In America, business is doing well. Investors are doing well. And workers, for decades, have gained almost nothing. There is a very simple solution: share the profits.
“WHORE the ramparts, weeee watched...” Some lady was singing the national anthem. “WHORE the lan-nnddd of the freeee...” We don’t care about that. We don’t care about any of that. We only want the Grade-A violence, now.
A new poll says that half of all millennials in America would give up their right to vote in exchange for having their student loans wiped out. Mock them if you want—I bet most Americans would sell that right for far less.
Not all of our esteemed Republican newspaper columnists are as bold as Dame Peggy Noonan, who ventured bodily into deepest Brooklyn some years ago and is still talking about that adventure today. But “Mr. Peanut” mascot George Will did the next best thing: He read a book about this wretched place. And learned!
On the left, people are fighting for single payer health care. On the right, people are fighting to audaciously rob the poor to pay the rich. If you’re not doing something big right now, what the fuck are you doing?
Let’s set aside for a moment whether or not you “agree” with disheveled rich Archie Bunker figure Steve Bannon. Let’s focus for a moment on the fact that: Steve Bannon, you are not living in reality, my friend!
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Gary Otte is scheduled to be executed by the state of Ohio on Wednesday. In what will likely be one of his last acts, he sent us the following essay.
Yesterday, Amazon announced that it is searching for a new city to build a second, massive, $5 billion headquarters. Exciting? No. Disgusting. This is what the extortion of public resources looks like.
The future is not completely unpredictable. Many of the most powerful economic and political trends in this country can be found inside an Amazon warehouse. And what happens to the workers there will say a lot about our collective future.
Are you the sort of Florida resident who lives in close proximity to a golf course, smokes cigars, and is a big fan of Rush Limbaugh? Then I urge you, in the strongest possible terms: Please listen to what he is saying about this hurricane.
Sean Spicer, a lesser gourd, has landed a new job as a paid speaker. Hey, have you heard this one?
More than 30% of the freshman class at Harvard University had one or more relatives attend before them. That should be illegal.
The most powerful labor leader in America is facing declining membership and the most hostile presidential administration in memory. He says that he’s an “optimist.” But should he be?
Go to the movies these days and here’s what you probably see: A famous Hollywood star, pretending to be something they obviously aren’t. There is a simple solution to this.
Three months ago, minimum wage workers in St. Louis got a raise. Today, they will see that raise taken away. The class war is being contested on every front simultaneously. No advance is safe.
Unions are not just a feel-good sort of thing to do. New research about higher ed unions shows just how much workers have actually gained from organizing, in a short period of time.
Due to the combination of explosive jobs growth and a stubborn refusal to build enough housing to accommodate everyone, the San Francisco/ Silicon Valley area is mired in an insane housing crisis. How bad is this housing crisis? Punchline ahead!!!!