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Russia’s new middle class warriors hit the streets

Middle class but disillusioned, Igor and Rina are typical of the new generation of Russian activists who cannot wait to join a protest on Saturday against strongman Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Like others from a host of members of Russia’s middle class — young, Internet-savvy, urban — Igor, 34, a…

Warren: Richest U.S. companies ‘spending more on lobbying’ than taxes

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D) appeared on The Daily Show Tuesday evening, to discuss the economic challenges facing America’s middle class. The Harvard professor told host Jon Stewart of how the country’s politicians are surrounded by “an army of lobbyists” and “an army of lawyers” preventing them from helping…

Romney admits his plan would only cut $167 for middle class

Republican presidential candidate said Sunday that his “intent in running for president is to help middle-income Americans,” but admitted that he would only give them a $167 tax cut. Fox News host Chris Wallace asked Romney why his plan didn’t cut tax rates for the richest Americans from 35 percent…

I’m Peggy Olson, and I’d like to smoke…..

Update: G.D. has thoughts on this week’s episode. I want to start this off by saying that I was wrong. G.D. wrote a post about how “Mad Men” deals with overt misogyny and not racism because the writers realize that you can sell a likeable misogynist more easily than you…

I’d Like The Salmon, Please – Minus The Fish

Rod Dreher has stumbled upon the startling realization that old, failing malls usually become the “black mall” before going totally defunct. And it’s a phenomenon, to his credit, he’s interested in exploring. Decidedly not to his credit, he doesn’t really want to know the actual reasons, but instead something else…

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