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FDR-Using Government to Build and Protect

On this day in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law. Flanked by ranking members of Congress, the 32nd President…

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Walmart CEO Admits Salespeople Make Less Than 25K A Year

On September 11, 2013, Walmart President and CEO Bill Simon let the world know — via a presentation at the Goldman Sachs 2013 Annual Global…

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A Letter To Those Who Think Democrats And Republicans Are The Same

People who think that there’s no difference between the Democrats and the Republicans are not only ignorant, but they’re a big part of the problem,…

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The Roots of Generation X’s Political Cynicism

Written by Corey McLaughlin for Common Culture and The Big Slice.   I can’t speak for others, but my generation isn’t exactly the most trusting…

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Job Fairs: The Saddest Places On Earth?

I recently attended my first Job Fair. It was sponsored by Goodwill Industries, the company that resells used and donated items to low-income people. It…

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It's the Messaging, Stupid

Once more, Michael Tomasky nails it. His piece in The Daily Beast, titled “Unemployment and the Sequester,” is a warning to the President that he…

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