Opinion

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Snapshots of the super rich and the rest of us

CEO pay at America's seven largest banks averaged 100 times the median U.S. household income in 1989 -- and over 500 times that median in 2007.

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Native Americans left out of economic recovery, as always

For urban Native Americans, the jobless rate averages around 48 percent. In general, Indian Country is in a permanent depression even when the national economy is on the upswing.

The danger of a Romney election

Private sector revised job figures show an average of less than 90,000 per month since January. Unemployment inched back up to 8.2 percent.

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A right-wing apologist in sheep’s clothing

David Brooks positions himself as an above-the-fray "moderate," but the reality is otherwise.

The euro and European disintegration: Should we care?

The EU set up a monetary union, but it needs a political union based on the empowerment of working people, not just bankers, to survive this crisis.

The ruling class "nullification" attack on democracy

In 30 years demographers forecast that the population of the U.S. will no longer be majority white.

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It’s thumbs down on “austerity” in Europe

The European solution of austerity has been totally discredited not just on that continent but by workers and their allies around the world.

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Study shows tea party not what it pretends to be

Shedding some light on membership in the Tea Party Caucus in Congress.

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The rich hurt you and me every day, new book reveals how

99 To 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking The World And What We Can Do About It, by Chuck Collins, helps readers gain a mastery over the practical politics of attacking inequality.

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Spain’s King Juan Carlos: Let them eat elephant?

King Juan Carlos of Spain goes on an elephant safari while Spaniards go without basic necessities. Could such royal conspicuous consumption happen in America?

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