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The Leonard Lopate Show

Glenn Greenwald on Our Justice System

Monday, December 26, 2011

Glenn Greenwald argues that, over the past four decades, the principle of equality before the law has been replaced with a two-tiered system of justice—the country's political and financial class is virtually immune from prosecution, while the politically powerless are imprisoned with greater ease and in greater numbers than in any other country in the world. With Liberty and Justice for Some reveals the mechanisms that have come to shield the elite from accountability. He shows how the media, both political parties, and the courts have abetted a process that has produced torture, war crimes, domestic spying, and financial fraud.

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The Takeaway

The Downward Mobility of America's Black Middle Class

Friday, November 18, 2011

For many Americans, keeping a foothold in the middle class is very difficult. A recent report by the Economic Mobility Project of the Pew Charitable Trusts finds that a third of Americans who are born in the middle class lose their middle class status as adults. Another Pew study notes that African Americans experience the most downward mobility — almost half of children born to middle income African American families fall to the bottom of the income ladder as adults.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Glenn Greenwald on Our Justice System

Monday, November 07, 2011

Glenn Greenwald argues that, over the past four decades, the principle of equality before the law has been replaced with a two-tiered system of justice—the country's political and financial class is virtually immune from prosecution, while the politically powerless are imprisoned with greater ease and in greater numbers than in any other country in the world. With Liberty and Justice for Some reveals the mechanisms that have come to shield the elite from accountability. He shows how the media, both political parties, and the courts have abetted a process that has produced torture, war crimes, domestic spying, and financial fraud.

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The Takeaway

The State of Marital Unions in the African-American Community

Monday, September 12, 2011

Throughout the course of American history, a lot has been said about marriage in the African-American community. From scientific racism to the Moynihan Report to Tyler Perry, the way we discuss marriage in black America can be difficult and often controversial. The marriage rate has declined for all Americans over the past forty years, but it’s declined much faster in the black community. Why is this?

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Money, Power, and the Egypt Protests

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Give up the romantic notions you have about Egypt becoming a democracy. Seriously, grow up my friends and smell the baklava. The unrest in Egypt isn’t for a democratic government. The unrest in Egypt is spurred by the monied military class which is seeing its wealth shrink globally while all the other operations within the country still move at full tilt. The Suez Canal operations continue unabated this year, but Egypt’s profits on their exports have declined. The Egyptian monied military class (heretofore mentioned as MC’s to give them some Hip-Hop street credibility) wants a facelift. Forget your romantic notions about students and plebians organizing this unrest. That is pure fantasy.

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The Takeaway

Picturing Class in your Workplace

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We've been asking for examples of what signifies class in your life. You sent us great photos from your home life, but now we're asking specifically about your workplace. Look around your desk or office. Tell us what you see that says something about the class that represents you. Then upload a photo to the slideshow.

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The Takeaway

Picturing Class: Voices Behind the Photos

Monday, October 11, 2010

Our photo project about class in your life continues. We hear more of the photographers' stories in their own voices.

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The Takeaway

Picturing Class: The Voices Behind the Photos

Friday, October 08, 2010

Our photo project continues to draw pictures of class in your life. We hear some of the photographers' stories in their own voices.

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The Takeaway

Curating Your 'Class' Photos with Photographer Karen Marshall

Friday, October 01, 2010

All this week, we've talked about class on The Takeaway. And we gave you an assignment: take a photo of something in or around your house that indicates what class you're in. 

You sent us some great photos, which you can see after the jump — and we've asked photographer Karen Marshall to help curate them. Marshall is a documentary photographer. She's on the faculty at the International Center of Photography, where she is a seminar leader in the photojournalism documentary program.

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The Takeaway

'Class' Pictures

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We've been talking about what signifies class to you. And we're collecting your photos.

Look around you. What objects or images represent economic class most to you (middle, working, upper)?

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The Takeaway

Minority Communities and Health Care Reform

Friday, March 12, 2010

Although the campaign for health care reform may be in its final stretch, even reform supporters are having to plan very carefully for how we would pay for the changes, should they happen. 

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