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President Obama gave the best economic speech of his presidency and you probably missed it

TweetYesterday, President Obama gave what will likely go down as one of the best speeches of his presidency and you probably missed it because you were out living life, working hard, and making magic happen. President Obama is finally on offense with regards to Obamacare, after months of the breathless, “The Web site is broken!” [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Coming Up Short

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post from Madeleine Schwartz. Madeleine is a  freelance writer who has written for The Believer, Dissent Magazine, and The New Inquiry, among other publications. To read most pieces on Millennials, you would think that everyone born between 1981 and 2000 was white, wealthy, and facing a wonderful world of [...]
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Washington D.C. tries to stop Wal-Mart from ruining its city

TweetWal-Mart’s plot for world domination  has hit a snag, as its plan to open six of its low-price, low-wage, high-exploitation retail stores in the nation’s capital is meeting resistance from local lawmakers. The D.C. Council introduced a bill that would, according to The Washington Post, require  ”retailers with corporate sales of $1 billion or more and [...]
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Chart of the Day: Only 30 percent of new jobs have gone to women

Tweet According to these NYT charts, of the 5.3 million jobs added during the economic recovery over the last few years, only 30 percent of them went to women. In part, that’s because more jobs held by men were lost in the recession (remember the endless talk about the “hecession“?) But, Pat Garfola notes at ThinkProgress, “austerity [...]
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Women veterans’ battle with unemployment goes unnoticed

TweetMedia Matter’s Lisa Reed connects a couple of dots from last night’s debate as the economy took a complementary role to the foreign policy discussion. Particularly, a close examination of the challenges women veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan face in this economic climate. And while the state of veteran affairs continues to have a male [...]
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