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It’s the Inequality, Stupid

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Eleven charts that explain what’s wrong with America.




The richest controls 2/3 of America's net worth


A millionaire's tax rate, now and then. Share of Federal Tax revenue

More visuals from Mother Jones

Robert Reich vs. Supply Side Economics

Sunday, September 18th, 2011
Robert Reich Debunks 6 Big GOP Lies About The Economy

Paranoid Style of American Politics

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

In this essay, originally published in Harper’s in 1964, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Richard Hofstadter offers an astute thematic analysis of paranoia in American politics. He examines the paranoid reactions to Masons, Catholics, Jesuits, Communists and others. Sadly, perhaps his perceptions are as timely as ever.

The Pulitzer-winning investigation that dare not be uttered on TV

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

The New York Times‘ David Barstow won a richly deserved Pulitzer Prize yesterday for two articles that, despite being featured as major news stories on the front page of The Paper of Record, were completely suppressed by virtually every network and cable news show, which to this day have never informed their viewers about what Barstow uncovered.  Here is how the Pulitzer Committee described Barstow’s exposés:

Awarded to David Barstow of The New York Times for his tenacious reporting that revealed how some retired generals, working as radio and television analysts, had been co-opted by the Pentagon to make its case for the war in Iraq, and how many of them also had undisclosed ties to companies that benefited from policies they defended.

Read on from Salon

Political Ideology

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Breifing Essay on Ideology, Religion and Politics

Take this survey

The Political Spectrum

Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau Reading Responses

Rosen on Media

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

NYU’s Jay Rosen on Modern Media: What to Do ?

Questions on Rosen reading

Political Socialization

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Discussion Questions Concerning Political Socialization

Agents of Political Socialization Grid