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Paul Ryan’s failed attempt to refocus GOP attitude on poverty highlights larger problems

You only have to look so far as Paul Ryan's completely fabricated CPAC speech about a boy and his school lunch or Ted Cruz's fear-mongering tirade's against food stamp excess…

India expecting almond price hikes due to california drought

California is no stranger to exhausting droughts — 2013 was California’s driest year in history. But times have gotten even tougher recently, and the effects are beginning to ripple. California…

Ragnarok, the Viking apocalypse: Shameless Publicity Stunts Work

Get ready to tell your parents you love them and rapid fire Instagram your soon to be deceased dog. Ragnarok, the Viking apocalypse, comes to fruition this Saturday. As one…

No, the CBO did not say Obamacare will leave 2.5 million people jobless

While critics of the health care law were quick to use the CBO’s predictions as ammunition in their campaigns, the details of the report were somewhat more detailed and nuanced…

Walmart now profiting off Occupy Wall Street products

In perhaps the most subtle middle finger to the 99 percent yet, Walmart will now be profiting off of the Occupy Wall Street movement by selling a poster featuring the…

Black Friday boycott: Macy’s urged Rick Perry to oppose equal pay For Texas women

Are you out taking advantage of Black Friday deals today? Perhaps you should avoid Macy's. Earlier this fall, Gov. Rick Perry (Texas) vetoed legislation that would have allowed women in…

How Unfurlough.us helped workers survive the shutdown

During the two weeks of the shutdown government employees were forced to find creative ways to get a paycheck, and many turned to unfurlough.us — an appropriately named list of…

World leaders to United States: Raise the debt ceiling

Worry over the fiscal health of the United States overshadowed Sunday meetings between leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, with leaders from all over the world…

Oct. 17 is coming: What happens if the U.S. defaults?

We are only a few days away from a potential default. So how will this affect you? …

As Obama addresses economy, nation should take pragmatic path

President Obama returned to Knox College on Wednesday afternoon, where in 2005 he first outlined his collectivist “we’re all in this together” economic vision. In his second Knox address, President…

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