The richest Americans receive the special privilege of having half of their income taxed at a much lower rate than the vast majority of working families.
Millions of American workers have no paid sick days at all, especially those who need them the most, says a recent "snapshot" by the Economic Policy Institute.
The Republican assault on the public sector threatens to accelerate the rate at which public employees are being laid off, with especially dire consequences for African Americans and women.
Republicans are exposing their determination to force a government shutdown, regardless of any Democratic concessions.
In over a thousand U.S. cities, unionists, civil rights and community activists gathered April 4, honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated 43 years earlier.