitalism is more corrosive.<p>Reuters<p>Over the weekend, the <i>New York Times</i> published a jaw-dropping story about how Wall Street investment banks are slyly manipulating commodities markets to make billions at the …

GOP insurrection heats up over surveillance

Rep. Justin Amash wants to deprive the NSA of funds for spying. Now, his angry House leadership is fighting back<p>In an attempt to prevent Washington lawmakers from having to publicly declare their position on the National Security Administration's mass surveillance, will congressional leaders …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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Our bank wants us homeless

Bank of America is doing everything it can to kick this family out of its home. Here’s why you could be next<p>Warning: While completely horrifying, the story of how the Mata family had its lives turned upside down is not harrowing just because of what happened to them -- but also for how it …

An “ungodly stupid” get-rich scheme: The real border security story

With two wars ending, the “defense” industry sets its sights on its next chance to hit pay dirt: The U.S. border<p>Last week, John McCain gleefully announced that the Senate immigration bill would result in the “most militarized border since the fall of the Berlin Wall.” Indeed, an amendment authored …

Is obesity a disease?

The American Medical Association’s new classification for the condition is the subject of heavy controversy<p><i>Disease: a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional</i> …

The Latest Lie: IRS Targeted Conservatives

Remember the video of the guy in the "pimp costume" who got advice from ACORN employees on how to run his prostitution ring? Turns out the whole story was just a lie, a doctored-video smear job on an important organization. The guy never wore a "pimp costume" and the real, undoctored videos showed …

Tea Party