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Papa John’s CEO’s 16 Acre Estate Not Big Enough Yet to Give Employees Health Care

With the reelection of President Obama, pizza mogul and longtime funder of right wing politics John Schnatter despairs of being able to add an elevator to his 22-car underground garage unless he cuts back on full time staff: Schnatter, a … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Allen West’s SSI Sermon

Now that Thaddeus McCotter is no longer in Congress, Allen West (FL) is in a race with Joe Walsh (IL) to claim the mantle of looniest teapublican. He went on FOX Noise yesterday to declare that Social Security disability is … Continue reading

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Nick Hanauer is Free

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Morning Awful: Free Nick Hanauer

So CEO, author, and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer apparently gave a TED talk on income inequality that isn’t being posted yet. National Journal reports on a hot potato: Hanauer’s talk “probably ranks as one of the most politically controversial talks … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Romney Class War on Moms

Romney says women should vote for him because they really care about the economy and jobs. But when it comes to specific issues like equal pay for equal work, or birth control coverage in their insurance plans, or paid sick … Continue reading

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Age of Uncertainty: The Manners and Morals of High Capitalism

Episode two of John Kenneth Galbraith’s seminal 1977 series about economics, history and politics.

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The Conservative Song Remains the Same

I’m a big fan of Gordon Skeene’s Newstalgia blog at Crooks & Liars, where I found this feature on H.L. Hunt last night. Hunt sounds exactly like an Atlas Shrugged-thumping tea party conservative, and his political activism is reminiscent of … Continue reading

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Romney’s 1% Humor

I can’t stop laughing, but it’s a rueful laugh of pre-schadenfreude. Because this is only one percent funny: Romney’s story involved the time more than 50 years ago that his father, George, an American Motors executive, shut down a factory … Continue reading

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Rand Paul Wants to Comfort the Comfortable

The video above comes from ThinkProgress, which runs down Senator Paul’s inflated oil and gas industry employment numbers. But what made me snort was his assertion that American society should “glorify those who make a profit and employ people,” because … Continue reading

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Friday Night Open Thread: David Wong Vs. Rich People

I’ve been a fan of David Wong for nigh-on a decade – in fact, it was that circle of the Internet that taught me all that I know about assembling a horribly misguided comic with the GIMP and my own … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Gas Tax Culture War

John Mica is the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Speaking to the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Tuesday, he defended his austere transportation budget and sprawl-friendly priorities: “anyone who thinks it’s going to get … Continue reading

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