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Monthly Archives: November 2010
The inability of many working-class families to afford legal services is making the protections of the due process clause of the constitution elusive to a growing segment of American citizens . This is not an abstract theory. It has become … Continue reading
I have to admit that I am somewhat amused at the intellectual poking and prodding being done by pundits–particularly Democrats–as they analyze the results of the November midterm election. It’s as if they’re a gaggle of pathologists standing around a … Continue reading
It’s more than a little frustrating trying to follow Democrats’ analysis of social classes in this country. Most of the time now, there are only two classes – the rich (very precisely defined as those with at least $250,000 in … Continue reading
Reports that 79% of Americans now use the internet should not obscure the needs and problems of those lacking internet access or computer literacy. In today’s information-based economy, internet access and computer literacy are crucial to economic growth at all … Continue reading
The “enthusiasm gap” between Republicans and Democrats widely reported by the national news media in recent weeks is not apparent in the results of the latest on-line public opinion survey conducted by the Center for Working-Class Studies (CWCS) at Youngstown … Continue reading