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Monday, July 23, 2012
But it’s not like the radical left is alone in getting a nasty caricature in Christopher Nolan’s vision of Gotham. With one notable exception, the 1 percenters are portrayed as greedy, vicious, officious, and dumb. The Muddled Politics of The Dark Knight Rises — Robert Schlesinger, Opinion
Thursday, July 19, 2012
We must worship a different God. There is no way that my God wanted George Zimmerman to murder my teenage son. Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin, responding to George Zimmerman saying that shooting Trayvon was “God’s plan.” — George Zimmerman and God’s ‘Plan’ To Kill Trayvon Martin — Robert Schlesinger
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Thursday, March 22, 2012
While Greg Smith’s letter contains little news about Goldman itself, it highlights a widespread and disturbing trend in American society: the death of the culture of professionalism. This passing has far greater impact than its effects on any one firm, even one as big, influential, and systemically important as Goldman. The change has sweeping consequences for our economy as a whole. Greg Smith, Goldman Sachs, and the Death of Professionalism - David Brodwin, Economic Intelligence
Saturday, March 10, 2012 Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Friday, November 11, 2011 Monday, October 31, 2011 Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Friday, September 9, 2011
Keep in mind that these people not having any income tax liability does not mean that they don’t pay taxes (as is often implied in GOP talking points). They pay state and local taxes, not to mention federal payroll taxes, which of course the GOP wants to see rise. Robert Schlesinger: Why the Republicans Want to Raise Your Taxes
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Monday, July 11, 2011
And yet Ford, who died Friday at age 93, advanced the role of women just by being herself. A former dancer who ended up becoming what was then known as a political wife—and her husband didn’t even tell her in advance before he announced he was running for Congress—Ford’s frankness, courage, and compassion helped establish a newer, more assertive role for women. Betty Ford Was a Feminist Icon Just By Being Herself - Susan Milligan
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Mr. President, please listen to the overwhelming majority of the American people who believe that deficit reduction must be about shared sacrifice. The wealthiest Americans and the most profitable corporations in this country must pay their fair share. At least 50 percent of any deficit reduction package must come from revenue raised by ending tax breaks for the wealthy and eliminating tax loopholes that benefit large, profitable corporations and Wall Street financial institutions. A sensible deficit reduction package must also include significant cuts to unnecessary and wasteful Pentagon spending. -Open Letter from Bernie Sanders to President Obama: Make the Rich Pay Off the Deficit
Thursday, June 16, 2011