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Manufacturing Jobs Didn't Create a Middle Class, Wall Street Did

Why more manufacturing jobs aren't the solution the shrinking American middle class, and why Wall Street is.<p>American wealth is becoming more …

I work 4 jobs and I'm still struggling

Bobby Bingham works four jobs in Kansas City, Missouri, yet he has very little to show for it.<p>Bingham is 37 years old and has a college degree, but like many Americans, is stuck working many hours in low wage, part-time jobs.<p>Each week, he works a total of about 60 hours in his jobs as a massage …

The Great American Class War: Plutocracy Versus Democracy

<i>This is an edited version of a speech Bill Moyers delivered at the Brennan Center for Justice. It was first published at</i> TomDispatch.<p>I met Supreme …

Mr. Potter and the Commies of Bedford Falls

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Tech leaders urge Obama to move on NSA overhaul

WASHINGTON — Tech executives urged President Obama on Tuesday to "move aggressively" to overhaul the way the U.S. government conducts surveillance.<p>The push came during a private meeting with Obama at the White House, which was billed as an opportunity to brief industry leaders on the progress the …

Senate poised to pass budget deal

The Senate voted Tuesday to advance a bipartisan two-year budget deal – a move that puts Capitol Hill one step closer to a thaw in the fiscal wars that have paralyzed Washington.<p>The chamber agreed 67-33 to cut off debate on the budget agreement reached by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty …

South Sudan death toll rises sharply

Up to 500 people have been killed in violent clashes in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, a day after President Salva Kiir said security forces had put down an attempted coup by supporters of his former deputy.<p>The violence was the focus of an emergency UN Security Council meeting, which heard that …