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Class War and the College Crisis: The “Crisis of Democracy” and the Attack on Education The following is the first part of a series of articles, “Class War and the College Crisis.” By: Andrew Gavin Marshall Today, we are witnessing an emerging massive global revolt, led primarily be the educated and unemployed youth of the world, against the institutionalized and established powers which seek to deprive them of a future worth living.
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‘Death of the Liberal Class’ Posted on Oct 29, 2010 By Chris Hedges From the book “Death of the Liberal Class,” by Chris Hedges. Excerpted by arrangement with Nation Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group.
This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN : President Obama signed the controversial $858 billion tax-cut legislation into law Friday. At least a quarter of the tax savings under the deal will go to the wealthiest one percent of the population. The only group that will see its taxes increase are the nation’s lowest-paid workers.
Our grandchildren won’t believe our stories about the 1990s. Yes, there really was a time before the World Wide Web and ubiquitous portable communication devices in sub-Saharan Africa. Yes, you really could travel to some foreign countries without a passport, without a return ticket, without a credit card, and without entering multiple government databases.
The 10th Amendment to the Constitution is like the skinny teenage girl who blossoms over the summer and suddenly finds herself besieged by suitors. Once ignored, it has found a host of champions among Republican presidential candidates who are competing to show their devotion. The amendment contains just one sentence: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." It is a bulwark of federalism, which allows states the freedom to adopt different policies reflecting their peculiar circumstances.
I got to thinking today about how neocon and neoliberal are becoming interchangeable terms. They did not start out that way. My understanding is they are ways of rationalizing breaks with traditional conservatism and liberalism.
This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. NERMEEN SHAIKH : President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will hold their second debate tonight at Hofstra University on Long Island.
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Romney Santorum Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images With the first presidential debate just days away, Slate V is unveiling its latest campaign series.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Approval of Congress has dipped below 20% for only the fourth time in the 34 years Gallup has asked Americans to rate the job Congress is doing. Today's 18% score, based on a May 8-11 Gallup Poll, matches the record lows Gallup recorded in August 2007 and March 1992. Congressional approval started off the year at a depressed 23%, then dipped to 21% in March and 20% in April, before reaching the current record-tying low. The 76% currently disapproving of Congress is just shy of the record-high 78% in March 1992. Democrats Not Backing Congress
A greater percentage of Americans approve of polygamy than the United States Congress , according a set of polls. Last month, a New York Times poll found that Congress' approval rating fell to an all-time low of 9 percent. Meanwhile, a recent Gallup poll found that 11 percent of people found polygamy "morally acceptable." Additionally, 30 percent of Americans expressed approval of pornography.
Published time: March 12, 2013 20:22 Edited time: March 13, 2013 15:55 A general view of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington (Reuters / Jason Reed)
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The current condition of the Senate constitutes a national emergency. Not long ago, Americans looked to the Senate to be, in Walter Mondale’s words, the “national mediator,” reconciling regional and ideological differences through thoughtful legislating, serious debate, hard bargaining and principled compromise. Today, however, after a 20-year downward spiral, the once great Senate is polarized, paralyzed and dysfunctional. Last month, as she announced her decision to retire, Olympia Snowe, Republican of Maine, described a Senate that “routinely jettisons regular order,” “serially legislates by political brinksmanship” and “habitually eschews full debate and an open amendment process in favor of competing, up-or-down, take it or leave it proposals.” In The New Yorker, George Packer described the Senate as “the empty chamber.”