Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for January 26th through January 28th:
- How Fox News Is Helping The GOP Disingenuously Rebrand Itself As The Party Of The Middle Class – Fox News is burying Republican policy positions that exacerbate income inequality in order to help the GOP rebrand itself as a party for the middle class. This effort follows years of Fox figures blasting Democratic policies designed to alleviate income inequality as "class warfare."
- Low-Wage Workers Forced to Slog Through ‘Snowmageddon’ – A huge blizzard is ravaging the East, causing thousands of flight cancellations, school closures, at least one death so far and general chaos. Many of those making minimum wage or less are forced to choose whether to venture into the cold or lose their jobs.
- Bill Cosby’s latest accuser: Why “yet another” victim’s story is important to survivors – It's not about Cosby anymore. Whether she's the first or the 31st accuser, Cindra Ladd's story counts
- The right’s Greece scare: Why neoliberals need to support new leftist government – Anti-austerity party's big win has global elites sweating — but they should worry more about what could come next
- New Study Shows Why It Makes Absolutely No Sense to Blame the Poor for the Financial Crisis – Despite efforts to blame the housing crisis on lower-income buyers, the truth is that the rich had a greater impact on the economy by defaulting on significantly larger mortgages.
- Does Lack of Empathy for the Poor Make You a Sociopath? – In a scathingly sardonic (and somewhat humorous) column for The Guardian, Lucy Mangan explains why those in the political class, and anyone else who has trouble understanding poverty, are despicable human beings whose actions “we should all be protected from.”
- Library Visit, Then Held at Gunpoint – What if my son had panicked and the officer had fired? Had I come close to losing him?
- Greece shows what can happen when the young revolt against corrupt elites – The rise of Syriza can’t just be explained by the crisis in the eurozone: a youthful generation of professionals has had enough of tax-evading oligarchs