Tag Archive: America

Apr 20

Let's lace up and keep running: We can’t close down the world and huddle in our houses after the Boston Marathon attack.

I started running about four years ago to lose weight. At first I hated it. My lungs burned and my head hurt and every footstep felt like sledge hammers pounding on my calves. I persisted out of stubbornness. I’d bought a good pair of shoes and I didn’t want to waste them. A few months …

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Jan 10

How the 1 Percent Could Do Its Share to Rebuild America

When taxes were higher, this nation built a vibrant middle-class life for millions. By Susan Adelman I’m a member of the 1 percent. I’ve watched my income tax rates fall over my lifetime, from a top rate of 91 percent under President Dwight Eisenhower to the current low rate of 35 percent. When taxes were …

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Dec 13

The 10 Greediest Americans of 2011

Whether they manage football pageants or Ford Motor Co., these guys remind us how much needs to change, economically and politically, in 2012 and beyond. By Sam Pizzigati You don’t have to make millions to rate as an all-star greedster. You do have to be ruthless, self-absorbed, and insensitive to others. Here’s my list of …

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Nov 09

Shouldn’t Americans repair America’s infrastructure?

The $7-billion reconstruction of the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland is in the hands of a state-subsidized Chinese company. By Jim Hightower Listening at last to his inner FDR, President Barack Obama is going straight at the Know-Nothing/Do-Nothing Republicans in Congress. At a rally in September on a bridge connecting Rep. John Boehner’s …

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Nov 01

Tax Wall Street to heal America

The nation’s nurses are calling for a tax on financial transactions to begin raising the revenue needed to fix the nation’s growing social crisis. By Deborah Burger National Nurses United, America’s largest union of RNs, is sounding an alarm. We’ve organized rallies in New York, Boston, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Las Vegas, …

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Nov 01

Prison nation

Prison Nation Having the world’s highest incarceration rate is costly in more ways than one. By William A. Collins Jails present For all to see, Human Inhumanity. The United States has more citizens behind bars, per capita, than any other nation. No, this quirk doesn’t reflect an especially felonious gene in our national DNA. Rather, …

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Sep 27

America’s Government Contracting Bonanza Bilks Taxpayers

By Beth Schulman I live nine blocks from the U.S. Capitol, so many of my neighbors depend on the government for their livelihoods. A few — a scientist, an editor, a Secret Service agent — belong to that often mocked and rapidly shrinking category known as “civil servants.” The government writes their paychecks, lets them …

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Aug 31

A tip for Joe the Machinist: Watch your back

By Sam Pizzigati You work hard. You do good work. You loyally stick with your employer through good times and bad. Do you have a right to a paycheck that rises over time? On any Labor Day over the last 50 years, the answer — from labor and management alike — would be obvious: Of …

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