Opinion

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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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China: The Frog & The Scorpion?

Can China swim capitalism's scorpion across the river and avoid the sting?

Canada's dirty little sub prime loan secret threatens to sink housing market

While the U.S. is still suffering from the sub prime debacle, Canada's housing market is an island of tranquility.

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Jeffrey Sachs and “The Price of Civilization”

Sachs is particularly good at showing where productive value from work is going.

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"Pity the Billionaire" recounts hijacking of public opinion

Thomas Frank, ex-Wall Street Journalist turned liberal political savant, is currently the darling of the airwaves for NPR and Democracy Now fans.

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Expect a bitter fight on the budget

Make no mistake: President Obama's job-creating and tax-the-rich budget proposals are going to be core battleground issues for the Republican right.

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Media and power

Canadian sociologist Jeffery Klaehn has put together a penetrating collection of essays dealing with the political economy of the mass media spanning a broad range of topics.

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Demand Congress cut the military budget

Congressional Republicans are attempting to undo cuts to the military budget. You can take action.

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