Republicans Now Want You To Have A Photo ID When Using Food Stamps

Republicans in Congress are proposing a new law that would require photo ID in order for recipients of food stamps to use their EBT cards. At first, this looks like another attempt by conservatives to harass the poor and marginalize them like recent voter ID laws have tried to do. Unlike voting, making the argument for […]

The Great Recession Is Over, So Why Are American Workers Still Struggling?

It’s almost a daily occurrence where I’ll hear some conservative complaining about how “Obummer is killing our economy” and how government regulations are killing the jobs market. This is usually combined with a rant about how President Obama is trying to kill off Americans with Ebola, impose Communism, sharia law or whatever else the right-wing […]

Happy International Workers’ Day, Uncle Sam! Sincerely, Civilization

Dear Uncle Sam: Happy International Workers’ Day!  Or May Day, as some say! No, not the kind of plummeting mayday cries you’re accustomed to—what with all your financial crises, your credit default swaps, your 37th World Health Organization ranking (despite your Number 1 expenditure status), and all that Gordon Gekko Fortune 500 Greed-Greed-Greed. Say, damned […]