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Servants of the rich
Jeff Faux's new book, The Servant Economy , doesn't exactly bubble with Hope — that politically abused and worn-out word.
That’s our future — unless we change direction
| November 09, 2012
Review: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
The Pruitt-Igoe projects in St. Louis were supposed to be a means for poor farmers and field workers to find big-city opportunities.
On the sabotage of the American dream
| April 06, 2012
Maine's donkey party loves the rich and the poor — but can't protect both
In the current legislative fight over Republican Governor Paul LePage's lust to slash Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) programs because of a $221-million shortfall in its budget, Democrats say over and over that they want to protect the po
| February 17, 2012
Obama’s jobs plan is a step in the right direction
President Barack Obama's September 8 speech outlining his new jobs program — and the tax policies needed to finance it — was a sign of hope.
Notes on class warfare
| September 23, 2011
Where to go with what's in your pocket (or couch, or car)
After about two weeks of being back in school and eating every meal — day after day after day — in the cafeteria, it's going to start sucking. It's actually written in the student handbook.
| September 02, 2011
Review: A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Like cheap knockoffs of designer goods, Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck's excruciating comedy bears a superficial resemblance to the pricey originals it imitates.
Gross and unfunny
| September 02, 2011
Well, this is embarrassing
From somewhere in Mexico ...
| August 12, 2011
Review: The Future
First of all let me confess that I'm a sucker for a cute, sad little kitten, especially one with a bum leg; like little Paw Paw, a miserable shelter stray with renal problems and a tiny cast, whom I found the most appealing character for much of Miranda
Miranda July's shaggy kitten story
| August 05, 2011
Review: Of Gods and Men
Xavier Beauvois co-wrote and directed this thoughtful true story of a small Trappist monastery situated in a poor Algerian Muslim village overrun with fundamentalist mercenaries.
Thoughtful true story about the search for peace and purpose in a chaotic world
| March 18, 2011
Miles for meals
Wiping out hunger in Massachusetts isn't quite as simple as mauling a fistful of cheese puffs and calling it a day.
Marching on Empty Stomachs
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| April 10, 2009
Cleaning up Maine's sleaze
When tourists admire Maine's picturesque waterfronts, they aren't close enough to smell the barrels reeking with rotting lobster bait.
Politicians have left it to the people
| March 18, 2009
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