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Economists fight over “Capital”: Piketty vs. establishment

A Harvard economist was reduced to making personal attacks as he tried to evade Thomas Piketty's key theses about capitalism and its tendencies toward unsustainable inequality.

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Unions and allies converge on D.C. to raise wages

The nation is about to see the roll-out of a dramatic effort more diverse than any wage campaign in American history.

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Southern town government refuses to remove Confederate flag

A local museum's request to remove a Confederate flag was rejected by the City Council in a poor, struggling former textile town.

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Fed’s Yellen hits income inequality

Even the head of the Fed now worries about the chasm of income inequality.  But Janet Yellen, in a speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, took it one step beyond money.

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Court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states

The Supreme Court unexpectedly and tersely turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions

 

 

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State of Florida itself at stake on November 4

Florida's governor, Rick Scott, has either stood by and let the degradation of the state occur or has actively contributed to it.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizers invite LGBT group to march

Organizers of the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade say they're ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.

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Obama continues to expand rights for LGBT Americans

The president directed the Labor Department to draft rules that clarify that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to LGBT couples, even in states where same-sex marriage is not legal.

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Income inequality comes to Supreme Court, courtesy Justice Sotomayor

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is worried about income inequality's negative impact not only on the U.S. now, but on future generations.

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Homeless gay youth are our youth

Despite all the gay excitement and celebration we can't overlook the hundreds of young LGBT people sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles every night.

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