Dylan Robb

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13 high-paying side jobs for people in their 20s

You just graduated and accepted your first job — congrats! That probably means you'll be moving into a real, adult apartment. You'll have rent to cover, bills to pay, and furniture to buy. Oh, you'll also need a new work wardrobe — and you'll probably want to grab the occasional drink or meal at …

Why Americans Are So Angry

Grim findings have been coming thick and fast. Most Americans no longer see President Barack Obama as honest. Half think that he "knowingly lied" to pass his Obamacare health law.<p>Fewer than one in five trust the government in Washington to do what is right all or most of the time.<p>Confidence in …

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Actually Don't 'Create The Jobs'

In this war of words (and classes), one thing has been repeated so often that many people now regard it as fact.<p>"Rich people create the jobs."<p>Specifically, by starting and directing America's companies, entrepreneurs and rich investors create the jobs that sustain everyone else.<p>This statement is …

Noam Chomsky: America is a terrified country

The philosopher on the violence we wage abroad, the income inequality we face at home and where we go from here<p><i>This is an excerpt from the just released 2nd edition of Noam Chomsky’s "Occupy: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity," published by Zuccotti Park Press.</i> Reprinted from Truthout.org. with …

America's 'army of lawyers' is almost as deadly as its drones

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." Some ascribe this quote to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels; others say Hitler authored the idea. In Mein Kampf he did speak of the invention of a lie so "colossal" that few would believe that someone …

Sarah Silverman on the assault on reproductive rights: “I think vaginas really, really scare people”

The comedian and activist hosted a fundraiser for Texas reproductive heath clinics Monday night<p>Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead co-hosted a fundraiser Monday night in support of Texas reproductive health service providers and the many, many women who, after HB 2 went into effect earlier this …

Privatization is undoing Brown v. Board of Education

Our school system is increasingly “separate and unequal” — and we have Michelle Rhee’s political allies to thank<p>Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast called the public school system a "socialist regime." Michelle Rhee cautions us against commending students for their 'participation' in sports …

There Really Are Two Americas: Republistan and Democravia

One reason for the stark divisions in Washington is that lawmakers represent two starkly different populations—with huge differences in wealth, color, and more.<p>If you've watched the high-profile legislative fights of the last few years and found yourself thinking the two parties in the House of …

GOP’s ignorance of economics: Even more dangerous than realized

Conservatives’ inflation-mania and deficit-hawking are doing long-term damage to the economy, a new report explains<p>Imagine a world where Republican politicians understood economics. In 2008, Obama is elected to the Presidency and proposes a $2 trillion dollar stimulus program. This creates a …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …