Tal Fortgang, Privilege and Unintended Ironies

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Community College instructor Gint Aras responds to Tal Fortgang’s dismissal of his white privilege.

A Few Reasons Why Republicans Have to Stop Saying President Obama is the Worst President in History

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Republicans often claim that President Obama is the worst president in history but how does he really compare to the worst of the worst?

Who Is Ayn Rand Paul Ryan?

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Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, and yes, Ayn Rand would rather blame poverty within our communities and low achievement in our schools on the “cultures” of those suffering from the social inequities.

5 Things Paul Ryan Wishes He Could Say To Lazy “Inner City Men”

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In lieu of Paul Ryan’s commitment to improve life outcomes of inner city men, here are five things he would probably say to them.

Paul Ryan’s Broken Culture

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Republican Congressman Paul Ryan’s attempts to blame poverty on culture show how out of touch he is with reality.

What Paul Ryan Gets Wrong About Inner City Men

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I agree with Paul Ryan, there’s a culture problem, but it’s his, not ours.

How Bridgegate Could Sink Christie

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Bridgegate could end Christie’s chances for a shot at the White House, but not in the way you’d think.

North Carolina’s Unemployment Experiment

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North Carolina’s cuts to unemployment show that ending unemployment does not cause people to go get jobs.

Reading Paul Ryan’s Mind

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The political media should focus on the impact of Paul Ryan’s policies, not try to read his mind.

Paul Ryan’s Big Lebowski Moment

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Republican threats to hold the debt ceiling hostage again are pretty silly.

Economic Disparity: When Is Enough, Enough?

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Professor Warren Blumenfeld believes we aren’t challenging inequity nearly enough. Here’s his call for us to do so.

Are Fees The New Taxes?

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Republicans are going back on their anti-tax orthodoxy by embracing new revenues labeled fees.

A President Hillary Won’t end Washington Gridlock

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Washington is gridlocked because of very real structural reasons. More salesmanship or a new president won’t change that.

The 12 Best People of 2012

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Sean Beaudoin compiles the dozen best people of the year—drawn from the avalanche of overall excellence we experienced as a culture. Also, their less impressive counterparts.

It’s Time for the GOP to Vote Some People Off Their Island

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Why the Grand Old Party should take a cue from “Survivor.”

The Demise of the Far-Right Conservative White Guy

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It’s not that bad, guys.