It must have been funny amid the glamour, gluttony, greed, glitterati and glorification of global elites in Davos at the World Economic Forum to observe the faces of the top 1 percent of the 1 percent as a representative of Pope Francis read his denunciation of the self-indulgence and self-adoration the forum represents.
Economy & Budget
The jobs report for December was dismal, and Republicans continue to oppose large, new programs to create more jobs and extended jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.
Let's face it, nominating Sen. Max Baucus to be ambassador to China was a political move, fair and square.
Exposing once again Congress's inability to function as one of the three pillars of government, the budget deal struck by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) solves no pressing national problems.
The UFCW charges that Wal-Mart workers aren’t paid enough, and if only they were able to take dues payments out of each worker’s paycheck, they could drive those wages upward.
Contrast Volkswagen’s response to that of Tesla Motors, which manufactures electric cars for the wealthy and mega-wealthy and is heavily subsidized by the state and federal governments.
In the maelstrom of the shutdown, a debt-ceiling suicide attempt and the cutting off of nutrition support for poor people by the Congress, it's clear that America's political class has unbounded belief in national stability.
For some unfathomable reason, the far right has declared war against the poor and hungry.