Jon Stewart and ‘The Daily Show’ Take on Mitt Romney and the 47 Percent… Of Course

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Laurel Brown Senior Writer, BuddyTV

 

There are only a few things in this world we can depend on. Death. Taxes. Jon Stewart skewering a presidential candidate who makes a potentially career-ending statement on camera.So obviously Jon Stewart had to talk about Mitt Romney’s 47-percent statement on The Daily Show. What other choice did he have? And what other hilarious, insightful [...]

Worsening wealth inequality by race

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By Tami Luhby @CNNMoney June 21, 2012: 1:09 PM ET

The Great Recession has widened the wealth gap, and race is a major factor.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — White Americans have 22 times more wealth than blacks — a gap that nearly doubled during the Great Recession.

The median household net worth for whites was $110,729 in 2010, versus $4,995 for blacks, according to recently released Census Bureau figures.

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Inequality = Unhealthy Economy

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Why Economic Inequality is Not Good for the Economy

by ROB URIE

The nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw multiple discourses on the relationship between concepts of ‘truth’ and power—social, political and economic. The ‘view from nowhere,’ the rhetorical device of science and economics used to claim that truth exists in ‘the world’ outside of social relations has faced challenges from Marxian materialists, phenomenologists, cultural anthropologists and post-modern deconstructionists. It persists [...]

Policing the Prophets of Wall Street

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By Amy Goodman ||

The Occupy Wall Street protest grows daily, spreading to cities across the United States. “We are the 99 percent,” the protesters say, “that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent.”

The response by the New York Police Department has been brutal. Saturday, the police swept up more than 700 protesters in one of the largest mass arrests in U.S. [...]

“The Fight-Back Has Begun” to Reclaim the American Dream

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by: Isaiah J. Poole , Campaign for America’s Future | Op-Ed |

An email the Campaign for America’s Future sent to its supporters a few weeks ago with the subject line “How Would You Take Back The American Dream?” kicked off a lively debate on a listserv of progressive activists. What do you mean when you say “the American Dream?” How do you—and for that matter, [...]

The American Dream As We Know It Is Obsolete

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By Arun Gupta |

In an era of insecurity, we all want security.

We want a decent home to call our own, healthcare to heal us when we are sick or old, education to improve our minds and job prospects, healthy food and clean water to nourish us, income to provide for all our needs and even some affordable luxuries, [...]

America Without A Middle Class — By Elizabeth Warren

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Can you imagine an America without a strong middle class? If you can, would it still be America as we know it?

Today, one in five Americans is unemployed, underemployed or just plain out of work. One in nine families can’t make the minimum payment on their credit cards. One in eight mortgages is in default or foreclosure. One in eight Americans is on food stamps. More than 120,000 families are filing [...]