Still Not Guilty

Citigroup Pays $7 Billion to Settle Sub-Prime Mortgage Crimes by Dominic Rushe Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion on Monday to settle a federal investigation into the toxic mortgage products the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.…

Cop killer memorial erected & removed

JERSEY CITY — A day after a 23-year-old police officer was gunned down in an ambush, mourners erected a makeshift memorial to his killer on a brick wall on Orient Avenue in Jersey City. Officials took down the “cop killer memorial” after disgust…

Lower expectations pave the way for more inequality

NATIONAL — Over the past three years, state legislators across the country have launched an unprecedented series of initiatives aimed at lowering labor standards, weakening unions, and eroding workplace protections for both union and non-union workers. Such legislation emanates not from…

The Rise of the Non-Working Rich

by Robert B. Reich In a new Pew poll, more than three quarters of self-described conservatives believe “poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything.” In reality, most of America’s poor work hard, often…