We Are The 47 Percent

Politics
Hillary Clinton made a deplorable basket case this weekend. That is, she made the case that "half" of the supporters of Donald Trump belong in a "basket of deplorables." It just sounds funnier to say it the first way, that's all.
Politics
The GOP presidential nominee thinks half the country just wants a handout.
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The 47 percent remark that destroyed Mitt Romney in 2012 isn't impacting Trump’s 2016 campaign.
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The 47 percent remark that destroyed Mitt Romney in 2012 isn't impacting Trump’s 2016 campaign.
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Why the GOP isn't so forgiving with the uninsured, the unemployed or the poor.
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Sam Brownback bashes Medicaid for "able-bodied adults" and "big city hospitals."
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Cecily's case is one of the most egregious of the more than 7,000 arrests that were documented during the crackdown on the Occupy movement.
Entertainment
Donald Trump says exactly what the GOP believes. It's a simple axiom: personal wealth accumulation is everything. It's just that when The Donald expresses their credo, he ignores the shinola and emphasizes the crass.
Media
I thought it might be spiritually helpful to compare Fox's language about the poor to the language of Christ, both in substance and tone, and the deep feelings that these completely contrary languages, and their comparison, reveals.
New York
The thin blue line of just one person... The actions of your offspring in Australia may have been an inspiration for the
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“I’m kind of with Ann Romney on this one. No, no, no, no, no," Paul said, referring to her firm comments that her husband
Politics
The main theme of a national election can turn on a dime, due to a major world event or even due to the public's fascination with one unforeseen minor topic. But, at least for the time being, the 2016 election seems to be shaping up as a race centered on economic populism.
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In terms of the overall tax burden (state, local, federal), the top 1 percent don't even pay that much more as a percentage of their income than do the bottom 20 percent. Think about that for a minute. But you knew that, right, Mitt?
New York
In case you may not have heard as yet, Occupy Wall Street's "Strike Debt!" (SD!) working group has a modest goal in mind for 2015: to organize America's debt-burdened college and university students into a union strong enough to bring today's institutions of higher learning to their knees.
Politics
It is not at all surprising that it is in those parts of America that conceive of moral requirements in the most harsh and absolutist terms that we find the strongest impulse to deal with those below them not with compassion but with punitive demands.
New York
That glitter, or more likely her flamboyant "free speech" efforts, got her early and unwelcome notice by New York's finest