Monthly Archives: February 2011

Russ Feingold Launches ‘Progressives United’ To Combat Corporate Influences In Politics

By Amanda Terkel HUFFINGTON POST Things were like this 100 years ago in the United States, with the huge corporate and business power of the oil companies and others. But this time it’s like the Gilded Age on steroids. WASHINGTON … Continue reading

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When Democracy Weakens

By Bob Herbert The New York Times So what we get in this democracy of ours are astounding and increasingly obscene tax breaks and other windfall benefits for the wealthiest, while the bought-and-paid-for politicians hack away at essential public services … Continue reading

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Obama’s Big Budget Cut Proposals Target The Poor

By Arthur Delaney HUFFINGTON POST WASHINGTON — As Democrats and Republicans wrangle over fiscal austerity and the shape of the 2012 federal budget, the White House is targeting programs in the $4 trillion budget that benefit low-income Americans. It’s a … Continue reading

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For-Profit College Recruiters Taught To Use ‘Pain,’ ‘Fear,’ Internal Documents Show

By Chris Kirkham Huffington Post Newly-released internal training documents from several for-profit colleges illustrate a culture that encourages recruiters to increase enrollment by focusing on emotions such as “pain” and “fear” to attract low-income students who are struggling with adverse … Continue reading

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Ewwwwwwww … Anyone Else Feeling the Need for a Shower?

AOL’s Tricky HuffPo Marriage by Dan Lyons It is no surprise that AOL is buying Huffington Post. Last summer I spent some time with Arianna Huffington and her team as I was preparing a profile for Newsweek and even then … Continue reading

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Buddhist Economics: Raj Patel Suggests a New Way to Define Value

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