Before the Battles Resume in Washington: A Reminder about What’s Really at Stake

Robert Reich Robert Reich’s Blog http://robertreich.org/post/60086677960 Congress will reconvene shortly. That means more battles over taxes and spending, regulations and safety nets, and how to get the economy out of first gear. Which means more gridlock and continual showdowns over budget resolutions and the debt ceiling. But before the hostilities...

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Murdering the Wretched of the Earth

Chris Hedges truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/murdering_the_wretched_of_the_earth_20130814/ Radical Islam is the last refuge of the Muslim poor. The mandated five prayers a day give the only real structure to the lives of impoverished believers. The careful rituals of washing before prayers in the mosque, the strict moral code that prohibits alcohol, along with...

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The American Dream Has Turned into a Grueling Quest for Survival for Millions of People

Sarah Kendzior Al Jazeera English http://www.alternet.org/labor/american-dream-has-turned-grueling-quest-survival-millions-people?paging=off Equal opportunity and upward mobility is a long-lost American Dream. On June 12, 2013, Low Pay Is Not Okay, a group fighting to raise wages for fast food workers, released avideo criticising a budgeting guide created by McDonald’s. The guide showed that McDonald’s workers cannot...

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Where the Hell Is the Outrage?

Richard Eskow Campaign for America’s Future Blog http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/07/09-0 From the first breaths of life to the last, our lives are being stolen out from under us. From infant care and early education to Social Security and Medicare, the dominant economic ideology is demanding more lifelong sacrifices from the vulnerable to...

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