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Somewhere In England, Karl Marx is Spinning In His Grave

Well don’t this just beat all… The Karl Marx MasterCard.

The German bank Sparkasse Chemnitz recently launched a Karl Marx credit card. The bank let people vote online for 10 different images, and Marx was the “very clear winner,” beating out a palace, a castle and a racetrack, among others.

I guess MasterCard will […]

Business Executives Want More Public-Sector Workers

Yes, that’s right. The people who run America’s businesses want more state and local hiring to offset the slack in private demand. I guess we’re all Keynesians now.

Of those polled, 66% responded that a jobs bill wouldn’t be enough to offset the effects of global economic trends such as the Euro crisis, but when […]

Comments that Deserve to be Posts: PJ on Utopian Conservatives

Lovingly lifted from the comments section of the post Why do so many union haters want a race to the bottom?, PJ delivers a gem.

In response to this from Denis:

Yes, employees add value to businesses or they would not be hired. Also, the owners risk their wealth with every new hire and would […]

Happy Watergate Day, Republicans!

Ahhh, the good old days when political criminals were actually held to account.

Charlie Pierce has a fantastic piece on the 40th anniversary of the unravelling of a President.

Forty years ago, on June 17, 1972, a very ordinary middle-class guy did his job, and he did it very well. His name was Frank […]

A Public Service Announcement from the 1%!

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Phony Religious Freedom is Phony

“I’m flattered that you’re all interested in my vagina, but no means no…”

Stupid is as Stupid Does!

Wow… That’s some powerful dumb.

Anderson Cooper is stunned by the degree of dumb on display from Romney Campaign spokesperson Gail Gitcho. She can’t figure out the difference between the President and the CBO.

The Congressional Budget Office is a non-partisan group of economists and econometricians put in place to provide objective economic analysis […]

“A Plague on Both Your Houses”

Washington does not get it…

Forty-five million Americans (one in seven) are on food stamps. One in seven is unemployed or underemployed. The percentage of those out of work defined as long-term unemployed is the highest (42%) since the Great Depression. Fifty-four percent of college graduates younger than 25 are unemployed or underemployed. Forty-seven percent […]

Just.. Wow… Unbelievable Sexism on Fox & Friends

Unreal. On Fox & Friends Thursday morning, Steve Doocy interviewed members of the U.S. Navy Band about the band’s recent inclusion of women. In his reaction to the piece, Brian Kilmeade sniped, “Women are everywhere. We’re letting them play golf and tennis now. It’s out of control.” Gretchen Carlson walked off of the set in […]

Like Neo in his tank, it’s time to WAKE UP

Time to Wake Up, America!

In The Matrix, Neo (Keanu Reeves) discovers that the world he thought he was living in was merely an illusion, a computer-generated program designed to keep him docile and to be, in effect, a D-Cell battery. I’ve long held that The Matrix is a brilliant example of political cinema. […]