The liberals disappeared long ago, but before they went, they hammered the left into crumbles, and justified the sell-out of the knowledge class. That way, there would be no one to create new ideas that challenged the oligarchy.
|By: DSWright Thursday May 9, 2013 10:55 am|
A report by the New America Foundation details the systematic undermining of the financial aid system by colleges and universities who are using financial aid to attract wealthy students rather than open doors for poorer ones, forcing poorer students to either not attend or take on high debt burdens.
|By: TomThumb Thursday April 18, 2013 7:02 pm|
Recent efforts by “class war” opinion-shapers Brownstein and Ezra Klein, to pit the generations against each other,— give the impression that the elderly are the beneficiary of Federal governmental largesse to the detriment of children. Further study shows that local governments and State governments provide nine times more benefits for children than to the ‘olds’. So claims of unequal treatment are pointless.
|By: Anti-Capitalist Meetup Sunday December 2, 2012 5:00 pm|
The ongoing grassroots labor activism at Walmart in the U.S. reminds us that while the election is over the class struggle is not, and that class politics moves now from the voting booth to the workplace and the streets. For any Progressive whose political imagination extends beyond the narrow ideological confines of today’s two-party discourse, that is good news indeed. For those of us who consider ourselves socialists or radicals, it is essential, because those confines have rendered electoral politics basically irrelevant to advancing working class interests, as opposed merely to defending them.
|By: szielinski Saturday July 2, 2011 3:45 pm|
One might consider the slashing and burning of Pennsylvania’s budget a necessary condition for spurring job growth — new jobs — in the Keystone State. Taxes on capital and profits allegedly deter investment. Investment in plant includes jobs as an unavoidable consequence. One might consider these things if one were a Republican! Now that I have reiterated the orthodox take on this matter, I wish to point out that the Keystone Research Center reports that the Marcellus Shale jobs premium has been modest so far.
|By: masaccio Sunday March 20, 2011 10:30 am|
When you subordinate everything to the interests of the rich, you get incoherent policies that hurt the rest of us.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday March 10, 2011 9:39 am|
I’ve been calling a lot of the people who have joined the FDL Membership Program over the past couple of days, and it’s been one of the most fun things I’ve ever done in the five (yikes!) years since we opened the doors. Much to my surprise, many were people who have never even commented here before, and it was the first time I’d ever had the opportunity to interact with many of them.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday March 6, 2011 8:01 pm|
Just, please, please, please! Don’t take any lessons from those laid-off Indian factory workers. That would be so, um, un-American. You’re not un-American! Are you?
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday January 19, 2011 1:25 pm|
Awesome activism from members of the Sheetmetal Workers union (SMWIA), 200 of whom burst into a private meeting of mortgage bankers to protest layoffs by a homebuilding company that got a $900 million in federal funds intended for job creation, and instead laid off workers. The banksters fled the scene, though one said he would have engaged the workers if they had “worn a suit.”
|By: Michael Whitney Monday December 13, 2010 12:55 pm|
On Friday afternoon, Senator Bernie Sanders took the floor of the US Senate for nearly nine hours in a lengthy speech about the Obama-GOP tax plan. While some observers called it a filibuster, Bernie wasn’t actually stalling any legislation on the floor of the Senate. Nonetheless, his speech was an eloquent defense of economic justice in America.